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Go Metro to the “Eat, Shop, Play Fest” in Leimert Park on Saturday, March 21

Metro is inviting the public to spend a Saturday in the park -- Leimert Park -- March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to enjoy live music, delicious food and fun activities at the Eat, Shop, Play community festival in Leimert Park Village. Not only will it be fun, it will be an opportunity to support local businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

At the festival, project-area merchants will display and sell their wares, making it easy for us to help others…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on March 19, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

CAAM CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH AND HOSTS DISCUSSION WITH EDWARD LEWIS--CO FOUNDER OF ESSENCE

A Discussion with Ed Lewis, Co-founder of ESSENCE Magazine will discuss why he and three other men wanted to give black women a “voice,” and to depict their various facets of beauty, intelligence and passions.  He will share the unique journey of founding Essence and his take on the modern “Beauty Culture” as it relates to black women.  The program will be moderated by Kathleen McGhee Anderson, pioneering writer of television, stage and film.  RSVP at 213.744.2024. CAAM exhibitions…

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Added by Terri Dixon on March 15, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Road detours to accommodate excavation, decking of second Crenshaw/LAX underground light-rail station to begin March 15



The Crenshaw/MLK station -- the second underground station to be built for the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail project--, will begin excavation and decking operations at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 15, requiring full closure of Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on March 9, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 "MoM Ridaz" Bicycle Club (Echo Park)

We are pleased to announce the release of ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 featuring the "MoM Ridaz" bicycle club in Echo Park. PLUS: Extensive Interview w/ Watchyatone + Q&A w/ McSteezy + Scribes One Album Review + Rinnegan's 'Tips to Avoid the Domino Effect' and what it does to your mix + Local Artists leverage exposure through participation in community outreach + From a Local Artist's…

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Added by Pasadena Music Scene on March 13, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

311 swarm: Community celebration and Jefferson Blvd. clean up on Saturday



Let’s celebrate our community, meet some neighbors and clean up Jefferson Boulevard this Saturday.

The neighborhood council for that area, NANDC, is focusing on the stretch from Vermont to Western and has enlisted local partners to help transform this main boulevard.

We’re also providing lunch from Earlez Grille.

I’m on the executive board of NANDC and we…

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Added by enhager on March 6, 2015 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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Added by enhager on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Crenshaw/LAX construction update includes flurry of activities

Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line entered February with a flurry of activities involving tree removal, closure of a parking lot, soil boring, vibration testing, utility relocation, concrete recycling and more excavation at a variety of locations.

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is now in the process of clearing away trees previously identified and…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 20, 2015 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Young Voices at CAAM--High School Symposium: Vote for your life!

100 high school students will spend the day at CAAM- touring the exhibits, making connections and discussing how the power to vote is integral to the maintenance of our civil liberties. For more information contact ewoodson@caamuseum.org.

Added by Terri Dixon on February 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Officials visit new Business Solution Center for merchants impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Line construction

Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.-Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, along with Metro Board members Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts today toured Metro’s recently opened Business Solution Center to help businesses impacted by…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 11, 2015 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Affordable Dance Classes for the Youth in Leimert Park!

Ms. Genell can keep those kids ACTIVE and ENGAGED!!! Give her a call for all the details: 818.445.6321…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on February 7, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on February 6, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Dubber - Cleaning Up The Dirty South

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Colored People® Network Presents: The Dubber

In the tradition of the…

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Added by ColoredPeople.net on January 26, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue23 "Meet Mya Vat"

Added by Pasadena Music Scene on January 15, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

From a kitchen table in Leimert Park - There's a lot going on (with or without you)



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Today is the Empowerment Congress. Wait - don't tune out yet. 

Thousands of people from our area attend to learn about how Los Angeles runs - AND WHO RUNS LOS ANGELES. 

What I'm trying to say is that this is a special opportunity to get to…

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Added by enhager on January 17, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Clean up Leimert Park...

I hope you'll join me there!…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on January 15, 2015 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Decking for future Crenshaw/Expo Station completed and Crenshaw Boulevard is open in both directions

Traffic on Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards returned to normal this past weekend after Metro on Saturday completed the decking operation for the future Crenshaw/Expo underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line light rail project.

Two lanes of traffic are open in both directions on Crenshaw and on…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on January 12, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Eso Won Books



Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make the neighborhood bit difficult to navigate. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting. Plus, supporting local Crenshaw businesses will give you a chance to win some cash!

Some…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on January 9, 2015 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

Start a new career as a Teacher – Apply Today

Start a new career as a Teacher – Apply Today

Happy New Year! Are you looking for a new career? I am currently recruiting to fill 50 teacher positions in Los Angeles – No Experience needed!  Follow the link to attend an upcoming Information Session to learn more details on how you can start making an immediate difference in your community.  

-          Receive $35,000 (up to) living stipend (first year)

-          Teacher…

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Added by LaMar S. Brown on January 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Post & Beam

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Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make Crenshaw north of Stocker Street a bit difficult to navigate. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 29, 2014 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

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Amma Sri Karunamayi 2015 Los Angeles Tour at Two Locations

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Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library Book Sale

We offer a wide variety of used books for adults, teens, and children.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library.





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South LA Neighborhood Selected as the 2015 Emergency Plan / Full Scale Exercise Recipient!March 23, 2015EMD is excited to announce that the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) has been selected as the partner NC for our 2015 program.  Together, we will develop a 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Emergency Plan for their area and conduct a full scale neighborhood exercise to test that plan!  Stay tuned for details and congratulations to the UNNC! …See More
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DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO DINNER - BOOK BY DR. ERIC J. CHAMBERS - (Illustration by Andre Harris)

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Liemert Park ART Walk 2-22-2015 A JazzZone Musical Experience with Percussion Artist Thaddeus Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble in front of the Vision Theater — with Thaddeus P. Gallizzi at Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.

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At-Risk Fathers Investment Request for Information - First 5 LA

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Cut Down on Plastic Pollution a Sip at a Time: 'No Straw, Please'

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A tribute show in Leimert Park Village for the original king of Rock n' Roll Johnny Otis

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The New Johnny Otis All-Stars LIVE @ BMPAC 2015 Concert Series! (Sundays 3/29, 6/28, 9/27, & 12/27)

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Annual Fundraiser Douglas Micheal Fuller Foundation for Research for Neuroblastoma A Childhood Cancer at 120th and Crenshaw at Park and Ride lot Los Angeles,CA

May 16, 2015 from 8am to 5:30pm
 This our annual trip to Viejas Casino and Outlets. Please join us for a little trip to Viejas..gamble and shop til you drop to benefit Childhood Cancer Research!! The trip takes off from the Park and Ride at 120th and Crenshaw Blvd (west side of the street) at 8 AM on May 16th and returns at 5:30 PM. the cost is small at $21.00 per person but the benefit is tax deductible and a great support to an important program!!  Further information is available from Raquel Fuller-Green at 323 755-2315.…See More
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Shoes for the Homeless 3rd annual charity benefit

Shoes for the Homeless, Inc., a Culver City based nonprofit, is holding its 3rd annual benefit on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wende Museum located at 5741 Buckingham Parkway in Culver City. We are honoring Justin Jampol, founder of the Wende Museum.…





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