Shelley Wenk
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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Jefferson Park.
Who referred you?
Found you on the internet via Google search!
Last song I heard or I sang:
Oooh Child
Profession:
New Media Communications Consultant
My Leimert Park Secret:
Have lived in Jefferson Park for almost 8 years and have never gone out on the town of Leimert Park. I can't believe it! Soon to be rectified!
Hometown:
Seattle
Block Club:
Have one, but haven't attended

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Journalist Kevin Weston looking for bone marrow donor

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 4:11pm 2 Comments

I was really moved by this article I saw about African America journalist Kevin Weston's fight for his life. A new father who works for New America Media in Oakland, Mr. Weston was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, and requires a bone marrow transplant. His time is very limited (doctors originally gave him 2 weeks to live) and his only chance is to find a matching donor.

The article says "Marrow matches are ethnically based and depend on one’s genetic makeup. Weston is African…

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Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 4:22pm 7 Comments

Trader Joe's Wants to Know if We Want a Store in Our Neighborhood

Sylvia Lacy from Herb Wesson's office contacted my neighbor, Norman Gilmore to let him know that Trader Joe's has expressed interest in putting in a store at Crenshaw & Rodeo. (Ralph's will be leaving that location when redevelopment starts, and isn't planning to come back.)

Norman is the Secretary on United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (…

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Thunder Soul at the Rave a Must See

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

Last weekend my family went to see THUNDER SOUL.  Presented by Jamie Foxx, this joyful movie follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

 

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Parents working to improve schools in Compton

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

If you're interested in education reform in our area, this editorial in the LA Times is informative"

"Marlene Romero watched with growing anxiety as her 8-year-old son suffered through third grade at McKinley Elementary School in Compton. She was unhappy with his progress and felt trapped at a failing school. Then, taking advantage of a state law that allows parents to band together and demand change, she signed a petition: "I did it for a better education for my son.""

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