February 2011 Blog Posts (19)

The Decorative Recycling Artist, By Lynn Jan Shehee



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"Help Save Our Planet" Check out the various useful items made from recycled household stuff. Converting waste materials into products of a higher environmental value.  By Lynn Jan… Continue

Added by Ivory Shehee on February 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

A Retrospective Against GOP Revisionism

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree



A Retrospective Against GOP Revisionism
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 27, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Sunday! Conversation on African American artists in LA

A Conversation with



Dominique Moody & Paul von Blum

Presented by Eso Won Books and Folk Art Everywhere

 

Sunday, February 27

2:00 – 3:30pm

At Eso Won Books

4331 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles CA…
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Added by Heidi Zeller on February 25, 2011 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

FREE FRAUD WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD!



Get informed on protecting your assets against scams. Attend this FREE event and learn how to safeguard your money, home, identity from fraud and scams. Speakers will be presenting on the following subjects Foreclosure Fraud, Identity Theft, Tax Preparation Scams, Social Security and other prevalent scams.



Seniors are prime targets for financial scams and frauds because they often have a “nest egg,” own their home, have excellent credit, and…

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Added by All Peoples Community Center on February 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Parks v. Hogan-Rowles for the 8th District Los Angeles City Council Seat - for Leimert Park, Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, West Adams & more

As many of you know, Tuesday March 8th is election day for the 8th district, which includes the communities of  Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, Leimert Park, West Adams, Jefferson Park, Chesterfield Square and other areas of South Los Angeles.

 

In addition to several important ballot measures on the budget, there is our local council race. I don't believe in endorsements - it's your responsibility to make up your own mind.

 

Here are some useful stories you should read…

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Added by enhager on February 21, 2011 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Pan African Film Festival - Movie Review: "Leimert Park Voices"

It all started on Facebook, with an invitation, then at the box office, then in the lobby and at last in the warmth of the movie theater. It was like a family reunion. I walked into the theater and saw friends who I hadn’t seen in years.

         I made my way to my seat, and then, just before the movie started, the Directors/Producers were making their way down the isle when Paul Calderon (Co-Producer, Co-Director, Editor) spotted me and stopped to remind Alan Swyer (Co-Producer,…

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Added by Stevie Mack on February 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

STEVIE MACK RADIO - Guest: Chris Floyd - CEO/Executive Director LAOIC

 

Listen to the archive of this show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/comediansteviemack/2011/02/17/stevie-mack-radio

 

Guest: Chris Floyd is the CEO/Executive Director of LAOIC. Los Angeles OIC is an…

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Added by Stevie Mack on February 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Is Our Competitive Spirit Helping or Hurting America?

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

We accept a lot of so-called truisms simply because we've been told that they're true all of our lives. Take competition for example. From the day we start school most Americans are taught that our competitive spirit is what… Continue

Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 18, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Parents working to improve schools in Compton

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.""

Here's…

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Added by Shelley Wenk on February 15, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Taylor Griffin Galloway, Family Mourn Loss of young girl killed in Tragic Accidient in front of Dorsey High School



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Taylor Griffin Galloway had just arrived at school when she was struck by her own mother vehicle. It happened around 7:40am Thursday on Farmdale Ave. According to police, Talyor got out of her mother's car and then stepped in front of the vehicle as she prepared to cross the street, at the same time, her mother was looking over her shoulder… Continue

Added by Ivory Shehee on February 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Jazz artist Rachel Farrell and R&B singer Ledisi at Crenshaw Plaza

 

Leimert Park Beat photographer L. Watts was there for the show at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza featuring acclaimed contemporary jazz artist, Rachelle Ferrell and GRAMMY nominated R&B/Soul artist Ledisi at the outdoor stage. 

 

From Jason Lombard of BHCP:

ABOUT Rachelle Ferrell

Pennsylvania native Rachelle Ferrell’s music career began at age six, which many speculate contributed to the “development of…

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Added by enhager on February 11, 2011 at 11:47pm — No Comments

The Corpo-Political Scamming of America

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE



The Corpo-Political Scamming of America
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Confirmed: Fresh And Easy Plans to Open Second Store on Crenshaw; Breaks Ground at Jefferson (see comments)

Via Curbed LA: Thursday, February 10, 2011, by Dakota Smith
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Added by flygyrl72 on February 10, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

The Old-School Hipster

POETIC
BEBOP FOR LATTER-DAY BEATNIKS…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 9, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Stolen car filled with fireworks taken care of by LAPD; Helicopter noise brought to you by KTLA

 



I just talked to the LAPD for an update on the incident near West Vernon and 9th avenues - stolen car - illegally parked - reported by a good vigilant neighbor - fireworks found. Surrounding homes evacuated for a few hours in case the fireworks were bombs. All clear.

 

We were awakened by helicopters around 6 a.m. so I called 213-485-2600 (LAPD chopper…

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Added by enhager on February 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

In President Obama's Own Words, the U.S. Postal Service is Guilty of Human Rights Abuse

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

 

In President Obama's Own Words, the U.S. Postal Service is Guilty of Human Rights Abuse
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Marlton Square/Santa Barbara Plaza takes step toward redevelopment, Councilman Bernard Parks says

Councilman Bernard Parks tweeted and held a press conference claiming that "Demolition to Begin Shortly" but offered few specifics and no time line. Parks held a press at the Buckingham Place senior apartments saying that "Marlton Square has emerged from bankruptcy, with a final settlement reached on December 29th.



In his Twitlonger post, Parks states that Commercial…

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Added by enhager on February 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Father's Pride

 

Raising Your Children is the Most Important thing You Do in this Life

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 4, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

POPPY’S DREAM

 

POPPY’S DREAM

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Well, Taylor,

Well, Trey,…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 3, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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