February 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Re-Districting Update... Could Leimert Park Lose Our Economic Engine?

From Councilman Bernard Parks email:

Dear Friends,

Today, Council President Herb Wesson…


Added by AJea L on February 29, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Dr. Boyce Watkins Announces His Withdrawal from Cornel West Controversy

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree
Dr. Boyce Watkins Announces His Withdrawal from Cornel West Controversy

Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 29, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Leimert Park representer releases his debut free album

After releasing his first two singles "She Knows" and & "The Cool Table (Single), The Leimert Park All-Star and J.G.O. headman releases his debut full length free album, "The Cool Table." An 11 song album with assistance from one other artist, "Jet 2,"…


Added by Erwin Johnson on February 27, 2012 at 9:32pm — No Comments

CeaseFire Project

CeaseFire: A public health approach to public safety

CeaseFire is a unique, interdisciplinary, public health approach to violence prevention. We maintain that violence is a learned behavior that can be prevented using disease control methods. Using proven public health techniques, the model prevents violence through a three-prong…


Added by AJea L on February 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Hood Rat

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree…


Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Councilman Parks "Is Pissed"...

This is Councilmember Parks' News Letter release - Re: Redistricting Hearing

Dear Constituent,

I'm pissed, and, you should be to.

I'm sure many of you have never heard me use such strong language, as…


Added by AJea L on February 24, 2012 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Hulon Crayton – Smooth Jazz Tenor Sax

Colored People® Network Presents... Hulon

Hulon released his debut release, First Impressions, via Premier Musique Group (owned by his son, Hulon E. Crayton II) in 2010.

Hulon Crayton - Smooth Jazz Tenor…


Added by ColoredPeople.net on February 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

EsoWon asks neighbors to help them move on up the street

On March 1, EsoWon is moving about 10 feet north on Degnan Blvd. to a smaller store, just one store away from where they are now. 

"We are excited about the move," owner Jamses Fugate said. "It's less space and cheaper rent. This move will help us greatly."

Fugate asks the community to help - stop by and make an offer and he'll put you to work.

Added by enhager on February 23, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, and Boyce Watkins: The Treacherous Trio

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, and Boyce Watkins: The Treacherous Trio

Added by Eric L. Wattree on February 23, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Request for Vintage Photos in Leimert Park

Hi Everyone,

I am working on a documentary at USC about life in Leimert Park and am currently looking for photos of the community from past eras - 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, and beyond.

If you have any photos (or video) that you would be willing to share, please contact me at webster.loria@gmail.com

Thanks in advance!


Added by Lori Webster on February 22, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

STEVIE MACK RADIO - Celebrates 600th Show

STEVIE MACK RADIO - 600th Show Celebration 

Celebrating our 600th show on the air! Listen to the fun filled hilarious party as we look ahead to keep Stepping into tomorrow today!

Comedian Stevie Mack is the Writer/Host of the number one online comedy talk show!

Discussing all the hot button issues…


Added by Stevie Mack on February 22, 2012 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

The Leimert Park Original keeps it going with his 2nd single

     Jamaal continues his march to his album "The Cool Table" with his second single, the title song, "The Cool Table" produced by local Los Angeles budding producers "Beat4Clothes. Jamaal's free album, "The Cool Table" releases February 28th, 2012.

Jamaal - "The Cool Table" (Single)…

Added by Erwin Johnson on February 15, 2012 at 8:28pm — No Comments

4 Homes Under $275k!!

Hey Folks...

I found 4 homes available in Leimert Park for less than $275,000. Amazing!!! 


Buying a home has never been more affordable.  At these prices, your monthly mortgage will be less expensive than if you rented a home in this neighborhood.


Go out and get pre-approved tomorrow!!  Don't be afraid to have your credit pulled.  If it's bad, then find out what you need to do to fix it.  Without a plan, the dream will never come to life.  You CAN live…


Added by Heather Lee Presha on February 14, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Winning the Title

Hello Leimert Park Beat!

I wanted to give you a blog update on my pageant win from Miss West Coast Black Globe to Ms. Black Globe International 2012! The competition was in the beautiful Nassau, Bahamas in February in celebration of Black History Month. It was an honor and pleasure to represent the three states; California, Oregon and…


Added by Lisa Tatum on February 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Divinely Defined

Added by AJea L on February 10, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Own your park - some TLC for Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Have you heard about this budget crisis? Well everybody is doing what they can to get us through these tough times, but there have been lots of cutbacks. Maybe you've noticed. Unfortunately it's expensive to fix potholes and sidewalks yourself. Still we should step up - because ultimately taking care of your community ... well you are taking care of…

Added by enhager on February 10, 2012 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Leimert Park artist releases his first single "She Knows"

The Leimert Park area has been revered for years for its musical excellence. Dating back to the 1960's and on, it has been an epicenter for great jazz musicianship and fantastic poetry.

     Recently, over the past four years or so, we have seen a  birth of Hip-Hop in the Leimert Park music scene due in large part to the rise of Hip-Hop Artist and Leimert Park native 27 year old, Dom Kennedy. Dom Kennedy has risen to national prominence over the past year and has shed a new light on…


Added by Erwin Johnson on February 9, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Learn how to get a grocery store in your neighborhood

Added by enhager on February 6, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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