July 2012 Blog Posts (14)

Get the Truth about the Crime Rates...

When people think of moving to any neighborhood, one of the first things they do is go online to get the crime statistics for that area.

I'd say the best way to really know what's happening is to ask a police officer who's actually on the front line everyday and can really break it down for you.…


Added by Heather Lee Presha on July 31, 2012 at 4:49pm — 5 Comments

Coffee with the Cops and our own SLO Sunny Sasajima

Senior Lead Office Sunny Sasajima, LAPD Southwest Division
is hosting "Coffee with Cops" at the historic Starbuck's on Coliseum and Crenshaw.
The opportunity to meet the officers who patrol your neighborhood is 10 a.m.Tuesday, July 31.

Sunny Sasajima, Police Officer III+I
Senior Lead Officer
Southwest Area
(213) 847-5800 Office
(323) 387-9618 Cell




Added by enhager on July 28, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments


The California African American Museum (CAAM) invites the community, tourists, dancers, skaters and those seeking a good time to join in the celebration of community diversity during Target Sundays at CAAM: Summer Sizzle with Salsa and Soul.  Taking place Sunday, August 5, 2012, from 1– 4 p.m., at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, the event will be co-hosted by Showtime at the Apollo’s legendary host, Kiki Shepard.  …


Added by Terri Dixon on July 27, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Cherrywood Leimert Park Block Club BBQ July 2012

Neighbors, Friend and Family all gathered for a fun time on Saturday. Not only did we get to meet our neighbors, but we also enjoyed a delicious BBQ lunch that included pot luck green beans, green salads, potato salad, mac and cheese, etc, along with delicious cakes and drinks. The Children's Corner featured a face painter and the kids all had a good time playing games…


Added by Paula Lauren Gibson on July 21, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Leimert Park's resident hip hop genius Verbs at LACMA tonite

Let me introduce to you one of the treasures of the Los Angeles community and part of the family of Leimert Park: Verbs.

This youngster has made quite an underground impact with his rhymes and his eclectic music tastes. I love his honest and often humorous takes on life in LA, taking public transportation, new found feelings of commitment and the challenges of growing up today, which he lays over smooth beats and sometimes a live band.

But I've gotten…


Added by enhager on July 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Reflections on the Stanley Crouch, Mtume Debate on Modern Jazz

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Reflections on the Stanley Crouch, Mtume Debate on Modern Jazz

Added by Eric L. Wattree on July 17, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Feel the fear & do it anyway...BUY A HOME!!!

Heather Presha, Realtor

Hi Guys!

Recently I've had a…


Added by Heather Lee Presha on July 15, 2012 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Presenting Ms Rita Edmond - The Contemporary Face of True Jazz Royalty

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Presenting Ms Rita Edmond - The Contemporary Face of True Jazz Royalty

Added by Eric L. Wattree on July 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

BBC Worldwide Documentary looking for participants - offering 4 months free relationship therapy

BBC Worldwide is preparing a documentary on relationship counselling and looking to find participants who might be interested in 3-4 months of free relationship therapy with a highly regarded relationship expert in the Los Angeles area. The sessions would take place in a supportive and caring environment - no cameras, just with audio recorded and the anonymity of the participants would be maintained throughout. This is a thoughtful and serious documentary - in no way 'reality' - at the end…


Added by Tessa Gogol on July 14, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Black Is Back Coalition National Conference

The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations holds a national conference in Newark, New Jersey, August 18. “We will examine the role of elections in this society, the

role of money in elections, and the question of how, or whether, Black people should be involved,” said Black Is Back chairman Omali Yeshitela. “The idea of voting simply for the sake of voting is not something that any rational person”…


Added by AJea L on July 11, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

KCET.org 'Arrival Stories' Series Features Pair Who Met in Leimert Park; More Stories Sought For Weekly Column About How People -- Or Their Families Before Them -- Wound Up Living in L.A.

Virgil Covington was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. His grandparents on his mothers' side were sharecroppers. They had a farm along the old railroad line between New Orleans and Houston. They had sixteen children, all except for two born to a midwife.

Virgil's parents lived in L.A. but moved back to Louisiana to be closer to family just prior to his birth. Soon enough, the family moved back west and Virgil grew up and came of age in Inglewood.

Michelle Covington was born in San…


Added by Jeremy Rosenberg on July 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Found a dog

Did anyone lose their dog? A dog showed up at our house the week just before the 4th when people were already setting off fireworks. He looks like a doberman/weimariner mix. Sweet. No tags or chip.

Added by Celeste Howe on July 8, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Fourth of July celebrations in Leimert Park

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza - BHCP Live! concert at 6:30pm and the Fireworks Spectacular at 9pm. It's Free!

The Annual Eighth District Celebration of the 4th of July takes place in Leimert Park. Jazz is the featured music plus Vendors and Food.

EsoWon will be open from 12-5 with a Special One Day Sale, at least 10% off on how purchases.  Plus A Very Special Used CD Sale, more of James Fugate's supreme collection will be…


Added by enhager on July 4, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Fireworks in Los Angeles and Leimert Park *updated

Celebrate the 4th of July at the LA Coliseum

The 10th annual Los Angeles Coliseum show begins at 9 p.m. on the east lawn.

Kids' activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. and music and giveaways from KJLH radio will start at 3 p.m.

Free parking at the King and Hoover entrance to the Coliseum.

*This just in (thanks to James Lee Walker):

There is a live musical performance in the plaza in front of the Rave 15 with seating opening at 5 PM. the…


Added by enhager on July 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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