September 2012 Blog Posts (16)

The Economist: Comments by Eric Wattree

The Economist

Comments by Eric Wattree

Sep 28th, 14:30


Do you…


Added by Eric L. Wattree on September 29, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Walmart unveiled - remodeled store to add 25 jobs

The Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza Walmart first opened January 2003 to acnhor the Caldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The store was known as the art deco Walmart because it preserved some of the historic elements of the Broadway that was once there, like the spire.
Many interior details also were reminiscent of the 1940s. The remodels was necessary to compete as Target remodeled on La Cienega, adding a grocery store component, Fresh and easy is immennt on Adams and Crenshaw and…

Added by enhager on September 25, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

Tree Cutting on the "Shaw"

hey, everybody... it was great talking with Jackie about this issue... the city never wrote an EIR... the district attorney has his reasons... will they hold up under review by the state ceqa board?... because i'm filing a complaint to them... meanwhile, please show up monday everybody to protest the further cutting... we stopped them friday... they said they were returning monday... and showed up on saturday, naturally!... this action is an act of environmental racism... they would never…


Added by Alan Shrake on September 22, 2012 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Trader Joe's On Crenshaw and Rodeo?

Hi Folks...I just received this email from our new Field Deputy from Council District 10.  I hope that you all will take a moment to express your interest in having a TRADER JOE'S IN OUR COMMUNITY. Please support!!!!

Much Love,



Dear Community Leader,

Trader Joe's has expressed an interest in coming to Crenshaw Blvd.  at Rodeo with…


Added by Heather Lee Presha on September 20, 2012 at 7:37pm — 4 Comments

Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!

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 (…


Added by Shelley Wenk on September 20, 2012 at 4:22pm — 7 Comments

It’s Time to Boycott Tavis,West, and All Black-on-Black Racists

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

It’s Time to Boycott Tavis,West, and All Black-on-Black Racists

Added by Eric L. Wattree on September 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

California Science Center agrees to replace 4 for 1 trees along Space Shuttle route

The California Science Center has agreed to replant four trees for every one felled along the Space Shuttle Endeavor route next month, just one in a long list of concessions won by the Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council and its president Lark Galloway Gilliam.

Along the route that runs through Inglewood, up Crenshaw then east on King Blvd. to Expo Park, 760 trees will be planted, according to…


Added by enhager on September 18, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Shuttle meeting at City Hall Monday

The Los Angles City Board of Public Works will take up the Shuttle Parade debate on Monday Sept. 17. Click for AGENDA, The 9:30 a.m. meeting is at Edward R. Roybal BPW Session Room, Room 350,  City Hall, 200 North Spring Street.

The California Science Center will move the space shuttle Endeavour from LAX to Expo Park up Crenshaw then east on MLK. Hundreds of trees will be…


Added by enhager on September 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Albertson's at La Brea/Rodeo closing...

Hey Folks...just wanted to share this news with you.  I believe they are closing the Albertsons on LaBrea and Rodeo...not the one on Crenshaw. Still waiting for confirmation on that. …


Added by Heather Lee Presha on September 10, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments


Youth participating in Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM), an initiative in South Los Angeles created by the California Community Foundation (CCF), enjoyed back-to-school shopping with the support of JCPenney.  The retailer donated $50 gift cards to 30 BLOOM youth to ensure they are dressed for success this school year.


BLOOM is a partnership between CCF, community-based organizations in South L.A., and a growing network of other supporters such…


Added by Terri Dixon on September 6, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Leimert Park takes on the Space Shuttle parade; attend Thursday's meetings

At a meeting a few months ago, residents somewhat seriously suggested they would lie down in front of the space shuttle to keep it from going through Leimert Park. Some one said the streets were already messed up (to put in new sewers and for resurfacing projects) and another said there was already too much construction (to bring the nearly billion dollar light rail to our neighborhood).

But it sounds like we are on the right path to get to see history and to save as many trees as…


Added by enhager on September 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments


During this epic election year, the California African American Museum (CAAM) is pleased to present the second installment of a three-part series entitled Black Politics - Past, Present and Future: The Vote/Why Vote? on Saturday, September 8, 2012, starting at 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park. 


Carolyn Webb…


Added by Terri Dixon on September 5, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Crenshaw Boulevard slated to lose all trees down the center divider

The list for all the trees slated for the Space Shuttle travel is located here:

  • Every tree down the center of Crenshaw Blvd is slated for removal.
  • Trees will be replaced 2:1, with smaller, non-mature trees to ensure they will survive through the first 5 years after replanting.
  • DWP will be lifting power lines.  DWP is promising no loss of power during the weeks preceding the Shuttle move.  SoCal Edison…

Added by Yvonne Ellett on September 4, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Why Americans Could Lose in November...

In 2004, at the sweet and naive age of 24, I committed myself to registering voters and educating co-workers, family members, friends, and neighbors about the upcoming election. Not only did I believe it was my duty to inform my peers about Candidate John Kerry's policies, but I found it equally as important to share information about the political decisions that are often the most neglected, yet have the strongest impact on our daily life: Our state and city elections and propositions. My…


Added by Thea Monyee on September 2, 2012 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

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