October 2011 Blog Posts (23)

Healthy 'Hoods: Obesity is a problem in Los Angeles, but South LA suffers more

“Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.”

That quote should read like a public health bombshell, yet it’s not even news anymore. It was the opening line of a study published in “Science” magazine back in 1998. The authors, James O. Hill of the University of Colorado and J.C. Peters of Procter and…


Added by enhager on October 31, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Post your Halloween pictures on Leimert Park Beat

Fr the past two years, I've taken pictures of the kids that come to my house on Sutro for Trick or Treat. It's a collection I'm proud of and plan to continue. Please take pictures of your tricker or treaters and your costumes and post them on LeimertParkBeat.com

Find more photos like this on Leimert Park…


Added by enhager on October 31, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Doo-Wop Lovers! Colored People® Network Presents...The Silhouettes

                  Colored People® Network Presents...The Silhouettes


The… Continue

Added by ColoredPeople.net on October 29, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

For the kids: $5 haircuts and free backpacks filled with candy at Where 2 Unwind on Vernon

$5 haircuts, free backpacks w/ candy, and food to all kids ages 17 and under this Sunday Oct. 30 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Where 2 Unwind
3027 W. Vernon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90008
Located Next Door To On A Mission, Inc.
For More Info: (323) 298-4779

In association with On A Mission, Inc. and Councilman Bernard Parks

Added by enhager on October 27, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Autumn Arpeggios at Jazz at the A Frame

A tastefully superb selection of untainted Jazz with spirit, soul, and the Blues

The remarkable advantage about going to the "A Frame" is you're…


Added by Kim Vinson on October 25, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

Crenshaw Light Rail meeting on Saturday

Added by enhager on October 19, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Urban Nature Week kicked off with a hike at Leimert Park Beat at Kenny Hahn Recreation Area

Via hike co-sponsor The Children's Nature Institute:

Urban Nature Week is a series of events whose goal is to re-vitalize nature's presence in urban, often under-served, neighborhoods.

Did you know LA has the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city…


Added by enhager on October 18, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

King Memorial Dedication in Washington, D.C.

Leimert Park Beat member L. Watts made it to the capitol for the original date for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial that was canceled because of the hurricane.


The ceremony was finally held this last weekend - really decades late!

Find more photos like this on Leimert Park…


Added by enhager on October 17, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Kenneth Hahn nature walk

Had a wonderful day with some great folks !!!!! looking forward to the next outing.


Vince W

Added by Vincent Washington on October 17, 2011 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

A Taste Of Soul: We're More Than Catfish, Chicken and Cobbler...Aren't We?

I had the opportunity to attend the Taste of Soul yesterday and it was buzzing and beautiful!  With my 2-year old strapped to my chest, Kingston and I took in the sights, sounds and tantalizing aromas of the event.

The usual vendors were "in the house" but because I do not eat meat, I kept searching for that one lone tent for us Herbivore's.  You guessed it, there was none.

I was however, handed flyers promoting "wonder" pills that could magically treat prostate cancer, high…


Added by Cory Tyler on October 16, 2011 at 6:54am — 4 Comments

A Tribute to a TASTE of SOUL



Dear Family * Friends * Neighbors

I submitt this production to Honor the Memory and the Dedication Ceremony of Dr Martin Luther King Jr this coming Sunday - 16th Oct 2011 - *.* Sounded like a Great SoundTrack to me for this Occasion and should be adopted by the #occupywallstreet Movement.


Over this past four weeks there have been some stunning events taking place on the ground here in…


Added by AJea L on October 14, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Thunder Soul at the Rave a Must See

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.


This is an…


Added by Shelley Wenk on October 12, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments

It’s time for President Obama to Clearly Define himself



It’s time for President Obama to Clearly Define himself

The spontaneous demonstrations that are taking place on Wall… Continue

Added by Eric L. Wattree on October 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Be a Leader in your Community....

Added by Heather Lee Presha on October 12, 2011 at 6:58am — No Comments

Ciclavia a celebration of our city; Historic 2011 route goes from South Los Angeles to OccupyLA

Ciclavia is a celebration of our city.


The Ciclavia in October 2011 marked an historic day in Los Angeles - the bike festival that turns Los Angeles ito a Giant Park Playgound - dipped its toe into our neighborhood.

They created a spur that took riders from center city at 7th and Hope (or thereabouts) to the African American Firefighter Museum on Alameda. Next time we must convince Ciclavia to get  a little bit closer now. Other areas - such as the San Fernando…


Added by enhager on October 12, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Herman Cain: Black People Are Brainwashed? Please!

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Herman Cain: Black People Are Brainwashed? Please!


Added by Eric L. Wattree on October 11, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Smiley&West Support OccupyLA



Into every life some rain must fall. But, FTR, we are not standing in a rain puddle. Its piss and it stinks to the High Heaven. Time for the Tables of the Money Changers to be Overturned, again! #occupywallstreet #occupyLA #occupytogether and http://www.getmoneyout.com




Added by AJea L on October 9, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

Power of Green and Leimert Park at Occupy LA; Live broadcast today

Teri Adaju and about 30 people from Leimert Park will be giving  a demonstration on how to live off the grid by creating your own solar power. The workshop will be at OccupyLA at City Hall around 2 pm. and will be broadcast live nationally.


OccupyLA is part of OccupyWallStreet, which is calling for more accountability and more equity.



Added by enhager on October 9, 2011 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

Best Tacos in the City - right here in Leimert Park

World Wide Tacos: Soul Food Worth the Wait * They now take your number and call when your orders ready


Added by enhager on October 6, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Ciclavia expands to South LA; Closing the streets for bike riding

 We'll meet you at Mercado La Paloma on Sunday!


Trust South LA is organizing two rides from South LA! Meet at Mercado LA Paloma (3655 S. Grand Ave, 90007) at 7:30 am and riding at 8:15 am and the second at…


Added by enhager on October 4, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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