November 2011 Blog Posts (19)

Live from Occupy LA

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Added by enhager on November 29, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment


Just sending a "RAVE" to the Rave Cinema chain for bringing a first class movie experience to Baldwin Hills. My wife and I are Seniors and we go regularly to the matinees at $4.50....can't beat that with a stick as the ol' folks used to say.:-) I don't know about the evening and nightime crowds, but we have had absolutely no problems with noise or rowdiness during the movies we watched. I appreciate the pricing for students as well as for us seniors. Any other OPINIONS OUT THERE??? Let me…


Added by Bob Thomas on November 28, 2011 at 5:50pm — 3 Comments

Tyra Banks signs new book "Modelland" at EsoWon Books


Join EsoWon Books next Thursday, December 1, for a night with Tyra Banks starting at 6 p.m.

Tyra will be signing "Modelland" (Books must be purchased at EsoWon).

EsoWon Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd. 323-290-1048…


Added by enhager on November 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

#OccupyLA * 11.20.11

Added by AJea L on November 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Continuing Crescendo: Legislation proposed to tackle helicopter noise, national media takes note

Helicopter noise in Los Angeles is now in the national spotlight, leading to a story in the New York Times about the introduction of federal legislation to require the FAA to establish rules on flight paths and minimum altitudes over residential areas.

The conversation was re-ignited after the four-part "Helicopter Hella Loud"…


Added by enhager on November 22, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Starting in South LA, 50 new parks to be built in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced last week that he intends to build 50 pocket parks in the next two years.

In the past six year, the mayor have overseen the addition of 650 acres of new green spaces, more than in the previous dozen years, according to the

Construction on several parks in South Los Angeles would…


Added by enhager on November 20, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

SPJ/LA Examines News Organizations in Communities of Color tonight at Eso Won

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host an event on Nov. 17 in Leimert Park to examine the role of hyperlocal news organizations in communities of color. The discussion will focus on how online publications cover these communities and the unique challenges that they face.

Our panelists will include:

- Daniela Gerson, managing editor of the Alhambra Source

- Eddie North-Hager, founder, Leimert Park Beat

- Jessica…


Added by enhager on November 17, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Posing Beauty in African American Culture at USC Gallery until Dec. 3

"Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts," the Fisher Gallery reports.

This exhibit features approximately 84 works drawn from public and private collections.

The exhibition is organized by the Department of Photography…


Added by enhager on November 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Leimert Park's Co$$ (Cashus King): The Interview


Co$$ aka Cashus King is interviewed by Leimert Park Beat member Marguerite for her website

Added by enhager on November 16, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Ms. Rita Edmond: A Glance at Destiny


Ms. Rita Edmond: A Glance at Destiny  
I’m about to throw you a curve here, Milton.  I’m sure it’s going to strike you as beyond curious that during these dire political times one of your most…

Added by Eric L. Wattree on November 15, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

The Hope of Marlton Square / Santa Barbara Plaza



Some say don’t sweat the small stuff. Though sometimes you have to celebrate the small stuff.

After decades of false starts and baby steps forward, there are big movements at Marlton Square, a.k.a. Santa Barbara Plaza. Just over a year ago, Leimert Park Beat embarked on a…


Added by enhager on November 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

54 Ballroom on Broadway in South Los Angeles

At 71 the long term memory gets better & the short term less. For years I have maintained that I thought Steve Wonders first live recording of Fingertips part 1 was recorded live at the 54 ballroom?

Added by Tom Burroughs on November 14, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Healthy 'Hoods: Greening South Los Angeles




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

"Mural Ordinance Update"

Attend this meeting sponsored by The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) and the California African American Museum (CAAM) and learn about the ending of the 2002 mural moratorium…


Added by Isabel Rojas-Williams on November 4, 2011 at 9:01pm — No Comments

President Obama: Respect workers’ Rights - Emancipate United States Postal Workers PART II


President Obama: Respect workers’ Rights - Emancipate United States Postal Workers 

As pointed out in …

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

Healthy 'Hoods: Leimert Park’s Hidden Passage to Health

The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook looks to be little more than oversized steps up a steep, rugged hill.…


Added by enhager on November 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Healthy 'Hoods: Getting Outdoors in South Los Angeles

This video and article was produced in collaboration with KCET program SoCal Wanderer with host Jacob Soboroff.

There are a lot reasons to head to South Los Angeles and hiking probably isn't at the top of your list. As home to nearly one…


Added by enhager on November 2, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How Bad...No, How "Good" Do You Want It??? Tyler Perry (AMAZING VIDEO)

Peace family,


I don't know you personally, but I would imagine that you, like me, have a dream.  Whether it is a hobby, a passion, a trade, a hope...there is something that you want out of life that is sooo off tha chain that you can't even measure it.  I may be grandiose, it may not...but at the end of the day, it brings a smile to your face just thinking about it.


Well, I just watched an episode of Oprah's Visionairies on Tyler Perry.  Whether you drink the…


Added by Cory Tyler on November 2, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Healthy 'Hoods: How do you build a healthy community?

The health of South Los Angeles suffers in part because much of this area was designed for the poor. The infrastructure itself plays a role.…


Added by enhager on November 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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