December 2014 Blog Posts (14)

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Post & Beam

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Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make Crenshaw north of Stocker Street a bit difficult to navigate. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 29, 2014 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

World-Wide Premiere of DangerMan's Film

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This is the World-Wide Premiere of DangerMan's Award Winning Short Film

DangerMan "Girls Aren't For Sale"

DangerMan, The Urban Super Hero goes against the City of L.A'.s, number one villain, Ian Crackberry. Who is trafficking kidnapped women to over seas buyers. And DangerMan has 72 hours to find…
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Added by DangerMan Urbansuperhero on December 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Kwanzaa Festival and Candle Lighting Ceremony (Dec. 27th)

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The Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and Block Parade.  A unique African American Cultural. Noon time Candle Lighting Ceremony, live music, community dancing, authentic crafts, continuous drum circle, exotic foods,  special children’s village and health…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

One More Week Needed to Complete Decking for Future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Underground Station

Due to recent rains the detour on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of the Crenshaw/Expo underground station will need to be extended for an additional week in January. The extra time is required so that the decking can be completed for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Expo station.

Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and the Metro Expo Line tracks will close from 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12.

Excavation, installation of steel beams and installation of…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Year's Resolution: Swim Like A Penguin

Most people ring in the New Year with champagne and a late night. But a group of dedicated “Penguins” choose to commemorate it with a cold dip in the ocean.

 

Cecelia Kilger, a Los Angeles transplant, began the tradition in 1952.  As a child, she swam in the frigid waters of Lake Michigan.  After getting caught in the surf off Playa del Rey, she got a tip to try…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on December 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

 

But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the pool.

 

Toomey, who just finished his college swimming career at the University of Minnesota, moved to Los…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on December 12, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Call for Musicians & Singers

MMLA is calling out to all local musicians who are students, professionals and amateurs along with singers, choirs, groups and individuals to perform Holiday music.  The event is open to artists of all ages, all levels of ability, and primarily wind instruments to join in this celebration.  Please come down to enjoy the fun, however to participate you…

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Added by Dorsay Dujon on December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

sign my petition to insisting that school districts run pilot test using the (Math Maze) math skills development card game to help students who are struggling to learn math.

I just created the petition "School Board Members: Run pilot test using the (Math Maze) math skills development card game to help students who are struggling to learn math." and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.



Our goal is to reach 1000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:…



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Added by Ronald Glymph on December 9, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Remember to Eat, Shop & Play in the Crenshaw for the Holidays!!

Let's support the local businesses in the Crenshaw District during the Holiday Season and especially during the construction of the Metro Line...Click here today to make the pledge and see special discounts!…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

CicLAvia in Leimert Park TODAY!




LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE CICLAVIA PROGRAM …
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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 7, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Are you going to Ciclavia in Leimert Park tomorrw? What's a Ciclavia? Get the Full Ciclavia Route

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to Leimert Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

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Added by enhager on December 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

In memoriam: Lark Galloway-Gilliam, a force for good in Leimert Park

Lark Galloway-Gilliam just worked and worked and worked. I saw few people more in the community over the past decade. She was doing things and getting things done, according the community organizations.



I didn't know her personally - but she made my life better because she made Leimert Park better and that's where I live.

Recently she was an important part of the group at the ECWANC that spearheaded the mitigation agreement with the California Science Center after…

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Added by enhager on December 5, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM JOINS CICLAVIA, EXPO CENTER AND ASCAP FOR A SPECIAL TARGET SUNDAY!

The California African American Museum’s (CAAM) Target stage is moving  to Expo Center at the CicLAvia Expo Park hub of activity on Sunday, December 7, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  CAAM is partnering once again with CicLAvia and ASCAP, along with Expo Center in celebration of their 10th Anniversary. 

CicLAvia is a neighborhood celebration that closes city streets to cars encouraging people to walk, skate, or bike along a mapped route. This will be the first time CicLAvia's route will…

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Added by Terri Dixon on December 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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