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Leimert Park - the neighborhood so nice they run the same story twice - 16 months apart

More than a year after the Washington Post visited our totally hip neighborhood, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran the exact same story. It's a great story - in the WaPo or the Inky.



"A world away from glitzy Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Leimert Park has a following that is solidly… Continue

Added by enhager on June 11, 2007 at 3:01pm — No Comments

5th Avenue Block Club Yard Sale

Second annual, which includes a bake sale, is this Saturday - June 2. Come out, show support, buy a cake and find a treasure.

Added by enhager on June 1, 2007 at 11:04am — No Comments

WW II soldier from Leimert finds the man who saved his life 60 years ago

Jim Garbett, who grew up in Leimert Park, reunites with the WWII soldier who saved him, Tiburcio Ordorica, who lives in Gardena.


Added by enhager on May 29, 2007 at 6:57pm — No Comments

From Watts to Leimert Park ...

Found this amazing piece of poetry by Mike the Poet.

He's also the host on a tour of the neon signs in LA and while you see the glitz, he does his spoken word thing. He has three performances listed on his…
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Added by enhager on May 25, 2007 at 5:21am — No Comments

The sirens Tuesday night? Car vs. bus in LP

Fourteen people were injured - two critically - when a bus collided with a small sedan on Arlington

near 40th Street at 11:30 p.m.



Air bags and seat belts saved the lives of the car passengers, officials said.





Dozens of emergency personnel were on the scene.



The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police and the L.A. County Sheriff's office.



For the entire report, visit the L… Continue

Added by enhager on May 23, 2007 at 8:37am — No Comments

Who will replace Juanita?

The race has begun to replace Congresswoman Millender-McDonald, who died of cancer last month. Head to the polls on June 26.



Veteran scribe Betty Pleasant of The Wave has an… Continue

Added by enhager on May 17, 2007 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Ackee Bamboo discovered in the Leimert Park Village - Best Caribbean Food in LA!

The Mad Professah giving props on LA VOICE to an LPV restaurant:

Our nation's long nightmare is now over. My ongoing quest for good Caribbean food in Los Angeles has been…
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Added by enhager on May 16, 2007 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Medusa on Leimert's "gentrification"

In the latest LA Weekly, Medusa, the self-described gangsta goddess of hip-hop, talks about living in Leimert Park and being a part of Project Blowed, home of the progressive hip hop music movement born in the Village in the early 1990s.

Ernest Hardy interviews Medusa, who after a yearlong stint in prison almost 15 years ago was reborn… Continue

Added by enhager on May 11, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

Historical Photos

UCLA's Department of Special Collections has put online 5,700 of the images spanning the past 70 years from the Daily News and the L.A. Times in a searchable new website. Here's a beautiful shot: Darryl Strawberry at bat during Crenshaw High School game in Los Angeles, Calif., 1980 Thanks LA…

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Added by enhager on May 11, 2007 at 10:18am — No Comments

Leimert Park makes the news in France

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 1992 riots, the AP parachuted in a couple of reporters to do their quick, routine, mandatory story:



"Leimert Park has become a serene enclave in the 15 years since a race riot tore apart its neighborhood in south-central Los Angeles.

Under the surface, things aren't so calm. But today's escalating neighborhood tension has nothing to…

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Added by enhager on May 3, 2007 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Normandie Bakery restaurant review - HIDDEN TREASURE

After years of driving up and down Jefferson Boulevard between La Cienega and La Brea, I knew that the junky Expo Line took up one side and warehouses the other. Not much to see.



But then a friend, a Westsider no doubt, told me she went for coffee near the corner of Jefferson and La Cienega. I was incredulous. There's nothing in that area.



Boy was I wrong.



Normandie… Continue

Added by enhager on April 19, 2007 at 4:09pm — 3 Comments

Thanks to Eddie

Thanks Eddie for introducing this site to the Sutro Ave Block Club. Hope everyone comes out to our Block Club Yard Sale. I missed the last two, but I am looking forward to being with my neighbors and selling a lot of good stuff, enjoying the friendship & eating the good food. Hope to see everyone on May 19, 2007, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lets have a good time together.

Added by Claudette on April 14, 2007 at 7:35pm — 3 Comments

Sutro Avene Block Club Yard Sale - Join us on May 19

Time for spring cleaning. We're buying an ad in the Wave and putting up signs around the neighborhood (don't worry, we take them all down). From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. come look at our stuff. Some of us are barbecuing, too. Ten percent of our profits will go back to the block club, which just fought and won a battle to get our street repaved and the water main fixed (More on that later) But let me know if you want to throw your own yard sale on May 19, if you live near the 4100 block… Continue

Added by enhager on April 14, 2007 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Sutro Avenue Block Club meeting - and Yard Sale planning

The second meeting of the year is this Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. The next big event to be planned is the third annual Annual Sutro Avenue Block Club Yard sale.



Every year this gets more fun, we get rid of stuff in the garage we don't want, make a little money and spend the day with our neighbors and our friends. Last year many of us barbecued and sold the extras. A few of our neighbors - no names here - bought a cocktail shaker from us and got their money out of it… Continue

Added by enhager on April 12, 2007 at 5:58pm — No Comments

SAVE LEIMERT with a FUBU

Hello to the people of FUBU,



We would like you to consider opening a flagship store in Leimert Park, the SOUL of Los Angeles.



Resident John Singleton calls this area the black "Greenwich Village."

Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald lived here. The Washington Post

declared: "one of the country's last strongholds of old-style African

American culture and activism, with the happening ethnic flavor of

Washington's pre-1968 U Street… Continue

Added by enhager on April 7, 2007 at 1:50am — No Comments

Welcome to Leimert Park!

I feel love in Leimert Park, what can I say. I moved here just over two years ago and was immediately embraced by my new neighbors. Now they are my friends. And that's why I created this site. I wanted that sense of community to grow in spite of the fact that most of us just don't have the time.



Technology can make coming together easier than ever, and if people participate, more rewarding. Notice that you can post to this column, add photos, ask questions and start discussions on the… Continue

Added by enhager on April 4, 2007 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Credit for the website's artwork

SAM PACE created the amazing poster that is the wallpaper at the top of the site. Look closely and you can see that the street sign reads 43rd and Degnan, the heart of Leimert Park.





The artwork was commissioned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transporation Authority - Metro - as… Continue

Added by enhager on April 4, 2007 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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