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Leimert Park's Jackie Lacey Poised to Become Next Los Angeles County District Attorney

Jackie Lacey, one of Leimert Park’s own, is on her way to becoming The District Attorney for Los Angeles County.

The Office of District Attorney, County of Los Angeles will be one of several positions and issues on the June 5 Primary Election Day ballot.   The race  will be absent an incumbent for the first time in 50 years since  Steve Cooley, who currently holds the…


Added by walter on June 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Community Spirit Gets a Trim in South L.A.

Barbershop in Leimert Park goes quiet and "empathy from others no longer
helps" those feeling extreme strains of the economic downturn. Read More

Added by walter on October 7, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

Collaborators in South Los Angeles-A group of collaborative journalists in Leimert Park is pooling their skills to investigate the Marlton Square "redevelopment hell."

What do concerned citizens of the inner-city do when they feel that the mainstream press has let the community down as a watchdog over a major redevelopment projects?

They watch out for themselves.

Move over citizen journalism — make room for collaborative journalism, a new effort online. Its purveyors hope it will grow into a sort of synthesis of bloggers and journalists with press passes. The members of the joint effort want to take a hard look at one of the many…


Added by walter on August 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Burglaries in Leimert Park

In the past week, a spike in burglaries has taken place along the strip of 39th St. between Crenshaw Blvd and Arlington Ave. The crimes occurred during the day when people were at work. On one occasion, two suspects bolted out of a house when they observed the female resident approaching the house after leaving her parked car.

Keep your eyes open.

If anyone sees anything that looks suspicious, do not hesitate to call the LAPD, Southwest Division:… Continue

Added by walter on August 18, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Social Security Cops a Plea in Snafu on Warrants

Thanks to a class-action court settlement, a quarter-million elders and
people with disabilities can now reapply for wrongly stopped or denied
Social Security or SSI benefits. Those cut off because of old or
mistaken arrest warrants can reclaim their share of $500 million in
lost benefits nationally. Read More

Added by walter on May 16, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Black Baby Boomers Drop The Ball

Aaron Hamilton recently said what many others in the mostly African-American and solidly middle-class Leimert Park district of

South Los Angeles think but won't say:

"It is almost taboo to speak out against black leaders even though

they may not be measuring up to the various tasks at hand," Hamilton

said. "To speak out against them is a sin. And that hesitance to be

objective and abandon old ways is what is going to bring us down."… Continue

Added by walter on March 19, 2010 at 7:22pm — 2 Comments

Neighborhood Watch Programs Lead to New View of LAPD in Leimert Park

The Sixth Avenue Neighborhood Watch in Leimert Park is the latest in a trend of community groups that are taking steps to keep the community

safe — and also serving as emblems of the improved relations between

the residents of Leimert Park and the Los Angeles Police Department


It wasn't always so. Back in 1965 the relationship between residents

of Leimert Park and LAPD was often hostile and adversarial.… Continue

Added by walter on March 11, 2010 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Cutting Comments From the Crowd

Irvin's Barber Shop has been a Leimert Park institution for over 50 years. It is a place where residents catch up on friends as well as the community. The owner, Carl Wilkins, and a few of his patrons, share their thoughts about the shop and how the recession is affecting citizens of the community. Continue…


Added by walter on September 15, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

A Critique of Consumer Society -- in Black and White

Elmer Moore turned 90 this spring, the same day that U.S. President Barack Obama issued his call for the economic stimulus plan that is pumping $700 billion into the ailing U.S. economy.

Moore was a 10-year-old kid in Oklahoma when the stock market crashed and signaled the start of the Great Depression back in 1929. His mother worked full-time for $10 a week back then. They lived in a house rented fro $10 a month. A dozen fresh eggs cost a dime,… Continue

Added by walter on July 6, 2009 at 6:14pm — No Comments

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