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What are your Leimert Park stories of the year?

I'll be putting together a list by the end of the week, but I'd love to hear what moved you this year?

The Space Shuttle and the new trees? The Trayvon Martin vigil? The Expo Line? Four more years? There were a number of big and small events that occurred in the Soul of Los Angeles. Let's reflect on 2012. Photo by Kerry Roberts of 3710…


Added by enhager on December 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hummingbird visits Leimert Park on Christmas

A hummingbird visited me for Christmas.

We have a feeder just outside the kitchen window. I sat my iPhone on the window frame and hit record. Within about a minute, as you can see in the video, what I believe is an Allen's hummingbird came and got some homemade nectar.

Earlier this year, we had two hummingbird nests and four babies in my Leimert Park…


Added by enhager on December 25, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Celebrating the Holidays in Leimert Park and Los Angeles

Leimert Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Leimert Park Village Tree Lighting

The traditional tree lighting in Leimert Park Village has a new location.

The Holiday Tree – a giant tree decorated and lit up for the next month – won’t be in the park at the foot of Leimert Park Village. Instead the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration takes place south…


Added by enhager on November 26, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Where to vote in Leimert Park and environs? Here

Attention Leimert Park voters, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office has an online tool that tells you your polling place. Just put in your address number and street name and your voting location pops up. Mine is MLK park rec center on Western. Hope to see you there.

Polls are open from 7 am - 8 pm, Tuesday, November 6.



Added by enhager on November 6, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

You can help get out the vote in Leimert Park with the NAACP

The southern California branches of the NAACP are participating in the Get Out The Vote "GOTV" campaign and are seeking the following:
1. Seventy-Seven (77) individuals to canvass the Los Angeles area on 11/3/12, 11/4/12 and 11/6/12. Canvassers must be at least 17 years of age and have the ability to walk for a six (6) hour period of time. The rate of pay will be $10.00 per hour.
2. Twenty (20) drivers to transport and supervise the canvassers in the Los Angeles area…

Added by enhager on November 1, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

What are you doing for the Space Shuttle parade?

I invite you to share your plans, memories and photos of this historic day for our neighborhood with your neighbors on Leimert Park Beat.

I am going to be riding my bike around the area between Sutro and Crenshaw / King and Vernon. Most of my time will be where Leimert Boulevard merges with King, just up the block for my house.

Where will you be?

Added by enhager on October 12, 2012 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

Shuttlepalooza: Official Leimert Park Beat Shuttle Viewing Guide

The Space Shuttle Endeavour will be rolling through Leimert Park Saturday from about 10 a.m. to 6  p.m. on its way to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

Sometime around 1 p.m., the greatest creation of man will be sitting in front of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza as the Debbie Allen dancers do their thing. There is a dedicated area for the public to stand and view the stage, north on Crenshaw…


Added by enhager on October 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

City streets closed for neighborhood bike ride - join Ciclavia today

Find more photos like this on Leimert Park Beat

Los Angeles’ fifth CicLAvia heads from Expo Park up Figueroa past USC all the way the USC Health Sciences Campus in Boyle Heights. You just have to get on your bike to enjoy streets that are open only for bikes - NO CARS ALLOWED.

Today Sunday, October 7, from 10 am-3 pm 9.1 miles of normally congested streets is a linear park for…


Added by enhager on October 7, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments

Eso Won Hosts the Presidential Debates: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Romney v. Obama.

This looks like fun! Eso Won hosts the Debates at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Romney v. Obama.…


Added by enhager on October 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Walmart unveiled - remodeled store to add 25 jobs

The Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza Walmart first opened January 2003 to acnhor the Caldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The store was known as the art deco Walmart because it preserved some of the historic elements of the Broadway that was once there, like the spire.
Many interior details also were reminiscent of the 1940s. The remodels was necessary to compete as Target remodeled on La Cienega, adding a grocery store component, Fresh and easy is immennt on Adams and Crenshaw and…

Added by enhager on September 25, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

California Science Center agrees to replace 4 for 1 trees along Space Shuttle route

The California Science Center has agreed to replant four trees for every one felled along the Space Shuttle Endeavor route next month, just one in a long list of concessions won by the Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council and its president Lark Galloway Gilliam.

Along the route that runs through Inglewood, up Crenshaw then east on King Blvd. to Expo Park, 760 trees will be planted, according to…


Added by enhager on September 18, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Shuttle meeting at City Hall Monday

The Los Angles City Board of Public Works will take up the Shuttle Parade debate on Monday Sept. 17. Click for AGENDA, The 9:30 a.m. meeting is at Edward R. Roybal BPW Session Room, Room 350,  City Hall, 200 North Spring Street.

The California Science Center will move the space shuttle Endeavour from LAX to Expo Park up Crenshaw then east on MLK. Hundreds of trees will be…


Added by enhager on September 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Leimert Park takes on the Space Shuttle parade; attend Thursday's meetings

At a meeting a few months ago, residents somewhat seriously suggested they would lie down in front of the space shuttle to keep it from going through Leimert Park. Some one said the streets were already messed up (to put in new sewers and for resurfacing projects) and another said there was already too much construction (to bring the nearly billion dollar light rail to our neighborhood).

But it sounds like we are on the right path to get to see history and to save as many trees as…


Added by enhager on September 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Potholing on Crenshaw; Work in underway on Metro's LAX light-rail through Leimert Park

Where Does Metro Take You? Contest

As a part of the pre-construction efforts for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Metro will conduct exploratory potholing activities of the sewer main to help locate and identify underground utilities along the alignment. 

Work begins in two weeks or so, and completed within two days. The work includes the closure of the outside lanes along Exposition on either side of Crenshaw.
  • Potholing consists of excavating a hole with a backhoe to remove…

Added by enhager on August 28, 2012 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Leimert Park's Olympic Hopeful

Jordan Baylis of Leimert Park's Transfiguration School and the Southern California Running Cougars will be bringing home the gold when he returns from the …


Added by enhager on August 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Coffee with the Cops and our own SLO Sunny Sasajima

Senior Lead Office Sunny Sasajima, LAPD Southwest Division
is hosting "Coffee with Cops" at the historic Starbuck's on Coliseum and Crenshaw.
The opportunity to meet the officers who patrol your neighborhood is 10 a.m.Tuesday, July 31.

Sunny Sasajima, Police Officer III+I
Senior Lead Officer
Southwest Area
(213) 847-5800 Office
(323) 387-9618 Cell




Added by enhager on July 28, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Leimert Park's resident hip hop genius Verbs at LACMA tonite

Let me introduce to you one of the treasures of the Los Angeles community and part of the family of Leimert Park: Verbs.

This youngster has made quite an underground impact with his rhymes and his eclectic music tastes. I love his honest and often humorous takes on life in LA, taking public transportation, new found feelings of commitment and the challenges of growing up today, which he lays over smooth beats and sometimes a live band.

But I've gotten…


Added by enhager on July 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fourth of July celebrations in Leimert Park

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza - BHCP Live! concert at 6:30pm and the Fireworks Spectacular at 9pm. It's Free!

The Annual Eighth District Celebration of the 4th of July takes place in Leimert Park. Jazz is the featured music plus Vendors and Food.

EsoWon will be open from 12-5 with a Special One Day Sale, at least 10% off on how purchases.  Plus A Very Special Used CD Sale, more of James Fugate's supreme collection will be…


Added by enhager on July 4, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Fireworks in Los Angeles and Leimert Park *updated

Celebrate the 4th of July at the LA Coliseum

The 10th annual Los Angeles Coliseum show begins at 9 p.m. on the east lawn.

Kids' activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. and music and giveaways from KJLH radio will start at 3 p.m.

Free parking at the King and Hoover entrance to the Coliseum.

*This just in (thanks to James Lee Walker):

There is a live musical performance in the plaza in front of the Rave 15 with seating opening at 5 PM. the…


Added by enhager on July 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments


The 2012 Leimert Park Village Book Fair celebrates its 3rd year of bringing a world-class event toLeimert Park from 10 to 6 Saturday.

Over 150 celebrity readings, book signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, stage performances and musical performance during this day-long festival.

The author lineup fromLeimertParkBookFair.com - …


Added by enhager on June 29, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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