Affordable Housing Coming to Central Long Beach

The project, located at the intersection of Anaheim Boulevard and Walnut Avenue, will consist of a five-story building featuring 88 one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings.  Plans also call for 22,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, most of which would be occupied by a medical clinic.  A three-story, 156-car garage is slated for the back of the property.

SVA Architects is designing the Anaheim and Walnut development, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary low-rise apartment complex.  Architectural plans show on-site amenities such as a rooftop deck, a central courtyard, and recreation rooms.

According to February 2021 application for tax-exempt bonds, the estimated budget for the project is $53 million.  Proposed rents from range from $379 to $1,678 per month. Per a news release from general contractord R.D. Olson Construction, the apartments will be reserved for formerly homeless seniors and low-income famillies earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income level.

1500 E Anaheim Boulevard

Inglewood Where’s Yo Metro?

Inglewood Fails in attempts to create Monorail/People Mover

No Downtown Inglewood stop, doesn’t connect to Green Line, that’s now consider the C Line, What the H is going on in City hall. Inglewood announced back in 2018 that they were creating a Monorail-like system that would runs 1.6 miles, from Market Street/Florence station to Sofi Stadium with only one other stop which is in front of the Forum. It won’t even connect with the anticipated Clippers Intuit Dome, major fail Inglewood, major fail. First off, this should have been constructed as the Sofi Stadium was being built. Have you been to a Rams/Chargers game, are trying to travel thru Inglewood on a Game Night, yea don’t do that. Mayor Butts has secured $380 million for the project but is relying on the infrastructure bill to provide sufficient funding for that project that is exceeding $1 billion. But why no stop at Manchester and Market? Century and Prairie?

While construction was originally anticipated to occur over a 45-month period between 2022 and 2026, the revised project is expected to be built over a period of 46 months between January 2024 and November 2027.

Ground Breaking for Inglewood People Mover pushed back to 2024

It’s Lit – South LA Tree Lighting Ceremony

Please join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Burton Tech families and your neighbors across Council District Eight as we light our 35-foot holiday tree on Broadway! This longstanding tradition in CD8 is back on Broadway. Join us in person as we welcome the holiday season. We’ll have live performances, hot chocolate, snacks, giveaways and fun for the entire family. The tree will stay lit through the end of the year for the entire community to enjoy.

A Greener South L.A.

A new project aims to green the streets of South Los Angeles while also aiding in the city’s effort to capture more of its increasingly uncommon storm water.

The Angeles Mesa Green Infrastructure Corridor, recently presented to the Park Mesa Heights Community Council’s Planning Committee, would impact multiple corridors that run parallel to or intersect with Crenshaw Boulevard, including 52nd Street, 54th Street, Victoria Avenue, and 11th Avenue.

Project features would include:

  • dry wells; new trees;
  • parkway planters;
  • new landscaped medians;
  • diversion structures from storm drains; and
  • hydrodynamic separators.

Per the presentation, the new amenities are intended to improve water quality within the Ballona Creek Watershed and Santa Monica Bay, with the added benefit of bringing new green space to an area of South Los Angeles where parks are in short supply.

Construction could begin as early as Fall 2023 and be completed by 2025.

The total cost of the green infrastructure is estimated at $8.2 million, with funding through a Los Angeles County parcel tax.

“Green Streets” Coming To South L.A.

4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Spree

Give the gift of Gratitude this holiday season.

Saturday, November 20, 2021, Women Blessing Women & Kia Patterson, the 7th St. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market owner in Long Beach, CA, will partner for the 4th year. Yes, that’s right, this will be the 4th year we bless single families with a Holiday Shopping Spree to fund their Thanksgiving Dinner. As a result of the challenging 1 1/2 year we’ve all faced, we’ve decided to continue to bless single mothers this year and extend the blessing to single fathers. 

Finding the means to feed a single-parent household can be difficult, but blessing a deserving parent is an easy way to lend a helping hand and provide food for a family. Give friends and family the power to change their lives this holiday season. We want to give a special shoutout & thank you to Jerry Housey, Strong House Fitness owner, who will donate turkeys to every parent in attendance. 
To continue executing our Mission this year, we ask for your help to make this Holiday Shopping Spree successful for Single-Parent Households by donating a meaningful gift to you!  

Women Blessing Women provides opportunities & resources to the young girls & women of our community to reduce their dependence on society through educational training, workshops & events for the purpose of fostering accountability, independence, and self-sufficiency for themselves.

4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Donate Link

Western Ave Redesign Project

Extending Western Avenue | South Bay History

Message from Council Member Marqueec Harris

My team and I continue working on ways to make our streets safer and more accessible for residents across Council District 8. Western Avenue is a key transportation corridor with high daily traffic volume and high public transportation ridership. It holds a variety of assets on or within ½ mile of it including six parks, 25 schools, 50 churches, and dozens of small businesses. We have the opportunity to transform Western Ave into a safe, accessible, and pedestrian-friendly street that allows thousands of residents to easily access school, church, work, and a wealth of community assets along the corridor.

LA’s Department of Transportation (LADOT) Vision Zero Team is proposing traffic safety improvements along a 4.5-mile stretch of Western Ave between MLK and Century Blvd. This project was initially slated to cover just Slauson to Century. However, we worked with LADOT to expand the project further north to include MLK and serve more stakeholders. Western Ave is a key transportation corridor for CD8 and the City with high daily traffic volume and high public transportation ridership. Over 15,325 bus rides are taken on Western Ave between MLK and Century Blvd every day.

Transportation equity is a matter of life and death. Western Ave is an example of systemic disinvestment that we live every day. The street began as one of LA’s thoroughfares and has become one of the most dangerous streets for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Western Ave is on the Vision Zero High-Injury Network (HIN). It has some of the highest concentrations of serious crashes with a high number of vehicle-related accidents and deaths. Between 2015 and 2019, 16 fatalities occurred on Western Ave between MLK and Century Blvd. Slauson / Western is one of the most dangerous intersections in the entire city, and the stretch south of Slauson saw 15 vehicle-related deaths, with the vast majority south of Florence.

This transportation project is the beginning of the continued revitalization of the corridor. By driving additional attention and resources to Western Ave, we can make it safer to live, work and play here. Of course, we can’t accomplish this without your help. Take this survey and help us transform Western Ave for future generations!

Western Ave Redesign Survey


Cash Sweepstakes to Enter and Win

L.A. guaranteed income: Here’s who’s eligible for $1,000 monthly payments as part of pilot program

BIG LEAP is a pilot program that is giving THOUSANDS of dollars to residents, monthly The application process opened today at 8am. The program will give residents $1000 monthly for a year that can be spent any which way the resident prefers and is “unconditional,” mainly meaning you don’t have to pay it back.;

More than 3,200 applicants will be chosen at random to receive “unconditional,” recurring direct cash payments as part of the BIG:LEAP program — with no restrictions on how the money can be spent.

People can apply on starting 8 a.m. Friday. The 10-day application period closes on Nov. 7.

Angelenos that are randomly selected to participate will be asked to provide documentation to prove they meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Must be an adult with at least one dependent, or be pregnant
  • Must be a resident of the City of Los Angeles
  • Must have an income at or below the federal poverty level
  • Experienced medical or economic impact due to COVID-19

More Info on Project: Big LEAP

Low Income Housing Opening In Inglewood

…..But they aren’t taking anymore applications?

The Fairview Heights Apartments, will replace an LA County office building right north of Edward Vincent Jr. Park (didn’t that used to be called Centinela Park??) along Florence Blvd. Located at 923 E. Redondo Boulevard, two four-story structures consisting of 101 apartments are being erected. The project is aimed at low-income and formerly homeless persons and will offer 5,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

The units are a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and are priced for households earning at or below 30, 50 and 80 percent of the area median income, corresponding to annual incomes ranging from as low as $14,616 to as much as $56,904.  Rents for the apartments will range from $609 per month to $2,371 per month. However, the application period for the building has already closed, according to a landing page on the National CORE per Urbanize.

The  $53-million development will is slated to open soon.

Travel: First Ever Space Hotel Coming to Vegas

The Moon design is imagined in Las Vegas, which is the intended destination for one of the four resorts. The 5.5 million square foot structure will be 735 feet tall and 650 feet wide. The "moon" will sit on a three-floor platform, renderings show.

Want to walk on the moon, well a replica of it? You soon will be able to, in Vegas for $500. Vegas latest resort addition will be a giant size moon replica hosting an outer space theme. The 5.5 million-square-foot structure will be 735 feet tall and 650 feet wide. The “moon” will sit on a three-floor platform. The pricing per night will be competitive with other comparable hotels but actually to take in the outer space experience that’s going to run you $500. The resort will host an Outer Space themed night club, a moon ride, a theater, a 500 Square Foot Convention, 193,000-square-feet of lagoons and other aquatic components, amongst other amenities.

Check out the a video on the soon to come resort:


The budget is $5 billion and is projected to bring in $1.8 billion a year with about $500 million yearly profit (EBITDA). It will employ about 6,500 once operational, according to the press release. The massive resort is currently under construction and slated to be completed 2027

Moon Resort Vegas- NY Post

Dorsey Village on Slauson Being Converted to Massive Low Income Housing Development

Dorset Village is slated for a mass redevelopment project with an expected completeion of 2024. The eight acre sight is proposed to host a total of 782 residential units reserved as low-, very low-, and extremely low-income affordable housing. The project would consist of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments – ranging in size from 576 square feet to 1,472 square feet.

The Village was built in the 1940s at 3100 W. Slauson Avenue, as of garden style apartment complex consisting of 206 residential units in 26 two-story buildings.  An application submitted by Greene to the Planning Department in May 2019 calls for razing all existing structures on the eight-acre site, making way for the construction of 782 residential units in a series of buildings standing as tall as seven stories.

The on-site subsidized housing, as well as the property’s proximity to a Crenshaw/LAX Line station a block west, would make the project eligible for Transit Oriented Communities development incentives, allowing for increased height and density.

Greene is also planning up to 700 structured parking spaces and nearly 87,000 square feet of open space in the form of a large courtyard, a swimming pool, a recreation center, a sand volleyball court, outdoor basketball courts, and a community pocket park.

Dorsey Village Being Transformed