This event sounds like it’s going to be a big one, maybe even a….Winter Wonderland😉. The 6th Annual Toy To Remember Toy Drive will take place Dec. 18th, 12p-5p at 6841 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles Ca. This event sounds bigger and bigger every time I hear about it; food vendors, games, giveaways, toys, performances, and more. Word on the street is there may even be some special guest👀. You still can register for the event and even register a child to receive a gift. Come support and check out what’s looking like it’s going to be a “Toy to Remember,” LOL. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, cash App $Project43LA and then email Logo to Project43LA@Gmail.com.
One Pass Metro Program
Metro Is Launching a Universal Pass Pilot Program in South LA This Summer
What if you could use the same transit pass to access a bike, scooter, car, train or bus?
L.A. Metro is rolling out a program that will allow users to do just that in South LA starting next summer. The pilot includes a “mobility wallet,” an integration with TAP (transit access pass) that enables riders to use the same card to access multiple mobility options in the area.
The pilot — the first to put a “universal basic mobility” (UBM) approach into practice in the city — is being rolled out with the help of the L.A. Department of Transportation (LA DOT), Uber Transit, TAP, BlueLA and Curb Mobility.
L.A. Metro announced the news at a workshop at this year’s CoMotion LA conference on technology and transportation. .
The pilot is one of the projects funded through a $7 million grant from the California Air Resources Board and will focus on an area roughly bounded by Crenshaw and Alameda and Florence and the 10 in South LA.
Staple Center..Nope, Now Crypto.com Arena
And just like that its no more, well the arena is still but the Staple Center will become the Crypto.com Arena on Christmas Day. Crypto.com just paid $700 Million to become the name of the home to the Lakers, Sparks, Kings, and what will be short lived, Clippers (who moving to the Intuit Dome 2024), which may be the richest naming rights deal in sports history.
Crypto.com apparently has been on a shopping spree across the global sports landscape over the past year. Crypto.com is a cryptocurrency platform and exchange headquartered in Singapore. Founded in 2016, The platform has inked high-visibility sponsorship deals with Formula One, the UFC, Italy’s Serie A, Paris St-Germain and the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, while also purchasing the Philadelphia 76ers‘ uniform sponsorship patch.
ESPN: Staples Center to become Crypto.com Arena in reported $700 million naming rights deal
North Crenshaw Becoming An Office Park
CIM Group is building two concrete frame office complexes. The two developments, located at 2922 and 3000 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, are rising on opposite corners of 30th Street.
The larger of the two projects, 2922 Crenshaw, consists of a three-story building that will feature approximately 87,000 square feet of office space and 1,750 square feet of ground-floor retail upon completion. Parking for 326 vehicles is to be located in an adjoining garage.
The project, which began construction earlier this year, is slated to open in 2022.
At the southeast corner of 30th and Crenshaw, CIM has quietly started work on a similar project on land owned by West Angeles Church of God in Christ, which will make up a three-story structure consisting of 55,000 square feet of office space on top of two level subterranean parking garage.
The project, which began construction earlier this year, is slated to open in 2022.
Urbanize: Two office buildings take shape at 30th & Crenshaw
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.
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.
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.
Western Ave Redesign Project
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!