SLAUSON: I just cannot commend Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Communities of Ladera Heights, View Park, Baldwin Hills and Windsor Hills enough as they strive to create the ultimate shopping dining experience for their neighborhood. Provided Slauson, between LaBrea and Angeles Vista has served the area but seems just to be a little dated, explains why not floored that area doesn’t have its own Larchmont Village (commercial village area for Hancock Park). However this past weekend I attended the ‘Slauson Holiday Stroll‘ and had a great time and can’t wait for the transformation that is to come to the area. Just standing in front of ‘ Wings N Greens’ and looking east down Slauson watching people duck in out of stores, made me imagine Slauson its-soon-to-be-form, Windsor-Ladera Towne Center. The event was well put together, offering a seated area under a canopy on the side walk in front of Wings N Greens, information on the Windsor-Ladera Towne Center also had posted information on the transformation this is to come as well as allowed citizens and guest cast their vote for the ‘offiical’ name of shopping strip by writing it on a paper ornament and attaching it to Christmas tree, I think mine is fine the, Windsor-Ladera Towne Center but that wasn’t one of the options so I think I either went with ‘Winview Crest’ or ‘Overhill Crest’. Would like to commend all the particpating business and the Office of the Supervisor.
INGLEWOOD: Inglewood hosted their second Transit Oriented Development (TOD) meeting this past weekend and I am so happy I went. Besides it being awesome, it was nice to see other ideas on how the are the area should be developed. I got chance to present my group incorporated my Inglewood Promenade idea, suggested we create somewhat of an Exposition Park of Inglewood by creating a “Museum Park,” and a Metro adjacent Inglewood Visitor Center and Inglewood Landmark park offering sculptures, public art, or Giant Inglewood letters, similar to those of Compton at the Downtown Compton stop on the Blue line. I was even was asked to be group spokesperson so I was super excited, even tho I hate public speaking, LOL yea I know. I was very pleased with the amount of community input being asked as well as the community input and all the great ideas that were presented. If a lot of what was talked about during the meeting finds its way to being constructed, Downtown Inglewood can easily become the next hot neighborhood of LA. Sending out a huge thank you for the City Inglewood in their efforts to seek community involvement in the planning of Downtown Inglewood’s TOD, now if I can start to my peers to understand the importance for the younger generation to not only show up but ask question, I will have truly accomplished something.