Baldwin Hills Dam Failure…….Celebration!?!


Sooooo there was a Baldwin Hills Reservoir where Kenneth Hahn Recreational Park currently resides, well somehow a break in one of the sides gave way eventually leading to five deaths, did you know that?  Back in 1963 at the top of Baldwin Hills sat a large reservoir (filled with water) that (they say) was constructed wrong in an environment with seismic activity going on.  Well sent to us from the Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, there seems to be a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Dam Failure.  Well the celebration seems to come from the formation of the Baldwin Hills Park Lands, not the 5 people that died in the wake of the dam breaking and water raging down the hill at extremely high speeds.  Well save the date, Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Janice’s Green Valley 11am – 4pm (the former dam site) in Kenneth Hahn Park.

Check out this Live Footage of the Dam Breaking:

Baldwin Hills Dam Failure

Tank Concert Was Awesome


Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall wrapped up its Live Outdoor Summer Concert series with Singer-songwriter Tank.  Member of TGT, Tank grace the stage of the outdoor promenade giving his fans hits such as “Please Don’t Go” and “Shots Fired.”  Previous concerts consisted of Ramsey Lewis & His Electric Band and Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick just to name a few.   BHCP has been doing an awesome job to reconnect the mall with community, by offering an array of free activities and concerts to get the community upward and motivated such as Zumba Tuesdays, Cardio Kick Thursdays, and Yoga Saturdays.  And without saying to much, a little insider told me much more is to come of the mall and surrounding area and I’ll leave it that.  Check out the  pictures from the concert below.

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Free Tank Concert at BHCP

Whats going on at BHCP

Tank Performing Free Concert At Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall Sunday!


Celebrated for vivid storytelling through his lyrics and love songs, R&B sensation Tank will serenade the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw community with some of his most beloved hits this Sunday. The free performance by a star on the rise in modern R&B will wrap up this year’s BHCP Live! Summer Concert Series.

Singer-songwriter Tank is known for his cutting-edge sounds, often produced in collaboration with other top names in the genre, including Chris Brown and T.I. Earlier this month, he teamed up with two other R&B icons, Tyrese and Ginuwine, to create the album Three Kings under the artist name TGT.  His personal discography includes five albums that have gone on to secure four Grammy nominations and two Gold certifications; fans know him for hits such as “Maybe I Deserve” and “Please Don’t Go.” He has also played a role in writing and producing music for other well-known artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx, and helped shape the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Dreamgirls.

Food will be available for purchase at the performance, with offerings by local restaurants including Buffalo Wild Wings, Southern Girl Desserts, Fleur de Yucatan and Fatburger.

Outdoor seating is on a first come first serve basis. Free parking is available in the structure across from Rave Cinemas and throughout the mall property.


Date: Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Outdoor Promenade at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Los Angeles, California


TODAY! “What Do We Tell Our Sons?”


In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Atty. Jaaye Person-Lynn will moderate a panel tonight: What Do We Tell Our Sons? Please don’t miss this forum from the legal perspective! Don’t let your sons and daughters navigate Los Angeles without these details! Sponsored by Black Women Lawyers, Inc., and N.A.N.

Today! Thursday, August 15, from 5-8pm, (light refreshments from 5-6pm and discussion from 6-8pm), at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., LA, CA 90018, our legal community will communicate the law as it relates to the Zimmerman verdict in Florida and racial profiling in California.

This is forum is your legal community in action, doing our part to ensure that Trayvon Martin’s, Kendrick McDade’s, Oscar Grant’s, and the many others unnecessary deaths will not be in vein.  Knowledge is Power and gives Confidence.  This is literally the type of knowledge that saves lives! I look forward to seeing you.

Southern Girls Dessert Getting A TV Show!


Congrats Ladies of Southern Girls Desserts (fellow HBCU Alumni) on all your accomplishments, from opening your second shop in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to winning Cupcake wars now to your new tv show!

E!’s original special LA Sugar explores one of Hollywood’s hidden passions – stylish sweet treats – and the well-connected, creative people who craft them.  With endless parties and premieres, the competition is fierce and the stakes are high.  Every party planner worth their salt wants to feature attention-grabbing desserts that will have guests talking and leave them wanting more.  When there’s a craving for delicious sweets and only the best will do, celebs and civilians alike turn to the go-to teams known to cater to any whim and deliver above and beyond their clients’ expectations.  Taking viewers inside the competitive and always sweet worlds of Charm City Cakes West founder and Chef Duff Goldman; Jackie Sorkin of Hollywood Candy Girls; Rachel Crystal and Kassandra Workman’s Sugar Babies Cupcakery; and Shoneji Robison and Catarah Hampshire of Southern Girl Desserts, LA Sugar premieres Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00pm ET/PT on E!

LA Sugar Reality Show

New Music School In Ladera Heights

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Founded by Dr. Tanitra Flenaugh, the Ladera Heights Music Academy opend shop on 4912 West Slauson Ave, LA 90056 last April.  Dr. Flenaugh wanted make sure the communities of Ladera Heights, Inglewood, Windsor Hills & Baldwin Hills communities had access to affordable and excellent music classes.  “Every week, the academy is adding more classes to accommodate new students,” stated by an academy spokesperson.  The academy offers piano, violin, drums, voice, and guitar classes for students ranging from three years old to senior citizens. Parents can also sign up for MusicTogether classes with their infants.  I’m so glad that individuals are taking it upon themselves to make sure the youth of today still access to music that seems to be slowly by taking out of inner city schools.

Ladera Heights Music Academy

Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick Coming To BHCP


Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick Coming are coming to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s outdoor promenade this Thursday.  Doors will open at 5:30pm and Doug E Fresh, best known as the Human Beat Box, and Slick Rick the Ruler will take the stage at 6:30pm.  The duo first collaborated in 1984 when Slick Rick joined the “Get Fresh Crew” as MC Ricky D. They released several hits including “La Di Da Di,” which has gained the reputation as an early hip-hop classic. The audience is encouraged to add to the energy of the evening by wearing their Adidas shell shoes, Kangol hats and showing off their old school style.

Dougie and Rick at BHCP

Park to Playa Green Lighted

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Soon you will be able to walk/run/bike from Baldwin Hills to Playa Del Rey all on one of several trails.  The Park to Playa project will connect approximately 13 miles from the Baldwin Hills along Ballona Creek to the Ballona Wetlands and the beach bicycle path.  The western portion of the Park to Playa Trail consists of the Ballona Creek Bike Path in Culver City and the Marvin Braude Bike Path in Playa del Rey, which are complete and are not part of the current project. The eastern portion of the Park to Playa Trail would be an approximate 7-mile system of walking, hiking and bicycle trails running east and southeasterly through parks and open space areas in the Baldwin Hills.

Park To Playa

Condo At The Base Of Baldwin Hills

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This Condo is located at the bottom of Baldwin Hills in Village Green.  Village Green is not Baldwin Vista (The Jungle).  This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is located at the end of a row of townhomes and along the central axis of the complex. must be seen! Tons of natural light fills the home and adds to the already desirable floor plan. Wood floors, nicely appointed inside and a private backyard patio that allows for outside dining. The complex was declared a national landmark in 2001. This one is going for $250,000.

5224 Village Grn

LA’s Most Polluted Neighborhoods

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A new interactive map released by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows some of LA’s most polluted areas, and don’t be too surprised but South LA has made the list.  According to Curbed LA, the poorest and “Hipster” parts of LA seem to be the most polluted.  Not sure wat exactly defines a hipster, to my knowledge it was a rich kid that rock skinny jeans a tee shirt and fedora and lives in a urban part of the city so guess that doesn’t come at too much of shock to me. Inglewood Hills (North  along La brea), Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, View Park, and Ladera seem to be ok though, along with MidCity and its surrounding communities.   Morningside in Inglewood and Baldwin Hills flat land not looking so good though.  The new tool assigns a score to every zip code based on a range of factors–11 types of pollution, the effects of pollution, and the vulnerability of residents–to determine where the state EPA should direct funding.

Poor and Hipster Neighborhoods Most Polluted

 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment