Abode: 2137 West 29th Pl

Dining Room

Located in South LA’s Jefferson Park, this wonderful 3bed 2bath constitutes one of the largest Craftsman bungalows in Jefferson Park.   This 1,750 sq. bungalow has been remodeled head to toe. Featured in the August 1909 edition of the Craftsman; again in the spring 2003 issue of American Bungalow, original details endure, enriched by several system upgrades. Tranquility inducing master w/ custom french doors to Ipe deck; master bath w/ roomy soaking tub. Sprawling eat-in kitchen w/ plentiful storage, red-letter appliances: Miele, El Mira, O’Keefe & Merritt. Tiered landscape inclu/ mature succulents & prized cacti. Ideally sited, above grade & mid-block, w/ a deep, sheltering porch; amidst a hamlet of stunning early 20th century homes, in Jefferson Park’s sought-after HPOZ. Rarefied materials abound: oak & maple flooring, Douglas Fir woodwork, sandstone, art & subway tile, redwood shingle. A hop, skip & a jump to the Expo Line’s Western station.

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2137 W 29th Pl

**KEEP CRENSHAW LUSH** Public Works Meeting Friday!


Call To Action

Board of Public Works Meeting Friday April 11 9:30am


·        Crenshaw Blvd is considered a scenic highway from Coliseum to Slauson Avenue!

·        MTA is seeking a permit from the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works to cut down 98 trees on Crenshaw between Exposition and 48th Street in the upcoming week and an additional 56 trees on Crenshaw between 48th and 67th street later.

·        This represents a loss of more than 30% of the trees on Crenshaw Blvd between Exposition and 67th for the next 5 years

·        The Space Shuttle agreement replaced every tree removed with 4 new 36 inch box trees

·        MTA is only offering 2 trees 24 inch box trees for every tree lost

·        More than 3 miles of landscaped medians will be destroyed and not replaced

·        According to the US Department of Agriculture, South Los Angeles ranks the worst in the City of Los Angeles in terms of tree canopy cover.

·        Council Districts 8 and 9 with 10.7% and 7.5% of tree canopy cover are far below the city’s Council District average of 20.8%.

·        We can’t wait five years for replacement trees to address the environmental and economic impact of losing these trees!

Miracle Mile says they want not-a-one of there trees for the Purple Line Extention, KEEP CRENSHAW LUSH

Joint Task Force:

The Joint Empowerment Congress West Area and Park Mesa Heights Neighborhood Council Task Forces was formed to address the removal of trees to accommodate the transport of the space shuttle endeavor by the California Science Center in 2012.  The task force was successful in entering into an agreement with the California Science Center for the planting of 4 trees for every tree removed along with 1,000 linear feet of sidewalk repair among many other community benefits. The taskforce has been meeting with MTA and the City of Los Angeles in an effort to reach an agreement on possible mitigations.  No agreement has been reached at this time.


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From today’s LA Times … Tree removal along Crenshaw has residents stumped To clear the way for the Endeavour, 71 mature trees were chopped down. Now more will be removed for the Crenshaw/LAX subway line. http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-crenshaw-trees-20140331,0,2530505.story

Trees to be removed for Crenshaw/LAX Line along Crenshaw Boulevard


Metro To Help Business Along Crenshaw During Construction


The Metro Board of Directors Thursday January 23, approved a package of initiatives to help businesses that face economic losses due to construction of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Metro board member Jacquelyn DuPont Walker and Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced the motion to help businesses offset any challenges from rail construction such as street closures and loss of street parking.

The key component of the assistance plan, initially proposed by Ridley-Thomas last July, will be a business solution center to advise businesses in financial planning, grant applications, operations and navigating regulations.

“I salute director DuPont-Walker for her innovation and Mayor Garcetti for his attentiveness to the community,” Ridley-Thomas said.

“The Crenshaw/LAX line needs to be win-win for everyone in the community. The long-term economic gains of the rail line can’t come at the cost of an immediate threat to our local businesses.  These businesses are the backbone of our community, the very community the rail line will serve.”

Metro To Help Business Along Crenshaw During Construction

Expo Adjacent Crenshaw District Square Coming

Ret_District-Square_02As we’ve been talking about for a while here at SouthLA, located a block south of the Expo/Crenshaw station the Crenshaw District Square project is gaining traction. Replacing a Rite Aid, Ralph’s and Cleaners, which have been staples in the community for over a decade the two-story 300,000 square foot center will  bring a host of new retailers to the Crenshaw District. It is expected to include a Target,  Ross, Marshall’s and leasing space for other vendors and retailers.

KTGY Design Company on the Crenshaw District Square

New expo adjacnet retail in SouthLA

Affordable Housing Options Increasing In South LA


With the completion of Jefferson Square and Jefferson Park Terrace up in Jefferson Park, decent affordable housing options are finally becoming available for South Los Angeles residents.  Two more options nearing completion are the LA Pro II Apartments on Western Ave. (10311 S. Western Ave.), south of Century and Terracina Apartments right next to sheriff department on Imperial and Normandie, up the street from Southwest College.  LA Pro II Apts. is a 4-story 14.5 million dollar building,  consisting of 63 one-bedroom residential units and one community room built over 24,000 square feet of subterranean parking.  The Terracina Apts.  will consist of 72 multifamily units within the jurisdiction of the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles. The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units will provide contemporary living for residents with patios overlooking the large landscaped park, storage space, modern kitchens and bathrooms.  Both projects are wrapping up construction.  LA Pro II Apts should be moving people in at the begin of November.  To obtain rental info on both projects you must visit the actual projects, the leasing offices are in the back of the projects.

8th Annual Taste of Soul Is Back Upon Us!


Taste of Soul is back upon us!  This Saturday, October 19, 2013 one of the largest street festival, if not the largest in Los Angeles, will descend upon South Los Angeles.  Last years turnout exceeded  300,000! Taste of Soul brings out over 400 vendors supplied with good food and a variety of other merchandise along a 1.1 mile radius of the Crenshaw Blvd.  From 10am to 7pm ‘TOS’ will be in full swing.  Taste of Soul is FREE and so are all the performances!  Just be sure to bring plenty of spending money for all the great FOOD and get to the stages earlier to see your favorite performers!  Avant, Mario, RaVaughn, and Glenn Lewis are just a few of the  many performers set to grace the stage.

7th Annual ‘Taste Of Soul’


Jefferson Park Unveiling New Diggs


Jefferson Park should soon be unveiling two (2) new affordable housing developments, Jefferson Park Terrace and Jefferson Square.  Along with the recent West Angeles Plaza Grand Opening, Jefferson Park might but truly emerging as “happening” community.  Not sure when the expected completion date of Jefferson Park Terrace is but located at Western and 30th St, the project is truly coming along and may have a completion day as soon as the end of this year.  Jefferson Square, expected to be completed October 2013, will consist of 9 one-bedroom apartments, 19 two-bedroom apartments, and 12 three-bedroom apartments.

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10 District Projects

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


Bishop Charles E. Blake Square


The intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard could become ‘Bishop Charles E. Blake Square’.  In honor of Bishop Charles E. Blake service as Pastor of West Angeles Church for 44 years, City Council President Herb Wesson introduced a motion in the Los Angeles City Council recently, naming the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard in honor of Bishop Charles E. Blake.

“Bishop Blake has been and continues to be one of our preeminent spiritual and community leaders,” said Wesson.  “We owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for his many contributions and the lives he has touched in our community, and on the continent of Africa through his leadership of “Save Africa’s Children.”

Once approved by the City Council and signed by the Mayor, Council President Wesson will lead a community celebration commemorating the designation and the posting of the signs marking the location.

West Angeles Pastor To Get His Own Square