Spring Garden Tour 2018 Recap


20180506_161521I had the awesome pleasure of attending the 2018 Spring Garden Tour “Blooms With A View” hosted by View Park, Windsor Hills, and View Heights residents.  The tour showcased beautiful gardens and a wonderful vendor fair filled with art, crafts, plants20180506_160224 and more.  The Spring Garden Tour is a bi-annual event that first began 19 years ago in efforts showcase the luxurious gardens right here in our own backyards, literally.  I would like to thank all the participants for opening their yards and sharing them with us.  See you guys again in 2020!  Check some of the Vendors below.

Inspired Garden Artistry


Cultural Interiors – 323.292.1500

Floral Visions – floralvisions@sbcglobal.net – 310.667.1113

GreenArt Landscape Designs – 323.939.9281

Kersey Girl Creations – 323.792.4243

La Placita – 12710 Washington Blvd, 90066 – 310.350.7110

MB Landscaping & Nursery – 310.619.4170

Ricardo’s Nursery – 562-428-7252

Enkone Art That Breathes – Enkone@ymail.com

National BLACK OUT September 8!


African American life is obviously being expressed as something America can do without or holds no value, lets show America just how valuable we are. We need to continue to bond together and fight in numbers and Monday September 8th, TOMORROW, will be another chance to tell America its time to cut the crap, not only are we here but we belong here!

2014 Ladera Walk Around The Park

Ladera Run Walk

The annual Ladera Walk Around The Park is back upon us.   Promoting healthy and safety within our young community participants are encourage to come out and walk around the Ladera Park starting at 2pm  August 16th.  Supporters :Wells Fargo, Nestle, Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Whole Foods, Magic Johnson Foundation, Broadway Federal Bank, Deuce Brand, United Oil, Mike’s Deli, Earle’s Grille, Pann”s Restaurant.

Ladera Walk Around The Park

HELP View Park Become Listed as a Historic Place on the National Registry!


“Since the early 1920s, View Park, CA has been one of the most prominent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Today, the area ranks among the wealthiest African American communities in the country. View Park Conservancy aims to maintain its prestige.”

 View Park Conservancy started with a mission to preserve the multi-generational legacy, historic homes and cultural values of View Park, CA and surrounding neighborhoods.  Our organization is dedicated to the proliferation of property values and the continued growth of the historical significance of View Park. Our flagship initiative is to get View Park listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, a valuable distinction that increases our property values, attracts great businesses and maintains the prominent legacy of our neighborhood for years to come.Property values in View Park have experienced a long depression due to the lack of amenities and historic status. View Park Conservancy aims to maintain the amazing legacy of our neighborhood and protect it from rapid unwanted change, but we cannot achieve our goals alone.  View Park Conservancy aims to preserve the rich neighborhood heritage and legacy of View Park, CA through outreach, restoration and research.

Round Up: Hills Park Heights 2014 Spring Garden Tour


I would like to applaud the maginifecent floral design and retirate how awe struck I was while attending  the Windsor Hills, View Park, Ladera Heights 2014 Spring Garden Tour.  The eclectic landscape design  of the gardens was amazing.  The beauty of these gardens was very relaxing and tranquil.  The Vendor Fair, which takes places Monteith Park in View Park, was in full swing by the time I arrived and it was jam packed with extremely creative and talented people right here from our own communities.  I met several very creative vendors, Mira, Loni, Cynthia, and Rhoda.  Mira was in the middle of creating something awesome. Mira says she been painting all her life and says she “derives her inspiration on creating positive images of women.”  Loni, whos been painting for 15 years has a more abstract style.  He’s been known as Black Picasso.  Loni recreates forms and shapes and dubs his style a classy culture.  Cynthia, another vendor, who works with gourds, yea gourds, isn’t that awesome.  Cynthia who was inspired by her mother, uses every bit of the gourds.  She makes purse, bowls, magnets, vases, leather cuffs, and more.  Rhoda, who has a high love for gardening and succulents created and sold vertical gardens.  Rhoda also is the Founder of “The Factory, Inspirational Yard Art & Garden Artistry by Rhoda.”  I also had the privelage of meeting the the Ladera Heights Girls Scout Troop who educated me on earthquakes and how to prepare for them.  The Ladera Heights Girl Scouts are working toward the hightest badge ther is for Juniors, the bronze badge so Good Luck Girls!!! Check out the pictures I was able to snap of yet again another awesome Garden Tour, see you guys again in 2016!  For any information on the vendors or the Garden Tour email Team@inspiredgardenartistry.com.

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Hills Park Heights Spring Garden Tour

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Back again, Windsor Hills, View Park, Ladera Heights 2014 Garden Tour and Vendor Fair.  I attended this event back in 2012, and it was simply awesome.  The creative thought that went into these gardens was impeccable.  I’m extremely thrilled to have attended the event and glad that Windsor Hills and View Park residents take the time to put on this event on to showcase some of the hidden gems of Los Angeles.  
  Join us for
2014 Spring Garden Tour and Vendor Fair
 View Park/ Windsor Hills/ View Heights/ Ladera Heights 
Featuring 9 unique gardens
Sunday, May 4th 12:00-5:00p.m.
Vendor Fair 10:00-5:00 Monteith Park
4616 S. Mullen Ave. L.A. 90043
Tickets $20.00 thru May1st 
         $25.00 thereafter
Tickets available on line http://www.inglewoodtickets.com/
Or in local businesses
CJ’s Elegance 323-299-1141 and Eso Won Books 323-290-1048
 For more info: www.inspiredgardenartistry.com 
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  Garden Tour After Party  
Tickets $25.00
Tax and Gratuity included
3767 Santa Rosalia Dr.  Los Angeles, Ca. 90008
MUSIC by  Blue Morning Quintet
Buy Tickets for After Party:       http://gardentourafterparty.brownpapertickets.com/
Buy  Tickets for Garden Tour:      http://www.inspiredgardenartistry.com/

**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.


Related News Articles:


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


Leimert Park Station


There is a Major victory happening in Leimart Park… The Leimert Park Station has been approved  (that I have not yet shed much  light upon)!  Now-  the next step is preserving the community, and keeping its cultural heritage untouched. According to the Crenshaw Subway Coalition’s website, which gives upcoming news and updates regarding the status of the upcoming Crenshaw Line; in a 10-1 vote, the body approved the budget that adds Leimert Park as a station in association with the Crenshaw-LAX Line.  This is a historic moment for the area of Leimert Park and for our cause, (which dates back to 2008), and it was possible because of all of  you.  So we send this message as a special thank you to everyone that signed the petitions being circulated circa fall of 2009, attending the May 2011 board meeting, giving generously when it was needed the most, canvassing, phone banking, and above all marching.  You all had confidence in our leadership and believed us when we said this battle must be fought and could be won. You have helped deliver a station at the center of an African-American cultural region. This is only the beginning of rebuilding of our efficacy.

Subway Thru Leimert Park Village

3954 Fairway Blvd

Living Room

3954 Fairway Blvd stylishly remodeled home in prestigious ‘View Park’ ! an open floor plan makes this a great entertainment home. Beautiful hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel opens to spacious family room with half bath. family room has patio/pool access. Spectacular master suite & bath with patio/pool access. living room w/modern fireplace opens to patio/pool area. 2nd fireplace in one bedroom. relax at pool side or enjoy views from the upper patio. terraced rear upslope. detached pool dressing room. secure entrance. All yours for $685,000.  Open Houes Saturday, 3/15/14 @ 10 am to 2 pm.

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3954 Fairway Blvd

Slauson Corridor Plans Coming Into Fruition


Last we checked in on the progress of the portion of the Slauson Corridor set to be transformed into the Towne Center to the Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, View Park residents Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas was trying to collect input from the community on the name of the area and it should be designed.  Well plans are in and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’s website had the following to say:

  • Streetscape Improvements: After additional community feedback and analysis, it was decided that the three travel lanes in each direction on Slauson Avenue will remain. This will allow meaningful improvements to be done quickly and cost-effectively, while minimizing traffic impacts. Substantial improvements, including a bicycle route, raised landscaped medians, pedestrian lighting, and improvements to the parkway including benches and landscaping, will be made in order to improve the public right-of-way and create a pedestrian-friendly environment.  Public Works has selected a consultant, KOA Corporation, to design the project and will hold a meeting in early 2014 to obtain input from the community regarding the style and types of parkway improvements.
  • Community Business Revitalization Program: More than half a million dollars have been allocated Community Business Revitalization Program for small business owners on the south side of the street to make improvements to their facades. The businesses will receive new paint, window and awning replacement, extra lighting and improved signage. While the opportunity was offered to the business owners on the north side of the street, they declined to participate. The program is entirely funded with grants, and the improvements are set to begin early next year.

Slauson Corridor Project gaining momentum