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

Round Up: Your Network Is Your Net Worth Mixer


I had the pleasure of attending the Urban League Young Professionals “Your Network Is Your Net Worth” mixer in Downtown Los Angeles and it was Awesome! The event was located at Takami Sushi & Robata, 21 stories in the sky.  The room, which was beautiful, offering 180 degree views of the Los Angeles Skyline, was full of young articulate intelligent individuals.  I met numerous Financial Advisers, Real Estate Professionals, Engineers and many other professions.  I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to be surrounded by classy distinctive bunch of young professionals to attend more events like this, I will be joining next month!

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Join The Urban League Young Professionals for more events such as this one

Round Up: 4th Annual Angel City Derby


I would like to commend Mr. Billups, CLIMB Organization and all the other affiliated sponsors who helped put on yet another awesome Angel City Derby.  Urban intellectuals, colorful hats, a great cause, what more can one ask for.  Upon arrival you’re greeted with an ambience of success, creating the strong to desire to engage in others.  I met and exchanged cards with so many wonderful people.  The Angel City Derby is a charity event for CLIMB Organization, Creating Leaders In Mind and Body.  I would like to also highlight and congratulate this years Angel City Derby Change Agents: Creating Aspiring Personalities for SuccessEthno Cares, #HashtagLunchbagLos Angeles Urban League Young ProfessionalsDiamond in the RAW, and My Friend’s House Foundation. Check out the photos below.

CLIMB Organization

4th Annual Angel City Derby

Professional Pics of the 4th Annual Angel Derby

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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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Food Truck Fridays!!


Every fourth (4th) Friday Radio Free KJLH and a couple other affiliates will host Food Truck Fridays in Downtown Inglewood!  I attended the first one this past Friday and it was awesome!  It was cool just seeing the community out indulging in Downtown Inglewood.  I think this is the first step of seeing my dream Market St. Promenade come true, picturing what Market St. would look like as a pedestrian only street.   I also got to see how I and you can help save Downtown Inglewood’s Historic Fox Theatre. Created by Lil Pee Wee, a radio voice at KJLH, Food Truck Friday’s allows local food trucks to setup in Downtown Inglewood creating a food court of authentic and unique cuisine.   Trucks in attendance last Friday consist of The Fry Girl, The Melt Bus, Me So Hungry, Greasy Wiener, My Delight Cupcakes, King Kone Ice cream, Cousin Maine Lobster, SistaSoul, Ragin Cajun & The Postcard.  So from now on every 4th Friday until further notice head out to Downtown Inglewoods Market Street for some good eating and family fun.

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Food Truck Fridays

Radio Free Kjlh

Save the Fox Theatre

‘Round Up’ Black College Reunion

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Fun music, fun people, fun times, If you missed the Black College Reunion you missed out.  It was so very awesome seeing everyone sporting their HBCU nalia and seeing greeks stroll again (LOL I miss it, you don’t just BGLO stroll out here like you do on the East or in the South).  I want to commend the California HBCU Alliance for putting on an awesome event.  And to be honest I didn’t even mind the drive, coming all the way from the South Bay up to Altadena was worth drive.  I ask that next event maybe down in Long Beach or maybe somewhere east, ohhhh what about Rancho, are there a lot HBCU Alum in Rancho Cucamonga?  I encourage all HBCU fam to attend the events such as this, Hell!, I encourage anyone with goals to attend events like this, the networking opportunities are impeccable.  I met so many people, some of which have the same desires  and goals as myself.  Good Job HBCU Alliance keep up the good work, I look forward to the next event!

Round Ups: Inglewood TOD & Slauson Holiday Stroll

Downtown Inglewood TOD Map

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.

Round Up: Slauson Ave Dec. 3rd Scooping Meeting

Slauson Ave

If you missed the December 3rd scooping meeting, I have some updates for you on the soon to be Windsor-Ladera Towne Center along Slauson Ave.  Check out the posted links.  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is making amazing efforts to transform the portion of Slauson Ave. between LaBrea and Angeles Vista into a dining and shopping destination to serve the local neighborhoods.  The project is currently in the “scooping” phase, and asking for a lot of community input.  The scooping phase ends December 15th, so be sure to send in your voice your concerns, questions, and comments.

Slauson Ave. Scooping Meeting Slideshow

Notice of Preparation and Public Meeting

And Now Introducing, South Bay, Los Angeles County!

The sleepy southwestern edge of Los Angeles county known as the South Bay is finally getting some much needed attention.  As everyone knows Los Angeles as a whole is nothing more than urban sprawl with little pocket cities here and there, well the South Bay region of LA County is a very suburban urban sprawl (almost like if someone took a chunk of Orange County and put it in LA County) that is often over looked, well Continue reading

Round-Up: Leimert Park Village Annual Book Fair

Last Saturday felt like the official start of summer with event throughout South LA commemerating a beautiful day.  Before stopping by SGD’s Grand Opening, I had the pleasure of attending the Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair and it was so wonderful to see such an amazing turn out. LPV Book Fair hosted a variety of vendors, from small artist to community tables.  They also hosted a kids area that encouraged reading through puppet shows, songs, and other forms a child entertainment. My favorite part of the event was the panel discussion on African Americans getting involved in PLANNING SOUTH LOS ANGELES and Returning Black Dollar.  Check out the slideshow, it was really a great feeling to see so many people out there shopping for books.

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