Huge San Pedro Development Downsizing


The huge Pointe Vista project planned for 61.5 acres down in San Pedro is being downsized yet again.  Ever since 2005  when the project was originally announced small pieces have been taking away from the project, the latest thing to get cut are all the rentals.  The project originally started off as 2,300 units and now 830 units for a more “suburban” feels.  This latest Ponte Vista has 70 percent fewer units than the 2005 version, but there is still, somehow, “a strong sentiment in favor of bringing the numbers down even further — in the mid-500 range.” A rep for the developer points out that “We’ve now fallen below the numbers that the city recommended” for the project back in 2009. They’re also fallen below the density in nearby development The Gardens, which the developers have often used for comparison.  And there will be absolutely no rentals.

Pointe Vista Shrinks….Again



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.

2013 Fruit Tree Giveaway

Fruit TRees

The Social Justice Institute, along with Inglewood Unified School District and Tree People are sponsoring a free Fruit Tree at the 2013 Fruit Tree Giveaway Festival Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  The Friut Tree Giveaway Festival will be held at Morningside High School (10500 Yukon Ave. Inglewood, CA 90303) .  Be sure to apply for your free friut tree, call 323.952.3466 or email to reserve your tree TODAY!

Interrogate LA’s Future Mayor For A Hour


The annual Empowerment Congress Summit this year will feature a mayoral debate jointly hosted by the Empowerment Congress and the Second Supervisorial District.  Residents are encouraged to not only attend but submit questions for candidates.  I have been to couple politcal and community open houses and I’m kind of glad questions have to be submitted in advance, because the things some people ask, you swear they just like to hear themselves on the mic. The candidates forum will take place at 9 am on January 19, 2013, at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium. All are welcome to and encouraged to attend.  Five of the best questions will be posted on Chairmen Mark Ridley-Thomas website for us to vote, (Chairmen Ridley-Thomas is really exercising our democratic right with all this voting, but I like it!)  and the top vote-getter will be provided to the moderator for possible inclusion in the mayoral debate. If you would like to attend the Summit in person, click here to register or you can stream the debate also from Chairmen Ridley-Thomas’s site. Can someone thro Ridley-Thomas a Gatorade, this man is putting in work! Keep Up The Good Work!

Huge Ponte Vista Development Coming To San Pedro


Ponte Vista is a master planned development adjacent to the exclusive communities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates, down in San Pedro.  The gated community is to be built on 61.5 acres of former Navy housing property at 26900 S. Western Ave.  The proposed planned community  has been scaled down from an original 2,300 homes proposed more than seven years ago to either 1,135 or 830 homes, including neighborhoods designated for active seniors.  The gated communities within Ponte Vista feature extensive open space amenities, including a central village green, numerous pool areas and a linear park enhanced with waterways.  The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council voted on its official response to the project at last Thursday’s council meeting so at this point we’re just waiting to hear the outcome, will keep you posted.

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Draft EIR on Ponte Vista

Development Down in San Pedro

Message From South LA’s Mayoral Candidate Jan Perry

Mayoral Candidate Perry

I wanted to give you a quick update on our filing deadline at midnight tonight.  I am so grateful to my supporters for their tremendous response so far to my emails asking them to donate before the end of the year.

 We are on track to meet our goal, but we are just $2,500 short.  Can I count on you to click here to contribute an extra $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford by midnight tonight?

 I know how passionate you are about the future of our city.  Our next mayor must be tough enough to stand up to special interests and put our city back on track.  I am the only candidate who has stood up for the people over the power brokers time and time again.

 Don’t let this moment pass.  Your contribution will make sure that we have the resources to let voters that they have a candidate who is in their corner.

P.S In 2013, adopt a pet from your local shelter, like my friend Penny.

SouthLA’s Jan Perry 4 Mayor!


I am elated to support and endorse SouthLA’s very own Councilwomen Jan Perry of the ninth district  as she strives become the next Mayor of Los Angeles.  I have personally watch the complete transformation of Downtown LA, and seeing projects under Councilwomen Jan Perry flourish, I have the utmost respect and support for her and look forward to seeing what she can do for the nations 2nd largest market.   Do your remember when Downtown LA didn’t exist after 7pm? Now look at it, its an actual NEIGHBORHGOOD! Who does that, Jan Perry does that. Over the past decade, Perry has supported the development of major redevelopment projects in Downtown Los Angeles that represents over $15 billion in investment, over $40 million in City tax revenue, and the creation of over 90,000 full-time jobs. From catalytic developments like LA Live to iconic developments like Our Lady of Angeles Cathedral to major public buildings like the new Police Administrative Building—Perry has been  at the forefront of ensuring that downtown moves forward to meet its potential as the economic engine for the entire region. 


But What Has She Done For Me Lately? HA! Let Me Tell You!

Los Angeles Mayoral 2013 Debate


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

SoCal HBCU Week 2012

[UPDATE] We are less than one week away from the kick off of this year’s SoCal HBCU WEEK #LAXHomecoming 2012. Starting on August 5, 2012 thru August 11, 2012 we will be hosting a series of uplifting, educational, and entertaining events aimed at creating scholarship funds and synergy among the Los Angeles Alumni as well as Current students of Historically Black Colleges & Universities; members of African American Greek fraternities/sororities; Young Urban Professionals and community leaders alike.  Schedule of Events are as follows: Continue reading