Project 43 “Winter Wonderland”

This event sounds like it’s going to be a big one, maybe even a….Winter WonderlandūüėČ. The 6th Annual Toy To Remember Toy Drive will take place Dec. 18th, 12p-5p at 6841 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles Ca. This event sounds bigger and bigger every time I hear about it; food vendors, games, giveaways, toys, performances, and more. Word on the street is there may even be some special guestūüĎÄ. You still can register for the event and even register a child to receive a gift. Come support and check out what’s looking like it’s going to be a “Toy to Remember,” LOL. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, cash App $Project43LA and then email Logo to Project43LA@Gmail.com.

It’s Lit – South LA Tree Lighting Ceremony

Please join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Burton Tech families and your neighbors across Council District Eight as we light our 35-foot holiday tree on Broadway! This longstanding tradition in CD8 is back on Broadway. Join us in person as we welcome the holiday season. We’ll have live performances, hot chocolate, snacks, giveaways and fun for the entire family. The tree will stay lit through the end of the year for the entire community to enjoy.

A Greener South L.A.

A new project aims to green the streets of South Los Angeles while also aiding in the city’s effort to capture more of its increasingly uncommon storm water.

The Angeles Mesa Green Infrastructure Corridor,¬†recently presented to the Park Mesa Heights Community Council’s Planning Committee, would impact multiple corridors that run parallel to or intersect with Crenshaw Boulevard, including 52nd Street, 54th Street, Victoria Avenue, and 11th Avenue.

Project features would include:

  • dry wells; new trees;
  • parkway planters;
  • new landscaped medians;
  • diversion structures from storm drains; and
  • hydrodynamic separators.

Per the presentation, the new amenities are intended to improve water quality within the Ballona Creek Watershed and Santa Monica Bay, with the added benefit of bringing new green space to an area of South Los Angeles where parks are in short supply.

Construction could begin as early as Fall 2023 and be completed by 2025.

The total cost of the green infrastructure is estimated at $8.2 million, with funding through a Los Angeles County parcel tax.

“Green Streets” Coming To South L.A.

4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Spree

Give the gift of Gratitude this holiday season.

Saturday, November 20, 2021, Women Blessing Women & Kia Patterson, the 7th St. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market owner in Long Beach, CA, will partner for the 4th year. Yes, that’s right, this will be the 4th year we bless single families with a Holiday Shopping Spree to fund their Thanksgiving Dinner. As a result of the challenging 1 1/2 year we’ve all faced, we’ve decided to continue to bless single mothers this year and extend the blessing to single fathers. 



Finding the means to feed a single-parent household can be difficult, but blessing a deserving parent is an easy way to lend a helping hand and provide food for a family. Give friends and family the power to change their lives this holiday season. We want to give a special shoutout & thank you to Jerry Housey, Strong House Fitness owner, who will donate turkeys to every parent in attendance. 
 
To continue executing our Mission this year, we ask for your help to make this Holiday Shopping Spree successful for Single-Parent Households by donating a meaningful gift to you!  

Women Blessing Women provides opportunities & resources to the young girls & women of our community to reduce their dependence on society through educational training, workshops & events for the purpose of fostering accountability, independence, and self-sufficiency for themselves.

4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Donate Link

LA IS GIVING MONEY AWAY!!

Cash Sweepstakes to Enter and Win

L.A. guaranteed income: Here’s who’s eligible for $1,000 monthly payments as part of pilot program

BIG LEAP is a pilot program that is giving THOUSANDS of dollars to residents, monthly The application process opened today at 8am. The program will give residents $1000 monthly for a year that can be spent any which way the resident prefers and is “unconditional,” mainly meaning you don’t have to pay it back.;

More than 3,200 applicants will be chosen at random to receive ‚Äúunconditional,‚ÄĚ recurring direct cash payments as part of the BIG:LEAP program ‚ÄĒ with no restrictions on how the money can be spent.

People can apply on bigleap.lacity.org starting 8 a.m. Friday. The 10-day application period closes on Nov. 7.

Angelenos that are randomly selected to participate will be asked to provide documentation to prove they meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Must be an adult with at least one dependent, or be pregnant
  • Must be a resident of the City of Los Angeles
  • Must have an income at or below the federal poverty level
  • Experienced medical or economic impact due to COVID-19

More Info on Project: Big LEAP

Minorities In the Coffee Industry

Black and Brown People that work in coffee may have received disproportionate access to education, information and opportunities. There will be a panel made up of people that have worked their way up and through all of that coming together to share experience and insight for how to improve access for others. I got a little abstract I can share w/ you.

Please register and participate! Coffee professionals from all along the supply chain and gifted college students will be working towards equitable access to education and information in the coffee industry for all.

Panel Oct, 21. 12pm Via Zoom

Developer Speaks Out On Sale of Crenshaw Mall

He says, “Historically, systems and institutions have not engaged with the Black community in ways that have been fair to the Black community.”¬†

Gross and his group of investors offered $110 million to purchase the shopping center. A mall Gross considers dear to his heart because it’s in the community he grew up in.

It’s 42 acres in the heart of South Los Angeles. It’s the last majority-Black neighborhood. I saw this as an opportunity to do something that could be profound and perception shifting for the hundreds of thousands of people from that community who are still looking for something to hold on to,” says Gross. 

But shortly after offering the bid for $110 million, Gross got some bad news. 

“We were told that we were $2 million shy of the winning bid. That same day, we resubmitted a bid for $120 million,” says Gross. 

Check out the rest of the article here

Los Angeles Urban League Celebrates 100yrs of Service

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CENTENNIAL NIGHTS

Los Angeles Urban League turned 100 years old this year and they are celebrating in a monumental way.

For 100 years Los Angeles Urban League has served as a powerful advocate for African-Americans and other minorities by ensuring our communities have access to careers with living wages, opportunities to start and grow businesses, and clear pathways to personal and professional growth.

Los Angeles Urban League helps African Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.

Celebrate 100 years of service with the Los Angeles Urban League. Join us for a memorable evening under the stars at one of Hollywood’s most iconic landmarks. Entertainment will be provided by the star of the Emmy Award Winning Mini-Series The Temptations and two-time NAACP Award nominee Terron Brooks. Stay tuned for more information.

WHEN:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21
7:00 ‚Äď 10:00PM

VIP Reception, Red Carpet & Press Arrivals
6:00 ‚Äď 7:00PM

WHERE: 

THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT ROOFTOP
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

RSVP

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

Vendors

Cultural Interiors – 323.292.1500

Floral Visions – floralvisions@sbcglobal.net – 310.667.1113

GreenArt Landscape Designs Р323.939.9281

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

Crenshaw Line Moving Right Along

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Construction on the Crenshaw LAX Line is moving right along. ¬†Major road closures proceed as construction crews dig massive holes 24/7 for the subway portion for the light rail line. ¬†This means great things for our neighborhood (as well as horrible traffic and a lots of closed urban¬†businesses) but as I speak with my constituents, we all seem to worry about the same thing, the effects of gentrification¬†that is going to come along with this light rail line and the effects it will have on our neighborhood. ¬†Well while I was on break, I was able to grab a couple (as well as get some nice construction workers) to grab some up close pictures of the¬†gargantuous hole being dug out for the Crenshaw/King subway stop (that’s suppose to have an underground entrance to the mall). ¬†There is also a massive whole at Vernon and Crenshaw, the Leimert Park Station, and Expo and Crenshaw. ¬†Expo/Crenshaw’s subway station stop, which will be the last stop of phase I of the Crenshaw Line, (phase II is suppose to remain underground and continue all the way to Hollywood and will take humpteen years to be built)¬†will be covered by the massive Crenshaw DIstrict¬†Square development, that I assume they will break ground on once the subway stop is completed. ¬†Expo/Crenshaw station stop is who is all super secretive and being blocked by massive gates/tarps/”Eat Shop Play Crenshaw” banners. Construction is scheduled to continue well into 2018 so please take note of all road closures.

Crenshaw closures since January

Crenshaw Line Construction Right on Track

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