This event sounds like it’s going to be a big one, maybe even a….Winter Wonderland😉. 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 guest👀. 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.
Park Height Hills
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.
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.
LA IS GIVING MONEY AWAY!!
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 “unconditional,” recurring direct cash payments as part of the BIG:LEAP program — 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
Dorsey Village on Slauson Being Converted to Massive Low Income Housing Development
Dorset Village is slated for a mass redevelopment project with an expected completeion of 2024. The eight acre sight is proposed to host a total of 782 residential units reserved as low-, very low-, and extremely low-income affordable housing. The project would consist of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments – ranging in size from 576 square feet to 1,472 square feet.
The Village was built in the 1940s at 3100 W. Slauson Avenue, as of garden style apartment complex consisting of 206 residential units in 26 two-story buildings. An application submitted by Greene to the Planning Department in May 2019 calls for razing all existing structures on the eight-acre site, making way for the construction of 782 residential units in a series of buildings standing as tall as seven stories.
The on-site subsidized housing, as well as the property’s proximity to a Crenshaw/LAX Line station a block west, would make the project eligible for Transit Oriented Communities development incentives, allowing for increased height and density.
Greene is also planning up to 700 structured parking spaces and nearly 87,000 square feet of open space in the form of a large courtyard, a swimming pool, a recreation center, a sand volleyball court, outdoor basketball courts, and a community pocket park.
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.
Los Angeles Urban League Celebrates 100yrs of Service
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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21
7:00 – 10:00PM
VIP Reception, Red Carpet & Press Arrivals
6:00 – 7:00PM
THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT ROOFTOP
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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
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.
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.