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.
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.
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.
Crenshaw Line Almost Complete!
Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Line is 99% according to CEO Stephanie Wiggins. After a series of delays the line is moving closer to opening. The $2.1 billion project, is slated to start service in 2022 is finaly nearing completion. The 8.5 mile light rail line will connect LAX to……well eventually to Hollywood but for now I guess just to the Expo, but that’s still good. The Crenshaw Line won’t actually connect with LAX but Metro is currently building a $900 Million People Mover to connect the Light Rail to LAX directly. Emphasizing the significance of the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Wiggins insisted,
“This is our top priority. We are working tirelessly to get this project done. We are listening. We value yourpartnership throughout this process and going forward. We really believe the Crenshaw/LAX, once opened, will be a jewel that everyone will be proud of – the community, businesses and residents alike.”Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of LA Metro
Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of LA Metro
The route consist of eight stations, four at-grade and three underground. The Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King Jr. and Leimert Park Stations are underground, there was at one time talk about building a entrance to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. The train starts at the Aviation station on the Green Line, now the “C Line” passes by LAX, into Westchester, Inglewood, Hyde Park, Crenshaw’s Park Mesa Community and ends at the Expo line.
On October 1, the Crenshaw/LAX Line initiated Photo Enforcement Program, which aims to reduce train and vehicle collisions and improve safety on the boulevard for motorists and pedestrians. Motorists who disobey traffic signals will be cited an average cost of $100 along with penalties and assessments. Cameras will be monitoring left-turn movements crossings on Crenshaw Blvd, so beware!
Turn the Fabulous Forum into the LA Sports Museum At The Fabulous Forum
Los Angeles Sports Museum @ The Fabulous Forum
Imagine walking into 3 large replicas of the Lakers Championship, the King Championship trophies, the Dodger’s Championship Trophies all on the first floor, the second floor Kings Museum, the third floor Dodgers museum, forth floor Lakers and Clippers, fifth floor Chargers and Rams, LAFC and Galaxy on sixth floor and Sky Terrace/Event Space on top, that’s what I would do if I owned the Fabulous Forum. I would knock out all the red walls, replace them with glass, keeping the white pillars intact. Place an event space/plaza with monitors in front for celebrations and a grass park around it as there is plenty of parking for Sofi. Steve Ballmer purchased the Fabulous Forum for $400 Million, CASH, from previous owner Madison Square Garden in order to break ground on his new $1.8 Billion Arena. But now with a new state of the art stadium being built right next door, what’s the purpose of the Forum? The arena was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 24, 2014 so we don’t have to worry about it going anywhere but it now seems like surplus event space. What would you do with this space, keep it as it is or convert it?
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