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

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


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 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

Intuit Dome of Inglewood

Gentrification At Its Finest or Nice Addition To Hollywood Park Tomorrow

Gentrification continues in Inglewood with Intuit Dome, the latest addition to the Inglewood entertainment area. The new 18,000 seat, 44,000 square-foot arena had one hell of a groundbreaking ceremony September 17, which you can see in the attached video below (the first 17 minutes is just music with the dome in the background)¬† The $1.8 billion privately funded arena which is slated to have a halo video screen according to the Associated Press, wonder where they got that idea from, **cough Sofi cough**, excuse me, that COVID must of crept in here. The design has been revised several times with the fans comfort in mind according to Steve Ballmer, the current owner of the Clippers, in an interview with The Associated Press. In the same interview, Ballmer stated the arena will be the ‚ÄúBasketball mecca! Basketball palazzo!‚ÄĚ.

Show actually doesn’t start until 18mins in FYI

Every detail ‚ÄĒ from the huge halo video screen that will hover over the court, to how the bathrooms will be designed to get fans back in their seats as quickly as possible ‚ÄĒ has a purpose. The halo will include 44,000 square feet of LED lighting, slightly more than one full acre and roughly six times the average size of other ‚Äúbig‚ÄĚ screens in NBA buildings

Steve Ballmer- Associated Press

The Clippers currently share the Staple Center in the, now, lovely South Park district of Downtown Los Angeles along side the Lakers and the NHL‚Äôs Los Angeles Kings. Its stated that Balmer has always had the idea of the Clippers having their own arena but formerly announced and unveiled plans in 2019. The stadium has an anticipated opening for the 2024 Season. I don’t think the city is officially tacking this on on the Hollywood Park Tomorrow Development, but unofficially, as of now, this is the latest edition to Inglewood’s newly formed entertainment area.

So what do you guys think are you excited for the new arena or is this furthering the Inglewood gentrification ticket, please comment below?

Intuit Dome’s Twitter

Clippers Break Ground on New Arena –

4th Annual Angel City Derby


CLIMB Non-Profit Organization presents the 4th¬†Annual Angel City Derby June 21st, 2014. As one of the Media Partners of this years Angel City Derby, I am to excite for yet another awesome day of networking, enjoying smart and educated people, at the race tracks. ¬†Located at the legendary Santa Anita Race Track and inspired by the¬†‚ÄúKentucky Derby,” expect a¬†fun filled day designed for networking, fashion, style, and support of a worthy cause: our very own community. ¬†Proceeds raised at this event will go toward¬†developing¬†underserved youth to recognize their innate ability and potential to be competitive collegiate participants, stewards of their community, and effective global leaders. ¬†Established in 2005, CLIMB, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) community based non-profit organization based out of ¬†Los Angeles, California.

Angel City Derby brings together Los Angeles finest and brightest urban professionals.  The event comprise of Complementary Hor’ Dors, Good Music, Horse Races (10), Gift Bags, Best Dressed Contest, Best Female Hat Contest, and much more to enhance the experience of our distinguished guest.

This will be the 4th annual Angel City Derby and its expected to attract several hundred urban professional throughout Southern California.  It has been a great success in the past and we are sure this year’s event will have a similar response if not better.  The video below is actually 2012 Angel City Derby but gives an excellent idea of the event.  Also below is the actual press release for this years derby.

4th Annual Angel City Derby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             

Press Contact: Ken Billups



Racing to Raise Funds to provide entrepreneurship and art programs for local youth

Los Angeles, CA ‚Äď Creating Leaders In Mind and Body, Inc (CLIMB), a local non-profit will be hosting its Third Annual Angel City Derby: Day at the Races on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the historic Santa Anita Race Track. The third annual event attracted more than 700 guests and raised more than $15,000 for the charity and this year will be no different! Ladies will be adorned in their over the top hats and dainty dresses while the men will show off their Derby Best, all in the name of charity.

‚ÄúAs a product of the greater Los Angeles community, I feel it‚Äôs my duty to continue to create effective programming and opportunities for today‚Äôs youth,‚ÄĚ said CLIMB, Inc. founder, Ken Billups. ‚ÄúHowever, those ideas require funding to launch and CLIMB is consistently evolving to create memorable events that will generate the resources needed to support our community.‚ÄĚ

Inspired by the world-renowned ‚ÄúKentucky Derby‚ÄĚ, CLIMB will hosts an exciting day of networking, fashion & style, competitive fun and most importantly the opportunity to support a worthy cause: tomorrow‚Äôs youth.¬† The Angel City Derby will be comprised of complimentary hors d‚Äôoeuvres, good music, raffled prizes, horse races and swag bags. More fun will be discovered during the Best Dressed contest, Best Female Hat contest, and many more accents that will enhance the experience of our distinguished guests. Tickets may be purchased online at

For more event details or sponsorship opportunities, please email

Who:                            CLIMB, Inc.

What:                            Angel City Derby: Day at the Races

When:                           Saturday, June 21, 2014

                                    12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:                          Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia, CA. (Enter & Park: Gate 6)

CLIMB, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a wide-range of services to the community through mentorship, educational programs, professional development seminars and workshops, community initiatives and enrichment activities. CLIMB, Inc. is committed to providing the community with the proper equipment that will assist in ‚Äúreaching the top.‚ÄĚ

CLIMB, Inc. started as a grassroots initiative whose efforts continue to provide resources, opportunities, positive role models and activities that support the development of education, self-esteem and character building of our community – join the CLIMB to success!


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Hawthorne Dropping $11Million To Gussy Up Hawthorne Blvd


Hawthorne city officials have decided to spend $11 million on an overhaul of the city’s main thoroughfare in hopes it will spur new economic development along the sagging strip.

Modern crosswalks, bike paths, wider sidewalks, new storm drain pipes and catch basins and as well as better street lights and bus-stop shelters are among the planned improvements. Public Works Director Arnie Shadbehr said he expects construction to begin this spring and finish near the end of the year.

‚ÄúThe final product is going to be reliable infrastructure with all the amenities you need for the right type of development,‚ÄĚ Shadbehr told the City Council on Tuesday. ‚ÄúPrivate-sector development needs reliable water lines and streets and, at the same time, modern amenities incorporated into design.‚ÄĚ

Hawthorne is beautifying itself

Meet Hawthorne Mayor, Chris Brown


Chris Brown is running for Mayor of Hawthorne November 5, 2013.¬†¬† Chris Brown, a native of Los Angeles, California, has demonstrated his commitment to serving his community for over 15 years. As a student at Fairfax High School, Chris volunteered and worked for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps‚Äô ‚ÄúClean and Green‚ÄĚ Program, which conducted weekly cleanups of local communities to rid them of graffiti and blight.

Upon graduating high school, Chris pursued and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from National University and studied Real Estate Securities & Investment Analysis at Allied Real Estate School. He maintained a successful career as an Account Executive for both AT&T Wireless and Nextel Communications in Silicon Valley.

Chris forfeited a life of comfort and wealth and chose to use his skills and expertise for the benefit of those that have suffered deeply in the recent housing crisis. Chris currently operates his own firm, Asset Management Recovery, LLC, which continues to help homeowners facing foreclosure by conducting Property Securitization Analysis Reports on properties to receive the best results during mitigation between the homeowner and the financial institution. His work has paved the way for many citizens, including teachers, healthcare workers, community organizers and even public officials, preventing the foreclosure of their homes which they have worked so hard for.

Read more about Mayoral Candidate, Chris Brown

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 ‚ÄĒ 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



Health Matters In South LA

health-fair-1Make sure you sign up for Community Health Council, Inc.  Health Matters Articles.  These are awesome way to stay abreast on health issues possibly plaguing South LA.  Hear are the articles released in the September 5 issue. Pic courtesy of Health Fair

Calling All Artist

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The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks
Los Angeles County artists for its
Civic Artists Pre-Qualified List.

Applications Due: October 16, 2013

Civic Artists Pre-Qualified List BENEFITS include:

  • SHORTLISTED:¬†sourced by Civic Art Program to select artists for public art opportunities
  • PROMOTION:¬†announcement in Public Art Review magazine
  • PUBLISHED:¬†featured in an online publication by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
  • EXPOSURE:¬†referenced by reputable public art programs for curatorial research
  • SUPPORT:¬†featured individual artist profile on Civic Art Program Web site

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Los Angeles County Arts Commission staff is offering several technical assistance workshops to help artists. All interested artists are encouraged to attend. Space is limited for each workshop.

RESERVE A SEAT: or 213-202-3987