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LIVWRK DEVELOPMENT TO BUY BALDWIN HILLS-CRENSHAW MALL
October 22, 2020
Asher Abehsera, founder and CEO of LIVWRK, talks candidly about his purchase of the mall, his commitment to community inclusion, his partnerships with CIM and the Kushner Family. Abehsera wants people to understand he is not from New York. In fact, he was born and raised right here in Los Angeles. He explains he grew up in the Pacific Pan Park area (Fairfax District), and his first job was at a gas station on La Brea at the age of 15. Abehsera’s mother is fifth generation Angeleno and his father is of Moroccan (North Africa) decent, and has spent his entire life embracing the diversity and multi-cultural lifestyle he grew up a part of. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, Bakewell Media & Hyundai Celebrate
October 22, 2020
On Saturday, October 17, the Taste of Soul family festival, despite of the current COVID-19 pandemic, found a way to bring the energy, spirit, love, essence, and tradition of the beloved festival with the Virtual Taste of Soul Experience, a three-hour program hosted by comedic actress, Kym Whitley, whose beautiful personality and talent was a major highlight of the show. The show was loaded with soulful musical performances from classic R&B, old-school rap, and gospel artists, with community panels, and segments empowering and supporting Black-owned restaurants. ... read more »
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Dodgers Foundation Partner with Vector 90, and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson for Drive-Thru Giveaway
October 22, 2020
The RBI drive-through has been their new form of giving back to the communities. ... read more »
COMMUNITY BUILD, INC. OFFERS HOPE AND EMPLOYMENT
October 22, 2020
When the 2020 Census count is finally tallied, states across the nation will receive their proportionate share of government funding for essential social programs and services for the next decade.  For three ex-felons, the grassroots work of going door-to-door checking for completed Census forms, provided immediate financial relief and an opportunity to help their community.  ... read more »
West Angeles Church to Serve as General Election Voting Center
October 15, 2020
West Angeles Church will become a City Wide Voting Center for the upcoming Presidential Elections.  Polls will be Open, and Voting will commence: Friday, October 30, on Saturday Oct 31, Sunday November 1, and Monday Nov 2 _ 9am-8pm;  And Election Day, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3rd _ 6am-9pm. ADDRESS... ... read more »
FIGUEROA CORRIDOR BID OPPOSES RENAMING OF FIGUEROA TO KOBE BRYANT BOULEVARD
October 15, 2020
On August 25, 2020 Council Members Curren Price and Herb Wesson introduced a motion to rename a portion of Figueroa Street to Kobe Bryant Boulevard.  Many believe that the renaming of Kobe Bryant Boulevard would be a fitting tribute to the legendary Laker along with his daughter Gianna Bryant and 7 others who were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in January of this year. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
Herb Wesson Sponsors Food Pantry at First A.M.E.
October 15, 2020
On Sat., Sep. 26, L.A. Councilmember Herb Wesson joined First A.M.E. and their Women’s Missionary Society for their monthly food pantry.  Wesson, who sponsored the food pantry, handed out bags and boxes of food along with his wife Fabian and a team of volunteers. FAME Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, First Lady Florence Miles-Boyd and WMS President Vivian Hines were also present. Over 200 families were served. ... read more / view gallery »
Air Quality Board Votes to Assist South Los Angeles with Pollution Issues
October 9, 2020
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's Governing Board voted today to add South Los Angeles to a list of areas considered disproportionately affected by pollution and in need of assistance. ... read more »
Chief Deputy Emada Tingirides Serves as the Bridge to a Better Relationship Between the Community and Law Enforcement
October 8, 2020
The law enforcement culture is going through a deep conditioning within Los Angeles, recent incidents triggered a global awareness of the imbalance in community protection. It unveiled a disconnection between the purpose of the police and the spirit of trust among the community. Los Angeles has looked to bridge that gap by designing the Community Safety Partnership Program in 2011. Captain Emada Tingirides has been the Coordinator Sergeant for CSP, she has embodied the mission and now leads the programs as Deputy Chief. ... read more »
Love for Community is Core Ingredient in Hawkins Burgers Recipe for Success
October 8, 2020
Hawkins House of Burgers Has Been Serving L.A. for over 80 years ... read more »
South Coast AQMD Governing Board Selects South Los Angeles for AB 617 Program to Accelerate Air Pollution Reduction in Community
October 8, 2020
Last week, the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board approved a recommendation to add the South Los Angeles community to the Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) program. AB 617 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local air districts to reduce emissions in communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution. The Governing Board also directed staff to pursue additional funding to help support emissions reduction efforts in this community. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Presents $150,000 Grant to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; The Dance Company Celebrate Their New Outside Foundation
October 1, 2020
Lula Washington Dance Theatre was presented $150,000 grant to create an outdoor dance class and performance space. ... read more »
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