1984 Summer Olympics

SoCal Legends: Jeanette Bolden

Jeanette Bolden is a well-decorated Track and Field athlete and coach. The Olympian and UCLA star helped bring out the talents of the runners, allowing them to reach national and international stages. Bolden is also the third-generation owner of the 27th Street Bakery in Los Angeles.

Historic Los Angeles Moments of Athleticism

1984 Summer Olympics Los Angeles became the hub for global athleticism for the second time in history during the 1984 Summer Olympics. 140 nations competed in 221 events that year. American Track and Field runner Carl Lewis earned four gold medals in the 200m, 100m, 4x100m relay race and the long jump. Lewis was the first athlete to win four gold medals in the Olympics since Jesse Owens triumphant wins in 1936. The Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers built a victorious reputation with consecutive championship runs. Veteran frontcourt players teamed up with young, talented point guards in two

Los Angeles Business Leader to Become Next Foundation President

Renata Simril, a civic and business leader in Los Angeles, has been named the next president and chief executive officer of the LA84 foundation. LA84 benefits from the surplus funds from the 1984 Summer Olympics that took place in Los Angeles, according to Simril. The mission of the foundation is to fund youth sports programs in Southern California. “I’ve transitioned through different careers: politics, real estate, sports, business, it’s all been under the arc of civic engagement,” said Simril. “I’m really passionate about the city of Los Angeles; I’m really passionate about helping those less fortunate and really the opportunity