Calling All Mount Vernon Jr. High Alumni

A ONE-TIME ONLY GRAND REUNION for Mount Vernon Junior High School (currently known as Johnny Cochran) and its elementary schools for the period of 1930 through the1950s will be held on July 29, 2012, at the Sportsmen’s  Lodge in Studio City. Mount Vernon opened in 1926 and for many years…

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Country Club Featured in Conservancy Tour

The Los Angeles Conservancy is presenting a one-time-only tour featuring three recently designated HPOZs, coined “the triplet” by residents. Country Club Park, Wilshire Park, and Windsor Village are adjacent to one another, sharing a border along Crenshaw Boulevard near Olympic Boulevard. Developed in the early to mid-1900s, each neighborhood has…

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Teaching Elders to Use Computers

Message Media Ed School of Black Leadership in the Digital Age provides culturally-relevant learning and professional development for youth, adults and seniors of African descent (including high school dropouts and youth at risk of giving up on their education), as a means of closing digital, cultural, social, academic and economic…

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Time to Grow Your Own Vegetables?

Have you been dreaming about growing your own vegetables but just didn’t know how to get started? Many of us hesitate because we think of the backbreaking work involved or feel we need a large area to get started. In fact you can start a garden easily in a container…

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FREE WORKSHOPS FOR THE SOULPEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS             3500 W. Adams Blvd., W. of Arlington After a tough week of suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous opinions, treat yourself to one of the most beautiful environments in our community and participate, along with other sweet and sincere minded folks of all faiths,…

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The Memorial Library Knitting Circle

The Memorial Library Knitting CircleFinding Small-Town L.A.:  The Memorial Library Knitting Circle   Feeling lost and alienated in sprawling Los Angeles with its transient culture and ten million residents?  This is the first in a series of articles that will celebrate events, experiences and people in our Mid-City area who inspire community…

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Our Local Library Used-Book Sales

You can own that book at Washington Irving and Memorial Libraries. “I need help carrying all these books to the car please!” So many treasures to be found in the sale room at our local libraries. Best sellers, biography, art, travel, self-help, history, science, Spanish, Korean, etc.  The Memorial Library…

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St.Elmo Village

St.Elmo VillageSt.Elmo Village4830 St. Elmo Dr.90019323-931-3409 Click here for website     SATURDAYS  11 am - 1 pmPainting, Drawing, hand drumming,mural painting, drama workshops1:30 - 3:30 pmComputer Graphics & photography2nd Wed. 7pm Rainbow Block Club 1st Saturday 2-5 pm International  Black Writers and Artists (IBWA) 2nd Saturday, 2 pm California…

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OCHI PROJECTSOchi Projects is a contemporary art gallery located at 3301 W. Washington Blvd and 3rd Ave. across from Surfas. Pauli Ochiopened the gallery in June 2015, moving to Los Angeles from Ketchum, Idaho, where she had grown up watching her parents run a contemporary art gallery. After moving to Los…

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Band of Vices Founder and Creative Director Terrell Tilford - The Interview

Band of Vices Founder and Creative Director Terrell Tilford - The InterviewSince opening their West Adams location in May of last year, Band of Vices has emerged as one of the most relevant and well-curated independent art galleries that South Los Angeles has to offer. From the Afro-Futurism of April Bey to the Multidisciplinary Surrealism of Chelle Barbour to the essential…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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