The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services has published new regulations for sidewalk vending, effective January 1, 2019. See the full text here.
The guest speaker at our meeting on February 16, 2019 was Imagine LA, a non-profit organization that helps break the cycle of homelessness by partnering volunteer mentors with people who have been homeless. They are looking for volunteers, mentors, partners, and sponsors.
Neighbors gathered on October 27, 2018 for a beautification project sponsored by the Leimert Park Garden Tour. Leimert Park Beat was on the scene! Read the story here.
- Virgil Grant on VICELAND
- Virgill Grant – article in The Guardian (January 2018)
- Cat Packer: “Meet the Leader of LA’s Cannabis Revolution”, Fast Company (August 2018)
Baldwin Crenshaw Plaza Mall is moving on to a $700 million redevelopment. Supporters and detractors were vocal at the June 5 planning and land use meeting. The City Council unanimously approved the plan this week.
An article in CurbedLA gives further detail on the affordable housing component and other elements: City Council approves mall redevelopment
Metro visited the Block Club recently to provide an update on upcoming street closures in the area. Starting in June 2018, work will begin at the three new Metro stations along Crenshaw. The focus is on restoring the roadway as one of the last phases of construction. Details are on the Metro website: METRO PROJECT NOTICE – CRENSHAW CLOSURES.
The club elected new officers at the April meeting. These officers will be seated at the May meeting.
- President: Gwendolyn Jones
- Vice President: Marisa Morabito
- Communication Secretary: Veta Simpson
- Recording Secretary: Ann Willmott
- Treasurer: Kerry Roberts
Two long-serving members, Stephen Thomas and Romerol Malveaux, will be stepping down after serving the maximum term allowed. Cherrywood/Leimert Block Club thanks them for their important contributions!