Leimert Park Plaza renovations underway

According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, Leimert Plaza Park, in the heart of Leimert Park Village, is undergoing some enhancements under a partnership between with the Office of Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the LA Parks Foundation and City National Bank.

Read the article here: Leimert Park Plaza Restoration


Annual Holiday Party – Get Festive!

Don’t forget to contact Mary Bailey to sign up for a potluck dish!  


Vehicle Living

vehicleregmap2New regulations on vehicle living become effective on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and are set to expire on July 1, 2018.

According to the new regulation, persons may live in a vehicle:

  • Daytime Hours – between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. – more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks;
  • Nighttime Hours –  between  9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. – in non-residentially zoned areas which are more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools or daycare facilities or parks.

More information about LAMC Section 85.02 can be found on the City’s website.


Pan African Film Festival celebrates 25 years

Pan African Film Festival logo

The Pan African Film Festival celebrates 25 years, February 9-20, 2017. Screenings at the Rave Cinemas at Baldwin Crenshaw Mall.

“We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.”

2017 Screening Guide


Leimert Park wins the Curbed Cup!

Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year 2016Leimert Park faced off against neighborhoods such as San Pedro, Highland Park and Koreantown to win the award for LA’s neighborhood of the year on real estate website Curbed.com.  The “prestigious but fake trophy” was hard-won in a close final battle. Curbed.com followed up with “Your Guide to Leimert Park, the 2016 Neighborhood of the Year”.


Lark Galloway-Gilliam

Lark Galloway-Gilliam, a beloved community advocate, passed away in December of 2014. She is greatly missed. Amongst many accomplishments, she was the founder of the Community Health Councils,  a non-profit, community-based health education and policy organization.


Lark Galloway-Gilliam – LA Times Obituary

Memorial Video

What she was fighting and advocating for was not something she wanted so much as what the community deserved.—Romel Pascual, a former Los Angeles deputy mayor of energy and environment