Message from MRT, May 2013

Greetings and welcome to our May edition of the Second District newsletter.  Let me begin with an update on the Leimert Park Station, which we hope will be a part of the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line.  Two years ago this month we were at the MTA urging its inclusion. The station is important to the immediate community as well as to communities across Los Angeles County. You’ve made your wishes known, and getting the station remains our objective.

Last month we observed the Season for Nonviolence, the period between the assassinations of Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., with a wonderful vigil atop the Baldwin Hills Overlook. Fittingly, we also turned our attention to the issue of bullying, hosting a wonderful anti-bullying seminar and summit with the Special Needs Network at the University of Southern California. Read more about it in this newsletter.

As usual, you’ll find our favorite architectural heritage site featured in the newsletter.  This month we look at Compton City Hall. Take a look at this striking building, designed by the one and only Harold Williams, an architect of note to many of us in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.

Finally Cinco de Mayo is on its way.  We celebrate the tradition.  And this year we will be back at the MLK Center for Public Health with food, with fun and with fitness.  Come join us!

With hope,