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Voices from Willowbrook

Willowbrook, a community near Watts and Compton, originally was a farming area settled in the 1800s that derived its name from the willow trees and rambling brook that decorated its landscape. This year, we are featuring Willowbrook on our website to highlight its vibrant community and burgeoning development. Thanks to a $600 million-investment from Los Angeles […]


Willowbrook is…

To capture the spirit of Willowbrook and its unique sense of place, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission hired artist Rosten Woo to chronicle the stories of its residents, their homes and surroundings. The result is a beautiful book of essays and photographs called Willowbrook is…Willowbrook es, which was unveiled Saturday, March 14, at a […]


Willowbrook Is…

Willowbrook, a community just south of downtown and only four square miles, has long been in the shadow of its larger and more well-known neighbors, Compton and Watts. However, with the opening next year of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and Outpatient Center, the upcoming renovation of the Rosa Parks Metro Station, a […]


Willowbrook Murals Win Prestigious Art Award

Los Angeles artist Louise Griffin knew she had a challenge on her hands when she saw the ribbed concrete walls lining the Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Clinic courtyard. Hired by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to conceive of a project for the facility, Griffin knew that the textured walls, with their folds and […]


Get Ready to J.A.M. in Willowbrook

Once a month, from now through July, people of all ages are invited to move and groove to tunes from Bahia in Brazil, India, Africa and Cuba at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Willowbrook courtesy of the Ford Theater Foundation’s Jazzed and Motivated dance sessions. Back by popular demand, the Ford’s J.A.M. sessions will return […]