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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 […]


Willowbrook Shines

Even with a population of 35,000 people, there is a sense that Willowbrook is tucked away — overshadowed by its more famous neighbors, Watts and Compton. In the early 1800s, the South Los Angeles neighborhood was known for its acres of farmland and willow trees that surrounded Compton creek. The creek is now gone and over the […]