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April 2014 Newsletter

 
 
Join us today for an afternoon of family fun as we open the newly renovated Lennox Library and Constituent Service Center with entertainment for the entire family, including activities for children and teens, and refreshments. The new library will have a children’s section and teen study room and of course, an adult reading area.... See message

 

 
 
At 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will lead a march along Western Avenue to bring attention to the trafficking of children. Other dignitaries and elected officials will join in as marchers make their way south on Western Avenue, one of the more active areas of child sex trafficking in Los Angeles County... Read More
 
 
The much-anticipated Lennox Library and Constituent Service Center opens this afternoon with a celebration. Originally built in 1949, the Lennox Library was the oldest and most outdated library within the County’s Public Library System. The new library will be more than double the size... Read More
 
 
The Crenshaw Boulevard Streetscape Plan, designed to go hand in hand with the construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX rail line, lays out an ambitious vision that will transform the look and feel of this historic street from concrete-heavy and car-centric, to “green” and pedestrian friendly... Read More
 
 
Certain buildings have soul. Some of these structures are ancient and, having imbibed the human experience over centuries, achieved personalities of their own. Sometimes, however, they are relatively new... Read More
 
 
It used to take Veronica Calbio 30 minutes by bus to get her children, Genesis, 2, and Abraham, 5, for a checkup at the nearest clinic in South Los Angeles. But with the recent opening of a new health center at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center... Read More
 
 
Alexandria Garcia, 15, cannot imagine life without her trumpet. Now thanks to the seven year old Youth Orchestra LA program (YOLA), brainchild of LA Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, the petite freshman at Foshay Learning Center in South Los Angeles does not have to... Read More
 
 
For more than 50 years now, generations of youngsters have roasted marshmallows, told ghost stories around the campfire and learned camping techniques at the Compton Camp Fire site in the heart of the City of Compton... Read More
 
 
For seven years, Irvin Dixon, 59, had been homeless in Los Angeles County. He slept on public benches and waited in long lines for free meals. Sal Tovar, 52, had spent nine years homeless... Read More
 
 
Residents from Slauson, Windsor Hills and the surrounding neighborhoods recently gathered at Los Angeles Academy Middle School to see what transforming old blighted railroads in South Los Angeles into a bike path, walkway and green space would look like... Read More

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