Entries by Marlon Baker

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 […]

Surfing Legend to be Honored at Beach Celebration

[raw] Nick Gabaldon, said to be the first known California surfer of African American and Mexican descent, would stop at nothing to catch a good wave.  But growing up in Santa Monica in the 1940s, Gabaldon was not welcome at most of Southern California’s beaches because of his race. And yet, he refused to  be daunted—when […]

Locke Wellness Center is Unveiled

The Locke Wellness Center, run by the Watts Healthcare Corporation, is now completed and boasts five medical exam rooms, two dental rooms, six mental health counseling rooms, a sterilization lab and a dispensary. Located on the campus of Locke High School, a Green Dot charter high school located in Watts, the Wellness Center will provide health care […]

Jordan Wellness Center

                Jordan High School Wellness Center, a 1,920 square foot facility with 5 exam rooms is another school based health center that recently opened in the Second District.  The center will be run in partnership with the Watts Healthcare Corporation and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Jordan […]