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Russian athletes play soccer in Watts

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined the Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club to welcome 24 young Russian athletes to Los Angeles. The Russians, 10 boys, 10 girls and four coaches, visited Southern California to participate in a beach volleyball program. On July 15, they also took time out, however, for a fun day of soccer at Markham […]


Watts Village Theater Company featured at Metro’s “More Trains More Often” launch

At the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, Metro’s “More Trains More Often” Campaign was unveiled, to run trains more frequently in the evenings from 6pm through midnight. The extended service, set to begin November 13, will run every 10 minutes in the evening on the Red, Purple and Blue Lines through June 2012 during […]


Grand Opening of Arvella Grigsby Place Pocket Park in Watts

The Watts Neighborhood Council and the Office of Congresswoman Janice Hahn celebrated the grand opening of Arvella Grigsby Place Pocket Park. This 5,000 square foot parcel of vacant city-owned land has been converted to a pocket park at the intersection of East 115th Street and Arvella Grigsby Place in Watts. The park features a beautiful […]


Watts Park opens after long-awaited $6.8 million makeover

[pullquote_right]”All around you’ll see a newly landscaped and expanded areas for recreational opportunity,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas[/pullquote_right]Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined the Department of Parks and Recreation and a host of community organizations to dedicate the newly renovated Ted Watkins Memorial Park.  Crowds packed the park to celebrate the freshly renovated public space. Eighty-five percent of […]


Watts Summer Games 2011

The mission of the L.A. Watts Summer Games is to build bridges of understanding among high school youth. The Games strive to promote positive interaction, respect and achievement through spirited competition in athletics.         In the spring of 1968, the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce established the Watts Junior Olympics. Conceived […]