Leimert Park merchants reach out to Endeavour watchers
Performances, exhibits and more planned
Merchants in Leimert Park Village will host a number of activities that are open to the public who come out to view the Shuttle Endeavour as its makes its way from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park on Oct. 13.
The day includes an exhibit at Gallery Plus of works by Varnette P. Honeywood, Ray Beasley and Kenneth Gatewood from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 4333 Degnan Blvd.; from noon to 1:30 p.m. enjoy a sneak peak at the musical “Dream Girls” at the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, 3351 W. 43rd St.; and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. an exhibit of more than 50-foot-tall handcrafted rod puppets called the Yuppets (Young Urban professional Puppets). Created by Gary Jones for his BlackStreet USA Puppet Theater, 3347 W. 43rd. St.
The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center offers a little night music featuring world class jazz accordion player Jesse Sharp beginning at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $19.50, and the center is located at 4305 Degnan Blvd.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The president of the California Science Center said today the organization has agreed to increase the number of trees it will plant to replace ones being removed to make way for the space shuttle Endeavour’s journey from Los Angeles International Airport to Exposition Park.
But some residents continued to decry the tree-removals, insisting there must be a less-destructive option.
Before a standing-room-only audience of an estimated 600 community residents, business, civic and religious leaders, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board voted to locate a train station in Leimert Park Village, but only if it can be built within the existing $1.7 billion budget allocated for the Crenshaw/LAX line.
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority did its usual “rope-a-dope” with the Black community last week on the most important infrastructure investment of the next 100 years.
The 21st Black Business Expo (BBX) will open its doors Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., in “The Hangar” at the West Angeles Cathedral (a few steps from the Metro Train station) and will honor community legends who have made significant contributions to Los Angeles during its South Los Angeles (SoLA) awards.
The theme of the event is “Empowering Our South Los Angeles Community.”
The Hangar is located at the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards. Admission and parking are free.
Why does sports play such a prominent role in college education? Does it crowd out the attention we pay to other aspects of college life? Why are student athletes treated like slaves or gladiators, playing to pay colleges for the fruits of their labor? Other students enjoy “school spirit” when their team wins, and universities collect revenue from advertisers when they make it to the big leagues.