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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, standing in front of the tunnel boring machine, addresses a crowd six stories below Crenshaw Blvd. Photos by Jason Lewis


The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project stations at Exposition Blvd., MLK Jr. Blvd., and in Leimert Park are now connected.

A community member discusses a legal case with an attorney at Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ office. Photo by Jason Lewis


Ridley-Thomas has plans for more pro bono legal clinics in the future.  

While many community members view the Liquor Bank as a nuisance, other community members see this issue as a form of gentrification.

The Olympics will allow Los Angeles, including South L.A., to showcase the best that the city has to offer.

Bragging rights are on the line at this event that brings the Divine Nine together.

The View Park Prep grad continues to excel academically and athletically.

Local high school athletes organize these games that are played at the John McKay Center.  

Catalina mixes relaxation and adventure.

The ‘American Riviera’ offers relaxation, wine, great food, luxury spas and scenic views.

Beat the traffic and enjoy the views.

Ade Neff sells and repairs bicycles in Leimert Park Village. Photos by Jason Lewis


This co-op performs repairs, assists people in repairing their own bikes, and sells new bicycles.

The View Park-Windsor Hills health center promotes physical activity, mental health, and spiritual awareness.  

This form of martial arts teaches people how to defend themselves, and gets them into incredible shape. Photo by Jason Lewis


“Through this fist style one gains long life and happiness.”

There are two ways to the top. The dirt trails that loop around the hill, or the more direct route; straight up the Culver City Stairs. Photo by Jason Lewis


The park has a mile-long hiking trail and is the home of the infamous Culver City Stairs.

Senator Kamala Harris


The playlist includes Marvin Gaye, A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, 2Pac, Beyoncé, Prince, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many others.

It may seem like he’s having a party, but there is a lot going on beyond the mic.

The festival features films from around the world, an art fest, and film networking events.

The couple were married at the Rose Garden in Exposition Park.

Lewis, a UCLA graduate, was born and raised in Los Angeles.

Bella Dawn Planning & Events


Mark Robertson, President/CEO of Pacific Coast Regional. Photo by Jason Lewis


For 40 years, PCR has assisted small business owners with loan programs, classes, and consulting.

Members of the tour purchase clothes at Zoe’s Vintique in Mid City. Photos by Jason Lewis


Mone’t Lamb created the bus tour to introduce local residents to small black-owned businesses in Los Angeles.

VSEDC Executive Director Joseph T. Rouzan, III, accepts a $50,000 donation from City National Bank. Photos by Jason Lewis


The non-profit organization continues to provide resources to small-business owners and entrepreneurs.

The panel of investors discusses when and how to approach a venture capitalist or angel investor. Photos by Jason Lewis


Venture capitalists and angel investors spoke about resources to support and grow small businesses.

Amir Medina taking pictures at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Heritage Festival. Photo by Jason Lewis


Aspiring rappers also attend Camp Spin-Off to learn music production and the music business industry. Photos by Jason Lewis


This DJing summer camp has classes in music production, marketing, and business.

Tremeal Bradford talks with high school students at the Black College Expo. Photo by Jason Lewis


After only 96 black students were admitted to the college in 2006, the numbers have been on the rise.

A homeless youth, who is a student at Los Angeles Film School, showcases his work to Janet Denise Kelly, director of Sanctuary of Hope. Photo by Jason Lewis


“Our homeless youth are invisible in plain sight.”

Donald Trump won the election and is in office, so many people have questioned the purpose of protesting.

Measure HHH passed in November to build housing for the homeless; Measure H on the March ballot is needed to pay for services.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Photo by Jason Lewis


Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Karen Bass, and Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas met with 150 concerned community members.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with Congresswoman Karen Bass and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson (to Clinton’s right) discusses the upcoming election at Community Coalition. Photo by Jason Lewis


Community Coalition discusses the propositions that greatly effects South Los Angeles, which includes marijuana, criminal sentencing, and taxes for education.

The View Park-Windsor Hills boutique makes original pieces for men, women, and children.

Tuanni Price gives a wine tutorial at a luncheon. Photo by Jason Lewis


“Wine is a really beautiful beverage.  There is a lot of artwork that goes into making it.” -Tuanni Price, owner of Zuri Wine Tasting & Tours

Mark J. Campbell, president & CEO, has the perfect accessories to go along with Audacity Studio’s high-end suits.


This View Park-Windsor Hills establishment has everything from made to measure suits to a grooming salon.

Odessa Bowden-Sierra’s boutique store Nobody Jones is on Pico Blvd. and Curson Ave. Photo by Jason Lewis


The Mid City boutique caters to everybody, from celebrities to everyday professional women.

Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. help out Healing & Hope 4 the Homeless. More volunteers are needed. Photos by Jason Lewis


Healing & Hope 4 the Homeless provides food for nearly 400 people on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Harold Turner and Marguerite Ferrera of NAMI Urban L.A. in Leimert Park Village help individuals and families affected by mental illness. Photo by Jason Lewis


This organization offers counseling not only to people diagnosed with mental issues, but also to their family members and caregivers as well.    

Fitness demonstration at the Crenshaw Health Fest at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Photo by Jason Lewis


This free event, held at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw on June 24, features health, vision and dental screenings, music, and fun for the entire family.

Chef Bryce Fluellen of the American Heart Association is promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Billy McCoy leads a jazz workshop at The World Stage in Leimert Park. Photo by Amir Medina

Performing Arts

Ethnomusicologist Billy McCoy discusses the weekly music workshops in Leimert Park.

Drum performances - some planned, some impromptu - occur on Degnan Blvd. and in the park. Photos by Jason Lewis

Performing Arts

Leimert Park Village is the music mecca of South Los Angeles, featuring jazz, blues, soul, gospel, R&B, and hip hop.

This free performing arts program in Leimert Park instructs children in music, dance, theater, and film.

The exhibit examines how housing restrictions, police brutality, and other incidents led to the 1992 uprising.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community.

Who’s Hungry Caribbean & Catering is inspired by Caribbean and Southern food. Photos by Jason Lewis


Caribbean Gourmet and Who’s Hungry Caribbean & Catering bring amazing dishes to the farmers’ market.

The brisket, macaroni and cheese with kale plate is a fan favorite. Photos by Jason Lewis


The food truck has received rave reviews from critics.  

Owner Fredrick Sennie infuses soul food into tacos that many people will wait over an hour for.

Brooklyn Deli takes great pride in producing the best tasting sandwiches in the area. Photo by Jason Lewis


The Leimert Park eatery does not spare expense for its great-tasting sandwiches.