Sun, Jun

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 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.  

Alex Haley Jones Jr. is one of many young players who is excelling both on the tennis court and in the classroom at school. Photo by Jason Lewis


This program has helped a number of young tennis players make it to college.

Patrick Sandle is an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount University


After playing on two Crenshaw championship teams, Sandle has dedicated his life’s work to basketball.

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.

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.

When it comes to being healthy and fit, pound-for-pound, yoga may be the best option for a lot of people.

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.

Stanley Griggs, also known as Sir Stan, showed up to sing the blues, but he shocked the crowd with his amazing rendition of Prince’s Purple Rain. Photo by Jason Lewis


The top blues artists in Los Angeles perform at this Leimert Park concert venue.

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


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.

The neighborhood council for Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, and Leimert Park areas holds workshops for entrepreneurs.

The Ladera Heights branch assists people who believe that they do not qualify for home loans.

Black homeownership is lower than the national rate during the Great Depression.

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.”

The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation provides clothes, career services, and educational services for teens who are aging out of the foster care system.

Panelists discussed the sacrifices they made to pursue their college and post graduate dreams.  

The 2017 Sigma Youth Symposium promoted technology careers to high school students.

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.

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.

Farmers throughout California sell fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Photo by Jason Lewis


Simply Wholesome serves great food while creating an Afrocentric vibe in the restaurant and health food store. Photo by Jason Lewis


The health food store and restaurant mixes culture, community, heath and wellness.

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

Contact Sara Araya for lessons. Email saaruh@gmail.com or call 323-702-4191. Photo by Jason Lewis

Performing Arts

Debbie Allen selects the dancers who will perform in The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. Photo by Jason Lewis

Performing Arts

The Baldwin Hills dance studio produces some of the best dancers in the area.

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.

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.