Come out for a day along Compton Creek! Join Heal the Bay and several other local community organizations as we celebrate Community around the Creek! Clean up the creek with the Compton High School Recycle Club, fix and ride bikes with the Hub City Teens, Rails to Trails, and the East Side Riders, or learn how to make your garden beautiful with TreePeople and the LEAPS Action Center. Fun for the whole family, and community service hours for those who help clean!
One of the exciting things about covering South L.A. is how active the communities within the area are. So active, in fact, I cannot always keep up with everything that is going on. Instead of writing stories this week, I’ve been catching up on piecing together the interviews, photos, and stories I’ve been tracking for […]
Fall in love all over again! The East Side Riders Bike Club and Los Ryderz’ annual “Ride 4 Love” returns this Valentine’s Day! On Saturday, February 14, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the East Side Riders Bike Club and Los Ryderz, with Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange […]
When is a public park not open to the public? Or even a park? Apparently, when it is owned by the Department of Water and Power (LADWP). This little plot of land on the corner of 96th and Central Ave. in Watts was one of the many vacant lots that Ted Watkins helped turned into […]
Via Metblogs, Will Campbell’s video of the Tour De Ballona As I’ve mentioned before, the Tour De Ballona was just one of several events for bicycle enthusiasts from last weekend. Despite it’s reputation, Los Angeles has a thriving bike culture and this blog is going to join in the effort to make sure that people […]
Summer is officially here and South L.A. is celebrating in style. Tonight, the East Side Riders will host their Friday Night Ride. The low-key ride starts in the Watts area and heads in a different direction every week. Check out their event page for more details and look here for my story on the night […]
Two new ghost bikes went up in South L.A. and Compton yesterday. One was to commemorate the death last month of Sylvester Henderson, 26, who was hit by the train while crossing the Blue Line tracks at the intersection of Grandee and Century Blvd. Not much is known about Henderson’s death, unfortunately. Much to the […]