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Oct. 9, South L.A. Advocates Discuss Civic Action and Community Voice in South L.A. on Visions and Voices Panel at USC
South L.A. Power Fest Illustrates Successful Placemaking Requires Deep Community Roots
Ticketing of Ovarian Psyco Sparks Questions About How Group Rides Should Manage Safety
Reclaiming Public Space for Marginalized Communities: Bikes Don’t Fix Everything, But They Can Help
A Pocket Park Begins to Take Shape in South L.A.
Fun and Food in Boyle Heights and South L.A. this Weekend
Wednesday Wanderings: Mobility in Malawi
CicLAvia Begins Outreach Process in Boyle Heights for Oct. 5th Event
Got Arts?: South L.A. Weekend Happenings
Filed Under: (Mostly) Rad! Skate Park to Open Thursday in Hard-to-Skate-to Hazard Park.
Hit-and-Run on Cesar Chavez Sidewalk Kills 66-Year-Old Woman
Lovely Art Installations Evoking Walking Placed in Hard-to-Walk-to Locations
Advocates Gather in Leimert Park to Hear about CicLAvia Route through South L.A. Planned for December
Gentri-flyer or Gentri-folleto? Streetsblog Translates Story on Gentrification in Boyle Heights
City Planners Listen to Stakeholders Regarding Potential for Bike Lanes Along Boyle and Soto
The DOGGR Days of Summer: DOGGR Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Fracking Regulations
Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project Takes Another Step Forward
Am I Hallucinating?: Public Art Pieces Appear in South L.A.
Dead Spaces Make for Dead (and Unwalkable) Places
I See London, I See France. I See L.A.’s Dirty Underpass(es).
Exide’s Third Application for Permit to Handle Hazardous Waste Found Deficient
Weekend Memorial Events Highlight Continued Vulnerability of Cyclists
“What Happened to Human Decency?”: Friends and Family of South L.A. Hit-and-Run Victim Seek Answers
Leimert Park Invites You to Participate in Preparations for the Festival of Ancestors
Gentri-flyer Opens One Hell of a Conversation. Now What?
South L.A. Park Has Great Potential, but Lacks Sidewalks That Would Make it Accessible to All
Folleto desencadena polémica en Boyle Heights a través de los redes sociales
Gentri-flyer Sets Off Social Media Storm in Boyle Heights
Exide Cited for String of Lead Emissions Violations by EPA
Empowering Communities to See Streets as Sites of Recreation: What does it Take?
Location, Location, Location: Contested Public Space Means Moving Watts School Could Deny Some Education
Kickball to the Rescue!: How Active Programming in Parks Makes Communities Safer
And So It Begins: Crenshaw Sees Major Street Closure and Reconfiguration Starting Friday Night
Addressing the Hit-and-Run Epidemic: When “Finishing the Ride” Acts as the Launch of a Movement
Judge to Hit-and-Run Perpetrator: Don’t Do it Again or it Will Be Considered Murder
Plaza 2.0: When People St. Plaza Projects are More Than Just Plaza Projects
Got the Munchies?: South L.A. Market Conversion Project Takes Unique Approach to Health
CicLAvia Highlights Need for Better Bike Infrastructure for Cycling to Grow as a Transportation Option
Plea Deal for Drunk Driver that Killed Andy Garcia Does Little to Ease Pain of Victims, Friends, and Families
Make a Little Noise, Get a Little Bus Stop Love: Random Thoughts on Mobility
Pop-Up Plaza Enhances Art Walk, Hints at What Could Be in Leimert
Leimert Takes Steps Toward Re-Branding with Pop-Up Plaza and More this Weekend
St. John’s New Health and Wellness Campus Promises Good Things for South L.A.
To Be or Not To Be a Gang-Banger: Is That Really The Question?
“I’m a Teacher, I’m Pregnant…I’m Worried”: Residents Fume Over Lead Contamination of Soil in their Neighborhoods
The Tour de Watts Gathers Momentum, Signals Good Things Ahead for Watts
“Our Fears Have Not Been Allayed”: The Limits of Regulatory Powers Over Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction Techniques
YouthBuild Boyle Heights Students Launch Funding Campaign
If Cleanliness is Next to Godliness, Surely it Should Also be a Component of “Complete”-ness, No?
The Wheels of Justice Slowly Begin to Turn in the Hit-and-Run that Killed Andy Garcia
Feasibility Study on Slauson Corridor Rail-to-River Project Takes Another Step Forward
Garbage Removal Makes Space for New Trash to Accumulate
Boyle Heights Forum Tonight: Neighborhood Land Trust Seeks to Help Communities Take Charge of Blight
Blight Begets Blight: Vacant Lots are Popular Dumping Grounds in South L.A.
Second Time is Not a Charm: Community Still Vociferously Opposed to Plans for Lorena Plaza in Boyle Heights
Metro Diary: Every Day He’s Hustlin’
Partnerships Offer Chance for New Riders to Join Ride 4 Love in Watts
Vernon Battery Recycling Plant Sues to Overturn New Air Quality Rule
Active Streets Participants Explore Vermont Square in South L.A.
Hearing For One Hit-and-Run is Rescheduled While Another Takes the Life of a Young Man in Watts
A Hearing and a Meeting on Boyle Heights Streets This Week
“Nothing Brings Me Comfort”: Family of Hit-and-Run Victim Plan to Hold Ride to Driver’s Hearing
Tonight: Update on Oil Drilling in West Adams, Road Diet along Angeles Vista, and South LA Bike Club Meeting
How Will Helicopter Noise Relief Act Help Those in Heavily Policed Communities?
Photo Exhibit Brings Human-Scale Public Art to Olympic Blvd. in Boyle Heights
So, Ground Has Officially Been Broken for the Crenshaw Line. What Does That Mean for People in the Area?
As 1st St. Undergoes Transformation, Pedestrians in Other Areas of Boyle Heights Wonder When Their Moment Will Come
“They Never Do Things Like This in My Neighborhood!”: New Park Along Vermont Ave. Surprises, Delights Residents
West Adams Neighbors Come Together to Oppose the Drillers Next Door
Governing Board of the AQMD Adopts Amendment Imposing Stricter Emissions Controls on Lead-Acid Battery Recyclers
When One Well Closes, God…er…Oil Corporations Open Another
Reflections on Reflectors: Should They Be Updated Now That More People Are in the Streets?
Why I Ride: Connecting with My City
Holiday Food for Thought: A Better Way to Bike Share?
Eyes on the Street: “YES, L.A.! YES, BUSES!”
Dear Santa, Please Bring Us an Active Transportation Corridor Along Slauson. But Don’t Forget the Community in the Process.
Community Services Unlimited Can Help You Get a Jump On Your New Year’s Resolution to Garden and Eat Healthy
Public Briefing on Sixth Street Viaduct Highlights Need to Remember Bridges are about Connecting People
Are Oil Fields Poisoning the Air Around USC? Residents Hope for Answers at Hearing Tonight
The SCAQMD Hearing Board Will Receive Public Testimony on the Exide Battery Recycling Plant on December 14th. That Means You.
People Get Ready: Winter Is Upon Us And Bus Stops Will Not Shelter You
Can a Re-Purposed Pay Phone Stave Off Gentrification in Leimert Park?
The Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Project, Musings on Bridges as Destinations, and High Hopes for the New Citizen Advisory Committee
The Dept. of Parks and Rec Wants Your Input on What Parks Should Be
USC Reneges on Some Commitments to Street Improvements Along Jefferson; Neighbors are Concerned
Learn About “Hotel Mariachi” at a Book Signing at the Mariachi Festival This Weekend
Ed P. Reyes River Greenway On the Verge of Opening for Business
Improvements Along First Street in Boyle Heights Begin to Take Shape
Culture Heals at Proyecto Jardín in Boyle Heights
Death and All His Friends Cast Long Shadows When They Make Regular Appearances in the Public Space
Riders Reclaim Central Ave. for Bikes for a Few Happy Hours
Stories of Place and Space Told through Dance and Theater in Boyle Heights and Watts
Gardening Students in South L.A. Use Their Skills to Build Garden Beds for Local Families
A Tour Along Historic Central Ave. is a Good Reminder that People are the Essence of Spaces
Filed Under: Sort of Good News for Boyle Heights
Advocates Push for a More Livable “Death Bridge”: The Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Saga Continues
The Leimert Station, While Welcome, Brings Uncertainty to The World Stage
Slow to Clean Up its Own Mess, Exide Demands Boyle Heights Residents Hurry Up and Submit Personal Injury Claims by Oct. 31st
Filed Under: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things?
Hit-and-Run Victims and Surviving Family Members Face Drunk Driver at Her Arraignment
Man Dies Along the Blue Line; Safety Improvements Are Planned for Next Year
Why Are There CicLAvias I Never Walk Under but Large and Melodious Thoughts Descend upon Me?*
A Friday Shout-Out to Our Readers Who Make My Job So Rewarding
City Asks For Your Input on How to Spend Federal Dollars
Weekend Events Prove South L.A. Can Be an Amazing Destination, While Also Highlighting the Challenges that Remain to be Overcome
Eastside Access Project Takes Another Step Forward, Experiences Growing Pains
Hollenbeck Middle School Breaks Ground on a New Garden
Park[ing] Day Installation in South L.A. Highlights Residents’ Desperate Need for Peaceful Green Space. And Plants.
There’s One Week Left to Tell LA/2B about Your Aspirations for Your Community
Get Your Complaints Filed! The Neighborhood Repair Blitz is Coming Your Way
Hit-and-Run in Boyle Heights Forever Changes Lives in an Instant
Area Baby Rides Metro, Has Wonderful Day.
By the Numbers: Counting Bikes and Pedestrians in Watts
Hope on the Horizon?: The Crenshaw Line and the Question of Jobs
Which Boyle Heights Streets are the Best Candidates for Bike-Friendly Enhancements?
How Green is Your Thumb?: L.A. Community Garden Council May Want you to Make a Presentation at Annual Gathering of Community Gardens
Help City Planners Prioritize Mobility Enhancements and Programs
USC’s Planned Expansion in Boyle Heights: When Planning Objectives and Community Perceptions Collide
“You Don’t Belong Here:” Reverse* Profiling. Yep, it’s a Thing.
“Invest in Us!” say South L.A. Youth in Response to Questions about How to Curb Violence at Town Hall with Garcetti
Support the United Riders of South L.A. as They Ride in Gardena this Weekend (UPDATED)
ELACC’s Design Charrette Illustrates that Affordable Housing Doesn’t Have to Be Depressing Housing
Got Justice?: Observations on a Food Justice Youth Summit and Food as a Means to Youth and Community Empowerment
Art, Food Justice, and Bike Rides Make South L.A. the Place to be this Weekend
City Recommends General Contractor for Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement
It’s Coming: the Organizing Committee Meets to Finalize Plans for August Clitoral Mass
Demonstrations of Solidarity are Not Enough to Make Public Space Safe for Everyone
Gardena PD Ticket, Harass United Riders of South Los Angeles for Taking Lane while the Case of the Hit-and-Run Victim They Were Honoring Remains Unsolved
Visit a New Grocery Stand, Help Build Bikes for Kids, Participate in a Vacant Lots Project, or Help Recode L.A.
Assessing the Momentum of the Bike Movement in South L.A., a Year and a Half On
After the Fireworks, There is Still Fun to Be Had on Bikes This Weekend
Hearing Today Will Determine if Lead-Acid Battery Recycler Can Resume Operations in Vernon
Transforming “Summer Night Lights” to “Year-Round Lights” Could Work Wonders for Communities Where Access to Public Space is Limited
Hit-and-Run Mars Otherwise Low-Key CicLAvia
And So It Gets Put on Hold… Co-op at Watts Cyclery Postponed Until After Owner’s Tour of Duty
Youth Create a Mural to Beautify Hollenbeck Park
A Case for the Incorporation of Questions of Access Into Planning for Complete Streets
Boyle Heights, Here I Come…
Residents Rally Today to Protest Closure of Yet Another Grocery in South L.A.
The People That You Meet When You’re Riding Down the Street
City Lites’ Sports and Wellness Fair Brings Out Families for Health and Fun
Fight Fracking (today!), See the City Lites, Take a Nature Tour, and Play Kickball
Watts Village Theater Company Takes “Meet Me @ Metro IV” “Home” to Watts
Sometimes, You Just Need to Set Aside the Data and Explore an Area by Bike
Infrastructure, Access, and Passage: Neighbors in West Adams Debate Fate of 4th Ave. Pedestrian Bridge
For Many Angelenos, Every Day is Bike-to-Work Day
A Tale of Two Communities, Part II: LAPD Finds it Stirred Up Hornets’ Nest by Profiling USC Students of Color
Politicians Raise Awareness about Blight by Sticking their Signs on Every Vacant Lot in CD 9
A Tale of Two Communities: New Security Measures at USC Intensify Profiling of Lower-Income Youth of Color
Area Streetsblog Writer Struggles Mightily with Planner-ese with LA/2B Staff and Planning Students from UCLA
For Some Riding in CicLAvia, it is about More than Just Having Fun (Although Fun is Allowed)
Riding to CicLAvia from South L.A.? We’ve Got Four Feeder Rides for You!
Ring, Ring! Who’s There? The Leimert Phone Company!
M&W4M&W: Organization Seeks Vibrant, Active & Excited 20-somethings Ready to Go the Distance…for their Community
South L.A. Steps it Up with Inspirational L.A. 2050 Proposals: Great Ideas from the Advancement Project, Black Worker Center, Community Coalition, Community Health Councils, Neighborhood Land Trust, TRUST South L.A., and the WLCAC with Civic Projects
Ask and Ye Shall Receive: Pothole Be Gone!
The Pothole That Ate Manhattan. And a Small Child.
Balancing Safety, Security, and Saturation on the Blue Line
Survey Says…: Today is Last Day to Tell City How to Spend Grants to Aid Youth and Families
Fracking is the “Latest Cause of Silly People” and is Great for the Economy!
Two New Ghost Bikes Go Up to Honor Fallen Cyclists in South L.A.
South L.A. Needs YOU to Speak Up at Regional Budget Day on Saturday, March 16.
South L.A. Happenings: Anti-Fracking Concerts, Farmers’ Markets, Sports Fairs and Runs, Bike Rides for Justice, and Detoxes
Do You Know Where to Find Healthy Food in South L.A.? RideSouthLA and CSU Take Riders on a Different Kind of Food Tour
New Bike Lanes on Vermont: One Small Step Forward Where Three or Four Big Steps Are Needed
Little Green Spaces Have Big Impacts in South L.A.
Metro Diary: Three Trains, a Tourist, Some Eager-Beaver Sheriffs, and a Former Foster Child…All in the Space of an Hour
Bike Lanes Are Good for Angelenos’ Love Lives (and Many Other Things), We Learn from Valentine’s Day Hearing
LADOT Holds Singles’ Night…er, a Public Hearing for First Year Bike Lanes in Central and South L.A. on Valentine’s Day
Rides, Garden Workshops, Beautification Projects, Art, and Film in South L.A. this Weekend
TONIGHT: Offer Comments on How Federal Funds Should Be Spent in South L.A.
South L.A. Gardening Renegade to Speak at TED 2013 in Long Beach
Rorshach Test: What Do You See When You Look at this Photo?
Clean-up Effort of a “Beauty Spot” Unearths a Strange History in Watts
TONIGHT: the Crenshaw Line, Fracking, and Bike Ambassador Meetings! And Much, Much More
Black Kids on Bikes Spread the Gospel of the Bike at the King Day Parade
MLK Weekend Offers Much Ado About Awesome Things to Do
Villaraigosa Offers Tough Stance on Gun Violence, but South L.A. Youth Say the Problem is Deeper than Guns
How Far is Too Far?: Fortress USC and the Struggle to Keep Students Safe
Operation Pothole in Watts
Hurray for Pedestrian Improvements! Now, If Only Drivers Would Respect Them…
Calling All Transit Users: LA/2B Needs Your Feedback (That Means YOU, South L.A.)
Preliminary Drafts of New Community Plans Released for South L.A. Region
Hit-and-Run Kills 50-year Old Man at Western and Vernon
Dear Santa: the 50 Parks Initiative is Great, but Please Bring South L.A. Some Green Space for Christmas
Let There Be Light: Operation Firefly Lands in South L.A.
Taking a Bike Tour of Watts, with a Team of L.A. City Planners
When a Door Closes, a Window Always Opens…Because Someone Will Saw Through the Fence
Unsolved Hit-and-Runs Leave Families in Painful Limbo
What a Difference a Year (and a Union) Makes: An Update on the Unionization of Carwasheros
When You and I Collide…We Probably Won’t Report It.
Touring Metro’s “Lab” with David Sutton, Director of TAP Operations
Meet the Falcons: How a Lost Bid for the Youth Football Championship Can Still Be a Win for a Community
Los Angeles Walks Moseys into Leimert Park, Speaks with Residents about Aspirations for Their Neighborhoods
South L.A. Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors Confer with Planners on Bike and Mobility Plans
Celebrating Victory on Election Night in South L.A. with Community Coalition
Democracy is Much More than Voting. Sometimes it Involves Bikes. And Gardening.
Weekend Guide of Community Activity and Activism in South LA
Multicultural Communities for Mobility Honors One of Our Favorite South L.A. Activists
Riders Pedal-Push for Unity and Raise Awareness about Police Brutality
HNTB Wins Design Competition for Sixth Street Viaduct
Pedestrian Donuts in the Sky?
Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture Today at 10:18 a.m.
Stopping by an Accident on a Balmy Evening…
Interactive Post of the Day: De-wonkifying Transit
Late to Its Own Party, Endeavour At Least Has Decency to Put On a Good Show
Extra! Extra! “Fracking is Safe!” Says New Study
Maps, Times, and Dates, Oh My!: Your Guide to Seeing the Endeavour this Weekend
CicLAvia Successfully Rides Again
This Saturday: Do Good in Crenshaw and Learn About the Transformative Power of Art for Those Who Have Been Incarcerated in West Adams
Extend Your Hours of Cyclo-topia: Start CicLAvia in South L.A.
Sunday Stabbing on the Blue Line Spotlights Questions of Safety on the Trains
“South L.A. Democratic Spaces” Exhibit Launches Tonight at USC
Metro Diary: Planes, Trains, and Confusing Transfers with TAP
Endeavouring to Find Opportunities for Communities in the Wake of the Shuttle’s Passage
Science Center Given Approval to Remove Nearly 400 Trees to Make Way for Shuttle
Healthy Food Walk Around USC Neighborhood Unearths Tensions Between the University and the Community
A Party and Ride/Walk Linked to Fresh Food Opportunities Just South of USC this Weekend
Neighborhood Bike Ambassador Program Officially Launches in South L.A.
Approximately 8,000 Fans Took the Expo Line to the USC – Hawai’i Game this Past Weekend.
When Good Intentions are Not Enough: LA/2B Struggles to Reach Out to South L.A.
CicLAvia South East: Building a Movement Ride by Ride
Metro Bus 51 Collides with Blue Line, Sends 32 People to Hospital
The Week in Livable Streets Events
South L.A. Calendar: Urban Farming, a CicLAvia Southeast Event, Community Coalition’s Power Festival, and a Neighborhood Bike Ambassador Meeting
“Frack Off, Folks!” Says California Legislature in Killing Anti-Fracking Bills
Ridership Continues to Increase on Expo Line
Gateway to the Garden: Community Services Unlimited, Inc. is Featured in Short Documentary
Ouch! That Hurts!: On-the-Job Hazards
Listening to the Streets in Order to Make Them More Livable: Part III in a Series
Space Nerds Unite: The Shuttle’s Arrival is Now Confirmed!
Educational Opportunity: Dr. Eric Walsh Discusses Health Effects of High Density Development on Children
And So It Begins: The Watts Cyclery Takes the First Steps Toward Opening a Bike Co-op
“Food Desert” Oases: Converting Corner Stores into Healthy Neighborhood Markets in South L.A. (Part I in a Series)
Shuttlewatch 2012: Preparing the Route for Endeavour
Spreading the Gospel of CicLAvia in Southeast L.A.
This Weekend in South L.A.: Join in the Effort to Expand CicLAvia Southward or Learn to Garden
Main Street, South L.A.-Style.
Walking in (South) L.A.: It’s Hard Out Here for a Pedestrian, Part I
Desperately Seeking Shade: How South L.A. Bus Riders Weather the Elements
Experiments in Enhancing the Experience of Public Art Along the Expo Line
Observers of the Spectacle: South L.A. Residents Greet Cyclists on Sunday’s Peace, Love, and Family Ride
Bikes, Health, Activism, and Gardening Galore Await You in South LA this Weekend
Harnessing Momentum to Write a New Chapter in the History of South L.A.
What You Wish You Hadn’t Missed this Weekend: Art, Community, Masks, and Ancestors in Leimert Park
Extra! Extra! Get Your Free Pass to Ride the Expo Line!
Unpacking the Numbers: Measuring Success One Rider at a Time
Grab Your Kid, Grab Your Bike…and Ride With Us On Father’s Day
The Artful DOGGR: DOGGR Embarks on a Listening Tour, is Told to Take a Fracking Leap
Los Ryderz Take a Spin Through the Neighborhood
South L.A. Happenings: Expanding CicLAvia, Raising Chickens, Riding for Solidarity, Health, and Fun, and Fighting Fracking
Metro Diary: Getting Harassed by THAT Guy
Saving the World, One Garden at a Time
A Day in the Life of A Safety Ambassador on the Expo Line
South L.A.-ify Your Weekend
We Want Dancing Stop Signs: My Daily Moment of Zen
Critical Minimum with the East Side Riders: From Watts to Long Beach on a Friday Night
Area Cyclist Attempts to Enjoy Metro’s Bike Week, Fails Miserably
Observations from Yesterday’s Gun Buyback and a Conversation with a Street Vendor of Bikes
There’s Fruit in Them Thar Trees!: Pick Fruit in South L.A. this Weekend
The Challenge of Encouraging Recreational Riding in Watts: A Chat with the Owner of Watts Cyclery
Metro Diary: It’s 9:30 P.M….Do You Know Who’s Riding Metro?
Celebrating Transit and Remembering Riots: L.A. Moves Forward and Looks Back All in One Weekend
Are You Ready to Rumble?: Streetfights Take More Violent Turns
Music, Art, and Mimes, Oh My!: The Expo Line Throws Itself a Party
Touring the New Expo Line with the “Ethnic Media”
South L.A. Celebrates Earth Day with Community Services Unlimited, Inc.
Finding Quiet Moments in a Crush of 100,000 CicLAvistas is Easier than You Think
Start Your CicLAvia in South Los Angeles!
Community Services Unlimited, Inc.: Cultivating Communities by Cultivating Gardens
It’s a Small World: How Gang Activity Impacts the Livability of Streets
Riding with the Real Rydaz: Planning for a July Tour of South L.A.
Spring Into Health this Weekend at a Family Festival at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
Do I Look Suspicious to You? Livable Streets Starts with Equal Access to Streets
What Lies Beneath: Using Community Gardens to Recapture Shared Culture
Go Frack Yourself, Part II: PXP Blames Cracked Home Foundations on Pesky Earthquake Faults
Has Ball, Needs Field: A Parking Lot Becomes a Fútbol Field for an Afternoon
Transforming Transit-Oriented Spaces into Theatrical Happenings: A conversation with the Artistic Director of the Watts Village Theater Company
Rock Me Like A Hurricane. Or a Tornado. Or an Impending Ice Age: the carbon cost of the LACMA rock.
Go Frack Yourself: neighbors in Baldwin Hills turn out to talk fracking with Plains Exploration & Production and DOGGR
Tour de Watts: Join us for an event to celebrate the launch of Streetsblog in South L.A.
Parks: Sometimes They Take a While to Grow on You
All Biked Up and Nowhere to Go: Four Boys in Florence-Firestone
Metro Diaries: 6 Stops with Daniel the Candy Man
Planning for Community Engagement in Urban Planning
The Human Cost of Car-Centrism: Carwashes are the New Sweatshops
A Garden Grows in Florence-Firestone
Activist Profile: The East Side Riders — Riding for Love
Rolling with the Real Rydaz Low Rider Bike Club
A Ride to the Watts Towers: More than a Ride to the Watts Towers
Building Community One Story at a Time
Carving Out “Sacred” Space for Culture in the Streets