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 some time so that I can hit the ground running with some more in-depth stories next week. I was hoping to have this weekend off to finish that process, but that might not happen. There’s too much amazing stuff going on. Check it out:
Saturday, 9 a.m., the East Side Riders are collaborating with the Hub City Teens from Compton to explore the Compton Creek trail and make their way to Long Beach. For more information, see the event page or contact the East Side Riders.
Sunday, things kick into high gear.
In the morning, the South L.A. Healthy Food Walk and Ride kicks off at Mercado La Paloma. The last event asked pedestrians to evaluate the health and safety of the streets along Jefferson Blvd. This time, organizers will turn their sights on King Blvd., Vernon Ave. Western Blvd. and Adams Blvd. As before, participants will be helping the RideSouthLA team gather data about the neighborhood for their map of the community. Participants can ride or walk, and lunch will be provided by Community Services Unlimited‘s Village Market Place. The VMP — the funds from which help CSU provide local youth with paid internships — offers fresh-baked goods, beyond organic fruits and vegetables, and yummy jams and sauces.
Time: 10am – 2pm
Start Location: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave.
Mid-day, take yourself over to the Slauson Corridor to participate in the re-branding process of a community. Read more…