This Week In Livable Streets


Celebrate South L.A. Earth Day early with Community Services Unlimited, plus plenty of meetings this week: California high-speed rail, Foothill Transit, L.A. City Bicycle Advisory Committee, and catch Community Coalition’s art exhibit on the 1992 L.A. Uprising, open all month.

  • All of April: Community Coalition and members of the South L.A. community host “Re-Imagine Justice” a living art exhibit featuring interactive and visual art that tells the story of South L.A. before, during, and after the 1992 L.A. Uprising. Explore art, music, and programming that reflects on the moment when South L.A. residents came together in solidarity 25 years ago, following the acquittal of the LAPD officers who brutally beat Rodney King, as they ask whether enough has changed since poverty, police brutality, and political neglect caused residents to take to the streets. The exhibition will feature installations from South L.A. artists and youth, as well as nationally known artists exploring the themes, root causes of, and progress made since the L.A. Uprising. The exhibition located at 8101 S. Vermont Avenue in South L.A. is open Monday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and will be closed Easter weekend 4/14-16. Public panel discussions take place every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the first in the panel series will be Thursday 4/6: Black and Brown Unity and Solidarity. Details at Facebook event.
  • Tuesday 4/5 – The city of Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee meets to discuss Vision Zero, bike projects, bike parking, and more. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall at 6501 Fountain Avenue in Hollywood. Details on meeting agenda.
  • Wednesday 4/5 through Saturday 4/8 – The California High-Speed Rail Authority will host community meetings on connecting Los Angeles and Orange County. First meeting will take place Tuesday 4/4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Santa Fe Springs Town Center Hall at 11740 E. Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs. More meetings Wednesday 4/5 in Buena Park, Thursday 4/6 in Anaheim, and Saturday 4/8 in Montebello. Details at CAHSR.
  • Friday 4/7 through Saturday 4/22 – Foothill Transit is hosting community meetings on a fairly extensive menu of planned service changes, including a 25-cent fare increase, likely starting this October. For a good summary, read this San Gabriel Valley Tribune article. The full proposal is at the Foothill Transit website. The agency will host six community input meetings, starting Friday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Claremont Library at 208 Harvard Avenue North in Claremont. Meetings continue Wednesday 4/12 at 4 p.m. at Covina City Hall, Thursday 4/13 at 4 p.m. at San Dimas City Hall, Tuesday 4/18 at 1 p.m. at Pomona Library, Thursday 4/20 at 1 p.m. at El Monte City Hall East and Saturday 4/22 at Foothill Transit offices in West Covina. Comments can be sent by email to: changes [at] or by mail to: Foothill Transit, Re: Changes, 100 S. Vincent Ave., Suite 200, West Covina, CA 91790.
  • Saturday 4/8 – Community Services Unlimited hosts its Take Back the Block Fundraiser for Earth Day South L.A. featuring educational activities, garden workshops, music, art, food, community, a bike ride with South L.A. club the Unique Bike Ridaz, and much more. The event takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Center at 6569 South Vermont Avenue in South L.A. Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.

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