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Lots going on this week: candidates debate, Hoover Street plans, Foothill Transit hearings, councilmember ride, Metro committees and more!

    • All of April: Community Coalition and members of the South L.A. community host "Re-Imagine Justice" art exhibit all month. 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. Public panel discussions take place every Thursday at 6 p.m. See our discussion of the 25th anniversary of the 1992 unrest/uprising here. Details on the exhibition and panels can be found at the Facebook event.
    • Monday 4/18 - Tonight Happy Urbanists host a snacking, drinking and networking session from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Wine Stop at 1025 S. Santa Fe Avenue in the Downtown Los Angeles Artists District. Details at the Facebook event.
    • Monday 4/18 - Various organizations host a Los Angeles City Council District Candidates debate between incumbent Gil Cedillo and bicyclist challenger Joe Bray-Ali. The face-off will take place at 7 p.m. at Carecen at 2845 W. 7th Street in the MacArthur Park neighborhood. To get a seat, show up early - doors open at 6:30 p.m. Details at the Facebook event.
    • Tuesday 4/18 through Saturday 4/22 - Foothill Transit is hosting community meetings on planned service and fare changes, including a 25-cent fare increase, likely starting this October. The agency will host three more community input meetings: Tuesday 4/18 at 1 p.m. at the 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 snail mail to: Foothill Transit, Re: Changes, 100 S. Vincent Ave., Suite 200, West Covina, CA 91790. For full details on changes and meetings, see Foothill Transit website.
    • Wednesday 4/19 and Thursday 4/20 - Metro board committees meet to discuss and vote on items in advance of next week's board meeting. See full meeting schedule, agendas and staff reports at Metro meeting website.
    • Wednesday 4/19 - The city of Rialto, with Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)’s Go Human campaign, kick off "Right on Rialto!" a week-long pop-up street safety demonstration. The event includes three parts: daytime kick-off (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall), evening kick-off (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall) and safety demonstration from April 19 to 26 along Rialto Ave. For details, see the Facebook event or call the city of Rialto's Jessica Perez at 909-820-2671.
    • Thursday 4/20, Saturday 4/22 and Wednesday 5/3 - The L.A. Police Commission continues its series of four forums on departmental policy regarding the release of video camera footage. Thursday's meeting will be at 6:30 p.m at ONE Generation Senior Enrichment Center at 18255 Victory Boulevard in Reseda. Meetings continue Saturday 4/22 at 2:30 p.m. in El Pueblo, and Wednesday 5/3 TBA. Meeting details on news advisory. If readers cannot attend, give input via the Policing Project website.
    • Friday 4/21 - The Justice for My Sister Collective and various service providers in a resource fair and outdoor festival to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. The festival includes music, poetry, workshops, movies and dance. It will be part of the 5th Annual Take Back the Night event, taking place at Mariachi Plaza, at First Street and Boyle Avenue in Boyle Heights. 90033. Details at the Facebook event.
    • Saturday 4/22 - L.A. City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield hosts his oft-rain-rescheduled annual bike ride event. The free ride starts at 8:30 a.m at 19040 Van Owen Street in Reseda. Details at Blumenfield website.
    • Saturday 4/22 - California State Parks hosts the grand opening of Los Angeles State Historic Park starting at 10 a.m. adjacent to the Chinatown Gold Line Station. Opening festivities will feature music, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and more. Details at the Facebook event.
    • Saturday 4/22 - The L.A. Police Commission continues forums on policy for release of video camera footage. Saturday's meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. at Pico House at 424 N. Main Street in El Pueblo in downtown Los Angeles. Meeting details on news advisory. If readers cannot attend, give input via the Policing Project website.
    • Saturday 4/22 through Saturday 4/29 - Multicultural Communities for Mobility, L.A. Commons, and the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition host Rise Up Hoover. The week-long community traffic safety activation is a conversation with the community about alternatives to over-policing and building a shared vision for community safety for Hoover Street from Slauson Avenue to Florence Avenue. Details at the Facebook event or email anisha [at]

Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at]

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