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Lots going on this week: Black Mass, gentrification town hall, Blue Line bike ride, and Soto Street widening meeting.

    • Wednesday 8/2 - L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar hosts a meeting on a complete streets project that would widen Soto Street in the communities of Hillside Village, Rose Hills, and El Sereno. Proposed upgrades include a wider street, an additional southbound lane, new wider sidewalks on both sides of Soto, and protected bike lanes with concrete buffers. Details at Facebook event or Jose Huizar website.
    • Wednesday 8/2 - For what it's worth, L.A. had scheduled a meeting regarding Vision Zero improvements for Fletcher Drive, but that meeting was canceled.
    • Thursday 8/3 - ACCE-LA, Black Community Clergy & Labor Alliance, L.A. Black Worker Center, Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Eviction Defense Network, Hyde Park Organizational Partnership for Empowerment host "Stop Gentrification: Town Hall on Crenshaw Mall Redevelopment & Self-Help Clinic" at Christ Temple Cathedral Church at 3125 W. 54th Street in South Los Angeles. The town hall takes place from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, with tenant and vulnerable homeowner clinics from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. Event details and RSVP at Crenshaw Subway Coalition.
    • Saturday 8/5 - The Ovarian Psycos will host Black Mass L.A. - the ride formerly known as Clitoral Mass.  Black Mass is a women-of-color-led direct action ride historically connecting settler invasion and occupation on native territory to the ongoing violent uprooting, displacement and exploitation of our working class communities, and all aspects of this oppression from homelessness, police brutality, displacement, ICE raids, deportations, crooked slumlords, art-washing, fence straddling and white supremacy. Riders should mask up, wear black, bring the homies, your bike, your rage, and with love come build with other collectives from L.A. and beyond. Meet at 10 a.m. to ride out at 12 noon sharp from L.A. State Historic Park at 1245 N. Spring Street in Chinatown. Details at Facebook event.
    • Sunday 8/6 - API Forward Movement hosts a Blue Line Summer Bike Ride and Interactive Pop Up showcasing potential improvements to the Metro Blue Line Station areas. Meet at 10 a.m. at Promenade Square Park (where the promenade meets First Street) at the downtown Long Beach Transit Mall. Details at Facebook event.

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

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