At 2:30 p.m. today, after hearing an appeal from Mr. Tezozomoc on behalf of the South Central Farmers, the Planning and Land Use Committee will likely vote to certify the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approve the subdivision of the lot in support of a project proposed for the former home of the South Central Farm.
“Food is a way in which you can get folks to think critically about their environment,” Lawrence De Freitas, a staff member with South Los Angeles-based Community Services Unlimited, Inc. (CSU), tells researcher and author Garrett Broad in an interview for Broad’s new book, More than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change. [Broad will […]
Support for the transformation of the state of South L.A.’s food landscape seems to be gaining some traction. As we noted two weeks ago, food justice crusaders Community Services Unlimited will be opening an organic produce market, cafe, and community gathering space in the coming months to fill the much-needed gap in healthy options in […]
When talking with neighbors along south Vermont Ave. a few weeks ago about the potential redevelopment of the lots at Manchester, the amenity residents were most excited about was the arrival of a grocery store. Having something within walking distance was one reason — most of the folks I spoke with struggled with finding transportation […]
“I am such a terrible reporter,” I texted my boss as I left Leimert Park around 4 p.m. yesterday. “All I did was talk to everyone I’ve ever met in the last three years…” It was true. Instead of just taking in the event or snapping photos of happy participants, I went from pit stop […]
My, my, what have we here? I pulled up at Avalon and Gage to survey the change happening at what I had always considered a terribly depressing island with great potential. In case you’re not sure what that category of traffic island looks like, here’s the “before” shot: The intersection is one that marks the […]