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  • Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away

    Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away

    After well more than two years of planning, chefs Jaime Martín del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu have finally opened the first of their two restaurants in Baldwin Hills. Flautas, which is actually more of a counter than a restaurant, opened Sunday in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall. Yes,...

  • All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu

    All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu

    Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana are opening a new spot called Flautas in Baldwin Hills in October. And as the name suggests, the two chefs will only serve flautas with a variety of fillings and toppings.  Flautas will be a stall in the food court at the Baldwin Hills...

  • Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0

    Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0

    Chichen Itza Restaurant and Mercado La Paloma have partnered to create the Magic of the Yucatan throughout the month of August. The event is a celebration of Yucatecan culture and will feature an ongoing art exhibit that showcases the art of Yucatecan and Southern Californian artists. Besides the...

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  • Long-stalled Marlton Square project makes a move forward

    Long-stalled Marlton Square project makes a move forward

    For three decades, the redevelopment project known as Marlton Square in South Los Angeles had been ripe with promise but plagued by false starts, setbacks and financial woes. “We saw this as a symbol of the neglect of an entire community and a city that turned its back right here on Crenshaw,”...

  • Football: A changing of the guard in the Coliseum League

    Crenshaw and Dorsey have been the dominant football teams in the Coliseum League for years. 2015 could mark the changing of the guard. Los Angeles (6-0) handed Crenshaw its first league defeat since 2011 last week. Now the Romans get to face Dorsey on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium for...

  • LAPD report: Woman fatally shot last week had moved toward officer with knife

    LAPD report: Woman fatally shot last week had moved toward officer with knife

    A woman who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police in a Baldwin Hills alley a week ago was killed after she moved toward an officer while holding a knife, according to an internal LAPD report reviewed by The Times.The report’s account differs sharply from one provided by a woman who told The Times...

  • Activists, residents want more info from LAPD on woman's shooting death

    Activists, residents want more info from LAPD on woman's shooting death

    The cashier at the Baldwin Hills pharmacy was ringing up a can of soda when the customer slid a note across the counter. After reading it, the cashier quickly reached for a manila envelope and began filling it with money from the register. The woman with the note flashed a large kitchen knife,...

  • Woman questions LAPD shooting in South L.A.

    Woman questions LAPD shooting in South L.A.

    A 21-year-old local resident said Thursday that she saw Los Angeles police fatally shoot a woman who was running from officers down a Baldwin Hills alley. Courtyana Franklin questioned why police shot the woman, saying she watched Wednesday's events unfold from the side mirror of her car, which...

  • Woman killed by LAPD after robbery reported in South L.A.

    Woman killed by LAPD after robbery reported in South L.A.

    Los Angeles police shot and killed a woman Wednesday afternoon in South L.A. after officers received a report of a robbery, officials said. The incident unfolded about 1:40 p.m., when officers from the LAPD's Southwest Division went to a pharmacy in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood that...

  • Govind Armstrong and Muhammad Ali's former cook put gumbo on the menu
    Govind Armstrong and Muhammad Ali's former cook put gumbo on the menu

    On Tuesdays at Post & Beam, Govind Armstrong's swank restaurant next to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, not only will you find a menu of Southern-influenced cooking, but also, for the last six weeks or so, bowls of extraordinary gumbo.

    This is not because Armstrong cooks a mean gumbo, although...

  • Baldwin Hills-area quakes not linked to oil operations, experts say
    Baldwin Hills-area quakes not linked to oil operations, experts say

    Despite concerns from some residents, scientists say two recent earthquakes centered in the Baldwin Hills area — including one Sunday morning — do not appear to be connected to drilling operations at nearby oil fields.

    Seismologists said the earthquakes were far enough below the surface that drilling...

  • 150 artists and a Ferguson, Mo., police car at political pop-up 'Manifest Justice'
    150 artists and a Ferguson, Mo., police car at political pop-up 'Manifest Justice'

    It couldn't be a more poignant moment in which to have an exhibition on the topic of social justice. Baltimore is reeling from riots in the wake of Freddie Gray's death, the young man whose spine was severed while in the custody of police officers. And around the United States on Wednesday, people...

  • Metro halted Crenshaw rail line construction after safety violations
    Metro halted Crenshaw rail line construction after safety violations

    All construction on the $2.1-billion Crenshaw Line was halted for four days recently after transportation officials witnessed a series of safety violations that escalated in severity, officials told The Times. 

    The shutdown began Thursday and work resumed Monday. It was the first construction suspension...

  • Earthquake rattles near one of L.A.'s most destructive faults
    Earthquake rattles near one of L.A.'s most destructive faults

    A magnitude 3.5 earthquake that rattled parts of Southern California on Sunday night occurred near the 46-mile-long Newport-Inglewood fault, responsible for a destructive quake that killed more than 100 people about 80 years ago.

    Lucy Jones, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist, wrote on Twitter...

  • Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says
    Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says

    Seven years ago, Los Angeles made national headlines with a novel attempt to reduce obesity in South L.A. by banning new fast-food restaurants.

    But a new study found the effort has not achieved its intended goal.

    A Rand Corp. report released Thursday says that from 2007 to 2012, the percentage...

  • Football: Once a Crenshaw Cougar, always a Crenshaw Cougar
    Football: Once a Crenshaw Cougar, always a Crenshaw Cougar

    On letter of intent day, it's a good time to share a photo (see above) from Robert Helfman, who has been taking photos of Crenshaw High athletes for years.

    He captured the photo of lineman Marcus Martin getting a hug from running back De'Anthony Thomas during a 2010 practice. The Cougars won the...

  • Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK
    Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK

    For the first time, historic sites and buildings in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will be eligible for legal protections under a measure that won initial approval Tuesday.

    The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to move ahead with preservation regulations that could be applied...

  • Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away
    Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away

    After well more than two years of planning, chefs Jaime Martín del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu have finally opened the first of their two restaurants in Baldwin Hills. Flautas, which is actually more of a counter than a restaurant, opened Sunday in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall. Yes,...

  • 2 teens charged with beating homeless man to death
    2 teens charged with beating homeless man to death

    Two teenagers were charged with murder in connection with the fatal beating of a homeless man in South Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.

    Jordan English, 16, and Tyshaun Vasquez, 19, are accused of beating to death 43-year-old Eddie Ray Smith Jr. on Nov. 30, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman...

  • L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees
    L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees

    Los Angeles residents looking to discard their Christmas trees will have several options for making sure they are collected by city sanitation crews, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday.

    Angelenos who have city trash pickup may cut up the trees and put the assorted parts into the green bin. City crews...

  • 5 great places to eat in South L.A.
    5 great places to eat in South L.A.

    Some Angelenos don't venture east of La Brea. Similarly, many rarely make it south of the 10 Freeway. Those who head south of Rodeo Road on Crenshaw Boulevard are rewarded with smoky barbeque joints serving large helpings of greens and corn bread; island cuisine from Jamaica, Belize and other parts...

  • 183 arrested during Ferguson protests in downtown L.A.
    183 arrested during Ferguson protests in downtown L.A.

    Los Angeles police arrested 183 protesters overnight during a second round of demonstrations against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager.

    A large demonstration ended early Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles when...

  • Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly
    Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly

    Former Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright showed up late Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence but was released almost immediately due to jail crowding, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said.

    A jury convicted Wright earlier this year on eight felony counts, including...

  • Football: Former Dorsey QB Reginald Bell sets rushing record for Eastern Michigan
    Football: Former Dorsey QB Reginald Bell sets rushing record for Eastern Michigan

    Everybody at Dorsey High knew how fast Reginald Bell was during his playing days at quarterback. After all, he was the City Section champion in the 110 hurdles.

    On Saturday, the redshirt freshman at Eastern Michigan set a school record for quarterbacks, rushing for 202 yards in 17 carries, including...

  • Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina
    Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina

    In a decision at odds with agency policy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday to rename two rail stations in honor of sitting board members who will be leaving office later this year. 

    The terminus of the Red Line subway will become the North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky...

  • Architects to design stylish shelters for cats in need in Los Angeles
    Architects to design stylish shelters for cats in need in Los Angeles

    At past Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” benefits in New York, architects and designers invented cutting-edge forts, modernist dwellings and cityscape shelters for the city's homeless cat and kitten population.

    The first Los Angeles benefit promises to be no different as more than a dozen...

  • All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu
    All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu

    Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana are opening a new spot called Flautas in Baldwin Hills in October. And as the name suggests, the two chefs will only serve flautas with a variety of fillings and toppings. 

    Flautas will be a stall in the food court at the Baldwin Hills...

  • Football: Dorsey turns to quarterback Rodney Evans

    Rodney Evans is back in town, and Dorsey is happy about that.

    Evans, a junior, was in Texas last year after previously living in Los Angeles. Now he's expected to be the starting quarterback for the Dons.

    He has a very good arm, but the Dons are going to need some reliable receivers for him to...

  • Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0
    Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0

    Chichen Itza Restaurant and Mercado La Paloma have partnered to create the Magic of the Yucatan throughout the month of August. The event is a celebration of Yucatecan culture and will feature an ongoing art exhibit that showcases the art of Yucatecan and Southern Californian artists. Besides the...

  • Softball: Dorsey duo is headed to Shaw University

    The All-City duo of pitcher Krystal La Flora and outfielder Joi Davis from Dorsey High haved signed a letter of intent with Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., Coach Irvin Davis said.

    La Flora was Dorsey's pitcher for four years, picking up 42 victories and 520 strikeouts. She also had a career batting...

  • Football: Robert Ambers is no longer coach at View Park

    Robert Ambers, who guided View Park Prep to five City Section championships in six years as football coach, has stepped down to assume athletic director duties at View Park, Douglass and nine other schools run by ICEF.

    Defensive coordinator Ken Henderson has taken over as head coach.

     

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  • LAPD announces two $50,000 rewards in separate killings
    LAPD announces two $50,000 rewards in separate killings

    Los Angeles police detectives on Wednesday announced two separate $50,000 rewards for the unsolved killings of a 45-year-old mother of two and a 26-year-old father of four.

    LAPD Det. Paul Shearholdt said both cases lack significant leads.

    In the killing of Roshon Dwayne Davis, detectives have had...

  • Train station to connect Metro rail lines with LAX approved
    Train station to connect Metro rail lines with LAX approved

    Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday approved a new train station designed to allow a rail connection with Los Angeles International Airport, capping decades of discussion and complaints over one of Southern California's most infamous planning problems.

    In a unanimous vote, the...

  • Man slain in confrontation with LAPD by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
    Man slain in confrontation with LAPD by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

    A man was killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police Wednesday night after officers swooped down on the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza when gunshots were reported in the area.

    There were no reports of injuries to shoppers or police as patrol cars and officers wearing helmets and armed with...

  • To any offended by his Kings' party F-bomb, Garcetti says lighten up
    To any offended by his Kings' party F-bomb, Garcetti says lighten up

    A day after using the F-word in televised remarks at an L.A. Kings victory party, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti apologized Tuesday to those who found it offensive — and suggested that they lighten up.“I think I was just being myself for a moment there,” Garcetti told reporters who surrounded...

  • L.A. city councilman lauds Magic Johnson's South L.A. businesses
    L.A. city councilman lauds Magic Johnson's South L.A. businesses

    The day after Donald Sterling criticized Earvin "Magic" Johnson during a nationally televised interview, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks defended the Lakers great, saying his investments in South Los Angeles were crucial to the area's economic development. 

    Parks, whose district covers...

  • Track: Dorsey, View Park runners top Coliseum League finals

     The Coliseum League track and field finals were held last week, and several Dorsey and View Park runners turned in top performances.

    Dorsey's Daniel Lawson ran 21.61 to win the 200 and 49.00 to win the 400. Dorsey's Jermale Jefferson won the 100 in 11.10 and was second in the 200 in 21.97. Crenshaw...

  • Football: Crenshaw has five former players picked up by NFL teams

     Two former Crenshaw High players were drafted this week by NFL teams and three signed as free agents,

    Drafted were center Marcus Martin by the 49ers and running back De'Anthony Thomas by the Chiefs.

    Signed as free agents were receiver Noel Grigsby by the Raiders; offensive lineman Abasi Salimu...

  • Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy
    Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy

    The publicity campaign promised a new summer program at Point Dume for poor children, funded in part by the Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation.

    A smiling Sterling was shown next to a horse in some newspaper ads. In others, the foundation described the project as "the 20 Acre Malibu Farm &...

  • Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million
    Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

    The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of catching fire.

    The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los...

  • Vigil held for Dorsey High student killed in bus crash
    Vigil held for Dorsey High student killed in bus crash

    Her sisters remember Jennifer Bonilla, 17, as a hopeful leader, while students, friends and family gather to honor the Dorsey High senior.

  • Vigil planned for Dorsey High student Jennifer Bonilla
    Vigil planned for Dorsey High student Jennifer Bonilla

    A candlelight vigil is planned for Wednesday to honor Jennifer Bonilla, a student from Dorsey High School who was among those killed in a bus crash in Northern California last week. 

    The vigil will begin at 5 p.m. at Dorsey High School, 3537 Farmdale Avenue in the Crenshaw area.

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  • Two men wounded in shooting in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw area

    Two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Tuesday evening after a shooting along a palm-tree-lined road in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, officials said.

    Police arrived in the 4000 block of Palmyra Road about 6 p.m. and cordoned off the area as they searched for two 25-year-old men...

  • Dorsey High student confirmed dead in bus crash, L.A. Unified says
    Dorsey High student confirmed dead in bus crash, L.A. Unified says

    The Los Angeles Unified School District has received confirmation that a student from Dorsey High School was among those killed in Thursday’s fiery bus crash in Northern California, officials said.

    Jennifer Bonilla, a senior at the school, had been unaccounted for since the collision between a...

  • Track: Dorsey athletes are ready for Arcadia Invitational

    Dorsey has a group of athletes ready to face the best in Saturday's Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School.

    Daniel Lawson has run a 48.12 400 meters. Brandon James has run the 400 in 48.85.

    Jermale Jefferson has run the 100 in 10.5 (hand time) and 10.96 electronically.

    Zane Palacios went 46-7...

  • Tree removal along Crenshaw has residents stumped
    Tree removal along Crenshaw has residents stumped

    To clear the way for the Endeavour, 71 mature trees were chopped down. Now more will be removed for the Crenshaw/LAX subway line.

  • Robert Herron hopes to be among NFL draftees from Southern California
    Robert Herron hopes to be among NFL draftees from Southern California

    The former Dorsey receiver who earned a college scholarship to Wyoming in 2010 has speed and good hands.

  • Football: It's a Crenshaw-Dorsey reunion at NFL combine

    The NFL Combine is set to begin on Saturday in Indianapolis, and there's going to be a Crenshaw-Dorsey reunion.

    Former Crenshaw players De'Anthony Thomas and Marcus Martin are scheduled to participate, as is former Dorsey receiver Robert Herron.

    Herron, who went to Wyoming, has a great story to...

  • Crenshaw High community speaks out against choir teacher's removal
    Crenshaw High community speaks out against choir teacher's removal

    Community members and students hold rally at Crenshaw High School protesting removal of choir teacher who is being investigated by the district.

  • LAPD seeks attackers in man's shooting death
    LAPD seeks attackers in man's shooting death

    Police on Monday night identified a man killed in a South Los Angeles shooting as 37-year-old Sigmund Thomas Chornes.

    Chornes was shot around 9:40 p.m. Sunday while standing near the sidewalk in the 4000 block of Abourne Road, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was pronounced dead at the...

  • Drive-by shooting in South L.A. leaves a man dead
    Drive-by shooting in South L.A. leaves a man dead

    A man was shot and killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, police said.

    The 37-year-old man, who has not been identified, was walking to his vehicle near the 4000 block of Abourne Road in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood at about 9:38 p.m. when someone drove up alongside...

  • Construction begins on Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line
    Construction begins on Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line

    Crenshaw route will connect Mid-City area to the South Bay by the end of the decade.

  • State Sen. Wright says he believed he was following election law
    State Sen. Wright says he believed he was following election law

    Being tried on perjury and voter fraud charges, Wright says he never considered his Baldwin Hills house his 'domicile.'

  • On 50th anniversary, survivors recall Baldwin Hills dam collapse
    On 50th anniversary, survivors recall Baldwin Hills dam collapse

    Hundreds file into what is now Upper Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, where the reservoir dam burst Dec. 14, 1963, killing five.

  • Two women, man injured in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw shooting
    Two women, man injured in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw shooting

    Two women and a man were injured when at least one attacker opened fire in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw area, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night.

    The shooting broke out shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of South Muirfield Drive, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Officer Sara Faden...

  • Woman found dead in 'suspicious' Baldwin Hills apartment fire
    Woman found dead in 'suspicious' Baldwin Hills apartment fire

    A fire that started in a Baldwin Hills apartment where an elderly woman was found dead early Wednesday morning appeared suspicious, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said.

    The blaze began a few minutes after 2 a.m. in a two-story apartment building in the 3900 block of Ursula Avenue, said...

  • La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo and Arvizu to open Mexicano
    La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo and Arvizu to open Mexicano

    Mexican restaurateurs Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu were onto something big when they decided to open up their traditional Mexican food concept, La Casita Mexicana, a small jewel box of a restaurant in Bell in 1999. Fast forward to La Casita Mexicana now, with its excellent preparations...

  • L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'
    L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'

    The environmental risks of "fracking," or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday.

    Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the Inglewood Oil Field between Baldwin Hills and...

  • Football: Crenshaw shows off lots of skill-position players [Video]

     Crenshaw might deserve the role of City Section title favorite based on its impressive group of skill-position players showed off on Thursday night in a scrimmage against Garfield.

    The Cougars won't be lacking at running back. Tailback Jacob Knight and fullback Corey Walker are an imposing duo,...

  • TV reporter, cameraman attacked by rogue Zimmerman verdict protesters
    TV reporter, cameraman attacked by rogue Zimmerman verdict protesters

    A reporter and cameraman for CBS2/KCAL9 were attacked in the Crenshaw district by rogue protesters who broke off from a peaceful demonstration at Leimert Park, police said Tuesday.

    Reporter Dave Bryan was interviewing Joseph Degurre, 43, about 10 p.m. Monday when video shows Bryan getting hit in...

  • Zimmerman verdict protesters attack TV reporter, storm Wal-Mart
    Zimmerman verdict protesters attack TV reporter, storm Wal-Mart

    A peaceful protest of the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles turned violent Monday after youths broke away from the main demonstration in Leimert Park, stomped on cars, broke windows, set fires and attacked several people. 

    KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV reporter Dave Bryan and his cameraman were among those...

  • L.A. officials urge calm, vow to crack down on protesters
    L.A. officials urge calm, vow to crack down on protesters

    Los Angeles officials late Monday night commended police in their response to violence following a protest of the George Zimmerman verdict and vowed to crack down on similar actions beginning Tuesday.

    About 350 Los Angeles Police Department officers swarmed the Crenshaw district after groups of...

  • Zimmerman verdict: Multiple people taken into custody by LAPD
    Zimmerman verdict: Multiple people taken into custody by LAPD

    Multiple protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman verdict were taken into custody Monday night  after Los Angeles police declared an unlawful assembly in the Crenshaw district. 

    The police actions came after several hours of lawlessness along Crenshaw Boulevard and adjacent streets as groups...

  • Zimmerman verdict: LAPD declares unlawful assembly
    Zimmerman verdict: LAPD declares unlawful assembly

    Los Angeles police officers and protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman verdict were playing a cat-and-mouse game Monday night as chaos continued along Crenshaw Boulevard and police declared an unlawful assembly.

    The unlawful assembly was declared shortly before 10 p.m.

    Earlier, groups of young...

  • Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area
    Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area

    People protesting George Zimmerman's acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night,  stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart.

    Several protesters made their way into the Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police...

  • Football: Crenshaw faces challenging schedule [Video]

     There's one clear message being sent by Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett with the nonleague schedule he has put together. And that is, the Cougars fear no one.

    The season starts with an Aug. 22 home scrimmage against Garfield. Then comes an Aug. 30 road game against Long Beach Poly, the defending...

  • Metro recommends contractor (and $160 million more) for Crenshaw Line

    Transportation officials are seeking an additional $160 million for the Crenshaw Line light-rail construction budget, bringing the project’s estimated cost to more than $2 billion, according to a staff report issued Friday by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  

    The report...

  • Leimert Park Village hails victory on Crenshaw Line station
    Leimert Park Village hails victory on Crenshaw Line station

    South Los Angeles residents gathered Friday to celebrate a future that many thought would never happen.

    At a park in tree-lined Leimert Park Village, dozens of community members cheered their victory: approval for a light-rail station on the Crenshaw Line that in five years will connect the historic...

  • Metro board approves Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Village station
    Metro board approves Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Village station

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved $80 million for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line, ending two years of uncertainty over the station's future. The motion, sponsored by L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, ensures contractors...

  • Council approves $40 million for Crenshaw Line stop in Leimert Park
    Council approves $40 million for Crenshaw Line stop in Leimert Park

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved $40 million for an underground Crenshaw Line station in Leimert Park, which for years has been a source of friction between officials and the community.

    Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, whose district includes Leimert Park, introduced...

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