L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Slauson rec center gets new playground

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren D. Price was joined by staff from the Department of Recreation and Parks Feb. 2 at the installation of a new playground at Slauson Recreation Center.

“Parks are some of our most treasured public spaces,” Price said. “This is a critical issue for me as almost one-third of the population that I represent is under 18 years old. Our families deserve clean, safe green spaces, and increased programming to thrive.

“I remain committed to transforming our community and breathing new life into neighborhood parks that have been neglected for decades.”

Since taking office in 2013, Price has championed much-needed repairs and improvements to historically underfunded neighborhood parks — helping to invest more than $28 million in upgrades to improve the health and quality of life of families and children in the district.

The new playground at Slauson Park includes a newly custom designed clubhouse style playground with rock climbing, resilient surfacing, slides, safety rails and swings that feature an express swing. There are future plans to paint the recreation center, renovate the play field and install additional lighting.

“Our parks serve as a community hub for our families and offer a place to run and play for our children,” Price said. “I want to commend the Department of Recreation and Parks for the role they’ve played in helping to beautify our community.”

Civil rights group

holds debate party

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable is hosting a Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at 5349 Crenshaw Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public.

Community council

to hold meeting

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Park Mesa Heights Community Council invites all residents, business owners and church representatives within the boundaries of Hyde Park, Angeles Mesa or View Heights to attend a general meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 13 at Angeles Mesa Elementary School, 2611 W. 52nd St.

Meetings take place on the second Saturday of each month. A light breakfast is provided.

Information: (323) 298-6124 or email us at: info@pmhcc90043.org.

Nonprofit screens

HIV/AIDS film

CULVER CITY — The California Black Women’s Health Project is screening the film “Even Me, A Dialogue on the Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Black Women” from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 18, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave.

The event includes a dialogue with the director after the showing. Free parking is available and a light dinner will be served.

To RSVP, email wellwoman.cabwhp@gmail.com or call (310) 412-1828

Compiled by Anne Artley. 

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