L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Walsh/Shea discusses work opportunities

INGLEWOOD – Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, the company building the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project, will discuss bid opportunities at an annual disadvantaged business enterprise event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 19 at Inglewood City Hall, 1 Manchester Blvd.

The company will share how minority businesses can pursue a contract for electrical and station work that will soon begin on the transit project, which is currently under construction, officials said.

The event will also have breakout sessions to discuss electrical and station work.

Information: (310) 431-3973 or begreen@walshgroup.com.

 Church marks its

100th anniversary

LOS ANGELES – Bethel Church of Christ Holiness will celebrate its 100th anniversary with several events beginning with a community fair and block celebration from noon to 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the church, 1302 E. Adams Blvd.

The celebration continues with a worship service at 11 a.m. May 17. Later in the day, a celebration service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Information: (323) 232-5463.

Workshop discusses

commission process

LOS ANGELES – The African American Board Leadership Institute will host a workshop on state, county and city commissions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 28 at the California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St.

The workshop will allow participants a chance to ask questions about the commission process, learn from experienced leaders and how to become a credible candidate for a commission seat, organizers said.

Information: (213) 346-3241 or events@aabli.org.


recruits for Uber

LOS ANGELES – After the ride sharing company Uber announced it wanted to have a million women driving for it by 2020, WorkSource Center will host a recruitment expo plan from 1 to 4 p.m. May 19 at 3965 S. Vermont Ave.

The event will feature Uber representatives along with car dealers and a car insurance company that insures Uber drivers, officials said.

Proof of insurance and a driver’s license is required.

Information: (323) 495-0091 or daballinger2015@gmail.com.

Vacant lot transforms

into community garden

WILLOWBROOK – A committee overseeing the Willowbrook Community Garden, 664 E. 102th St., will host a grand opening for the green space from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16.

The garden, a former vacant lot, is a project fostered by the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, Chair Rose Pinkney said.

“What was once an empty field has now shifted to a center of growth, hope, and most importantly, a community,” she said.

Information: willowbrookcommunitygarden@gmail.com

Urban League honors

civil rights pioneer

Who: L.A. Urban League

What: Whitney M. Young Awards Dinner

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 15

Where: Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

Why:  The 42nd Annual Whitney M. Young Awards Dinner will honor philanthropists Bernard and Shirley Kinsey and civil rights pioneer Myrlie Evers-Williams.

Information: (323) 299-9660 ext. 2242

Event spotlights


Who: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Long Beach Alumnae Chapter and Metanoya Foundation

What: Visions of H.O.P.E

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16

Where: The Grand, 4101 E. Willow Street, Long Beach

Why: Visions of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Progress Everyday) is an awards program spotlighting scholarship recipients and trailblazers that are making a difference within the community.

Information: (844) 378-5222 ext. 2201 

CAAM hosts


Who: California African American Museum (CAAM)

What: Conversations at CAAM featuring “Sweet Alice” Harris

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 16

Where: CAAM located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles

Why:  “Sweet Alice” Harris is a community organizer and founder and executive director of Parents of Watts, a local outreach organization with multiple programs serving mainly women and children.

Information: (213) 744-2024 or www.caamuseum.org.

Talent show

held for community

Who: S.O.A.R. Eagles Nest Educational Center

What: Talent Show

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 16

Where: Village Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1521 E. 111th St., Los Angeles

Information: (323) 872-6969 or beathompkins@att.net

Jazz show kicks off

Memorial Day weekend

Who: Marian Marie & Friends at Long Beach’s Seabird Jazz Lounge

What: Marian Marie & Friend Memorial Weekend Kick-Off Show

When: 8 p.m.  May 21

Where: Seabird Jazz Lounge, 730 E. Broadway, Long Beach

Why: Kick off the Memorial Weekend with some R&B, Neo-Soul & Jazz.

Information: (323) 815-1985

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.

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