L.A. DIGEST: Workshops planned on retail development

April 12, 2018

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The first of two community workshops to discuss the proposed community space, housing and retail development project on Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 14 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

The workshops, which are being organized by Crenshaw Crossing, are part of a process that seeks public participation, input and feedback to help form the future of the development.

The plan, which will be built above the future Crenshaw/LAX station, is a partnership between the Los Angeles County and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The second workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 April 26 at West Angeles Church’s Crystal Room, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd.

Information: https://www.crenshawcrossingla.com/.

Kaiser to conduct

seminar for teens

WEST LOS ANGELES — A free seminar for teenagers on pregnancy prevention, birth control options, peer pressure, sexually transmitted infections and more will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at the Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Medical Center, 6041 Cadillac Ave.

The teen seminar will feature guest speakers, peer-to-peer discussions and a performance to encourage teens to talk openly about sex and make responsible and healthy decisions. Teenage participants will be separated from their parents so they can talk freely in a facilitated discussion.

Since 2002, the seminar has been hosted twice a year for young people between 13 and 17.

Registration: (323) 857-4233.

Financial literacy

workshops planned

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams and Banc of California will host a series of financial literacy workshops from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. throughout the month of April at A Place Called Home, 2901 S. Central Ave.

The “Money Smart Program” series will cover topics like how to choose a bank partner, spending and budgeting, managing paychecks and more. The workshops are meant for low- and moderate-income families as well as for underserved children and young adults.

Workshop dates are April 16, 27 and 30. The workshop on April 30 will take place at the Banc of California’s downtown branch, 601 S. Figueroa St., Suite 2800.

Information: (818) 961-7856.

Event to discuss

homeless solutions

EXPOSITION PARK — An event that looks at solutions to homelessness will take place from noon to 4 p.m. April 15 at Exposition Park South Lawn, 700 Exposition Park Drive.

The community pop-up event, titled “Everyone In: South L.A.,” will provide attendees with learning and volunteer opportunities on supportive housing as a solution to homelessness in the city.

The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is organizing the event. Spanish translation will be available.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everyone-in-south-la-tickets-43752593184#tickets.

Support group plans

car show fundraiser

CARSON — A car, motorcycle and bike fundraising show will take place from 8 a.m. to noon April 15 at 601 University Drive.

The event, hosted by Justice for Murdered Children, will feature trophies, drawings, entertainment and pancakes for breakfast.

Donations to register cars, motorcycles and bikes will include free pancakes.

Information: (310) 547-5362.

Black Business Expo

to promote writers

CARSON — The annual Southern California Black Business Expo will promote black writers on tour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 at the Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St.

The event is meant to promote literacy awareness, give exposure to African-American writers and showcase black businesses. The day will feature workshops and seminars, a children’s writing contest, a forum titled “Let the Elders Speak” and a keynote speech by business and financial guru Ivy Stokes.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: www.blackwritersontour.com, (323) 750-3592.

Podcast recording

offers storytelling

LOS ANGELES — A live recording of the “You Had Me at Black” podcast will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. April 14 at 2234 W. Temple St.

Participants can expect to hear live storytelling. Drinks and music will be provided.

The You Had Me at Black podcast focuses on the stories and communities of African Americans.

The event is for those 21 and older. Tickets are $20.

Information: www.youhadmeatblack.com.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

L.A. Digest is designed to help promote events, activities and initiatives that are serving the interests of residents in L.A. To submit an item, send emails to newsroom@wavepublication.com.


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