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Pan African Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will celebrate 25 years of presenting the largest selection of films representing the African Diaspora, February 9 – 20, at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 Theatre, 3650 Martin Luther King Blvd., Los Angeles.

PAFF 25 will feature an unprecedented lineup of films, workshops, interviews and panel discussions focused on the African film and entertainment experience.  During the 12-day festival, 202 films will be screened –  124 feature-length and 78 short films – representing 56 countries on six continents.  Over the past quarter century, PAFF has premiered films from prominent Black filmmakers such as Gina Prince Blythewood (“Beyond the Lights”), Malcolm D. Lee (“Best Man”), Michael Jennings (“Moonlight”), Ava DuVernay (“Selma” &“13th”) and Academy Award winner Gavin Hood (“Tsotsi”); PAFF has also screened films by Raul Peck (“I Am Not Your Negro”), Oscar […]

Public Hearing on Sidewalk Vending

Over the past two years, Los Angeles City Council members Curren Price, Economic Development Committee Chair and Joe Buscaino, Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee Chair have hosted three hearings and solicited dozens of hours of oral testimony, written comments and letters from concerned stakeholders regarding sidewalk vending.

According to Council members Buscaino and Price, “the core question is whether sidewalk vending poses a threat so grave to public health, safety and welfare that it  is worth continuing to expend limited police and prosecutorial resources enforcing a citywide band. We do not believe it does.”

Based on public input, the two council members proposed a regulated sidewalk vending program that included nine core elements.

The Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee held a public hearing on the proposed framework on December 12.  After public comments were heard on both sides, […]

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Tops it off!

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills – Crenshaw Medical Office Building celebrated a milestone at its topping-off ceremony on November 15. Topping off occurs when the highest structural element of a building is about to be swung into place. As the medical office building is concrete, the topping off occurred when the last layer of concrete was poured and the building became self-supporting.

City Council President Herb Wesson, representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Karen Bass, Assembly member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Assembly member Autumn Burke, and Senator Holly Mitchell, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles officials as well as Turner Construction crew members and key stakeholders were in attendance at the invitation-only ceremony held on the grounds of the construction site.

“There were times I didn’t know if this day was going to happen,” said Los Angeles City Council President Herb […]

Planning the Future of Leimert Park Village

The Leimert Park Village 20/20 Vision Initiative, an alliance of business owners, residents, artists and other stakeholders, held its third planning charrette on Saturday, January 7, inside the Vision Theatre.  The purpose of the half-day planning session was to discuss a range of issues, challenges and opportunities facing Leimert Park Village.

The Empowerment Congress West Area (ECWA) Neighborhood Development Council Town Hall Meeting took place during the charrette.  Established in 2002, ECWA is one of 96 certified neighborhood councils in the City of Los Angeles created to facilitate discussion about public policy at the community level.  Leimert Park is one of several communities served by ECWA.

“Taking Care of Our Own,” an in depth discussion about the homeless in Leimert Park, immediately followed the ECWA Town Hall meeting.  Roland Wiley, principal partner at RAW International Architecture gave the opening […]

About Us

The Greater Leimert Park Village Crenshaw Corridor Business Improvement District (“GLPVCC BID”) is a unique and eclectic mix of retail, restaurant, art, office, parking and mixed-use commercial businesses located five miles south of the Interstate 10 Freeway in Los Angeles.

For over 50 years Leimert Park has been an important center of African-American art and culture as well as a center of commerce.

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BID Zones

There are three zone boundaries within GLPVCC BID.

Zone 1: The core Leimert Park Village

Zone 2: Commercial areas along Crenshaw Blvd. (not including Baldwin Hill Crenshaw Plaza), Leimert Blvd., and Marlton Square

Zone 3: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

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Businesses

Commerce is a major attraction in GLPVCC BID. From one of the oldest shopping centers in the US, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, to restaurants, cafes, boutiques, bookstores, banks, performing arts centers, theaters and night clubs, Greater Leimert Park Village has it all. The People Street Plaza on 43rd Place and the Metro Crenshaw LAX Line (opening in 2019) will add to the vibrancy of the community.

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