Recent Stories
Babe's & Ricky's Inn: Keeping the Light On For the Blues

Babe's & Ricky's Inn: Keeping the Light On For the Blues

Founded in 1964 on Central Ave., the mythical Blues venue found a new home in Leimert Park during the late 90's.
A Coffee Company Called 5th Street Dick's

A Coffee Company Called 5th Street Dick's

Founded in 1992, 5th St. Dick's was known for the coffee and late night jazz sessions, and the spirit of it's proprietor Richard Fulton.
Meeting of the Minds: Convening Consciousness and Culture at Eso Won Books

Meeting of the Minds: Convening Consciousness and Culture at Eso Won Books

In an ever-shifting book selling landscape, creative survival has been crucial to Eso Won's longevity.
Leimert Park: At the Crossroads of Change

Leimert Park: At the Crossroads of Change

The closing of a longstanding gathering place for the black community marks a bittersweet new beginning for Leimert Park.
The Brockman Gallery and the Village

The Brockman Gallery and the Village

In 1967, Alonzo and Dale Davis opened the Brockman Gallery in Leimert Park, setting in motion a series of cultural projects that would establish the village as a black cultural Mec ...
Art
Leimert Park Art Village: The Struggle with a Sense of Place

Leimert Park Art Village: The Struggle with a Sense of Place

What makes anything worth having and owning has a lot to do with preserving art and culture within a natural environment. The Leimert Park artist village is that sense of place.
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