By Damien Newton, June 2, 2014
All of the advocacy in the world isn’t going to make much of a difference if the wrong people are in office. Primary election day is Tuesday. Two of the seats on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will be voted on, as will a new head of the Sheriff’s Department. A new mayor will be selected in that quaint little suburb of 500,000 people just south of here. There’s a lot to be decided. Make sure to vote.
- This Morning – As Joe noted yesterday, a court hearing that could stop the planned demolition of the Figueroa-Riverside Landbridge (which will be replaced as a transportation bridge) so it can be converted to open space is expected. Supporters will hold a rally before the hearing at 8 a.m. Get the details at yesterday’s post. Streetsblog will be at the hear and will report afterwards.
- Tuesday – It’s election day (or primary day, pending your city). If you’re not sure where to vote, click here.
- Tuesday – Advocates from around the city meet-up to discuss what can be done to stem the city’s hit-and-run epidemic. Gather your voices and be part of something that will help change the streets of Los Angels in a positive light for young and old alike. Come and network with a diverse community of people that believes in advocacy, education, and community building over dinner. Get more information, here.
- Thursday - Metro invites you to attend the latest update meeting in preparation of the Draft Master Plan, including presentation of project cost estimates, commercial development opportunities and a conceptual design of the forecourt. Meetings are open to the public and we urge you to invite your friends and neighbors. Get more details, here.
- Saturday - The 11th Annual Inner City Mini-Marathon & Health Festival, spanning throughout South Los Angeles, Watts and Inglewood area, will be held at Darby Park in Inglewood this Saturday. Following the Mini Marathon, participants are invited to enjoy the free outdoor festival and health fair. City Lites Network Inc. encourages families, youth, seniors, and those with physical challenges to attend this very unique and essential community event. It includes a Health Pavilion, Community Resources, Interactive Kid’s Zone, Adult and Kid’s Entertainment Stages, Diverse Food, and a Bike Show Competition. Register at Event Brite.
- Sunday - Ride the COLT (Chatsworth Orange Line Tour) during this family friendly bike ride and walk, brought to you by the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council! Explore the neighborhood and local businesses, ejoy treats, and participate in a raffle. More info at ridethecolt.com.