Councilman to hand out gift boxes to senior citizens


Wave Staff Report

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren Price will be at the Pueblo Del Rio Housing Complex at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 handing out meals and gift boxes to 100 local senior citizens.

Price hosts an annual senior luncheon with live music, dancing, a resource fair and lunch. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event had to change up. The new operation includes delivering hot meals and care packages to local seniors to enjoy in the comfort of their homes.

Price will provide 1,500 seniors during this most critical time. He partnered with several District 9 restaurants, including Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen, Viztango Café and Delicious Southern Cuisine.

Walker honored

as veteran of week

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has honored Hildreth “Hal” Walker as the Veteran of the Week for his service in the Navy.

Walker is an aerospace engineer, scientist and early pioneer in laser telemetry. He was the first person to successfully fire the Laser to the Moon during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969. In 1991, Walker and his wife, Dr. Bettye Davis Walker, co-founded the A-MAN International STEM Discovery Center in Los Angeles.

Melanin Market

continues at plaza

BALDWIN HILLS — Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza is partnering with Melanin Market LA to host a bi-weekly outdoor community market that offers goods from local black-owned businesses.

The bi-weekly event is held on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the plaza’s Outdoor Promenade. Remaining dates for this event are Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.

Melanin Market LA offers a outdoor community market with goods from local artists, clothing designers, jewelry makers, beauty brands and more. Founders Kris Hibler-Smith and Jay Funtila designed this collective to provide the inner-city youth the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship through firsthand experiences.

“The success of this market is our dream come true, and we can’t imagine a better location than Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.”

BlackMen Voting

like election results

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The political action committee commented on the Biden/Harris victory Nov. 7.

BlackMenVoting was launched earlier this year by attorneys Dermot Givens, James Smith, Rev. Jewett L. Walker and Joey Hill to increase the nationwide numbers of black male voters. The committee urged black men to participate in the electoral process for the 2020 Biden-Harris Democratic ticket at all levels.

“We succeeded in doing our part to get Black men to the polls to vote for Biden/Harris” said Givens, co-founder of

Scholarships offered

to Crypto Kids Camp

LOS ANGELES — Crypto Kids Camp is offering free scholarships to its five-day winter-break camp that exposes young people to emerging and innovative technology.

The Crypto Kids Camp costs $399 for the week and includes meals, snacks and goodie bags that contain cryptocurrency, a laptop, cellphone, drone, virtual reality headset, and more. The free scholarship is being awarded based on family income.

The camp is held during winter break from Dec. 28 through Jan. 2 to engage tech enthusiastic youth from ages 5-17. Expert instructors in the tech industry such as Najah Roberts, the CyberCode Twins and Steven Chen will educate the campers on different lessons and real-world experiences in technology.

For additional information, contact Queen Publicity at (310) 849-3820 or email

Commission to hear

developer’s plan

LEIMERT PARK — The Los Angeles City Planning Commission is expected to consider a Pasadena-based developer’s plans to build new housing and retail in Leimert Park.

Late last year, Community Builders Group submitted plans to the city to redevelop a car wash and an auto repair shop at 4218-4242 S. Crenshaw Boulevard with a five-story building featuring 124 apartments — including 14 affordable units — above 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

The developer’s plans also include a combination of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, as well as parking for 60 vehicles in an at-grade garage.

The project site is situated between Crenshaw rail line stations at Leimert Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which are expected to open in 2021, as part of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

Financial planning

advice offered

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — The Investor’s Advantage Corporation is offering free financial planning advice to frontline workers who are keeping communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The firm will help frontline workers create a path of financial freedom and success by building an investment strategy that lines up with each worker’s own risk profile.

Individuals who are essential workers such as doctors, nurses, EMTs, law enforcement officers, firefighters and essential retail employees can inquire about this program by calling (805) 495-2077 or emailing

Compiled by Taylor Goodson.

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