• El Camino College Compton Center opens library after seven year delay

    The Library-Student Success Center is finally open after being upgraded to meet the building code.

    El Camino College Compton Center opens library after seven year delay
  • New era for business in Leimert Park

    Within a month, Leimert Park has seen Zambezi Bazaar close and Papillion gallery open on the same block of Degnan Boulevard.

    New era for business in Leimert Park
  • Nonprofit Spotlight: Bienestar

    Intersections’ Nonprofit Spotlight highlights organizations propelling positive change in South LA.

    Nonprofit Spotlight: Bienestar
  • Leimert Park Art Walk: Audio slideshow

    Check out the sounds and sights of a lively afternoon in Leimert Park with art, music and conversation.

    Leimert Park Art Walk: Audio slideshow

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