Negro League Baseball Museum highlights more than Jackie Robinson



negro_league_museumAt the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, a history of African Americans in baseball spans over a century. South L.A. is a big part of that history. John C. Fremont High School and George Washington Preparatory High School in South L.A. are two of the top ten high schools for the number of alumni who have made it to major league baseball. Before Wrigley Field was famous for being the home of the Chicago Cubs, there was a stadium of the same name in South L.A.

Victor Figueroa sat down with the museum’s vice president of curatorial services Raymond Doswell on the museum’s message.

Fountain facelift at Expo Park’s Rose Garden



Re-dedication of the central fountain at Exposition Park's Rose Garden. Photo by Victor  Figueroa and Julian DeOcampo.

Re-dedication of the central fountain at Exposition Park’s Rose Garden. Photo by Victor Figueroa and Julian DeOcampo.

By Victor Figueroa and Julian DeOcampo

The central fountain at Exposition Park’s Rose Garden has received a $398,131 facelift complete with water-proofing, underground lighting and new concrete seating. At a re-dedication ceremony on Thursday with¬†Councilman Curren Price Jr., park officials said more upgrades could follow, as well as new public programming. “It makes sense for us to up the ante,” said the park’s executive director.

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