Jul 13, 2008

Putting 'there' there

Witness L.A. highlights an Urban League initiative to improve living conditions in a 70-block area surrounding Crenshaw High School. In reading the post, I immediately though back to Jill Leovy's story in last week's LA Times about neighborhoods south of the 10 Freeway that were lumped under the nebulous "South Central" tag until 2003. Left without a name, the area struggles to find a common bond with which to advocate for its needs and a common reference with which to remind people of the central role it has and does play in the city's life. Leovy spoke about her story on Thursday's "Which Way, LA?".

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