Register for the L.A. Street Vendor Campaign Report Launch this Wednesday, August 11th

This free presentation and discussion, held by Public Counsel and the UCLA School of Law Economic Development Clinic, is set for August 11th, 2021 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. You can register for the event HERE.

“Despite the landmark effort to legalize sidewalk vending in California, little-known and poorly designed food laws still make it functionally illegal for most vendors to sell food. While non-food merchandise vendors now have a relatively clear path to legal vending, most sidewalk food vendors are still denied access to the formal economy by a potent combination of inaccessible permitting procedures, exorbitant costs, incompatible equipment and design standards, and punitive enforcement measures.”

“During the report launch we will hear from the authors of the report, advocates, and street vendors who are fighting for their right to work without harassment and criminalization.”

J.T.

You’re Invited! To the Launch Party for Making Our Neighborhood: The Magazine

Los Angeles,

Over the last six months, we’ve worked tirelessly to produce a panel series, art project, education campaign, and last but not least, a printed keepsake embodying the three themes of our project: redlining, gentrification, and housing in East Hollywood.

This magazine is not only an opportunity to support our work so we can continue doing it sustainably, but it’s also a tangible resource and archive of some of the most important stories and issues that shape our neighborhood and city.

With that said, we’re excited to announce that we’ve finally gone to print this week and have decided to host a Launch Party for our supporters on Saturday, June 12th. The event will be held at Bellevue Park, from 2 PM – 6 PM, and will help us save some postage and gas mileage, as well as provide us the opportunity to say more about our stories in person.

If you’re in Los Angeles, come by to pick up your magazine orders, listen to some music, and enjoy some complimentary pupusas from local California Grill with us!

To let us know you’re coming, simply RSVP at our EventBrite page, set up especially for the first ever customers of our first ever magazine.

Looking forward to seeing you, and in community, always

Samanta Helou-Hernandez & J.T.

EPISODE 5 – THE CALIFORNIA READER FROM PATREON THIS WEEKEND

Are you subscribed yet? Episode 5, titled “Locked Out! California’s Affordable Housing Crisis,” is based on a May 2000 report of the same name by the California Budget Project. We discuss sharp changes in California’s housing construction from the 1970s through the 1990s, as well as how the 2008 recession continues to impact the Golden State’s abysmal building rate, demonstrated most recently by the fact that in 2019, during Governor Newsom’s first year in office, the state built the lowest amount of new housing units since 2009.

Also, see our “Newsom Card” for Governor Newsom’s promise on housing, provided by the Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB), in case you spot the governor campaigning to keep his job near you one of these days.

J.T.

Family Continues To Uplift in Luis Ek’s Name with Cochinita Pibil Sale this Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th

The Ek family is hosting a special weekend food sale from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM this Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th, in the Virgil Village area to raise funds for memorial services honoring Luis Ek, 31, who unexpectedly passed away last Tuesday, April 13th, leaving behind two daughters.

The featured dish for the fundraiser, Cochinita Pibil, is a classic slow-roasted and marinated pork dish from the state of Yucatán, Mexico. Orders placed will be for pick-up only. To get your plate and support this effort by Luis’s family, please call (213) 793-5671.

J.T.

Please save the Date: Samanta Helou-Hernandez & J.T. Return Thursday, April 29th for Grand Park’s L.A. Voices Festival

That’s right, Los Angeles!

Samanta and I’s activity for the special, digital gathering by Grand Park L.A. is a two-part informational livestream on how to “Make a Neighborhood” in response to gentrification in historically ethnic and working-class Los Angeles communities.

Part one will touch on how Samanta and I first came together and conceptualized a discussion series for our community based on three themes: historic redlining, current gentrification, and present and future housing affordability issues in the Virgil Village and East Hollywood areas.

Part two will discuss the evolution of our event from a discussion panel into a public art project, an educational pamphlet campaign, archival research and blog storytelling, and finally, round-table discussions with various community members affected by our series’ three major themes. Samanta and I will also discuss how to ensure language justice and accessibility throughout the process of “Making Our Neighborhood(s),” and more.

This event is free for the public. Simply save the date and time: April 29, 2021 at 6 PM at olav.grandparkla.org, which is also where you can learn more about the festival’s awesome digital lineup during the rest of this April 2021.

J.T.

Join Thai CDC in Hollywood this Thursday, April 8th in Resistance to Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

The rally begins at 11:00 AM at L.A. Metro’s Hollywood/Western Red Line station, and will provide free parking for attendees for the duration of the event at Thailand Plaza, located at 5231 Hollywood boulevard.

Jimbo Times proudly endorses this event for peace towards our communities.

J.T.

CD-13 Residents Can Get Vaccinated at Lemon Grove Park Recreation Center this Thursday – Saturday, March 25th – 27th

The Thai Community Development Center, in partnership with Council Member Mitch O’Farrell’s office, is holding its first three COVID Vaccination Clinics at Lemon Grove Park Recreational Center for residents who LIVE and/or WORK in Council District 13.

Council District 13 includes communities in East Hollywood, Hollywood, Thai Town, Little Armenia, Atwater, and Silver Lake.

​Eligible residents must register with Thai CDC first by calling Thai CDC at (323) 468-2555 or emailing cares@thaicdc.org or ada@thaicdc.org to schedule a date and time at one of the three clinics. Walk-ups will not be accepted.

Lemon Grove Recreational Center in East Hollywood, Los Angeles

THAI CDC and Mitch O’Farrell’s office are holding ALL three clinics at the Lemon Grove Recreational Center, 4959 Lemon Grove Ave, L.A., CA 90029

You are an eligible resident for Vaccination Clinics if you are 65+ OR if you:

  • WORK IN EDUCATION OR CHILD-CARE
  • WORK IN FOOD OR AGRICULTURE 
  • WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES
  • WORK IN HEALTH CARE
  • WORK IN JANITORIAL OR CUSTODIAL SERVICES *NEW*
  • WORK IN PUBLIC TRANSIT *NEW*
  • SEVERE HEALTH CONDITIONS

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Dates and Times are:

Thursday, 3/25, 11:30 AM to 2 PM

Friday, 3/26, – 9:40 AM – 11 AM

Saturday, 3/27, 9:20 AM -10:40 AM

Location: Lemon Grove Recreational Center, 4959 Lemon Grove Ave, L.A., CA 90029.

J.T.