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.

EPISODE 50 – THE FIGHT FOR HOUSING

For the 50th episode of our podcast, catch the LIVE recording of our third and final panel for Making Our Neighborhood: The Fight for Housing. Guests include Nina Suarez of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Samanta Helou-Hernandez of This Side of Hoover, Chancee Martorell of Thai Community Development Center, Roderick Hall of Pacific Urbanism, and Caroline Calderon of Little Tokyo Service Center.

J.T.

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DON’T FORGET: JOIN US FOR THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY UPDATE PLAN HEARING THIS THURSDAY AT 8:30 AM

The Just Hollywood Coalition, a coalition led by a local hotel-workers union known as Unite Here Local 11, is planning to show up in mass to the Public Hearing to call for an end to Ellis act evictions in Hollywood, an end to single family home zoning for the area’s Community Update Plan, affordable housing requirements (not encouragements) in Hollywood, and more housing for workers, not hotels for the rich in Hollywood. We sure hope to catch you all there! 8:30 AM on Thursday, March 18th (zoom info on the flyer).

J.T.

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Notice of Public Hearing: Hollywood Community Plan Update

According to the digital pamphlet for this hearing:

In its consideration of the recommended Community Plan, the City Planning Commission will conduct a limited Public Hearing to consider changes (Proposed Changes) to the recommended Plan Update proposed at the initial Public Hearing held on December 9, 2020. The Proposed Changes are proposed to respond to input received at the initial Public Hearing and include:

— The application of Open Space land use and OS zoning designations to additional hillside properties (inset page)

— A change in zoning Height District and Qualified [Q] Conditions for properties located in the Hollywood Media District area (inset page)

— A change in zoning designation from C4 to C2 within the Proposed Regional Center (inset page); and

— Amendments to the Hollywood Redevelopment Plan to clarify its relationship to the forthcoming recommended Community Plan (inset page).”

There are zero notes for @Planning4LA‘s Public Hearing this Thursday regarding the Just Hollywood Coalition‘s repeated calls for equity-based counts of affordable housing, an end to Luxury hotel development in Hollywood, and a halt to any more Ellis Act evictions in the community. However, something tells this blogger that the Coalition is not done making its voice heard over this plan yet. There’s only one way to find out. Be there via Zoom this Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:30 AM, Los Angeles.

J.T.

EPISODE 38 – DR. KENYA MITCHELL, PART I

In our 38th episode, we chat with Dr. Kenya Mitchell, a Black writer, professor, and lead editor for the new Mother Mortality Project: an anthology of stories by Black, Brown and Indigenous women documenting discrimination in their pregnancies at the hands of the American health-care system. Dr. Mitchell and I discuss parenting in the time of the panorama, lessons on what white people still owe the movement to dismantle racism in the U.S. post-election, Bernie Sanders’ fault-lines with Black voters in particular, and why challenging the still-abundantly racist institution of Hollywood needs very much still be a thing. Our interview was cut short due to Dr. Mitchell’s prior obligations, but expect to find more of our dialogue on J.T. The L.A. Storyteller Podcast again soon.

J.T.