Learn How to Grow Your Winter Vegetables at the South LA Wetlands Gardening Workshop

Mark your calendars for the fifth in a series of FREE Home Composting & Gardening Workshops at the South LA Wetlands. During the Saturday, Nov.10 session, families will gain tips on water conservation and the ins and outs of growing winter vegetables. But don't be too late as the first 30 people per household will walk away with their very own rain barrel! Attendees will also have the chance to take home a variety of winter vegetable plants.

Remember, the series of smart gardening workshops vary and take place every second Saturday of the month. Please see accompanying flyer for details on upcoming sessions. For more info, call (800) 773-2489 or visit www.lacitysan.org/compostworkshops


Important Update on Paul Williams Apartments


Affordable Housing 101: Understanding the Basics

In an effort to help the South LA community understand the ins and outs of affordable housing, Councilman Curren Price will host on Monday, Nov. 26 an information session at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School.

Those in attendance will learn how to access affordable housing in the City, as well as the criteria individuals and families must meet to qualify. PLEASE NOTE: This presentation will focus only on educating Angelenos on how they can search and apply for affordable housing in the City.

Please RSVP for this event with Edgar Morales via email at ed.morales@lacity.org or by calling (213) 473-7009. The public is encouraged to send questions over in advance.


Dia de los Muertos Festival in South LA Attracts Hundreds

This year's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival in the NEW 9th brought hundreds of people together for an evening of community, celebration and culture.

The event, held Oct. 26 in South Park, featured live entertainment, altars, vendors, carnival + lotería card games, Pan de muerto, face painting, contests and other family friendly activities. 

Relive the highlights from 2018 by viewing our Dia de los Muertos album on Flickr here. Up next — our Winter Wonderland presentations. You won’t want to miss it. 


Play Lotería and Eat Pan de Muerto at the 2018 South LA Día de Los Muertos Festival

Click on the photo below to check out our promo video for this event, which was made possible by our friends at L.A. CityView 35. 

Who wants pan de muerto? Those attending the 5th Annual South LA Día de Los Muertos Festival Friday at South Park will have the chance to play lotería and win some Mexican bread of the dead!

We'll also be giving away trees, CD 9 bags and other goodies. PLUS, the first 300 people will get hot dogs, mixed fruits, chips and a beverage.   

The FREE Day of Dead Celebration also features live musical performances by Cumbia and Cha-cha-cha sensation, Sonora Santanera La Nueva Sangre; from Chiapas, Mexico, Mariachi Trio Palenque de Aurelio Reyes; and JukeBox playing Rock en Español, Flashbacks and Norteñas. 

For more information on this CD 9 event, which includes an arts & crafts children's area and altars by the community, call my District Office at (323) 846-2651.  

See you then. 


CARECEN Honors Councilman Price for Commitment to Immigrants Rights and Justice

Before a crowd of hundreds of people, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) honored Councilman Curren Price as a champion for immigrant families during the organization’s 35th Annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 11.

Councilman Price was the recipient of this year’s “Champion for Change” award.

“We may be afflicted in every way, pressed in the political battle of our time, under siege by those peddling hate from DC to LA, but we will not despair,” Councilman Price said during his acceptance speech. “Inaction is acceptance. Inaction is complicity. Inaction is inhumane”

Councilman Price partnered with CARECEN from 2017-2018 to provide FREE legal service and filing fee assistance to individuals and families living in CD 9. The program helped nearly 600 South LA neighbors with their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and citizenship applications. 

If you have immigration related questions, contact CARECEN at (213) 385-7800.


Celebrating Women Leaders and Community Champions

Councilman Curren Price shined a bright, beaming light on 15 unsung leaders of the NEW 9th during the 11thAnnual Tribute to SHeroes Awards on Oct. 7 at the Radisson Hotel. The 2018 SHeroes were nominated by their co-workers, neighbors and friends.

Price has been honoring local women leaders since his days in the State Legislature.

“This year’s recipients embody compassion, drive, grit, intelligence, leadership, resilience and sacrifice, and it was my honor to tell their stories,” Price said. “These ladies are examples of humanity at its finest during turbulent and trying times. While each is different, they have one thing in common: Their dedication has changed the lives of individuals and families for the better.”

Read more about the work of the women recognized this year below. To see all the photos from this year's event, click here

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Dia de los Muertos Festival in District 9

Councilman Curren Price invites you to the 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at South Park Recreation Center on Oct.26 from 4-8 p.m. The FREE festival includes live entertainment, food, hands-on activities and other surprises! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for upcoming details. 


27th Street Bakery is Honored with Square Dedication

It might be only September, but we're thinking fresh pies around here! 

On Thursday, Sept. 27, I had the pleasure of honoring 27th Street Bakery - a third generation and family-owned business with a square dedication along the historic Central Avenue corridor. This nationally recognized bakery not only produces thousands of scrumptious baked goods, but they're also responsible for the creations of jobs in the Ninth District. Their years long contributions and commitment to the South LA community has made this local business a true staple in the Ninth District. 

27th Street Bakery is located at 2700 S. Central. For more information, please call (323) 233-3469 or visit 27thstreetbakery.com. 


CRCD Enterprises Opens New South Los Angeles Facility

On Sept.24, we celebrated the expansion of opportunities in South Los Angeles. It was a big day for supporting second chances and we're now one step closer to closing the unemployment gap in District 9. 

My staff and I were on-hand for the grand opening of the new headquarters of CRCD Enterprises. The latest expansion allows CRCD to increase offerings in general construction, facilities maintenance and urban infrastructure. The facility, along Central Avenue, is the first of its kind in the area and will provide job-creation and expansion of their programs to at-risk youth and the formerly incarcerated at the new center. 

For years, my Office has collaborated with CRCD Enterprises to keep our streets clean, fix our sidewalks, remove bulky items, and generally beautify our community. I am proud to see this flourishing partnership helping to address the growing need for jobs in our area, and changing the lives of countless individuals and their families. For more information about CRCD Enterprises services, please visit www.coalitionrcd.org or call (213) 743-6193. 


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