Central and Vernon Dedicated as Dolphin's of Hollywood Square

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On July 28, 2016, I had the privilege and honor to dedicate the intersection of Central and Vernon avenues in recognition of John Dolphin and “Dolphin's of Hollywood”—one of the first African-American owned record stores in Los Angeles.

John Dolphin and Dolphin's of Hollywood were instrumental in bringing rhythm and blues to Los Angeles. The special square dedication not only honored a pioneer and institution, but also commemorates the story of Central Avenue.

It gave me much joy to be joined by dozens of people—including family members; Michael Dolphin, John Dolphin's son; and Council District 9 residents—for this wonderful celebration.

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