Paying Tribute to the Countless Lives Lost in District 9

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the CD 9 community hard leaving more than 1,000 families missing a loved one. In honor of the victims that succumbed to COVID-19 in District 9, Councilman Curren Price has put together a special virtual program to celebrate the lives they lived.

Tune in LIVE on April 23 on LA Cityview Channel 35 and on Councilman Price’s Facebook page to pay homage to the ones that paid the ultimate sacrifice during a time in history the world will never forget.

See the flyers here for more information or contact Councilman Price’s District Office at (323) 846-2651.

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LA City Councilmember Curren Price and Partners Celebrate the Legacy, Cut the Ribbon on Angels Walk Central Avenue

On April 13, City Councilmember Curren Price joined community leaders and partner organizations from Angels Walk LA, StreetsLA, LA Metro and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) to cut the ribbon on Angels Walk Central Avenue, highlighting the people and places that helped to distinguish this South LA community as the cultural, social and commercial center of Black life in Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th Century. 

Angels Walk Central Avenue serves as a creative learning tool to educate Angelenos about this vital artery that runs through the heart of South Los Angeles. The 1.6 mile, self-guided walking tour shines a light on influential people and historic landmarks in District 9 including three Paul R. Williams-designed buildings: Second Baptist Church, the 28th Street YMCA and Angelus Funeral Home. Other sites highlighted in the walk include the Dunbar Hotel, Lincoln Theater, Dolphins of Hollywood, 27th Street Bakery and more. 

“Angels Walk Central Avenue tells the story of a major thoroughfare regarded as a thriving hub of African American art, culture and enterprise,” added Price. “For many decades, Central Avenue was the heart and soul of the Black community in Los Angeles. The corridor was home to a wide variety of Black-owned small businesses including shops, restaurants, financial institutions, insurance services and entertainment venues. It was a neighborhood that largely developed out of the trials that came from housing restrictions and other injustices, but nevertheless thrived culturally and economically.”

Central Avenue was also once widely known to be the epicenter of the west coast jazz music scene and is celebrated annually in District 9 with a community jazz festival organized by Councilmember Price. 

Click on the image below to view the press conference of this special new addition to the Ninth District. 

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Councilmember Curren Price Unveils Informative Street Banner Campaign

Hoisted up high along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Vermont Avenue and other major corridors in District 9, neighbors traveling down the street will now notice a series of informational banners. 

The latest initiative is part of Councilmember Curren Price’s efforts to inform neighbors of COVID-19 resources available, including testing, vaccinations, as well as business and job opportunities.

Team Price continues to help and serve residents during the pandemic. If you live in District 9 and have any questions regarding available resources or any other City service, contact Councilman Price’s District Office at (323) 846-2651.

Check out the video below from our friends at LA CityView35 featuring the banner instillation.

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