Watts, Los Angeles

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for the popular NBC sitcom ''Sanford and Son''. Shandling's script became the November 21, 1975 episode titled "Sanford and the Rising Son," in which Ah Chew (played by Pat Morita) turned junkyard owner Fred Sanford's (played by Redd Foxx) house into a Japanese restaurant. Shandling also wrote the script for the ''Sanford and Son'' episode, "The Committee Man", in which Fred Sanford represents the community of Watts (Watts, Los Angeles) on the Los


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opened in bungalows of Jordan in 1982. Landsberg, Mitchell. "This King Drew, a Magnet School, Is a Robust Success." ''Los Angeles Times''. April 27, 2005. p. 1. Retrieved on April 16, 2014. In 1999 it moved to a standalone campus in Willowbrook (Willowbrook, California). Landsberg, Mitchell. "This King Drew, a Magnet School, Is a Robust

Success." ''Los Angeles Times''. April 27, 2005. p. 2. Retrieved on April 16, 2014. In May 2013 Wiegand Avenue Elementary School became the first school in California from which a principal (school principal) was ordered removed in response to the state's 2010 "trigger law," which compels the dismissal of a school administrator on petition of a majority of parents. As a result of the pending loss

134E962A6CB6124D567 3?accountid 6749# Mark Gladstone, "Flores Calls It 'Swing of Success,'&quot; ''Los Angeles Times,'' June 21, 1981, Southeast Edition, page 2 Los Angeles City Council District 15 included San Pedro (San Pedro, California), Wilmington (Wilmington, California), Harbor City, Los Angeles, the shoestring strip (Shoestring_annexation#Shoestring_annexation) of Harbor Gateway and parts of Watts (Watts, Los Angeles) and South Central Los Angeles.<


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after Alma Reaves Woods Watts, a woman in the community who encouraged reading and library usage. James C. Moore, AIA & Associates designed the current Watts Library, which opened on June 29, 1996. "A Brief Watts Branch Library History." Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved on March 28, 2010. Community service CicLAvia Tour Sunday January 22, 2012 the popular cycling event called CicLAvia took


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and for the 1965 Watts Riots. The neighborhood also has a number of youth gangs. Residents engage in civic activities such as bicycling, a toy drive, a Christmas parade and an athletic tournament. There is a local theater and a dance company. http: www.lawattstimes.com index.php?option com_content&view article&id 2204:the-beautiful-color-of-watts-lynn-manning-s-gift-for-theatre-thrives-at-the-watts-village-theater-company&catid 23:community&Itemid 118 ref>

a scholarship program for the students that are dedicated to the community and have awarded more than $300,000 since their inception in 1992. http: ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov index.php watts-summer-games-2011 Performing arts Dance Epifani Dance

Company was founded by Lakesha Buchanon in Watts in 2002. Their motto is "Where Dance Is More Than Movement". Epifani Dance Company promotes a tight dance bond that separates an individual dancer from an extraordinary dancer. They compete in year-round SHARP International competitions. Epifani Dance Company has won several 1st place trophies in these SHARP International competitions


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their relationship in her sixth and final autobiography ''A Song Flung Up to Heaven'' (2002), Angelou said she returned to the U.S. in 1965 to help him build a new civil rights organization, the Organization of Afro-American Unity; he was assassinated shortly afterward. Devastated and adrift, she joined her brother in Hawaii, where she resumed her singing career, and then moved back to Los Angeles to focus on her writing career. She worked as a market researcher in Watts (Watts, Los Angeles) and witnessed the riots (Watts riots) in the summer of 1965. She acted in and wrote plays, and returned to New York in 1967. She met her life-long friend Rosa Guy and renewed her friendship with James Baldwin, whom she met in Paris in the 1950s and called "my brother", during this time. Her friend Jerry Purcell provided Angelou with a stipend to support her writing. Principal cast '''Roger "Raj" Thomas''' (Ernest Thomas (Ernest Lee Thomas)), the show's protagonist, is a teenager living in a house in Watts (Watts, Los Angeles) with his divorced mother Mabel and his younger sister Dee. Raj is an intelligent, well-mannered young man who sports large black horn-rimmed glasses and aspires to be a writer. Many episodes find Raj taking steps to pursue his dream, such as saving up for a screenwriting course or a typewriter. Eventually he graduates high school as valedictorian, moves out, and attends college (ostensibly the University of Southern California). Proposition 14 and the battle for space Since its beginning, the city was geographically divided by ethnicity. In the 1920s, Los Angeles was the location of the first restrictive covenants in real estate. By the Second World War, 95 percent of Los Angeles housing was off-limits to blacks and Asians. Minorities who had served in World War II or worked in L.A.'s defense industries returned to face increasing patterns of discrimination in housing (Housing Segregation). More and more, they found themselves excluded from the suburbs and restricted to housing in East or South Los Angeles, Watts (Watts, Los Angeles), and Compton (Compton, California). Such real-estate practices severely restricted educational and economic opportunities. In 1973, Shandling moved to Los Angeles, California. He worked at an advertising agency for a time, and then sold a script for the popular NBC sitcom ''Sanford and Son''. Shandling's script became the November 21, 1975 episode titled "Sanford and the Rising Son," in which Ah Chew (played by Pat Morita) turned junkyard owner Fred Sanford's (played by Redd Foxx) house into a Japanese restaurant. Shandling also wrote the script for the ''Sanford and Son'' episode, "The Committee Man", in which Fred Sanford represents the community of Watts (Watts, Los Angeles) on the Los Angeles Mayor's Committee. In addition to ''Sanford and Son'', Shandling wrote scripts for the sitcoms ''Welcome Back, Kotter'' and ''Three's Company''. *'''R Line''' - Hancock Park to East Los Angeles (East Los Angeles, California); by way of 3rd Street, Vermont Avenue, 7th Street, Boyle Avenue, and Whittier Boulevard. *'''S Line''' - Watts (Watts, Los Angeles) to East Hollywood; by way of Central Avenue, Florence Avenue, Avalon Boulevard, Vernon Avenue, Vermont Street, 3rd Street, and Western Avenue (Western Avenue (Los Angeles)). *'''U Line''' - Nevin to West Adams; by way of Central Avenue, Jefferson Boulevard, Vermont Street, and 27th Street. Elaboration David LaChapelle opens ''Rize'' with a disclaimer that reads, "The footage in this film has not been sped up in any way." This is a necessary thing to note because the general movements and rapid body contortions that are characteristic of krump dance are done with such speed and intensity that they have been described as mind boggling at the least. LaChapelle then proceeds to open the film with footage of the Watts Riots that happened in the Watts (Watts, Los Angeles) neighborhood of Los Angeles, California in 1965. This upheaval was in response to oppressive acts done by white police officers onto a black motorist by the name of Marquette Frye in August of that year. This incident unleashed a long-brewing hatred and anger over the black oppression in America, which erupted into full-blown riots throughout South Central (South Los Angeles). The riots lasted a total of five days and at the cost of 34 lives and 40 billion dollars in property damage. Since then, other conflicts and feuds were started between many of the remaining sets of the Crips gang. It is a popular misconception that Crips sets feud only with Bloods. In reality, they fight each other — for example, the Rollin' 60s and 83rd Street Gangster Crips have been rivals since 1979. In Watts, Los Angeles, the Grape Street Watts Crips and the P Jay Crips have feuded so much that the P Jay Crips even teamed up with the local Bloods set, the Bounty Hunter Bloods, to fight against the Grape Street Crips. War and Peace in Watts (2005-07-14) ''LA Weekly''. Retrieved 2007-05-04.


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were Imam Mujahid Abdul-Karim (of Masjid Al Rasul) and gang members, Twilight and Daude. Twilight and Daude photos from the 1988 Peace Talks press conference were printed on the front pages of regional and local newspapers and their interviews with TV news crews were on every news channel. In the months and years to follow, Twilight would appear on National TV talk shows, radio talk shows, and speak at several college and university campuses


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California areas, is referenced in “California Love” by 2Pac (Tupac Shakur) featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman and "Creep N Crawl" by Eazy E. *In the motion picture The Big Lebowski, one of the story plots involves the embezzlement of a million dollars from a foundation that ensures a college education for youngsters from Watts, so-called Little Lebowski Urban Achievers. The critically acclaimed film "Down For Life" also took place in Watts. Notable


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people *NFL Cornerback Richard Sherman (Richard Sherman (American football)) http: mmqb.si.com 2014 04 02 richard-sherman-desean-jackson *NBA Small Forward Tony Snell (Tony Snell (basketball)) was born in Watts. *R&B singer and actor Tyrese Gibson (born 1978) was raised in Watts. In 2000, he chartered a foundation to build a community center in Watts.

) and her activist group Parents of Watts are based in Watts. *Singer Etta James lived in a Watts apartment.

in the Nickerson Gardens Projects. *Shorty Rossi (born 1969), reality television star and the Pit Boss on the "Animal Planet" television show Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenet Smith, "


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of principal Irma Cobian, 21 of 22 teachers asked for transfer to other schools. Teresa Watanabe, &quot;Popular Principal's Dismissal Leaves a South L.A. School Divided," ''Los Angeles Times,'' May 24, 2013 Public libraries Los Angeles Public Library operates the Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Branch. " Alma Reaves Woods - Watts


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and for the 1965 Watts Riots. The neighborhood also has a number of youth gangs. Residents engage in civic activities such as bicycling, a toy drive, a Christmas parade and an athletic tournament. There is a local theater and a dance company. http: www.lawattstimes.com index.php?option com_content&view article&id 2204:the-beautiful-color-of-watts-lynn-manning-s-gift-for-theatre-thrives-at-the-watts-village-theater-company&catid 23:community&amp;Itemid 118 ref>

Watts, Los Angeles

'''Watts''' is a 2.12-square-mile neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, within the South Los Angeles area. It is a high-density, youthful neighborhood with a large household size and with the highest percentage of families headed by single parents in the city. "Watts," Mapping L.A., ''Los Angeles Times'' "Single Parents," Mapping L.A., ''Los Angeles Times''

The district was once a separate city but was consolidated with Los Angeles in 1926. As a major junction of railroad lines, Watts attracted many railroad workers as residents. The Watts railroad station is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Watts is noted for the Watts Towers and for the 1965 Watts Riots. The neighborhood also has a number of youth gangs. Residents engage in civic activities such as bicycling, a toy drive, a Christmas parade and an athletic tournament. There is a local theater and a dance company. http: www.lawattstimes.com index.php?option com_content&view article&id 2204:the-beautiful-color-of-watts-lynn-manning-s-gift-for-theatre-thrives-at-the-watts-village-theater-company&catid 23:community&Itemid 118 There is one library branch and four high schools. Watts has been the site of motion picture filming.

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