The Los Angeles Rams have been particularly drawn to the Watts Bears, enough so that they have decided to make them one of the major pillars of their philanthropic efforts. On Sunday, July 28, 2019 the team announced an immersive partnership that turns the Watts Bears into the Watts Rams, the culmination of a relationship that began more than two years ago.
The Watts Rising TCC Leadership Council Meeting met in May and June and laid out a vision for a healthier Watts. Their work to date includes identifying 25 projects in their scope, developing a collaborative structure, identifying systems to change and changes that would constitute a win.
Watts Neighborhood Council held elections on Saturday, June 8 at the 109th Street Recreation Center. Thank you to everyone who came out and voted.
The Watts Streetscape project brings 54 trees, repaired sidewalk, curb ramps, high visibility crosswalks and more!
On May 24, Watts celebrated Grammy Award-winning artist Jay Rock for his contributions to the community.
As of March 2019, Cannon is 90% complete with the work. We are completing finishes in all buildings and sitework on the exteriors. Our current projected completion is late Spring, early Summer 2019.
Please take the Metro Survey about potential express lanes on the 105 between the 405 and the 605.
UCLA Graduate Dustin Khuu is conducting a survey on transportation choices in Watts and Jordan Downs. Please help him out by completing his survey now.
As of day three of the clean-up, the team has already towed over 40 vehicles including RVs and has recycled over 400 tires. The team also cleared over 120 tons of trash and debris so far.
“These investments help public housing residents reach their dreams,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “The idea is simple-connect families with educational opportunities, job training and other services so they can find better paying jobs and achieve self-sufficiency.”