Neighbors Hold Summer Potluck on Van Buren Place
About twenty-five neighbors and block club members, young, old, and very young noted the last of summer August 23 with a community potluck. Something special at the event was the eightieth birthdays of Bob and Irene Grant, two of the block club's founders.
The block club provided the barbecue, from the excellent Phillips Barbecue restaurant at Crenshaw and Adams Blvd. In addition to Van Buren members Prett Galloway and two other leaders of the nearby Budlong, Juliet, and Catalina Block Club attended, two families from the World Impact Ministries who live on the block, and we had a visit from Jan De Andrade, deputy city attorney and the Neighborhood Prosecutor for the Southwest Division of LAPD. A good time was had by all.