The Art of Living, Happiness As An Option

The Art of Living, Happiness As An Option If you look south while passing Hoover on the 10 freeway, you can easily see the huge dome of the Art of Living’s Los Angeles headquarters in the near distance. Located at Adams and Hoover this impressive building once housed the Second Church of Christ, Scientist. Built from 1907 to…

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The Origins of Christmas Traditions

Many of our holidays have their roots in Pagan celebrations and Christmas is not an exception. Based on biblical description of events occuring at the time, many historians place Jesus’s birth sometime in September not December. Winter solstice, which occurs between Dec. 20 and 23, is the longest night of…

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The Origins of Valentine's Day

The origin of Valentines Day is shrouded in mystery but most likely has its roots in early Roman pagan celebrations and the activities of early Roman Christians.  Valentinuswas a popular Roman name and the Church claimed at least three saints by that name.  One story has it that in the 3rd…

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102 Year Old Zen Master, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Roshi

102 Year Old Zen Master, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, RoshiBuddha In The Hood     Cimarron Zen Center   Perhaps some quiet evening near the corner of 25th Street and Cimarron you might hear the repeated sound of a heavy piece of wood being struck. That sound is the kai-han and it is struck every day at first light and at the close…

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$1,000 Education Scholarship & Job Resource

The Job Application Database provides employment and career information for over 1500 companies for free. They are also offering a $1,000 scholarship open to all students who will be enrolled in an Educational Institution by the award date. Deadline: April 25th, 2017 Winner will be announced by May 31st, 2017.…

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College Scholarships

Edutude is an organization dedicated to assisting students to reach their scholastic potential.  In order to lend a helping hand to ensure that every student has a fair shot at higher education, they created this fantastic starter kit for students looking for scholarships:Davidson Fellows Scholarships  www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows-ScholarshipFrank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant…

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LA High School's Mesa Team: Takes 1st and 3rd

MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) is known for its innovative projects and hardworking students who give their all to represent L.A. High. This year, the prosthetic arm project’s team took 1st place in the Los Angeles City competition at USC on April 28th winning 1st in performance and board presentation.…

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First Time in 50 Years! L.A. High Romans in Championship Game

Los Angeles Senior High School has made it to a CIF Championship game for the first time in Fifty years. They will be going against the third seeded Monroe Vikings. Although both teams did not meet during the regular season the intensity of the game will be great. The Monroe…

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L.A. High Seniors & Juvenile Court Team Up

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Los Angeles Senior High School had its first Teen Court trial, which “was a success,” said Ms. Taylor, who along with Ms. Sauter, leads the school’s program, designed to give students a second chance to better themselves. The court, authorized by law, involves students, a probation officer,…

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L.A. High Receives California State Improvement Grant

The state of California has picked several schools in the Los Angeles area to receive the benefits of the School Improvement Grant (SIG); Los Angeles High School is one of them. Through SIG, which dedicates millions of dollars towards improving lower performing schools, the Federal government has taken a step…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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