Paycuts For Our Councilman?

Councilman Wesson, along with other councilmembers, enjoys one of the highest government salary’s in the nation, $178,789. Yet while thousands of city employees are losing their jobs, taking pay cuts or are going on furloughs, he is among 7 Councilmembers who has, so far,  refused to take a pay cut.…

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Councilman Wesson Reaches Out to Neighborhood Councils

In some recent ‘Eye On Wesson’ reports, we explored the difficulties in the communication between Councilman Wesson’s office and some Neighborhood councils. We also reported on his efforts to create open channels between them. We promised to follow up and are happy to report this email from Councilman Wesson explaining

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If You Call, Will He Be There?

In an effort to rectify the chill that has set in between his office and some of District 10’s Neighborhood Councils (NC’s), Councilman Wesson has agreed to meet with individual councils for some fence mending.While his offer to provide food has been gladly accepted by some, Mid City Neighborhood…

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BarriersEditorial August 2009 by Dianne V. Lawrence   As many of you may be aware, the installation of Traffic Barriers in our community has caused a break within that community. The installation of a full barrier next to our Fire Department preventing immediate emergency access to our neighborhood and others was a…

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"I'm The Decider"

Editorial Councilman Wesson Ignores Opportunity to Partner With Neighborhood Council   Let’s imagine your home is looking a little rough around the edges and you’ve begun an action plan to fix it up. Someone knocks on your door and says, “Surprise! I have $1,000,000 to fix up your house.” “GREAT!” you…

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Better Security At Our Public Library

To Bernie Oliver and/or whoever wrote the article about "Better Security At Our Public Library" and the Washington Irving Library to contact me. I would like to address the concerns mentioned in the story, including the actions by the Office of Public Safety following our meeting and how we can help with this project.

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The Development of Washington Corridor

The Development of Washington CorridorIn April of 2000 I sent an e-mail to Mayor Riordan inquiring about the redevelopment of Washington Boulevard. Riordan had just sold off the last farm land between Ventura and Los Angeles County, making Los Angeles County officially land locked from the Pacific Ocean to San Bernardino County and creating…

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March Mayoral Primary 2009

Villaraigosa....a Shoo-in or a Shoe At? March Madness is our Mayoral Primary and May Day (19th) is our citywide elections for Angelenos.  Antonio Villaraigos is up for re-election in what appears to be a virtually “uncontested race.”  V is a charming gent you could easily invite to your backyard…

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Residents Try To Help Library

Residents Try To Help LibraryThe Washington Irving Library located at 4117 W. Washington Blvd. has the proud distinction of being the City’s first modern state of the art library built in the new millennium. With its multi- media computer workstations and spacious community meeting room, the library truly is a resource for quality learning…

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Hostage City: Free LA from the Union Stranglehold

When I was a young journalist, I got involved in leading my union and fighting for empowerment of journalists in the newsroom, for equal pay for women and for the integrity of the news report. It was a time when corporations were taking over newspapers and eliminating competition which is…

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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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