Willie Middlebrook MTA Artist

Willie Middlebrook MTA Artist         Just when we thought  the iconic Crenshaw Boulevard was losing its grip to vanilla-flavored strip mall development, in streaks an unlikely savior, the MTA with its selection of artist Willie Middlebrook for the exclusive decoration of the Metroline station at Crenshaw and Exposition. Middlebrook is a…

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West Adams Heritage Association's Second Annual Art In Historic Places Tour

West Adams Heritage Association's Second Annual Art In Historic Places TourOn March 26, the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) hosted its Second Annual  Art in Historic Places tour, providing an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the art and historic architecture of our community. As one traveled from one architectural delight to another, greeting friends and neighbors, talking to…

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Leo Politi Treasure

Leo Politi TreasureLeo Politi was an Italian immigrant, residing in Pico-Union, who became a famous children’s book author and illustrator. Politi celebrated the diversity of Los Angeles in over 20 books from 1930 to 1978, including popular picture books depicting the children of Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and    Olivera Street.   In 1950 he…

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Yuppets! 25 Years

Yuppets!  25 YearsAlong the Washington Corridor, behind the mysterious green awning marked "Yuppets" lies the magical home of the Blackstone USA Puppet Theatre, 187 rod puppets and one genius, Gary Jones. After meeting Blackstone Director, Gary Jones, it’s not difficult to understand Geppetto or Dr. Coppelia inventing puppets that seemingly come…

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Alan Disparte

Alan DisparteWith a push pull to move to Los Angeles, Alan Disparte, a San Francisco artist, transplanted himself this March into the whirlwind of the L. A. scene. Moving lock, stock and barrel into the basin heartland, Disparte zoomed onto the fast lane of Mid City right onto Washington Boulevard. An…

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APRIL 24 Eco-LogicalART Earth Day EVENT

APRIL 24 Eco-LogicalART Earth Day EVENTEco-LogicalART Went"Au Natural" to Celebrate Earth Day with ReVisions/10 and EartH Feature Live Public Curtain Drops. 4829 West Pico Blvd, LA, CA, 90019 310.525.0676  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On Saturday April 24th the nonprofit Eco-LogicalARTGallery celebrated…

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Black Seeds Mural by Moses X Ball

Black Seeds Mural by Moses X BallThe Black Seeds Mural of Jefferson Blvd, unveiled in 1991, was the inspired vision of local resident, Gus Harris Jr., a United Neighborhood  Neighborhoods Council (UNNC) member.                                           One…

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NTBA Gallery

NTBA GalleryArtists join forces with their landlord to create Neighborhood gallery Hidden on West 25th Street, in the West Adams district, lay a dilapidated garage that had been fallow for over two decades. Recently, artist Taidgh O’Neill, wondered “why wait for the galleries to come to us?” and joined forces with his…

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Frederic Booker, Painter

Frederic Booker, PainterFrederic Booker, an architect by trade and owner/restorer of our Featured Residence, has become an accomplished full time painter. Using an investigators approach, each painting is well researched and meticulously constructed and he’ll often spend months on a single painting. Collected by luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, Michael Wayne (John Wayne’s…

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Dolls of Hope

Dolls of HopeWest Adams boys and girls of all ages recently gathered at the 9th Annual “Make a Difference Day” to help construct rag dolls for children impacted by AIDS. Called “Dolls of Hope,” these charming handmade creations are part of a national multi-year program to put a doll in the arms of…

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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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