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Leticia Martinez

Leticia MartinezLiving off the Washington Corridor, smack in the middle of beautiful Mid-City, Leticia Martinez is a true Los Angeleno and artist.  Daughter of Mexican immigrants, sister to the barrio and wife to our last-interviewed artist for “The Neighborhood News,” Brazilian Bakari Santos. Leticia has succeeded in melding the multi-cultural…

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Amazing Grace Conservatory

Amazing Grace Conservatory                 The next time you pass Washington and  Wilton slow down if you want to see the stars of tomorrow. You’ll notice them coming and going from their dance, voice and acting classes at the Amazing Grace Conservatory, now relocated from Adams Blvd.…

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Bakari Santos

Bakari SantosBakari Santos arrived in California, hitchhiking the dusty and unpaved back roads of South America from his homeland of Brazil.  A Biology major in college with an innate curiosity, Santos ventured throughout the southern hemisphere, at times landing at…

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Renee Montgomery's Mural Photo's

Renee Montgomery's Mural Photo's  …

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David Kramer Photographer/Artist

David Kramer Photographer/ArtistBy Carla Weber Local Mid-City phtographer and artist David Kramer is a true Renaissance man.An archetypal beat poet (or as he more aptly puts it, “radio artist”), a classic southern California surfer dude (though he’s from the Midwest) and a high tech geek, David dares to mix and match…

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St. Elmo Village

St. Elmo Village

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St. Elmo Village

St. Elmo VillageThese days, everyone deserves respite from the economy. Located in Mid-City Los Angeles, one block south of Venice Boulevard and two and a half blocks east of La Brea Avenue, St. Elmo Village provides just that.  St. Elmo Village was founded on the philosophy that everyone is creative and…

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Lucas Reiner

Lucas ReinerBy Carla Weber Tucked between the taquerias, fish markets, liquor stores and cabinetmakers found along Washington Blvd. are the artists who have flocked to the corridor to find an urban sanctuary to nurture their art. Right next to the Nate Holden Theater are a cluster of art studios.  Among this small…

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Rosalyn Myles

Rosalyn Myles By Carla Weber At the very western edge of the Washington Corridor, Rosalyn Myles juggles her many selves and many lives. As any single mom will tell you, it’s all in a days work.  Constantly navigating fluctuating interests;  economies, work necessities, carpooling schedules and artistic mediums, Myles has managed to hone…

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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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