Victoria Park

Victoria ParkOne "secret" pocket neighborhood in West Adams and Mid-City is Victoria Park, located just east of the Lowes Midtown. When Victoria Park was established a century ago, Pico Boulevard was 80 feet wide and paved, but it was at urban Los Angeles’ western reaches. The countryside still stretched west of…

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Wellington Square

Wellington Square In 1913 a Los Angeles Times display ad claimed “Undoubtedly, considering location and openings per se, Wellington Square is the choicest offering along Washington and West Adams today.” A little over 100 years later, Wellington Square is still considered one of Los Angeles’ prime neighborhoods. Bordered by West Boulevard. on…

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“Civil Wars, Civil Liberties”

“Civil Wars, Civil Liberties” West Adams Heritage Association's Annual Living History Tour At the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, History Comes to Life on Saturday, September 28, as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty, USC's first female professor, a heroic -- or notorious -- Soldier of Fortune, and a jazz chanteuse who sang with Duke Ellington all perform…

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Thanks For the Memories AMF Midtown Lanes 2013

Thanks For the Memories AMF Midtown Lanes 2013 Photos by Dawn Kirkpatrick    

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Farewell World on Wheels

Farewell World on WheelsCLick on READ MORE to see photos   Photos by Dawn Kirkpatrick  

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Thanks For the Memories Maria's Cafe June 2013

Thanks For the Memories Maria's Cafe June 2013  Photos by Dawn Kirkpatrick L-R Rufina, Paula, Bena,   Maria, Maggie and Angie           Maria Barojas (R)  and her daughter Angie Soloranzo    

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Country Club Park

Country Club Park"So many people are unaware this neighborhood exists,” said Country Club Park resident Katherine Miller in a Los Angeles Times’ article about the neighborhood in 1985. A little over a quarter of a century later, this still seems to be true. Country Club Park began as the Los Angeles Golf…

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Living History Tour 2012

Living History Tour 2012 On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) presented the annual Living History Tour. Participants toured the grounds as Marilyn Monroe’s grandmother, and Buster Keaton’s cameraman come to life. They joined Jazz Age Performers-- Vaudeville Flappers, singers, dancers, magicians, and even…

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Ray Charles in Sugar Hill

Ray Charles in Sugar Hill Ray Charles was born in Albany, Georgia on September 23 and passed away in Beverly Hills, CA on June 10, 2004.   His 80th birthday celebration, which would have been on September 23, 2010, was marked with the indelible release of undiscovered masters titled “Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters”. Around…

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Fraternity Row

Fraternity Row Greek Letter Fraternities have deep roots in our community. Three of the top Greek letter fraternities have and/or had a strong physical presence in our community; Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi. A fraternity is an organized society of men associated together in an environment of companionship…

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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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