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Patricia Gwendolyn Mitchell 1968 - 2018

Patricia Gwendolyn Mitchell 1968 - 2018Many of you may know that I have been contributing articles to The Neighborhood News for many years.Before formally taking on the “Public Safety" beat, I often wrote about politics, Los Angeles history, and scores of other things that fit with the mission of this publication. Dianne and I…

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In Memory of David S. Cunningham Jr. June 24, 1935-November 15, 2017

In Memory of David S. Cunningham Jr. June 24, 1935-November 15, 2017David S. Cunningham Jr. lived a varied and accomplished life before representing the 10th district as a Los Angeles City Council member from the years 1973 – 1987. He began life as the son of David Cunningham  Sr., an ordained minister in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife,…

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In Memory of Inez H. Mogul

In Memory of Inez H. MogulOn December 16, Inez H. Mogul passed away, having just turned 96 years old.While on one hand we rejoice in her long life, her loss leaves the world a less kind, gracious, and interesting place. She was my mother, so you might expect me to speak of her in…

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In Memory of Leonard Cohen

In Memory of Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen, universally loved and celebrated poet and songwriter quietly passed away in his home in Mid-City at the age of 82. Although the notoriously low key artist had property in several places around the world he spent much of his time quietly and without notice within the TNN borders…

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Lee R. Chesney Jr. 1920 - 2016

Lee R. Chesney Jr.  1920 - 2016Painter, printmaker and educator Lee R. Chesney Jr., 95, whose longtime art studio is in Mid City, passed away on January 21, in Yucaipa, California from cancer. Family members have scheduled a public memorial retrospective exhibit of his work on Sunday, July 17, from 1 p.m. to 4…

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Portia Lea Solomon 1930 - 2016

Portia Lea Solomon 1930 - 2016Portia Lea Solomon was born on Easter Sunday April 20, 1930 to Lemule Larnson Martin Jr. and  Mildred Jean “Green” Martin in Spanishburg West Virginia.  She was the oldest of seven children, five brothers and one sister, and spent most of her childhood looking after her younger siblings while…

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Madonna Taylor 1938 - 2015

Madonna Taylor 1938 - 2015On December 9th, Madonna Taylor, our long-time neighbor and friend on Hobart, passed away after a brief illness.  This sudden loss shocked and saddened all who knew her.  Madonna and her husband, Ed, frequently hosted the Harvard Heights Cookie Wrap party every December to benefit our local police and fire…

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In Memory of Noah Davis

In Memory of Noah DavisFollowing a long battle with a rare form of cancer, local art leader Noah Davis has succumbed to the illness at age 32.  Passing away at his home in Ojai on August 29th, Davis is survived by his wife Karon Davis and their five-year-old son.Artist Noah Davis' Underground…

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In Memory of Officer Roscoe Jolla

In Memory of Officer Roscoe JollaThis story is about a man who was a good friend and co-worker for the past 20 years.  A man who was kind to everyone he came in contact with, regardless of your status in life.  Roscoe always had a kind word or the Word of God for you. …

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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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