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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Robert N. Cronkrite (Bobby) 1942-2015

Robert N. Cronkrite (Bobby) 1942-2015Every Saturday for the last 2-3 years, I come home from work, get my dog and head down to The Porch where neighbors from the block have been gathering for years. Wally, the Japanese man in the middle and block patriarch, grew up in this home and co-host Bobby on…

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In Memory Of: Joshu Sasaki Roshi 1907-2014

In Memory Of: Joshu Sasaki Roshi 1907-2014Joshu Sasaki Roshi, founder of the Rinzai Ji Zen Center in West Adams and esteemed teacher of countless Zen monks and practitioners throughout the world, has passed away at the age of 107.   Roshi was born near Sendai Japan in April 1907. At 14 years he began his life…

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Edward (Eddie) Ingram, Ingram's Antiques

Edward (Eddie) Ingram, Ingram's AntiquesFor the last 20 or so years if you took Washington Boulevard between La Brea and Crenshaw, chances are you would have noticed Eddie in front of his Ingram’s Antique shop on the south side of the street by West Boulevard. He sat among the chairs, trunks, drawers, tables and other…

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Myrna Andersson Allen 1935-2014

Myrna Andersson Allen 1935-2014I  first met Myrna Andersson Allen while I was delivering The Neighborhood News door to door.  She was on her porch with her dogs and she immediately engaged me in a discussion about her community, neighborhood issues and the local Neighborhood Council.  I remember thinking "this is one…

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Myrna Andersson-Allen

Myrna Andersson-AllenI first met Myrna Andersson Allen while I was delivering The Neighborhood News door to door.She was on her porch with her dogs and she immediately engaged me in a discussion about her community, neighborhood issues and the local Neighborhood Council. I remember thinking "this is one smart cookie!" It…

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Fred Monroe Hudson 1936-2013

Fred Monroe Hudson 1936-2013Fred's Utopia Barbershop Mr. Fred Monroe Hudson, age 77, of 4256 Victoria Ave., Los Angeles, CA, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013, in Los Angeles California. Mr. Hudson was born in Floyd County Georgia on April 7, 1936, son of the late Edward and Annie Bell Hudson. Fred completed…

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Margeurite Poindexter LaMotte 1933-2013

Margeurite Poindexter LaMotte 1933-2013From her Obituary: “Marguerite was the baby of a family of seven children born to Leon and Amy Poindexter of New Orleans, LA.  She flourished in a segregated Louisiana school system and graduated from Xavier Preparatory High School and the YMCA Business College in New Orleans.  At age 18 she…

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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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