Party Houses: The End is Near

Party Houses: The End is NearNeighbors had been complaining for years.  “My dog kept picking up the chicken bones their customers threw on our lawns.”  “They would start at 1 pm and keep going till 1 am.”   The 2918 S. Rimpau residence responsible for the community distress was owned by Vincent Bowens and…

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Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles Relocating

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles RelocatingRoscoe's Chicken and Waffles on Pico, one of Mid-City most famous restaurants, is changing locations.  Don’t panic they are just moving from Pico Blvd., west of La Brea Avenue (the first of their five locations) a mile south to the corner of La Brea and Washington Boulevard. They are…

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Harvard Heights Comes Alive

Harvard Heights Comes Alive Mid-City residents and business owners Steve Wallis and his wife Eileen Ehmann are sparking an artistic vibe in Harvard Heights via Start Los Angeles.   With the help of fellow resident Terry Guy, the couple provide community spaces for artists to create art murals and other artistic expressions. “It’s changing our streetscape for…

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Neighborhood Integrity Initiative Makes the Ballot

Editor: Recently TNN was contacted by one of our previous advertisers Zoe Guillory, owner of Zoes Vintique Boutique located in the up and coming strip on Adams west of La Brea.  She reported that developers had purchased 5 buildings in her community and had given her and other long time…

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The Neighborhood News is Proud to Announce a Collaboration with CityWatch

For the October issue, TNN contacted Ken Draper, the editor of the online Los Angeles news source CityWatch, to ask permission to reprint an article documenting District 10's Councilman and President of City Council Herb Wesson's issues with paying his mortgage.  Mr. Draper was impressed with the work TNN…

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KAREN BASS IN THE HOUSE!

KAREN BASS IN THE HOUSE!Representative Karen Bass holds many town hall events throughout the year, and July 16th she held a Congressional Conversation in our community at the Southern Saint Paul Church at 4678 West Adams Boulevard. It was time well spent starting with the welcoming hellos you got upon entering.Representative Karen Bass…

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RESIDENTS PREVAIL OVER BIG OIL

RESIDENTS PREVAIL OVER BIG OIL Judge rules Against Freeport McMoran June 30, 2016: The Zoning Administrator denied FMOG's request to install a CEB 800 flare to burn 400,000 cubic feet of gas per day at the Murphy Drill Site on Adams Blvd.  The ZA highlighted that the gas burner "...is not in the interests of…

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SHOPPING CENTER GETS FACELIFT

SHOPPING CENTER GETS FACELIFTThe Shopping Center at Venice & Western is getting a much deserved face lift over the next six months according to the managers of Food 4 Less, CVS, Payless Shoes and Fallas Clothing & Home Decor.  For a number of years neighbors have placed calls to the retailer’s corporate headquarters…

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THE LIVING HISTORY TOUR 2016

THE LIVING HISTORY TOUR 2016MAKING A DIFFERENCE: The Bumpy Road toward Civil Rights, Social Justice and Equality The Living History Tour takes place every autumn at the historic landmark, Angelus Rosedale Cemetery. This year it happens on Saturday, September 24 from 9 am to noon.There, amid the elaborate headstones and monuments, costumed actors bring to…

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Lesley N. Shaw Park Opens

Lesley N. Shaw Park OpensThank You to the tireless efforts of residents Sandra Pruitt and Norman Gilmore and a $1,000,000 grant from the California Housing Related Parks program.  The park lies just west of Arlington on Jefferson between the Jefferson Park Library and the Black Seeds Mural.(Sandra Pruitt in Blue)Photos by Dawn Kirkpatrick      

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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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