We Endorse Candidate GRACE YOO

We Endorse Candidate GRACE YOOAfter attending the Candidates Forum we believe Grace Yoo has the experience, information, passion and vision to be our next Councilmember.  Her experience with community and focus on partnering with diverse communities to address their concerns, her understanding of the needs of small business, her intelligent gathering of facts and…

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Interview with Candidate Delaney Smith

Interview with Candidate Delaney SmithWhat are the top four responsibilities of a Councilmember and what, in your background has prepared you for the job?To (a) represent all of the residents of the District, in this case District 10 including those who live South of Rodeo Road and as far north as Koreatown (b)…

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Comprehensive Resource List for Seniors and Low-Income Residents

Did you know that residents of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County have a considerable number of free or sliding scale resources, support and information services available?  Stevie Rutherford is an amazing and highly accomplished local Go Getter.  One of her many passions has been her focus on the Senior…

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The Clark Library Book Club

The Clark Library Book ClubBook club members used to reading ChicLit in their friends' family rooms can now step it up.  A new monthly book club at the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in West Adams offers a novel opportunity to discuss historical fiction in the stunning interior of one of West…

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Affordable Housing Comes to Jefferson Park

Affordable Housing Comes to Jefferson ParkWhen thinking back on growing up in Jefferson Park, I recall a rundown Fatburger on a shady side of Western Avenue. I distinctly remember a German Shepherd who wagged his tail as my mom and I walked past his Jefferson Boulevard chain link fence on our way to 6th Avenue…

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Protecting Our Communities for the Future

Protecting Our Communities for the FutureThanks to the efforts of United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC),  Council District 10,  and the Los Angeles City Planning Department, sections of two historic neighborhoods in the West Adams District - Jefferson Park and Arlington Heights -  are now more likely to be conserved. Los Angeles has 35 separate community…

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Community Shows Up in Show Down With Freeport McMoran Oil and Gas

Community Shows Up in Show Down  With Freeport McMoran Oil and Gas Today, (November 25, 2014)  in an unprecedented act of solidarity, communities from across Los Angeles launched Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling (STAND-LA) at a hearing on an application to expand oil drilling in a densely populated neighborhood in South Los Angeles.The communities demanded that the City not allow the…

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Meet Your Neighborhood Prosecutor Mehrnoosh Zahiri

Meet Your Neighborhood Prosecutor Mehrnoosh Zahiri In July, Los Angeles native Mehrnoosh Zahiri began her work as the Wilshire Division’s neighborhood prosecutor, a position that is part of the citywide Neighborhood Prosecutors Program (NPP), overseen by the City Attorney’s Office. According to its mission statement, the NPP aims to “identify, prioritize, and address criminal problems before……

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Water Conserving Neighbors Keep An Eye On City Water Waste

Water Conserving Neighbors Keep An Eye On City Water WasteThe drought has definitely impacted the way Mid-City neighbors think about water and many residents who have adopted conservation methods, either by choice or to comply with mandates, are asking if public entities are doing everything they can to save water as well.  “Aside from threatening and collection, I wonder…

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Freeport McMoran Oil and Gas Versus Residents

Freeport McMoran Oil and Gas Versus ResidentsIn our last story (June 2014) regarding the conflict between local residents surrounding the Murphy oil site (on Adams west of Western) and the oil sites new owners, the notorious Freeport McMoran Oil and Gas (FMOG) company, we reported that LA City Council President (and Councilman for District 10) Herb…

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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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