What a GREAT STREET!!The Pico Blvd-Great Street Committee is a group of residents and business people in Council District 10 committed to implementing the Mayor's Great  Streets Initiative.  We started meeting in January of this year to learn how the Mayor’s choice of Pico as one of the city's Great Streets could…

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Crenshaw Revitalization

Crenshaw Boulevard has long been a bastion of L.A.’s car culture. But change is afoot – literally.It’s been more than two years since the groundbreaking ceremonies for the 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line (which meets the Expo Line at Crenshaw and Expo), and construction of the rail…

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LaFayette Squares Off

LaFayette Squares OffThe usually-polite and quiet gated enclave of LaFayette Square has been roiled this Spring with a controversy over….landscaping. In late February, some residents were surprised to hear that the LaFayette Square Homeowners Associationboard had agreed to move forward with a proposal to replace the existing shrubbery, (grass, plantings and…

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Neighbors Saving Neighbors' Lives

Neighbors Saving Neighbors' Lives  “If there were to be a disaster, it’s not your family or friends who’ll come to you.  It’s your neighbors.”      Regina Jones, Country Club Park resident, TNN InterviewEmploying the concept of ‘neighbors helping neighbors,’ the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) ramped up its disaster preparedness program…

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Regina Jones 2016 Pioneer Woman

Regina Jones 2016 Pioneer WomanWhen Regina Jones, long time resident of Country Club, was featured as Local Resident in The Neighborhood News, City Council President and Council representative for CD10, Herb J. Wesson, Jr. took note and along with The Commission on the Status of Women, honored Ms. Jones with the 2016 Pioneer Woman…

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The Lone Ranger of Litter

The Lone Ranger of LitterThe West Adams TrashForce spied a lone man out working on the 6th street overpass cleaning up trash and sweeping the area. Turns out, he cleans up the area WEEKLY on his own because he takes pride in his neighborhood. No fanfare. No accolades. Just someone seeing a problem and…

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Rain and Shine: Interview with Lora Davis Co-Creator of the Wellington Sq. Farmers Market

Rain and Shine: Interview with Lora Davis Co-Creator of the Wellington Sq. Farmers Market Following the 6th anniversary in March of the Wellington Sq. Farmers market, (located in the Smyrna Church Parking lot on Washington west of Crenshaw),  TNN sat down with co-creator Lora Davis to find out what it takes to start and sustain a local farmers market and what it's value is…

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The Buzz on Bees

The Buzz on BeesHello!  I’m Katie, a backyard beekeeper in West Adams. My bees live in boxes behind a garage about 25 feet from my house.  Beekeeping has recently become legal in Los Angeles and I can’t recommend it enough if you’re a person interested in gardening, food production, or the natural…

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Howdy New Neighbor!

If you are new to our community WELCOME!  For those of you who want to get more involved or informed about your neighborhood this is a guide to finding the people and groups you might want to reach out to as you settle into our wonderful and active community. You…

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Time to End Deadly Crashes on Arlington

Time to End Deadly Crashes on ArlingtonThe intersection I live on – Arlington Ave at 24th Street – sees car crashes frequently. They range in types: a driver who doesn’t realize that the driver in front is braking for a child in the crosswalk and rear-ends the car that stopped. An impatient driver waiting to turn…

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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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