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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Olympic Park Neighborhood Council Hosts Community Party

Olympic Park Neighborhood Council Hosts Community PartyOn September 11, the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council (OPNC) held its annual free community buffet dinner at the popular Pips on La Brea. Held both inside the restaurant and outside on Pips’ patio, the buffet offered community members a chance to mingle, learn about the OPNC and enjoy such delicacies…

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Out With the Old and In With the Ewwww!

Out With the Old and In With the Ewwww!The blog-o-sphere is abuzz with concerns about a new housing development that has broken ground at Fairfax Avenue and Sawyer Street.  For once high density isn’t the issue, but taste.  Being built by Fort Worth developer D.R.Horton, which calls itself “America’s Largest Homebuilder,” the 60-unit housing…

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JEFFERSON RESIDENTS CHEER! Councilman Wesson finds $1,000,000 to Renovate Leslie N. Shaw Park

Leslie N. Shaw  Park was established in 1972 when Councilman Thomas Bradley convinced the city to buy the condemned property and turn it into a park. It is bordered on the west by the Black Seeds Mural and on the east by the Jefferson Library.  It has been used…

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Garbage, Graffiti and Weeds. Oh My!

Garbage, Graffiti and Weeds. Oh My!For several weeks drivers taking Washington or Venice Boulevard through our community, experienced garbage can after garbage can overflowing with refuse.  Concerned neighbors flooded CD10’s phone lines to find out why.   Backstory:Garbage cans, along with cages surrounding trees along Washington Boulevard were installed by Councilman Wesson during his first…

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CIM-ZILLA!!! How Does a One Billion Dollar Real Estate Developer Take Control of City Council, Building and Safety and Your Community?

CIM-ZILLA!!! How Does a One Billion Dollar Real Estate Developer  Take Control of City Council, Building and Safety  and Your Community? CIM, the developer of Midtown Crossing which houses Lowe's, and a variety of big name retailers, is a HUGE real estate investment firm worth more than $1 billion dollars.They have brokered deals for the wealthiest clients and in the wealthiest communities including Manhattan, Washington, Las Vegas, San Francisco and…

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Good Bye Fresh n Easy Hello 99 Cents Only Store

Good Bye Fresh n Easy   Hello 99 Cents Only Store A decade ago developers acquired the property at Jefferson and Crenshaw which also included the Union Bank, originally known as the Bank of Tokyo. They attempted to develop a large project which would have included demolishing the bank but fortunately, for preservationists, this project fell through. A few years ago…

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L.A. Green Grounds: Growing Healthy Neighborhoods

L.A. Green Grounds: Growing Healthy NeighborhoodsOne man’s trash is another man’s treasure and in the case of L.A. Green Grounds (LAGG), a group serving South Los Angeles, one man’s dirt patch is an entire neighborhood’s delicious produce garden. This is exactly what LAGG is all about - transforming empty yards into edible gardens, particularly…

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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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