Councilman Wesson Wins 4th Term

Councilman Wesson Wins 4th Term Herb Wesson Jr. Prevails in his bid to be re-elected as Councilman for CD10.  Votes and expenditures have been updated since original article.   As expected Councilman Wesson pulled well ahead of challenger Grace Yoo but was it as big an endorsement by the voters as Team Wesson had hoped for?…

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Free Money at Wellington Square

Free Money at Wellington SquareAt the Wellington Square Certified Farmers Market, you can double your benefits with the new Market Match program.  “I didn’t think I would be eligible since I get a pension as well as my Social Security but I did.  I decided to buy the Cherimoya fruit this time at…

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Another 5 1/2 Years of Herb Wesson Jr.?

Another 5 1/2 Years of Herb Wesson Jr.?Councilman Wesson is your classic, old-school politician, like the small town politicians in those old black and white movies from the '50s.  He likes being on top, clearly knows how to use power to get more power, then some more, and if media accusations are correct, uses it to…

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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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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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