TOM BRADLEY FAMILY CENTER STAYS OPEN

TOM BRADLEY FAMILY CENTER STAYS OPENIn June of 2014, we reported that the Tom Bradley Family Center was on the chopping block  along with three other family centers, due to a recommendation from the Housing Department as a result of budgetary concerns.  Councilman Wesson stepped in and the Tom Bradley got a reprieve for a…

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GOING NATIVE

GOING NATIVEOngoing tree planting has been happening all over Los Angeles in recent years but many of the new young trees have suffered much from unseasonal heat and drought. Now Metro and the City will be planting 800 more trees on and near Crenshaw Boulevard, supplementing the tree plantings of recent…

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BECOMING AN HPOZ

BECOMING AN HPOZOxford Square is moving closer to becoming one of Los Angeles’s newest HPOZs (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone). According to the Los Angeles City Planning Department, the proposed Oxford Square HPOZ is bordered by the Windsor Village HPOZ on the north, the Country Club Park HPOZ on the east, Pico Boulevard…

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What a GREAT STREET!!

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 RevitalizationCrenshaw 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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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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