LA84 Foundation

LA84 FoundationOn a sunny October morning, I had the chance to hold a surprisingly heavy Olympic torch replica at a beautiful venue on Adams Boulevard just west of Western at the corner of Gramercy.Although the site is only several blocks away from my dad’s home in West Adams, like many…

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Wellington Sq. Farmers Market. Sunday Fundays!

Wellington Sq. Farmers Market. Sunday Fundays!The Wellington Square Certified Farmers Market is a modest yet lively place located on the south end of Mid-City in the Smyrna Church parking lot on Washington Blvd. just west of Crenshaw Blvd. The market addresses the growing issue of fresh food scarcity in certain Los Angeles communities by offering…

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The Best Way to Donate to the Fire Department

The Best Way to Donate to the Fire Department We all too often lament how human beings have become harsh, crass, and generally not very nice to their fellow human beings. But no one can argue that a disaster which affects a community or a large geographic area brings out the best in people. This was certainly true with…

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How Renters Can Protect Themselves

How Renters Can Protect ThemselvesNow That Prop 10 FailedProposition 10 was an effort to repeal the CA 1995 Costa-Hawkins Act, a twenty-three-year-old law that has limited the ability of cities across the state to enact new rent control and rent stabilization efforts.If you live in an apartment building built after 1978, your rights as…

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FAA Update Dec 18 Culver Lawsuit Fails

FAA Update Dec 18 Culver Lawsuit Fails Residents from Santa Monica to Downtown LA continue to suffer under the Federal Aviation’s Administrations new flight path “NextGen” - a single line superhighway of incoming flights from the west and north designed to save fuel for the airlines and make the increasing number of flights easier to manage.  But…

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Imagine L.A.

Imagine L.A.Sarah shared, “I was really struggling, bouncing around from place to place. I had no friends. I was hanging out with all the wrong people. Worst of all? I didn’t care about myself.” Many years ago, Sarah, age 7, was removed from her family and placed in the foster…

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Pico Great Street UPDATE Oct 2018

Pico Great Street UPDATE Oct 2018  If you've been out on our Great Street lately you've noticed a big change - brand new curb extensions at Curson and Hauser! These are the first improvements in the community's vision for Destination: Pico, to be installed. Hooray! It's happening! A quick refresher on curb extensions. They...- Reduce…

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FAA Airplane Crisis Oct 18 Update

FAA Airplane Crisis Oct 18 Update As I sit in my office writing this piece, I am wearing a gun range noise cancelling headset and earpbuds tuned to calming sounds and music. It has become a normal part of my lifestyle because it is the only way to cancel out the airplane noise that I've been…

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Los Angeles State of Emergency

Los Angeles State of Emergency When you think of an emergency in Los Angeles, you normally think of dialing 911 and getting the Los Angeles Police and/or Fire Department depending on the emergency. However, let’s GO BIG and think of REALLY BIG emergencies on the scale of a major earthquake, brush fire, power outage, or…

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NextGen/FAA Versus the People - Update Aug 2018

NextGen/FAA Versus the People - Update Aug 2018 Residents living under the FAA’s NextGen airplane highway were alarmed when the many efforts of the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) community Roundtable, and affected councilmembers led by Council President Wesson, were being summarily dismissed by the FAA.  These efforts included numerous letters to the FAA that went unanswered…

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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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