Councilman Wesson Rescues Tom Bradley Family Center

Councilman Wesson Rescues Tom Bradley Family CenterIn a nail-biting last minute save, Council President Herb Wesson rescued the jobs and programs of the current regime at the Tom Bradley Family Resource Center. As reported in the last edition of TNN, due to cuts in federally funded programs and in an effort to save money, the Los…

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Congratulations Blu Elephant! 1 Year Anniversary

Congratulations Blu Elephant! 1 Year AnniversaryTNN gives a shout out to Inri Aguilar who, through sheer grit and determination, has not only kept this neighborhood coffee house alive but turned it into a source for local art, music, political discussions and FaceLooks!   4 1/2 Stars on Yelp!    2024 W. Washington Blvd 90018, east of Western 323-641-0466Photo by Amber Clarke

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Guess What You Can't Do with An E-Book

Guess What You Can't Do with An E-BookIn 2009, the first Little Free Library was stuck into Todd Bol’s front yard in Hudson, Wisconsin. It was a small wooden box in the shape of a schoolhouse and a tribute to Bol’s mother, who was a schoolteacher and an avid reader. Inside the box sat a variety of…

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Let the Spring Planting Begin!

Let the Spring Planting Begin!We are a little late in reporting this but just in case you didn't know, last August 2013, City Hall unanimously passed a motion introduced by Council President Herb Wesson, allowing Los Angeles residents to grow vegetables on the city owned grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb. Inspired…

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10th Council District Women's Steering Committee's Event

10th Council District Women's Steering Committee's EventThe Steering Committee is sponsoring  an Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday April 19 at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center at 5401 Highlight Place 90016. Eggs, candy, Moon Bouncers, face painting, prizes, hot dogs, fruit punch, chips, cupcakes, dance contest, music and a drawing for 50 Easter baskets will guarantee Spring fun…

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Potential Big Changes Coming to Tom Bradley Youth & Family Center

Potential Big Changes Coming to  Tom Bradley Youth & Family Center Big changes may be coming to the Tom Bradley Family Center. Of the 21 Family Source Centers in Los Angeles, only 4 (including Tom Bradley) are funded by the city with Federal grants. A variety of non-profit community development organizations operate the other 17 Centers. Because of cuts in the…

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City on Track to Ban Fracking

Los Angeles is on track to join the growing number of California cities to enact a fracking moratorium. Local activists motivated by the Murphy Drill Site in the West Adams community are urging the community to call their elected officials and push for a final moratorium.The city council voted…

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City Agency Shenanigans and Freeport-McMoRan Oil

City Agency Shenanigans and Freeport-McMoRan OilThree oil company drill sites in the historic West Adams section of South Los Angeles, operating some 121 underground wells, have been the center of citizen protests, ramped up government inspections, a City Attorney lawsuit, and complaints that the city's Zoning Administration has violated state law and municipal code in…

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St. Elmo Celebrates 45 Years

St. Elmo Celebrates 45 YearsKeeping Mid-City’s Heart Beating Slick art magazines celebrate the trend of hip artist enclaves in Joshua Tree and the California desert. But modest Mid-City can boast of a thriving artist village since 1969. St. Elmo Village (SEV), tucked in the middle-class neighborhood east of La Brea between Washington and Venice boulevards,…

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Communal Living is Alive and Well in Mid-City

Communal Living is Alive and Well in Mid-CityIn October of 2008, an intentional community known as Synchronicity L.A. planted roots in the Harvard Heights neighborhood in Mid-City.After approaching nearly 30 landlords citywide, the founding residents met a homeowner willing to rent his property – a two-story Craftsman on Westmoreland Boulevard – to a dozen college…

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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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