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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The Water Wasters! A Scary Bedtime Story

The Water Wasters! A Scary Bedtime StoryThere once was a small thriving town in the middle of a desert.  The only source of water was a large tank filled to the brim with water that came from a source far, far away.  The townspeople could use the water as they liked since the tank magically filled…

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Get Rid of Your Water-Guzzling Grass and Make Some REAL Green!

To encourage more outdoor water conservation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has increased its Cash In Your Lawn incentive to $3 a square foot from $2 a square foot for residential customers to replace their water-thirsty grass with California Friendly plants and other water-wise landscaping. (Of…

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Renee Gunter Changing Our World One Organic, Juicy Peach at a Time

Renee Gunter Changing Our World One Organic, Juicy Peach at a TimeMany of you have seen Renee Gunter at events in our community. Tall, beautiful, commanding,  (she had a previous life as a European  runway model for Balenciaga and Givenchy) Renee has always looked like a woman on a mission. Aware of our potential drought issues as far back as the…

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EARTHQUAKE COMING! Seriously...it Reeeally IS!

Saving this date will save lives! - is the slogan being spoken by the organizers of a Disaster Awareness Course that will take place on Saturday September 27, 2014 from 730 A.M. to 12 P.M. at Iglesia Cristiana Antioquia  3501 West Adams Boulevard.  This three hour course is…

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The Living History Tour Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

The Living History Tour  Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War At the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, History Comes to Life on Saturday, September 27, as the annual Living History Tour commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, with stories told by those who witnessed it.The War Between the States remains a touchstone event for Americans.  The conflict began on…

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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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