Black Lives Matter CD10 Heroes: WILLIS EDWARDS 1946 - 2012

Black Lives Matter CD10 Heroes: WILLIS EDWARDS 1946 - 2012Originally Printed in July 2012 Issue #25At age 66 and on Friday, July 13, 2012, Willis Edwards succumbed to cancer. Willis was a celebrated force as a civil rights and political activist, once heading the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP and shaking things up when he ran the NAACP…

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ARE FUNDS RAISED THROUGH PROPOSITIONS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WORKING?People living on the street are visible everywhere, and the situation is only getting worse. Recently, the City and County of Los Angeles have taken extra steps toward fighting the issue of homelessness, a problem that has been growing for more than a decade and, unfortunately, growing exponentially in the…

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LA Not Ready For The ‘Big One’

LA Not Ready For The ‘Big One’Neighborhood Councils Step Up To Help Their Communities Get ReadyReprinted with permission from our giant metropolis was anticipating a long weekend of barbecues and Indy racing, 19 neighborhood council activists showed up to work on a plan to educate our residents about saving their own lives (and health)…

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Better Security At Our Public Library

To Bernie Oliver and/or whoever wrote the article about "Better Security At Our Public Library" and the Washington Irving Library to contact me. I would like to address the concerns mentioned in the story, including the actions by the Office of Public Safety following our meeting and how we can help with this project.

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The Development of Washington Corridor

The Development of Washington CorridorIn April of 2000 I sent an e-mail to Mayor Riordan inquiring about the redevelopment of Washington Boulevard. Riordan had just sold off the last farm land between Ventura and Los Angeles County, making Los Angeles County officially land locked from the Pacific Ocean to San Bernardino County and creating…

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March Mayoral Primary 2009

Villaraigosa....a Shoo-in or a Shoe At? March Madness is our Mayoral Primary and May Day (19th) is our citywide elections for Angelenos.  Antonio Villaraigos is up for re-election in what appears to be a virtually “uncontested race.”  V is a charming gent you could easily invite to your backyard…

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Residents Try To Help Library

Residents Try To Help LibraryThe Washington Irving Library located at 4117 W. Washington Blvd. has the proud distinction of being the City’s first modern state of the art library built in the new millennium. With its multi- media computer workstations and spacious community meeting room, the library truly is a resource for quality learning…

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Hostage City: Free LA from the Union Stranglehold

When I was a young journalist, I got involved in leading my union and fighting for empowerment of journalists in the newsroom, for equal pay for women and for the integrity of the news report. It was a time when corporations were taking over newspapers and eliminating competition which is…

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Washington Corridor Update

RESIDENT COMMENTS AND OPINION (uploaded by reader) With the exception of swearing, hate speech and racial slurs, which will result in postings being eliminated, TNN does not endorse nor reject resident comments.   We support angry responses to issues but draw the line at the targeting of anyone because of…

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Response #30: McCarty School Comments: Editors response to "resident"

Not sure what kind of substantiation “resident” requires. Two people reported that a city agent told them that someone from CD10 called and told the office to stop assisting Save Our Future’s effort to move forward in securing permits. I personally have had city agents tell me that they do…

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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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