Wesson's Gate? What Requested Documents Reveal

Since the downsizing of the larger city newspapers and the growth of desktop publishing, local community news sources have stepped in to celebrate, ruminate and investigate their local neighborhoods and politicians. It has become more difficult for local politicians to keep information about their activities under their spin and “politics…

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Paycuts For Our Councilman?

Councilman Wesson, along with other councilmembers, enjoys one of the highest government salary’s in the nation, $178,789. Yet while thousands of city employees are losing their jobs, taking pay cuts or are going on furloughs, he is among 7 Councilmembers who has, so far,  refused to take a pay cut.…

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Councilman Wesson Reaches Out to Neighborhood Councils

In some recent ‘Eye On Wesson’ reports, we explored the difficulties in the communication between Councilman Wesson’s office and some Neighborhood councils. We also reported on his efforts to create open channels between them. We promised to follow up and are happy to report this email from Councilman Wesson explaining

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If You Call, Will He Be There?

In an effort to rectify the chill that has set in between his office and some of District 10’s Neighborhood Councils (NC’s), Councilman Wesson has agreed to meet with individual councils for some fence mending.While his offer to provide food has been gladly accepted by some, Mid City Neighborhood…

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BarriersEditorial August 2009 by Dianne V. Lawrence   As many of you may be aware, the installation of Traffic Barriers in our community has caused a break within that community. The installation of a full barrier next to our Fire Department preventing immediate emergency access to our neighborhood and others was a…

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"I'm The Decider"

Editorial Councilman Wesson Ignores Opportunity to Partner With Neighborhood Council   Let’s imagine your home is looking a little rough around the edges and you’ve begun an action plan to fix it up. Someone knocks on your door and says, “Surprise! I have $1,000,000 to fix up your house.” “GREAT!” you think.…

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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  https://www.citywatchla.com/index.phpWhile 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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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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