Leo Politi Treasure

Leo Politi TreasureLeo Politi was an Italian immigrant, residing in Pico-Union, who became a famous children’s book author and illustrator. Politi celebrated the diversity of Los Angeles in over 20 books from 1930 to 1978, including popular picture books depicting the children of Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and    Olivera Street.   In 1950 he…

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Yuppets! 25 Years

Yuppets!  25 YearsAlong the Washington Corridor, behind the mysterious green awning marked "Yuppets" lies the magical home of the Blackstone USA Puppet Theatre, 187 rod puppets and one genius, Gary Jones. After meeting Blackstone Director, Gary Jones, it’s not difficult to understand Geppetto or Dr. Coppelia inventing puppets that seemingly come…

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Alan Disparte

Alan DisparteWith a push pull to move to Los Angeles, Alan Disparte, a San Francisco artist, transplanted himself this March into the whirlwind of the L. A. scene. Moving lock, stock and barrel into the basin heartland, Disparte zoomed onto the fast lane of Mid City right onto Washington Boulevard. An…

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APRIL 24 Eco-LogicalART Earth Day EVENT

APRIL 24 Eco-LogicalART Earth Day EVENTEco-LogicalART Went"Au Natural" to Celebrate Earth Day with ReVisions/10 and EartH Feature Live Public Curtain Drops. 4829 West Pico Blvd, LA, CA, 90019 310.525.0676  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On Saturday April 24th the nonprofit Eco-LogicalARTGallery celebrated…

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Black Seeds Mural by Moses X Ball

Black Seeds Mural by Moses X BallThe Black Seeds Mural of Jefferson Blvd, unveiled in 1991, was the inspired vision of local resident, Gus Harris Jr., a United Neighborhood  Neighborhoods Council (UNNC) member.                                           One…

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NTBA Gallery

NTBA GalleryArtists join forces with their landlord to create Neighborhood gallery Hidden on West 25th Street, in the West Adams district, lay a dilapidated garage that had been fallow for over two decades. Recently, artist Taidgh O’Neill, wondered “why wait for the galleries to come to us?” and joined forces with his…

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Frederic Booker, Painter

Frederic Booker, PainterFrederic Booker, an architect by trade and owner/restorer of our Featured Residence, has become an accomplished full time painter. Using an investigators approach, each painting is well researched and meticulously constructed and he’ll often spend months on a single painting. Collected by luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, Michael Wayne (John Wayne’s…

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Dolls of Hope

Dolls of HopeWest Adams boys and girls of all ages recently gathered at the 9th Annual “Make a Difference Day” to help construct rag dolls for children impacted by AIDS. Called “Dolls of Hope,” these charming handmade creations are part of a national multi-year program to put a doll in the arms of…

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Annual Black Doll Exhibition

Annual Black Doll ExhibitionIn a town with few long-term traditions, here was one of the most quaint and provocative, the Annual Black Doll Exhibition celebrating its 29th anniversary at the William Grant Still Arts Center (show closed February 27th). As the title “I’ve Got a Story to Tell” implies, this show of over 800…

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MId-City Arts

MId-City ArtsWhatever your opinion of L.A’s graffiti, you can’t deny that more and more of it is looking like great art. Like it or not, graffiti has come to embody L.A.’s culture of visual stimuli – layer-upon-layer of billboards, murals, and street style. Graffiti is the ultimate expression of our…

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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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