Barbara Morrison Celebrated Jazz Singer Dies at 72

Barbara Morrison Celebrated Jazz Singer Dies at 72  Barbara Morrison, a legendary singer in the Los Angeles jazz and blues music community, has died. She was 72.Morrison passed away on Wednesday, March 16, according to her brother Richard Morrison. A cause of death was not disclosed.“We are working on keeping the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center…

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IN MEMORY OF: RODERICK SYKES, CO-FOUNDER OF ST. ELMO VILLAGE“Everyone is an artist. Everyone has the ability to create. What my life is about is sharing the creative process.”“Do What You Love. Love What You Do.”~ Roderick SykesRoderick Sykes, my Husband, friend, and life partner of over 41 years passed away April 5, 2021, at the age…

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SNOOKSOn the grounds of the William Andrew Clark Memorial Library, located at Adams Blvd and Cimmarron, between the bushes and the Adams Blvd wall, is this monument to the memory of the Clark’s beloved pet Snooky.It reads: IN MEMORY OF SNOOKS, BOSTON TERRIER, FAITHFUL FRIEND TO HIS MASTER AND MISTRESS AND…

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Roy Maurice Cooper Sr. 1928 - 2018

Roy Maurice Cooper Sr.  1928 - 2018Roy was born November 11th 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Arthur George Cooper and Edna neovia Cooper. Growing up in New Orleans the Cooper residence on Conti Street was a place known to many as having a revolving door for family food friends and fun. The memories are countless.…

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Marguerite Davis 1929 - 2018

Marguerite Davis 1929 - 2018Marguerite Davis, one of the founding board members of the Mid-City Neighborhood Council, passed away on May 16, 2018.  At her service, her family, community members and city officials remembered the amazing Marguerite and her lifetime of service to her community.  Before she passed, Marguerite asked fellow MINC board…

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Patricia Gwendolyn Mitchell 1968 - 2018

Patricia Gwendolyn Mitchell 1968 - 2018Many of you may know that I have been contributing articles to The Neighborhood News for many years.Before formally taking on the “Public Safety" beat, I often wrote about politics, Los Angeles history, and scores of other things that fit with the mission of this publication. Dianne and I…

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In Memory of David S. Cunningham Jr. June 24, 1935-November 15, 2017

In Memory of David S. Cunningham Jr. June 24, 1935-November 15, 2017David S. Cunningham Jr. lived a varied and accomplished life before representing the 10th district as a Los Angeles City Council member from the years 1973 – 1987. He began life as the son of David Cunningham  Sr., an ordained minister in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife,…

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In Memory of Inez H. Mogul

In Memory of Inez H. MogulOn December 16, Inez H. Mogul passed away, having just turned 96 years old.While on one hand we rejoice in her long life, her loss leaves the world a less kind, gracious, and interesting place. She was my mother, so you might expect me to speak of her in…

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In Memory of Leonard Cohen

In Memory of Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen, universally loved and celebrated poet and songwriter quietly passed away in his home in Mid-City at the age of 82. Although the notoriously low key artist had property in several places around the world he spent much of his time quietly and without notice within the TNN borders…

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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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