Farewell World on Wheels

Farewell World on WheelsCLick on READ MORE to see photos

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Thanks For the Memories Maria's Cafe June 2013

Thanks For the Memories Maria's Cafe June 2013  Photos by Dawn Kirkpatrick L-R Rufina, Paula, Bena,   Maria, Maggie and Angie           Maria Barojas (R)  and her daughter Angie Soloranzo    

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Country Club Park

Country Club Park"So many people are unaware this neighborhood exists,” said Country Club Park resident Katherine Miller in a Los Angeles Times’ article about the neighborhood in 1985. A little over a quarter of a century later, this still seems to be true. Country Club Park began as the Los Angeles Golf…

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Early Gay Rights in West Adams

Early Gay Rights in West AdamsWest Adams was home to some of the earliest gay rights activists in the country. The Michael J. Connell Carriage Houseon 23rd near Hoover has been a part of the fabric of West Adams from the very beginning days of the gay right’s movement dating back to the late 1940’s.…

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What Happened the Day Marvin Gaye Got Shot

The community of Western Heights which sits between Arlington and Western, south of Washington can claim bragging rights to one of West Adams top tourist attractions. Located on Gramercy just north of the 10 freeway overpass, is the site of the April 1, 1984 shooting of Marvin Gaye by his…

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Roma Tillman's Childhood 1926-1936

Roma Tillman's Childhood 1926-1936My dad, Harry Theobald and I moved to 2143 w. 21st Street (in Western Heights) in 1924 from Saint Louis when I was probably about four.My mother died in childbirth with me. We stayed until about 1936. It was a fun neighborhood with all kinds of stuff going…

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Sugar Hill 1936-1946

Sugar Hill 1936-1946A Former Resident Remembers His Sugar Hill Childhood (What Kids Did Before TV, Texting, Ipods, Video Games) I lived in a neoclassical mansion at 2218 Harvard Boulevard from the age of six months to about…

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McCARTY MEMORIAL CHURCHDuring the 1920s and 1930s, due to the high concentration of religious structures lining both sides of Adams between Vermont and Crenshaw Boulevards, Adams Boulevard became known as the “street of churches”.  One of the most impressive is the McCarty Memorial Christian Church.  On a hill with a great tower…

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When the Neighborhood Was Filled with Nightclubs

Now get your memory cap on because we are going to go way back when. Let’s start with the RED HUT,located on the corner of Jefferson Blvd. and Western Ave. These were the days when everything was open 24/7 and all the Jazzy People hung out for good meals, breakfast,…

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A Brief History Of the Clark Library

A Brief History Of the Clark Library The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located on the full block bounded by Adams, 25th, Cimarron, and St. Andrews, is a rare book and manuscript library that has been part of UCLA since 1926 (on paper) or 1934 (in fact). The Clark was founded by William Andrews Clark, Jr. (1877-1934),…

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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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