A CD10 SENIOR SHARES HER ISOLATION EXPERIENCE

A CD10 SENIOR SHARES HER ISOLATION EXPERIENCEOn March 9, 2020, I transitioned from a Free Black Woman to a scared elder, hiding from a deadly assailant that could come masked as someone I love and who loves me.Seven months at home is a long time, but it’s passed quickly. Although I don't believe in bad…

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A FRONT ROW SEAT to the BRUSH FIRES OF 2019

A FRONT ROW SEAT to the BRUSH FIRES OF 2019Saddleridge, Palisades, Sepulveda Basin, Getty, and Barham are locations in the city of Los Angeles that burned between November and December of 2019.I have served as the public safety writer for TNN and have written several articles featuring my Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Though our central mission is…

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Councilmen Herb Wesson and Mayor Garcetti Read The Neighborhood News

Councilmen Herb Wesson and Mayor Garcetti Read The Neighborhood NewsPhotos by D.V. Lawrence

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Gov. Newsom signs SB 1137, creating a safety buffer between homes and oil wells in California

Gov. Newsom signs SB 1137, creating a safety buffer between homes and oil wells in CaliforniaLaw carried by legislators Lena Gonzalez and Monique Limon bans new wells or retrofits within 3,200 feet of homes, schools, hospitals By STAFF REPORT |  and OLGA GRIGORYANTS | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to…

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Former USC dean Marilyn Flynn will plead guilty in political corruption case involving Mark Ridley-Thomas

Former USC dean Marilyn Flynn will plead guilty in political corruption case involving Mark Ridley-ThomasRidley-Thomas now faces trial for allegedly helping his son get a position at USC in exchange for county contracts that benefitted USCBy| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Daily NewsPhoto by Mark Berndt/USC School of Social WorkPUBLISHED: September 15, 2022…

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Heather Hutt Wins!! Wait… She Wasn’t Running Against Anybody.

Heather Hutt Wins!!   Wait…  She Wasn’t Running Against Anybody.There is a power cabal at City Hall and they have selected and crowned the New CD10 representative Heather Hutt while ignoring complaints about process and refusing to consider any alternatives.  In our last election, there was a run off between Ridley-Thomas and Grace Yoo. The final count elected Ridley-Thomas…

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CD 10 Merry-Go-Round. A Soap Opera and UPDATE

CD 10 Merry-Go-Round. A Soap Opera and UPDATE  It all started in March of 2020 when Mark Ridley-Thomas couldn't gather enough votes to win in the primary election and was forced into a contentious runoff with attorney Grace Yoo. When campaign reports were filed, Grace had pulled slightly ahead of Mark in donations and polling had her ahead…

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The Recovery of Local Small Business

The Recovery of Local Small Business“I couldn’t afford both places… I was like, ‘Something’s gotta go, and it’s not gonna be this baby right here!’” says Jonathan Kinnard, founder of Coffee del Mundo in south LA, while recounting what it was like when COVID-19 first hit LA.In an interview with Deborah Membreño, Program Officer at LISC LA, and…

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YES, THE HOMELESS CAN VOTE

 YES, THE HOMELESS CAN VOTEoriginally publishedOct. 2019While delivering the previous issue of The Neighborhood News, a homeless man came up to me and asked if I was the editor. He had recognized me and my delivery sidekick, Foxie, from our picture. I smiled and proudly nodded yes. He told me that although he's been…

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West Adams Development Drama

West Adams Development DramaAn Entire Neighborhood Is Being Flipped by a Los Angeles Developer (excerpts from Bloomberg Article)"Led by Shaul Kuba, the firm’s 59-year-old co-founder and development chief, CIM is working on 40 properties in West Adams at once.That includes construction of 15 new buildings, two to six stories high, with glass…

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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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