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 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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Judge Okays Wesson's Appointment

Judge Okays Wesson's AppointmentReprinted from Courthouse News ServiceFormer Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson was cleared by a judge Thursday March 17, to begin serving as a temporary replacement for City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was suspended from service following his indictment on federal corruption charges.The order was issued by Los…

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JUDGE BLOCKS WESSONReprinted from ANGELES (CN) — A judge on Thursday morning granted a temporary restraining order against the Los Angeles City Council, temporarily blocking Herb Wesson from being seated as a councilman.   Wesson had been sworn in on Tuesday after beingmously appointed by the 14 City Council members to temporarily fill the District…

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We Endorse Jan Perry For Congress

We Endorse Jan Perry For CongressLos Angeles, Calif.  Former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, recently declared her candidacy for the United States Congress to fill the seat vacated by Representative Karen Bass.The newly drawn 37th Congressional District includes a large portion of Perry’s former Council District. “I am running because all we see in…

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He's Baaaack!

He's Baaaack! NEWS & POLITICS Herb Wesson Adds a New Wrinkle to the Nury Martinez-Mark Ridley Thomas DivideCityside Column: Heavy politics are at play as elected officials and community members duel over the fate of a suspended officeholderBy Jon Regardie -February 18, 2022One of the fiercest, and strangest, battles to hit City Hall in some…

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Bernard Parks’ Statement re. Mark Ridley-Thomas’s Indictment and Suspension from City Council

Bernard Parks’ Statement re. Mark Ridley-Thomas’s Indictment and Suspension from City CouncilReprinted with permission from Citywatch LAOriginally printed 15 NOVEMBER 2021COMMENTARY - I, like many of you, have become aware of the indictment of Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas. I am not surprised by any of the events, and despite what he may say, neither is he.No one should be surprised. Less than…

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Mark Ridley-Thomas Indicted on 21 Counts

Mark Ridley-Thomas Indicted on 21 CountsReprinted from Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and the former dean of USC’s School of Social Work have been indicted on federal corruption charges over an alleged bribery scheme stemming from Ridley-Thomas’ time serving on the county Board of Supervisors, prosecutors announced today.Democrat Ridley-Thomas is a fixture of local politics, having…

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HELP FIND JUSTICE FOR NABOR GALVEZ - $5000 REWARDMurder is always a tragedy, but the slaying of a young college grad, who was senselessly killed in the backyard of his Jefferson Park childhood home, was especially shocking.Eight months ago, on December 13, 2020, the family of Nabor Galvez, 24, awakened to gunshots. They soon discovered Nabor lying…

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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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