Pico Great Street Update June 2018

{jcomments off}Hello there! You may have noticed that we at the Collaborative have been pretty quiet this year.After all of last year's outreach for Destination: Pico, all 1,500 conversations we had with members of our community, all eight workshops, the surveys, the business visits, the art zine, the pedestrian…

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Neighborhood Council Elections Coming UP

Neighborhood Council Elections Coming UPNeighborhood council elections happen every two years. Together, LA’s 99 neighborhood councils form the grassroots level of the City’s government and while their board members serve their communities as volunteers, they are also public officials elected by the members of their community. In 2019, 94 of LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils…

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Koreatown Activists Versus Council President Herb Wesson. Again.

Koreatown Activists Versus Council President Herb Wesson. Again.EDITOR:  In an effort to confront the homeless crisis  Mayor Garcetti “declared an emergency shelter crisis and took advantage of a new state law that enables cities to construct homeless shelters on any land owned or leased by the city. To accelerate the construction of these shelters, the Mayor’s 2018-19…

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FAA - Know the Enemy

FAA - Know the EnemyThis is part of our ongoing report and investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen airflight highway which is raining down sound and pollution misery on communities in California and across the country.  Jeffrey Lewis worked for the FAA as an air traffic controller before being forced into early retirement…

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City Prepares for Disaster

City Prepares for Disaster On Friday March 2, 2018 (one of the rainiest days in Los Angeles) Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the doors of Getty House to the media, community stakeholders, neighborhood council members, and the myriad of city departments that serve our every need.The reason for this occasion was the signing of…

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Local Businesses Trash Talk Recycle LA

This article, "The Ballot Initiative to Repeal the Exclusive Trash Franchise," appeared in CitywatchLA, March 12, 2018, and was reprinted with their permission.  Light editing for clarity by TNNWhat began in the back rooms of LA City Hall between special interests groups, allies on City Council and the Mayor’s Office hit…

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Oil Drill Sites Make Bad Neighbors

Oil Drill Sites Make Bad NeighborsForgotten to some, and unknown to others, Los Angeles is home to the nation’s largest urban oil field and was producing as much oil as Saudi Arabia in the 1920s.  Oil production in California was first discovered in the 1890s, and for the following 50 years the Los Angeles…

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Koreatown Activists Win Lawsuit Against the City

Koreatown Activists Win Lawsuit Against the CityPhoto courtesy of CityWatchLA On March 28, 2018, the Environmental Justice Collaborative and Friends of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, represented by LTL Attorneys, LLP, won their case against the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles City Council, and Real Parties in Interests Colony Holdings, LLC, and developer Michael Hakim.  This…

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UPDATE: City Raises the Stakes with FAA's NextGen Nightmare

UPDATE: City Raises the Stakes with FAA's NextGen Nightmare In 2017 two letters were sent to Michael P. Huerta, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding their NextGen program.  One from Senator Dianne Feinstein and the other from Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson CD10 along with Council Members Marqueese Harris-Dawson District 8 and…

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New Cafe Has Neighbors Cheering and Jeering

New Cafe Has Neighbors Cheering and JeeringPeople living north and south along Washington Boulevard east of La Brea, look forward to the day when they can walk to local restaurants and cafés rather than get into a car and drive to a different neighborhood.So development along this stretch of Washington Blvd. is inevitable and eagerly…

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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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