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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Burnside Ave Bridge Gets Some TLC

Burnside Ave Bridge Gets Some TLCThanks to the funding and grants from the Mid-City Neighborhood Council and LANI, over 160 teachers, parents, children, and youth from the New LA Charter School and the Mid-City community celebrated Martin Luther King Day by sprucing up the Burnside Ave. Bridge off Washington Boulevard. They decorated brick planters with beautiful purple…

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What Happens If Cell Antennas And Electricity are Knocked Out in a Crisis

What Happens If Cell Antennas And Electricity are Knocked Out in a CrisisIn the 2016 November-December issue Chin wrote an article about using walkie talkies in emergencies. He received an amazing response, so we thought it was a good idea to come back and share some of the stories of the community involvement that resulted from the article and the importance of…

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Living Under Cell Phone Towers. How Did This Happen?

Living Under Cell Phone Towers. How Did This Happen?In an apartment located at Lafayette Place, on the southwest corner of Crenshaw and Venice Boulevards, next to KFC and Taco Bell, 1-bedroom apartments rent for $1850 a month.The units are newly renovated, with a pool and underground parking on site and… 20 wireless network antennas concealed in awkward…

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Letter to the FAA from the LAX Community Roundtable

January 17, 2018One World Way, P.O. Box 92216, Los Angeles, CA 90009Mr. Daniel K. Elwell, Acting Administrator Federal Aviation Authority800 Independence Ave. SWWashington D.C., 20591Mr. Dennis Roberts, Regional Administrator FAA Western-Pacific Region15000 Aviation Blvd.Lawndale, CA 90261Expressed opinions are of the membership and is not the official…

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Jefferson Park 5th Annual Kids Holiday Festival

Jefferson Park 5th Annual Kids Holiday Festival On Saturday, December 16, 2017,  Jefferson Park held the 5th Annual Kids Holiday Festival.  Local residents and kids from five schools along Jefferson Bvd. were up bright and early, eager to start jumping in the combo jumper slide, play video games inside a mobile game truck, get their faces…

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