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 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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CD 10 Merry-Go-Round. A Soap Opera

CD 10 Merry-Go-Round. A Soap Opera  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 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 https://www.courthousenews.com/LOS 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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Jan Perry Runs For Congress

Jan Perry Runs 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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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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