Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Closes Pico Restaurant

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Closes Pico RestaurantBy FIELDING BUCK The Field PressRoscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles has closed its location in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles that once served President Barack Obama.The chain had planned to close the restaurant at 5006 W Pico Blvd. and reopen at a larger spot a couple of blocks away…

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Redistricting: The Behind the Scenes Battle for Council District 10

Redistricting:  The Behind the Scenes Battle for Council District 10Reprinted from CitywatchLABy PASTOR EDDIE ANDERSON AND DENISE FAIRCHILD, PHD 20 OCTOBER 2022GUEST COMMENTARY -As caustic and hurtful as the racially motivated comments on the Martinez-DeLeon-Cedillo tape from October 2021 were, they pale in comparison to the political manipulation that the three elected officials pursued regarding the City Council’s ethnic makeup.…

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Anguk Seon Center Saves Historic Fitzgerald House

Anguk Seon Center Saves Historic Fitzgerald HouseThe historic architecture aficionados of West Adams have been waiting for years with fingers crossed, to see what was to become of the James. T. Fitzgerald mansion on the N. W. corner of Adams and Arlington. It was designed in 1903 in the Italian Gothic style by Joseph Cather Newsom…

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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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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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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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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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