Where is West Adams?

On April 1, 1984, news came over the airways that Motown singer Marvin Gaye had been shot and killed by his own father at the family home on Gramercy Place. The media couldn’t seem to agree on where the house was located. The Los Angeles Times said it was in…

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Emergency Brings Doctor to You.

Emergency Brings Doctor to You. You see them speeding to and fro every day. They force traffic to come to a dead stop at the height of rush hour with a blast of their horn & siren and those flashing lights. Who are they? They’re Los Angeles Fire Department’s fleet of rescue ambulances. Last year,…

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Pico Great Streets Update Oct 2017

Pico Great Streets Update Oct 2017Phase 1 The Pico Great Street Collaborative hosted an Open House for Destination: Pico on Sunday September 17th at Saturn St. Elementary to showcase the map of improvements that the community has chosen for Pico from Curson to Burnside. The Collaborative submitted the plans to the mayor’s staff in mid-August.…

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Delicious Pizza Serves it UP!

Delicious Pizza Serves it UP!Sometime in the next two years two highly anticipated restaurants will be opening up on West Adams Boulevard.  Daniel Patterson creator of Alta, a well received casual eatery, is known for establishing Alta in a variety of San Francisco neighborhoods on the verge of gentrification.  Tony Yanowa Los Angeles craft…

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Community Organizes Against FAA

Community Organizes Against FAA{jcomments off} Monday night usually isn’t the most productive night of the week. You might celebrate surviving the beginning of another work week with a nice glass of wine on your porch or curl up with a nice book on your deck. Less and less West Adams residents are able to…

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The Mysterious Appearance of the Rogue Artists Ensemble

The Mysterious Appearance of the Rogue Artists EnsembleTNN:  Tell us about the Rogue Artists Ensemble. Sean T. Cawelti:  We are a non-profit organization and we met at UC Irvine and have been working together since 2001, Our mission is to tell stories in unique ways. We use puppetry and masks, old story telling conventions, as well as…

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Flex Alerts. The Heat is ON

Flex Alerts. The Heat is ONWelcome to the peak of summer 2017 in Los Angeles. It comes complete with sun, humidity, and occasionally three-digit temperatures. These can combine to bring you the always ill-timed power outage. In fact, California has a name for days like these: Flex Alert days.Flex Alerts leave Californians wondering why…

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Trader Joes at USC

Trader Joes at USCFor those of you who live on the eastern side of The Neighborhood News border (Crenshaw, Arlington, Normandy) and who have been agitating for a Trader Joes closer than Culver City or La Brea, agitate no more!  Trader Joe's is opening by mid-August in the nearly completed USC Village…

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World Harvest Food Bank

World Harvest Food Bank On a day of new beginnings, Kendra Ogletree is eager to get home with her cart full of groceries to start making all-natural, homemade juices. Finding herself jobless, ill, and caring for a son with autism, she says she is praying her way back onto her feet as she transitions…

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Welcome Mid-City Heights

Welcome Mid-City HeightsResidents in the area bordered by Hauser on the west, West Blvd. on the east, Washington on the North, and the 10 Freeway on the south have had a dream come true. They have successfully secured the name Mid-City Heights for their community.  Jeff Copeland and Roxie Brusso celebrate at…

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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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