Pico WINS Great Streets!

Pico WINS Great Streets!Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Great Streets Initiative in October 2013 to transform streets across the city into more vibrant public spaces. The City received 37 applications from 99 partner organizations and Pico was one of 7 recipients to receive up to $13,000 for community outreach, and support by technical…

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Smokey Robinson Visits Pio Pico Middle School

Smokey Robinson Visits Pio Pico Middle SchoolPio Pico Middle School, located at Pico and Arlington, kicked off 2017 in a very special way when it welcomed Motown’s legendary singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson to its campus on Tuesday, January 18, 2017.  Mr. Robinson assisted in the presentation of a $1 million dollar check from Niagra Caresto…

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Beloved Koreatown Park At Risk

Beloved Koreatown Park At RiskImages of soccer fans waving Korean flags in the summer wind could be replaced with images of residents and shoppers snarling into parking lots at the site of one of the very few parks available to  Koreatown residents. If Jamison Properties moves forward with a skyline-altering project, a new glass…

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The Underground Museum: Continuing the Legacy

The Underground Museum: Continuing the LegacyEditors Note: The Neighborhood News has written several articles about our local treasure The Underground Museum (3508 W. Washington Blvd, just west of Arlington). It offers an art gallery, library, store, event space, and a garden (the "Purple Garden") which includes a cinema space for film screening as well as an…

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Party Houses: The End is Near

Party Houses: The End is NearNeighbors had been complaining for years.  “My dog kept picking up the chicken bones their customers threw on our lawns.”  “They would start at 1 pm and keep going till 1 am.”   The 2918 S. Rimpau residence responsible for the community distress was owned by Vincent Bowens and…

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Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles Relocating

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles Relocating{jcomments off}Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles on Pico, one of Mid-City most famous restaurants, is changing locations.  Don’t panic they are just moving from Pico Blvd., west of La Brea Avenue (the first of their five locations) a mile south to the corner of La Brea and Washington Boulevard. They…

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Harvard Heights Comes Alive

Harvard Heights Comes Alive Mid-City residents and business owners Steve Wallis and his wife Eileen Ehmann are sparking an artistic vibe in Harvard Heights via Start Los Angeles.   With the help of fellow resident Terry Guy, the couple provide community spaces for artists to create art murals and other artistic expressions. “It’s changing our streetscape for…

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Neighborhood Integrity Initiative Makes the Ballot

Editor: Recently TNN was contacted by one of our previous advertisers Zoe Guillory, owner of Zoes Vintique Boutique located in the up and coming strip on Adams west of La Brea.  She reported that developers had purchased 5 buildings in her community and had given her and other long time…

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The Neighborhood News is Proud to Announce a Collaboration with CityWatch

For the October issue, TNN contacted Ken Draper, the editor of the online Los Angeles news source CityWatch, to ask permission to reprint an article documenting District 10's Councilman and President of City Council Herb Wesson's issues with paying his mortgage.  Mr. Draper was impressed with the work TNN…

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KAREN BASS IN THE HOUSE!Representative Karen Bass holds many town hall events throughout the year, and July 16th she held a Congressional Conversation in our community at the Southern Saint Paul Church at 4678 West Adams Boulevard. It was time well spent starting with the welcoming hellos you got upon entering.Representative Karen Bass…

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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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