GOODBYE CAPITOL BURGERS YOU WILL BE MISSED{jcomments off}Capitol Burgers located at the corner of Pico Blvd. and South Victoria Ave., just west of Crenshaw, had been a neighborhood staple for over 50 years until closing their doors this winter. They served up some of the best hamburgers and pastrami sandwiches in Los Angeles and L.A. Weekly…

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WANT TO START A TENANTS UNION?There is strength in numbers when dealing with a neglectful or difficult landlord.L.A. TENANTS UNIONOur last column discussed reasons why you should start a tenants association (strength in numbers, a united front for collective bargaining with your landlord). We suggested that you first hold a tenants’ rights workshop with…

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SCOOTERS!!! While pulling up to a stop sign, I nearly hit a young teen riding a scooter. He wasn't wearing a helmet and came whipping around a corner toward me, forcing me to slam on my brakes.A few days later I saw a group of 12-14-year -old kids fighting over…

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Update: A RAY OF HOPE FOR VICTIMS OF THE FAA NEXTGEN HEALTH CRISIS Around the country communities have tried to negotiate with, sue, or beg the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  to provide a reasonable solution to their new NextGen program. NextGen has created an onslaught of single file, low-flying, relentless planes assaulting residents underneath this air highway from Malibu to the Valley and…

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LA84 Foundation

LA84 FoundationOn a sunny October morning, I had the chance to hold a surprisingly heavy Olympic torch replica at a beautiful venue on Adams Boulevard just west of Western at the corner of Gramercy.Although the site is only several blocks away from my dad’s home in West Adams, like many…

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Wellington Sq. Farmers Market. Sunday Fundays!

Wellington Sq. Farmers Market. Sunday Fundays!The Wellington Square Certified Farmers Market is a modest yet lively place located on the south end of Mid-City in the Smyrna Church parking lot on Washington Blvd. just west of Crenshaw Blvd. The market addresses the growing issue of fresh food scarcity in certain Los Angeles communities by offering…

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The Best Way to Donate to the Fire Department

The Best Way to Donate to the Fire Department We all too often lament how human beings have become harsh, crass, and generally not very nice to their fellow human beings. But no one can argue that a disaster which affects a community or a large geographic area brings out the best in people. This was certainly true with…

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How Renters Can Protect Themselves

How Renters Can Protect ThemselvesNow That Prop 10 FailedProposition 10 was an effort to repeal the CA 1995 Costa-Hawkins Act, a twenty-three-year-old law that has limited the ability of cities across the state to enact new rent control and rent stabilization efforts.If you live in an apartment building built after 1978, your rights as…

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FAA Update Dec 18 Culver Lawsuit Fails

FAA Update Dec 18 Culver Lawsuit Fails{jcomments off} Residents from Santa Monica to Downtown LA continue to suffer under the Federal Aviation’s Administrations new flight path “NextGen” - a single line superhighway of incoming flights from the west and north designed to save fuel for the airlines and make the increasing number of flights easier to manage. …

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Imagine L.A.

Imagine L.A.Sarah shared, “I was really struggling, bouncing around from place to place. I had no friends. I was hanging out with all the wrong people. Worst of all? I didn’t care about myself.” Many years ago, Sarah, age 7, was removed from her family and placed in the foster…

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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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