Neighbors Unite to Identify Their Mid-City Community

Neighbors Unite to Identify Their Mid-City CommunityDo you live within these borders?If so, Mid-City Heights Coalition members want your signature! In an effort to strengthen the identity of a section of Mid-City that has been begging for an identity upgrade, local residents who had been meeting regularly agreed on the name Mid-City Heights. In order…

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Community Organizes Trashforce

Community Organizes TrashforceWhen Amy Hammes moved to Mid-city she was impressed with the amount of civic action she encountered. She saw neighbors rolling up their sleeves and making their communities better.   Her interests and profession had always been focused on issues of waste and litter so she began looking for local…

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Kenneth Hahn, Our Very Own Central Park

Kenneth Hahn, Our Very Own Central Park Did you know that a 10 - 15 minute drive will bring you to one of our city’s largest parks? Often referred to as the Central Park of L.A.. Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area,(entrance off La Cienaga just south of Rodeo), covers 338 acres and provides a large variety…

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Voices of Homelessness

Voices of HomelessnessThis issue's contribution to our series of articles on homelessness in Council District 10 focuses on the personal stories of the homeless in our community. For this we partnered with the Natural Ivy Foundation who provided a place and the people for our reporter, Carla Pineda, to interview.  It is…

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Town Hall Meeting Collapses As Protestors Rush The Stage

Town Hall Meeting Collapses As Protestors Rush The StageA town hall meeting attended by approximately100 community members and featuring Mayor Eric Garcetti was held at Holman United Methodist Church in South LA Oct. 19, Monday night. It came to an abrupt end when a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters rushed  the stage where Garcetti and others…

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Illegal Dumping

Illegal DumpingIllegal dumping has become a source of many a discussion on Nextdoor, the popular neighborhood networking platform that allows neighbors to communicate online.  For the residents who live on Apple St. (running east/west just north of the freeway between Hauser and Sycamore), it has been an ongoing discussion for decades.…

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24th St. Garden School

24th St. Garden School The 24th Street Elementary School’s  Garden School, located 1/2 block west of Western, is celebrating its ten year anniversary.   It was started by local neighbors and school staff  who worried about the children playing on hot asphalt with no shade. Their desire and efforts to create a learning garden…

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Homeless Solutions Explored

Homeless Solutions Explored Continuing our series on homelessness in CD10, reporter Carla Pineda explores what it takes to address the issue seriously and who is getting the job done.A glance toward the Washington Blvd. fire station or the Crenshaw Blvd. exit off the I-10 freeway will remind local residents of the 1,168 homeless…

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Odd Squad Car Club

Odd Squad Car ClubAs I headed from the parking lot on the east side of the Wilshire Division Police station towards CVS at Midtown Plaza, I drove into the lot that separates the old OSH from Venice Blvd. and beheld a joyful sight: old cars and sharp men.  Blake Weddington Wednesday evening from about…

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It's Official! Pico is a GREAT Street.

It's Official! Pico is a GREAT Street.When Mayor Eric Garcetti was campaigning in 2013, he pledged a “back-to-basics” approach, prioritizing job creation and improving city services, safety, and sustainability if elected. One program he created to reach toward those goals is the Great Streets Initiative, which aims to enhance 15 significant corridors in each of L.A.’s…

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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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