Going Nextdoor

Going NextdoorToday’s world is a fast-paced and increasingly tech-centric world, yet despite our virtual connectivity, many of us feel disconnected from the community at large.  A 2014 study conducted by Harris Interactive found that just 14 percent of Americans have a way to communicate with most or all of their neighbors.…

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Small Victory For 16th Place Residents

Small Victory For 16th Place ResidentsPrior to the recent CD10 elections and after several years of endless unanswered emails, Council President Wesson finally met with 16th Place residents to intervene on their behalf with the CIM development agency. CIM created the development at the corner of San Vicente and Venice Blvd. and includes big name…

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Freeport McMoRan's Burning Desire - An Interview with Steve Peckman

Freeport McMoRan's Burning Desire - An Interview with Steve PeckmanIn an effort to keep oil giant Freeport McMoRan and the City engaged  in a process that ensures fair play, transparency, and accountability to protect the health and welfare of their community, Steve Peckman and Michael Salman, with the help of Council President Wesson forced Freeport back to the table…

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Coyote Sighting

Coyote SightingA coyote has been spotted in the Longwood Highlands community (between Olympic and San Vicente from Rimpau to La Brea).   Resident and Block Captain for the Longwood Area Neighborhood Watch, Joyce White, reports, “A HUGE Coyote, as big or perhaps BIGGER than my dog Bentley, was spotted trying to…

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NATURAL IVY FOUNDATION - WORKING FOR CD10's HOMELESSSome hold up signs at freeway exits, others live nomadic lives out of their shopping carts but not much else is known about the area’s homeless community. Natural Ivy Foundation located on Hobart at Venice Blvd,  focuses on learning more about the people who live on the streets of Council District…

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OWNER OF LOCAL BAKERY MAISON DU PAIN GUILTY OF EMBEZZLEMENTOn Aug. 6 2005 Carmen Salindong and her sister Josephine Santos opened up the French bakery, La Maison du Pain, (House of Bread) on Pico Blvd, just east of Hauser.  According to an LA Times article written soon after they opened -“Had Carmen Salindong and Josephine Santos instead chosen…

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Marie Tropet, New Executive Director at The South Seas House

Marie Tropet, New Executive Director at The South Seas HouseThe long-time parks leader, Marie Tropet, has been appointed to West Adams' South Sea House, an LA City Recreation and Parks facility located in an historic former home on 24th Street and Normandie. Tropet, who started at the SSH last October, has served in some of Los Angeles' most challenging…

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Homelessness in CD 10

Homelessness in CD 10On January 27-29th, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) completed the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, which occurs every two years.This agency, with the help of Federal, State, County, and City funds, provides shelter, housing and services to thousands of homeless in L.A. County. Their main mission, "is…

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Clark Library Temporary Closure

Clark Library Temporary ClosureThe William Andrews Clark Library, internationally renowned for its 17th -18th century special collections, will close temporarily beginning April 1, 2015 for building upgrades. Constructed in 1924-26 and donated to UCLA in 1934 by mining scion William Andrews Clark Jr., the historic Library will undergo a seismic retrofit as well…

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Preparing for Disaster

On a mild Sunday afternoon in Mid City, I drove over to Queen Anne Park to join 15 of my friends and colleagues, members of The Disaster Preparedness Group (The DPG) based right here in Mid City, for an afternoon of instruction and practice drilling.  We’ve been working for…

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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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