|Eye on the Tenth
February 12, 2016
February marks African American Heritage Month and the Los Angeles City Council celebrated with lots of fanfare.
Together with Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Councilmember Curren Price, we led a formal presentation reminding those who gathered in the City Council’s chambers of the many influences the African American community has furthered for the betterment of civilization.
We also included a call to action in our remarks urging Angelenos to come together and fight hate and racism with tolerance and understanding. The time is now for those who call Los Angeles home to have uncomfortable conversations with one another and allow progress to strengthen the city’s race relations.
Following the presentation, we unveiled the City Council’s annual City Hall Bridge Gallery Exhibit commemorating the month long celebration. This marks the 10th year my office has spearheaded the photo art exhibit. This year’s exhibit celebrates the cultural and entertainment phenomenon, Motown Record Company. Artists signed with Motown created a unique sound which transcended color barriers and would become the soundtrack to the American experience.
--- Herb J. Wesson
L.A. City Council Approves Comprehensive Homelessness Plan
Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved the much anticipated Comprehensive Homelessness Strategic report.
The strategic plan lays a blueprint for how the city will provide services, permanent supportive housing and jobs to the most vulnerable Angelenos.
The report was releasing in conjunction with the County of Los Angeles' own strategic plan.
"Today is a historic day," said Council President Herb Wesson. "Both city and county leaders are working collaboratively on a comprehensive and regional strategy to combat homelessness."
The city's report contains 62 strategies to provide short and long term approaches to aid in the reduction homelessness throughout the city.
Reporter Rick Orlov's Legacy Remembered in City Hall
Together with members of the Los Angeles City Council and the City Hall press corps, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson re-dedicated the Los Angeles City Council Memorial Media Center now known as the Rick Orlov Memorial Media Center in memory of Los Angeles Daily News reporter Rick Orlov.
Orlov was a dedicated local political reporter for almost three decades who became known as the dean of the City Hall press corps. He died suddenly on February 2, 2015.
“Rick dedicated his entire life to keeping the public informed,” said Wesson. “He was a terrific journalist, friend and mentor and today we honor the man who gave so much to our city.”
In homage to the beloved reporter a plaque was commissioned and hangs in the Media Center located adjacent to the John Ferraro Council Chamber at Los Angeles City Hall.
This past week, Council President Herb Wesson joined the Pico Neighborhood Council and community members to unveil the new and improved Vons on the Pico/Fairfax intersection.
Pico Neighborhood Vons Gets a Facelift
"Thanks to Pico Neighborhood Council and all of our wonderful community members who came out to celebrate the grocery store's many new upgrades and improvements," said Wesson. "It's a real source of pride for Council District 10."
To top it off, Vons presented the community with a donation for Discovery Cube Los Angeles, which allows families to learn about science together.
First Living Spaces in Los Angeles Opens in Council District 10
California-based Living Spaces is opening its newest showroom, and first location in the City of Los Angeles in Council District 10.As a new member of the community, Living Spaces is proudly contribute to the local retail community and economy by creating new jobs.
CD10 shoppers will now enjoy access to a wide array of furniture and home accents that fit every style and budget, including designs for living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kids’ rooms and home offices, as well as rugs, pillows and more décor to complete any space.
The new Living Spaces is located at 4801 Venice Blvd.
CD10 Restaurant Harold & Belle's Reopens for Business
Historic Harold & Belle’s Restaurant in CD10 has completed it’s remodel and officially re-opened on Tuesday, February 9, in celebration of Fat Tuesday.
The renowned 50 year old community treasure located on Jefferson Blvd had been closed for several months for remodeling and expansion.
Become a Member of the City of Los Angeles's Public Safety Team
Want to join the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Airport Police Departmet or Los Angeles Fire Department? Now is your opportunity at the 2nd annual City of Los Angeles Public Safety Hiring Expo February 20th. The expo takes place at Crenshaw Christian Center.
FYI: Fire Stations in CD10
Fire Station 26 (West Adams)
2009 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90018-1540 USA
Fire Station 68 (Mid City)
5023 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90016-1417 USA
Fire Station 34 (Jefferson Park/Crenshaw District)
3661 7th Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90018-4107 USA
Fire Station 29 Ktown/Hancock Park)
4029 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90010-3401 USA
Fire Station 94 (Crenshaw District/Baldwin Hills)
4470 Coliseum Street
Los Angeles CA 90008-2533 USA
Fire Station 58 (Pico/Robertson)
1556 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90035-4232 USA
For all emergencies please dial 911. For all non-emergencies please dial 311.
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DECEMBER 12 - FEBRUARY 27
Leimert Park Village
4339 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Child Car Seat Safety Event
8866 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
35th Annual Black Doll Show: Dollmaking Workshop
William Grant Still Community
2520 West View St, Los Angeles, CA 90016
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship
2085 S Hobart Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
NOROOZ Celebration 2016
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Councilmember, 10th Council District