|Eye on the Tenth
February 26, 2016
Dear friends, --- Herb J. Wesson
As the L.A. City Council and Mayor explore ways to reform governance at the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, I am calling on our city's Neighborhood Councils, alliances and other community groups to get involved and have their voices heard.
Together we've marked the beginning of an open and public conversation about making the city's utility run more efficiently and effectively. Regional meetings will take place citywide throughout the spring.
Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table. Use social media to get involved using #DWPReform. All ideas welcomed.
Wesson Hosts 128th Annual L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Dinner
Council President Herb Wesson spent last Thursday evening with 1,600 of the region's leading business men and women as emcee of the 128th annual Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Dinner.
"It was an honor to host this year's inaugural dinner," said Wesson. "Congratulations to new Board Chairman Thomas Sayles and all of the evening's honorees."
The event's honorees included Antonia Hernandez, CEO of the California Community Foundation, Peter S. Lowry, Co-CEO of Westfield Corporation, Inc., and Michael Burke, CEO of AECOM.
Soul Train Dances into L.A. City Council
The L.A. City Council took a trip down memory lane and welcomed Soul Train as a continuation of Black History Month.
"From the show’s 1971 debut, it was instantly must-see TV for many young African-Americans, and anyone who wanted to be down with the best music around," said Wesson. "We're proud to honor the legendary dancers of Soul Train."
In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco and gospel artists also appeared.
Charles H. Kim Elementary School Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
Council President Herb Wesson joined the festivities celebrating the 10th anniversary of Charles H. Kim Elementary School, the first public school in the nation named after a Korean American individual.
"I am proud to have Charles H. Kim Elementary School in the 10th district," said Wesson. "This school has provided numerous opportunities for students to achieve to their maximum potential in all aspects of life."
The school was named after Charles H. Kim who left an indelible mark on Korean American history as an educator, political leader, businessman, activist and philanthropist.
Wesson Provides Keynote at Southwestern Law School
At Southwestern Law School, Council President Wesson spoke before 100 students discussing his life experiences and of those during the Civil Rights Movement who sacrificed their lives changing the course of American history.
"It is to those people that we owe a debt that we may never be able to repay," said Wesson, challenging the students to keep faith with those who have sacrificed to make this a better nation. "These are the people that believe that no person is free until all people are free."
Leslie Shaw Park Re-Opening Ceremony
Council President Herb Wesson along with the Department of Recreation and Parks, the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, and community members will celebrate the re-opening of Leslie N. Shaw Park.
"As we celebrate Black History Month, we honor the park’s namesake, Leslie N. Shaw, who served as the first African-American Postmaster of a major U.S. city," said Wesson.
Leslie N. Shaw Park improvements include a new custom designed playground with resilient surfacing, fitness equipment, picnic tables, smart irrigation landscaping, fencing, and a walking path around the perimeter of the park. In addition, upgraded lighting will be installed to enhance the visual appeal of the park and provide more security.
West Adams Neighborhood Highlighted on KNBC
Take a look at NBC L.A.'s reporting of West Adams Avenues and its rich history as the first suburb in Los Angeles.
Thank you to the West Adams Heritage Association for preserving the heritage of CD10's unique neighborhood.
Watch the full video here.
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.
Geoffrey Holder Life Fete
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
"Young Men on the RYSE" Teen Talk
Knox Presbyterian Church
5840 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90056
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship
2085 S Hobart Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Los Angeles Lantern Festival
El Pueblo Historical Monument
425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
12 p.m. - 7 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