Eye on the Tenth 
March 11, 2016 


Dear friends,

Looking for employment opportunities? Bring your resume to the Jobs for L.A. Hiring Fair this Saturday, March 12th from 9am to 2pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Local businesses looking to hire will be present along with city and state departments. Prop 47 record changing services will also be available on site.

This event is brought to you by L.A. City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, State Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and Rep. Karen Bass and myself. Together we are working to unify our community.

--- Herb J. Wesson



More Economic Development Coming to Council District



In an unanimous vote yesterday, the City Planning Commission approved a mixed-use development located at the current Baldwin Hills broadcast facility for radio stations KABC and KLOS.

Located across from the Expo Line's La Cienega/Jefferson Station, the proposed plans include between one-, two- and three-bedroom units, while commercial space will include 200,000 square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of stores and restaurants and a 50,000-square-foot grocery store.



L.A. City Council Approves Wesson's Motion to Hire Petroleum Administrator



Council President Herb Wesson introduced a motion last month instructing city officals to hire an expert in petroleum issues on a full-time basis to oversee and manage all oil and gas production activities in the city.

The motion, recently approved by the L.A. City Council, calls for a “more proactive approach to ensure that oil and gas production in the city is conducted in the safest manner possible.”



Wesson Moves to Regulate Sale of Butane Oil



Council President Herb Wesson introduced a motion restricting the sale of butane oil, a product used to make a potent form of marijuana known as Honey Oil, due to the recent demand in sales of the product.

"Butane is dangerous and even as little as one canister can destroy an entire home," said Wesson. "That's frightening and I think that's why we need to step in."

Last year alone, Butane Honey Oil explosions killed 32 people in California, according to the Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center.

To watch Wesson's interview on NBCLA, please click here.



Leslie Shaw Park Opens to the Community



Council President Herb Wesson along with the Department of Recreation and Parks, the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, and community members celebrated the re-opening of Leslie N. Shaw Park.

Leslie N. Shaw Park improvements included 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.    



Easter Activities Around Los Angeles





Easter is almost upon us so hop to these fun Spring activities. Thanks to City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks for putting together a cheat-sheet of citywide events including in Council District 10.

To view Easter activities in your neighborhood, please click 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.



Keep in Touch!


Friends,

To keep up with all of the happenings around Council District 10, please follow me on social media. #CD10



UPCOMING EVENTS



MARCH 12
Jobs for L.A. Hiring Fair
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.




MARCH 12
Miles Davis Archive Exhibit
William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. West View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MARCH 18
NOROOZ Celebration 2016
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
10 a.m.

MARCH 19
Pico Pet Parade
Starts at Eco Day Wash & Daycare, 5751 W. Pico Blvd
Ends at Hound Dog + Cat, 5450 W. Pico Blvd
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

MARCH 23
Grand Opening Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center - Downtown Los Angeles Hope Street Medical Offices
Bank of America Building
333 South Hope St, Concourse Level - Courtyard, Los Angeles, CA 90071
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MARCH 26
re:code LA Public Forum
Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Centr
3916 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90062
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

MARCH 26
Household Hazardous Waste and Computer/Electronic Equipment Collection Event
LA Sentinel
3800 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

APRIL 16
The LAUSD Arts Festival
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

APRIL 30
5-Step Program Earthquake Simulation
On 5th St between Adams Blvd and 25th St, Los Angeles, CA
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

APRIL 30
UNNC Safety Fair
Benny Potter Park
2413 Second Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.



Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Council President
Councilmember, 10th Council District

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