|Eye on the Tenth
March 25, 2016
Do you have bulky items that need to be recycled? If so, please join us this Saturday for a community recycling clean up event located in front of the L.A. Sentinel newspaper office.
Bring up to two 33-gallon size bags for waste disposal between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you are in need of document shredding, bring your confidential documents from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
--- Herb J. Wesson
Wesson Celebrates Small Business with GLAAACC
Council President Herb Wesson presented the Community Service Award to Dr. William Burke of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
As Chairman of the AQMD Governing Board, Dr. Burke has set in motion a decade-long series of precedent-setting policy initiatives, including: the District's evolving Environmental Justice program; Asthma and Outdoor Air Quality Consortium; Brain & Lung Tumor and Air Pollution Foundation; and in 2009 a 'Helping Hand Initiative' to protect both health and jobs during the current economic downturn.
GLAAACC advocates and promotes the economic growth and development of the African American business by focusing on legislative advocacy, as well as identifying and developing business opportunities and strategic business alliances.
Local Resident Regina Jones Honored with "Pioneer Women of the Year" Award
As part of the City Council's celebration of Women's History Month, Council President Herb Wesson honored Council District 10 resident Regina Jones with a 2016 "Pioneer Women of the Year" award.
As the former owner/publisher of SOUL Newspaper, Regina Jones managed the entertainment news publication for 16 years. SOUL, the first national publication to cover Black arts and entertainment, is credited with helping to launch the careers of many legendary artists.
Wesson Provides Update on City Initiatives at Current Affairs Forum
Council President Herb Wesson spoke to a crowd of business and civic leaders about the City Council's recent policy objectives including homelessness, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reform, raising the minimum wage, and race relations citywide.
The Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum gathers decision-makers from across the Los Angeles area to discuss policy and politics with key officials – both elected and appointed.
New Transit-Oriented Housing Headed to Koreatown
Council President Herb Wesson welcomed the construction of new multifamily housing to the corner of Wilshire and Hobart Boulevards.
"We must continue building housing to keep pace with demand and provide options for our current and future residents," said Wesson. "I welcome this project to Koreatown, which is increasingly becoming one of the most sought after and diverse neighborhoods in the city."
The Pearl on Wilshire will feature 346 residential units and 8,000 square feet of retail space. The complex is walking distance to two major metro stations, giving residents access to jobs and entertainment located in Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables At Local Farmers Markets
Buy farm-to-table produce in your neighborhood! Council District 10 offers a wide variety of freshly picked produce at multiple locations.
To find the nearest farmers market, see below:
1. La Cienaga Farmer's Market
1801 S. La Cienega Blvd. (Corner of 18th St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Every Thursday, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
2. Wellington Sqaure Farmer's Market
4394 West Washington Blvd., at Wellington Road
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Every Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3. Baldwin Hills (Crenshaw) Farmer's Market
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., in the parking lot adjacent to Rave cinemas
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Every Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
4. The Baldwin La Brea Certified Farmers' Market
Baldwin Hills Shopping Center
Rodeo and La Brea 3700 Block
Los Angeles, CA
Every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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!
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
3916 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90062
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Household Hazardous Waste and Computer/Electronic Equipment Collection Event
3800 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free Basic Computer Skills Class
1736 Family Crisis Center
2116 Arlington Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Tuesdays,3 p.m. - 5p.m. (English), 10p.m. - 12 p.m. (Español)
The LAUSD Arts Festival
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
5-Step Program Earthquake Simulation
On 5th St between Adams Blvd and 25th St, Los Angeles, CA
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
UNNC Safety Fair
Benny Potter Park
2413 Second Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Councilmember, 10th Council District