Eye on the Tenth 
April 22, 2016


Dear friends,

Recently, Councilmember David Ryu and I introduced a motion calling for an analysis of all health and safety impacts associated with petroleum, natural gas and methane activities citywide.

This timely review will provide the city's elected leaders with expert information on how best to protect the health of our communities. The public's health is too important to take chances on and now is the time for a comprehensive and thorough review of these issues.

--- Herb



Earth Day 2016


Council President Herb Wesson, the West Adams Neighborhood Council (WANC) and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to join the inaugural Earth Day Festival in Council District 10. 

This free family-friendly environmental education event will teach the public about how their actions affect the environment. Activities will include children's activities, videos, exhibits, healthy food prep demos, urban edible gardening demos and more.



Wesson Tours Metro's Upcoming Crenshaw Station

Joined by L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Council President Herb Wesson toured Metro's giant Tunnel Boring Machine. The Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line is currently under construction.

Mass transit is the wave of the future and in a show of support L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson joined leaders on a tour of the 950-ton machine named for African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) or “Harriet” is a giant drill tasked with digging the tunnels needed for the trains to travel underground. The TBM is in process of digging the tunnels that will ultimately connect three Metro stations from Expo/Crenshaw to Vernon/Crenshaw.

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is a $2 billion dollar investment in the local community and will have eight new stations serving the Crenshaw, Inglewood and LAX areas. It is expected to open in 2019, according to Metro. 

For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project visit metro.net/Crenshaw.



Wesson Bids Farewell to the Consul General from the Republic of Korea



Please join me in thanking Ambassador Hyun-myung Kim, the Consul General from the Republic of Korea for his tremendous service. We wish Consul General Kim health and success as he prepares to retire at the end of the year.



Community Clean Up Hosted by CD10 Block Club



The Sutro Avenue Block Club brought the 4th, 5th, 7th, and Garthwaite Avenue communities together for a community clean-up.

"Thank you to all of the volunteers who joined the clean up beautifying this neighborhood," said Wesson.

The Sutro Avenue Block Club will be organizing another clean-up this fall with an expanded targeted clean up area.



Attend the CD10 Public Safety Fair


The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) and the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) are hosting a neighborhood disaster exercise as part of America’s PrepareAthon on Saturday, April 30 in Council District 10. 

This full scale exercise will simulate a large earthquake, requiring members of the community to actively engage with the scenario, playing the roles of civilian community responders and/or injured survivors. The event will also include participation by local law enforcement, fire fighters, and more.

The neighborhood exercise will conclude with a public safety fair, presented by the UNNC which will feature live music, food trucks, and raffle prizes.

This event is part of the City’s 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness initiative, which educates citizens about what they can do to prepare their neighborhood for a disaster.  Additional information about the 5 Steps program, to include a free guide and video, are available at http://www.5steps.la.



New P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council Newsletter & Website


The P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council has a new and improved website and newsletter to keep the community informed on local events and issues throughout the neighborhood.

Take a look at piconc.com to find out more about what's happening in L.A.'s most diverse community.



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.


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




APRIL 1-30
Broadway in Leimert
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
4305 Degnan Ave., Suite 101, 
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Buy tickets


APRIL 23
Earth Day Fest/Community Garden Clean Up
Westside Park
Boden St and Clyde Ave
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

APRIL 23
Earth Day LA

Hansen Dam Recreation Park
11770 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1085874791431777

APRIL 24
Weaving Rhymes with Words
CARECEN
2845 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tickets

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.

MAY 7
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Halfway There Community Celebration
Leimert Park Village
4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RSVP here

MAY 15
Israel's Independence Day Festival

Rancho Park, Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.



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


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