Eye on the Tenth 
May 9, 2016 

Dear friends,

This month we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and honor the achievements of our city’s Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and acknowledge their contributions to society.

The City Council's celebration encourages cross-cultural understanding and awareness of the more than thirty countries defined as the Asia-Pacific region and offers residents of Los Angeles an opportunity to experience first-hand the beauty and majesty of Asian/Pacific art, history and culture.

To find events to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, click here.

--- Herb

City Showing Progress on Homelessness - More Work to Do

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released new data Wednesday showing progress in the fight against homelessness. Overall, the number of homeless families and veterans living on the streets has decreased. Family homelessness fell by 18 percent and veteran homelessness decreased by 30 percent compared to last year's data.

Equally applaudable is while other Council Districts saw an increase in people living on the streets, the 10th Council District experienced a decrease. Homelessness fell 18 percent in Council District 10.

"I'm encouraged by the progress we've made in the 10th Council District, but a war is a series of won battles and not until we are able to shelter each individual living on the street will we be able to declare victory," said Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson.

Despite these local achievements, LAHSA reported an 11 percent increase in homelessness citywide.

City Council Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

The United States Congress established the Days of Rememberance as the nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Each year, state and local governments like the Los Angeles City Council host observances and remembrance activities for their communities.

Seen here, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson welcomes Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director of The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museums of Tolerance, to City Hall.

Community Celebrates Halfway Point of Crenshaw/LAX Line

Local elected officials and the surrounding community joined together marking the halfway point of the new Metro Crenshaw/LAX line with a celebration in Leimert Park hosted by Metro. 

Attendees received updates on small business resources, Metro employment opportunities and “Harriet”, the tunnel boring machine for the project. Music, food, performances, and a large variety of family activities were also provided.  

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is scheduled for completion in 2019. For more information, visit https://www.metro.net/projects/crenshaw_corridor/.

Wesson Receives Award at Barbara Morrison International Jazz Day Festival

Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson joined the legendary jazz singer Barbara Morrison in Leimert Park in celebration of International Jazz Day.

At the festival, Wesson received an award for his numerous contributions to the community.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact

CD10's Great American Cleanup Draws Huge Turnout

In partnership with the Los Angeles Board of Public Works and non-profit organizations Keep America Beautiful and Keep Los Angeles Beautiful, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson hosted a cleanup where hundreds of volunteers beautified parkways and community spaces planting trees, landscaping and disposing of litter.

“Earth Day is everyday,” said Wesson. “We need to continue investing in our communities not only to benefit future generations, but also to inspire pride in our neighborhoods.”

Community Simulates Mock Earthquake at CD10's Public Safety Fair

Community residents practiced their response to a massive earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in a drill sponsored by L.A.’s Emergency Management Department’s Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Program, and the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC).

This full scale exercise simulated 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 also included participation by local law enforcement, fire fighters, and other first responders.

LADWP Reform Town Hall

As the City Council and Mayor continue to explore ways to reform governance at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, I have called on our Neighborhood Councils and alliances to provide input and feeback. 

I am committed to an open and public conversation about making the city's utility run more efficiently and effectively.   

L.A. Animal Services Ask Community to Help Shape Future Department Goals

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is seeking community input on how to better serve the constituents of the 10th Council District.

The meeting will be held at Council President Herb Wesson's District Office on Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit laanimalservices.com/community.

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.

First AYSO club in CD10- Sign-up Today

Fall registration for AYSO 1647 is now open! AYSO provides world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives and delivers quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment.

To register your future soccer star, call (323) 965-8093.

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!


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


MAY 11
LADWP Reform Town Hall Meeting
Van Nuys City Hall
14410 Sylvan St, Van Nuys, CA 91401
6 p.m.

MAY 14
Fire Station 34 Fire Service Day

Los Angeles Fire Station 34
3661 S 7th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

MAY 19
LADWP Reform Town Hall Meeting
West Angeles Church
3405 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
6 p.m.

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

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