Cameron E. Thom
Cameron E. Thom was a lawyer, a legislator, a Confederate officer in the Civil War and the 16th mayor of Los Angeles, from 1882 to 1884. Thom was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, or in Richmond, Virginia, on June 20, 1825, the son of John Thom, an officer in the War of 1812 and for 30 years was a Virginia state senator. Cameron was educated in private schools in Virginia and was graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned a law degree. After university, Thom traveled west in a caravan of some 40 young men and arrived in Sacramento in 1849, he gathered gold on the South Fork of the American River, in Amador County settled in Sacramento to open a law office. Thom served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he ended the war as a captain. Thom was married twice, first in 1858 to Susan Henrietta Hathwell, after Susan's death in 1862, to her sister, Belle Cameron Hathwell, in 1874, he had Cameron DeHart, Charles Catesby, Erskine Pembroke and Belle. Thom died on February 2, 1915, at the age of 89.
A funeral service in his home at 2070 West Adams Street attracted a "company of several hundred persons," including representatives of the Society of Colonial Wars, of which he was a founder and charter member. Interment was in Los Angeles. Thom arrived in California in 1849 during the gold rush and after a few years of successful mining, he studied law in Sacramento. In fall 1853 he moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a deputy agent for the United States Land Commission, to Los Angeles, where he had a similar job. Shortly after arriving, he was appointed Los Angeles County district attorney, he won the office in an election, he was elected Los Angeles city attorney for the 1856-58 term. In 1859–60 Thom was state senator from California's 1st State Senate district, he was Los Angeles County district attorney from 1854 to 1857, from 1869 to 1873 and from 1877 to 1879, he was mayor of Los Angeles from 1882 to 1884, he was on the Board of Freeholders that framed the first city charter for L.
A. The land case known as "The Great Partition" of 1871 resulted in the division of Rancho San Rafael into thirty-one sections which were given to twenty-eight different people including 724 acres for Thom; the land belonging to Prudent Beaudry, Alfred Chapman, Andrew Glassell and Thom evolved into Glendale. Thom, Harry J. Crow, Thom's nephew, Erskin B. Ross, along with B. F. Patterson and B. T. Byram, were responsible for the creation of the city of Glendale in 1887
Government of Los Angeles
The Government of Los Angeles operates as a charter city under the Charter of the City of Los Angeles. The elected government is composed of the Los Angeles City Council with 15 city council districts and the Mayor of Los Angeles, which operate under a mayor–council government, as well as several other elective offices; the current mayor is Eric Garcetti, the current City Attorney is Mike Feuer and the current City Controller is Ron Galperin. In addition, there are numerous departments and appointed officers such as the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles Public Library, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; the government of the city of Los Angeles includes the following city officers: Mayor Members of the Council City Attorney City Clerk Controller Treasurer The members of the boards or commissions of the departments and the chief administrative officer of each department and office An Executive Director of the Board of Police Commissioners Other officers as prescribed by ordinance The Mayor of Los Angeles is the chief executive officer of the city.
The officeholder is elected for a four-year term, limited to serving no more than two terms. Under the California Constitution, all judicial, school and city offices, including those of chartered cities, are nonpartisan; the 42nd and current Mayor is Eric Garcetti. The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of Los Angeles; the council is composed of fifteen members elected from single-member districts for four-year terms and limited to three terms. The president of the council and the president pro tempore are chosen by the council at the first regular meeting after June 30 in odd-numbered years. An assistant president pro tempore is appointed by the president; the current president of the Los Angeles City Council is Herb Wesson, the president pro tempore is Mitchell Englander and the assistant president pro tempore is Nury Martinez. Regular council meetings are held in the City Hall on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am except on holidays or if decided by special resolution; the Los Angeles Police Department polices the city of Los Angeles.
It is governed by the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. The city maintains specialized police agencies; the Los Angeles General Services Police, which provided police coverage for Los Angeles city owned property and parks was absorbed into the LAPD in 2012. The Los Angeles Unified School District maintains it own separate police department, as do many other school districts and college campuses within the city; the Charter of the City of Los Angeles ratified by voters in 1999 created a system of advisory neighborhood councils that would represent the diversity of stakeholders, defined as those who live, work or own property in the neighborhood. The neighborhood councils are autonomous and spontaneous in that they identify their own boundaries, establish their own bylaws, elect their own officers. There are about 90 neighborhood councils; the Los Angeles City Attorney is an elected official whose job is legal counsel for the city and may prosecute misdemeanor criminal offenses within the city.
The Los Angeles City Clerk is in charge of record keeping for elections. The Los Angeles City Controller is the elected chief accounting officer of the city; the Los Angeles City Treasurer handles financial matters. In addition, there are numerous departments and appointed officers such as the: Los Angeles City Clerk Economic & Workforce Development Department Office of Finance Los Angeles Fire Department Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles Los Angeles Port Police Los Angeles Public Library Department of Recreation and Parks Los Angeles Department of Transportation Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners The most recent elections were in May 2013, with 13th district City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeating City Controller Wendy Greuel for Mayor; the voter turnout was about 19% of registered voters, one of the lowest turnouts on record, with Garcetti garnering about 54% of the votes.
The Charter of the City of Los Angeles is the founding document of Los Angeles. Pursuant to its Charter, all legislative power is vested in the Council and is exercised by ordinance subject to a veto by the Mayor. Pursuant to this power, the Council has caused to be promulgated the Administrative Code, consisting of administrative and procedural ordinances, the Municipal Code, consisting of codified regulatory and penal ordinances. Violations of the ordinances are misdemeanor crimes unless otherwise specified as an infraction and may be prosecuted by city authorities; the Los Angeles Superior Court, which covers the entire county, is not a County department but a division of the State's trial court system. The courthouses were county-owned buildings that were maintained at county expense, which created significant friction since the trial court judges, as officials of the stat
Ray L. Chesebro
Ray L. Chesebro was a 20th-century police judge and city attorney in Los Angeles, who became known and commended throughout the nation. Chesebro was born in Mazeppa, Minnesota on August 28, 1880, his parents were George Chesebro. He had a younger sister Lillian; when Ray was about nine years old his mother died. Soon after, his father abandoned his children. Ray and Lillian lived with relatives in Minnesota; as a young man, Ray lived and worked on a farm run by his grandfather, Levi P. Hill, until he was seventeen. Chesebro came to California in 1904, he was married on April 9, 1909, to Ada B. Tripp in her home at 755 Maple Avenue, he was a member of the Jonathan Club, Wilshire Country Club, Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite Masonic Order and Al Malaikah Temple of the Shrine. Chesebro died at the age of 73 on March 25, 1954, in Good Samaritan Hospital after suffering a heart attack in his home at 5531 Red Oak Drive in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood, he was survived by Ada R. Chesebro. A funeral service was conducted in the Hollywood Beverly Christian Church, 1717 North Gramercy Place, with interment in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Following his grandfather's death in 1897, Ray went to Pine Island, Minnesota, to study telegraphy under James Finegan, of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. After eighteen months, he became a night telegraph operator for the St. Louis Railway. From there Chesebro went to St. Paul and worked for his cousin, W. A. Tilden in the wholesale commission business, he became an auditor with the Northern Pacific Railroad. He studied stenography and took a job in the general freight office of the Chicago, St. Paul and Omaha Railroad, advancing to private secretary to H. M. Pearce, the general freight agent. In 1904 Chesebro came to California and worked as a telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railroad and as a secretary before resettling in San Pedro, California, he was the manager of an annexation committee that campaigned to annex a shoestring strip connecting Los Angeles with the harborfront cities of San Pedro and Wilmington. He next became secretary or assistant secretary in the Los Angeles County Good Roads Association and organized a campaign on behalf of paving the roadways in Los Angeles County.
In July 1907 he was named secretary of a new County Highway Commission. He read law in the offices of Bryan Hanna, a pioneer Los Angeles attorney, was admitted to the bar in 1909. For two years Chesebro was in private practice until he was appointed a police judge in 1911, he did not stand for reelection in 1922. He was in private practice again until 1933, when he was elected city attorney over the incumbent, Erwin P. Warner, was afterward reelected in the primaries by heavy majorities four times. In his first election, it was said that Chesebro was a beneficiary of Raymond L. Haight's organization, the Minute Men, who backed Thatcher L. Kemp in his campaign against Buron Fitts for reelection as Los Angeles city attorney. Of his time as city attorney, the Los Angeles Times reported that Chesebro: reorganized the office with an eye toward economy and cut costs nearly a quarter in the first four years; the appointive office of City Prosecutor a political plum, was abolished and its functions taken over by the City Attorney's office.
For the first time, he created a criminal division in the office. Chesebro's legal work in fields like "zoning, public works, bond issues, water supplies, Federal-municipal relations, loyalty oaths and control of tidelands resources, was known throughout the nation and commended." Described as "a major figure in the local policial scene," he retired in July 1953 and was succeeded by Roger Arnebergh. In 1917, Chesebro defended the Police Department's use of its "Metropolitan or'Purity' Squad" to apprehend prostitutes, he said:Today the methods employed are to take some marked money, go to a street frequented by outcast women and agree with one of them to go to a rooming-house. There the officer gives the woman the marked money and she is arrested on a charge of violating the rooming-house ordinance; that is the only method we can employ a system of espionage by which an officer would watch a suspected woman until she should meet a man and go to a room with him. The arrest would be made, but the policeman would have to prove that the arrested people were not married.
If every man and woman would stand pat, no convictions could be secured. On direction of the City Council, Chesebro filed suit in 1940 against the owners of Gilmore Island, an unincorporated area in West Los Angeles, where sporting events, he said, resulted in "vehement complaints of some 30,000" city residents living next to the area, he said the activities "create unbearable noises and glaring lights way into the night, depriving the persons living there of normal and happy homes." He warned a convention of the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers in 1941 against the "specter of government ownership of tide and submerged lands," which, he said, included more than $2 billion worth of oil deposits off the coast of Southern California. He warned against "oil-grab" bills that "either died a natural death or are in a state of coma to be brought to life at some future date when resistance is not so severe." In 1946-47 he was a trustee of the organization. In 1944, Chesebro ordered the closing of a building at 253 South Broadway, used as sleeping quarters for U.
S. servicemen, warning that "there is unquestioned violation of State fire laws" and alluding to a 1942 Boston night club fire in which more than 400 persons died and city officials there
A prosecutor is a legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case in a criminal trial against an individual accused of breaking the law; the prosecutor represents the government in the case brought against the accused person. Prosecutors are lawyers who possess a law degree, are recognized as legal professionals by the court in which they intend to represent society, they only become involved in a criminal case once a suspect has been identified and charges need to be filed. They are employed by an office of the government, with safeguards in place to ensure such an office can pursue the prosecution of government officials. Multiple offices exist in a single country in those countries with federal governments where sovereignty has been bifurcated or devolved in some way. Since prosecutors are backed by the power of the state, they are subject to special professional responsibility rules in addition to those binding all lawyers.
For example, in the United States, Rule 3.8 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct requires prosecutors to "make timely disclosure to the defense of all evidence or information that tends to negate the guilt of the accused or mitigates the offense." Not all U. S. states adopt the model rules. S. Supreme Court cases and other appellate cases have ruled. Typical sources of ethical requirements imposed on prosecutors come from appellate court opinions, state or federal court rules, state or federal statutes. In Australia, Canada and Wales, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Trinidad & Tobago and South Africa, the head of the prosecuting authority is known as the Director of Public Prosecutions, is appointed, not elected. A DPP may be subject to varying degrees of control by the Attorney General by a formal written directive which must be published. In Australia, the Offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions institute prosecutions for indictable offences on behalf of the Crown.
At least in the case of serious matters, the DPP will be asked by the police, during the course of the investigation, to advise them on sufficiency of evidence, may well be asked, if he or she thinks it proper, to prepare an application to the relevant court for search, listening device or telecommunications interception warrants. More recent constitutions, such as South Africa's, tend to guarantee the independence and impartiality of the DPP. Prosecutors in Australia come in a few distinct species. Prosecutors of minor criminal cases in lower courts, are Police Sergeants with a traineeship in prosecution and advocacy lasting appoximately 1 year in duration, although they may hold law degrees. Crown Prosecutors are always lawyers, barristers, they represent the state or Commonwealth in serious criminal cases in higher courts, County Court and above. Aside from Police prosecutors and Crown prosecutors, government agencies have the authority to appoint non-lawyers to prosecute on their behalf, such as the RSPCA Inspectors.
In Canada, public prosecutors in most provinces are called Crown Counsel. They are appointed by the provincial Attorney-General. Though Scots law is a mixed system, its civil law jurisdiction indicates its civil law heritage. Here, all prosecutions are carried out by Procurators Fiscal and Advocates Depute on behalf of the Lord Advocate, and, in theory, they can direct investigations by the police. In serious cases, a Procurator Fiscal, Advocate Depute or the Lord Advocate, may take charge of a police investigation, it is at the discretion of the Procurator Fiscal, Advocate Depute, or Lord Advocate to take a prosecution to court, to decide on whether or not to prosecute it under solemn procedure or summary procedure. Other remedies are open to a prosecutor in Scotland, including fiscal fines and non-court based interventions, such as rehabilitation and social work. All prosecutions are handled within the Crown Procurator Fiscal Service. Procurators fiscal will refer cases involving minors to Children's Hearings, which are not courts of law, but a panel of lay members empowered to act in the interests of the child.
In the United States, the director of a prosecution office may be known by any of several names depending on the jurisdiction, most District Attorney. In Commonwealth states, like Virginia, they are known as Commonwealth's Attorney The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case against an individual or a corporation suspected of breaking the law and directing further criminal investigations and recommending the sentencing of offenders, are the only attorneys allowed to participate in grand jury proceedings; the titles of prosecutors in state courts vary from state to state and level of government and include the terms District Attorney in New York, Texas, Delaware, North Carolina, Nevada, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
Los Angeles Police Department
The Los Angeles Police Department the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles, California. With 9,988 officers and 2,869 civilian staff, it is the third-largest municipal police department in the United States, after the Chicago Police Department and the New York City Police Department; the department operates in a population of 4,030,904 people. The LAPD has been fictionalized in numerous films and television shows throughout its history; the department has been associated with a number of controversies concerned with racism, police brutality, police corruption. The first specific Los Angeles police force was founded in 1853, as the Los Angeles Rangers, a volunteer force that assisted the existing County forces; the Rangers were soon succeeded by another volunteer group. Neither force was efficient and Los Angeles became known for its violence and vice; the first paid force was created in 1869, when six officers were hired to serve under City Marshal William C. Warren.
By 1900, under John M. Glass, there were one for every 1,500 people. In 1903, with the start of the Civil Service, this force was increased to 200; the CBS radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was famous because home radios could tune in to early police radio frequencies; as the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, he was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role. During World War II, under Clemence B. Horrall, the overall number of personnel was depleted by the demands of the military. Despite efforts to maintain numbers, the police could do little to control the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots. Horrall was replaced by retired United States Marine Corps general William A. Worton, who acted as interim chief until 1950, when William H. Parker succeeded him and would serve until his death in 1966. Parker advocated police autonomy from civilian administration. However, the Bloody Christmas scandal in 1951 led to calls for civilian accountability and an end to alleged police brutality.
The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station. Due to Dragnet's popularity, LAPD Chief Parker "became after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation" at that time. In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show's previous mainstay. Under Parker, LAPD created the first SWAT team in United States law enforcement. Officer John Nelson and then-Inspector Daryl Gates created the program in 1965 to deal with threats from radical organizations such as the Black Panther Party operating during the Vietnam War era.
The old headquarters for the LAPD was Parker Center, named after former chief William H. Parker, which still stands at 150 N. Los Angeles St; the new headquarters is 300 yards west in the purpose built Police Administration Building located at 100 W. 1st St. south of Los Angeles City Hall, which opened in October 2009. The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners known as the Police Commission, is a five-member body of appointed officials which oversees the LAPD; the board is responsible for setting policies for the department and overseeing the LAPD's overall management and operations. The Chief of Police reports to the board; the Office of the Inspector General is an independent part of the LAPD that has oversight over the department's internal disciplinary process and reviewing complaints of officer misconduct. It was created by the recommendation of the Christopher Commission and it is exempt from civil service and reports directly to the Board of Police Commissioners; the current Inspector General is Mark P. Smith, the Constitutional Policing Advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The OIG receives copies of every complaint filed against members of the LAPD as well as tracking specific cases along with any resultant litigation. The OIG conducts audits on select investigations and conducts regular reviews of the disciplinary system in order to ensure fairness and equality; as well as overseeing the LAPD's disciplinary process, the Inspector General may undertake special investigations as directed by the Board of Police Commissioners. The Office of the Chief of Police has the responsibility for assisting the Chief of Police in the administration of the department; the Chief of Staff is responsible for coordinating the flow of information from command staff to ensure that the Chief is informed prior to making decisions and coordinating special administrative audits and investigations, assisting and submitting recommendations to the Chief of Police in matters involving employee relations. The Office of the Chief of Staff is composed of the Board of Police Commissioners Liaison, the Public Communications Group, the Media Relations Division, the Employee Relations Group.
The Director of the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy Police Administrator III Arif Alikhan reports directl
Joseph Lancaster Brent
Joseph Lancaster Brent was a lawyer and politician in California and Maryland and a brigadier general in the Confederate army. Joseph Lancaster Brent was born on November 1826, in Pomonkey, Maryland, his parents were Louisiana's U. S. Congressman William Leigh Brent and Maryland heiress Marie Fenwick Brent; the large family included several brothers and sisters, had many slaves. He received his legal education at Georgetown University. In 1870 Brent married Roselle Kenner of Louisiana, he died on November 27, 1905 in Baltimore and was survived by his wife and two children, Nannie M. and Duncan K. He was buried in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1850 he went to California from Baltimore on a sailing ship bringing his "fairly representative, though inadaquate" law library with him; as an attorney in Los Angeles he "was employed by many rancheros to present and prosecute their Spanish and Mexican land titles." In 1856 he was elected to the State Legislature. He owned Rancho San Rafael, which included the present city of California.
The land was located across the Los Angeles River from. He named his property Santa Eulalia Ranch, he was a school commissioner and a leader of the movement to create a public school system in Los Angeles. Brent took part in a "Convention of the Delegates from the Southern Counties, in favor of a Division of the State" and was appointed to a committee to draft a concluding resolution, along with Benjamin Hayes, J. S. K. Ogier, Antonio F. Coronel, Ignacio del Valle, Pio Pico and John A. Lewis; the resolution, issued in February 1852, stated that "The fact that each inhabitant of the agricultural sections of the State contributes three dollars to the State Treasury, while the inhabitants of the mining counties, contributes only seventeen cents, portrays in startling colors the oppressive injustice of our present organization."In 1852, Los Angeles voters elected Brent, a Democrat, as their second city attorney since statehood, in 1856 he was elected to the California State Assembly. In mid-February 1861, Joseph Lancaster Brent, as a wealthy attorney and former state legislator of southern sympathies, was one of the prominent Angelenos who signed the petition to form the Los Angeles Mounted Rifles in response to a call by Governor John G. Downey for the formation of militia companies "to preserve order" just before the start of the American Civil War.
The Los Angeles Mounted Rifles formed as a secessionist militia, composed of Californios and Americans from the southern states who had settled in Southern California. Following the fall of Fort Sumter, the Los Angeles Mounted Rifles left for Texas, Federal troops arrived in Los Angeles. Brent decided to return to the east, sold his rancho, boarded the Panama steamer SS Orizaba at San Diego. On this ship, he joined former U. S. Senator William M. Gwin and former U. S. Attorney Calhoun Benham trying to make it back to join the South's war effort, they were, arrested in Panama City on a charge of treason, by Brigadier General Edwin Vose Sumner while in Colombian waters. This incident could have involved the United States in a war with Colombia except for the trio giving consent to the arrest in order to avoid any harm to the citizens of Panama City, they were released upon order of President Abraham Lincoln. Brent went to the South to become a major and the ordnance officer for General John B. Magruder on the Virginia Peninsula.
He transferred west as General Richard Taylor's ordnance officer. He was given command of the Louisiana Cavalry Brigade on April 17, 1864, promoted to Brigadier General in October 1864, becoming the only California resident to become a Confederate general, he fought in Louisiana for the rest of the war. One of the most interesting events in the war to involve Brent was the sinking of USS Indianola on February 24, 1863; the Indianola was tasked to interdict the Confederate flow of supplies from the Red River. General Taylor ordered Brent to engage the Union ironclad with two boats, the former tugboat Webb and captured paddle steamer Queen of the West, they overtook Indianola and attacked from each side, ramming her seven times before the ironclad ran her bow on the west bank of the river and surrendered. The loss of Indianola was distressing to the Union, it ended Admiral David Dixon Porter's efforts to blockade the Red River by detached vessels while keeping the body of his fleet above Vicksburg, it prompted Farragut's costly run by the South's forts at Port Hudson, March 14, 1863.
After the war, he practiced law in Baltimore, until 1870 when he married Rosella Kenner, daughter of the Louisiana planter and politician, Duncan Farrar Kenner. Brent settled in Louisiana, where he managed Kenner's plantations until the latter's death in 1887. Meanwhile, his wife had daughter, he became a influential citizen. As a member of the Legislature, he did effective work in fighting the Louisiana lottery. In 1876, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, he was the president of the Maryland Society of Colonial Wars. Brent returned to Maryland after 1887, participated in government there; the April 1894 issue of Harper's Magazine published an article by Brent titled "War's Use of the Engines of Peace." California State University, Northridge. University Library photo of Joseph Lancaster Brent, 1855 Joseph Lancaster Brent at Find a Grave
Los Angeles City Council District 14
Los Angeles City Council District 14 is one of the 15 districts of the Los Angeles City Council. It is a Latino district in Boyle Heights and Northeast Los Angeles. Council Member Jose Huizar has represented it since 2005. District 14 consists of all or part of the neighborhoods of the Downtown, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Glassell Park, Lincoln Heights, Monterey Hills; the Boyle Heights and Northeast sections are connected by a narrow strip of land. Huizar maintains field offices in Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Eagle Rock. A new city charter effective in 1925 replaced the former "at large" voting system for a nine-member council with a district system with a 15-member council; each district was to be equal in population, based upon the voting in the previous gubernatorial election. The numbering system established in 1925 for City Council districts began with No. 1 in the north of the city, the San Fernando Valley, ended with No. 15 in the south, the Harbor area. District 14 has always represented Highland Park.
As the city's population increased, it has expanded southward. The rough boundaries or descriptions of the district have been as follows: 1925 The communities of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Annandale.1928 Westward extension to Allesandro Street.1932–33: East boundary: South Pasadena and Pasadena. North: Glendale. West: Glendale Boulevard.1935 Same general area as 1932, with the western boundary at Griffith Park, thus including the Atwater area. 1940 Same general area as with the west boundary at Glendale Boulevard.1955: Rose Hill is now included in the district's description.1971 "The district begins in the East Los Angeles Mexican-American barrios of El Sereno and Lincoln Heights extends westward across the Pasadena Freeway to Anglo middle-class homes in Glassell Park, Highland Park and Eagle Rock through Griffith Park. Around the western edge of the district is the Los Feliz District, with some of the city's more expensive homes."1986 No longer includes Los Feliz. Southern reach includes El Sereno, College Avenue, Huntington Drive and portions of Alhambra Avenue and Valley Boulevard across the San Bernardino Freeway to Brooklyn Avenue, East Beverly Boulevard, Fourth Street and Whittier Boulevard.
District 14 has been represented by 10 men and no women: Los Angeles City Council districts Los Angeles City Council Official Los Angeles City Council District 14 website City of Los Angeles: Map of District 14