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Featured News

  • WCDC Launches Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program

    The WCDC is excited to launch the Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program starting Monday, March 25th. Our new ambassador is Angela Carradine– learn more about her below. You will find her circulating Ventura Avenue to assist residents and businesses with... Read More
  • First Mixer of the Westside Business Network

    What an awesome bunch of entrepreneurs at our first-ever business mixer!  ~ Que tremendo grupo de comerciantes en nuestra noche de conexiones de negocios! Read More

Westside Stories

  • From Neighborhood Clean-up to New Business~ Carmen's Story

    My name is Carmen De Loera. I have been a resident of the Avenue since 2001. I am a mother of 3 children and I have 2 grandchildren. I am very happy to be part of this community. I met Jackie, the director of WCDC, at a Neighborhood Cleanup event ... Read More
  • Jennifer Greene and her Changemaker Project

    I am a Changemaker. Although labels are not my favorite, this one I accept readily. Last July, a beautiful human I knew passed away. His name was Paul Herzog. I took my grief for my beautiful friend & channeled it to what he would love most…an... Read More