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USC alumnus heads to Oxford as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar

Jung Kian Ng '14, MS '14 aims to bring new-found expertise back to Malaysia.

The Cales Help USC Village Break New Ground

Cale Residential College opens at USC Village this August.

The Trojan Rhodes Scholar Who Helps the Marginalized

First-generation college graduate Oscar De Los Santos '15 heads to Oxford.

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South LA Report

Intersections South LA is moving

We're relocating and will no longer publish on this website.

+ Click here to continue reading news and stories about South LA (and beyond). All of the previously published stories from Intersections South LA will be archived and continue to be available here.

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South L.A. out in force for the 2016 Kingdom Day Parade

The South L.A. community gathered Monday to celebrate culture, heritage and civil rights during the 2016 Kingdom Day Parade.

Afterschool programs teach students tech as LAUSD restructures

Many groups are trying to increase the exposure to technology and its practical applications in daily life to students living in South Los Angeles.

Culver City Times

BUSTER WILLIAMS 75th Birthday Tour Concert w/ "Something More" @ Nate Holder Performing Arts Ct. Sat., Jun. 24th 8PM

   Buster Williams - "George! Is that you George?! Is that U?!" (as told by) "GA" (special story, inside joke 'bout _?_) 

   JazzB Buster

 “Bassist Buster Williams is one of the key players in modern (J)azz with a rock-solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Buster's musicianship is impeccable and his rhythmic…

Culver City Food and Wine Festival July 2

The Culver City Times is proud to be a Media Sponsor!

ComeUnity Festival & Fandang Obon @ Westside Park Sun., Jun. 4th 1-5PM (free)

This event celebrates the long established relationship between people of Mexican, Japanese & African ancestry in LA.

Image may contain: 2 people, text  EVERYTHING IS FREE…

Birthdays

Birthdays Tomorrow

San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro Prep Sports 2016-2017 Final Year In Review

San Pedro News Pilot 2016-2017 Prep Sports Player/Athletes Of The Year
Football: Nick Ford & Raymond Geha (San…

Culver City Times

BUSTER WILLIAMS 75th Birthday Tour Concert w/ "Something More" @ Nate Holder Performing Arts Ct. Sat., Jun. 24th 8PM

   Buster Williams - "George! Is that you George?! Is that U?!" (as told by) "GA" (special story, inside joke 'bout _?_) 

   JazzB Buster

 “Bassist Buster Williams is one of the key players in modern (J)azz with a rock-solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Buster's musicianship is impeccable and his rhythmic…

Culver City Food and Wine Festival July 2

The Culver City Times is proud to be a Media Sponsor!

ComeUnity Festival & Fandang Obon @ Westside Park Sun., Jun. 4th 1-5PM (free)

This event celebrates the long established relationship between people of Mexican, Japanese & African ancestry in LA.

Image may contain: 2 people, text  EVERYTHING IS FREE…

Silver Lake Star

Tiao Properties: FREE HOME SELLER SEMINAR and OPEN HOUSE

Walk through a home that has just been listed. Owned and shown by Realtors, the Tiaos will be sharing all their inside secrets for how to prep a house for sale -- where to spend and where not to spend your time, money and energy. Refreshments for all…

Author Don Simkovich Reading L A Detective Novels

L A County Store to host reading

Don Simkovich, President of Los Feliz Business Networking Parnters and Brand Journalist is reading excerpts from his Tom Stone detective novels. His mysteries take place in Los Angeles. Reading to finish by 6pm. Stay…

Los Feliz Estate Sale for Hollywood Actress

Silver Lake's own MUSH chosen to host living estate sale for actress Roma Maffia this weekend.…

 

Blog Posts

JACKIE JACKSON & Her Royal Gents "Feminist Friday" @ Resident Fri., Jun. 16th 8PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on June 13, 2017 at 9:17pm 0 Comments

 Juke Joint is always free & always jamming w/ old school soul. Jackie Jackson leads her Royal Gents w some of the finest R&B 'n blues players in L.A.. "Yeah!" -  O-!

 Feminist Friday ft. Juke Joint w/ Jackie Jackson

CONNIE HAN Trio feat. Edwin Livingston & Bill Wysaske @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Jun. 10th 9 until 12 midnight

Posted by Jo- Koo on June 9, 2017 at 8:41pm 1 Comment

 Dwight Trible, Executive Director Presents:  "Spring into Summer" Concert Series  acoustically  African-American Music Appreciation Month…

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Kaiser Permamente Watts Counseling & Learning Center to host 50th Celebration Open House

Posted by SPMG Media on May 19, 2017 at 8:39pm 0 Comments

elebrating 50 years in the Community, the KP Watts…

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Enjoy the May 15th issue of South Bay Community News!

Posted by SPMG Media on May 19, 2017 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Enjoy the recent issue of South Bay Community News!

Businesses, join us as we relaunch the print edition July 2018! Advertising and marketing (print/digital/social media marketing/included on our website, profile article on your business, upgrade size as available) for only $99 per month.

Email for full details! spmgmedia@gmail.com

Only 30 spots reserved at this "Forever…

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MIA DOI TODD & Special Guests @ Zebulon Thur., May 11th 8PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on May 11, 2017 at 11:07am 3 Comments

 "Friends!!! After two years of planning and construction, Zebulon is open.  It is a cafe, bar, music venue, meeting place, nexus of creativity and community.  I'll be performing there as part of our opening celebration.  Please join us" - MDTImage may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing, meme and text

 DJs, live music, dancing, $10, 21+ · Doors open at 8pm · …
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Resources, restaurants and respites

24th Street Theatre

Bacaro LA Wine Bar

The 2-9 Cafe

Rosso's Pizzeria



Ragazzi Room

Farmers Markets



University Avenue Farmers Market
Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Jefferson and Hoover


Expo Center / CSU Produce Stand

Thursdays 3 - 5 pm
3980 Menlo Ave. at Martin Luther King Blvd. in front of the pool
F.A.M.E. Church Farmers Market, parking lot on the southwestern corner, every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Expo Park Farmers Market
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays
South lawn of Natural History Museum

Adams/Vermont Farmers Market

2 - 5 p.m. Wednesdays
1432 W. Adams
323-777-1755
L.A. Urban Oasis Farmers Market
5010 11th Avenue
323-291-8748
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays
Central Avenue

8 a.m. - noon Saturdays
Carver Middle School
4410 McKinley at Vernon 90011
Trojan Fresh Market

11 a.m. - 4p.m. Thursdays
USC campus - Alumni Park

Exposition Park 160 acres of culture and green space in the middle of a metropolis


Expo Center - an Olympic-sized pool, a kids pool with water features and a gym
Expo Park Farmers Market
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays
South lawn of Natural History Museum

California Science Center California African American Museum
Natural History Museum of LA CountyRose GardenAhmanson Senior Center
Parsons Preschool

Leimert Park Beat

GEORGE BOHANON "Summer" Concert Series - Presented by DwighTrible @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Jun. 24th 9PM "African-American Music Appreciation Month"

Dwight Trible, Executive Director Presents:  Sprung into "Summer" Concert Series ~

  Prof. George Bohanon, Band Leader - trombonist "Seasoned 'Finger Lickin’ Good', '1st-call' studio-session musician" received "Most Valuable Player"  award by National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences '80

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[A-A/\/\AM] The 'new' World STAGE "Sprung into Summer" ♪ Concert Schedule ♪ Presented by: Dwight Trible (updated 6/20)

 Pre-view: From: the tablet of STAGE Executive Director, Dwight Trible  "on the road... promoting new recording... got a new tablet" - DT   …Image may contain: text
 
 
 

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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post 3rd Annual Art & Jazz in The Art Garden @ Exposition Rose Gardens Sun Jun 25th 2-6PM (free)
""African-American Music Appreciation Month" George Bohanon "1st-call, bone-a-fide, session-man" -  O-! @ STAGE Sat., Jun. 24th 9PM"
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Carolina Castillo at USC Galen Center

June 20, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
USC Civic Engagement in partnership with Leaders Up brings the Net Career Expo on June 20 at the USC Galen Center. Over 35+ employers including Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Chipotle, Dynamic Nursing Services, United Airlines, State Farm, and more will be hiring at the event, register today!!! To register and receive additional information visit: http://bit.ly/netoppexpoSee More
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JACKIE JACKSON & Her Royal Gents "Feminist Friday" @ Resident Fri., Jun. 16th 8PM

 Juke Joint is always free & always jamming w/ old school soul. Jackie Jackson leads her Royal Gents w some of the finest R&B 'n blues players in L.A.. "Yeah!" -  O-! See More
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Mistah Wilson promoted Mistah Wilson's profile
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Carolina Castillo at USC Galen Center

June 20, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
USC Civic Engagement in partnership with Leaders Up brings the Net Career Expo on June 20 at the USC Galen Center. Over 35+ employers including Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Chipotle, Dynamic Nursing Services, United Airlines, State Farm, and more will be hiring at the event, register today!!! To register and receive additional information visit: http://bit.ly/netoppexpoSee More
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University Park Schools

Foshay Learning Center, a K-12 school, which was named one of America's Best Schools by Newsweek and the Washington Post

Manual Arts High School
became an Innovation Design School in 2008

32nd Street/USC Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School
is one of the the most popular magnet schools in the LAUSD

Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School, designed by renowned architect Thom Mayne, is a collaboration between the California Science Center and LAUSD

John W. Mack Elementary School
opened in 2005 and is named in honor of the man who headed the Los Angeles Urban League for 36 years

Lenicia B. Weemes Elementary School

Norwood Street Elementary School
has its own Farmers Market

Vermont Avenue Elementary School

St. Vincent School opened in 1911 and is the second oldest school in Los Angeles

St. Agnes Parish School just created a new website

University Park Services and Officials

311 call this number for all non-emergency needs. The operator, who is there 24 hours a day, can transfer you to the department that should help answer your questions and solve your problems. It works.

Councilwoman Jan Perry and her personal website.

Councilman Bernard Parks
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County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

North Area Neighborhood Development Council website and blog.

Daily Trojan

USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census

A core team of five USC professors partnered with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to conduct the annual homeless count in L.A. County. This marked the first time USC was involved in the LAHSA count. More than 350 volunteers, including students and alumni, assisted in collecting the data for the three-day count in January. […]

The post USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census appeared first on Daily Trojan.

APASS director works to build a community

Asian Pacific American Student Services Director Jonathan Wang is dedicated to making sure the students he works with get the support they need — and not just because that’s his job description. As a first-generation Taiwanese American college student at UC San Diego,  Wang struggled to find his own calling. “When I was at UCSD, […]

The post APASS director works to build a community appeared first on Daily Trojan.

New Lyon Center renovations near completion

The Lyon Center, which was originally built in the 1980s, has been undergoing renovations this summer and is scheduled to reopen all of its facilities in early August, well before move-in day. Michael Munson, the associate director of facilities at the Lyon Center, said that this remodel would reflect many external changes that fitness centers […]

The post New Lyon Center renovations near completion appeared first on Daily Trojan.

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