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South LA Report

District 8 candidates eye economic growth for South LA

The four candidates are in a race to replace Bernard Parks, who has termed out of the position.

Elections offer hope and help for South LA + ‘Ghettoside’ shows life and death in South LA

  Elections offer hope and help: District 8 candidates are forced to conquer issues of unemployment, economic development and lack of resources. (KPCC) Life and death in South LA: In an excerpt from her book Ghettoside, Jill Leovy tells the story of the murder of the son of LAPD detective to show how violence affects […]

District 10 councilman Herb Wesson aims for another term

The incumbent has served on the City Council since 2005.

Leimert Park Beat

Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

Crenshaw/LAX construction update includes flurry of activities

Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line entered February with a flurry of activities involving tree removal, closure of a parking lot, soil boring, vibration testing, utility relocation, concrete recycling and more excavation at a variety of locations.

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is now in the process of clearing away trees previously identified and…

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Vote for University Park today!

Posted by University Park Family on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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10th Anniversary USC Drum Day

Posted by Thornton Outreach Program on February 20, 2015 at 11:57am 0 Comments

TO REQUEST YOUR FREE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!

Come to the 10th Annual Drum Day on March 1st !  The event will kick off with a huge community drum circle where all participants, ages 3-93 can participate!  There will also be workshops on…

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Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Posted by Anne Artley on February 6, 2015 at 3:25pm 0 Comments

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

 

But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the…

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Swimming Improves Heart Health: Exercise For Any Age

Posted by Anne Artley on February 6, 2015 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

When Jerome Smith, 71, was in college, he admired the guys on the swim team.

 “They seemed to be the happiest and healthiest guys on campus,” he said. The team at his small college had…

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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

Posted by University Park Family on December 6, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to South LA, Expo Park and University Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

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We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs. Please visit us …

Posted by USC Community Computing Center on November 5, 2014 at 12:26am 0 Comments

We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs.

Please visit us at our new location within the Gateway building on Figueroa, between Jefferson and 32nd St. to schedule an appointment. Also available for drop in assistance, weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm-8pm.

Please note, to better assist you, before you arrive:

To update a current resume, email the… Continue

Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

Posted by University Park Family on October 3, 2014 at 2:39pm 0 Comments

Coliseum street closure

City Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.

Date: October 15th, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 8:00…

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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

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10th Anniversary USC Drum Day

TO REQUEST YOUR FREE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!Come to the 10th Annual Drum Day on March 1st !  The event will kick off with a huge community drum circle where all participants, ages 3-93 can participate!  There will also be workshops on jazz, pop and Latin drumming. …See More
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10th Anniversary USC Drum Day

TO REQUEST YOUR FREE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!Come to the 10th Annual Drum Day on March 1st !  The event will kick off with a huge community drum circle where all participants, ages 3-93 can participate!  There will also be workshops on jazz, pop and Latin drumming. …See 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

Monica Steel speaks to Republicans

The USC College Republicans hosted speaker Michelle Park Steel, a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and USC alumna Tuesday evening at their meeting. Steel is a former member of the California State Board of Equalization in which she became the highest-ranked Korean-American in national politics. She also worked on the California World […]

The post Monica Steel speaks to Republicans appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Health and the future

Mitchell H. Katz, director of the L.A. County Department of Health Services ,discussed how change can be achieved through health policy and program development on Tuesday afternoon. The event was put on by the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and co-sponsored by USC Price Bedrosian Center on Governance.

The post Health and the future appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Viterbi students create theft detection app

SafeNet will notify DPS when property is stolen or a student is in distress.

The post Viterbi students create theft detection app appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Echo Park Online

Vote for Echo Park today!

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

Swimming Improves Heart Health: Exercise For Any Age

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

When Jerome Smith, 71, was in college, he admired the guys on the swim team.

 “They seemed to be the happiest and healthiest guys on campus,” he said. The team at his…

Local Artists organize an Echo Park Artist Market

A new venue for local artist to show their wares is premiering on Friday, January 30th at the MCAU Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd from 6pm to 9pm. Besides the works of up and coming local artists (painters, ceramicists, jewelers, clothiers) there will be live music and food. This will be an on-going event, to give the public a chance to meet local artist and buy their works, as well as an opportunity to build community. For more details, and for artists interested in…

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