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South LA Report

Intersections South LA is moving

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

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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

Oops, they did it again!


The women of Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 have done it again. They got together to spend a evening dining, painting a picture and bidding on items up for auction. All to benefit the Culver City High School Homeless Children.

There are nearly 200 teens attending Culver City High School who are homeless. On top of the usual angst high schoolers face, these children also worry about basic survival essentials; finding shelter, food, and a way of keeping clean. The Culver City United…

San Pedro News Pilot

HUGH von KLEIST Duo - Jazz w/ Guest HIDEAKI TOKUNAGA @ The Whale and Ale - Sundays 5 - 7:30PM ~ *updatez*

"He-Day" - guitar "Heavy Sushi meets Wes Montgomery"  |  Hugh von Kleist - sax "loving music... blowin' gold..."

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TW&A: website -…

Mary Star High Girls Basketball Achieves Historic First

No one in anyone's wildest dreams six years ago that after 30 regular season games, the Mary Star High girls basketball team would accomplish something as a postseason run extended beyond the CIF-Southern Section.

When coach Victor Tuberosi took over the job at the start of the 2013-2014 season, the Stars eventually lost every single league game and…

2019 Prep Softball Preview: SP, MS & POLA Are Solid Once Again

If there is one sport in San Pedro, California that has brought about the most success in the high school sports world, it's definitely softball.

San Pedro has won 17 CIF-Los Angeles City Section championships and 25 league crowns. In only eight years, Port Of Los Angeles has won three CIF-LACS titles, while Mary Star has…

Culver City Times

Oops, they did it again!


The women of Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 have done it again. They got together to spend a evening dining, painting a picture and bidding on items up for auction. All to benefit the Culver City High School Homeless Children.

There are nearly 200 teens attending Culver City High School who are homeless. On top of the usual angst high schoolers face, these children also worry about basic survival essentials; finding shelter, food, and a way of keeping clean. The Culver City United…

Silver Lake Star

Let's Put a New Face to the Refugee Movement #RedefineRefugees

On JUNE 20th, join 734 Coffee to make this picture of resilience go viral. For too many years there have been images of hopelessness and despair shared about refugees. Together, we can change the perspective and begin a new narrative by sharing this…

Vision Board Workshop

Hey Silver Lake! Six months and then the holidays. What's your focus going to be? Build a Vision Board using magazine images and words to create an inspiration piece for your frig or office. It'll guide you to the place you want to be in friendships, business, spirituality and more. 

Fun ~ engage your inner child with crafts

Friends ~ group support for your project

Fast - Done! in two hours or less

Close by at Michael's craft store in Glendale, just off…

SILVER LAKE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2019

Buckle your lap belts, Silver Lake, because your belly is about to shake. Whether it's giggles on the beautiful patio at El Cid or knee-slapping LOL's inside on the Main Stage, we're going to enjoy a steady stream of silliness. Comedians as seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO and More will bring the humor, we'll support local charities! Hosted by Richy Leis of Comic Cure (and Silver Lake Chamber's Best of Silver Lake Awards). …

 

Blog Posts

The 'new' World Stage [Concert Schedule] June 2019 "Spring into Summer Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on June 15, 2019 at 7:28am 90 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LA Weekly

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UPCOMIN' - NEXT WK: 

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LADIES LO❤️E LAUGHTER "♀ Comedy Show" @ The STAGE "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Sat., June 15th/every 3rd Sat. Night 9PM ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on June 14, 2019 at 1:04am 5 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" Featuring: LA's Funniest Female Comedians Nite ~ 

"I'd be honored to see your beautiful smiling faces in the audience. This show is 4 years old and it is one of the longest-running female shows in the country hosted by yours truly" -
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CNN TV: WOLFy • Ms EB • AC COOP • "CC" CUOMO • D LEMON + 1st Lady TRUMP ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on June 14, 2019 at 1:00am 2 Comments

Weekdaze 6/10-14:  Newz Sho-z - Mondaze thru Fridaze:  Late Afternoon Evenin'…

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Let's Put a New Face to the Refugee Movement #RedefineRefugees

Posted by Mistah Wilson on June 11, 2019 at 11:58am 0 Comments

On JUNE 20th, join 734 Coffee to make this picture of resilience go viral. For too many years there have been images of hopelessness and despair shared about refugees. Together, we can change the perspective and begin a new narrative by sharing this…

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Remembering ANTHONY BOURDAIN: Parts Unknowen - "7-Repeat Episodes" on CNN TV Sat., Jun. 8th ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on June 8, 2019 at 11:24pm 0 Comments

Dive into Bourdain's World

Rememberin' Anthony Bourdain 1956 - 2018

 Join world-renowned chef, bestselling author & Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain as he travels the globe to uncover…

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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

The World Stage· DwighTrible Presents: May/June 2019 "Spring into Summer Jazz Concert Series +" [SCHEDULE] ~ *updatez*

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) ~Image may contain: 1 person

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Ladies Love Laughter Comedy Show hosted & produced by…

LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE [Every 3rd Sat. Nite] "Safe, Good Satdaze Nite 'n H'owler-dayz"

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Spring Jazz Concert Series +"

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The 'new' Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble 'new' JAM • DwighTrible Co-Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Mon., Apr. 1st 9PM-MidNite ~ [No Apr. Fools Night]

 'New' Jam @ The 'New' STAGE "Spring Jazz Concert Series +"•"Jazz Appreciation Month"•"All Ages Welcome" $5

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Feat. 'newly' re-named, 'Herbie Hancock' Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble - Class of 2020 …

 
 
 

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CNN TV: "Saturdaze - Evenin' 'n Overnite" June 15th SECUPP Unfiltered, The VAN JONES Show, Films: EAGLES' History & 3-decades - 70's, 80's, 90's ~ *updatez*

S.E. Cupp Unfiltered3PM PTS.E. Cupp brings her distinct outlook & a searing honesty on contemporary issues w/ a focus on the white-hot intersection of politics, policy & the media.The Van Jones Show4PM PTVan…See More
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MID CITY Arts 'n Music Festival TODAY Sat Jun 8th 12-7PM (free) *updatez* at Nate Holden Theater Washington + Rimpau

June 8, 2019 from 12pm to 7pm
...Hello Mid City!It's been a long road here, and a lot of work, but tomorrow it's all coming together. Join us for the 3rd Annual Mid City Arts & Music Festival featuring two stages of live music, live painting, an art battle hosted by Secret Walls, art by Eric Junker, a kids space hosted by LA librería & Habitat for Humanity, vendors, food trucks, and a beer garden hosted by 6th & La Brea Brewery & Amoeba Music. Best part is, its a FREE admission!Come out tomorrow between…See More
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Jo- Koo of DojO- commented on Jo- Koo of DojO-'s blog post The 'new' World Stage [Concert Schedule] June 2019 "Spring into Summer Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez*
"L.A. previews June 7-13: Joshua White, Justo Almario... Fri. June 7 -- Pianist Joshua White's overflowing spiritual intensity is recommendable in any format; read my review of a February show here. Sat. June 8 -- Veteran…"
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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

Court grants preliminary approval of $215 million Tyndall settlement

A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the proposed $215 million class-action settlement between USC and alleged victims of former gynecologist George Tyndall Thursday. “This settlement gives every single woman who saw Tyndall a choice in how they want to participate and hold USC accountable, while also forcing the school to change to ensure this […]

The post Court grants preliminary approval of $215 million Tyndall settlement appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Longest-serving employee to retire after 56 years at the University

Constance Rodgers, the longest serving employee at USC, will step down from her position and retire July 31 after serving the University community for 56 years. “My experience working with Connie has been one of just admiration,” said Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Carol Rush. “I really admire the way she handles […]

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Dworak-Peck faces budget crisis and cuts

The Dworak-Peck School of Social Work may be forced to lay off nearly half its staff and most of its part-time employees amid a financial crisis caused by a new online degree programs launched in 2010, according to the Los Angeles Times. The programs, designed to boost tuition revenue, instead caused the school to drop […]

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Echo Park Online

Pasadena rapper KStone talks Childhood, Incarceration, and Music (Exclusive Interview)

Mistah Wilson: Yo KStone, what's good wit it! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! Before we get further into it, what was it like growing up in Pasadena, CA and what does it mean to be from tha City of Roses?…

CicLAvia on SUNDAY 10/8/17

Friends:
The next CicLAvia is taking place this Sunday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with hubs located in Chinatown, downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, and right here in Echo Park.
The following streets in the 13th District will be closed during CicLAvia:

  • Glendale Boulevard from Bellevue Avenue to Beverly…

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

This coming Sunday, October 8, we will be blessing the animals during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Echo Park United Methodist Church.  If you have an animal companion that you would like to have blessed, feel free to bring it with you during worship. At the…

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