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USC Community News

100 percent of USC Hybrid High seniors graduate — and are going to college — for third year in a row

All 118 seniors from the Class of 2018 are college-bound, matching the 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate of the first two USC Hybrid High senior classes.

Physician or PhD? USC and Caltech team up to let students be both

Jonathan Tucci aims for a medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a PhD from USC or Caltech.

Should the U.S. follow Europe in imposing stricter data-privacy regulations?

Jonathan Taplin, director emeritus of USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab, argues the U.S. should follow Europe's lead because we are being fooled into handing over details of our lives for the benefit of tech giants.

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South LA Report

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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

The best Wednesday is Third Wednesdays in Culver City

Taste Summer on Wednesday June 20th as Downtown Culver City kicks off Third Wednesdays with Spiked Lemonade!

Pick up a "passport" at any participating business and stroll the twinkle-lit streets enjoying spiked (or virgin) lemonade at all participating businesses, getting your passport stamped as you sample.

Enjoy swinging 60's…

Culver City Elks to award over $1,000 to local scholars

As part of the Elks national "Most Valuable Student" program, Culver City is awarding two first place prizes of $300 to Chandler D Beon and Isabel J Gilmour, two second place prizes of $200 to both Bartholomew Salv and Maya Luong and one third place prize of $100 to Jesus Pelayo.…

Toni Ferrara named Culver City's Elk of the Year

Toni Ferrara was named Elk of the Year for 2017-2018 at an honorary dinner held Friday night, 3/23/2018.

This honor was given for her unflagging willingness to do whatver needed to be done and always doing it with a smile.

The Culver City Elks bestows scholarships to high school seniors and Toni was there helping grade the essays and rank the entrants.…

Birthdays

Birthdays Today

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San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro High’s band director receives national honor for dedication to students and music

LOS ANGELES - Darnella Davidson, a legendary music teacher at San Pedro High School, has been honored by the Country Music Association for delivering a top-quality music program and making an impact on the school community.

Davidson was one of 34 educators nationwide to receive the Music Teachers of Excellence Award during a ceremony on Tuesday…

San Pedro's Swinging Sisters Make Their State-Ment

It's the 'you mess with one, you get us all' mentality.

That's been the theme for San Pedro High girls volleyball throughout the 2017 season as the…

Culver City Times

The best Wednesday is Third Wednesdays in Culver City

Taste Summer on Wednesday June 20th as Downtown Culver City kicks off Third Wednesdays with Spiked Lemonade!

Pick up a "passport" at any participating business and stroll the twinkle-lit streets enjoying spiked (or virgin) lemonade at all participating businesses, getting your passport stamped as you sample.

Enjoy swinging 60's…

Culver City Elks to award over $1,000 to local scholars

As part of the Elks national "Most Valuable Student" program, Culver City is awarding two first place prizes of $300 to Chandler D Beon and Isabel J Gilmour, two second place prizes of $200 to both Bartholomew Salv and Maya Luong and one third place prize of $100 to Jesus Pelayo.…

Toni Ferrara named Culver City's Elk of the Year

Toni Ferrara was named Elk of the Year for 2017-2018 at an honorary dinner held Friday night, 3/23/2018.

This honor was given for her unflagging willingness to do whatver needed to be done and always doing it with a smile.

The Culver City Elks bestows scholarships to high school seniors and Toni was there helping grade the essays and rank the entrants.…

Silver Lake Star

Silver Lake PICTURE SHOW

Looking for something to do this summer? 

Free Outdoor Movies, Every Other Thursday

The Silver Lake Picture Show has been showing free outdoor movies in Silver Lake’s Sunset Triangle Plaza since 2012, and has grown to be one of Los Angeles’ biggest free outdoor movie theaters.…

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

This food program offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) for school-aged youth during the summer months.


The Summer Lunch Program offers FREE meals in public parks throughout the city between June 11th and August…

EL CID HOSTS PRIDE COMEDY FESTIVAL

Three ways to feel good in Silver Lake: Enjoy comedy, support charities and get 5% off during the Pride Comedy Festival at El Cid in Silver Lake!! Click here for details, and use the code DAPPERBIRD: LA Pride Comedy Festival…

 

Blog Posts

The World STAGE "Spring into Summer '18 Concert Series +" [Upcomin': 6/23 - |\|EDRA \/\/HEELER "Mingus, Monk and More"] (updatez*)

Posted by Jo- Koo on June 17, 2018 at 8:00am 39 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 WeeklyImage may contain: 1 person

+ w/ JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Big Bass Voice" Matt Gibson @ no extra…

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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE Sat., June 16th "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Every 3rd Sat. Night"

Posted by Jo- Koo on June 16, 2018 at 11:40am 2 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 ~ 

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"Ladies Love Laughter Comedy Show hosted by Ramona Stephens featuring LA'S funniest female comedians Saturday April 21st will be celebrating Megashia Jackson's She Konda Birthday party! $10 admission. If you like laughter and…

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...the signifying Monkey says: ...vote for Billy's band in the Blues Blast Music Awards.

Posted by billy jones bluez on May 28, 2018 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

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..the signifying Monkey says: ...vote for the Billy Jones Band.

Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1
for the 2018 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards.…
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*Live REGGAE music* African Fashion Sho- BLACK History month Sun., Feb. 18th · 5PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on February 18, 2018 at 11:39am 0 Comments

"The 'real deal' Live REGGAE music in the Village @ The 'new' World STAGE Yeah Mon!" (af'tanoon~early evenin') 

The World Stage:  website

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JON MAYER Trio "CD Release Party" @ The World STAGE

Posted by Jo- Koo on February 1, 2018 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery + "The Big Voice" of Matt Gibson, MC @ no extra charge…

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The CLAYTON CAMERON Quartet (update) • DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Jan. 26th 9PM ~ midnight

Posted by Jo- Koo on January 26, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

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

  - Update: Quintet minus 1 Doug Webb = Quartet - …

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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 "Summer Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents: 2018 Calendar/Schedule [Upcomin': l\lEDRA \/\/HEELER "Mingus, Monk & More" / ALVIDREZ, WEST & WI$E] (updatez)*

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

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Dominique DiPrima · Frontpage · KJLH 102.3FM "Radio Free" Weekdays 4:30am – 6am "Wake-up - wake-uP"

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling   Lost & Found: The Front Page Community Calendar / Local Happenings -  

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   Dominique DiPrima is the host of the daily early morning talk radio show The Front Page with…

"STONE RAIDERS" JP, "The Munch" 'n Will @ STAGE ¡Two (2) Nites! Fri. 23rd and Sat. 24th 9PM ~

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3)             

Incl. Master of Ceremony - Jeffrey Winston,…

 
 
 

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"What'z Hot? Weekly Best Bet 4 Live Jazz L.A.! Saturday 6/23 – Bassist Nedra Wheeler is at The World Stage in South L.A. with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola, Jamael Dean on piano, Dale Fielder on saxophone, and Thomas White on…"
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"Fathers' Day Song Dedication: "Good Safe Father Daze" -  O-! "Song For My Father" written by Horace Silver, sung by Leon Thomas as played this morn. by Host Gil Fears - Edna Tatum's Gospel Classics KPFK 90.7FM…"
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Nedra Wheeler "Mingus, Monk and More" DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

June 23, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE non profit 501 (c)(3) .1st Gig of "Summer Jazz Concert Series +":  "Mingus, Monk & Mo"Nedra Wheeler, Band Leader - bass "Our 1st Lady of the Bass" -  The Black Mambo Combo w/ Nedra Wheeler "back'n the daze" -  O-!.Personnel: featurin' -Miguel Atwood Ferguson…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event Father’s Day Paella @ Revolutionario: North African Tacos
"More By Jerry Quickley: Apple Music Preview - Try It Now ~ Jerry Quickley  (american) FOOL   https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/american-fool/1335781647?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event DARRYL MOORE Whispering Giants · DwighTrible Presents "Hip-Hop Jazz-Fusion Spoken-Word" @ STAGE
"L.A. previews June 15-21: Bobby Bradford... . Fri. June 15 -- Partake of hip-pocket soul and jamjackery from Ornette cornetist Bobby Bradford's Mo'tet. At LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036; 6-8pm; FREE; Friday summer (J)azz…"
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Father’s Day Paella @ Revolutionario: North African Tacos at Revolutionario North African Tacos

June 17, 2018 from 12pm to 8pm
As mentioned by Jerry Quickley, Host of This Is Happening Monday - Friday, 4pm-5pm "Limited - Father's Day Special"Paella Mixta w/ seafood & chicken. Available from noon until we sell out. Sm &  LG portions available $12 & $20. "Tell'm Jerry &/or Jos(z)e(s) sent U'z a'ight?" -  O-!  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

Annenberg report finds lack of diversity among film critics

The study reported that 63.9 percent of film reviews are written by white males.

The post Annenberg report finds lack of diversity among film critics appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC alumni and students help victims of Volcán de Fuego

In light of the volcanic eruptions in Guatemala, four USC alumni and two students took the initiative to help their home country.

The post USC alumni and students help victims of Volcán de Fuego appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Stan Ross remembered for his legacy in real estate

Stan Ross helped advanced real estate education at USC.

The post Stan Ross remembered for his legacy in real estate appeared first on Daily Trojan.

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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