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USC Community News

Untreated diabetes raises risk of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

The USC Dornsife research underscores the importance of catching diabetes and other metabolic diseases in adults as early as possible.

USC medical leaders promote social justice as key step toward healing society’s ills

Preventive medicine expert Ricky Bluthenthal is leading the effort to pursue fairness in health and well-being at the Keck School of Medicine of USC's new Office for Social Justice.

In memoriam: Art Mazmanian, 91, All-American on USC’s 1948 champion team

The second baseman played for six years with the Yankees organization, then returned to L.A.'s Dorsey High to coach baseball and football.

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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

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…

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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

Speed in Endurance Training

With the LA Marathon less than two weeks away, and mile 7 passing through Silver Lake, let's take a look at what good training is!

Many thanks to our friend Tom Legath,…

Franklin Film Festival Draws Huge Crowd

The Seventh Annual Franklin Film Festival drew a huge crowd to the Franklin Avenue Elementary School auditorium on Friday, February 8th, 2019. The festival represented the work of more than fifty student filmmakers, from kindergarten through fifth grade. The students made a total of twenty-nine original short films in a variety of media including…

MOLLY PAINTER presents Birds found along the Los Angeles River: A study in sequins

Do you like birds, sequins, and the Los Angeles River?

Then you won't want to miss "Birds found along the Los Angeles River: A study in sequins,"

Stop by for drinks snacks and arts SATURDAY NIGHT 2/23 6-8PM…

 

Blog Posts

The 'new' World Stage [Concert Schedule] Mar/Apr 2019 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on March 25, 2019 at 8:11am 79 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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+ w/ JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Big Bass…
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DWIGHT TRIBLE Mothership CD Release Birthday Concert Fri., Mar. 29th 9PM / 10:30PM ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on March 24, 2019 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

"Womans' History Month"·"Daylight Saving Time"·"Spring Jazz Concert Series +" 

Dwight Trible, Band Leader - voice & spoken word "One of the greatest voices of all time" -  O-!

Dwight Trible: Mothership — a defining statement from a unique voice in (J)azz - Mike Hobart,…

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NOLAN SHAHEED / HENRY FRANKLIN Quartet Feat. Roy MCCURDY and Sam HIRSH Sat Mar 30th 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on March 24, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

 Quartet - Co-Leaders:  "Women's History Month" - Closer "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" 

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Nolan Shaheed (born Nolan Andrew Smith, Jr.) - trumpet "performs, engineers music & runs To: & From: the mountain-top" -                

Henry Franklin (Sr.) aka " The…

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"NEW" Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble - CLASS of 2020 JAM SESSION @ The 'new' World STAGE ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on March 24, 2019 at 4:56am 0 Comments

[U missed The JAM]  MAR 4th, next 1 APR 1st  9PM ~ "No Apr Fools" (don't miss-it) 

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"La La Land's Saxman" CHARLES OWENS • DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Mar. 23rd 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on March 23, 2019 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

"Womans' History Month"·"Daylight Saving Time"·"Spring Jazz Concert Series +"·"Weekend Kick-Off" 

Maestro Charles Owens, Band Leader - flute, tenor & soprano saxes "A STAGE regular favorite, a masterful soloist & hellove-ah nice guy" - …

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KAREN BRIGGS • DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Mar. 22nd 9PM ~ *updatez* (TIX/Personnel/Listen)

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on March 22, 2019 at 9:01pm 0 Comments

"Womans'-tory Month"·"Daylight Saving Time"·"Spring Jazz Concert Series +"·"Kick-Off" Image may contain: 4 people, text

Karen Briggs, Band Leader - violin 

"Alwayz exceedz expectationz; funk, Jazz, pop, R&B, soul... @ extraordinary towerin' heightz soloin'" -  

Listen: Hear - See ~ *…

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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: Mar/Apr 2019 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" [SCHEDULE] ~ *updatez*

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

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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]

Feat. 'newly' named Herbie Hancock Class of  2020 - 'New' Jam - 'New' STAGE  $5 "All Ages Welcome"

(All Ages Welcome  (old name flyer)…

KAMAU DAAOOD "Pop Up Book Sale!!!" @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Dec. 15th, 10:30 - 4:30PM

HIGHLY RISE RECOMMENDED!!! (this is an understatement) "Plz share..." -  O-!
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at 24th Street Theatre

April 6, 2019 at 7:30pm to May 19, 2019 at 3pm
24th Street Theatre, renowned for presenting sophisticated, emotionally rich and provocative theater that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, separately or together, presents Dwayne Hartford’s stage adaptation of the novel by Kate DiCamillo. In this powerful and highly stylized story, Edward Tulane is a porcelain rabbit who must learn the meaning of love: what it is to love, what it is to lose that love and how to find the courage to love again. For adults and kids 4 and up. April 6 through…See More
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CHARLES OWENS "La La Land SaxMan" @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat Mar 23rd 9PM

"Women's History Month"•"Spring Jazz Concert Series +"•"Wkend Kick-Off"A regular fave - The incomparable brilliant woodwindist & master of AllMusic. He'z played w/ most every-1 that'z any-1. His diverse solos r the best in the biz.LPB: EVENTs…
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The 'new' World STAGE 2019 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" *updatez* ~ at The World Stage

March 4, 2019 at 9pm to April 30, 2019 at 11:30pm
FYI:  *updatez* (see below)Women's History Month Feb 22 Fri - Father Amde (Watts Prophets) 9pm $20 [CANCELLED] Feb 23 Sat - Anthony Wilson 9pm $20Mar 2 Sat - Maia 9pm (…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] Feb/Mar/Apr 2019 "Winter into Spring Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez**
"L.A. previews March 22-28:  ..., Karen Briggs, Charles Owens, ... Fri. March 22 -- Violinist Karen Briggs stretches your melodic-(J)azz expectations w/ bassist Robin Bramlett, drummer Forrest Robinson & keyboardist Nick Smith.…"
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"LA Jazz Quick Calendar: (Womens' History Month 'n Spring Jazz Concert Series + Kick-Off) Friday 3/22  9:00PM – Karen Briggs Saturday 3/22  9:00PM – Charles Owens (@) The ('new') World Stage –…"
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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

Concerts Committee creates first Springfest after-party

The party will take place at a bar in Expo Park and will be open to students 18 and up.

The post Concerts Committee creates first Springfest after-party appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Former USC kicker sues University, alleges wrongful expulsion

Matt Boermeester issuing the University for the second time since March 2018.

The post Former USC kicker sues University, alleges wrongful expulsion appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Students start dorm lighting accessories company

The new lighting gels make dorm room lights appear more inviting.

The post Students start dorm lighting accessories company 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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