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Councilman Bernard Parks isolated by his peers at City Hall + Death of 6-year-old shocks South LA + City Year kicks off

  Bernard Parks: The once political powerhouse now struggles to gain support in City Hall according to the LA Times. Read Parks’ profile from Intersections staff writer Stephanie Monte here. 6-year-old boy dies: Friends and neighbors mourn the loss of Nathan Sanchez, who lived in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood in South L.A., according to the LA […]

Metro fare hike hits South LA

Metro will give free transfer passes if riders use Tap cards.

College journal: Swapping cardinal and gold for orange

Two college freshman from South LA chronicle their first days at Syracuse University.

Leimert Park Beat

Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm. The meeting is located at the Village Gr…

Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm.

The meeting is located at the Village Green Clubhouse (5300 Rodeo Rd. Los Angeles CA 90016)…stop by, say “Hi”, and get the latest information on the project status.

If you can not make it down tonight...We are also scheduled to present tomorrow 9/17, we would love to see you there.

Wednesday, September 17…

Three Full Street Closures this Weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard to Continue Building Underground Light-Rail Stations

Work on three of the future underground Crenshaw/LAX light rail stations will shut down Crenshaw Boulevard at three different locations this weekend beginning Friday night until Monday morning. The closures are needed to reconfigure traffic lanes at Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/MLK stations and on Crenshaw/Expo, Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin pile installation on the south wall.

Here are the closure schedule and boundaries, detour maps (see below) and…

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Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Posted by Cindy Marie Jenkins on August 13, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our …

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The Flip Side / La otra cada de la moneda

Posted by Cindy Marie Jenkins on August 1, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Thanks to all of you for the lovely messages and emails about …

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Discussion: Proposed street closures for USC football games

Posted by University Park Family on July 29, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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

Date: July 30th, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Boardroom

Parking: Enter Exposition Park at 39th/Figueroa St to park,

walk through Gate 33 of Coliseum to enter boardroom.

For more information call:…

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Of the Landed Gentry / De la Aristocracia Terratenientepor

Posted by Cindy Marie Jenkins on July 24, 2014 at 11:36am 0 Comments

Of the Landed Gentry

 by Jay McAdams

News travels fast on the streets. The coroner hadn’t even arrived yet when a sobbing neighborhood drunk stumbled into our lobby Monday to tell us that Papa Willie had died. “Show me”, I said, needing more proof. He led…

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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the University Park Area

Posted by Susan von Seggern on July 21, 2014 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged…

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Meet the neighborhood prosecutor tonight and get things done

Posted by University Park Family on June 4, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

     Community Coalition (8101 S Vermont Ave) will be hosting a meeting to introduce the new neighborhood prosecutors assigned to…
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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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USC Farmers Market every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Swine Flu | La influenza porcina

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MLK Kingdom Day Parade Celebrates Recent American Hero

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Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting

Let's discuss the “Island of Lights” project for the Hoover Union Triangle.Meet the Artist: Sheila KleinFriday, September 19, 2014 4-6 PMThe Velaslavasay Panorama Exhibition Hall at the Union Theater1122 West 24th StreetPlease RSVP to indiejean@att.netThe Hoover-Union Triangle itself was formed by the intersection of the original Spanish Pueblo de Los Angeles street-grid crossing at a diagonal with the later Anglo-surveyed street-grid of 1853…See More
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Kat san is now a member of University Park Family
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Cindy Marie Jenkins's blog post was featured

Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our …See More
Sep 8
Cindy Marie Jenkins posted a blog post

Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our After Cool Teaching Artist team this fall!…See More
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"Kinfolk are Our Village" by Women's Voices at Institute of Musical Arts

September 13, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
We are very pleased to announce the start of our 5th Storytelling Season with the return of our very own WOMEN'S VOICES in another fantastic show, titled "Kinfolkare Our Village". Experience the rich heritage of the spoken word tradition with this ensemble group of storytellers who will present performances of original, personal stories they developed in their "Tell Me a Story" workshop.The women are gathering at the home one of their own, who has just returned from out of town where she…See More
Aug 19
Cindy Marie Jenkins posted a blog post

Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our …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

QUASA hosts Day of Visibility

Alyssa Coffey, a junior majoring in American studies and ethnicity (left), poses with Miriam Bedrin, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering, for the Queer & Ally Student Assembly’s Day of Visibility. QuASA serves as the umbrella organization for USC’s LGBT student groups.  

Students react to launch of It’s On Us campaign

The White House aims to bring men into the conversation about sexual assault on college campuses.

Memorial held for Viterbi staff member

Mary Francis, who passed away in June, made an impact on those around her.

Echo Park Online

All politics are local in Echo Park - Neighborhood Council elections Sat. April 12

Take charge of your community and vote from 10:00am - 4:00pm Tomorrow
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Echo Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

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