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USC Community News

USC scholarship supports community policing in LAPD

USC Price program boosts leadership in law enforcement.

1.7 million reasons to celebrate good neighbors

Donors have contributed more than $17.7 million to the campaign since 1994.

A penny for the thoughts of young philanthropists

The event gives USC students practical experience in civic engagement and nonprofit leadership.

Science inspires students in USC contest

The event highlighted the research of Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Arieh Warshel.

JEP fosters family ties between father and daughter

The interaction uncovered a previously unknown link between father and daughter, a junior at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

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South LA Report

South LA residents shop for employment at Juanita Tate Marketplace

The new Northgate Gonzalez Market is part of the just-opened Juanita Tate Marketplace, South LA's first outdoor shopping center.

El Camino College Compton Center opens library after seven year delay

The Library-Student Success Center is finally open after being upgraded to meet the building code.

South LA gets a taste of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

The wellness and diabetes group from the Martin Luther King Jr. outpatient center has climbed on board to take part in Jamie Oliver's food revolution.

Leimert Park Beat

LOST DOG...please help!

Hi Everyone...I'm sharing this post--please call the number below if you have seen this dog.

Hearing on Cutting Down of Crenshaw Trees!

Hello Family,

 

I received this email from Mark Glassock from the CHC:

 

Joint Empowerment Congress West Area/Park Mesa Neighborhood Council Task Forcemore than 150 trees to be cut down on Crenshaw Blvd by mta Let’s build the crenshaw rail without blighting our community SPEAK UP FOR OUR COMMUNITYAttend the Board of Public Works Commission Hearing Monday– April 14, 2014 9:30am

Edward R. Roybal BPW Session RoomRoom 350 City Hall200 North Spring Street Los…

Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival

Does any one know who I can contact about the 2014 Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival? Members of the Los Angeles Cameroonian Community would like to participate in this coming year's event.

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Posted by University Park Family on April 12, 2014 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees

WHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.

Visit…

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BIKE RIDE TO GRAND PARK - DOWNTOWN LA - SUNDAY MARCH 9 @ 11AM

Posted by Otto Khera on March 2, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Grand Park Bike Ride Downtown LA/Meet Up: Explore Downtown L.A. on a bike! USC Bicycle Coalition is hosting a group ride on Sunday, March 9th from Exposition Park to Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. 

The ride is open to all, and is a great chance to safely practice riding on the street with a large group. A small lunch will be provided, to be enjoyed at Grand Park. 

We roll out at 11am from the Expo…
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Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

Posted by Ashley Alvarado on February 21, 2014 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

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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ACTIVE STREETS LA -- MEET UP BIKE RIDE TO VERMONT SQUARE LIBRARY AND PARK

Posted by Otto Khera on January 29, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

JOIN THE BIKING FUN ! THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at 10 AM ... leaving Expo Park at USC Expo Station

Our Route: http://goo.gl/GT0IAi

Join us at 10 AM after the Foshay 5K to the…

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2nd Annual Foshay 5K Run/Walk as One Community! Join us on Feb. 1st, 2014.

Posted by Lisa Beebe on January 25, 2014 at 2:32pm 0 Comments

Foshay 5K - Register now!

Foshay Learning Center, a local K-12 institution in the USC Family of Schools, is hosting the 2nd Annual Foshay 5K on the Historic Exposition Blvd to promote healthier living, bolster the bonds between USC and the…

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Oral Cancer Can Be Caught Before It Kills

Posted by Beth Newcomb on November 18, 2013 at 8:58am 0 Comments

Many don’t know they’re at risk, but having regular dental checkups is an important defense against oral cancer.

Oral cancer – cancer in the mouth, on the lips, or in the throat – is a complex disease, and many people don’t know they’re at risk for it, says Dr.…

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Protect Your Child’s Smile from the Start

Posted by Beth Newcomb on November 11, 2013 at 9:24am 0 Comments

Good dental habits for parents and babies prevent problems when kids are older, says USC pediatric dentist Dr. Gardner Beale.

Dental problems are one of the biggest health issues facing kids in Los Angeles. Mouth pain from tooth decay is the…

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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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Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendeesWHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.Visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ and http://festivalofbooks2014.usc.edu/ for more information.WHEN: Saturday, April…See More
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendeesWHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.Visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ and http://festivalofbooks2014.usc.edu/ for more information.WHEN: Saturday, April…See More
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"Drumbeats and Traveling Feet" - Tales & Rhythms by Ina and Chazz at Institute of Musical Arts

April 12, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Most of us know by that storytelling can teach, inform and entertain. But did you know that it could also "move you"? Well, you will not be able to sit still for the Institute of Musical Art's next Storytelling presentation!Award-winning Storyteller, Ina Buckner-Barnette and Rhythmic Institute Percussionist, Clarence "Chazz" Ross will guide us on a spirited journey, as they present "Drumbeats and Traveling Feet", an interactiveprogram of stories inspired by multicultural tales and rhythms.  But…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

Sports industry leaders speak about success

The USC Sports Business Association hosted a panel Tuesday in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center with industry leaders Jeff Borris, a sports agent at Beverly Hills Sports Council; Richard Motzkin, Vice President of Sales at Oakley; Brennan Meyer, Senior Director of Digital Marketing at Wasserman Media Group; and Ryan Lawrence, Vice President of Business Development […]

USG Senate passes gender-neutral housing option

Undergraduate Student Government plans to take the resolution to administration.

Entertainment Group hosts Actors Panel

Panelists included actors from TV and film projects such as ‘Mean Girls.’

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
  • Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset…

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.…

Bing Bing leads 7 people 21 miles through South Central LA to End Gang Violence on his 24th Birthday (Footage Included)

On January 19th, 2014, Martin Luther King smiled upon the step that 8 individuals took in attempt to fulfill his dream. Pasadena artist Bing Bing led 7 people on a 21-mile trek through some of the nation's…

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