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Historic Watts Coffee House hopes for revival + Leimert Park’s People Plaza set to open

  Historic Watts Coffee House hopes for revival: Watts Happening Coffee House, which began as a gathering space for artists after the Watts Riots, wants to once again serve as an outlet for creativity. (L.A. Weekly) See also by Katherine Davis-Young for Intersections: South L.A. corner stores try to get healthy + Q&A: Donald Jolly […]

Yo, Brother: Teach me to be Black

A powerful book and a community of elders help a young man to learn "how to be Black so I could live."

Watts Towers makes list of America’s Endangered Landscapes

Earthquakes and "thermal effects" have put the iconic art structure at risk.

Leimert Park Beat

La Brea Corridor Community Workshop Wed.,Oct. 15, 6-8pm @ Baldwin Hills Public Library

This Wednesday, October 15th is the last community workshop for the La Brea Corridor Planning Study 

6 - 8pm at the Baldwin Hills Public Library

Come and actively participate in visualizing a pedestrian and bike friendly S. La Brea Corridor.


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Got Junk? Donate it to upcoming fundraiser for Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum of African American Culture will be collecting donations to its Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser.

Come and drop off gently used apparel, household items, books, DVDs, electronics (working or not) at the Goodwill Collection Truck parked in the parking lot of the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum from 9 AM to 1 PM.  

Mayme Clayton Library…

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Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

Posted by University Park Family on October 3, 2014 at 2:39pm 0 Comments

Coliseum street closure

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

Date: October 15th, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 8:00…

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Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting tonight!

Posted by University Park Family on September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

GILBERT A. CEDILLO COUNCILMEMBER, FIRST DISTRICT

Invites you to a

Community Meeting

Your Opinion Counts!

Come Share Your Priorities for the Proposed Improvements to the Union-Hoover Traffic Triangle

Share with us your opinion on:

-Transit Shelters/seating

-Lighting

-Outdoor performance…

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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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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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"It Takes Two, an Afternoon of Stories & Songs" by Jayon Anthony & Jon Kevin Jones at Institute of Musical Arts

October 18, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Taking their cue from the Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston hit song of the 1960s, Jayon and Jon Kevin will present a lyrical and musical storytelling concert, exploring the power of two.  Jayon and Jon Kevin are both professional musicians.  Jayon is a classically trained vocalist and Jon Kevin, an accomplished guitar/bass player (with a wicked sense of humor).  Through stories and songs, they will weave tales of couples that span history, cross cultures, evoke fantasy and celebrate real life, showing us…See More
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Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

Coliseum street closureCity Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.Date: October 15th, 2014Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Boardroom, 3911 S. Figueroa St.Parking: Enter off…See More
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Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

Coliseum street closureCity Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.Date: October 15th, 2014Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Boardroom, 3911 S. Figueroa St.Parking: Enter off…See More
Oct 3
University Park Family's blog post was featured

Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting tonight!

GILBERT A. CEDILLO COUNCILMEMBER, FIRST DISTRICTInvites you to aCommunity MeetingYour Opinion Counts!Come Share Your Priorities for the Proposed Improvements to the Union-Hoover Traffic TriangleShare with us your opinion on:-Transit Shelters/seating-Lighting-Outdoor performance space-Signage-Landscaping-MaintenanceTuesday, September 30, 20146:00 p.m.Gertz-Ressler High School Gym2023 S Union Ave, Los…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

Politics at USC

  If you were to ask a college-educated person about politically active campuses in the United States, the University of Southern California might not be the first school that comes to mind. In recent years, however, USC has become a student body that is not only aware of social and political issues, but actively engaging […]

Organizations mobilize for midterm elections

With the 2014 midterm elections quickly approaching, political partisanship has made its way back to the forefront of the national stage. Though USC’s campus community may seem more interested in football than politics at times, the political fervor hasn’t been lost on students — particularly for those in the College Democrats and College Republicans. As […]

ESA takes on campus sustainability efforts

In the face of one of the worst droughts on record, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive challenging the city to reduce its water use by 20 percent over the next two and a half years. The severity of current environmental issues, both water-related and otherwise, has not escaped the notice of […]

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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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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