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South LA Report

Tornado tears through South LA, ripping five roofs and spooking all

While minor, the tornado still inflicted damage -- and caused not a small bit of surprise.

Lark Galloway-Gilliam, South LA health activist, dies at 61

The founder of Community Health Councils led notable campaigns for health and healthcare in South LA.

Addressing South LA slum housing + LAPD officer caught on tape swinging baton at protestors

Addressing South L.A. slum housing: South L.A. organization Strategic Actions for a Just Economy works with residents to document slum conditions and file complaints. (KCET) LAPD officer caught on tape swinging baton at protesters: LAPD faces accusations of excessive force after an officer was caught on tape swinging his baton at a crowd of protesters in South […]

Leimert Park Beat

One More Week Needed to Complete Decking for Future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Underground Station

Due to recent rains the detour on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of the Crenshaw/Expo underground station will need to be extended for an additional week in January. The extra time is required so that the decking can be completed for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Expo station.
Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and the Metro Expo Line tracks will close from 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12.
Excavation, installation of steel beams and installation of…

Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

 

But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the…

Call for Musicians & Singers

MMLA is calling out to all local musicians who are students, professionals and amateurs along with singers, choirs, groups and individuals to perform Holiday music.  The event is open to artists of all ages, all levels of ability, and primarily wind instruments to join in this…

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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

Posted by University Park Family on December 6, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to South LA, Expo Park and University Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

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We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs. Please visit us …

Posted by USC Community Computing Center on November 5, 2014 at 12:26am 0 Comments

We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs.

Please visit us at our new location within the Gateway building on Figueroa, between Jefferson and 32nd St. to schedule an appointment. Also available for drop in assistance, weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm-8pm.

Please note, to better assist you, before you arrive:

To update a current resume, email the… Continue

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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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

Forum

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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55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

December 24, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! Music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show that is perfect for the whole family. And, for the first time, this beloved program will be broadcast on PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for Greater Los Angeles. New to the show this year are the all female, Latin Grammy-nominated music group Trio…See More
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55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

December 24, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! Music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show that is perfect for the whole family. And, for the first time, this beloved program will be broadcast on PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for Greater Los Angeles. New to the show this year are the all female, Latin Grammy-nominated music group Trio…See More
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La Vispera at 24th STreet Theatre

December 6, 2014 at 3pm to December 14, 2014 at 3pm
24th STreet Theatre’s Teatro del Pueblo (“Theater of the Village”) returns in 2014 with the world premiere of La Víspera (“The Eve”), another warm, funny and unique holiday play about love and sacrifice created from stories shared by members of the local immigrant community during workshops with professional theater artists. Written by Victor Vazquez, co-directed by Jesús Castaños-Chima and Sayda Trujillo, and supported by The James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Fund, La Víspera gets…See More
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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to South LA, Expo Park and University Park Sunday.Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East Hollywood. You…See More
Dec 6
University Park Family posted a blog post

Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to South LA, Expo Park and University Park Sunday.Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East Hollywood. You…See More
Dec 6

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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

Food fight

USC students demonstrated in the Parkside International Residential College dining hall Wednesday about low wages for USC employees. The protestors sang a song to the tune of “Jingle Bell Rock” and held a sign comparing the salaries of USG administrators to the salary of an average USC dining hall worker.

USC tuition growth rate remains stable

Tuition has increased by 4.28 percent annually over the past five years.

Junior starts non-profit to aid villages in Armenia

Hyer United gathers and ships expired medical supplies and equipment.

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