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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.

Leimert Park Beat


January, 2016

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CHUCK JOHNSON's Interplay @ Trinity Lutheran Church


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Blog Posts

Critcally Acclaimed Man Covets Bird returns to University Park!- Win FREE tickets!

Posted by 24th Street Theatre on February 9, 2016 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

24th Street Theatre brings back its critically acclaimed production (Los Angeles Times “Critics Choice,” KCRW's “Top 5 of 2015“ list, LA Observed “20 Highlights of LA Theater in 2015” and Bitter Lemons “Best of 2015”) Man Covets Bird, for six Sundays in 2016. Kicking off on Valentines Day at 3 pm, this unique love story for the modern family is an irresistible mix of…


University Park Fire Station Grand Opening Today

Posted by University Park Family on October 10, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.

LAFD Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas and

USC President C. L. Max Nikias

invite you to

USCFireStationNo15_GrandOpen_Flyer.pdf 1 9/17/15 11:27 AM

La Gran Celebración de

Apertura de




Sábado, 10 de Octubre del 2015

11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Estación de Bomberos 15

3000 South…


Make a difference in your community!!

Posted by Safe Streets Program on October 2, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

On behalf of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Good Neighbor Campaign and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Injury Prevention Program, the Safe Streets Program is excited to offer your students the opportunity to make a difference in the community! The Safe Streets Program wants to empower the students of the USC Family of Schools and help them become a driving force in the community.

The Safe Streets Mini-Grants contest is offered exclusively to schools in the USC…


Westen Avenue Clean Up Breakfast and Barbecue SATURDAY Oct. 3

Posted by University Park Family on October 2, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Come for a breakfast snack by 9 a.m. Clean up Western Avenue with partners from all over the neighborhood. Stay for lunch! From Expo to King.

Meet in MLK Park by the picnic tables.

Bring gloves, hat and sunscreen.

What street would you recommend needs a little freshening up?…


Parking around USC and Downtown Los Angeles

Posted by Cedrick Ngalande on July 15, 2015 at 1:45am 0 Comments

We have started a website to make parking easier and also have people make money from their home or office parking spots in  the Los Angeles area. You can search for available temporary private parking spots by simply typing in your destination address.

If you want to rent out your office or home parking spots (driveway), just list the spot on the website. You can rent out parking spots for any length of time, ranging from a few hours to  days or weeks. Very convenient on…


Computer Class Registration Begins!

Posted by USC Community Computing Center on June 2, 2015 at 10:11pm 0 Comments

Hello All,


Our next session of Adult Computer Basics Classes begins soon! Register Today!

* Gain valuable new Computer Skills!

* Receive a USC Certificate of Completion!

* Free Refurbished Computer for Parents of students in USC Family of Schools!

Class time: 7pm til 9pm. 5 week session, Tuesdays & Thursdays (or as…


Triathletes 'Lap Up' Organized Swim Workouts

Posted by Anne Artley on June 24, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool. One has reached the elite level and the other is a novice swimmer, but they both enjoy the sport and the time they spend swimming laps.

Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up…



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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
L.A. Urban Oasis Farmers Market
5010 11th Avenue
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


USC Farmers Market every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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"Finding Healing the Hard Way" at Institute of Musical Arts

April 16, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
DOGS AND CATS, OH MY!!! Can you believe it? ---- The Institute of Musical Arts is "dancing on the wild side" to feature what may be our most unique program yet.  On Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.,  Dr. Richard Palmquist, DVM, yes a veterinarian, will present a highly entertaining storytelling concert titled "Finding Healing the Hard Way".  Dr. Palmquist, a bit of a rebel, specializes in holistic treatment of pets. His unique program of hilarious stories reveals how he was converted to…See More
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“From the Mexican Border to East Los Angeles" by Storyteller, Olga Loya at Institute of Musical Arts

March 26, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
Saturday, March 26, 2016, The Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present “From the Mexican Border to East Los Angeles", a solo performance by award-winning Storyteller, Performance Artist, Writer and Teacher, Olga Loya.   Olga Loya performs, using a mix of Spanish and English, to share traditional tales from Latin America, as well as stories from her own varied and colorful life growing up in East Los Angeles. Known nationally and described as an "alchemist" who can conjure up images and…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

County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

North Area Neighborhood Development Council website and blog.

Daily Trojan

University Professor Solomon Golomb dies at 83

Golomb was known for his pioneering work in communications theory, particularly shift register sequences.

The post University Professor Solomon Golomb dies at 83 appeared first on Daily Trojan.

LGBT students find home on the Rainbow Floor

The second floor of Century Apartments is a sanctuary where students of all genders and sexualities feel comfortable.

The post LGBT students find home on the Rainbow Floor appeared first on Daily Trojan.

LACI showcases impact of USC in local community

Students helped several local nonprofit organizations grow over the past 10 weeks.

The post LACI showcases impact of USC in local community appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Echo Park Online

Swim meets open to all adults

Many remember scoring that goal or winning a race fondly from childhood. But growing up doesn’t have to mean the end of team sports! Two swimmers, Rossella Pescatori and Chris Wall, have kept competing as adults, which helps them both remember how they fell in love with the water in the first place.




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