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South LA Report

South LA stunt pro sparks opportunity for protégés

La Faye Baker, one of Hollywood’s only Black stuntwomen, encourages girls to leap into film.

New name game: South LA or SOLA?

Ten years ago, "South Central" became "South LA." Could "SOLA" be next?

South LA residents march to protest neighborhood oil drilling

Residents take to the streets on a day when oil well operators are slated to clean the site.

Leimert Park Beat

Social Night Of Art and Fundraising

Join us in celebrating as we honor humanity's ancestral roots through the expressions of Kemetic visual artists Marwho Hasati, Imaib Ziaweet and LA street artist GENERAL BLACK aka Zefouba Meznkhepra. 

This event is celebrating the grand opening of…

Closure at Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street extended three weeks

Redondo Boulevard at Florence Avenue to permanently close beginning May 1


Due to unforeseen soil conditions, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) has extended the current closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street…

The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents ‘Satchmo At The Waldorf’ In Los Angeles This Spring

Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play” by the Boston Globe, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf, makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 7 for a limited 15-performance engagement at the Lovelace Theater, Satchmo portrays the racial struggles and musical triumphs of the man who invented jazz, Louis Armstrong.

 

Starring Obie-winner John Douglas…

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FREE EVENT: Intro to Robo hosted by Living Advantage, Inc.

Posted by Pamela Clay on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Want to learn about the exciting world of robotics? Here's a fun introduction to science and technology for all who are interested! Join Living Advantage, Inc. on Sunday, May 3 at the USC Galen Center for a day of demonstrations, entertainment, food and giveaway, not to mention fun for all ages!

For more information and to register CLICK HERE or visit…

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Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

Posted by University Park Family on April 17, 2015 at 7:39am 0 Comments

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! 

Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?

Come by today and learn more. The next chance to get your ideas considered - 

Triangle Design Workshop:

Tuesday April 21st at 5:30 pm …
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FREE Sunday Jazz Concert "Back in the Day" @ Foshay LC

Posted by Lisa Beebe on April 11, 2015 at 11:44pm 0 Comments

Join us at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 19th for a free afternoon jazz concert in our beautiful theater at 3751 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
A simple potluck reception will follow the show. Bring something to share!

Has a stroke impacted the use of your arm or hand? You may qualify for a research study.

Posted by Teobesta Ashenafi on March 17, 2015 at 3:05pm 0 Comments

DOSE is an NIH funded clinical trial for people that have arm and hand weakness after a stroke.  We are testing varying doses of physical therapy using a program that involves challenging, intensive, and meaningful practice of functional tasks of your choice. 

Participation may involve 0, 15, 30, or 60 hours of focused physical therapy and assessment visits to the Bice Clinical Research center at the University of Southern California, Health Sciences Campus.

You may…

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Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Posted by Anne Artley on February 6, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in…

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Celebration of the Arts - FREE Family Event at USC Fisher Museum of Art

Posted by USC Community Computing Center on March 6, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I found this event on the USC Fisher Museum website. Sounds like a fun family day! Share with your family and friends so you can all go and enjoy the day together. The kids would love it! Share your pictures here on Universityparkfamily afterwards :)

Saturday March 7th

Celebration of the Arts



Join us for…

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A 311 swarm: Celebrate the community & clean up Jefferson Blvd. this Saturday

Posted by Eddie North-Hager on March 6, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments



Let’s celebrate our community, meet some neighbors and clean up Jefferson Boulevard this Saturday.

The neighborhood council for that area, NANDC, is focusing on the stretch from Vermont to Western and has enlisted local partners to help transform this main boulevard.

We’re also providing lunch from Earlez Grille.

I’m on the executive board of NANDC and we…

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Vote for University Park today!

Posted by University Park Family on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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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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FREE EVENT: Intro to Robo hosted by Living Advantage, Inc.

Want to learn about the exciting world of robotics? Here's a fun introduction to science and technology for all who are interested! Join Living Advantage, Inc. on Sunday, May 3 at the USC Galen Center for a day of demonstrations, entertainment, food and giveaway, not to mention fun for all ages!For more information and to register CLICK HERE or visit…See More
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FREE EVENT: Intro to Robo hosted by Living Advantage, Inc.

Want to learn about the exciting world of robotics? Here's a fun introduction to science and technology for all who are interested! Join Living Advantage, Inc. on Sunday, May 3 at the USC Galen Center for a day of demonstrations, entertainment, food and giveaway, not to mention fun for all ages!For more information and to register CLICK HERE or visit…See More
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USC JazzReach Concert by Thornton Outreach at Newman Recital Hall, USC Campus

April 26, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Request tickets here!Come see these amazing youngsters perform at Newman Recital Hall!Performers will include elementary jazz choirs from 32nd Street and Science Center Schools, jazz band and pop combo from Foshay Learning Center, the Los Angeles Youth Jazz Ensemble and a performance by USC Thornton mentors.Dinner will be served at 6pm and the concert is at 7pm.Tickets are $5 and include dinner.  Children under 10 are free.…See More
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Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?Come by today and learn more. The next chance to get your ideas considered - Triangle Design Workshop:Tuesday April 21st at 5:30 pm 2023 S Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007…See More
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Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?Come by today and learn more. The next chance to get your ideas considered - Triangle Design Workshop:Tuesday April 21st at 5:30 pm 2023 S Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007…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

Armenian student leaders honor genocide

The leaders organized the Los Angeles March for Justice to pay tribute to the killings.

The post Armenian student leaders honor genocide appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Former governor discusses severity of CA drought

The Schwarzenegger Institute and the Price School hosted the drought forum.

The post Former governor discusses severity of CA drought appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC CIO and Vice Provost of ITS steps down

USC Vice Provost for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer Peter Siegel resigned from his position Monday, effective immediately. In a memorandum to the USC community, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Quick announced Siegel was stepping down and lauded him for his work at the university. “His leadership helped propel USC’s Information […]

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Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac…

Local Artists organize an Echo Park Artist Market

A new venue for local artist to show their wares is premiering on Friday, January 30th at the MCAU Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd from 6pm to 9pm. Besides the works of up and coming local artists (painters, ceramicists, jewelers, clothiers) there will be live music and food. This will be an on-going event, to give the public a chance to meet local artist and buy their works, as well as an opportunity to build community. For more details, and for artists interested in…

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