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USC Community News

Bilingual mom offers care as physician assistant in underserved communities

Jessica Flores will work alongside doctors at a clinic, providing much of the care her patients need without a translator.

A future in student affairs was right in front of her all along

How a black and Native American transracial adoptee in a white family came to embrace the path she was already on.

The demise of the white majority is a myth

Rumors of white America's demise over lost status have been greatly exaggerated, according to an opinion piece by USC's Dowell Myers and Morris Levy. That's because the prevailing definition of whiteness is stubbornly stuck in the past.

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South LA Report

Intersections South LA is moving

We're relocating and will no longer publish on this website.

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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.

Culver City Times

Culver City Elks to award over $1,000 to local scholars

As part of the Elks national "Most Valuable Student" program, Culver City is awarding two first place prizes of $300 to Chandler D Beon and Isabel J Gilmour, two second place prizes of $200 to both Bartholomew Salv and Maya Luong and one third place prize of $100 to Jesus Pelayo.…

Toni Ferrara named Culver City's Elk of the Year

Toni Ferrara was named Elk of the Year for 2017-2018 at an honorary dinner held Friday night, 3/23/2018.

This honor was given for her unflagging willingness to do whatver needed to be done and always doing it with a smile.

The Culver City Elks bestows scholarships to high school seniors and Toni was there helping grade the essays and rank the entrants.…

MCLM to Present DARYNN DEAN and "The Jazz Collective" [NEWS RELEASE For: Immediate Release]

Darynn Dean Double M Jazz Salon

MCLM The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Avenue…

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San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro's Swinging Sisters Make Their State-Ment

It's the 'you mess with one, you get us all' mentality.

That's been the theme for San Pedro High girls volleyball throughout the 2017 season as the…

San Pedro High School Makes Sharp Gains in Advanced Placement Courses for Math and Science with NMSI

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The number of students at San Pedro High School taking Advanced

Placement tests in math…

Culver City Times

Culver City Elks to award over $1,000 to local scholars

As part of the Elks national "Most Valuable Student" program, Culver City is awarding two first place prizes of $300 to Chandler D Beon and Isabel J Gilmour, two second place prizes of $200 to both Bartholomew Salv and Maya Luong and one third place prize of $100 to Jesus Pelayo.…

Toni Ferrara named Culver City's Elk of the Year

Toni Ferrara was named Elk of the Year for 2017-2018 at an honorary dinner held Friday night, 3/23/2018.

This honor was given for her unflagging willingness to do whatver needed to be done and always doing it with a smile.

The Culver City Elks bestows scholarships to high school seniors and Toni was there helping grade the essays and rank the entrants.…

MCLM to Present DARYNN DEAN and "The Jazz Collective" [NEWS RELEASE For: Immediate Release]

Darynn Dean Double M Jazz Salon

MCLM The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Avenue…

Silver Lake Star

VISION BOARD Workshop with Betsy M Hall

Wednesday, May 30
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Take out 2 hours . . . to build new dreams of the life you want, starting today. Yes, we'll browse through colorful magazines, clip words & images that excite us, take reminders of our…

BIKE SHARE Expands to Silver Lake

The City Council’s Transportation Committee this week approved an LADOT recommendation to expand bike share into the neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Westlake, Koreatown and Pico-Union. A total of 700 bikes would arrive in an effort to boost connectivity between those neighborhoods and Downtown.…

Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic Celebrating 50 Years!

Celebrate 50 years of service with Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic! 

Thursday, May 24th at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Clinic tours. Learn stress reduction techniques with Acupuncturist Lydia Kim, Meditation instructor Seetal Cheema MD and Wellness Coach Robert B. Silver. View the Tattoo Laser Removal Program. Blood pressure checks. Health…

 

Blog Posts

The World STAGE "Spring '18 Jazz Concert Series +" May [Upcomin': TEODROSS AVERY / DON LITTLETON] *Advance Tix available NOW!

Posted by Jo- Koo on May 20, 2018 at 12:41pm 33 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LA WeeklyImage may contain: 1 person

+ w/ JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Big Bass Voice" Matt Gibson @ no extra…

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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE Sat., May 19th "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Every 3rd Sat. Night"

Posted by Jo- Koo on May 11, 2018 at 6:18am 1 Comment

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" Featuring: LA's Funniest Female Comedians ~ 

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"Ladies Love Laughter Comedy Show hosted by Ramona Stephens featuring LA'S funniest female comedians Saturday April 21st will be celebrating Megashia Jackson's She Konda Birthday party! $10 admission. If you like laughter and…

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*Live REGGAE music* African Fashion Sho- BLACK History month Sun., Feb. 18th · 5PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on February 18, 2018 at 11:39am 0 Comments

"The 'real deal' Live REGGAE music in the Village @ The 'new' World STAGE Yeah Mon!" (af'tanoon~early evenin') 

The World Stage:  website

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JON MAYER Trio "CD Release Party" @ The World STAGE

Posted by Jo- Koo on February 1, 2018 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery + "The Big Voice" of Matt Gibson, MC @ no extra charge…

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The CLAYTON CAMERON Quartet (update) • DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Jan. 26th 9PM ~ midnight

Posted by Jo- Koo on January 26, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery   Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

  - Update: Quintet minus 1 Doug Webb = Quartet - …

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Intro to Robo: An interactive robotics carnival for at-risk youth

Posted by Living Advantage, Inc. on January 25, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Living Advantage Inc. invites you to our annual event “Intro to Robo,” a hands-on robotics exhibition on March 22 at the Galen Center at USC.…

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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

Leimert Park Beat

The World STAGE "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents: 2018 Calendar/Schedule [Upcomin': TEODROSS AVERY / DON LITTLETON] *Advance Tix available NOW!

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) ~  Image may contain: night

pic by Mekala Session 

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"STONE RAIDERS" JP, "The Munch" 'n Will @ STAGE ¡Two (2) Nites! Fri. 23rd and Sat. 24th 9PM ~

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3)             

Incl. Master of Ceremony - Jeffrey Winston,…

Dominique DiPrima · Frontpage · KJLH 102.3FM "Radio Free" Weekdays 4:30am – 6am "Wake-up - wake-uP" [She'z back BUT...]

 Dominique DiPrima's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person, smiling   + Post: Front Page Community Calendar / Local Happenings - But, but, but wha-? No non-profit 'new' World STAGE events listed on Community Calendar? Wuz-up wit dat? Facebook Friend To: Dwight Trible, STAGE Executive Director ahso!" -  …

 
 
 

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DON LITTLETON "Music 'n Poetry" Feat. Robert J. Carmack @ The 'new' World STAGE at The World Stage - Art, Education, Performance-Gallery "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

May 26, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) Incl. Master of Ceremony - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Biggest Voice in-the-World" Matt Gibson @ no extra charge ¿TBD?  .World Stage Performance Gallery Presents:"Elephants Nda’ Park Band"Don…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post The World STAGE "Spring '18 Jazz Concert Series +" May [Upcomin': TEODROSS AVERY / DON LITTLETON] *Advance Tix available NOW!
"What's Hot? Weekly Best Bets 4 Live Jazz L.A. Friday 5/25 – Saxophonist Teodross Avery Saturday 5/26 – Percussionist Don Littleton both @ The World Stage"
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KEVIN YOKOTA - drummer @ Grand Central Market - Jazz Night "live" (free) at Grand Central Market - Hill St. side (next To: GMB Coffee & Golden Road Brewery)

May 20, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm
   Drummer/Producer Kevin Yokota grew up on his family's 30 acre stone-fruit and raisin farm in the small San Joaquin Valley town of Kingsburg, California. After high school, Yokota moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he received his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton School of Music.    Kevin currently resides in South Pasadena and is an in-demand session/touring drummer and educator. …See More
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KEVIN YOKOTA - drummer @ Grand Central Market - Jazz Night "live" at Grand Central Market

May 20, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm
   Drummer/Producer Kevin Yokota grew up on his family's 30 acre stone-fruit and raisin farm in the small San Joaquin Valley town of Kingsburg, California. After high school, Yokota moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he received his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton School of Music.    Kevin currently resides in South Pasadena and is an in-demand session/touring drummer and educator. …See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event MUNYUNGO JACKSON "Jungle Jazz" DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE Fri., 18th 9PM
"L.A. previews May 18-24: Munyungo Jackson Fri. May 18 -- World-class percussionist Munyungo Jackson puts his talents behind a band of his choosing (and he can get anyone). At the World Stage, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park 90008; 9pm…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event 2018 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE (*update)
"Munyungo! JACKSON "Jungle Jazz" DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE Fri., May 18th 9PM ~ "Back by Popular Demand"  Look at Munyungo Jackson playing with Stevie Wonder at the Global Citizens Festival. "
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"Tomorrow Nite Fri., May 18th  9PM ~ LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 5/18 9:00PM – Munyungo Jackson's Jungle Jazz – The World Stage – South L.A.        Jazz Non-Profit"
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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

University terminates two Engemann administrators in wake of gynecologist’s alleged misconduct

Two USC administrators at the Engemann Student Health Center were terminated  following the University’s memorandum earlier this week detailing the sexually inappropriate and racially discriminatory conduct of former Engemann gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. Keck School of Medicine Interim Medical Director and Engemann Lead Physician William Leavitt, as well as Engemann Executive Director Tammie Akiyoshi were […]

The post University terminates two Engemann administrators in wake of gynecologist’s alleged misconduct appeared first on Daily Trojan.

University receives 85 responses regarding health center doctor accused of misconduct

In the memo, Senior Vice President for Administration Todd Dickey and Provost Michael Quick thanked those who reported their experiences with gynecologist George Tyndall.

The post University receives 85 responses regarding health center doctor accused of misconduct appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC Keck partners with NIH for All of Us program

The initiative aims to gather health data from a diverse pool of participants in Los Angeles County.

The post USC Keck partners with NIH for All of Us program appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Echo Park Online

Pasadena rapper KStone talks Childhood, Incarceration, and Music (Exclusive Interview)

Mistah Wilson: Yo KStone, what's good wit it! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! Before we get further into it, what was it like growing up in Pasadena, CA and what does it mean to be from tha City of Roses?…

CicLAvia on SUNDAY 10/8/17

Friends:
The next CicLAvia is taking place this Sunday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with hubs located in Chinatown, downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, and right here in Echo Park.
The following streets in the 13th District will be closed during CicLAvia:

  • Glendale Boulevard from Bellevue Avenue to Beverly…

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

This coming Sunday, October 8, we will be blessing the animals during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Echo Park United Methodist Church.  If you have an animal companion that you would like to have blessed, feel free to bring it with you during worship. At the…

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