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South LA Report

Timeline: South LA protests of the Ferguson decision

An hour-by-hour breakdown of the response on social media to a no-indictment decision in Ferguson

LA marches from Leimert Park to Downtown after Ferguson decision

"Hands up, don't shoot, hands up, fight back," chanted protesters.

Michael Brown protesters block freeway + City makes progress on South LA pocket park

Michael Brown protesters block freeway: Protesters in South L.A. were upset but not surprised by decision of a grand jury in Missouri not to indict the police officer who shot Brown. (L.A. Times) Avalon/Gage pocket park continues to take shape: The traffic island near Avalon Boulevard and Gage Avenue has transformed from a bleak set […]

Leimert Park Beat

Good news: Zambezi Bazaar announces triumphant return to Leimert Park Village

 The sisters sent the following message: "We know you've been waiting a long time for us to come back, and it's been a long and dedicated journey.  Please join us and share this announcement with your neighborhood, friends and family.  We looking forward to continuing our relationship with our community."…

Metro to Close Crenshaw Boulevard for 30 days to excavate box for light rail Crenshaw/Expo underground station


Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors tonight will close Crenshaw Boulevard, between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street, for 30 days to begin excavation of Crenshaw/Expo underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.


Metro encourages residents, commuters, business owners…

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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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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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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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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 …

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 resume to yourself…See More
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USC Community Computing Center posted a blog post

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 …

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 resume to yourself…See More
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"My Abuela's Kitchen" by Antonio Sacre at Institute of Musical Arts

November 22, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present "My Abuela's Kitchen", a solo performance by Storyteller Antonio Sacre. Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's stories are drawn from his personal history growing up bilingual and bicultural as a Cuban-Irish-American. Antonio is an internationally touring bilingual storyteller, award winning author, and solo performance artist, based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in Theater…See More
Nov 14
USC Community Computing Center's event was featured

Resume assistance at USC Community Computing Center

November 18, 2014 at 7pm to December 16, 2014 at 8pm
Weekly drop in free resume assistance! Tuesdays 7pm-8pm. Scheduled appointments also available by visiting our office or calling 213-821-3946. Please come prepared with a current resume available on USB drive or emailed to yourself, or with a brief outline of recent employment history to create a new resume. We look forward to working with you!See More
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Resume assistance at USC Community Computing Center

November 18, 2014 at 7pm to December 16, 2014 at 8pm
Weekly drop in free resume assistance! Tuesdays 7pm-8pm. Scheduled appointments also available by visiting our office or calling 213-821-3946. Please come prepared with a current resume available on USB drive or emailed to yourself, or with a brief outline of recent employment history to create a new resume. We look forward to working with you!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

Students hold campus demonstration against Ferguson decision

Students assembled near Tommy Trojan in a two-hour demonstration, protesting the Missouri grand jury's decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Darren Wilson.

In Photos: Ferguson protest reaches USC campus

Daily Trojan reporters and photographers were on the scene Monday night following the protesters marching near the university on Figueroa Street, causing the USC campus to lockdown. The demonstrators were protesting following a Missouri grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. For […]

Golf tournament held to raise money for scholarship

The scholarship is in honor of Sam Levine, a student who died in spring 2013.

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