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USC Community News

Ben Kingsley reflects on Gandhi, other top projects at Spotlight@SDA event

The Oscar-winning actor looks back at a stellar career that once included work with 300,000 extras and a funeral carriage.

Class action settlement announced

The university has reached agreement in principle on a $215 million class action settlement that will compensate students who received women's health services from Dr. George Tyndall at USC's student health center.

As D.C. intern, USC student studies history of slavery in the nation’s capital

Working at the White House Historical Association, Kelsey Kaline establishes a timeline on the topic by combing through documents, wills, diaries and correspondence.

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South LA Report

Intersections South LA is moving

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

+ Click here to continue reading news and stories about South LA (and beyond). All of the previously published stories from Intersections South LA will be archived and continue to be available here.

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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

Oops, they did it again!


The women of Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 have done it again. They got together to spend a evening dining, painting a picture and bidding on items up for auction. All to benefit the Culver City High School Homeless Children.

There are nearly 200 teens attending Culver City High School who are homeless. On top of the usual angst high schoolers face, these children also worry about basic survival essentials; finding shelter, food, and a way of keeping clean. The Culver City United…

2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Boasting gourmet noshes and sips from dozens of local restaurants, food vendors and wine and spirits brands, the 2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival benefiting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels will take place Saturday and …

Don't Miss ➡ "Trane Stories" A Tribute To: John Coltrane at MCLM • Sun., July 15th ♪ 12:30PM - 4:30PM [Student Accessibility ½ price] *update*

 Image result for john coltrane       CD soundtrack
 Tribute To: John Coltrane  feat. - Dwight Trible - vocal / Dr. Teodross Avery - sax & *conversation*
 …Mayme A.Clayton Library & Museum

San Pedro News Pilot

The Best Of The Past Five Years For San Pedro Prep Sports

In early July 2013 I took on the role of a sports columnist for San Pedro Today magazine, and since then, I have seen a rise of spectacular student athletes and special teams that have made my hometown a beautiful place to live. Some teams stood out more than others, even if they brought home a CIF…

Mary Star's Alessandra Samperio: 2018 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball

Elizabeth Sambrano.

Sarah Gascon.

The Vitalich sisters.

And now Alessandra Samperio.

The Mary Star High softball pitching sensation, All-CIF Southern Section Division 6 selection, 2018 Camino Real League Pitcher Of The Year and 2018…

A San Pedro Story Generations in the Making

Author David G. Freligh is a San Pedran through and through. And his latest novel builds upon a lifetime of memories growing up in the city by sea. 

David, his mother, Cleo, and his father, Everett, all have “PhD’s,” Pedro…

Culver City Times

Oops, they did it again!


The women of Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 have done it again. They got together to spend a evening dining, painting a picture and bidding on items up for auction. All to benefit the Culver City High School Homeless Children.

There are nearly 200 teens attending Culver City High School who are homeless. On top of the usual angst high schoolers face, these children also worry about basic survival essentials; finding shelter, food, and a way of keeping clean. The Culver City United…

2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Boasting gourmet noshes and sips from dozens of local restaurants, food vendors and wine and spirits brands, the 2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival benefiting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels will take place Saturday and …

Don't Miss ➡ "Trane Stories" A Tribute To: John Coltrane at MCLM • Sun., July 15th ♪ 12:30PM - 4:30PM [Student Accessibility ½ price] *update*

 Image result for john coltrane       CD soundtrack
 Tribute To: John Coltrane  feat. - Dwight Trible - vocal / Dr. Teodross Avery - sax & *conversation*
 …Mayme A.Clayton Library & Museum

Silver Lake Star

DECISIONS, DECISIONS: VIRTUAL TOUR OR OPEN HOUSE?

BOTH virtual tour and open house party on the weekend. Why not? Tiao Properties is bringing a beautiful Silver Lake 2 bedroom, 1 bath indoor/outdoor living & entertainment house to market. Located above 365 by Whole Foods, this sanctuary is available to tour online at virtual tour. Plus, come enjoy music, drinks and…

24th Annual Music Box Steps Day

A festival for the whole family that…

LA SAN 2018 Community Roadshow

Tuesday, October 23rd, 6 - 7:30 PM
Friendship Auditorium…

 

Blog Posts

The JACQUES LESURE Swingin' and Grovin' Collective · DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Oct. 26th 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on October 21, 2018 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

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Jacques Lesure, Band Leader - guitar

   Veteran and master musician Jacques Lesure brings some SERIOUS super heavyweights with him to the Stage that are GUARANTEED to school you on swingin' and groovin'! Always a crowd favorite, Jacques and his collective of SUPERNOVA heavy-hitters never fail to take the audience on a hard-driving journey of…

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The World Stage 2018 "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" [Upcomin' Oct.: Fri., 26th - JACQUES LEASURE | Sat., 27th - Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra] *Updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on October 21, 2018 at 2:20pm 58 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…

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The PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA "Home Coming" @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Oct. 27th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on October 21, 2018 at 7:20am 0 Comments

SPECIAL TO: The 'new' World STAGE - "  'Home Coming' 'Welcome Home PAPA.!' Come 'Welcome Home!' The Ark' aka Arkestra. Cuz; been longtime 'n PAPA'z got a brand new band " -  O-!

Co-Band Leaders: /\/\'n/\/\ Session & Son ~…

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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Every 3rd Sat. Night 9PM ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on October 20, 2018 at 1:40pm 4 Comments

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 ~ 

"I'd be honored to see your beautiful smiling faces in the audience. This show is 4 years old and it is one of the longest-running female shows in the country hosted by yours truly" -
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"Come out,,, , check out,,, laugh…

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JOSHUA WHITE/ALEX CLINE Duo · DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Oct. 19th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on October 20, 2018 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Joshua White - keyboards & electronics        ☯                               drums & percussion - Alex ClineThe White-Cline Duo | world stage

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Joshua White"daring and courageous approach to improvisation on the cutting edge of innovation. He is his own man..." -…

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In Honor of BILLY HIGGINS "Birthday Week Celebration'' CLAYTON CAMERON - Workshop 3PM | Concert 9PM w/ "Special Guest ⭐" @ The World STAGE *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

  Fri. 12th - Billy Higgins - " 'Birthday Celebration'·'M'Boom Type Thang'·'Percussionists Presentation' " In Honor of The World Stage Co-Founder & "most widely recorded drummer in (J)azz" - †           

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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 '18 "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" Calendar/Schedule [Upcomin' Oct.: Fri., 26th - JACQUES LEASURE | Sat. Oct. 27th - P.A.P.A.] *Updatez*

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  Mekala Session,…

JEFF PARKER, VINNY GOLIA , ALEX CLINE + Michael ALVIDREZ* • DwighTrible Presents "Progressive Fore!" @ STAGE Fri., Aug. 17th '18 9PM ~ [Back-By-Popular-Demand] (*updates - Tix*)

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? 

 Image may contain: 2 people, people on stage and people playing musical instruments  …
 
 
 

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LADIES LO❤️E LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The 'new' STAGE Sat., Sept., 15th "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Every 3rd Sat. Night *updatez - TIX* at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3)

November 17, 2018 at 9pm to December 15, 2018 at 11:30pm
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 ~ "I'd be honored to see your beautiful smiling faces in the audience. This show is 4 years old and it is one of the longest-running female shows in the country hosted by yours truly" -"Come out,,, , check out,,, laugh out,, LOUD The best time, only 10$" -"I'm so EXCITED about my life! " -…See More
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"Members Only" at The LATC at The Los Angeles Theatre Center

October 25, 2018 at 8pm to November 18, 2018 at 3pm
A roller-coaster ride to redemption. The year is 1982: the golden age of boxing, the dying gasp of disco, the flowering of identity politics — a time before AIDS had a name. Two decades have taken their toll on Pedro Quinn, a gay Latino prizefighter still fighting well into his 40s, ducking his living-legend status and mourning a man he killed in the ring years ago. Meanwhile, a new generation continues to push the cultural and sexual envelope in and out of the ring. Oct. 25-Nov. 18 at The Los…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post JOSHUA WHITE/ALEX CLINE Duo · DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Oct. 19th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX* [TONIGHT]
"L.A. previews October 19-25: Joshua White, ...  Fri. Oct. 19 -- A sympathetic piano-drums duo of musicians who can travel both deep inside and far outside: Joshua White & Alex Cline. At the World Stage, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post JOSHUA WHITE/ALEX CLINE Duo · DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Oct. 19th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 10/19  9:00PM – Joshua White & Alex Cline (Duo) –  (Autumn Jazz Concert Series +) The ('new') World Stage – South L.A.('s Leimert…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post JOSHUA WHITE/ALEX CLINE Duo · DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Oct. 19th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 10/19  9:00PM – Joshua White & Alex Cline (Duo) –  (Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" The ('new') World Stage – South L.A.('s Leimert…"
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Desert Rats at The LATC at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, Avalos Theatre

October 25, 2018 at 8pm to November 18, 2018 at 3pm
A dark comedy about life and crime in America's contemporary West. In a squalid motel room on a hellish day in Barstow, brothers Frank and Jesse plan a kidnapping. When day turns into night and their hostage is brought out of the trunk, the siblings find their troubles have just begun. Oct. 25-Nov. 18 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; $24- $52; For reservations and information, call (866) 811-4111 or go to…See More
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"Lord Knows I'm a Country Girl", by Storyteller Barbara H. Clark at Institute of Musical Arts

November 3, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back our very own Storyteller Barbara H. Clark in “Lord Knows I’m A Country Girl”, a solo performance of original stories. Barbara, a multi- award winning storyteller, never shies away from challenging issues.

 "You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl." .... It took a visit "back home" for Barbara to learn the truth of that saying. Now she shares with us some of…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

USC reaches proposed $215 million settlement in Tyndall sexual abuse case

USC agreed to a $215 million settlement for a class action lawsuit brought by victims of former campus gynecologist George Tyndall on Friday.

The post USC reaches proposed $215 million settlement in Tyndall sexual abuse case appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Professor to publish book following lives of veterans

The nonfiction novel will focus on the experience of five multigenerational veterans.

The post Professor to publish book following lives of veterans appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Pub to join other alcohol-serving restaurants

Rock & Reilly’s opening in USC Village has drawn attention to fake ID usage by students.

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