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USC Community News

Improved air quality leads to fewer L.A.-area kids developing asthma

USC scientists have linked nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter reductions to a decrease in new asthma cases, reinforcing the health detriments of air pollution.

What geology reveals, and obscures, about North Korea’s nuclear weapons

A USC PhD candidate explains how geological knowledge of North Korea's nuclear test site could provide deeper insights into the nation's weapons capability.

The good that can come when we stop seeing cancer as a battle to win or lose

In an op-ed, USC's Sunita Puri notes many patients find it empowering to describe themselves as "fighting" and "beating" cancer. But others say that very language divides the sick into winners and losers, and can allow patients to hide some deeply felt emotions.

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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…

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San Pedro News Pilot

HUGH von KLEIST Duo - Jazz w/ Guest HIDEAKI TOKUNAGA @ The Whale and Ale - Sundays 5 - 7:30PM ~ *updatez*

"He-Day" - guitar "Heavy Sushi meets Wes Montgomery"  |  Hugh von Kleist - sax "loving music... blowin' gold..."

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TW&A: website -…

Mary Star High Girls Basketball Achieves Historic First

No one in anyone's wildest dreams six years ago that after 30 regular season games, the Mary Star High girls basketball team would accomplish something as a postseason run extended beyond the CIF-Southern Section.

When coach Victor Tuberosi took over the job at the start of the 2013-2014 season, the Stars eventually lost every single league game and…

2019 Prep Softball Preview: SP, MS & POLA Are Solid Once Again

If there is one sport in San Pedro, California that has brought about the most success in the high school sports world, it's definitely softball.

San Pedro has won 17 CIF-Los Angeles City Section championships and 25 league crowns. In only eight years, Port Of Los Angeles has won three CIF-LACS titles, while Mary Star has…

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…

Silver Lake Star

SILVER LAKE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2019

Buckle your lap belts, Silver Lake, because your belly is about to shake. Whether it's giggles on the beautiful patio at El Cid or knee-slapping LOL's inside on the Main Stage, we're going to enjoy a steady stream of silliness. Comedians as seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO and More will bring the humor, we'll support local charities! Hosted by Richy Leis of Comic Cure (and Silver Lake Chamber's Best of Silver Lake Awards). …

Gateway Project Deception

I’m a homeowner on Tularosa Drive and this week I thought I was about to sign a petition for “Affordable housing”. After asking a few more detailed questions it became quite clear that the petition was in fact to gain support for the Junction Gateway Project. 
A deceptive way to gain support for an unfavorable project, by presenting it as an "affordable housing issue". A photograph of their leaflet is attached. …

Inaugural Litter League Meet Up - 5/19

The Silver Lake Litter League is ON! Please join Councilmember David Ryu in launching this community-based clean-up project. They will meet Sunday May 19 at 10:00am at The Goods Mart, 3140 Sunset Boulevard, at Descanso Drive. Goods Mart will supply coffee,…
 

Blog Posts

The 'new' World Stage [Concert Schedule] May 2019 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on May 21, 2019 at 3:14am 87 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 Weekly 

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Weekends incl. - Fri/Sat - JW Master of Ceremonies…
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CNN TV (Pacific Time) Schedule w/ Wolf BLITZER, Erin BURNETT, Anderson COOPER, Chris CUOMO 'n Don LEMON + BETO O'ROURKE ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on May 20, 2019 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Weekdaze:  M-F - late Afternoons/Evenings ~

The Situation Room

2 & 3 PM PT
Wolf Blitzer brings you the latest in political news & international…
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CNN TV (Pacific Time) Weekend Schedule w/ VAN JONES "...Redemption..." / W. KAMAU BELL "...United Shades... ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on May 12, 2019 at 11:46am 0 Comments

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Evening - Sunday, May 12, 2019  " New sho- 'restorative justice' Series "
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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· DwighTrible Presents: May/June 2019 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" [SCHEDULE] ~ *updatez*

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

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May/June 2019 Calendar Schedule *(printed Ad Card available Now! But not online…

LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE [Every 3rd Sat. Nite] "Safe, Good Satdaze Nite 'n H'owler-dayz"

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Spring Jazz Concert Series +"

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The 'new' Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble 'new' JAM • DwighTrible Co-Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Mon., Apr. 1st 9PM-MidNite ~ [No Apr. Fools Night]

 'New' Jam @ The 'New' STAGE "Spring Jazz Concert Series +"•"Jazz Appreciation Month"•"All Ages Welcome" $5

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Feat. 'newly' re-named, 'Herbie Hancock' Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble - Class of 2020 …

 
 
 

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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

Family of slain student holds peace stand-in

“Stop the silence to stop the violence. We’re going to say something. Do something.” On Saturday, over 50 community members gathered on the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard, where USC student Victor McElhaney was shot and killed in early March, to call for the identification of the 21-year-old’s killers and justice for his […]

The post Family of slain student holds peace stand-in appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Valedictorian Ivana Giang encourages Class of 2019 to spread love

The gloomy morning weather was overshadowed by the buzz of excitement from over 19,000 graduates as they held up USC’s “Fight On” sign one last time at the 136th Commencement Ceremony Friday. Interim President Wanda Austin, valedictorian Ivana Giang and commencement speaker Karen Bass delivered remarks to the graduates and attendees at the main ceremony. […]

The post Valedictorian Ivana Giang encourages Class of 2019 to spread love appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Former soccer coach Laura Janke pleads guilty in college admissions bribery case

Former USC women’s assistant soccer coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge Tuesday. Janke created fake athletic profiles to admit the students of wealthy parents who bribed her and other University officials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme. In addition to Janke, several USC parents involved in the college admissions […]

The post Former soccer coach Laura Janke pleads guilty in college admissions bribery case 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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