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USC Community News

Grant supports USC Viterbi research into more efficient cellphones, computers

Han Wang receives coveted Army Research Office Young Investigator Award.

Think you’re getting less sleep? You’re not alone

A new study finds more Americans are getting less sleep. Find out what you can do about it.

Disease risk seen in disrupted biological clock, USC study shows

A clash between modern lifestyles and circadian rhythms can lead to the development of obesity and breast cancer, USC scientist says

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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 …

San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro High Football Is 2018 CIF-LACS Division 1 Champs

TORRANCE - With nine games in the books for the 2018 season, San Pedro High football was mired in a four-game losing streak with a 3-6 record, wondering how they would turn their season around.
A month and five straight victories later... the Pirates are feeling like they're on top of the world.
It wasn't easy, but sixth-seeded San Pedro thwarted a…

Humana Offers Support for Californians Impacted by the Southern California Wildfires

Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced it has launched a series of efforts to assist its members, employees and communities in southern California impacted by the Hill and Woolsey wildfires.

 

Among those measures, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and health plan members to include any individual who may need help and support coping with the…

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…

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 …

Silver Lake Star

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Trying to feel the holiday spirit?

Maybe you're looking for a way to sing carols to those coming to a pantry for food and a senior facility in Silver Lake? Or you lean towards lighting the Advent wreath and hearing stories about the perils and pleasures of…

Special Screening: The Other Side - A Queer History's Last Call

In honor of World AIDS Day, a special screening of filmmaker Jane Cantillon's "The Other Side - A Queer History's Last Call"

Saturday, December 1, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Silver Lake Library main reading room,…

WHERE and HOW to Take the LMU Reservoir Open Space Survey

Residents and stakeholders have three opportunities to take the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Open Space Study, which is being conducted by Loyola Marymount University Center for Urban Resilience (CURes), in partnership with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.

  1. LMU students are conducting the survey at reservoir and…
 

Blog Posts

The World Stage 2018 "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" [Returns Jan. 2019] *Updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 11, 2018 at 12:40am 64 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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CHARLES OWENS " La-La Landz' 'Sax-Man' " @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Dec. 8th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 8, 2018 at 3:00am 2 Comments

   Pictured:  Henry Franklin | "Seasoned Series' Yr. End Concert Closer" | Theo SandersImage may contain: 4 people, people smiling  Don Littleton (formated pics. w/o names) | Charles Owens

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Image result for charles owens  Maestro Charles Owens, Band Leader &…

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SHEREE BROWN and Friends · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Dec. 7th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 7, 2018 at 2:30am 1 Comment

An Intimate Performance - "w/ diverse, multi-genre, Song-Writer/Songstress' -  O-!

Sheree Brown, Headliner - voice & guitar 

"80's Capital Record, successful pop/r&b/dance music artist + song-writer collaborator w/ Patrice Rushen & Kirk Franklin." - …

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BLACK NILE w/ The Brothaz SHAW - AARON 'n LAWRENCE Co-Leaders · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Dec. 1st, 9PM *updates-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 1, 2018 at 12:00am 1 Comment

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?.…

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THE BLUE MORNING Quintet • DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Nov. 30th, 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 30, 2018 at 7:00am 1 Comment

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 " Back To: The STAGE in the Village 'Welcome Back' BMQ evolved from Abdul Latif's (J)azz Workshop @ TWS"

Sophisticated Lady - early BMQ @ The 'old' World Stage w/? (check-it-out)

Back at the Chicken Shack - "Recorded back-in-the-day of Dolores Petersen's Hollywood Studio,…

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RICKIE BYARS " 'World Tour' CD Release Party " DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Nov. 24th 8PM ~ *update-TIX*

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 24, 2018 at 12:30am 2 Comments

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: 1 person, text

EXCITING NEWS!!!!

"The wait is over, we are having my album release celebration this…

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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 +" [Returns Jan. 2019]

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,…

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz 'new' JAM SESSION • DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Mon., Dec. 10th 9PM-MidNite ~

[PRESS RELEASE]  Feat. Class of  2020  'New' Class of Musicians! 'New' Jam!! 'New' STAGE!!!  $5

(All Ages Welcome)

Co-Presented & graphics by Holly…

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., Dec. 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)

January 19, 2019 at 9pm to December 21, 2019 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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Lucy Pollak posted an event

59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

December 24, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm
L.A.’s largest holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family!. Join this year’s co-hosts, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán and actor Brian White (upcoming 2019 series Ambitions, Bronx SIU, Ray Donovan), as over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season. The entire 3-hour show will be broadcast live by PBS SoCal and KCET, and streamed live at pbssocal.org.…See More
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Jo- Koo posted a blog post

[News Flash] TMIJP ENSEMBLE CLASS of 2020 JAMz "All Ages Welcome" Mon., Dec. 10th 9PM to Midnight ($5) "Encore" Yr.End Closer]

performing arts LIVE:  EVENT(S).LPBEVENTS NEWS (feat.) Blog Post PHOTOS LATEST ACTIVITY Comment(s)The Soul of L.A. The…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance 'new'‎ Jam Session @ The 'new' World Stage
"LA Jazz Quick Calendar Monday 12/10  9:00PM - Thelonious Monk Institute (of Jazz Performance) Jam Session - (feat. Ensemble Class of 2020 "All Ages Welcome") The World Stage - SouthL.A.('s Leimert Park)  …"
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Jo- Koo posted a photo

[New In Your Area] TMIJP Ensemble CLASS of 2020 JAMz

"All Welcome - All Ages - Instrumentalists,Vocalists & Audience" (friendly cross-town rival participation encouraged)"Life And Musik!" - Dr. Teodross Avery"Autumn Jazz Concert Series +"·"Year-End Closer""Special" To: The 'new' World Stage "A…
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post CHARLES OWENS " La-La Landz' 'Sax-Man' " @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Dec. 8th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX* [TONIGHT]
"(as per) Live On-Air (mention) by Mark Maxwell, Host aka "Humble Facilitator" (20 yr.veteran) RISE on KPFK   "And Charles Owens is goin' 2b performin' this Sat. @ TWS. I think i mention'd that a few…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post CHARLES OWENS " La-La Landz' 'Sax-Man' " @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Dec. 8th 9PM ~ *updatez-TIX* [Tommorow Night]
"L.A. previews December 7-13:  Charles Owens Sat. Dec. 8 -- Veteran saxist Charles Owens shows off his wide knowledge and peerless chops with an all-star ensemble featuring pianist Theo Saunders, bassist Henry Franklin and drummer Don…"
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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance 'new'‎ Jam Session @ The 'new' World Stage at The World Stage Art, Education and Performance Gallery " 'Best Jazz Jam'·'Best South L.A. Jazz Club' " - LAWeekly

December 10, 2018 at 9pm to December 11, 2018 at 12am
Co-Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery a non profit 501(c)(3).Autumn Jazz Concert Series + TMIJP Class of 2020 JAMz "In the Village of Leimert Park"UCLAs' Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance-Ensemble/Herb Alpert School of Music . JAM SESSION This is an all ages event! (incl. friendly cross town rivals) Audience Encouraged. Admission $5Join us for a jam session at the renowned World Stage, a cultural landmark…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

Vice President for Student Affairs to leave USC next year

Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry announced that he will leave USC next year to become Vice President for Students at the University of British Columbia. In a campuswide email on Tuesday, Carry said he will stay until next April to prepare the position for his successor. “I have nothing but gratitude for my […]

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Expo Line train fatally hits pedestrian near USC

The incident caused a near 20-minute delay on the Expo Line Thursday evening.

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Students release fourth issue of arts magazine

USC’s student-run arts magazine Palaver published its fourth issue this month, marking its second full year of publication after a seven year hiatus.

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