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USC Community News

Earl Paysinger brings neighborhood knowledge to USC Civic Engagement post

After a 40-year career with the LAPD - much of it on the streets of South L.A. - he takes on USC's extensive efforts that connect it with the neighborhoods around the university's campuses.

Black Alumni Association ceremony welcomes new students

Pinning tradition celebrates the incoming Trojans and the powerful legacy of achievement and advancement at USC.

Kicking it: Public health program turns Uganda’s fields into grassy classrooms

Students from USC and Africa teach youngsters about gender roles, hygiene and soccer.

Two USC Viterbi researchers named among top ‘Innovators Under 35’

Nora Ayanian and Kelly Sanders are recognized by MIT Technology Review for their promising studies of robotics and energy.

New Trojans are immersed in USC traditions at rally, competition kickoff

Trojan Marching Band and the Song Girls join rally, march to Galen Center for Residential College Cup introduction.


South LA Report

Intersections South LA is moving

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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.


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Blog Posts

SPMG Media Announces the Release of "What the Devil Meant For Bad, God Used for My Good" Book

Posted by SPMG Media on May 5, 2016 at 5:54pm 0 Comments

Alexander's debut tell all What The Devil Meant for Bad, God Used for My Good, gives insight into her amazing story of personal tragedies and ultimate triumphs from a child to an adult. This transparent work leaves no room for questions. Within each chapter she shares how her faith empowered her to overcome life's…


Swim meets open to all adults

Posted by Anne Artley on April 21, 2016 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

Many remember scoring that goal or winning a race fondly from childhood. But growing up doesn’t have to mean the end of team sports! Two swimmers, Rossella Pescatori and Chris Wall, have kept competing as adults, which helps them both remember how they fell in love with the water in the first place.



Critcally Acclaimed Man Covets Bird returns to University Park!- Win FREE tickets!

Posted by 24th Street Theatre on February 9, 2016 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

24th Street Theatre brings back its critically acclaimed production (Los Angeles Times “Critics Choice,” KCRW's “Top 5 of 2015“ list, LA Observed “20 Highlights of LA Theater in 2015” and Bitter Lemons “Best of 2015”) Man Covets Bird, for six Sundays in 2016. Kicking off on Valentines Day at 3 pm, this unique love story for the modern family is an irresistible mix of…


University Park Fire Station Grand Opening Today

Posted by University Park Family on October 10, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.

LAFD Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas and

USC President C. L. Max Nikias

invite you to

USCFireStationNo15_GrandOpen_Flyer.pdf 1 9/17/15 11:27 AM

La Gran Celebración de

Apertura de




Sábado, 10 de Octubre del 2015

11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Estación de Bomberos 15

3000 South…


Make a difference in your community!!

Posted by Safe Streets Program on October 2, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

On behalf of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Good Neighbor Campaign and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Injury Prevention Program, the Safe Streets Program is excited to offer your students the opportunity to make a difference in the community! The Safe Streets Program wants to empower the students of the USC Family of Schools and help them become a driving force in the community.

The Safe Streets Mini-Grants contest is offered exclusively to schools in the USC…


Westen Avenue Clean Up Breakfast and Barbecue SATURDAY Oct. 3

Posted by University Park Family on October 2, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Come for a breakfast snack by 9 a.m. Clean up Western Avenue with partners from all over the neighborhood. Stay for lunch! From Expo to King.

Meet in MLK Park by the picnic tables.

Bring gloves, hat and sunscreen.

What street would you recommend needs a little freshening up?…


Parking around USC and Downtown Los Angeles

Posted by Cedrick Ngalande on July 15, 2015 at 1:45am 0 Comments

We have started a website to make parking easier and also have people make money from their home or office parking spots in  the Los Angeles area. You can search for available temporary private parking spots by simply typing in your destination address.

If you want to rent out your office or home parking spots (driveway), just list the spot on the website. You can rent out parking spots for any length of time, ranging from a few hours to  days or weeks. Very convenient on…


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
L.A. Urban Oasis Farmers Market
5010 11th Avenue
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


USC Farmers Market every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Storyteller Barbara H. Clark presents her new show, "A Question of Color" at Institute of Musical Arts

September 17, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
She’s back, and “loaded for bear!” On Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back our very own Storyteller Barbara H. Clark in A QUESTION OF COLOR, a solo performance of original stories. Barbara, a multi-award winning storyteller, never shies away from challenging issues. In this show, she asks the questions: “Is color, like beauty, only skin deep? Are we really "brothers under the skin"? Through humorous and inspirational personal stories, she…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

County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

North Area Neighborhood Development Council website and blog.

Daily Trojan

New student housing opens at HSC

Currie Hall features a fitness center, pool, grills, printers, study rooms and computers.

The post New student housing opens at HSC appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC researchers recognized for innovation

Viterbi faculty Nora Ayanian and Kelly Sanders will be honored by MIT in October.

The post USC researchers recognized for innovation appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Element housing complex misses completion date

Students have been relocated for the next few weeks, which many call an inconvenience.

The post Element housing complex misses completion date appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Echo Park Online

Echo Park Rising

Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in it’s 6th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and…



Breakfast with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell

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