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How intelligent workstations will use AI to improve health and happiness

Do you want to be warm or cold? Is it time to stand rather than sit? An interdisciplinary team -- made up of designers and USC professors -- is using AI to create tech-savvy desks with health and well-being in mind.

Study: TV’s Bones, Criminal Minds cross political divides

The study, from USC Annenberg's Norman Lear Center and futurePerfect Lab, found it was easier to predict a person's ideology based on their entertainment preferences than their demographics.

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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…

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

Results Are In! 2019 Neighborhood Council Election

Congratulations to those elected as Representative of their Regions. 

Click here to view the complete list of the Silver Lake…

"Out of the Box" Silver Lake Chamber Mixer - April 25th

Out of the Box – Silver Lake Chamber Mixer – April 25

Local business people become friends, enjoy refreshments and learn about each others' businesses!! Sponsors include Silver Lake Wine and The Satellite.

  • Date: April 25,…

Dine at Glendale IHOP for John Marshall High Alumni Association

Support John Marshall High Alumni Association by dining in at IHOP

Thursday, April 11, 7a-10p
Glendale IHOP
605 N. Glendale Ave., 91206

30% of every meal purchased will go toward John Marshall High Alumni Association's fundraising…

 

Blog Posts

TREVOR LAWRENCE Quintet Plus @ The World Stage Fri., Apr. 26th 9PM ~ *updatez* [TOMORROW NIGHT]

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on April 25, 2019 at 4:30am 1 Comment

 [Jazz Appreciation Month - Closer]  TLQ Plus -  "We will be playing our New Music. Songs from the new Album... Come Check Us Out! Hope to see you there!" - M.Y. (incl. pic./montage) For: T.L. 'n Quintet Plus?…Image may contain: 4 people, text

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

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on April 21, 2019 at 7:28am 86 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 Weekly2019 Jazz Appreciation Month Poster

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+ Weekends, Fri/Sat - JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or…
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JERRY QUICKLEY 'n "Supa Secret Guest Collabo- " @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Apr. 19th 9PM ~ [TGIF - Good Friday] *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on April 19, 2019 at 6:45pm 2 Comments

The only West Coast show of this  groundbreaking collaboration between "collabo-" ██████ & Jerry Quickley. "It's About To Go Down. It's a Celebration!" - JQ…

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CHIARTS JAZZ SEXTET 'new' Jam Session "Jazz Appreciation Month" @ The 'new' World STAGE Mon., Apri.15th 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on April 15, 2019 at 9:49am 1 Comment

"Spring Jazz Concert Series +"·"The Shape of Jazz to Come" All Ages welcome - Artists & Patrons

Tour 2019 Los Angeles, California

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Co-collaborators:

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The ChiArts Jazz Sextet is the top (J)azz ensemble at the Chicago…
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DON LITTLETON Elefantes En El Parque feat. Munyungo "Jazz Appreciation Month" @ STAGE Sat., Apr. 13th ~

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

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 Image may contain: 1 person Don Littleton aka "The Don" Littleton aka "The 'big bang' Littleton brotha", band leader - drums & purrrcussion

"a short clip of what's to come" - D.L.

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Personnel:  Elefantes En El Parque aka Elephants Nda Park (on the Latin side)

 See the source image Munyungo Jackson -…

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One Night w/ ROXANNE REESE "A Triple Treat Performer: Actress-Comedienne-Singer" Fri., Apr. 12th 9PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on April 11, 2019 at 10:03am 0 Comments

"Jazz Appreciation Month"·"Spring Jazz Concert Series +"·"Laughter & Song"Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text and closeup

TGIF:  "remarkably talented actress/singer/comedian *ROXANNE REESE* for an incredible evening of laughter and song" - TWS Media Team

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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: April 2019 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" [SCHEDULE] ~ *updatez* "Jazz Appreciation Month - Closer" TLQ Plus [TOMORROW NITE]

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) ~…

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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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"Come out,,, , check out,,,…

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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TREVOR LAWRENCE Quintet Plus Masumi YAMAMOTO, Henry FRANKLIN + Roy McCURDY n' Tony AUSTIN ~ at The World Stage Art, Education and Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3)

April 26, 2019 from 9pm to 11:30pm
TLQ Plus: presentin' a collection of contemporary Jazz works.     "The World Stage in L.A. is one of my favorite places to play, I’m so excited. - Masumi Yamamoto"Spring Jazz Concert Series"·"·"Jazz Appreciation Month - Closer"Trevor Lawrence & Masumi Yamamoto TLQ+ (studio sample)♪ - EVENT DETAILS: Image pic. - Trevor Lawrence, Band Leader - saxes "We will be playing our New Music. Songs from the new…See More
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TREVOR LAWRENCE Quintet Plus w/ Masumi YAMAMOTO, Henry Franklin, Roy McCURDY and Tony AUSTIN

Friday, April 26th, 9PM & 10:30PM $20At The 'new' World STAGE4321 Degnan Blvd., L.A.'s Leimert Park - Village
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LADIES LO❤️E LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The 'new' STAGE " Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - 3rd Sat. Night-of-the-Month *updatez - TIX* at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3)

April 20, 2019 from 9pm to 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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The 'new' World STAGE 2019 "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" *updatez* ~ at The World Stage

March 4, 2019 at 9pm to April 30, 2019 at 11:30pm
FYI:  *updatez* (see below)APRIL:  "Spring Jazz Concert Series +" "Jazz Appreciation Month"Mon., 1st - Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble - Class of 2020 Jam Session 9pm $5 "All Ages"Sat 6th - w/ Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra "Horace Tapscott Birthday Celebration" Opening Set by Madeline Lyons *(earlier start time…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

Dusting the runway: Angel Dust serves looks, queer community

Junior Angel Zayas, who performs under the drag persona Angel Dust, says drag can bring queer and non-queer communities together.

The post Dusting the runway: Angel Dust serves looks, queer community appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Topping Fund ratifies Charter of 2019

The document provides protocols for the Fund’s relationship with USC.

The post Topping Fund ratifies Charter of 2019 appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Office of Religious Life hosts vigil for victims of Sri Lanka terror attacks

Nearly 25 students, faculty and staff commemorated the victims of the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks at a vigil Wednesday.

The post Office of Religious Life hosts vigil for victims of Sri Lanka terror attacks 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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