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Taco Wednesday, selfies help alum bring old-school restaurant into the Instagram age

Omar Lopez changed his family's decades-old Mexican nightclub using entrepreneurial skills learned at USC Marshall.

New map may lead to drug development for complex brain disorders

A study of protein interactions could be the first step to finding treatments that focus on problematic pathways, USC researcher says.

Older island-dwelling Puerto Ricans in better health than older adults in the U.S.

Findings from a USC gerontology study show that Puerto Ricans were less likely to report limitations in their activities.

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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

BUSTER WILLIAMS 75th Birthday Tour Concert w/ "Something More" @ Nate Holder Performing Arts Ct. Sat., Jun. 24th 8PM

   Buster Williams - "George! Is that you George?! Is that U?!" (as told by) "GA" (special story, inside joke 'bout _?_) 

   JazzB Buster

 “Bassist Buster Williams is one of the key players in modern (J)azz with a rock-solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Buster's musicianship is impeccable and his rhythmic…

ComeUnity Festival & Fandang Obon @ Westside Park Sun., Jun. 4th 1-5PM (free)

This event celebrates the long established relationship between people of Mexican, Japanese & African ancestry in LA.

Image may contain: 2 people, text  EVERYTHING IS FREE…

Birthdays

Birthdays Tomorrow

San Pedro News Pilot

The Neighborhood Councils of Los Angeles

I’m sorry, but I just have to laugh at all the contentious rhetoric I read (primarily on Facebook) about the Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils in San Pedro.

There are currently 97 Neighborhood Councils within the city limits, each with a $42K annual budget and a corresponding Department of Neighborhood Empowerment within City Hall. "Department of Neighborhood Empowerment," now that’s funny... if it weren't so sad.  Let’s see, 97 X $42,000.  That’s over 4…

APPLY NOW FOR THE SAN PEDRO ♥ FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DANCE + OTHER AREAS - SEPT 17, 2017 EVENT

DEADLINE DANCE COMPANY OR SCHOOL APPLICATIONS- JULY 15, 2017

The San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts is a free family event featuring dance, music & Visual Arts/Crafts Booths this year taking place in the Courtyard of Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. This will be its 11th year.…

San Pedro Prep Sports 2016-2017 Final Year In Review

San Pedro News Pilot 2016-2017 Prep Sports Player/Athletes Of The Year
Football: Nick Ford & Raymond Geha (San…

Culver City Times

BUSTER WILLIAMS 75th Birthday Tour Concert w/ "Something More" @ Nate Holder Performing Arts Ct. Sat., Jun. 24th 8PM

   Buster Williams - "George! Is that you George?! Is that U?!" (as told by) "GA" (special story, inside joke 'bout _?_) 

   JazzB Buster

 “Bassist Buster Williams is one of the key players in modern (J)azz with a rock-solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Buster's musicianship is impeccable and his rhythmic…

ComeUnity Festival & Fandang Obon @ Westside Park Sun., Jun. 4th 1-5PM (free)

This event celebrates the long established relationship between people of Mexican, Japanese & African ancestry in LA.

Image may contain: 2 people, text  EVERYTHING IS FREE…

Silver Lake Star

ARTIST RECEPTION: Siri France

Night Palm is a newer shop, across from Leila Thai on Silver Lake Blvd. with curated items to give your pad Silver Lake style. They even have created a gender neutral scent for taking your style out on the town. We encourage you to drop in soon, and then circle back on Tuesday, August 3 for community, beverages and art.…

SILVER LAKE COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Silver Lake Comedy Fest is coming to El Cid in less than two weeks bringing many, seasoned comedians to Silver Lake's classic location for great eating and entertainment. The expected sold out crowd will benefit a number of our own local charities.

Host: Ryan…

L A YOGA MAGAZINE FEATURED YOGI WHO PRACTICES IN SILVER LAKE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SILVER LAKE STAR THEA PUESCHEL and many happy returns to our beloved, inspirational Yogi and Hypnotherapist.
​Thea Pueschel has been bringing her "accept your body as is" form of yoga practice to Atwater Village and environs for years. Now, we are happy to announce that she has ​started offering…
 

Blog Posts

AL WILLIAMS / HENRY FRANKLIN Quartet · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE · Sat., Jul. 29th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on July 24, 2017 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Jazz Concert Series ~

The Jazz Society entrepreneur 

& Skipper team-up as Co-Band Leaders "Two So(u)LA-Cali Jazz icons" - Image result for Al Williams & Henry Franklin        Image result for henry franklin, bassist    

                   Al Williams - drums                                            …

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DwighTrible Presents: The 'new' World STAGE "Summer Jazz Series" Ad-Card Schedule

Posted by Jo- Koo on July 22, 2017 at 7:00am 8 Comments

 "LOl" - Mekala Session (personal copy w/ hand numbered correction)  Additional Updates (below) No automatic alt text available.

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SHANA TUCKER "Woman's Work" DEBUT · DwighTrible Presents: @ STAGE Fri., Jul. 21st 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on July 21, 2017 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer Concert Series" ~

" Brace yoself, 4 her 'Eclectic Music Tapestry'. Come experience herstory, ChamberSoul™ So(u)LA-SoCali. " -…

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PROPHECY: BILLY CHILDS & PAUL CALDERON "Music-Poetry Collaboration" · DwighTrible Presents: @ Stage Fri., Jul. 14th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on July 15, 2017 at 2:14am 2 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Jazz Concert Series ~

"Share a unique evening of Jazz-funk-fusion and Spoken Word with Prophecy." - BC, Three-time Grammy Award-winner "Consummate!" -  

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 "An artist drew…
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Help the Billy Jones Band make Music Videos!!

Posted by billy jones bluez on July 13, 2017 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

Help The Billy Jones Band make Music Videos for their NEW cd! ...please donate to our KickStarter fund.
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JOSHUA WHITE Trio DwighTrible Presents: @ The World Stage Sat., Jul. 8th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on July 8, 2017 at 11:44pm 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer Jazz Concert Series" ~ "The best young Jazz pianist, genius, Monk reincarnated - music séance? Come To: The STAGE U decide." -  O-!

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 Joshua White, Band Leader - piano

 Dean Hulett -…

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MUNYUNGO's Jungle Jazz w/ "special guest artist" Gralin Jerald · DwighTrible Presents: "Summer Jazz Concert Series" Fri., Jul. 7th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on July 7, 2017 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Jazz Concert Series ~ OH GOD...!!!  MY FACE CHANGED...!!!    No automatic alt text available.    Inline image

Munyungo Jackson, Band Leader - percussion

Gralin Jerald, Special Guest Artist - vocal & instrument(s)?
Erroll Cooney - guitar
Isaias Elpes - bass
Aaron…
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Paul Beaubrun "Live Music" @ CAAM Sun., Jul. 2nd 2-4PM (free)

Posted by Jo- Koo on June 28, 2017 at 12:06pm 1 Comment

 

 California African American Museum - All Public Programs at CAAM  are FREE!  - RSVP: 213.744.2024

 

 Haitian musician Paul Beaubrun treats us to the transfixing music he calls Roots/Blues. Beaubrun plays at many of the most coveted…

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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

CLAYTON CAMERON · DwighTrible Presents "Summer" Jazz Concert Series @ STAGE · Sat., Jul. 22nd 9PM ¡LIVE!

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Concert Series 

"Master of Brushes" Clayton Cameron, Band Leader - drummer  "wrote-the-book"  -   Image result for clayton cameron

Clayton Cameron, Band Leader - drums  

"Tribute to my "multi percussion instrumentalist heroes" Max Roach, Art Blakey, Tony Williams and More..." -…

SHANA TUCKER ♀ Women's Work ♀ DwighTrible Presents: "Summer" Concert Series @ STAGE Fri., Jul. 21st 9PM

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE -  Debut! "A SisterCentric Collective" STAGE Debut"...here's the full info... Women's Work is a bi-coastal collective of female musicians/composers/ songwriters" - photo: Lei Rivera for  LEI RIVERA PHOTOGRAPHY

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 "Featuring Steph Johnson - guitar/vocals, Melonie Grinnell - piano/keys, and Rob Thorsen - bass (San Diego); Shirazette Tinnin…

22nd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

July 29-30, 2017

Along Central Avenue
Between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue

Free to Attend

A full list of artists, times and locations here.

Enjoy the Beer & Wine Garden's first year at the Festival. All proceeds benefit Art and Youth programs in Council District 9.

Also featuring community pavilions:…

 
 
 

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AL WILLIAMS / HENRY FRANKLIN Quartet · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE · Sat., Jul. 29th 9PM

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of The 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Jazz Concert Series ~The Jazz Society entrepreneur & Skipper team-up as Co-Band Leaders "Two So(u)LA-Cali Jazz icons" -                              Al Williams - drums                                             Henry "Skipper" Franklin - bass   Al Williams drummer,…See More
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join Biggpwee @ Target "Grand Opennin" 'n USC Village L.A. Sat., Aug. 5th 11AM to 1PM (free) at Target

August 5, 2017 from 11am to 1pm
 Representin', KJLH Street Team BUT wha-t no Dominique DiPrima of The Front Page?!  Wuz-up wit dat?! -    Ampersand wuz-up wit duh Sunset & Western  location, ahso?! (mega-structure-eye-sorerus)-  O-!See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post DwighTrible Presents: The 'new' World STAGE "Summer Jazz Series" Ad-Card Schedule
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Help the Billy Jones Band make Music Videos!!

Help The Billy Jones Band make Music Videos for their NEW cd! ...please donate to our KickStarter fund. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/billyjonesbluez/funky-blues-and-southern-soul-volume-1 .. ...our NEW cd: Funky Blues…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post DwighTrible Presents: The 'new' World STAGE "Summer Jazz Series" Ad-Card Schedule
"Weekly Best Bets 4 Live Jazz L.A. & SoCali / What's Hot Friday 7/21  Cellist Shana Tucker & Women’s Work are at The World Stage in South L.A..  Saturday 7/22 – Clayton Cameron at The World Stage Drummer…"
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[NEWS RELEASE] Angelus Plaza Presents: Jazz Legend ROY McCURDY Fri., Jul. 28th 2PM (free) at Angelus Plaza

July 28, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
From: the desk of Mr. Jeffrey Winston, Angelus Plaza - Community Relations CoordinatorAngelus Plaza255 South Hill StreetLos Angeles, CA 90012 NEWS RELEASE           July 5, 2017                                                  CONTACT:  Jeffrey Winston           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             (213) 623-4352  ANGELUS PLAZA TO PRESENT JAZZ LEGEND ROY McCURDY       (Los Angeles, CA ---)  On July 28th, Angelus Plaza will host An Afternoon of Jazz,featuring The Roy…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post PROPHECY: BILLY CHILDS & PAUL CALDERON "Music-Poetry Collaboration" · DwighTrible Presents: @ The World Stage Fri., Jul. 14th 9PM ¡TONIGHT!
"L.A. previews July 14-20: Billy Childs  Fri. July 14 – Referencing the legacy of the Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron, Grammy hoarder Billy Childs presents Prophecy, wherein the keyboardist joins bassist Ben Shepherd and…"
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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

Target becomes first USC Village retailer to open for business

Target is the first retailer of the Village’s massive $700 million, mixed-use retail and residential space to open its doors. The USC Village will house 2,700 USC students and accompany 134,000 feet of retail shops such as Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop and Bank of America. Target opened its doors for a few […]

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USC opens investigation, moves to terminate former Keck dean

USC will take steps to terminate former Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito and strip him of his faculty tenure after reviewing evidence of his prior drug use, Provost Michael Quick announced Friday in a letter to the USC faculty. These steps include hiring an outside attorney to investigate the allegations against Puliafito, as […]

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USC Village prepares to welcome 2,700 students home

On Aug. 17, USC Village and its eight new residential colleges will open its doors to about 2,700 undergraduate residents. The $650 million project is currently undergoing final touches before its debut this fall. The introduction of eight new residential colleges will increase university housing options and expand on the development of the University’s new […]

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