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Obama coming to LA Trade-Tech, South LA high school catches fire + reward for fatal beating

Fox LA: Obama is hitting L.A. tomorrow with a stop at LA Trade-Technical College just south of downtown. LA Times: A roof fire yesterday destroyed the building of Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School on Western Avenue. NBC: A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the June attack of a man on [...]

Bicycling event CicLAvia coming to South LA + Pictures of shoes give new art project sole

NBC: Gigantic cycling event CicLAvia will come to South LA in December. Streetsblog: Artist Kim Abeles helps people understand life in others’ shoes– using the actual shoes themselves. Hartford Business: A new book follows a South LA entrepreneur as part of its narrative on rebuilding the path to the middle class. HutchinsonReport: Could a possible [...]

South LA Project Willowbrook wins national art award + LAUSD District 1 runoff election heats up

LA Times: Project Willowbrook, an in-depth assessment of Willowbrook’s artistic and creative flourishing,  won a national public art award. LA School Report: LAUSD’s runoff election for District 1, which covers South L.A., heats up before its August finale. ABC: An 8-year-old girl abducted by her biological mother outside a McDonald’s is returned home.  

Leimert Park Beat

FOURTH ANNUAL SHORTS AT CAAM OFFERS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK TO NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES

The California African American Museum (CAAM) encourages all independent filmmakers to submit their short films to be featured in CAAM’s fourth annual Shorts at CAAM. Directors, producers, writers, actors, and editors will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to new and diverse audiences, and speak about the creativity that sparked each film. Shorts at CAAM begins Saturday, August 16 through Sunday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Submissions accepted will…

NINA DANIELS: HER COMEDY IS SET TO KILL

By Olu Alemoru

Two years before she appeared in the same professional orbit of Kim Wayans – one of her artistic idols – rising alternative comedienne/actress Nina Daniels gave the poor woman a hell of a fright.

Spotting the “In Living Color”…

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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the University Park Area

Posted by Susan von Seggern on July 21, 2014 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged…

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Meet the neighborhood prosecutor tonight and get things done

Posted by University Park Family on June 4, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

     Community Coalition (8101 S Vermont Ave) will be hosting a meeting to introduce the new neighborhood prosecutors assigned to…
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LAUSD District 1 Candidate Forum at the CAAM Tuesday May 20

Posted by Eddie North-Hager on May 19, 2014 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

 LAUSD District 1 Candidate Forum at the California African American Museum on Tuesday May 20

Hear from candidates running for the School Board District 1 seat of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Invited candidates include: Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Alex Johnson, Rachel C. Johnson, Omarosa O. Manigault, Hattie B. McFrazier, George McKenna, and Sherlett Hendy Newbill.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5:30 p.m.



California African American Museum

600 State Drive,…

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Don't Miss the USC NAI Theater Workshop Production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing @ Foshay

Posted by Lisa Beebe on April 25, 2014 at 11:07pm 0 Comments

May 23, 2014 @ 6:00pm -and-

May 24, 2014 @ 6:00pm



Foshay Performing Arts Theater

3751 S. Harvard Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90018

323-373-2700



Tickets are $8.00 at the door.



Plot Summary:

This
 story 
takes 
place 
in 
Messina, 
Italy
 at 
the 
palace 
of 
Governor 
Leonato. 
Leonato
 has 
one
 daughter 
who 
is 
named 
Hero. 
He 
is 
also
 raising 
Beatrice, 
his 
niece.
 These 
two 
young 
ladies 
are
 the 
main
 female 
characters 
in 
the… Continue

Spring into Health Fair Saturday April 26 at MLK Park

Posted by University Park Family on April 25, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Spring into Health This free Health, Fitness and Family Fun Festival will be held on Saturday, April 26, 10am-2pm at Marting Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 3916 S. Western Ave.

Community Health Fair: Free dental and health screenings, diabetes, HIV, blood pressure…

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Food Sovereignty Ride in South LA

Posted by Otto Khera on April 23, 2014 at 2:49pm 0 Comments

Sunday, May 4 @ 11:30 AM (12 PM Departure) -- Expo Center Rose Garden by the USC Expo Line Station.

ALL are welcome to join! Learn about food safety, food sovereignty, gardening, and meet very, very cool people.…

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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

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

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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the University Park Area

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning…See More
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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the University Park Area

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning…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

Breaking: Graduate student found dead in City Park Apartments

A 24-year-old Chinese male graduate student was found dead Thursday morning on the fourth floor of City Park Apartments on W. 30th Street and Vermont Avenue. According to LAPD Sergeant Barry Montgomery, LAPD Southwest division received a radio call from an ambulance at 7 a.m. Thursday to investigate a death. When officers arrived, they discovered the […]

USC Alumnus Louis Zamperini dies at 97

Famed Olympian, World War II veteran and lifelong Trojan, USC alumnus Louis Zamperini, ’40, died Wednesday in Los Angeles after a battle with pneumonia. He was 97. “After a 40-day battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives,” Zamperini’s family […]

USC Security Roundup

The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Friday, June 20, and Monday, June 23.  Crimes against a person at 9:35 a.m. on June 20, it was reported that a student made a vaguely threatening statement to people in the office at the Engemann Student Health Center. […]

Echo Park Online

All politics are local in Echo Park - Neighborhood Council elections Sat. April 12

Take charge of your community and vote from 10:00am - 4:00pm Tomorrow
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Echo Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

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