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South LA Report

Man builds tiny houses for South LA’s homeless + South LA teacher honored for musical passion

Tiny houses for homeless: Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a homeless women in his South L.A. neighborhood and has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help more homeless individuals. (Ventura County Star) Music teacher honored: Southern California Honda Dealers surprised music teacher Aaron Stanley by building him a new music room at […]

Earthquake hits Baldwin Hills + Construction begins on retail center in South LA

Earthquake hits South L.A.: A magnitude-3.8 earthquake shook residents in the Baldwin Hills area on Sunday morning. (KTLA) Construction begins: A $200 million retail center will soon fill a South L.A. lot that has been empty since the 1992 riots. (CBS) Three shot: Two men and a woman were shot on Friday around 10 p.m. […]

OPINION: Why Latinos need to speak out for Black lives

Community Coalition's Alberto Retana calls for solidarity between Black and Latino communities all around the country.

Leimert Park Beat

The California African American Museum Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Literacy Event

The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more. Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor…

Do you want to get a contract on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line now under construction?


For those interested in bidding for a contract or contracts for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project now under construction, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is inviting the public and businesses to participate in the third annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)…

2015 Ocean Swim Series

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations,…

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FREE EVENT: Intro to Robo hosted by Living Advantage, Inc.

Posted by Pamela Clay on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Want to learn about the exciting world of robotics? Here's a fun introduction to science and technology for all who are interested! Join Living Advantage, Inc. on Sunday, May 3 at the USC Galen Center for a day of demonstrations, entertainment, food and giveaway, not to mention fun for all ages!

For more information and to register CLICK HERE or visit…

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Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

Posted by University Park Family on April 17, 2015 at 7:39am 0 Comments

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! 

Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?

Come by today and learn more. The next chance to get your ideas considered - 

Triangle Design Workshop:

Tuesday April 21st at 5:30 pm …
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FREE Sunday Jazz Concert "Back in the Day" @ Foshay LC

Posted by Lisa Beebe on April 11, 2015 at 11:44pm 0 Comments

Join us at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 19th for a free afternoon jazz concert in our beautiful theater at 3751 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
A simple potluck reception will follow the show. Bring something to share!

Has a stroke impacted the use of your arm or hand? You may qualify for a research study.

Posted by Teobesta Ashenafi on March 17, 2015 at 3:05pm 0 Comments

DOSE is an NIH funded clinical trial for people that have arm and hand weakness after a stroke.  We are testing varying doses of physical therapy using a program that involves challenging, intensive, and meaningful practice of functional tasks of your choice. 

Participation may involve 0, 15, 30, or 60 hours of focused physical therapy and assessment visits to the Bice Clinical Research center at the University of Southern California, Health Sciences Campus.

You may…

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Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Posted by Anne Artley on February 6, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in…

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Celebration of the Arts - FREE Family Event at USC Fisher Museum of Art

Posted by USC Community Computing Center on March 6, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I found this event on the USC Fisher Museum website. Sounds like a fun family day! Share with your family and friends so you can all go and enjoy the day together. The kids would love it! Share your pictures here on Universityparkfamily afterwards :)

Saturday March 7th

Celebration of the Arts



Join us for…

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A 311 swarm: Celebrate the community & clean up Jefferson Blvd. this Saturday

Posted by Eddie North-Hager on March 6, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments



Let’s celebrate our community, meet some neighbors and clean up Jefferson Boulevard this Saturday.

The neighborhood council for that area, NANDC, is focusing on the stretch from Vermont to Western and has enlisted local partners to help transform this main boulevard.

We’re also providing lunch from Earlez Grille.

I’m on the executive board of NANDC and we…

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Vote for University Park today!

Posted by University Park Family on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the 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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Millikan Middle School TANZA Traditional Ethnic dance Troupe at Millikan Middle School

May 27, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
"Magnet in Motion"A fundraising Dance Concert & All Request Dance party after with Mr. Burke & his Tanza kids!The show includes Tanza and AMAN Alumni Favorites:BULGARIAN SUITE / HUNGARIAN SUITE / JALISCO SUITE / TUNISIAN / FLING / and MUCH MORE!Wednesday May 27th, 2015 7pmMillikan Middle School // Burrill Hall Theatre$15 at the door / KIds $7 (under 6yrs free)$12 Advance tickets available from Brown Paper TicketsSee More
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"Computer Basics Classes now starting! Register with us Today! Tuesday and Thursday night classes, 7-9pm"
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"Still Shopping for God" by Erica Lann-Clark at Institute of Musical Arts

May 30, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
"Still Shopping for God" is a solo play written and performed by Erica Lann-Clark. A nationally known storyteller, solo performer and writer, Erica has been featured at major regional storytelling festivals across the country and twice at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   Erica's vivid, participatory storytelling opens the windows of imagination with traditional and original stories. Erica's original "Shopping for God" which was commissioned by the Marsh Theater…See More
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Ocean Swim Series 2015

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations, including USC. Ocean swimming is…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

Canceled Fountain Run replaced by Senior Run

The run attempts to create a safe alternative to the senior Fountain Run tradition.

The post Canceled Fountain Run replaced by Senior Run appeared first on Daily Trojan.

MFA class of 2016 withdraws from program

The seven master of fine arts students that make up the Roski School of Art and Design’s class of 2016 announced on Friday that they are leaving the university as a result of grievances they have with the program’s funding and curriculum. “Because the University refused to honor its promises to us, we are returning […]

The post MFA class of 2016 withdraws from program appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Rainy or not, here the class of 2015 comes

More than 15,000 students graduated in the ceremony held on May 15.

The post Rainy or not, here the class of 2015 comes appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Echo Park Online

Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac…

Local Artists organize an Echo Park Artist Market

A new venue for local artist to show their wares is premiering on Friday, January 30th at the MCAU Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd from 6pm to 9pm. Besides the works of up and coming local artists (painters, ceramicists, jewelers, clothiers) there will be live music and food. This will be an on-going event, to give the public a chance to meet local artist and buy their works, as well as an opportunity to build community. For more details, and for artists interested in…

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