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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

Multimedia Journalist Germany Kent Honored as first African American Woman to receive prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Independent Deadline Reporting

Germany Kent is an American print and television journalist, radio personality, author, and producer. Her 2018 coverage of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California won the Sigma Delta Chi in Online Independent Deadline Reporting; Kent is the first African American woman to achieve this honor in this category from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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reDiscover Center’s Tinkering Camps Filling Fast

 LOS ANGELES, CA: reDiscover Center, LA’s largest public kids makerspace, is proud to announce enrollment for their 10 week summer camp season is nearing capacity. The camps, called “Tinkering School LA,” are held at reDiscover Center’s main location on Washington Blvd. in Culver City and at satellite locations in Manhattan Beach, Los Feliz, and Pacific Palisades.

 

“Tinkering School LA has been extremely popular here at reDiscover since we started the camps in 2011,” stated…

Culver City Elks recognize the new Elk of the Year and other tireless members

Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 held their awards ceremony Friday night, celebrating the achievements of our local members throughout the 2018 year.

Genevieve Santiesteban earned the title of Elk of the Year with her tireless work on the activities we held throughout the…

Birthdays

San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro High Boys XC Captures Seventh CIF Championship

WOODLAND HILLS - It was redemption time for San Pedro High boys cross-country.

In the 2018 CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division 1 final meet, the Pirates finished a unsatisfying tenth place, but legendary head coach Bruce Thomson told the returning Pirates that 2019 was going to be something special, and on Saturday, he was proven true.

The…

Open Enrollment 2020: How Veterans Can Best Maximize Health Benefits

By Rick Beavin, California Market President

Humana

 

If you are a military veteran who is approaching Medicare eligibility, you may have questions about how Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits differ. It’s important that you understand how the plans complement each other so you can choose the best plan for you and ensure you maximize health benefits available.

 

Here are a few common health plan questions,…

San Pedro High School Football 2019 Preview

No one truly anticipated the 2018 San Pedro High football going the way it did.

Typically, San Pedro would start off strong in their first five games of 2018, and then the Pirates hit a tailspin of losing their next four before finally closing the regular season strong with a victory over Gardena… their only Marine League victory.

Still,…

Culver City Times

Multimedia Journalist Germany Kent Honored as first African American Woman to receive prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Independent Deadline Reporting

Germany Kent is an American print and television journalist, radio personality, author, and producer. Her 2018 coverage of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California won the Sigma Delta Chi in Online Independent Deadline Reporting; Kent is the first African American woman to achieve this honor in this category from the Society of Professional Journalists.

 …

reDiscover Center’s Tinkering Camps Filling Fast

 LOS ANGELES, CA: reDiscover Center, LA’s largest public kids makerspace, is proud to announce enrollment for their 10 week summer camp season is nearing capacity. The camps, called “Tinkering School LA,” are held at reDiscover Center’s main location on Washington Blvd. in Culver City and at satellite locations in Manhattan Beach, Los Feliz, and Pacific Palisades.

 

“Tinkering School LA has been extremely popular here at reDiscover since we started the camps in 2011,” stated…

Culver City Elks recognize the new Elk of the Year and other tireless members

Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 held their awards ceremony Friday night, celebrating the achievements of our local members throughout the 2018 year.

Genevieve Santiesteban earned the title of Elk of the Year with her tireless work on the activities we held throughout the…

Silver Lake Star

BEST OF SILVER LAKE - VOTE NOW THRU 9/30/19

Now's the time to vote for our fav local businesses who serve Silver Lake. The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce organizes an online vote. Go to BestOfSilverLake.com and click to vote. They also invite business and government leaders to enjoy tastes of Silver Lake restaurants' samplings, beverages sponsored by The Satellite and Silver Lake Wine, comedy curated by Richy Leis of Comic Cure. More info…

L. A. VOTING CHANGES

Los Angeles is the first in the nation to change to new, more convenient and secure voting systems. Starting in March, you'll be able to vote at ANY of many new polling centers across the County, over an 11-day period. 

You're invited to join the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and the office of Supervisor…

MEET THE CANDIDATE

Nithya For The City invites you to celebrate as we kick off our bid for District 4!

(Click above for video.)

A shy women with a heart for people experiencing homelessness and a dissatisfaction for the lack of progress made recently by the City is throwing her name into the hat. She wants to represent the City…

 

Blog Posts

CNN TV: Schedule - Wkend / Jan., Su. 26th; NEWs + John King / Jake Tapper / Wolf Blitzer / America's Choice / Trump Impeachment / Special Report - *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 25, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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CNN Newsroom Live (CNNI)

Su. 26th - 12am (Mornin') & 9pm thru 11pm PT (Overnite)…

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The 'new' World Stage "Concert Schedule +" Jan 2020 "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 25, 2020 at 1:57am 126 Comments

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"The Village LIVES!" - Eddie North-Hager, LeimertParkBeat.com The Soul of L.A. "The only source dedicated to the news of Leimert Park" (Village)

"Alwayz somethin' happenin' @ The World STAGE in beautiful Leimert Pk." - Mark Maxwell, (23+ yrs) "Humble…

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Jose Rizo's MONGORAMA 'hits' The "renewed" World STAGE Fri. 24th 9PM *updatez* ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 24, 2020 at 7:13am 1 Comment

Grammy Nominated Latin Jazz Band "Powerful" -Image may contain: 12 people, people smiling, people standing and text

Mongorama Features:

Justo Almario - tenor

Danilo Lozano, artistic director - flute

Joey De Leon - congas

Dayren Santamaria - violin

James Zavaleta - lead vocals

Joe Rotondi - keyboards

Alfredo Ortiz - percussion; guiro, bongo, bell &…

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CNN TV: Schedule / Wkend - Jan., Su. 19th; NEWs + New Day / Christi Paul & Victor Blackwell / State of the Union - Jake Tapper / Fareed Zakaria GPS / The Impeachment of Trump - *update* ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 19, 2020 at 10:10am 1 Comment

The Seventies

Su. 19th - 12am PT (Overnite, continued from Sat., 18th)
This series examines the decade through its politics, culture & historic…
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LADIES LO❤️E LAUGHTER "♀ Comedy Show" @ The STAGE "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Sat., Jan. 18th/every 3rd Sat. Night 9PM "sharp" ~ *updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 18, 2020 at 2:03am 12 Comments

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 Nite ~ 

"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" -
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"Come out,,, , check out,,,…

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CNN TV: Schedule - Wkend / Jan., Sat. 18th; NEWs + Semerconish / SE Cupp / Decade Series: 80s, 90s & 2000 / - *updatez* ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 18, 2020 at 2:01am 0 Comments

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CNN Tonight

Sat. 18th - 12am PT (Replay> continued from Fri. 17th - 8pm PT (Overnite)
Don Lemon brings you the biggest stories, news-makers & spirited…
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Maestro Pianist BOBBY WEST Trio - 2020 "Winter Jazz Concert Series +"·"Space Launch"·"Welcome Home!" - *updatez* ~

Posted by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 16, 2020 at 1:53am 2 Comments

January 2020! Start the year at The World Stage, newly refreshed & redesigned. "In beautiful Leimert Park - Village." - Mark Maxwell, Host of RISE on KPFK 90.7FM  Image may contain: text

Advance TIX are now available via Eventbrite (advance tickets R highly recommended) BUT also at door. It's going to be a magical night…

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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: SCHEDULE - Jan 2020 "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" ~ *updatez*

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"The Village LIVES!" - Eddie North-Hager, LeimertParkBeat.com
"Alwayz somethin' happenin' @ The World STAGE" - Mark Maxwell, (23+ yrs) "Humble Facilitator" Host of RISE on KPFK 90.7FM.

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery…

Happy Labor Day!

 
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the…
 
 
 

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Members

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

Sustainable subscription helps offset carbon footprints

Project Wren allows users to directly contribute to climate change nonprofits.

The post Sustainable subscription helps offset carbon footprints appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Political fellows bring new perspectives to classroom

Fellows bring professional work experience to current election conversations.

The post Political fellows bring new perspectives to classroom appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Spotify official speaks on female inclusion

Chief Content Officer Dawn Ostroff discussed podcasts as a popular audio medium.

The post Spotify official speaks on female inclusion 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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