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Multimedia journalist wants to rebuild the industry’s reputation

Alumna Sanika Bhargaw is confident she has the skills to succeed no matter how the industry evolves, thanks to the knowledge she gained at USC Annenberg.

Smartphone use linked to behavioral problems in kids

Teens who frequently use tablets and mobile apps are more likely to develop ADHD symptoms.

USC to lead first large-scale study on African-American men with prostate cancer

Multimillion-dollar effort will look at social stressors and genetics.

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South LA Report

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We're relocating and will no longer publish on this website.

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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

2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Boasting gourmet noshes and sips from dozens of local restaurants, food vendors and wine and spirits brands, the 2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival benefiting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels will take place Saturday and …

Don't Miss ➡ "Trane Stories" A Tribute To: John Coltrane at MCLM • Sun., July 15th ♪ 12:30PM - 4:30PM [Student Accessibility ½ price] *update*

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 Tribute To: John Coltrane  feat. - Dwight Trible - vocal / Dr. Teodross Avery - sax & *conversation*
 …Mayme A.Clayton Library & Museum

Your Culver City Wetlands

The Ballona Creek Wetlands will be open to the public from 9 am to noon the first Saturday of every month. This is a drop in event, so please come down anytime that morning.

The Wetlands is at the Ballona Ecological Reserve, located in Playa del Rey, are normally off limits to people in order to preserve their specialness.

The entrance to the reserve is in the parking lot behind AlkaWater/Gordon’s Market, in the 300 block of Culver,…

Birthdays

Birthdays Today

San Pedro News Pilot

The Best Of The Past Five Years For San Pedro Prep Sports

In early July 2013 I took on the role of a sports columnist for San Pedro Today magazine, and since then, I have seen a rise of spectacular student athletes and special teams that have made my hometown a beautiful place to live. Some teams stood out more than others, even if they brought home a CIF…

A San Pedro Story Generations in the Making

Author David G. Freligh is a San Pedran through and through. And his latest novel builds upon a lifetime of memories growing up in the city by sea. 

David, his mother, Cleo, and his father, Everett, all have “PhD’s,” Pedro…

The 2018 Schedules Are Set For San Pedro & Mary Star Football

It's that time of year again...

The 2018 Prep Football season is rapidly approaching, and the schedules are now officially in for the San Pedro & Mary Star Of The Sea High School football teams, as both look to improve off their 2017…

Culver City Times

2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Boasting gourmet noshes and sips from dozens of local restaurants, food vendors and wine and spirits brands, the 2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival benefiting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels will take place Saturday and …

Don't Miss ➡ "Trane Stories" A Tribute To: John Coltrane at MCLM • Sun., July 15th ♪ 12:30PM - 4:30PM [Student Accessibility ½ price] *update*

 Image result for john coltrane       CD soundtrack
 Tribute To: John Coltrane  feat. - Dwight Trible - vocal / Dr. Teodross Avery - sax & *conversation*
 …Mayme A.Clayton Library & Museum

Your Culver City Wetlands

The Ballona Creek Wetlands will be open to the public from 9 am to noon the first Saturday of every month. This is a drop in event, so please come down anytime that morning.

The Wetlands is at the Ballona Ecological Reserve, located in Playa del Rey, are normally off limits to people in order to preserve their specialness.

The entrance to the reserve is in the parking lot behind AlkaWater/Gordon’s Market, in the 300 block of Culver,…

Silver Lake Star

LA Animal Services Needs Your Help - Foster a Pet This 4th of July

Help LA Animal Services create life-saving space for pets this 4th of July by fostering an animal.
By fostering a pet you are helping to open space that could be the difference between life and death for another animal in need. 

A Message from LA Animal Services:

We're asking for your help. Every year around the Fourth of July, LA Animal Services Centers fill beyond capacity with…

Proper Disposal of SHARPS

SHARPS is a term used to describe items used to puncture skin. Examples are hypodermic needles, suture needles, syringes, lancets and pre-filled pens.

To dispose of these items, please place them in a sealed container (you can purchase a red sharps container at most drugstores or you can use something like…

Silver Lake PICTURE SHOW

Looking for something to do this summer? 

Free Outdoor Movies, Every Other Thursday

The Silver Lake Picture Show has been showing free outdoor movies in Silver Lake’s Sunset Triangle Plaza since 2012, and has grown to be one of Los Angeles’ biggest free outdoor movie theaters.…

 

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The World STAGE 2018 "Summer Jazz Concert Series +" [Upcomin': Fri 20th - GREG WALKER / l_adies l_o❤️e l_aughter] *Updatez*

Posted by Jo- Koo on July 14, 2018 at 8:45pm 43 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 WeeklyImage may contain: 1 person

+ w/ JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Big Bass Voice" Matt Gibson @ no extra…

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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE Sat., Jul., 21st "Monthly - Longtime Stand-up - Every 3rd Sat. Night"

Posted by Jo- Koo on June 16, 2018 at 11:30am 2 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 ~ 

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"Ladies Love Laughter Comedy Show hosted by Ramona Stephens featuring LA'S funniest female comedians Saturday April 21st will be celebrating Megashia Jackson's She Konda Birthday party! $10 admission. If you like laughter and…

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...the signifying Monkey says: ...vote for Billy's band in the Blues Blast Music Awards.

Posted by billy jones bluez on May 28, 2018 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

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..the signifying Monkey says: ...vote for the Billy Jones Band.

Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1
for the 2018 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards.…
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*Live REGGAE music* African Fashion Sho- BLACK History month Sun., Feb. 18th · 5PM ~

Posted by Jo- Koo on February 18, 2018 at 11:39am 0 Comments

"The 'real deal' Live REGGAE music in the Village @ The 'new' World STAGE Yeah Mon!" (af'tanoon~early evenin') 

The World Stage:  website

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JON MAYER Trio "CD Release Party" @ The World STAGE

Posted by Jo- Koo on February 1, 2018 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery + "The Big Voice" of Matt Gibson, MC @ no extra charge…

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The CLAYTON CAMERON Quartet (update) • DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Fri., Jan. 26th 9PM ~ midnight

Posted by Jo- Koo on January 26, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery   Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

  - Update: Quintet minus 1 Doug Webb = Quartet - …

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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

Dominique DiPrima · Frontpage · KJLH 102.3FM "Radio Free" Weekdays 4:30am – 6am "Wake-up - wake-uP"

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling   Lost & Found: The Front Page Community Calendar / Local Happenings - Thx, Ms. Angela  PS  Aug. Calendar available soon...

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   Dominique DiPrima is the host of the daily…

The World STAGE "Summer Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents: 2018 Calendar/Schedule [Upcomin': Fri 20th - GREG WALKER / Sat 21st - LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER] *Updatez*

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

pic by Mekala Session 

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BILLY MCCOY Trio feat. MIRANDA and WI$E + "Special Guest" CROCKER • DwighTrible Presents @ TWS Fri., July 6th 9PM ~

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) Master of Ceremony - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz Philanthropic-herstorian or "The Biggest Voice in-the-World" Matt Gibson @ no extra charge ¿TBD/A?

 

  "I’ll be performing compositions from an old sketch book I recently found and the music of Roberto Miranda. Roberto’s a professor of music…

 
 
 

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JOSHUA WHITE + CODES • DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE [waitin' 4 flyer] at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

August 11, 2018 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Comin'-in From: The Idyllwild Jazz FestivalNO *updatez* ~D-tailz 4th comin' plz re-tune 'n  ✔-back ~ie Description 'n Detailz, flyer/poster, advance tix 'student' dealz etc, etc, etc..."Listen hear, 'n duh meantime..."  https://soundcloud.com/thejoshuawhitemusicpageJoshua White, Band Leader - pianoDean Hulett - bassMarvin "Smitty" Smith - drumsDwight Trible - voice & spoken-wordCurtis Taylor - trumpet.…See More
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GREG WALKER (Santana'singer) · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE *updatez* at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

July 20, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) "a wonderful combination of street & church music; 'street' being raw, sexy, warm & naked; 'church' being spiritual, inspirational, soulful & sincere." - Carlos Santanawww.gregwalker.com*Image*.Updatez: (plz see) HOME feat. Blog Post | …See More
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2018 "Spring into Summer Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE (*updatez*) at The 'new' World STAGE "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

June 1, 2018 at 9pm to August 1, 2018 at 12am
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) (…See More
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KAREN BRIGGS • DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE *updatez* at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

July 27, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3)  Summer Jazz Concert Series +*Eventbrite:…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event KAMAU DAÁOOD "Birthday Celebration" @ Co-Founder'z 'new' World STAGE Home "Partay" w/ A Band of Griots *Update*
"L.A. previews July 13-19: Kamau Daáood... Fri. July 13 -- When poet  Kamau Daáood celebrates his birthday, you know a lot of the city's best (J)azz folk will be swinging hard & deep. At the World Stage, 4321…"
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KAREN BRIGGS • DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE [Just Added] at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

July 27, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3)  Summer Jazz Concert Series +*Eventbrite:…See More
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KAMAU DAÁOOD "Birthday Celebration" @ Co-Founder'z 'new' World STAGE Home "Partay" at The 'new' World STAGE "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

July 13, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) .Summer Jazz Concert Series +*                                                                                                *…See More
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KAMAU DAÁOOD "Birthday Celebration" @ Co-Founder'z 'new' World STAGE Home "Partay" at The 'new' World STAGE "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

July 13, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3) .Summer Jazz Concert Series +*                                                                                                *…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

George Tyndall secures prominent defense lawyer amid multiple lawsuits

Levine, one of Southern California's best known defense lawyers, has represented teachers, clergy and celebrities accused of sex crimes.

The post George Tyndall secures prominent defense lawyer amid multiple lawsuits appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Fraternities and sororities take deferred rush policy to court

The policy will prevent incoming freshmen from rushing during their first semester at the University.

The post Fraternities and sororities take deferred rush policy to court appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC introduces Peace Corps Korea archive

Nearly 70 former Peace Corps Korea volunteers attended the reunion at USC.

The post USC introduces Peace Corps Korea archive 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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