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South LA Report

Additional neighborhood safety comes with Price

District 9 Councilman helps bring new traffic light to 56th and Figueroa.

Ron Finley’s latest South LA garden grows renewed community interest in fresh foods

Just months ago, the lightly browned yard behind the oldest operating library in LA sat unused, save for the handful of individuals who relaxed in it. The inconspicuous lot may have seemed to some just another unused public space like the many scattered throughout the city, but Ron Finley, the self-titled “gangster gardener,” saw gold […]

South LA teacher earns national acclaim for ethnic studies advocacy

The push to make ethnic studies a staple within the California education system received nationwide attention when a South Los Angeles teacher was named Social Justice Activist of the Year.

Leimert Park Beat

Don't overlook estate planning: Tamiel Holloway, Attorney

When most people start family planning, they consider buying homes, picking the right schools and choosing a health insurance plan. An important but often overlooked consideration is estate planning. An estate plan typically involves a will, trust and power of attorney.

If you are unsure of where to start, make a simple will. A will can help you dispose…

Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Lula Washington Dance Theater

Associate director Tamica Miller with co-founders Erwin and Lula Washington. (Photo: Gary Leonard/Metro)

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund was started to assist small businesses that may be impacted by construction of

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Computer Class Registration Begins!

Posted by USC Community Computing Center on June 2, 2015 at 10:11pm 0 Comments

Hello All,

 

Our next session of Adult Computer Basics Classes begins soon! Register Today!

* Gain valuable new Computer Skills!

* Receive a USC Certificate of Completion!

* Free Refurbished Computer for Parents of students in USC Family of Schools!

Class time: 7pm til 9pm. 5 week session, Tuesdays & Thursdays (or as…

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Triathletes 'Lap Up' Organized Swim Workouts

Posted by Anne Artley on June 24, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool. One has reached the elite level and the other is a novice swimmer, but they both enjoy the sport and the time they spend swimming laps.

Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up…

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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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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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"Saltfish & Dumplings 2" by Yvette Brandy at Institute of Musical Arts

June 27, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend "Saltfish and Dumplings 2: Return to Harmony Rise Island", An Afternoon of Stories and Song by Yvette Brandy, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Institute of Musical Arts' Ray G. Clark Theater.Yvette Brandy is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. Born and raised on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Yvette weaves West Indian history and culture into dynamic performances of West Indian Anansi stories, "Jumbie" (Ghost) tales,…See More
Jul 6
USC Community Computing Center's blog post was featured

Computer Class Registration Begins!

Hello All, Our next session of Adult Computer Basics Classes begins soon! Register Today!* Gain valuable new Computer Skills!* Receive a USC Certificate of Completion!* Free Refurbished Computer for Parents of students in USC Family of Schools!Class time: 7pm til 9pm. 5 week session, Tuesdays & Thursdays (or as scheduled, for other sessions)All classes are BILINGUAL (English/Spanish).Cost: $50 for Parents of students currently enrolled in one of the USC Family of Schools/CEA…See More
Jul 6
Anne Artley's blog post was featured

Triathletes 'Lap Up' Organized Swim Workouts

Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool. One has reached the elite level and the other is a novice swimmer, but they both enjoy the sport and the time they spend swimming laps.Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up again.Melanie Webber has…See More
Jul 6
Anne Artley posted a blog post

Triathletes 'Lap Up' Organized Swim Workouts

Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool. One has reached the elite level and the other is a novice swimmer, but they both enjoy the sport and the time they spend swimming laps.Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up again.Melanie Webber has…See More
Jul 6
Dawn Clark-Johnson posted an event
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"Saltfish & Dumplings 2" by Yvette Brandy at Institute of Musical Arts

June 27, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend "Saltfish and Dumplings 2: Return to Harmony Rise Island", An Afternoon of Stories and Song by Yvette Brandy, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Institute of Musical Arts' Ray G. Clark Theater.Yvette Brandy is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. Born and raised on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Yvette weaves West Indian history and culture into dynamic performances of West Indian Anansi stories, "Jumbie" (Ghost) tales,…See More
Jun 24

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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

USC plays more than just host at Special Olympics

The closing ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on Aug. 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum concluded the world’s largest humanitarian and sports event of the year. Yet the spirit of inclusivity and determination that characterized the eight-day competition can be seen in programs that live on at USC, which acted as the […]

The post USC plays more than just host at Special Olympics appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Associate dean of Marshall School dies of undisclosed illness

Marshall School of Business’s associate dean for undergraduate programs, Kim West, died this weekend from an unrevealed illness, according to a letter to the community from Dean James G. Ellis. West had served as the Associate Dean for Marshall’s undergraduate program since 2007. Prior to that she had worked at universities include SUNY Stony Brook and […]

The post Associate dean of Marshall School dies of undisclosed illness appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC BDSM club not bound by stereotypes

The student group educates on safe practices of the alternative sexuality.

The post USC BDSM club not bound by stereotypes appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Echo Park Online

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…

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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