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USC Community News

Speed skater-turned-physical therapy student helps athletes avoid injury

Trojan's nonprofit gives coaches the knowledge needed to maximize performance -- at no cost.

Trojan brings the beauty of dance to Boyle Heights students

Brianna Sims reaches out to youngsters, showing them what matters about movement.

Why bitcoin’s success could be its downfall

USC's Benjamin Graham and a colleague note that bitcoin could become a viable substitute for government-backed currencies -- but national governments have little incentive to allow that type of direct competition.

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South LA Report

Intersections South LA is moving

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

+ Click here to continue reading news and stories about South LA (and beyond). All of the previously published stories from Intersections South LA will be archived and continue to be available here.

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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

KESCHIA POTTER @ The Industry Cafe ♪ Thurs. nites ♪ 7:30 - 10:30PM

[NOTICE: Th., Sept. 28th FINAL NIGHT until further notice, stay tuned 4 upcomin' CD release Par-tay! ¿STAGE'n¿]   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-CjZf7iinw

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Industry-Cafe-Jazz-194645714271

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(W)rapper Tower in the Hayden Tract

Another incredible building by Eric Owen Moss. Construction is due to begin in October, at the corner of Jefferson and National.

VENICE ARTS FREE YOUTH MEDIA WORKSHOPS – FALL 2017

Since 1993, Venice Arts has reached thousands of youth through our award-winning Art Mentoring Program Free to low-income families, more than 400 youth participate each year at our center in Venice or at an ArtPartner site in other areas of Los Angeles. A low student-to-artist ratio assures educational excellence and visual, digital, and media literacy: all key to future success.

Our programs include photography, filmmaking, and multimedia plus comics, animation, and writing that…

San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro's Swinging Sisters Make Their State-Ment

It's the 'you mess with one, you get us all' mentality.

That's been the theme for San Pedro High girls volleyball throughout the 2017 season as the…

San Pedro High School Makes Sharp Gains in Advanced Placement Courses for Math and Science with NMSI

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The number of students at San Pedro High School taking Advanced

Placement tests in math…

Film Fest Call for #30SecVideo Shorts Powered by ViGO Video

The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest), http://spiffest.org/ now in its 6th edition, to take place Thursday, October 5 – Sunday, October 15, 2017 in San Pedro, the Port of Los Angeles.

The Festival will expand its area…

Culver City Times

KESCHIA POTTER @ The Industry Cafe ♪ Thurs. nites ♪ 7:30 - 10:30PM

[NOTICE: Th., Sept. 28th FINAL NIGHT until further notice, stay tuned 4 upcomin' CD release Par-tay! ¿STAGE'n¿]   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-CjZf7iinw

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Industry-Cafe-Jazz-194645714271

...  

(W)rapper Tower in the Hayden Tract

Another incredible building by Eric Owen Moss. Construction is due to begin in October, at the corner of Jefferson and National.

VENICE ARTS FREE YOUTH MEDIA WORKSHOPS – FALL 2017

Since 1993, Venice Arts has reached thousands of youth through our award-winning Art Mentoring Program Free to low-income families, more than 400 youth participate each year at our center in Venice or at an ArtPartner site in other areas of Los Angeles. A low student-to-artist ratio assures educational excellence and visual, digital, and media literacy: all key to future success.

Our programs include photography, filmmaking, and multimedia plus comics, animation, and writing that…

Silver Lake Star

CITY COUNCIL URGES KIDS HEALTH COVERAGE

Silver Lake representative Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu sends this message about kids.

Today, the City Council unanimously stood with children’s health and demanded in a formal Resolution that Congress reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a federal program which provides healthcare to over 9 million low-income children nationwide, over 1 million of which live in California. Funding for the program, passed in a bipartisan effort in 1997, lapsed on…

NEW: LIKE UBER FOR KIDS IN AND AROUND SILVER LAKE

Kango is now serving Los Angeles

Finding reliable transportation in and around Silver Lake, not to mention the greater Los Angeles area can be tricky. Then, traffic can really complicate things. This problem is 10-fold for parents with multiple kids who have different places to be in different parts of town. What if both parents are working? How will you get one kid to ballet and the…

18 Small Lot Homes to Go Up Across from Barnsdall Park

by Connie Acosta

Residential density on Hollywood Blvd. by Vermont Ave. is gaining momentum, perhaps to catch up with the growing density in Hollywood.

Eighteen small lot subdivisions are proposed for the Northeast corner of Hollywood Blvd and Berendo Street, at 4773 Hollywood Blvd. to…

 

Blog Posts

"Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" Dec. '17 Schedule · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE · [Upcomin': LIVE REGGAE / LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER]

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 10, 2017 at 7:00pm 20 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

+ w/ JW Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian @ no extra charge 

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November…

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LIVE Holiday REGGAE Concert Featurin' - IJah Ken & Ladee Dred Yeshemeb + @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Dec. 15th 8PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 7, 2017 at 6:55pm 0 Comments

DwighTrible Presents:  "+ Autumn Jazz Concert Series" Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) Art, Education & Performance Gallery…

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DwighTrible Presents: "critically acclaimed" CONTINUUM "1st Time" @ The STAGE Sat., Dec. 2nd 9PM [Update: "very special guests" Pablo Calogero & Dwight Trible]

Posted by Jo- Koo on December 2, 2017 at 4:30am 2 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art. Education & Performance Gallery "Autumn Jazz Concert Series + Incl. MC Jeffrey-rey, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian @ no extra chargeImage may contain: 2 people, people playing musical instruments, people on stage and text

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ROBERTO MIRANDA Quartet w/ "special guest" Justo Almario · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE · Fri., Nov. 24th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 19, 2017 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" 

Roberto Miranda, Band Leader - bass "One of the 'baddest, baddazz bassist ever..." -  …

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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE Sat., Dec. 16th "Every 3rd Sat. Nite"

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 18, 2017 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" Featuring: LA's Funniest Female Comedians ~

Image may contain: 1 person

"Come out,,, , check out,,, laugh out,, LOUD The best time, only 10$"

"I'm so EXCITED about my life! " - Host, Ramona Stephens (pic)  

"Long standin', (every 3rd Sat. nite) Stand-up" - …

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[Breakin' News] BOBBY WEST ¿Trio +? "Super-Sublime" · DwighTrible Presents: @ STAGE Fri. Nov. 17th, 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 17, 2017 at 12:00am 0 Comments

(in-the-11th hour) Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery (secured To: sub.) "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" 'n  "No mo black Fridaze" -  

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Bobby West "West Music Works" West Music Works  Pianist (all styles)​/AllMusic…

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MUNYUNGO JACKSON "Jungle Jazz Quartet" DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" Fri., Nov. 10th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 10, 2017 at 11:30am 3 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +Incl. MC Jeffrey-rey, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian @ no extra charge    …image1.jpeg

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BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE: Album Review by JOHN MITCHELL

Posted by billy jones bluez on November 7, 2017 at 7:26pm 0 Comments

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

Album Review by JOHN MITCHELL…
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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"

 + Post: Front Page Community Calendar / Local Happenings - Dominique DiPrima  "But, but, but wha-? No non-profit World STAGE events listed on Community Calendar? Wuz-up wit dat? Facebook Friend To: Dwight Trible, STAGE Executive Director ahso!" -  O-…

RENE FISHER "Melodies of Life" DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE · Sat., Nov. 25th 9PM

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" Incl. MC Jeffrey-rey, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian @ no extra charge  

 Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text  

  "…

BREAKING NEWS...Della Reese, Music Legend and Touched By an Angel Star, Has Passed at 86

Della Reese, the vocal powerhouse who later starred as heaven-sent Tess on the television series Touched By an Angel, died Sunday evening at age…
 
 
 

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DwighTrible Presents: "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" Dec. 2017 Schedule @ The 'new' World STAGE [Upcomin': LIVE REGGAE / LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER] at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

November 25, 2017 at 9pm to December 31, 2017 at 12am
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"big" RALPH GIBSON Quartet "Holiday Celebration" @ Rendezvous Lounge in The Millennium Biltmore Hotel at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel - Rendezvous Lounge

December 22, 2017 from 7pm to 10:30pm
Celebrate the Holidays with the Ralph Gibson Quartet - DT NEWS Celebrate the holidays with an evening of (J)azz in a decorated Los Angeles historic-cultural landmark with The Ralph Gibson Quartet comprised of saxophonist Ralph Gibson, pianist Cengiz Yaltkaya, bassist Mike Alvidrez, and percussionist Jerrell…See More
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"(J)azznearyou  Live Jazz Near L.A. 5th Top Recommended Dec 10 Sun 5:00 pm $10 BILLY MCCOY Quartet "floating... LPB: NEWS Blog Post     Billy McCoy"
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LIVE Holiday REGGAE Concert Featurin' - IJah Ken & Ladee Dred Yeshemeb + @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Dec. 15th 8PM

DwighTrible Presents:  "+ Autumn Jazz Concert Series" Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) Art, Education & Performance Gallery…See More
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"Ramona Stephens, Host (pictured)"
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"MetalJazz.com · Words About Music L.A. previews December 1-7:  Continuum  Sat. Dec. 2 – Appropriately long-running fusionistos Continuum keep their partnership sharp with constant jamming but don't gig that…"
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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

SCA removes Bryan Singer’s name following new sexual assault allegations

SCA said in a statement that Singer requested for the school to suspend his name affiliation until the allegations were resolved.

The post SCA removes Bryan Singer’s name following new sexual assault allegations appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC graduate students organize, participate in national walkout

They protested a tax bill that would reclassify free tuition as taxable income.

The post USC graduate students organize, participate in national walkout appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Jumpstart USC enters its eighth year of volunteerism

The USC chapter connects around 40 undergraduates with 150 preschool children.

The post Jumpstart USC enters its eighth year of volunteerism 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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