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In memoriam: former USC baseball player Jerry Siegert, 82

The All-American outfielder was an offensive force on the 1958 USC team that won a second College World Series title.

Yes, it’s true: Wine is good for you — to a point

From reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease to just being a general stress-reliever, a glass or two has its benefits -- provided you don't overindulge. And most of underestimate how much we drink.

Service to minorities shapes the health and aging research of a first-generation Trojan

PhD candidate Catherine P?rez researches health disparities while studying at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

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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…

Birthdays

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

DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" 2018 Calendar/Schedule "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LA Weekly [Upcomin': PHIL RANELIN / LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER]

Posted by Jo- Koo on January 15, 2018 at 4:48am 21 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 ¿TBD? 

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Pre-"Winter Jazz Concert Series +" [Just Added]…

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LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER "Comedy Show!" @ The STAGE Sat., Jan. 20th "Monthly, Every 3rd Sat. Night"

Posted by Jo- Koo on January 14, 2018 at 7:00am 0 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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"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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NOLAN SHAHEED "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Jan. 13th 9PM ~ [+ jus' added Prof. Keith Fiddmont, saxologist]

Posted by Jo- Koo on January 13, 2018 at 7:00am 2 Comments

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

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Nolan Shaheed aka Nolan Smit…
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(New Young) Jam Session w/ TMI of Jazz Performance/UCLA @ STAGE

Posted by Jo- Koo on January 8, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

"Jus' rec'd, a moment's notice" -   Image may contain: 2 people, text

http://monkinstitute.org/education/college/

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA Class of 2018

Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, Class of 2018 (l-r) Anthony Fung, Glenn Tucker, Jon Hatamiya, Simon Moullier, Luca Alemanno, Julio Flavio Maza Galvez, and…

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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 15, 2017 at 5:00am 2 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

+ "very special guests"…

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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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[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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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

RICKIE BYARS BECKWITH "Winter Concert Series 'KICK-OFF' " · DwighTrible Presents @ The World Stage · Fri., Jan. 12th 8PM ~

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery      …

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

 Dominique DiPrima's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person, smiling   + Post: Front Page Community Calendar / Local Happenings - But, but, but wha-? No non-profit 'new' World STAGE events listed on Community Calendar? Wuz-up wit dat? Facebook Friend To: Dwight Trible, STAGE Executive Director ahso!" -  …

Prevention Institute Plants Its Roots in Leimert Park

Prevention Institute is pleased to announce that we have now firmly planted our roots in Leimert Park. We recently purchased the building where we’ve been renting space for the last two years at 4315 Leimert Boulevard.

 

Prevention Institute is a national nonprofit that partners with communities to prevent illness and injury, and promote inclusive development. We have a staff of 40 and offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Together, we promote the understanding…

 
 
 

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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" 2018 Calendar/Schedule "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LA Weekly [Upcomin': PHIL RANELIN / LADIES LOVE LAUGHTER]
"   Jazz Non-Profits LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 1/19 9:00PM – Phil Ranelin – The World Stage – South L.A."
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PHIL RANELIN · DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE at The 'new' World STAGE "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

January 19, 2018 from 9pm to 11:30pm
The World Stage Proudly Presents: The Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble  "BONAFIED"  Friday, January 19th, 2018, 9 PM to 11:30PM Trombonist Ranelin's January Birthday Tribute to Legendary Trombonist Melba Liston, (Born January 13th, 1926) & JJ Johnson (Born January 22nd,1924) "Not to be missed!" - Phillip Arthur Ranelin.Tickets: …See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post NOLAN SHAHEED "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Jan. 13th 9PM ~ [+ jus' added Prof. Keith Fiddmont, saxologist]
"L.A. previews January 12-18:  Nolan Shaheed  + recently added - Keith Fiddmont (sax) Sat. Jan. 13 – Mainstream (J)azz gets fiery and gutsy when it flies from the trumpet of veteran Nolan Shaheed and his quartet…"
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post NOLAN SHAHEED "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE Sat., Jan. 13th 9PM ~ [+ jus' added Prof. Keith Fiddmont, saxologist]
"Weekly Best Bet - What's Hot 4 Live Jazz L.A. Saturday 1/13 – Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at The World Stage"
Jan 10
Jo- Koo posted a blog post

(New Young) Jam Session w/ TMI of Jazz Performance/UCLA @ STAGE

"Jus' rec'd, a moment's notice" -   http://monkinstitute.org/education/college/ Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, Class of 2018 (l-r) Anthony Fung, Glenn Tucker, Jon Hatamiya, Simon Moullier, Luca Alemanno, Julio Flavio Maza Galvez, and Alex Hahn.…See More
Jan 8
Jo- Koo updated an event
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"Queen" RICKIE BB " Winter Concert Series 'Kick-Off' " DwighTrible Presents @ The World STAGE at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery

January 12, 2018 from 8pm to 9:30pm
...  Eventbrite: Advance Tickets (highly recommended) $20 / $25 at the doorBCE: Music Event listin'LPB: …See More
Jan 8
Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event "Spread-The-Word" GHASEM BATAMUNTU "Impromtu Hit" @ The World STAGE [Just Added]
"L.A. previews January 5-11: Ghasem Batamuntu Fri. Jan. 5 – Multi-instrumentalist, multimedia man and poet Ghasem Batamuntu returns to Cali (he used to jam in the Bay Area) from the Netherlands, where he's lived for 20 years. Kamau…"
Jan 5
Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event "Spread-The-Word" GHASEM BATAMUNTU "Impromtu Hit" @ The World STAGE [Just Added]
" RISE on KPFK Posts  w/ Mark Marwell, Host "Humble Facilitator"  "Now here's a really special one; HIGHLY RISE recommended!!!" - mm"
Jan 4

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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 fights increasing LA homelessness across multiple disciplines

Students provide aid by volunteering for the annual Los Angeles homeless count.

The post USC fights increasing LA homelessness across multiple disciplines appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Petition condemns IR professor’s presentation

The professor included Israeli Zionists in a lecture slide titled, “Who are terrorists?”

The post Petition condemns IR professor’s presentation appeared first on Daily Trojan.

Center for Artificial Intelligence forms new partnership with Microsoft

The collaboration focuses on using artificial intelligence for conservation efforts.

The post Center for Artificial Intelligence forms new partnership with Microsoft 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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