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Opioid abuse leads to heroin use and a hepatitis C epidemic, USC researcher says

Nearly everyone who used heroin transitioned to drug injection in about six months -- a trend that contributes to the hepatitis C epidemic, USC-led study finds.

USC Roski School of Art and Design launches MFA in Design program

Two-year curriculum focusing on design and social practices will be housed in downtown Los Angeles' vibrant At Mateo complex.

Nikias shares his own story and encouraging words with pupils in USC’s unique college prep program

The university president makes a surprise visit to students and families participating in the Neighborhood Academic Initiative, which helps children who live near USC get ready for college.

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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

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks celebrates their 150th birthday!

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) will be celebrating their 150th anniversary on February 16, 2018. This celebration will attract more than two million Members, families and community partners around the nation.

The BPOE is one of the premiere Charitable and Patriotic organizations in the United States.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has made more than $6 billion dollars in donations since first starting…

Culver City Film Festival celebrates 100 years of Culver City, screening over 100 independent films from around the world.

 

The Fourth Annual Culver City Film Festival Holds at Cinemark Theaters in December 2017
Culver City, CA, November 20, 2017 --(PR.com)-- During this occasion over 100 independent films will be screened in celebration of Culver City's Centenary.

The festival director Culver City Film Festival, Jon Gursha has announced that the fourth annual Culver City Film Festival will be held at Cinemark 18 and XD…

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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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

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks celebrates their 150th birthday!

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) will be celebrating their 150th anniversary on February 16, 2018. This celebration will attract more than two million Members, families and community partners around the nation.

The BPOE is one of the premiere Charitable and Patriotic organizations in the United States.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has made more than $6 billion dollars in donations since first starting…

Culver City Film Festival celebrates 100 years of Culver City, screening over 100 independent films from around the world.

 

The Fourth Annual Culver City Film Festival Holds at Cinemark Theaters in December 2017
Culver City, CA, November 20, 2017 --(PR.com)-- During this occasion over 100 independent films will be screened in celebration of Culver City's Centenary.

The festival director Culver City Film Festival, Jon Gursha has announced that the fourth annual Culver City Film Festival will be held at Cinemark 18 and XD…

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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Silver Lake Star

MIA DOI TODD and The Magic Wanderers w/ Special Guest" Jade Castrinos incl. DJ Wyldeflower @ Zebulon/LA 9PM ~ (free)

"Nice little preview of our show this coming MONDAY FEB 19 at Zebulon, the last of my February Residency with special guests Magic Wanderers and the amazing JADE CASTRINOS (you know her as the voice of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes' omnipresent song "Home") !!!" - MDT   Mia Doi Todd and the Magic Wanderers with special guest Jade Castrinos

COMMUNITY MEETING: Glendale/Hyperion Bridge Retrofit + project updates

Thursday February 22, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Friendship Auditorium,…

LADWP TO OPEN RESERVOIR FOR 2 HOURS

FEBRUARY 10, 10 AM TO NOON

A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony will be followed by not only crossing the newly opened south dam path, but freedom to move around the reservoir. Respondents number over 1200, so expect a crowd of celebrants.

More details at…

 

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DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" 2018 Calendar/Schedule "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LA Weekly [Upcomin': ERIC REED / GEORGE BOHANON*] (update*)

Posted by Jo- Koo on February 19, 2018 at 2:00pm 23 Comments

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

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

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Pre-"Winter Jazz Concert…

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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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Intro to Robo: An interactive robotics carnival for at-risk youth

Posted by Living Advantage, Inc. on January 25, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Living Advantage Inc. invites you to our annual event “Intro to Robo,” a hands-on robotics exhibition on March 22 at the Galen Center at USC.…

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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 20, 2018 at 2:00pm 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 ~

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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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

ERIC REED Quartet DwighTrible Presents: Special To: STAGE Fri., Feb. 23rd 9PM ~ [African American History Month] ¡ToNite!

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Winter Jazz Concert Series +"

   Jazz Pianist Eric Reed

Includin' MC Jeffrey-rey, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or TBA "the big deep voice" of Matt Gibson TBD @ no extra charge…

Dominique DiPrima · Frontpage · KJLH 102.3FM "Radio Free" Weekdays 4:30am – 6am "Wake-up - wake-uP" [She'z 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!" -  …

BENNIE MAUPIN @ The 'new' World STAGE • Feb., Fri. 9th & Sat. 10th 9PM [African American History Month] (updated)

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director, The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) "Winter Jazz Concert Series +" "A Rare Privilege, Two (2) Nights" -  O-!Image may contain: one or more people, people playing musical instruments, night and text

Includin' MC Jeffrey-rey, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian …

 
 
 

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ERIC REED w/ "special guest" Ralph Moore @ STAGE ¡Tonight! Fri., Feb. 23rd 9PM ~ at The 'new' World STAGE "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

February 23, 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).National African American History Month Eric Reed (pic) / Ralph Moore Project i Jazzhus Montmartre 29. Sept. '17 - Images may be subject to copyright.E…See More
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Curatorial Walkthrough: How Sweet The Sound "current exhibit" @ CAAM (free) at The California African American Museum

February 20, 2018 at 1pm to August 26, 2018 at 2pm
Music in Los Angeles "Los Angeles represents!!!" - Eric ReedFebruary 8 - August 26, 2018curated by: Tyree Boyd-Pates, history curator and program manager, CAAM; Dr. Daniel E. Walker, historian, USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture.Curatorial Walkthrough  Fri., Feb. 16th 1-2PMTour How Sweet the Sound with CAAM history curator Tyree…See More
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"What's Hot - Weekend Best Bets 4 Live Jazz in L.A. Friday 2/23 - Pianist Eric Reed Saturday 2/24 - Trombonist George Bohan(n)on (misspelled by online guide) Both @ The 'new' World STAGE    …"
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JUSTO ALMARIO • DwighTrible Presents "Birthday Celebration" @ STAGE Fri., Feb. 16th 8PM* [African American History Month] (updates*) [TONIGHT] at The 'new' World STAGE "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

February 16, 2018 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director - The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3).National African American History Month*Maestro's Birthday Performance ~   *pic. @ (past) Playboy Community Concert - SoCali Summer w/ Justo leadin' band though the crowd; free,…See More
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"Celebrate" Congressman Lewis' Birthday w/ Film Screening "Get in the Way" @ W-Hollywood City Council Chambers (free) at West Hollywood City Council Chambers

February 21, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
The City of West Hollywood's Human Rights Speakers Series, World Channel, and the Community Perspectives Film Series present a special Black History Month screening & panel discussion.  Featuring Guest Panelists: Kathleen Dowdey, Writer & Director of John Lewis: Get in the Way Charles Floyd Johnson, Executive Producer of John Lewis: Get in the Way. John Lewis: Get in the Way follows the life and career of the civil rights hero, congressperson and human rights champion from his early…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

SCA alumnus’ film ‘Search’ goes to Sundance Festival

Aneesh Chaganty received a distribution deal and award at the end of the film festival.

The post SCA alumnus’ film ‘Search’ goes to Sundance Festival appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC provides OneDrive and Skype resources for students

Students can now download these apps along with several other Microsoft programs.

The post USC provides OneDrive and Skype resources for students appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USG voter participation falls by nearly 800 votes

The 4,627 votes cast this year represent about 24.7 percent of undergraduates.

The post USG voter participation falls by nearly 800 votes 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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