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South LA Report

St. John’s treats South LA’s incoming young immigrants, Two high schoolers win essay contest + The history of the LAPD’s “militarization”

City Watch: St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in South L.A. helps care for many of the kids immigrating alone from Central America. KCET: A conference last week addressed South L.A.’s environmental health challenges. LA Weekly: The LAPD’s “militarization” has roots in South L.A. LA Times: Two South L.A. high schoolers have won a […]

South LA police brutality vigil turns into protest

A peaceful vigil became an outlet for anger after the police shootings of Michael Brown in Missouri and Ezell Ford in South LA.

George McKenna wins LAUSD School Board, LAPD reacts to South LA death + USC attackers plead not guilty

LA School Report: George McKenna won the District 1 seat of the LAUSD School Board covering a swath of South L.A., beating opponent Alex Johnson with 53 percent of the vote. Just 8 percent of eligible voters turned out for the runoff election. LA Times: The LAPD provides details on the controversial killing of 25-year-old […]

Leimert Park Beat

Do you want FREE online Access in Leimert Park? Do YOU CARE?

Do you desire FREE online service access in the Crenshaw Community? 

Do you care if it exists or not? Either way THE CITY wants your input, so:

Log on to www.empowerla.org and fill out the anonymous  …

Michael "Bing Bing" Taylor announces Historic 33mile walk from Altadena to Long Beach on August 20th, 2014 (Video)

"Look what it's come to," says Bing Bing. "I have to walk 33 miles to get people's attention." Local artist Bing Bing has officially announced that he will be walking 33 miles from the mountains in Altadena, Ca to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Ca for #empowerment. The kid wants people to recognize the power that you have within yourself as an individual and to use that power for the betterment of…

Garage Sale in Leimert Park...8/23

Hey Folks...

Just spreading the word for a friend.  See below.

Hope you can make it out!

~HP…

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Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Posted by Cindy Marie Jenkins on August 13, 2014 at 9:09am 0 Comments

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our After Cool Teaching Artist team this fall!…

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The Flip Side / La otra cada de la moneda

Posted by Cindy Marie Jenkins on August 1, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Thanks to all of you for the lovely messages and emails about last week’s story on the passing of Papa Willie. We’re glad it touched so many of you, just as Willie touched so many folks…

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Discussion: Proposed street closures for USC football games

Posted by University Park Family on July 29, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

City Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the 2014 USC home football game schedule

Date: July 30th, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Boardroom

Parking: Enter Exposition Park at 39th/Figueroa St to park,

walk through Gate 33 of Coliseum to enter boardroom.

For more information call:…

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Of the Landed Gentry / De la Aristocracia Terratenientepor

Posted by Cindy Marie Jenkins on July 24, 2014 at 11:36am 0 Comments

Of the Landed Gentry

 by Jay McAdams

News travels fast on the streets. The coroner hadn’t even arrived yet when a sobbing neighborhood drunk stumbled into our lobby Monday to tell us that Papa Willie had died. “Show me”, I said, needing more proof. He led…

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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the University Park Area

Posted by Susan von Seggern on July 21, 2014 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged…

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Meet the neighborhood prosecutor tonight and get things done

Posted by University Park Family on June 4, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

     Community Coalition (8101 S Vermont Ave) will be hosting a meeting to introduce the new neighborhood prosecutors assigned to…
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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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USC Farmers Market every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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"Kinfolk are Our Village" by Women's Voices at Institute of Musical Arts

September 13, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
We are very pleased to announce the start of our 5th Storytelling Season with the return of our very own WOMEN'S VOICES in another fantastic show, titled "Kinfolkare Our Village". Experience the rich heritage of the spoken word tradition with this ensemble group of storytellers who will present performances of original, personal stories they developed in their "Tell Me a Story" workshop.The women are gathering at the home one of their own, who has just returned from out of town where she…See More
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Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our After Cool Teaching Artist team this fall!…See More
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Cindy Marie Jenkins's blog post was featured

Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our After Cool Teaching Artist team this fall!…See More
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The Flip Side / La otra cada de la moneda

Thanks to all of you for the lovely messages and emails about last week’s story on the passing of Papa Willie. We’re glad it touched so many of you, just as Willie touched so many folks in our community. This week we want to share a GOOD NEWS story from the street, and it’s related to Willie.…See More
Aug 2
Cindy Marie Jenkins's blog post was featured

The Flip Side / La otra cada de la moneda

Thanks to all of you for the lovely messages and emails about last week’s story on the passing of Papa Willie. We’re glad it touched so many of you, just as Willie touched so many folks in our community. This week we want to share a GOOD NEWS story from the street, and it’s related to Willie.…See More
Aug 2
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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

After a tough year, Row looks ahead to fall rush

With Kappa Sigma reinstated, Greek leaders prepare for recruitment.

Freshman admission rate the lowest in USC history

The acceptance rate for the class of 2018 was 17.8 percent with more than 51,800 freshman applications received.

Wallis Annenberg Hall open for fall classes

The $59.3 million building features a 160-person auditorium and professional-quality broadcast studios.

Echo Park Online

All politics are local in Echo Park - Neighborhood Council elections Sat. April 12

Take charge of your community and vote from 10:00am - 4:00pm Tomorrow
  • Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset…

Echo Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

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