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USC Community News

NBC’s Lester Holt offers insight into fake news and hosting a debate with Trump

The anchor sits down with USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay for a revealing hourlong conversation.

Understanding the causes of stress on health of gay or lesbian adolescents

USC researchers to recruit 1,500 teens in all 50 states and then follow them for three years.

What airline passengers want most: to get through security quickly

The advantages of programs like TSA Precheck far outweigh feared drawbacks, new study finds.

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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

Birthdays Today

Birthdays Tomorrow

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

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

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 1 Comment

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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"Fall Jazz Concert Series +" Nov. '17 Schedule · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE · [Upcomin': ROBERTO MIRANDA / RENE FISHER]

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 19, 2017 at 8:00am 19 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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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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SHEREE BROWN's Evening of Music & Love · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE· Sat., Nov. 4th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on November 4, 2017 at 12:30pm 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 +Incl. MC Jeffrey-rey, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian @ no extra charge  banner

 Sheree is an artist…

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U-SCs' Dr. TEODROSS AVERY D.M.A. & Fo' @ STAGE · LAWeekly's "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" · Sat., Oct. 28th 9PM

Posted by Jo- Koo on October 29, 2017 at 7:12am 1 Comment

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: one or more people

 ¿"Saxo"? by Greta McGill

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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

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  

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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…

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

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +"Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing

"Come out,,, , check out,,, laugh out,, LOUD The best time, only 10$" - Ramona Stephens, Host
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" Long(est) standin', 'Every 3rd…
 
 
 

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

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GREGORY PORTER @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Wed., Dec. 6th 8PM at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

December 6, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Gregory Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: “Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male (J)azz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted.” Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, “We haven’t had a male singer like him in a…See More
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ROBERTO MIRANDA Quartet w/ "special guest" Justo Almario · DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE · Fri., Nov. 24th 9PM

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..." -  Personnel: Quartet -Wayne Peet - keyboard  Makela Session - drums Nick Baker - percussion"Very Special Guest Soloist" -  O-!…See More
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DwighTrible Presents: "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" Nov. 2017 Schedule @ The 'new' World STAGE [Upcomin': Ladies Love Laughter - Sat. 18th, TONIGHT] at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

October 17, 2017 at 9pm to November 30, 2017 at 12am
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December 6, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Gregory Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: “Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male (J)azz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted.” Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, “We haven’t had a male singer like him in a…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

USC Marshall alumna creates scholarship for women over 30

Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett was one of the few female students at USC Marshall in the 1950s.

The post USC Marshall alumna creates scholarship for women over 30 appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC Viterbi offers course on blockchain for first time

Blockchain technology was involved in the creation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

The post USC Viterbi offers course on blockchain for first time appeared first on Daily Trojan.

USC Pacific Asia Museum to reopen in early December

The Pasadena museum had seismic retrofitting renovations since last June.

The post USC Pacific Asia Museum to reopen in early December 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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