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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. First…See More
Feb 21
Ashley Alvarado's blog post was featured

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. First…See More
Feb 21
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SCOTUS dismisses Prop 8; California can resume same-sex marriages. KPCC asks: How does decision affect you?

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional and dismissed Prop 8 on standing, meaning same-sex marriages can resume in California.How do these decisions affect you? Are you planning to get married?KPCC would like to hear from people whose lives are affected by this.By sharing your story, you help us to follow this issue in a way that is more relevant and people-centered. Your…See More
Jun 26, 2013
Ashley Alvarado posted a blog post

KPCC asks: Have you been priced out of a neighborhood?

L.A. neighborhoods are changing: Demographics shift. Businesses open and shutter. Residents are forced to adapt and, sometimes, move. In February, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum went to Highland Park—a rapidly changing neighborhood—to hold an an off-site conversation focused on "Changing Neighborhoods: Tradition, Transition, and Gentrification in L.A." (Click the …See More
Mar 7, 2013
Ashley Alvarado's blog post was featured

KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?

Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.Tell us: How has mental illness affected your life?It's confidential, and a KPCC journalist will reply by email. Nothing you share is aired or published without your…See More
Feb 22, 2013
Ashley Alvarado posted a blog post

KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?

Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.Tell us: How has mental illness affected your life?It's confidential, and a KPCC journalist will reply by email. Nothing you share is aired or published without your…See More
Feb 22, 2013
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Do you suffer from an 'invisible' condition like migraines or rheumatoid arthritis?

Do you or a loved one suffer from an illness like migraines, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome? KPCC reporter José Martinez is working on a series of stories that look at…See More
Feb 15, 2013
Ashley Alvarado commented on Ashley Alvarado's blog post What are the sounds unique to University Park?
"Thanks, Liliana! Is there any way you'd want to click on the link and write your note in the form? It better allows the station to track responses, and one of our producers may want to follow up directly with you. The links up above. But you…"
Jan 31, 2013
Ashley Alvarado's blog post was featured

What are the sounds unique to University Park?

Every neighborhood has a soundscape, a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical noises all its own. Whether it's music, birds, car horns or ice cream trucks, KPCC's Take Two morning show wants to feature those sounds (good and bad) that provide a soundtrack to your every day. We have created a short set of questions and a way to record and upload audio. Click …See More
Jan 30, 2013
Ashley Alvarado posted a blog post

What are the sounds unique to University Park?

Every neighborhood has a soundscape, a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical noises all its own. Whether it's music, birds, car horns or ice cream trucks, KPCC's Take Two morning show wants to feature those sounds (good and bad) that provide a soundtrack to your every day. We have created a short set of questions and a way to record and upload audio. Click …See More
Jan 30, 2013
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Jan 4, 2013

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A little about me:
I'm the public engagement editor for 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. And I'm always interested in learning more about different neighborhoods.
Your University Park secret:
I went to USC.
Who referred you?
Eddie North-Hager
Profession:
Journalist
School you attend:
USC alumna
Favorite local restaurant:
Cafe 84 (shh)

Ashley Alvarado's Blog

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

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

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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SCOTUS dismisses Prop 8; California can resume same-sex marriages. KPCC asks: How does decision affect you?

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:52am 0 Comments

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional and dismissed Prop 8 on standing, meaning same-sex marriages can resume in California.

How do these decisions affect you? Are you planning to get married?

KPCC would like to hear from people whose lives are affected by this.

By sharing your story, you help us to follow this issue in a…

Continue

KPCC asks: Have you been priced out of a neighborhood?

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

L.A. neighborhoods are changing: Demographics shift. Businesses open and shutter. Residents are forced to adapt and, sometimes, move. 

In February, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum went to Highland Park—a rapidly changing neighborhood—to hold an an off-site conversation focused on "Changing Neighborhoods: Tradition, Transition, and Gentrification in L.A." (Click the …

Continue

KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 9:57am 0 Comments

Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.

Tell us: How has mental illness affected your…

Continue

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendeesWHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.Visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ and http://festivalofbooks2014.usc.edu/ for more information.WHEN: Saturday, April…See More
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendeesWHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.Visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ and http://festivalofbooks2014.usc.edu/ for more information.WHEN: Saturday, April…See More
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"Drumbeats and Traveling Feet" - Tales & Rhythms by Ina and Chazz at Institute of Musical Arts

April 12, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Most of us know by that storytelling can teach, inform and entertain. But did you know that it could also "move you"? Well, you will not be able to sit still for the Institute of Musical Art's next Storytelling presentation!Award-winning Storyteller, Ina Buckner-Barnette and Rhythmic Institute Percussionist, Clarence "Chazz" Ross will guide us on a spirited journey, as they present "Drumbeats and Traveling Feet", an interactiveprogram of stories inspired by multicultural tales and rhythms.  But…See More
Mar 31
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Mar 31
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Open Tea & Tapas at Institute of Musical Arts

March 15, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
The Institute of Musical Arts is hosting an "Open Tea andTapas" luncheon at Doña Barbara's Tea and Tapas, onSaturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.Doña Barbara's Tea and Tapas is a private, reservation-only tea room, located in the Institute of Musical Arts residence, presenting refined, elegant, custom-designed afternoon Tea and Tapas menus for group events. At Doña Barbara's, we provide Afternoon Tea and Tapas with an emphasis on California contemporary cuisine. No crustless finger sandwiches…See More
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