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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
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.…


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…


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 …


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…


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

"Jus' rec'd, a moment's notice" - 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
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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…"
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