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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…

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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 …

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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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DON LITTLETON "Music 'n Poetry" Feat. Robert J. Carmack @ The 'new' World STAGE at The World Stage - Art, Education, Performance-Gallery "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

May 26, 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) Incl. Master of Ceremony - Jeffrey Winston, Jazz philanthropic-herstorian or "The Biggest Voice in-the-World" Matt Gibson @ no extra charge ¿TBD?  .World Stage Performance Gallery Presents:"Elephants Nda’ Park Band"Don…See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's blog post The World STAGE "Spring '18 Jazz Concert Series +" May [Upcomin': TEODROSS AVERY / DON LITTLETON] *Advance Tix available NOW!
"What's Hot? Weekly Best Bets 4 Live Jazz L.A. Friday 5/25 – Saxophonist Teodross Avery Saturday 5/26 – Percussionist Don Littleton both @ The World Stage"
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KEVIN YOKOTA - drummer @ Grand Central Market - Jazz Night "live" (free) at Grand Central Market - Hill St. side (next To: GMB Coffee & Golden Road Brewery)

May 20, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm
   Drummer/Producer Kevin Yokota grew up on his family's 30 acre stone-fruit and raisin farm in the small San Joaquin Valley town of Kingsburg, California. After high school, Yokota moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he received his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton School of Music.    Kevin currently resides in South Pasadena and is an in-demand session/touring drummer and educator. …See More
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KEVIN YOKOTA - drummer @ Grand Central Market - Jazz Night "live" at Grand Central Market

May 20, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm
   Drummer/Producer Kevin Yokota grew up on his family's 30 acre stone-fruit and raisin farm in the small San Joaquin Valley town of Kingsburg, California. After high school, Yokota moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he received his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton School of Music.    Kevin currently resides in South Pasadena and is an in-demand session/touring drummer and educator. …See More
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Jo- Koo commented on Jo- Koo's event MUNYUNGO JACKSON "Jungle Jazz" DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE Fri., 18th 9PM
"L.A. previews May 18-24: Munyungo Jackson Fri. May 18 -- World-class percussionist Munyungo Jackson puts his talents behind a band of his choosing (and he can get anyone). At the World Stage, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park 90008; 9pm…"
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"Munyungo! JACKSON "Jungle Jazz" DwighTrible Presents @ STAGE Fri., May 18th 9PM ~ "Back by Popular Demand"  Look at Munyungo Jackson playing with Stevie Wonder at the Global Citizens Festival. "
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"Tomorrow Nite Fri., May 18th  9PM ~ LA Jazz Quick Calendar Friday 5/18 9:00PM – Munyungo Jackson's Jungle Jazz – The World Stage – South L.A.        Jazz Non-Profit"
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