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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, 2014
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, 2014
Ashley Alvarado posted a blog post

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
Ashley Alvarado posted a blog post

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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10th Anniversary USC Drum Day

TO REQUEST YOUR FREE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!Come to the 10th Annual Drum Day on March 1st !  The event will kick off with a huge community drum circle where all participants, ages 3-93 can participate!  There will also be workshops on jazz, pop and Latin drumming. …See More
Feb 21
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10th Anniversary USC Drum Day

TO REQUEST YOUR FREE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!Come to the 10th Annual Drum Day on March 1st !  The event will kick off with a huge community drum circle where all participants, ages 3-93 can participate!  There will also be workshops on jazz, pop and Latin drumming. …See More
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Thornton Outreach Program commented on Thornton Outreach Program's event 10th Annual USC Drum Day!
"The USC Drumline will also be in attendance and perform at this event!  Reserve your free tickets today!"
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"The Past is Always Present" by Storyteller Barbara H. Clark at Institute of Musical Arts

February 28, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Fresh out of college, Barbara H. Clark arrived in Los Angeles in the 50's lookingforward to a bright future. Delighting in the newly discovered paradise of sunshine andswimming pools, she was immediately at home. She loved the sights, the sounds, thepeople. She had left her past behind on the east coast and started anew with a cleanslate. Oh yes, her past was left behind, but, it wouldn’t stay there. In a series ofrevealing stories, she relates how over the years, her past crept back, invading…See More
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10th Annual USC Drum Day! at Ramo Recital Hall and Carson Sound Stage

March 1, 2015 from 1pm to 8:30pm
Drum Day starts at 1:00 p.m with a huge community drum circle and workshops with Thornton students and faculty members.The event culminates with a special concert at 7:00 pm at Carson Center featuring USC Thornton faculty: Aaron Serfaty, Peter Erskine, Joe Pereira, Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Alphonso Johnson, Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles, Otmaro Ruis and Edwin Livingston.There will be raffle prizes throughout the day and free pizza!Please RSVP to this FREE event by clicking…See More
Feb 19

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