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A little about me:
UniversityParkFamily.com was founded in 2007 by Eddie North-Hager in USC Communications. The website seeks to provide a gathering space for the residents of University Park, West Adams, Exposition Park and all the neighborhoods around USC.

Other affiliated social networks include:

SilverLakeStar.com

Echo Park Online

http://CulverCityTimes.com
http://RanchoParkOnline.com
http://SanPedroNewsPilot.com
http://LeimertParkBeat.com
Your University Park secret:
Founder's Park on the USC campus
Who referred you?
Eddie
Profession:
Media relations
School you attend:
University of Southern California
Or school your children attend:
The USC Family of Schools
Preferred languages:
English & Spanish
Interests:
Art, photography, restaurants, culture, movies, music, education, community
Favorite local restaurant:
Mana's Indian Food, 29th Street Cafe, The Lab, Moreton Fig, Lemonade, Mo-Chica, La Taquiza
Favorite local business:
California Science Center, USC, Village Cobbler, NHM, Expo Center

ABOUT University Park Family.com:

University Park Family.com, the virtual newspaper and social network, was created in concert with the University of Southern California Civic and Community Relations.

While the the print product circulates among the USC Family of Schools, the online effort serves the residents and students surrounding USC and Expo Park with news and information both for the community and by the community.

It's a place where you can find out more about your neighborhood and a platform for your voice to be heard. You don't just have a homepage, you can post on the front page where hundreds of people stop and stare every month. Please join the conversation!

University Park Family.com is like having your own blog for your poetry, your public service club, your band or the people who shop at your store. Except this audience is bigger than just the people you know.

Members and guests of University Park Family.com are connected by geography. Many live right around the corner, a block from where you buy your orange juice. Perhaps you pass by them at the farmer's market.
Some spend the better part of their day working here. Others spend their their weekends eating at the restaurants, visiting family, seeing plays, watching football.

University Park Family.com, launched in April 2009, already is the best source of information about the neighborhoods surrounding USC and Exposition Park.

You can help make it better by adding a comment to stories, uploading a photo of an event or just saying hello.

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At 3:27pm on May 11, 2011, The Blazers Youth center said…

Thanks for all your support Eddie.  I hope to see you soon at Mercado La Paloma.

 

-Diana

The Blazers

At 1:09pm on January 6, 2011, Eunice Miranda said…

 

The story behind the “Reyes Magos” comes from the bible. I remember celebrating this day as a child. The way we do it in our family, is by eating the famous “Rosca” which is sweetbread in the shape of an oval with fruit on top and drink hot chocolate. Inside the Rosca we hide a small toy (a baby) which symbolizes baby Jesus. We cut the Rosca just as you would cut a cake and whoever gets the Baby Jesus has to do a party (lol) we also give gifts to each other. I know there’s more to this story than the way my family celebrates, but this is the way we have done it for years.

At 1:10pm on October 18, 2010, Jenna Blanton said…
Thank you so much! We worked so hard : )

The hard work continues!

Best,
Jenna
At 4:20pm on September 9, 2010, Jenna Blanton said…
Well, in that case you must come to our event!
At 11:05am on August 22, 2010, Janine Lim said…
Nice to meet you face to face. See you in cyberspace!
At 8:49pm on August 19, 2010, Janine Lim said…
Nice to meet you!
At 11:55am on May 28, 2010, Living Advantage, Inc. said…
For any questions or concerns my email adress is Greenlantern_taj@yahoo.com
At 11:54am on May 28, 2010, Living Advantage, Inc. said…
Hi Eddie keep up the great work. And keep me posted on events. Im Taj and I am LivingAdvantages Internet Marketing manager and You'll be hearing alot from me.
At 9:12am on May 03, 2010, Ariel Carpenter gave University Park Family a gift
At 7:58pm on April 19, 2010, Leah Sayles said…
Nice to meet you Eddie. I'm sure we'll be in touch soon. Thanks

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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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University Park Family promoted Otto Khera's blog post ACTIVE STREETS LA -- MEET UP BIKE RIDE TO VERMONT SQUARE LIBRARY AND PARK
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Neighborhood Council - 1st Thursday of Every Month at MLK Park

November 7, 2013 at 6:30pm to February 6, 2014 at 9pm
The North Area Neighborhood Development Council meets the 1st Thursday of Every MonthSPECIAL MEETINGAGENDATHURSDAY, MARCH 7, 20136:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.MLK Park Gymnasium (39th Street and Western Ave.)1.    Welcome and Call to Order & Translation Services (5 minutes) 2.    Announcements  (15 min)LAPD report – Senior Lead Officers – BanuelosCD 15 Report for Councilmember Jan Perry  - Marie RumseyCD 8 report for Councilmember Parks – Cathy DavisSenate District 10 representative for Sen. Curren…See More
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Neighborhood Council - 1st Thursday of Every Month at MLK Park

November 7, 2013 at 6:30pm to February 6, 2014 at 9pm
The North Area Neighborhood Development Council meets the 1st Thursday of Every MonthSPECIAL MEETINGAGENDATHURSDAY, MARCH 7, 20136:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.MLK Park Gymnasium (39th Street and Western Ave.)1.    Welcome and Call to Order & Translation Services (5 minutes) 2.    Announcements  (15 min)LAPD report – Senior Lead Officers – BanuelosCD 15 Report for Councilmember Jan Perry  - Marie RumseyCD 8 report for Councilmember Parks – Cathy DavisSenate District 10 representative for Sen. Curren…See More
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Otto Khera promoted University Park Family's blog post Second Jefferson Boulevard Streetscape Hearing Nov. 5
Nov 3, 2013
University Park Family's 3 blog posts were featured
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees

WHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.

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Shakespeare at USC by University Park neighborhood students

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

The play's the thing!

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the best of Hamlet as it was meant to be experienced--on the stage!



Soliloquys, Scenes, Spookiness and Shakespeare. Come enjoy the antic dispositions!

NOVEMBER 1st Friday USC Taper Hall 101 5-7

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Second Jefferson Boulevard Streetscape Hearing Nov. 5

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

City of LA Planning Department will be holding the second Public Workshop regarding the adoption of Urban Design Guidelines and a Jefferson Boulevard Concept Streetscape Plan on Nov. 5 at the Galen Center Founders Room.…

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University Park Family's blog post was featured

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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University Park Family posted a blog post

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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Otto Khera promoted Otto Khera's blog post CicLAvia Feeder Ride on April 6 @ USC Expo Metro Station - Expo Park Side
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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
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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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