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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
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Thanks for the birthday wishes!!!!!
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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Pasadena Music Scene promoted University Park Family's blog post University Park Fire Station Grand Opening Today
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University Park Fire Station Grand Opening Today

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. LAFD Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas and USC President C. L. Max Nikias invite you to USCFireStationNo15_GrandOpen_Flyer.pdf 1 9/17/15 11:27 AM La Gran Celebración de Apertura de ESTACION DE BOMBEROS 15 DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE BOMBEROS DE LOS ANGELES Sábado, 10 de Octubre del 2015 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Estación de Bomberos 15 3000 South Hoover Street, Los Angeles Abierto al público Estacionamiento en USC por $10 Por…See More
Oct 10, 2015
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University Park Fire Station Grand Opening Today

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. LAFD Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas and USC President C. L. Max Nikias invite you to USCFireStationNo15_GrandOpen_Flyer.pdf 1 9/17/15 11:27 AM La Gran Celebración de Apertura de ESTACION DE BOMBEROS 15 DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE BOMBEROS DE LOS ANGELES Sábado, 10 de Octubre del 2015 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Estación de Bomberos 15 3000 South Hoover Street, Los Angeles Abierto al público Estacionamiento en USC por $10 Por…See More
Oct 10, 2015
University Park Family's blog post was featured

Westen Avenue Clean Up Breakfast and Barbecue SATURDAY Oct. 3

Come for a breakfast snack by 9 a.m. Clean up Western Avenue with partners from all over the neighborhood. Stay for lunch! From Expo to King.Meet in MLK Park by the picnic tables.Bring gloves, hat and sunscreen.What street would you recommend needs a little freshening up?See More
Oct 2, 2015
University Park Family posted a blog post

Westen Avenue Clean Up Breakfast and Barbecue SATURDAY Oct. 3

Come for a breakfast snack by 9 a.m. Clean up Western Avenue with partners from all over the neighborhood. Stay for lunch! From Expo to King.Meet in MLK Park by the picnic tables.Bring gloves, hat and sunscreen.What street would you recommend needs a little freshening up?See More
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University Park Family's blog post was featured

Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?Come by today and learn more. The next chance to get your ideas considered - Triangle Design Workshop:Tuesday April 21st at 5:30 pm 2023 S Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007…See More
Apr 17, 2015

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University Park Fire Station Grand Opening Today

Posted on October 10, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.

LAFD Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas and

USC President C. L. Max Nikias

invite you to

USCFireStationNo15_GrandOpen_Flyer.pdf 1 9/17/15 11:27 AM

La Gran Celebración de

Apertura de

ESTACION DE

BOMBEROS 15

DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE BOMBEROS DE LOS ANGELES

Sábado, 10 de Octubre del 2015

11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Estación de Bomberos 15

3000 South…

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Westen Avenue Clean Up Breakfast and Barbecue SATURDAY Oct. 3

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Come for a breakfast snack by 9 a.m. Clean up Western Avenue with partners from all over the neighborhood. Stay for lunch! From Expo to King.

Meet in MLK Park by the picnic tables.

Bring gloves, hat and sunscreen.

What street would you recommend needs a little freshening up?…

Continue

Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 7:39am 0 Comments

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! 

Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?

Come by today and learn more. The next chance to get your ideas considered - 

Triangle Design Workshop:

Tuesday April 21st at 5:30 pm …
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Vote for University Park today!

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to South LA, Expo Park and University Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

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Lucy Pollak posted an event

57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

December 24, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
Perfect for the whole family! Over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free three-hour holiday show. Highlights of this year’s Holiday Celebration include Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company with a folklórico dance from the region of Tabasco, Mexico; the Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble, which will perform a classical handbell piece that celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah; holiday songs sung by…See More
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TODAY ONLY - CYBER MONDAY / $15 OFF - TEA, TAPAS & STORYTELLING at Institute of Musical Arts

November 28, 2016 all day
Buy your tickets to our special holiday party today, and save $15.00 per ticket.  You read that correctly, TEA, TAPAS & STORYTELLING for only $45.00  (a $60.00 value).  Take advantage of this great offer TODAY before it expires.  This price reduction reflects a return to our 2014 price, and is only available for tickets purchased today,  Monday, November 28, 2016.  To order tickets please click here:  …See More
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Tea, Tapas & Storytelling at Institute of Musical Arts

December 10, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm
We are very psyched!  We’re throwing a really special “Tea, Tapas and Storytelling Holiday Party” at  Doña Barbara’s Tea and Tapas at the Institute of Musical Arts on December 10th at 2:00 p.m..   Come kick off your holiday celebrations with the ultimate two-course “meal”:The appetizer:  our very own, Storyteller Barbara H. Clark performing her original Christmas stories in the Ray G. Clark Theater.  The entree: “Afternoon Tea & Tapas”-  a wonderfully tasty combination of  “small plates”…See More
Nov 22
Lucy Pollak posted an event

Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass, narrated by Bradley Whitford with music of The Get Down Boys at 24th Street Theatre at 24th Street Theatre

October 29, 2016 at 7:30pm to December 11, 2016 at 3pm
A new version of the classic story set in Depression-era Kentucky narrated by Bradley Whitford (in a special video performance) and featuring the rollicking bluegrass sounds of The Get Down Boys. Multiple award-winning 24th Street Theatre (Walking the Tightrope, Man Covets Bird) specializes in sophisticated theater with emotional depth that appeals to kids as well as adults — appropriate for ages 8+. Oct. 29 – Dec. 11; 24th Street Theatre, 1117 West 24th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007; $10-$24;…See More
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Antonio Sacre is "The Storyteller" at Institute of Musical Arts

November 12, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
We are so excited, and ready to laugh out loud, because Storyteller Antonio Sacre is returning to the IMA for the third year with his new show, “The Storyteller”. Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's hilarious stories are drawn from growing up bilingual and bicultural as a Cuban-Irish-American. With humor, (he calls himself a Leprechauno), he blends two cultures and four unbelievable stories into one compelling narrative about what it means to be paid to "lie"…See More
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"Finding Healing the Hard Way" Dr. Richard Palmquist at Institute of Musical Arts

October 16, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
We are pleased to present an encore performance of "Finding Healing the Hard Way".  Dr. Richard Palmquist is hilariously entertaining, and his show last April sold completely out in 3 weeks.  We had so many people wait-listed and requests for a "re-do" that Dr. Palmquist agreed to do it again.  Don't delay in picking up tickets.  They're going fast.  "DOGS AND CATS, OH MY!!!On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.,  Dr. Richard Palmquist, DVM, yes a veterinarian, will present a highly…See More
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