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

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 Hollywood. You…See More
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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

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 Hollywood. You…See More
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Ciclavia South LA Route Exploration - January

Ciclavia is planning to come through South Los Angeles on its October run. Ciclavia closes a streeat from East L.A. to Hollywood right through downtown. No cars - just bikes and people and food. Can't wait for it to come to South Los Angeles and…
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Resume assistance at USC Community Computing Center

November 18, 2014 at 7pm to December 16, 2014 at 8pm
Weekly drop in free resume assistance! Tuesdays 7pm-8pm. Scheduled appointments also available by visiting our office or calling 213-821-3946. Please come prepared with a current resume available on USB drive or emailed to yourself, or with a brief outline of recent employment history to create a new resume. We look forward to working with you!See More
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Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

Coliseum street closureCity Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.Date: October 15th, 2014Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Boardroom, 3911 S. Figueroa St.Parking: Enter off…See More
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Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

Coliseum street closureCity Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.Date: October 15th, 2014Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Boardroom, 3911 S. Figueroa St.Parking: Enter off…See More
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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

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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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Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

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Coliseum street closure

City Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.

Date: October 15th, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 8:00…

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Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting tonight!

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

GILBERT A. CEDILLO COUNCILMEMBER, FIRST DISTRICT

Invites you to a

Community Meeting

Your Opinion Counts!

Come Share Your Priorities for the Proposed Improvements to the Union-Hoover Traffic Triangle

Share with us your opinion on:

-Transit Shelters/seating

-Lighting

-Outdoor performance…

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Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:19am 0 Comments

Let's discuss the “Island of Lights” project for the Hoover Union Triangle.



Meet the Artist: Sheila Klein



Friday, September 19, 2014 4-6 PM

The Velaslavasay Panorama Exhibition Hall at the Union Theater

1122 West 24th Street



Please RSVP to indiejean@att.net

The Hoover-Union Triangle itself was formed by the intersection of the original Spanish Pueblo de Los Angeles street-grid crossing at a diagonal with the later Anglo-surveyed street-grid of…

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55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

December 24, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! 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 that is perfect for the whole family. And, for the first time, this beloved program will be broadcast on PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for Greater Los Angeles. New to the show this year are the all female, Latin Grammy-nominated music group Trio…See More
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55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

December 24, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! 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 that is perfect for the whole family. And, for the first time, this beloved program will be broadcast on PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for Greater Los Angeles. New to the show this year are the all female, Latin Grammy-nominated music group Trio…See More
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55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

December 24, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! 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 that is perfect for the whole family. And, for the first time, this beloved program will be broadcast on PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for Greater Los Angeles. New to the show this year are the all female, Latin Grammy-nominated music group Trio…See More
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La Vispera at 24th STreet Theatre

December 6, 2014 at 3pm to December 14, 2014 at 3pm
24th STreet Theatre’s Teatro del Pueblo (“Theater of the Village”) returns in 2014 with the world premiere of La Víspera (“The Eve”), another warm, funny and unique holiday play about love and sacrifice created from stories shared by members of the local immigrant community during workshops with professional theater artists. Written by Victor Vazquez, co-directed by Jesús Castaños-Chima and Sayda Trujillo, and supported by The James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Fund, La Víspera gets…See More
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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

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 Hollywood. You…See More
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