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USC Farmers Market Every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at University Avenue Farmers Market

March 19, 2013 at 11pm to November 5, 2013 at 7pm
Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and food trucks. Open for lunch and dinner. Every Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.See More
Mar 19, 2013
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A Dream Come True: Grand Opening Event for Foshay's Newly Renovated Auditorium at Foshay Learning Center

February 28, 2013 from 6pm to 7:30pm
This is a red carpet event! Guests are requested to dress accordingly. If you are interested in celebrating this very special event with us, please RSVP no later than Friday, February 22, 2013.RSVP:lbeebe@lausd.net323-373-2728See More
Feb 27, 2013
KAREN THORSEN COTTER and University Park Family are now friends
Jun 29, 2010
KAREN THORSEN COTTER is now a member of University Park Family
Apr 26, 2010

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A little about me:
I was born at 1187 W 30th St, just west of Orchard..now 72 I have a ton of memories of the area post 1938..lots of stuff long gone but still a few bits of memories around Chester Place...where I used to skate and bike.
Your University Park secret:
Casa Da Rosas (Hoover and Adams) was a cool Italian restaurant in the '30s and '40's, dark inside at night, redolent with great smells, lots of diners,and multi-colored Christmas tree lights swagged over the outside dining area - a patio..as a kid it was a very special place! Like everything else in that area, used and abused over the decades!
Who referred you?
I'm a CA historian and just fell into this website via Google!
Profession:
retired labor union contract coordinator
School you attend:
attended: 27th St. elementary, Foshay Middle School and 1 year at Polytechnic High (now Trade Tech) New Poly Hi in Sun Valley CA
Or school your children attend:
no kids
Preferred languages:
english
Interests:
CA history, CA native plants, geology/minerology, fiber art (baskets), gourd art, art in general, music: ethnic, Blue Grass, classical, exploring this country by plane, train & automobile!
Favorite local restaurant:
Taylor's Steak House, La Canada, CA
Favorite local business:
Rice Wok, Laurel Canyon & Moorpark, Studio City CA

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"But I Like Birthday Cake!" at Institute of Musical Arts Building

March 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Back by popular demand, the Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present the nineth (yes, "nineth") installment of our WOMEN'S VOICES Storytelling Concert Series at the IMA's Ray G. Clark Theater.Like it or not, birthdays always roll around. We can chose to ignore them or celebrate them. In our next show, a group of friends gather to celebrate one of their own with a surprise birthday party. All agree to disregard calorie count as they share a delicious birthday cake. Moved by the warmth of…See More
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Swim Workouts for Triathletes at USC outdoor pool

February 20, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Triathletes: Improve your swimming!  How is your technique?  Do you know how to train and maximize the time you have to swim?  Come to any Mon., Tues., or Thurs. evening swim workout, 6 p.m., at the USC outdoor pool, 3441 McClintock Ave. RSVP first at SCAQ@swim.net or call 310-390-5700, for a free week of one-hour swim sessions. See More
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"Taking Time to Remember” at Institute of Musical Arts

February 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts could not be more proud as we present Laura Duncan, in her first solo concert "Taking Time to Remember”.As a member of Women's Voices (IMA's own in-house storytelling ensemble) Laura has always been a crowd-pleaser. Laura is a retired elementary special education teacher who embarked upon storytelling as the "new chapters" in her life were unfolding and discovered that her hilarious, personal stories, spiced up by her own special laughter, never failed to…See More
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Stroke Technique Swim Workouts at USC outdoor pool

January 24, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Learn the technique of sliding through the water efficientlySwimming is not natural! The right technique does not feel natural, so it is best to learn it properly by participating in coached workouts. Knowledgeable coaches can give you immediate feedback and input and even show you yourself on video.SCAQ, the largest Masters swimming program in the United States, is a club for every level of adult swimmer. Over 80 weekly workouts in 9 pools in West LA, Valley, South Bay and downtown are offered…See More
Jan 20
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"Taking Time to Remember” at Institute of Musical Arts

February 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts could not be more proud as we present Laura Duncan, in her first solo concert "Taking Time to Remember”.As a member of Women's Voices (IMA's own in-house storytelling ensemble) Laura has always been a crowd-pleaser. Laura is a retired elementary special education teacher who embarked upon storytelling as the "new chapters" in her life were unfolding and discovered that her hilarious, personal stories, spiced up by her own special laughter, never failed to…See More
Jan 17
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Post-Holiday Swim Workout at University of Southern California

January 10, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
If you need to lose some pounds and the land just isn’t doing it for you; jump in the water After all the indulging during the holidays, it is the perfect time to resolve to lose weight. High impact exercise (on land) may just be too painful to start, so consider joining a master’s (an age, not a proficiency) workout that will get your heart pumping and limbs moving! SCAQ, the largest Masters swimming program in the United States, is a club for every level of adult swimmer. Over 80 weekly…See More
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Happy New Year, Happy Tapas at Institute of Musical Arts

January 6, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join us for "Happy New Year, Happy Tapas", our very popular Happy Hour, on Friday, January 6th, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Doña Barbara's Tea & Tapas. We will be serving Tapas (small plates consisting of little portions of unique and creative combinations of food), soft drinks, and "adult beverages" in a casual setting that will encourage mixing and mingling, and we will also provide some lively music for those of you who want to do a little dancing to shake off the work week and…See More
Dec 16, 2016

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