University Park Family's Blog – April 2011 Archive (15)

Street closures for March of Dimes

March of Dimes Walk for Babies on Saturday, April 30, begins at 39th, Street, east to Hill Street, and then north to Venice Boulevard from 8 AM until 1 PM. 

STREET CLOSURES

Figueroa Street between 39th Street and Exposition Boulevard

Martin Luther King Boulevard at Figueroa Street, north to Exposition Boulevard
The HOV lane off ramp at 39th Street and Figueroa Street
Hill Street, north to Venice Boulevard

Added by University Park Family on April 28, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Draw the line: University Village hosts LA Redistricting Center

It's never been easier to affect the future of local, state and national politics than it is right now.

 

For the first time in California, a commission of citizens will choose the boundaries for legislative districts, taking that responsibility out of the hands of politicians with vested party interests.

 

And the…

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Added by University Park Family on April 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Free shuttles to the LA Times Festival of Books at USC

University parking will be available for $10.00, however, given the anticipated crowd of over 150,000, organizers encourage use of public transportation.

 

USC is also offering free shuttle service from the following locations:

- Norwood Elementary School

- Foshay Learning Center

- Bravo Medical Magnet High School

- Sheridan Elementary…

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Added by University Park Family on April 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Neighborhood council and DA office win six-year fight to close recycling center in West Adams

*Editor's note: I have to give props to the intrepid and persistent Leslie Evans, the chair of the Public Safety Commission for the North Area Neighborhood Development Council. Though I have only been on the neighborhood council for less than a year, it is clear the neighborhoods around USC, University Park and West Adams are safer and less blighted because of Leslie. The removal of this recycling center is one of his bigger triumphs - but his list of accomplishments is very long and we all…

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Added by University Park Family on April 19, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

With great events at USC and Expo Park, come great traffic

Via USC Transportation -



April 30th through May 1st, USC will be hosting the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.  This event is expected to attract 180,000 visitors over the course of the two days.  Please expect heavy traffic in the area during the festival and during the set up and tear down periods for the exhibitions.  Increased traffic is expected from 5:00 a.m. to…

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Added by University Park Family on April 19, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

Room 13 of Foshay Learning Center featured at the Brewery Art this weekend

Don't let the name fool you - the Brewery Artwalk is focused on showcasing the art in one of the largest art colonies in the world. The cool thing is that it's in the old Pabst Brewery just northeast of downtown Los AngelesOne of the best events of the year in Los Angeles happens this weekend.

 

This unguided tour is a maze of artists' lofts like you've never see. There's a restaurant on the sprawling campus that serves beer and wine. There's a library and a…

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Added by University Park Family on April 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month

April is National Earthquake Preparedness Month (just in case March didn't scare you into action), according to Orli at Rancho Park Online.

 

Do your best to get you and your family as ready as you can…

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Added by University Park Family on April 14, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Robotics open house on Friday

USC Viterbi Robotics Annual Open House, on April 15th for  K-12 kids to meet the latest robots.

                                                                                                                                                               

WHAT:                Robot dogs, exercise coaches, playmates, underwater scouts,  humanoids that make eye contact and dozens of other automatons of all shapes and sizes will be on display as researchers explain…

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Added by University Park Family on April 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Book drive for University Park schools

In conjunction with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC, Target and the USC Office of Government and Civic Engagement are sponsoring a book drive benefiting the USC Family of Schools and Target’s partner schools.

What to Donate

Please donate new or slightly used books that are appropriate for children…

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Added by University Park Family on April 13, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

California Science Center wins Space Shuttle Endeavour

The nationwide race to claim one of the rare icons of space exploration is coming Los Angeles - more specifically to South LA.

 

The California Science Center in Exposition Park will be the…

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Added by University Park Family on April 12, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Earthy Day at Normandie Elem. sponsored by CSU and The Center: South LA April 16

Earth Day South LA - music, art, food & culture - is April 16th Normadie Avenue Elementary School, 4505 S. Raymond Ave. The Center : South LA is partnering this year for the Earth Day South LA with Community Services Unlimited (CSU).

"We're all very excited,last year was amazing!" writes Jess of…

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Added by University Park Family on April 12, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

USC Health and Science Expo April 15

Between 300 to 400 5th grade students will participate in the three project components Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m:



1) Develop a class health/science related project, display and/or exhibit.

2) Participate in the one-day Science Fair competition between classes at the USC HSC quad

3) Participate in a topic-related essay contest in the weeks following the Science Fair

 

The USC Health and Science Expo is an annual, unique, interactive project…

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Added by University Park Family on April 11, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

LA Times Festival of Books at USC

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming to our neighborhood and we're all invited.

 

One of Southern California’s most cherished and engaging weekend celebrations kicks off its 16th storied year in a new home on USC’s University Park campus April 30 and May 1.

 

Here are the…

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Added by University Park Family on April 9, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Spring into Health with the neighborhood council - NANDC. Health fair at MLK park on April 23rd

 

Spring Into Health –

A health, fitness, & Family Fun Festival

10am - 2pm, April 23rd

MLK Rec Center

3916 S. Western Ave.

(213) 847-0878



• Youth Spring Zone

• Egg Hunt

• Arts & Crafts

• Carnival Games

• Face Painting

• Moonbounce

• Community Health Fair

• Free dental,…

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Added by University Park Family on April 6, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Expo Line Track Testing Begins Today

USC Transportation has  been advised by Expo that train testing activities are schedules to start this week and continue in the area for the next several months. Testing will take place intermittently along the light rail alignment.

Safety Tips from Metro:



·        Please obey all warning signs and traffic signals when crossing the tracks.

·        Always look both ways before crossing any street

·        Never walk on the railroad tracks

·        Watch for trains…

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Added by University Park Family on April 4, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

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