University Park Family's Blog – June 2009 Archive (7)

Return of the “B-Movies and Bad Science” Series: Lighthearted film and discussion explores the questionable “stars” of creature features and disaster flicks

Do you have nightmares about giant, ferocious snails? This is the room for you! Confront your fears via film, then scientists will talk you down. I have some vintage poster artwork from some of the films, if anybody needs it for print/online - via Kristin Friedrich, Editorial Manager, at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.



Spend a Sunday with members of the Natural… Continue

Added by University Park Family on June 23, 2009 at 3:38pm — No Comments

USC/Expo Park Light Rail Station

Most of the corners around Exposition Park and University Park aren't thought of as artistic or even notable interchanges, much less something we want to preserve for future generations.



Until you put their often stark and hidden beauty in the hands osf someone who knows where to look.



“These East/West and North/South corridors are on the verge of major change and have already a little known but well documented history," artist Robber Flick says. "It is my intent to create… Continue

Added by University Park Family on June 19, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

First-ever citywide survey of Los Angeles’ historic resources: Plan that will guide future development

The South Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles, and West Adams – Baldwin

Hills – Leimert Community Plan Areas have been selected to participate in the first year

of the citywide survey.



Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Constituent Service Center

8475 S. Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.



Regional meeting for SurveyLA, the first-ever citywide survey of Los Angeles’ historic

resources. and we hope you will participate.…



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Added by University Park Family on June 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Lakers Parade

The magnet that is a championship trophy drew the gold and purple jerseys walking from all directions toward University Park and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park.



Call me a skeptic. I just didn't think it would be that bad. But I rode my bike from Leimert Park to work just in case.



250,00 are supposed to line the route and 95,000 will be squezzd into the Coliseum - which is already about 2/3 fulls - the the Lakers wood basketball court is in the middle… Continue

Added by University Park Family on June 17, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

LA Sentinel highlights the Expo Line and its political architect - Councilman Bernard Parks

LA Sentinel: With the pouring of cement at what will be the Expo Park / USC Station along the long-awaited Exposition Light Rail Line, the entire South Los Angeles community moved even closer to having the modern transportation system that it desperately needs.



"Expo Park / USC Station would significantly enhance mobility to this important part of downtown. The stakeholders in this area will benefit greatly from these public improvements," said Councilmember Bernard C. Parks in the… Continue

Added by University Park Family on June 10, 2009 at 10:21am — No Comments

Mapping your neighborhood

The LA Times is trying to map the neighborhoods in the city.



And it's first major fix, also seems to be a snafu for this area:



"Our toughest decisions came from the powerful and often irreconcilable associations people make with names and places. Among the bitter rifts we encountered were the competing claims… Continue

Added by University Park Family on June 9, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Local students take home prize in national webite competition

Students from Manual Arts in Exposition Park, Central City Value, Loyola High School and 32nd Street (USC-MAST) in University Park took home a laptop computer for the website they created "Amazonia: Endangered Beauty."



The USC TRIO Upward Bound Math/Science Program team, under the coaching of Oscar Menjivar, took home "honorable mention" at the national OracleThinkquest… Continue

Added by University Park Family on June 1, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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