University Park Family's Blog – September 2010 Archive (11)

Figueroa Corridor to undergo $20 million renovation - what would you like to see on the street that connects USC and downtown LA?

$20 Million worth of improvements on Figueroa Street between 7th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. are geared to transform the busy thoroughfare into a pedestrian, transit and bike-friendly area with open spaces.



Two upcoming Community Town Hall Forums to tell 'em what you think



Saturday, October 2, 2010

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

St. Vincent School (Auditorium)

2333 S. Figueroa Street



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

7th+Fig… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 28, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ciclavia - closing roads to cars opens them to a traffic of people and bikes; Los Angeles imports the best of Colombia

Los Angeles continues its visionary ways by hosting a Ciclovia. A what?



It's not a race or a grop ride. It's the temporary creation of a park connecting the city. Walkers and riders can joint in any where along the seven mile rout from East Los Angeles, through downtown, along 7th, paralleling Vermont to the 101.



In Bogata, Columbia they host ciclovía every Sunday on 80 miles of city streets.



"A Ciclovía is not just for recreation. It…

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Added by University Park Family on September 28, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

*This just in - September is the time to get your flu shot. Flu season is approaching, or did it ever end?

The CDC responded to my question of WHEN exactly should we get a flu shot - "Get your flu vaccination in September or as soon as the vaccine is available. If you don't get the flu vaccine that early, you can get it any time during the flu season, into January and beyond. This is because the timing and duration (length) of the flu season varies. Flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, but flu activity often peaks in January or later."



CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 27, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Acclaimed play, "La Razon Blindada," has U.S. debut at 24th Street Theatre in USC University Park

And the Best Neighbor in the World goes to ... The 24th Street Theatre.



This wonderful entertainment venue in USC University Park is hosting the U.S. Premeire of La Razon Blindada to rave reviews from the LA Times and the LA Weekly.



Tickets are $24. Gulp.



That is unless you live in North University Park - then its 24 cents! Wow! Call to reserve tickets- 213-745-6516. 24th Street is at the… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 24, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

LA Times Festival of Books comes to USC

The nation’s largest public literary festival drew 140,000 people and over 400 authors last year.



The April 30 - May 1 Weekend Celebration is moving to USC University Park in order to draw more people, officials said.



The free Festival of Books brings exhibitors, booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations together with poets,… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 22, 2010 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Terry McMillan signing at the California Science Center Sept. 28

The author of Waiting to Exhale, Terry McMillan, is back with the sequel, Getting to Happy.



EsoWon & The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center present a duscussion and a book signing for the author on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7 pm

at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. 700 State Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037



Dessert reception follows!

Parking is $8.00



Be sure to buy your book at EsoWon in… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 20, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Walk-in movies at Exposition Park - Ferris Bueller Sat. Sept. 18 and The Shining

The Outdoor Cinema Food Fest in front of the Coliseum on Sept. 18th, Sept. 25th and October 31st.



The event will also feature music and gourmet food trucks.

*Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sat.… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Campus Saftey Fair today after World Health Org. honors USC as a Safe Community

USC was named an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.



USC joins a network of more than 200 communities around the world that have

met the organization's standards to promote safety and health

initiatives aimed at ensuring that individuals are protected from harm

in all aspects of their lives, whether they are at school or work or

reside in the…

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Added by University Park Family on September 15, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Flor y Canto: Prominent Latino writers and poets celebrate Mexican history and Chican movement

Festival de Flor y Canto: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative






Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - Friday, September 17, 2010

University Park Campus

Doheny Memorial…

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Added by University Park Family on September 13, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

USC joins UCLA and others to reinvigorate Charles R. Drew University

USC is among six California-based institutions to join an effort to rescue, restructure, reinvigorate and guide Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science toward a new,

resurgent and financially viable future, according to a USC press release.



Along with the Drew University board of trustees, The California…

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Added by University Park Family on September 13, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

CVS and six other businesses to move into University Gateway on Figueroa and Jefferson

Subway and JPMorgan chase are already open for business. Within the next 60 to 90 days, keep a look out for:

• Freeb!rds World Burrito

• Seattle’s Best Coffee

• Yogurtland

• Soy Japanese Express and Salad Creations



And in January, a CVS Pharmacy.



The 80,000 Square Foot Retail Space only has 9,000 feet left to lease, according to a press release.



The Figueroa Corridor "is home to

the strongest-performing stores of several national restaurant… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 8, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

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