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

Headless Halloween and Deadly Dia De Los Muertos events in University Park and Expo Park neighborhoods

There are dozens of free, spooky and safe events in the around USC. Most of the schools in the area have costume parades and contests. The students at St. Vincent's Catholic School celebrate All Saints Day instead and the kids dress up as their favorite saint.

Here's a list of some we found (please add a comment with info of others you may know about):

Haunted House at Hoover Recreation Center

The officials Halloween Party Site for the City of… Continue

Added by University Park Family on October 26, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Fast food ban in South Los Angeles ending; next steps debated

As the fast-food restaurant ban comes to a close, the debate on whether it worked or if it was a good idea and what to do next has heated up.

One recent study by the Rand Corp. claims the density of fast-food chain restaurants per capita is actually higher in other parts of Los Angeles than in South… Continue

Added by University Park Family on October 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

USC creates interactive maps of neighborhood services

The detailed maps of neighborhood resources pinpoint the locations of schools, parks, churches, museums, heath care facilities and historic buildings.

Did you know all these parks are are in the USC University Park and Exposition Park neighborhoods:

* Jesse A. Brewer Jr. Park

* Denker Recreation Center

* Exposition Park Rose Garden

* Hoover Recreation Center

* Loren… Continue

Added by University Park Family on October 16, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments

USC called a good neighbor

Jacques Steinberg of the New York Times asks: Which institutions have the best relationships, fiscal and otherwise, with the communities in which they reside?

A college president compiled a list of college highlighting the good works of 25 colleges, called Saviors of Our Cities. The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and… Continue

Added by University Park Family on October 12, 2009 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Clothing drive benefits locals seeking a job

WANTED: Clean, gently-used professional clothing for individuals looking for jobs, but cannot afford professional attire.

Donations can be delivered to the Southeast L.A.-Crenshaw Work Source Center at 3965 South Vermont Avenue or by calling (323) 730-7900.

In partnership with USC Employee Recruitment Services, USC Civic and Community Relations and the Southeast L.A.–Crenshaw WorkSource Center.

Added by University Park Family on October 5, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

CAAM in Exposition Park one of top 5 black history museums in America

The Washington Times put the California African-American Museum in Exposition Park at the top of the list.

The museum opened during the 1984 Olympic Games and has undergone a major remodeling. It has 19th-century landscapes, modern paintings from the Harlem Renaissance and memorabilia from the estate of Tom Bradley, the only black mayor of Los Angeles. National museum director Lonnie Bunch, who helped to establish the museum, told the paper that the… Continue

Added by University Park Family on October 2, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Mabuhay Festival celebrates Filipino-American cutlure

The 3rd Annual Mabuhay Festival is from 3pm-8pm, Saturday, Oct. 10, at McCarthy Quad on the USC campus to celebrate Pilipino American Heritage month.

Hosted by USC Troy Philippines, the Mabuhay Festival raises funds for "a God-centered, model microfinance nonprofit organizational charity" in the Philippines.

YouTubers… Continue

Added by University Park Family on October 2, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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