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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

Expo Park Farmers Market Every Saturday

Exposition Park Farmers Market - Saturday May 30th - 11am - 4pm

(and every Saturday to follow!) located on the South lawn of the Natural History Museum



FREE TOTE WITH PURCHASE! (limit one per customer while supplies last)



Don't forget to check out the goings on at the museums. The California Science Center and California African American Museum have free admission.



At… Continue

Added by University Park Family on May 29, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Fast Food Ban in South Los Angeles: Study says the restaurants lead to obesity (duh)

A decade-long study of thousands found that students whose schools are within a block of a fast-food outlet are more likely to be obese than students whose schools are a quarter of a mile or more away.



“Neighborhoods that choose to zone out fast-food restaurants are probably taking a step to protect the future health of their children,” Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, told the… Continue

Added by University Park Family on May 11, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Hidden Treasure: Natural Soul Food

The Natural Soul Food Non Profit Cafe in Exposition Park "serves healthy soul food with a side of culture," according to reporter Stephani Harnett at Intersections.



There you can find honey-baked chicken and turkey meatloaf, fragrant yams and greens but not no red meat, no white sugar, no black pepper



Jacinto Rhines, Jr., the passionate patriarch of the cafe: "We're… Continue

Added by University Park Family on May 11, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Time for the next generation to lead - Applications due April 13

The 27th Annual Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Summer Conference is looking for leaders - no GPA requirement and no money required.



The weeklong, intensive leadership training conference for high school sophomores and juniors from California will take place in Sacramento at the California State University, Sacramento campus from July 25th - August 1st, 2009.



About 120 students will… Continue

Added by University Park Family on March 24, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

So you wanna be in pictures? Free course in film, TV and computer animation for South LA students

The New Hope Foundation Film and Art Institute will bring a team of instructors and equipment, including guest industry professionals, on location to youth in their own community to offer classes, free of charge, with industry standard equipment and state of the art technique.



Students aged 14 to 18 qualify and enrollment will be decided on a first come first serve basis.



The course April 18 to May 30 - every Saturday from 9… Continue

Added by University Park Family on February 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Seven LA high school students will win college scholarships - you could be one of them

You need to be a seniors attending school in Los Angeles County with a minimum 3.0 GPA. You should highlight your commitment to community service and leadership in their school, church and life.



Deadline is March 11.



Applications are available at the Los Angeles Urban League



Nestlé USA and the Los Angeles Urban League will award two seniors with $5,000 college scholarships $5,000 (one male and one female) and $1,000 for five… Continue

Added by University Park Family on February 26, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Biz Schools takes to the Street on Community Service Day

More than 116 USC students, faculty and staff painted over graffiti, removed trash from an alley and pulled weeds. Some volunteers worked on arts and crafts projects with youngsters at the Shriners Hospitals and others helped pick up trash at Manhattan Beach.



It was all apart of the second annual Marshall Community Service Day last year.



They worked on eight sites around the USC University Park and Exposition Park neighborhoods and elsewhere in Los Angeles where they could… Continue

Added by University Park Family on February 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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