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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Glassell Park nursery school presents The Winter Garden Festival

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Submitted by Jessica The Garden Nursery School Homemade food! Artisanal beer! Kids crafts and Games! Handmade gift shoppe! Santa House! Kids band Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang! Face painting! This event, on December 7th from 11AM-4PM, will have it all. And it’s a fundraiser for ... Read More »

Winter basketball signs up begin today at Elysian Valley Rec Center

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Submitted by Nicole Elysian Valley Recreation Center Youth Coed basketball and Girls basketball registration begins today! For more information call us at 323 666-5058, email us at nicole.bernal@lacity.org or look at our website laparks.org/recreation centers/Elysian Valley Rc. Office is open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm. Friday 11am-8pm. Saturday 9am-5pm. ... Read More »

Pizza proceeds to benefit Echo Park parenting group

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Echo Parenting & Education, a long-time nonprofit that offers parenting classes, is teaming up with a local restaurant for a month-long Piece of of Pie pizza fundraiser. During November, Mohawk Bend will give Echo Park Parenting & Education $4 for each of the specialty pizzas created ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Awater Village Day of the Dead Family Festival

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The first Atwater Village Day of the Dead Family Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2 will feature loads of kids activities and family fun, including: Community Homemade Salsa Smackdown contest judged by Atwater Village Farm and celebrity chef Curtis Stone (entries being accepted until Fri Nov 1), ... Read More »

Elysian Valley school tears up blacktop for green space

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City and school district officials joined the staff, students and parents of Dorris Place Elementary last week to dedicate new, park-like grounds on what once had been a field of asphalt on the north end of the Elysian Valley campus. Jennifer Deines, a Dorris Place parent and ... Read More »

Lack of citizenship has not dimmed the ambitions and success of a Highland Park student

Luis Antezana set himself apart from other students at Franklin High School by serving on the Highland Park neighborhood council.  Now, as  a senior at Cal State L.A., the political science major continues to be a stand-out. Last month, Antezana, was one of 23 students from ... Read More »

Echo Park council votes not to support new charter school across from Belmont High

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A charter school operator that wants to build a new campus in Echo Park failed to win the support of the Echo Park neighborhood council. The council was admonished during Tuesday night’s meeting by a representative of the city agency that oversees neighborhood councils for delving ... Read More »

Echo Park library to offer free college-prep series and writing classes

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The Echo Park branch library on Temple Street is now registering students for five-week writing workshop as well as a series of free SAT test prep classes. Here are the details from Young Adult Library Wendy McPherson: Write Stuff College Preparation Series for High School Students ... Read More »

Statewide study puts Eastside charter schools on top 10 list

Gabriela Charter  in Echo Park was ranked as the state’s second  best charter elementary/middle school  in a USC study that also placed charter campuses serving Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock,  Historic Filipinotown and Lincoln Heights on its top 10 list. For the first time, the USC School ... Read More »

Free art classes for kids and teens offered in Glassell Park

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The Create L.A. and Keystone  Art Space, an artist studio complex in Glassell Park, is now signing up kids ages 10 to 18 for free art classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays (4 pm – 5:30 pm) from late August through September. Here are the details: Bring ... Read More »