Friday, August 1, 2014

School Yard

New Atwater piano school seeks to strike the right chord with mothers-to-be

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The owner of the soon-to-open Riko Method School of Piano  in Atwater Village believes you are never to young to start appreciating music. In fact, school founder Riko,  who prefers to use only one name,   offers a class for expectant mothers in their second-trimester that teaches them ... Read More »

City prepares to honor the legacy of pioneering Lincoln Heights football player

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A Lincoln Heights intersection would be christened “Kenny Washington Square” under a proposal to honor a star football player at Lincoln High who would later become one of the first black players in the NFL. The City Council is scheduled to vote next week on a ... Read More »

Elysian Valley Rec Center now taking Winter Camp sign ups


Submitted by Nicole Elysian Valley Recreation Center Winter Camp for ages 5-12 years Monday to Friday 7:30am-6pm December 30-January 3 Fee: $65 January 6-10 Fee: $80 Activities include seasonal activities, crafts, sports, games, and trips January 9-trip to Pickwick bowling and ice skating trips are additional ... Read More »

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


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


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


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 »