Category Archives: Education

Preschool: The Answer to Los Angeles’s Academic Troubles?

By Alex Abels The final of a four-part series on Jefferson Park and the changing urban neighborhood. At 1 p.m. on a Thursday in April, four-year-old Tony Williams appears to be living every kid’s dream – whizzing down the slide … Continue reading

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Where They Hide the Green in Los Angeles

By Sophie Gosper Angeleno’s seldom wake up to a day where they can see the mountains, let alone spend an evening staring at the stars. In a city of nearly 10 million people, the smog settles thickly over a world … Continue reading

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A 20th century school program that resonates today

By Anita Little Upward Bound, a USC partnership with South Los Angeles schools founded in 1977, has been making college a reality for low-income high school students and giving disadvantaged youth the skills they need to survive college. Upward Bound … Continue reading

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A school boasts a futuristic home — and goals to match

By Anita Little In their mad rush hour frenzy to get to work on time, commuters will often pass a unique building as they merge onto the 110 enroute to Hollywood. This special building with its sloping chrome walls, its … Continue reading

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Can a transit line transform South Los Angeles?

By Anita Little In the opening scene of the film Crash, one of the characters laments on how there is “no sense of touch” in Los Angeles. “In L.A. nobody touches you, we’re always behind this metal and this glass.” … Continue reading

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A face lift intended to do more than refurbish a shopping mall

By Samantha Hermann When Vince St. Thomas showed up at the food court of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall to do a crossword puzzle he was taken aback by what he found. The center of the food court had … Continue reading

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Former Fremont High teachers join charter school movement

By Elizabeth Warden John C. Fremont High School, located in South Los Angeles, recently underwent reconstruction, a process that allows the Los Angeles Unified School District to make teachers at low performing schools, evaluated by a consecutive high dropout rates … Continue reading

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Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles: The Dignity of Choice

The second of a two-part series on the services provided by Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles. View Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles in a larger map The gravelly squeak of a shopping cart’s wheels against the cracked sidewalks of Skid Row pierces … Continue reading

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Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles: The Stages of Change

The first of a two-part series on the services provided by Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles. The clients who walk through the doors of Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles share many of the same stories: homeless, jobless, struggling with addictions, estranged from … Continue reading

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Does Los Angeles really need a new football stadium?

By Helen Jeong (Credit: Farmersfield.com) When the Anschutz Entertainment Group wished to improve the infrastructure and facilities near the aging Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2005, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made it known that he supported the five-year plan. He wore … Continue reading

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