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Nathaniel J. Shaw, artist BeBop commented on Ashley Alvarado's blog post Leimert Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's First Person?
"I have too among so many have a story to add to the rest of what may indeed be a growing healing power. I now have a book I will work to get out to the people. It expresses my addition to the many stories of life in our lives: PREFERENCE   It…"
Feb 25
Ashley Alvarado commented on Ashley Alvarado's blog post Leimert Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's First Person?
"Hi, you can share story by clicking on that blue link in the post or by going to—> http://www.scpr.org/network/questions/firstperson. Thanks! "
Feb 25
Katherine Nilbrink commented on Ashley Alvarado's blog post Leimert Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's First Person?
"If someone has a story, how do they share it?"
Feb 24
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Leimert Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's First Person?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community. First Person is KPCC's…See More
Feb 24
Ashley Alvarado's blog post was featured

SCOTUS dismisses Prop 8; California can resume same-sex marriages. KPCC asks: How does decision affect you?

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional and dismissed Prop 8 on standing, meaning same-sex marriages can resume in California.How do these decisions affect you? Are you planning to get married?KPCC would like to hear from people whose lives are affected by this.By sharing your story, you help us to follow this issue in a way that is more relevant and people-centered. Your…See More
Jun 27, 2013
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SCOTUS dismisses Prop 8; California can resume same-sex marriages. KPCC asks: How does decision affect you?

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional and dismissed Prop 8 on standing, meaning same-sex marriages can resume in California.How do these decisions affect you? Are you planning to get married?KPCC would like to hear from people whose lives are affected by this.By sharing your story, you help us to follow this issue in a way that is more relevant and people-centered. Your…See More
Jun 27, 2013
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KPCC: South Los Angeles city council candidates work to mobilize voters for May runoff election

There’s been considerable civic angst about the low voter turnout in L.A.’s March 5 primary, which was just 20 percent. In some parts of the city, such as Council District 9 in South L.A., it was even lower. Only 15 percent of the district’s registered voters came out for the primary, so both campaigns are mobilizing to get a bigger turnout for the May 21 runoff. Each is taking a different approach. In the case of Ana Cubas, campaign volunteer Evelia Palmero says going door-to-door is an…See More
Apr 9, 2013
Michael MacDonald commented on Ashley Alvarado's blog post KPCC highlights Leimert Park's important place in LA's music and cultural history (Map)
"Great article. Thanks!"
Apr 2, 2013
Ashley Alvarado's blog post was featured

KPCC highlights Leimert Park's important place in LA's music and cultural history (Map)

Millions of people live in the city, occupying diverse neighborhoods like Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Glassell Park. But how much of the city do you really know? In Take Two's series, Neighborhoods, reporter Tess Vigeland takes us to Leimert Park in South Los Angeles. Click here to see and hear the story: …See More
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KPCC highlights Leimert Park's important place in LA's music and cultural history (Map)

Millions of people live in the city, occupying diverse neighborhoods like Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Glassell Park. But how much of the city do you really know? In Take Two's series, Neighborhoods, reporter Tess Vigeland takes us to Leimert Park in South Los Angeles. Click here to see and hear the story: …See More
Mar 30, 2013
Heather Lee Presha promoted Ashley Alvarado's blog post KPCC asks: Have you been priced out of a neighborhood?
Mar 17, 2013
Ashley Alvarado's blog post was featured

KPCC asks: Have you been priced out of a neighborhood?

L.A. neighborhoods are changing: Demographics shift. Businesses open and shutter. Residents are forced to adapt and, sometimes, move. In February, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum went to Highland Park—a rapidly changing neighborhood—to hold an an off-site conversation focused on "Changing Neighborhoods: Tradition, Transition, and Gentrification in L.A." (Click the …See More
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Ashley Alvarado posted a blog post

KPCC asks: Have you been priced out of a neighborhood?

L.A. neighborhoods are changing: Demographics shift. Businesses open and shutter. Residents are forced to adapt and, sometimes, move. In February, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum went to Highland Park—a rapidly changing neighborhood—to hold an an off-site conversation focused on "Changing Neighborhoods: Tradition, Transition, and Gentrification in L.A." (Click the …See More
Mar 7, 2013
AJea L promoted Ashley Alvarado's blog post KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?
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KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?

Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.Tell us: How has mental illness affected your life?It's confidential, and a KPCC journalist will reply by email. Nothing you share is aired or published without your…See More
Feb 25, 2013
Ashley Alvarado's blog post was featured

KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?

Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.Tell us: How has mental illness affected your life?It's confidential, and a KPCC journalist will reply by email. Nothing you share is aired or published without your…See More
Feb 25, 2013

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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm the public engagement editor for 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. And I'm always interested in learning more about different neighborhoods.
Who referred you?
Eddie North-Hager
Good times at:
USC
My other Website:
http://kpcc.org
Last song I heard or I sang:
Hooked on a Feeling
Profession:
Journalist
My Leimert Park Secret:
I wrote a story about Leimert Park for LA Mag.
Hometown:
Eugene, Oregon

Ashley Alvarado's Blog

Leimert Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's First Person?

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community. First Person is…

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SCOTUS dismisses Prop 8; California can resume same-sex marriages. KPCC asks: How does decision affect you?

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:47am 0 Comments

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional and dismissed Prop 8 on standing, meaning same-sex marriages can resume in California.

How do these decisions affect you? Are you planning to get married?

KPCC would like to hear from people whose lives are affected by this.

By sharing your story, you help us to follow this issue in a…

Continue

KPCC: South Los Angeles city council candidates work to mobilize voters for May runoff election

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:22am 0 Comments

There’s been considerable civic angst about the low voter turnout in L.A.’s March 5 primary, which was just 20 percent. In some parts of the city, such as Council District 9 in South L.A., it was even lower. 

Only 15 percent of the district’s registered voters came out for the primary, so both campaigns are mobilizing to get a bigger turnout for the May 21 runoff. Each is taking a different approach. In the case of Ana Cubas, campaign…

Continue

KPCC highlights Leimert Park's important place in LA's music and cultural history (Map)

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 9:11am 1 Comment

Millions of people live in the city, occupying diverse neighborhoods like Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Glassell Park. But how much of the city do you really know? In Take Two's series, Neighborhoods, reporter Tess Vigeland takes us to Leimert Park in South Los Angeles. 

Click here to see and hear the story: …

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At 1:48pm on January 4, 2013, Heather Lee Presha said…

Hi Ashley...

Glad to see you joined LPB and taking notice of our wonderful community.  Please let me know if you ever want to know more about what's the latest with the real estate market here in Leimert. I'm always happy to help!

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