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Alta Loma Elementary School
1745 Vineyard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
(Parking lot is at 4640 Saturn St.)


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Directions from the East 10 Freeway:
Take the La Brea Avenue exit (Exit 8). Keep left at the fork, and merge onto La Brea Ave. Turn right at Washington Blvd. Turn left at Vineyard Ave.  After three blocks on Vineyard, you will see the school on your left.  Turn left onto Saturn St. and look for the entrance to one of two school parking lots on the left.  If the parking lots are full by the time you arrive, please park on the street.  From the parking lots, follow the signs to the auditorium.  

Directions from the West 10 Freeway:
Take the Crenshaw Blvd. exit and turn right to head north on Crenshaw. Turn left on Washington Blvd. Turn right on Vineyard Ave. After three blocks on Vineyard, you will see the school on your left.  Turn left onto Saturn St. and look for the entrance to one of two school parking lots on the left.  If the parking lots are full by the time you arrive, please park on the street.  From the parking lots, follow the signs to the auditorium.  

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Esperanza Elementary School
680 Little Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(Parking lot is at 679 S. Union Ave.)


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Directions from the North 110 Freeway:
Take the 9th Street exit towards Downtown L.A. As you exit the freeway, get in the left lane, and take an immediate left onto Francisco Street (the first light). Turn left at the dead end on 8th Street (away from Downtown L.A.). Go west on 8th Street, until you get to Union Street. Turn right on Union Street for 1 1/2 blocks (past 7th Street but before Wilshire Blvd.). You will see Esperanza Elementary School to your left. Turn left into the parking lot halfway up the block (before you get to Wilshire Blvd.). The address for the parking lot is 679 S. Union Ave. The entrance to the auditorium is at the end of the parking lot.

Directions from the South 110 Freeway:
Take the Wilshire Blvd. exit and turn right on Wilshire away from Downtown L.A. Go west on Wilshire Blvd., passing Lucas Avenue, until you get to Union Street. Turn left on Union, and go halfway down the block to Ingraham. Turn right on Ingraham (between Wilshire and 7th), into the school parking lot (parking lot address is 679 S. Union Ave.). The entrance to the auditorium is at the end of the parking lot.

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Gratts Elementary School
309 S. Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Parking is in their underground parking garage beneath the playground. The entrance is 328 Witmer St., LA, CA 90017, on the west side of the campus and just south of W. 3rd St.


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Directions from the North 110 Freeway:
Take the 3rd Street exit; head left at the fork in the ramp, away from Downtown L.A. Drive up the hill, passing Bixel and Lucas until you get to Witmer St. Turn left on Witmer St., the entrance is on the left at 328 Witmer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 on the west side of the campus and just south of W. 3rd St. Click this link for a map to where the entrance to the underground parking is on Witmer St. Below the map is a photo of the entrance. Once you have parked, head upstairs to the playground area and walk towards the lunch benches into the auditorium.

Directions from the South 110 Freeway:
Take the 3rd Street exit; turn left off the exit to get to 3rd Street. When you reach the light at 3rd Street, turn right, away from Downtown L.A. Drive up the hill, passing Bixel and Lucas until you get to Witmer St. Turn left on Witmer St., the entrance is on the left at 328 Witmer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 on the west side of the campus and just south of W. 3rd St. Click this link for a map to where the entrance to the underground parking is on Witmer St. Below the map is a photo of the entrance. Once you have parked, head upstairs to the playground area and walk towards the lunch benches into the auditorium.

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Los Angeles Elementary School
1211 S. Hobart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006


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Directions from the 10 Freeway:
Take the Western Ave. exit and go north on Western Ave. Proceed two blocks past Pico Blvd. and turn right onto 12th St.  Proceed three blocks and turn right onto Hobart Blvd.  Take your first right into the parking lot of Los Angeles Elementary School.  From the parking lot, go through the gate towards the main entrance of the building. You will walk into a courtyard. When you are standing in the courtyard with your back to the parking lot, you will see the auditorium to your right.

Directions from the North 110 Freeway:
Take the 110 Freeway North to the 10 West.  Follow the directions from the 10 Freeway (see above). 

Directions from the South 110 Freeway:
Take the 110 Freeway South to the 10 West.  Follow the directions from the 10 Freeway (see above). 

Directions from the South 101 Freeway:
Take the Western/Santa Monica Blvd. exit.  Turn left at Lexington Ave.  Turn right at N. Western Ave. and head south on Western Ave.  Turn left at Olympic Blvd.  Turn right at S. Hobart Blvd.  Proceed two blocks to 12th St.  Just past 12th St., take your first right into the parking lot of Los Angeles Elementary School.  From the parking lot, go through the gate towards the main entrance of the building.  You will walk into a courtyard.  When you are standing in the courtyard with your back to the parking lot, you will see the auditorium to your right.

Directions from the North 101 Freeway:
Take the Vermont exit.  Turn left onto Vermont Ave and head south.  Turn right onto Olympic Blvd.  Turn left at S. Hobart Blvd.  Proceed two blocks to 12th St.  Just past 12th St., take your first right into the parking lot of Los Angeles Elementary School.  From the parking lot, go through the gate towards the main entrance of the building.  You will walk into a courtyard.  When you are standing in the courtyard with your back to the parking lot, you will see the auditorium to your right.

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MacArthur Park Elementary School for the Visual and Performing Arts
2300 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
(School cross streets are W. 7th St. and S. Grand View St.. The parking lot is at 715 S. Grand View St., below ground beneath the school. Those walking or taking public transportation, look for an unlocked gate up the sidewalk to the right of the parking lot entrance, near the Multipurpose Building, which is their auditorium.)


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Directions from the 10 Freeway:
Take the Hoover St. exit and follow the signs to go north on Hoover. Just past Venice Blvd., veer right onto S. Alvarado St. Continue six blocks, then turn left onto 8th St. Turn right onto S. Grand View St. The elementary school is on the left, and the entrance to the parking garage is on the south side of the school, between two round mirrors overhead. Turn left down the sloped driveway and park in the "Staff Parking" lot beneath the school. Follow the signs to the stairs or elevator to go up one floor to the school. Follow the signs to the auditorium.

Directions from the North 110 Freeway:
Take the Adams Blvd. exit and turn left onto W. Adams Blvd. Turn right onto Hoover St. Just past Venice Blvd., veer right onto S. Alvarado St. Continue six blocks, then turn left onto 8th St. Turn right onto S. Grand View St. The elementary school is on the left, and the entrance to the parking garage is on the south side of the school, between two round mirrors overhead. Turn left down the sloped driveway and park in the "Staff Parking" lot beneath the school. Follow the signs to the stairs or elevator to go up one floor to the school. Follow the signs to the auditorium. 

Directions from the South 110 Freeway:
Take exit 22B for 8th St. toward 9th St. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for 8th St. Continue onto W. 8th St. past Alvarado St. Turn right onto S. Grand View St. The elementary school is on the left, and the entrance to the parking garage is on the south side of the school, between two round mirrors overhead. Turn left down the sloped driveway and park in the "Staff Parking" lot beneath the school. Follow the signs to the stairs or elevator to go up one floor to the school. Follow the signs to the auditorium.

Directions from the 101 Freeway:
Take the Alvarado St. exit and follow the signs to go south on Alvarado. Continue on Alvarado until you see 7th St. Turn right onto 7th and go two lights to S. Grand View St. The elementary school is on the corner of 7th St. and S. Grand View St. Turn left onto S. Grand View St. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right, past the front entrance of the school and between two round mirrors overhead. Turn right down the sloped driveway and park in the "Staff Parking" lot beneath the school. Follow the signs to the stairs or elevator to go up one floor to the school. Follow the signs to the auditorium.

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Magnolia Elementary School
1626 S. Orchard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006
(Parking lot is at 1695 Magnolia Ave.)


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Directions from the 10 Freeway:
Take the Vermont Ave. exit and go north. Pass Washington Blvd. and turn right on Venice Blvd. At the intersection of Venice and Orchard you'll see Magnolia Elementary School to your right. Keep driving on Venice Blvd. one more block and then turn right on Magnolia Ave. Immediately to your right you will see the school playground and the upper parking lot. The school may also allow you to park on the playground, which you access driving slowly through the upper parking lot.  If you can park in the upper parking lot or playground, once parked you follow the signs to the auditorium, which is through the gate and on the left, next to the lunch tables. If that upper parking lot is full and cars are not allowed to park on the playground, then continue on Magnolia for approximately 500 feet, until you see the entrance to the school's lower parking lot and structure on the right (lower parking lot address is 1695 S. Magnolia Ave.).  Park in the lower parking lot or structure and follow the stairs all the way up to the auditorium.  

Directions from the North 110 Freeway:
Take the Adams Blvd. exit and turn left. Turn right on Hoover St and then left on Washington Blvd. Go two blocks and turn right on Magnolia Ave. As you drive up Magnolia you will see Magnolia Elementary School to your left.   Approximately a quarter of a mile up Magnolia Ave., you will see the entrance to the school's lower parking lot and parking structure (lower parking lot address is 1695 S. Magnolia Ave.). Park in the lower parking lot or structure and follow the stairs all the way up to the auditorium, which is next to the lunch tables.  If that lower parking lot is locked or full, continue up Magnolia Ave. to the upper parking lot that is on your left at the corner of Venice Blvd. and Magnolia Ave. The school may also allow you to park on the playground, which you access driving slowly through the upper parking lot. If you can park in the upper parking lot or playground, once parked you follow the signs to the auditorium, which is through the gate and on the left, next to the lunch tables.  

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Politi Elementary School
2481 W. 11th St., Los Angeles, CA 90006


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Directions from the 10 Freeway:
Take the Vermont Ave. exit and go north. Pass Pico Blvd. and turn right on West 11th St. At the intersection of 11th and Magnolia you'll see Leo Politi Elementary School to your left. After you pass the main entrance you will see the entrance to the parking lot. From the parking lot, go through the gate towards the main entrance of the building. You will walk through a hallway into a courtyard. Take a right and walk across the courtyard to enter the auditorium.

Directions from the North 110 Freeway:
Take the Adams Blvd. exit (before you reach Downtown L.A.) and turn left. Turn right on Vermont Ave and proceed past Pico Blvd. Turn right on West 11th.  At the intersection of 11th and Magnolia you'll see Leo Politi Elementary School to your left. After you pass the main entrance you will see the entrance to the parking lot. From the parking lot, go through the gate towards the main entrance of the building. You will walk through a hallway into a courtyard. Take a right and walk across the courtyard to enter the auditorium.

Directions from the South 110 Freeway:
Take the 8th Street exit and turn right (away from Downtown Los Angeles). Turn left on Hoover St and take a right on Olympic Blvd.  Continue for half a block and turn left on Arapahoe.  Take a right on West 11th St. The parking lot to the elementary school is on your right.  From the parking lot, go through the gate towards the main entrance of the building. You will walk through a hallway into a courtyard. Take a right and walk across the courtyard to enter the auditorium.

Directions from the 101 Freeway:
Take the Alvarado St. exit south to Olympic Blvd.  Turn right on Olympic Blvd and proceed past Hoover Blvd.  Continue for half a block after you pass Hoover Blvd. and turn left on Arapahoe.  Take a right on West 11th St. and the parking lot to the elementary school is on your right. From the parking lot, go through the gate towards the main entrance of the building. You will walk through a hallway into a courtyard. Take a right and walk across the courtyard to enter the auditorium.

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White Elementary School
2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
 (Parking lot is located on 611 S. Carondelet St. between Wilshire Blvd. and 6th St.)

*NOTE:  You will be parking for free in a public parking structure across the street from the elementary school. Take a parking stub from the machine when you enter. After you check in with our Site Coordinators in the multi-purpose room on campus, they or a school staff member will have a parking validation stamp to stamp your parking stub. After the reading clubs you would then present that validated parking stub to the parking attendant when you drive away.


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Directions from the 10 Freeway:
Take the Hoover St. exit and follow the signs to go north on Hoover.  Just after 8th Street, veer right at the fork onto Rampart Blvd.  Continue two blocks on Rampart until you reach Wilshire Blvd.  Turn right on Wilshire Blvd.  Continue on Wilshire until you see Carondelet St.  Turn left on Carondelet.  You will see the elementary school to your right.  There is a parking structure three quarters of the way down the street on the left-hand side.  Enter the structure and take a parking stub from the machine when you enter, and perhaps tell the parking attendant you are from Reading to Kids.  Park on the 2nd floor or higher.  Follow the signs to exit the structure and cross the street to enter White Elementary.  Follow the signs to the multi-purpose room.

Directions from the North 110 Freeway:
Take the 9th Street exit towards Downtown L.A. As you exit the freeway, get in the left lane, and take an immediate left onto Francisco Street (the first light).  Turn left at the dead end on 8th Street (away from Downtown L.A.).  Go west on 8th Street until you get to Alvarado St. Turn right onto Alvarado. Continue on Alvarado until you reach Wilshire Blvd.  Turn left onto Wilshire Blvd. Continue on Wilshire (past MacArthur Park on your right) until you see Carondelet St.  Turn right on Carondelet.  You will see the elementary school to your right.   There is a parking structure three quarters of the way down the street on the left-hand side.  Enter the structure and take a parking stub from the machine when you enter, and perhaps tell the parking attendant you are from Reading to Kids.  Park on the 2nd floor or higher.  Follow the signs to exit the structure and cross the street to enter White Elementary.  Follow the signs to the multi-purpose room.

Directions from the South 110 Freeway:
Take the Wilshire Blvd. exit and turn right onto Wilshire (away from Downtown L.A.).  Go west on Wilshire Blvd. (past MacArthur park on your right) until you see Carondelet St.  Turn right on Carondelet.  You will see the elementary school to your right.  There is a parking structure three quarters of the way down the street on the left-hand side.  Enter the structure and take a parking stub from the machine when you enter, and perhaps tell the parking attendant you are from Reading to Kids.  Park on the 2nd floor or higher.  Follow the signs to exit the structure and cross the street to enter White Elementary.  Follow the signs to the multi-purpose room.

Directions from the 101 Freeway:
Take the Alvarado St. exit and follow the signs to go south on Alvarado.  Continue on Alvarado until you see 6th St.  Turn right onto 6th.  Continue on 6th (past MacArthur Park on your left) until you see Carondelet St.  Turn left on Carondelet.  You will see the school near the end of the street to your left.  There is a parking structure a quarter of the way down the street on the right-hand side.  Enter the structure and take a parking stub from the machine when you enter, and perhaps tell the parking attendant you are from Reading to Kids.  Park on the 2nd floor or higher.  Follow the signs to exit the structure and cross the street to enter White Elementary.  Follow the signs to the multi-purpose room.

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