I wrote a while back that my journalism class last semester was reporting on the surrounding USC community on Jefferson Boulevard. A summary from the site:
A team of reporters from the University of Southern California headed down Jefferson Blvd. in search of the stories that define the area. They quickly discovered that the everyday people of Jefferson bring the richness of character, meaning and vitality on the boulevard. It was the journalist’s hope that “On Jefferson Project” would provide just a glimpse into the story and heart of this great community.
To check it out: http://onjefferson.uscannenberg.org/home/