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Timothy Law Snyder

LMU names new president

                          After holding four-month nationwide search, the Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Timothy Law Snyder...

Aganay Durant

MdR Sheriff’s Station seeks missing girl

                              The Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station is looking for an 11 year-old girl who suffers from post-traumatic stress was repor...

A scene from Ralph Bakshi's "Lord of the Rings" | Image courtesy of Bakshi Productions

The Aero celebrates Ralph Bakshi

America’s first ‘mature’ animator appears in person Friday and Saturday for screenings of some of his best work By Michael Aushenker As a conversation with Ralph Bakshi winds down, the exasperated, no-nonsense, Brooklyn-b...

Students work on a “maker project” at The
Incubator School in Westchester. Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Reinventing School

Classrooms innovate to compete in the ever-evolving Westside education marketplace By Gary Walker The days of a school offering just the basics — reading, writing and arithmetic — seem to be going the way of the abacus. Att...

Tòmas Luna Gomez died near Slauson Avenue and Braddock Drive
Photo by Mia Duncans

Driver shot in Playa Vista, dies in Del Rey

A 21-year-old man who was shot multiple times while driving in Playa Vista on Monday night continued driving into Del Rey for more than a mile, striking several cars as he went before paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene...

City officials will likely discontinue pony rides at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market later this year
Photo by Brittany Soo Hoo

Animal rights battle heads to court

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market pony rides operator is suing the activist who campaigned to shut the rides down By Gary Walker A yearlong battle between an animal rights activist and the pony rides operator at the Santa Monica F...

The Cow’s End Café
Photo by Edizen Stowell /

Man bites off Venice café owner’s fingertip during scuffle

The owner of the Cow’s End Café in Venice is recovering after the tip of his finger was bitten off during a violent Saturday morning confrontation with a homeless man in the popular coffee shop. Police say Jonahthan Shain Le...

Last year’s Water Wise 
team, from left: Sherri Akers, Mike Bonin, Shelley Wiseman, Christy Wilhelmi and Sarah Auerswald
Photos courtesy of Sarah Auerswald

Water Wise Expo at Mar Vista Farmers’ Market

As anyone riding local freeways lined with “serious drought” signs knows, Los Angeles is currently experiencing its fourth consecutive year of unusually warm winters, low levels of rainfall and minimum snowmelt — all cont...

Playa Vista as seen last week from the 
Loyola Marymount University campus. 
Photo by Michael Kraxenberger.

Building Playa Vista

‘The physical incarnation of the new L.A.’ gets ready for launch By Joe Piasecki It isn’t every day that the leader of a sprawling metropolis takes time out to preside over the grand opening of a movie theater. But this&h...

A neighbor’s back-porch view of a very large new home under construction in Venice
Photo by Katherine Conway

City leaders target ‘McMansions’

New limits on home sizes would impact Mar Vista, east Venice and Westchester’s Kentwood neighborhood By Gary Walker As a Westside real estate agent, Linda Black has had a front-row seat to changing building patterns in local ...

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