Past Stories
The specter of  J. Edgar Hoover loomed large behind Betty Medsger when she received a mysterious package in the Washington Post newsroom
Illustration for The Argonaut by Tony Gleeson

‘Behind Every Mailbox’

The reporter who broke America’s original domestic spying scandal and activists who raided an FBI office to obtain the proof teach ‘Lessons in Courage and Resistance’ at Loyola Marymount University By Kevin Uhrich What wo...


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Westchester couple jogs for a cure

Westchester native Kaely Orenski and husband Chris Shilakes, both 28, fell in love after their first date at Disneyland 10 years ago. On Sunday they head back to the Happiest Place on Earth to participate in the Crohn’s &...


A solar energy farm proposed for Westchester would utilize photovoltaic cells — 
the example pictured above is not a project rendering — to generate electricity

A solar farm in the city

Westchester committee hears plans to line a half-mile portion of the 405 freeway with 14-foot photovoltaic cells By Gary Walker Like other Westside communities, Westchester is experiencing a sharp rise in residential and commer...



Faulty cable leaves Westchester in the dark

A defective underground electric cable was to blame for the extended Jan. 2 power outage in Westchester, LADWP spokeswoman Kim Hughes said. The outage began at 6:39 a.m. and knocked out traffic signals at Lincoln Boulevard and ...


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LMU named in sex abuse lawsuit

Student claims campus officials ignored report that teacher had abused her in high school By Gary Walker Loyola Marymount University has joined the list of Los Angeles-area colleges accused of mishandling a report of sexual ass...


County health officials are addressing an infestation of rats that centered on this Westchester home, where the animals were apparently being fed

County sends rodents packing

County sends rodents packing Public health officials tackle a rat infestation that had residents of Westchester’s tony Kentwood neighborhood saying ‘Eek!’ By Gary Walker An infestation of rats in an affluent Westchester n...



A coyote roams the Ballona Wetlands earlier this year

Year of the dog

Coyote sightings have increased dramatically this year in the Westchester and Playa del Rey bluffs By Gary Walker Like opossums, raccoons and other wildlife, coyotes have become just another part of the landscape for those livi...


Round beach towels and other ‘Dumb’ ideas

Comedic film duo the Farrelly brothers keep students in stitches at LMU By Michael Aushenker Filmmaker brothers Bobby Farrelly Jr. and Peter Farrelly rose to fame in 1994 after chemtrailing on the back of Jim Carrey’s rising...


LMU School of Film and Television Dean Stephen Ujlaki shares a teaching moment with graduate students Yvonne Li, left, and Hajar Alnaim during a production workshop. Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Westchester goes Hollywood

Loyola Marymount University’s film program has rapidly ascended to one of the nation’s best By Michael Aushenker What a difference a decade makes. At the turn of the 21st century, if industry types thought about Loyola Mary...



Kita Curry speaks during last Sunday’s Alive & Running 5k Walk/Run in Westchester, an annual suicide prevention awareness event that saw record attendance this year

A time to talk

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services CEO Kita Curry on overcoming her demons and how being willing to discuss suicide can save a life It’s getting a little easier for Americans to talk about suicide — and that’s a good thin...






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