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Mayor Eric Garcetti was at The Proud Bird on Saturday to celebrate the restaurant’s 20-year lease extension

With New Lease, Sky’s the Limit for The Proud Bird

The Proud Bird restaurant, a cultural staple of Westchester for nearly 50 years, quite literally has a new lease on life. Once expected to shutter over a rent dispute, the LAX-adjacent aviation-themed restaurant reached a deal ...


Creative Accounting

Tech, design and the arts lead a new Los Angeles economy By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki Techies really are taking over the world, starting with the local economy. A study commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design in…


An early conceptual rendering of Bowlero Mar Vista

Strikes and Gutters

The newly renovated Bowlero Mar Vista and the prospect of change at Westchester’s El Dorado Lanes usher in a new era for bowling, but is it a game up everyone’s alley? By Rebecca Kuzins Under the theme of a 1950s-era…



Amanda Gorman delivers a spoken word performance during last year’s L.A. youth poet laureate installation ceremony
Photo by GreenBean Photography

Girl on Fire

L.A. Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman writes her own ticket to success By Emily Barnett Westchester’s Amanda Gorman isn’t your typical 17-year-old. A junior at New Roads High School in Santa Monica, she doesn’t use Faceb...


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...


Sean Penn spoke candidly with Stephen Galloway 
at LMU
Photo By Juan Tallo

From Haiti to hot water

Sean Penn talks SaMo High, earthquake relief and Twitter at LMU By Michael Aushenker He memorably broke into the movie business as stoner Jeff Spicoli in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” won Academy Awards for “Mystic Rive...



Westchester Secondary Charter School students and parents staged a rally on Feb. 25
Photo by Nick Stoffler

A hard lesson in real estate

Westchester Secondary Charter School loses its home to redevelopment and may have to relocate to Crenshaw High By Gary Walker Westchester Secondary Charter School students, parents and teachers took to the streets last week to ...


In a TED Talk-esque motivational speech, Common encouraged LMU students to be exceptional
Photo by Corey Hambly ‘18 / LMU Photo

Common Greatness

Academy Award-winning rapper anchors First Amendment Week at LMU By Emily Barnett Hip-hop artist and actor Common took to the mic last Tuesday at Loyola Marymount University as keynote speaker for the school’s First Amendment...


Hurst is Westchester Rotary’s Citizen of the Year

Alison Hurst, executive director of Safe Place for Youth, has been named the Westchester Rotary Club’s 2014-2015 Citizen of the Year. She will receive the award at 7 p.m. Saturday during the Westchester Rotarian Foundation’...



Vincent A. Migliazzo’s flight simulator program helps kids find their wings
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Interview: Reaching new heights at 90

World War II combat medic, teacher, volunteer — Westchester’s Vincent A. Migliazzo receives the Flight Path Museum’s Honorary Service Award on Saturday. Vincent A. Migliazzo stormed the beach to pave the way for MacArthur...






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