Past Stories

Man found dead in hotel swimming pool near LAX

Los Angeles police are investigating a man’s apparent drowning death in a hotel pool near Los Angeles International Airport. A group of people discovered the man at about 1:22 a.m. on Monday and removed him from the pool at t...


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Rounding the homestretch

Westchester’s Jim and Sharon Higgins rescue racing greyhounds from long-shot odds when time runs out at the Tijuana dog track By Jennifer Boucher Duncan was destined to race, which trimmed his odds for finding a loving home. ...


The next Westchester First Fridays food truck event happens from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday on the 6200 block of 87th Street

A meal with a side of sound

Westchester’s monthly food truck gathering is now adding live music to the menu By Michael Aushenker A dozen food trucks. Hundreds of attendees. And now, a fistful of musical acts. Thanks to Dan McNay, a banjo-pickin’ local...



Sepulveda sidewalks get a new look

As Los Angeles weighs a ballot measure to fund infrastructure repairs, Westchester gets upgrades through a federal grant By Gary Walker The need for extensive street and sidewalk repair continues to be a pressing concern throug...


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Part-time faculty push to unionize at LMU

SEIU files complaints against the school following an aborted union vote By Gary Walker                     A campaign to unionize adjunct faculty members at colleges across th...


Hearing calls for help, Westchester cook Jesus Delgado rushed in to foil the attempted 

kidnapping of a four-year-old boy

Man of Action

Hearing calls for help, Westchester cook Jesus Delgado rushed in to foil the attempted kidnapping of a four-year-old boy By Joe Piasecki                          ...



Academy Award-winning director Alfonzo Cuarón, right, responds to a question from the Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway during an event at Loyola Marymount University
Photo by Juan Tallo

Teamwork, technology and theme

Academy Award-winning ‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuarón gives LMU students a recipe for success in filmmaking By Gary Walker                            ...


Good Samaritans foil Westchester child kidnapping, detain suspect

Man allegedly snatched four-year-old boy from nanny who was walking along Manchester Avenue By Gary Walker A taco stand worker and a group of local high school students foiled a brazen daytime kidnapping attempt in Westchester ...


Jon Lovett speaks freely about politics

White House speechwriter turned screenwriter delivers keynote address for LMU’s First Amendment Week By Gary Walker To paraphrase former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, the constitutional right to free speech may protect...



John Siciliano, a Paralympian mentoring Venice High School ninth graders as part of the ReadySetGold! program, shoots some hoops during a visit to the school in November

Olympians pass the torch at Westside schools

Athletes who took to the world stage are volunteering to help LAUSD students improve state fitness exam scores By Joe Piasecki Not all of the Olympic action is happening in Sochi this week. American Olympians of games past are ...