Past Stories

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...


The right Mann for his time and place

LMU kicks off this year’s Hollywood Masters Series with the director of “Heat,” “The Insider” and “Last of the Mohicans” By Michael Aushenker During a week of record-breaking high temperatures, Loyola Marymount U...

Armed robber posed as security guard

A man dressed in a security guard uniform robbed a woman of her purse after threatening a couple with a gun on Monday night in the parking area of the Howard Hughes Center in Westchester, according to police. “The suspect&hel...

Author Dave Eggers warned students that instant communication can be addicting and dangerous during a lecture  last week at LMU
Photo by Jon Rou / LMU

Letting go of the ‘like’ button

Author Dave Eggers warns LMU students that technology is eroding their privacy, turning stalker-like behavior into an accepted social norm and sometimes standing in the way of personal achievement By Michael Aushenker When accl...

Foster hangs with “Frozen” writer Shane Morris and directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck at the Student Academy Awards in June
Photos courtesy of LMU

Found in translation

LMU animation student Hayley Foster captured the Japanese-American experience in a short that won a Student Academy Award By Michael Aushenker When Hayley Foster created “Yamashita” while attending Loyola Marymount Univers... | The best online casinos of all time is now gathered in one place at gaming site | PayPal Money Adder