Past Stories
A section of Holy Nativity’s community garden
Photo by Bonnie Eslinger

Breaking Ground to Break Bread

Westchester church is adding an outdoor public bread oven to its well-established community garden By Bonnie Eslinger Seven years ago, parishioners at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester ripped out a portion of the ch...

An architect’s rendering shows the complex as it would look from the corner of La Tijera Boulevard and South Sepulveda Eastway

New Apartments Slated for Downtown Westchester

Five-story, 136-unit complex on La Tijera Boulevard would replace former church and school By Bonnie Eslinger A sign of changing times for the once low-profile urban enclave, Westchester could soon add a five-story apartment co...

The Westchester Senior Citizen Center promotes 
social engagement
Photo by Bonnie Eslinger

Senior Center to get $100,000 makeover

Westchester Rotary Club funds upgrades for vital community hub By Bonnie Eslinger Ellie Ross has been coming to the Westchester Senior Citizen Center for more than 25 years, but she knows other older folks who won’t give the ...

Nancy Edwards replanted her Playa del Rey garden in response to the drought

Theme Becomes Mission

Westchester Mental Health Guild Garden Tour shifts its focus to the drought By Michael Aushenker After 13 years of traditional landscaping, Westchester Mental Health Guild board member Nancy Edwards had a decision to make about...

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...

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