Past Stories
Working model of the new development footprint for Westchester Parkway 
Photo by Maria Martin

Smart Growth

New plan for 340 acres along Westchester Parkway downsizes development to emphasize open space Working model of the new development footprint for Westchester ParkwayPhoto by Maria Martin   By Joe Piasecki Twelve-story of...


William Fulco handles an ancient Egyptian mask
Photo by Maria Martin

Hands-On History

LMU’s Archaeology Museum may be Westchester’s best-kept secret By Joe Piasecki William Fulco handles an ancient Egyptian maskPhoto by Maria Martin (Click here for related story.) The 2,800-year-old sarcophagus of Nes-Khon...


FROM TOP LEFT: LMU’s artifact collection includes an Egyptian burial figurine from 1750 BC, an ancient Greek vase, a Sumerian cuneiform fragment from 3,000 BC, an ancient Persian lamp, and 
a rare terra cotta olive oil lamp from 4th-century Syria that reflects the influence of Arab, Jewish and Christian traditions.

The Theft of History

How the terrorists who plundered Palmyra profit from the illegal artifacts trade By Kelly Hayes-Raitt FROM TOP LEFT: LMU’s artifact collection includes an Egyptian burial figurine from 1750 BC, an ancient Greek vase, a Sumer...



Bill Clinton delivers his May 7 commencement address at Loyola Marymount University. Photo by Ted Soqui.

‘Light the World on Fire’

Bill Clinton urges LMU grads to seek out our common humanity By Gary Walker Bill Clinton delivers his May 7 commencement address at Loyola Marymount University. Photo by Ted Soqui. The global economy. The digital universe. Pe...


An artist’s sketch of the retro-vintage interior of Bowlero Los Angeles
Image courtesy of Bowlmor

Westchester is now up Bowlmor’s Alley

The vintage 1960 El Dorado Lanes gets a 21st-century makeover, just like the bowling alleys in Mar Vista and Santa Monica before it By Gary Walker An artist’s sketch of the retro-vintage interior of Bowlero Los AngelesImage ...


LMU students held a unity rally on campus in response to the immigrant-bashing graffiti
Photo by Talia Baugnon / Los Angeles Loyolan

Hate Speech Rattles LMU

Students, faculty and campus leaders condemn anti-immigrant vandalism and death threats against undocumented students By Gary Walker LMU students held a unity rally on campus in response to the immigrant-bashing graffitiPhoto ...



A Lifeline for Caregivers

People whose spouses or children are struggling with mental illness find a community of support in Westchester By Michael Reyes When Mercedes Garcia’s 20-year-old son was hospitalized last May for schizoaffective disorder, sh...


Westchester Secondary Charter School supporters rally outside Westchester-Emerson Adult School
Photo by Geoff Maleman

A School in Search of a Home

Westchester Secondary Charter supporters pressure LAUSD to make room at Emerson Adult School By Gary Walker Westchester Secondary Charter School supporters rally outside Westchester-Emerson Adult SchoolPhoto by Geoff Maleman ...


Westside Neighborhood School is now teaching digital citizenship
Photo by Michael Kraxenberger

Westside Neighborhood School Celebrates 35 Years

Westside Neighborhood School is now teaching digital citizenshipPhoto by Michael Kraxenberger Westside Neighborhood School celebrated its 35th anniversary with a beach-themed soiree on March 12 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach ...



Christy Wilhelmi, founder of the Westside organic gardening blog gardenerd.com, bakes an artisan loaf at the Holy Nativity community bread oven

Eat and Greet

Holy Nativity fires up its new outdoor bread oven for a community pizza bake By Bonnie Eslinger Christy Wilhelmi, founder of the Westside organic gardening blog gardenerd.com, bakes an artisan loaf at the Holy Nativity communi...