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Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa President Cyndi Hench, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Deborah Flint, L.A. Airport Commissioner Valeria Velasco, L.A. City Councilman Bob Blumenfield, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, Denny Schneider and Robert Ackerman celebrate the new agreement during an Aug. 17 press conference just outside LAX

LAX’s North Runway Will Stay Put

Historic agreement shelves plan to move it closer to Westchester and Playa del Rey By Gary Walker Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa President Cyndi Hench, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Deborah Flint, L....


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LAX North Runway to Stay Put

Historic agreement shelves plan move it closer to Westchester and Playa del Rey By Gary Walker After years of mistrust, animosity and lawsuits, Los Angeles International Airport officials and an airport expansion opposition gr...


The 6600 block of West 80th Place has been smelling gas for months

Small Gas Leak Becomes Big Headache

A Westchester woman was forced to wait nearly half a year for the gas company to take action By Gary Walker The 6600 block of West 80th Place has been smelling gas for months The rotten egg scent of leaking…



Tony Leal is in his element at the Republican National Convention

The View from the Floor

An RNC delegate from Westchester finds energy and optimism in Cleveland By Joe Piasecki Tony Leal is in his element at the Republican National Convention As a volunteer official for the Donald Trump campaign, Westchester airc...


Cassandra “Cass Monster” Marquez (left) 
and Melissa McAllister host “She Rocks” on KXLU 88.9-FM. 
Photo by Shilah Montiel

Radio Free Los Angeles

KXLU liberates listeners from the status quo By Will Theisen Cassandra “Cass Monster” Marquez (left)and Melissa McAllister host “She Rocks” on KXLU 88.9-FM.Photo by Shilah Montiel If you’re holding a copy of The Arg...


Photos by Maria Martin

Community Spirit Makes a Splash

The annual Westchester Fourth of July Parade drew its biggest crowd yet Photos by Maria Martin Loyola Boulevard was awash in red, white and blue for the 17th annual Westchester Fourth of July Parade, a local tradition that co...



Volunteers work on the Westchester Lutheran Church’s float entry for this year’s Westchester 4th of July Parade. Photo by Maria Martin.

Small Town, Big City

The annual Westchester Fourth of July Parade makes L.A. feel like home By Joe Piasecki Volunteers work on the Westchester Lutheran Church’s float entry for this year’s Westchester 4th of July Parade. Photo by Maria Martin....


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...