Past Stories
Students can take coding classes at Playa Vista Elementary School, which emphasizes science and technology
Photo by Shilah Montiel

LAUSD Eyes New Middle School in Westchester

Collaboration with LMU would create a math and science pipeline from Playa Vista Elementary By Gary Walker Students can take coding classes at Playa Vista Elementary School, which emphasizes science and technologyPhoto by Shil...


The five Westchester and Playa del Rey houses featured in this year’s Holiday Home Tour will be decked out as perfect examples of how to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas

‘Instant Christmas’

The 34th annual Holiday Home Tour keeps the spirit of the season — Halloween and Thanksgiving, too By Stephanie Case The five Westchester and Playa del Rey houses featured in this year’s Holiday Home Tour will be decked ou...


A photo from the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce’s archives shows chamber members celebrating the opening of a Sears appliance store in 1963   
Photo courtesy of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce

Happy Birthday, Westchester!

Have some cake and raise a glass to local pioneers at a cocktail party for the ages A photo from the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce’s archives shows chamber members celebrating the opening of a Sears appliance store in 1963...



Annie Dingwall, who was mentored by Randy Newman at the USC Thornton School of Music, brings her moody pop jams to WAM

Westchester Rocks the Block

Saturday’s inaugural WAM street festival aims to foster community through arts and culture By Stephanie Case Annie Dingwall, who was mentored by Randy Newman at the USC Thornton School of Music, brings her moody pop jams to ...


Suzanne Armstrong and her supporters are mapping coyote 
Photo by Mia Duncans

Westchester-Playa’s Coyote Crier

Suzanne Armstrong and her band of volunteers are going door-to-door warning of a ‘coyote invasion,’ but not everyone’s biting By Gary Walker Suzanne Armstrong and her supporters are mapping coyotePhoto by Mia Duncans Su...


Bill T. Jones guides student dancers Brandon Mathis and Nicole Closson during a rehearsal in March
Documentary Footage Courtesy of Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo

‘Is It Alive Now?’

LMU and Bill T. Jones continue the evolving legacy of a masterpiece By Christina Campodonico Bill T. Jones guides student dancers Brandon Mathis and Nicole Closson during a rehearsal in MarchDocumentary Footage Courtesy of Ros...



A still from the hidden-art crash scene in “The Loose Nut” (1945) 
Image courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC

The Secret Life of Woody Woodpecker

LMU exhibit uncovers subliminal abstract art slipped between the frames of a 1940s cartoon By Brian Welk A still from the hidden-art crash scene in “The Loose Nut” (1945)Image courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC W...


Otis’ new residence hall (left) and academic wing will transform campus life
Photo by Kristy Campbell 

Artists in Residence

Otis College students will now be able to live on campus By Christina Campodonico Otis’ new residence hall (left) and academic wing will transform campus lifePhoto by Kristy Campbell Otis College of Art and Design has been ...


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...






Danny DeMichele | ROOF FOR LIFE metal roofing can be installed over existing roofs.