Past Stories
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...


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 ...






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