The death of man found inside a burning car near Loyola Marymount University is being investigated as a suicide, according to Los Angeles police. Los Angeles city firefighters noticed flames from a burning car on or near the south end of the LMU campus at 2:15 a.m. Thursday and drove over to the car to extinguish the blaze, LAPD officer Aareon Jefferson said. After they extinguished the fire, the firefighters noticed a body inside the car. “The coroner’s office is investigating whether or not it was a suicide,” Jefferson said. The victim has not been identified pending notification of next of kin. Due to the damage done by the burns, “there won’t be identification for some time,” said Lt. David Smith of the county coroner’s office. — Gary...Read More
B-movie king Roger Corman tells LMU students about breaking Scorsese, Coppola, Cameron and the Venice chapter of Hell’s Angels into the movie business By Michael Aushenker Loyola Marymount University has invited dozens of movie legends to address School of Film and Television students though its ongoing Hollywood Masters conversation series, but none exemplify the term “industry maverick” more than B-movie king Roger Corman. Corman closed out the seventh Hollywood masters season on April 19, telling students that all great film directors possess three traits: intelligence, work ethic, and — perhaps most elusive — creativity. Those qualities convinced Corman to...Read More
A busy street corner in Westchester will once again pay tribute to the fallen By Gary Walker Westchester teen Kirk Fujimoto was well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest level of achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. He just needed to complete a meaningful public service project — only he was stumped about what to do. That’s when assistant scoutmaster Ed Griffin, an LAPD detective, offered a plan to simultaneously beautify a prominent public space in Westchester and honor fallen military service members. “I told him that it wouldn’t be easy — that it...Read More
On the scene at one of the biggest airport terminal relocations in history By Gary Walker The central terminals of Los Angeles International Airport were a beehive of activity as Friday night became Saturday morning, with nearly 200 movers and more than 30 volunteers scrambling to accomplish the first night of one of the most expansive terminal relocations in American history. Orange-jacketed airport employees loaded pallet after pallet of green and yellow boxes — thousands of them — plus furniture, wheelchairs and more than 300 computers onto 14 large trucks. Others changed out the airline signs over passenger drop-off...Read More
Otis College’s cutting-edge fashion school comes home to Westchester Story by Christina Campodonico · Photos by Ted Soqui Nick Dolcini dreamed of turning fabric into fashion at the start of his freshman year at Otis College of Art and Design, but he didn’t really know how to sew. “I started sewing sophomore year, and I think that was one of my biggest struggles,” says Dolcini, a fashion design major graduating this summer. This comes as a surprising admission after seeing one of his designs on the outdoor runway of Otis’ April 2017 Juried Fashion Show, a preview of the...Read More
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