[USC] Two men plead guilty in beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow
Crime & Public Safety / Echo Park / LAW & COURTS / USC Annenberg School Projects

[USC] Two men plead guilty in beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow

Two men pleaded guilty today to violently kicking and punching Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium in 2011, an assault that turned Stow’s family into round-the-clock caretakers for the brain-damaged former paramedic and father of two. Continue reading

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[USC] Deferred Action immigrant support program marks one year (+ Video)
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[USC] Deferred Action immigrant support program marks one year (+ Video)

Just over a year ago, President Obama launched a groundbreaking immigration program to help young immigrants in the U.S. to avoid deportation and find employment for two-year periods. The program is known as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” and is meant to assist youth who came to the country as young kids, and have completed … Continue reading

[USC] Who are the people of Israel?
Immigration Issues / Israel / Jewish / USC Annenberg School Projects

[USC] Who are the people of Israel?

Mainstream media consumers often think of this tiny country’s population in terms of two factors: Jewish and non-Jewish — which often means Arab. Yet the reality is much more complex. Modern-day Israelis have emigrated from or descend from roughly 25 countries in substantial numbers, with Russia representing the largest migration, and Syria the smallest. And … Continue reading

[USC] Seamless public transportation to LAX on its way
LOS ANGELES / Urban Issues / USC Annenberg School Projects

[USC] Seamless public transportation to LAX on its way

Travelers could one day arrive at Los Angeles International Airport via a seamless Metro Rail and people-mover connection, ending decades of inefficient public transportation to one of the world’s busiest transit hubs, Los Angeles World Airports told councilmembers on Wednesday. LAX submitted a report outlining several proposals budgeted at $200 million to the Transportation and … Continue reading

[USC] Latino youth learn leadership at the CASA Institute (+ Video)
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[USC] Latino youth learn leadership at the CASA Institute (+ Video)

Today in Los Angeles, Latino students from eight cities across the nation are learning to be the leaders of tomorrow — and to be advocates for their communities. Daina Beth Solomon met the students at La Plaza Olvera in downtown L.A. Submitted for professor David Daniel’s “Broadcast” class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication … Continue reading

[USC] Echo Park resists proposed gang injunction (+ Video)
*VIDEO / Crime & Public Safety / Echo Park / LOS ANGELES / USC Annenberg School Projects

[USC] Echo Park resists proposed gang injunction (+ Video)

The Los Angeles city attorney is moving forward with plans to establish a gang injunction in Echo Park despite opposition from some neighborhood organizations and residents. The injunction, which is expected to get a judge’s approval in October, would restrict more than 300 alleged gang members from associating in public, intimidating residents, possessing firearms and … Continue reading