[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

[LA Weekly] Best of Los Angeles 2013
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[LA Weekly] Best of Los Angeles 2013

Looking for more reasons to love L.A.? Just head to your local newsstand (or computer) to browse the latest “Best of L.A.” issue from the always eclectic L.A. Weekly. These are a few of my favorite things… well, eight favorites, from “Best Filipino Fried Chicken” to “Best Little Tokyo Bar” to “Best Japanese Bookstore.” Keep reading… Continue reading

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

[Blog] ‘Celebrate L.A.’ at Grand Park: Bill Clinton, Antonio Villaraigosa, Eric Garcetti, Placido Domingo + Stevie Wonder (+ Video)
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[Blog] ‘Celebrate L.A.’ at Grand Park: Bill Clinton, Antonio Villaraigosa, Eric Garcetti, Placido Domingo + Stevie Wonder (+ Video)

What do Bill Clinton, Antonio Villaraigosa, Eric Garcetti, Placido Domingo and Stevie Wonder have in common? They were all on the same stage last Friday evening at City Hall for “Celebrate L.A.,” a so-called “block party” — free and open to all — honoring cultural heritage month and Villaraigosa’s final days as L.A. mayor. (See post for video of Bill Clinton’s comments and Stevie Wonder’s performance.) Continue reading

[LA Weekly] Downtown’s French Garden Closing Friday
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[LA Weekly] Downtown’s French Garden Closing Friday

“It’s literally an oasis in one of the most hardcore parts of the city — and no one knows about it.” So wrote Huell Howser in 2007 about The French Garden, an eatery in the industrial side of downtown’s Arts District. But plenty of people know about The French Garden; they’ve sustained this lunch-only, 150-seat bistro for 15 years. And plenty of people are now sorely disappointed. The French Garden closes on Friday. Continue reading