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USC: Temporary Remote Learning Possible in Spring Due to COVID
December 23, 2021
Despite surging COVID-19 cases across Los Angeles County, USC plans to continue in-person classes for the spring semester, but the university indicated today that a temporary remote-learning start to the semester is a possibility.  ... read more »
Author Kimberley Baker Guillemet Delivers With Powerful New Book, “Black Prep: Life Lessons of A Perpetual Outsider.”
December 9, 2021
The Powerful New Memoir Provides Real-World Advice on Tackling Adversity ... read more »
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USC Sets School Record for Graduating Athletes For Eighth Consecutive Year
December 3, 2021
USC athletes set a school Graduation Success Rate for the eighth consecutive year while UCLA's rate was three percentage points lower than its record set two years ago, according to figures released today by the NCAA. USC had a 92% Graduation Success Rate, one percentage point higher than last year. UCLA's rate was 89%, one percentage point less than last year. ... read more »
USC Set to Introduce New Football Coach
November 29, 2021
Lincoln Riley is scheduled to be introduced as USC's football coach today one day after his unexpected hiring after five seasons as Oklahoma's coach drew praise from Trojan legends and college football analysts. ... read more »
`Is This Real?’: Lincoln Riley Introduced as New USC Head Football Coach
November 29, 2021
Lincoln Riley was formally introduced today as USC's head football coach, with the university president comparing him to a ``unicorn in the forest'' who will return the program to greatness on the field while molding players both on the field and as members of the community and Trojan family. ... read more »
USC Suffers Embarrassing Loss to UCLA
November 21, 2021
USC football's legendary rivalry game against UCLA was a total embarrassment for the men of Troy.  Trojan fans came out wearing their gear in full support and on Saturday, USC fell to the Bruins, tying a record for the most points they’ve allowed in program’s history at 62. ... read more »
UCLA Adding Personnel to Manage Lines of Fans Entering Pauley Pavilion
November 15, 2021
UCLA will have additional personnel to manage the line of fans entering Pauley Pavilion for its men's basketball games, beginning with tonight's game against Long Beach State. Athletic director Martin Jarmond tweeted Saturday there would also be additional structures for a better controlled line in an attempt to avoid the surge that occurred Friday when fans waited for hours to enter Pauley Pavilion for game against Villanova, prompting fears of a deadly crush similar to what happened at the Astroworld festival in Houston Nov. 5, when 10 people suffered fatal injuries in a crush of fans after panic ripped through the crowd during rapper Travis Scott's set. The were no injuries reported in connection with Friday's game, the first sellout for a UCLA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion since the Jan. 11, 2020, game against USC. Pauley Pavilion's capacity is 13,659. There were about 50,000 people at the Astroworld festival. ... read more »
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LA City Council Advances Draft Redistricting Map Ahead of Public Hearing
November 10, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today advanced a draft map of proposed new borders for its 15 districts, ahead of the first of two state-required public hearings on the map tomorrow. Over the last week, council members made significant changes to a draft map originally recommended by a civilian redistricting commission. City Council President Nury Martinez had blasted that original map, saying the commission's drastic changes to council districts ``confused and alienated thousands.'' ... read more »
Black Lines Matter: The Fight Over Redistricting Lines in Los Angeles
October 28, 2021
: Council Districts (CDs) 8, 9 and 10 saw minimal changes in the final draft map to be submitted to the Los Angeles City Council by the Redistricting Commission. The adopted draft map, which passed by a 15-6 vote, featured adjustments to the three CDs with the city’s highest numbers of voting age African Americans. Most notably, Exposition Park is now located in CD 8. ... read more »
Arraignment Due for Former USC Dean in Ridley-Thomas Case
October 25, 2021
A former dean of the School of Social Work at USC is expected to be arraigned today on federal corruption charges in an alleged bribery scheme involving City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas that resulted in the university receiving lucrative county contracts. Marilyn Louise Flynn, 83, is expected to plead not guilty via Zoom in Los Angeles federal court to charges that she conspired with Ridley-Thomas when he was a member of the Board of Supervisors. Flynn's attorney, Vicki I. Podberesky, said her client ``has not committed any crime, and we believe that the evidence in this case will ultimately support this conclusion.'' ... read more »
Two Parents Convicted in Boston of Bribing Kids’ Way Into USC
October 8, 2021
Two fathers were convicted today of paying bribes to get their kids into USC as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that ensnared elite universities across the country. Former casino executive Gamal Aziz and former Staples Inc. executive John Wilson were found guilty in federal court in Boston after about 10 hours of jury deliberations, according to federal prosecutors.Aziz -- a Las Vegas resident also known as Gamal Abdelaziz -- was charged with paying $300,000 to get his daughter into USC as a basketball recruit even though she didn't play on her high school's varsity team. ... read more »
Redistricting Commission Adopts Draft Maps of L.A. Council Districts
October 7, 2021
The redrawn borders, approved at the September 30 meeting, were based on testimony from individuals, community groups and neighborhood councils. ... read more »
Why Redistricting Matters to You
September 30, 2021
Here is a year after one of the most impactful racial reckonings since the Civil Rights Movement. Here is the crossroad, a partisan split on the road strewn with masks, vaccines, and misinformation. Here is the largest humanitarian crisis our city has ever seen. ... read more »
USC Fans Are Not Happy With Loss To Stanford
September 13, 2021
USC suffered a tough loss against Stanford on Saturday night, and it doesn’t look good as many fans and players visibly showed their frustration. Prior to being fired on Monday, ... read more »
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