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  • San Francisco-based CREAM ice cream sandwich shop to open in L.A. near USC

    San Francisco-based CREAM ice cream sandwich shop to open in L.A. near USC

    CREAM, the San Francisco-based ice cream sandwich shop, will open a Los Angeles store Feb. 28 on Figueroa Street next to the University of Southern California campus. The store will be the first of nine planned locations in the Los Angeles area.  At CREAM -- an acronym for "cookies rule everything...

  • Beefsteak Sundays, Chop Daddy's in Culver City, $2 hot cocoa

    Beefsteak Sundays, Chop Daddy's in Culver City, $2 hot cocoa

    Beginning Sunday at Bacari PDR and Jan. 25 at Bacaro L.A., both restaurants will offer a "beefsteak Sundays" dinner special. The special takes place Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat grilled hanger steak, oven-roasted potatoes, onion rings and toasted baguette for $35. Dinner...

  • Trader Joe's to open in USC's new residential-retail complex in 2017

    Trader Joe's to open in USC's new residential-retail complex in 2017

    Grocery chain Trader Joe’s plans to put a store in USC's planned $650-million residential and retail complex, the biggest construction project in school history. The university and Trader Joe's announced this week that the grocery will open at USC Village in the fall of 2017, serving both students...

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  • USC adds church building to its expanding portfolio

    USC adds church building to its expanding portfolio

    USC has expanded its footprint around its main location south of downtown by moving nonacademic programs away from campus, leasing more space downtown and upgrading a shopping center it has owned for years. But as the campus has steadily grown, one piece of property around the school's main hub...

  • Man shot by police near USC tried to take officer's gun, LAPD says

    Man shot by police near USC tried to take officer's gun, LAPD says

    A man shot and wounded by Los Angeles police last week near USC had tried to take an officer's holstered gun, the LAPD said Wednesday. Police offered new details about the Oct. 27 shooting, saying preliminary information indicated that a struggle broke out between the 30-year-old man and two officers...

  • Man shot by LAPD near USC charged with assaulting the officers

    Man shot by LAPD near USC charged with assaulting the officers

    A man shot and critically wounded by Los Angeles police near USC this week was charged with assaulting the officers during a struggle in which he is accused of cutting them with a knife, prosecutors said Thursday. Oscar Ovidio Diaz, 30, was charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer...

  • Man with knife shot, critically wounded by LAPD near USC

    Man with knife shot, critically wounded by LAPD near USC

    Los Angeles police shot and critically injured a man armed with a knife Tuesday near USC’s South Los Angeles campus, authorities said. About 4:45 p.m., two LAPD officers assigned to the LAPD's Southwest Division conducted a traffic stop near Magnolia Avenue and 27th Street, about four blocks north...

  • USC player, coach and booster Nick Pappas dies at 99

    USC player, coach and booster Nick Pappas dies at 99

    Nick Pappas, known as "Mr. Trojan" for his nearly six-decade association with USC's football team, died Friday in Pasadena of natural causes. He was 99. The death of Pappas, who started out in 1935 as a player on the team and later became a coach, administrator and founder of the Trojan Club booster...

  • USC student leaders demand action against campus racism

    USC student leaders demand action against campus racism

    A month after the USC undergraduate student body president was attacked with a racial epithet, student leaders are demanding a campuswide action plan against bias, including the appointment of a top administrator to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Rini Sampath, who made national headlines...

  • USC should have fired Sarkisian sooner, some fans and faculty say
    USC should have fired Sarkisian sooner, some fans and faculty say

    Many Trojan football fans and followers welcomed the decision Monday to fire Steve Sarkisian as USC's head coach, with some saying the university should have taken the action weeks ago.

    Alan Abrahamson, a former Los Angeles Times sportswriter who now teaches journalism at USC, said Sarkisian's...

  • USC President C.L. Max Nikias gets national award with $500,000 for campus
    USC President C.L. Max Nikias gets national award with $500,000 for campus

    USC President C.L. Max Nikias and three other university presidents around the country have received Carnegie Corp. awards for academic leadership, recognition that comes with $500,000 grants for each of the schools, officials announced Thursday.

    The Carnegie Corp. of New York said it recognized...

  • Dog Haus is taking over the world -- and all USC football home games
    Dog Haus is taking over the world -- and all USC football home games

    Dog Haus, the sausage restaurant that serves its wieners on sweet Kings Hawaiian roll buns, is taking over the world -- or at least the United States. 

    No, really. According to the company's website, there are Dog Haus locations in six states, including nine locations now open in California, and...

  • USC helps students graduate on time by pinpointing what's holding them back
    USC helps students graduate on time by pinpointing what's holding them back

    When Sharon Sin enrolled at USC three years ago, she didn't sign up for a foreign language course because it wasn't a requirement for her engineering major.

    But her sophomore year, Sin switched her focus to social sciences, which has a mandatory three-semester language component. She put off the...

  • What it was like to be gay in 1944 -- and other historic lessons in a USC archive
    What it was like to be gay in 1944 -- and other historic lessons in a USC archive

    The paper is yellowed now, the penciled cursive fading, but the letters from the World War II Women's Army Corps servicewoman to her sweetheart are romantic as ever.

    Good morning, darling. I'm so very used to going to sleep watching you smoke that cigarette (if I'm not in your arms) that I couldn't...

  • USC siphoning off much of Alzheimer's project funding from UC San Diego
    USC siphoning off much of Alzheimer's project funding from UC San Diego

    In the latest twist in the ongoing dispute over a prestigious Alzheimer's disease research project, USC is siphoning off much of the project's funding from UC San Diego.

    Though the La Jolla campus has so far won in court — with a Superior Court judge giving it continued control of the Alzheimer's...

  • Why the Teen Choice Awards red, um, blue carpet matters
    Why the Teen Choice Awards red, um, blue carpet matters

    If you’re not a teenager, you may not have noticed that the Teen Choice Awards happened Sunday in Los Angeles. But Gucci, Giambattista Valli, Marni and other luxury fashion brands sure did, seeing an opportunity to impress that elusive younger demographic, those pesky millennials who would rather...

  • Some college students on financial aid don't get it in time to pay fees
    Some college students on financial aid don't get it in time to pay fees

    Mayte Estrada hit a speed bump while trying to register for classes during her orientation session at Cal State L.A. this summer.

    Estrada is receiving financial aid that should cover all of her tuition bill. But that money — typically disbursed just before the start of fall classes — had yet to...

  • L.A. in talks with oil producer about reopening facility near USC
    L.A. in talks with oil producer about reopening facility near USC

    AllenCo Energy is trying to negotiate a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney's office as part of an effort to resume operations of an urban oil field that prompted hundreds of complaints of nosebleeds and respiratory ailments due to its emissions, officials confirmed Wednesday.

    AllenCo...

  • UC San Diego sues USC and scientist, alleging conspiracy to take funding, data
    UC San Diego sues USC and scientist, alleging conspiracy to take funding, data

    UC San Diego has sued USC and a nationally recognized Alzheimer's disease researcher, alleging that they illegally conspired to take federal funding, data and employees from a UC San Diego study center on the illness.

    The lawsuit, filed in San Diego County Superior Court, charges that scientist...

  • In quest to raise $6 billion, USC runs a massive fundraising machine
    In quest to raise $6 billion, USC runs a massive fundraising machine

    USC President C. L. Max Nikias was 1,400 miles from the Los Angeles campus, but he knew just how to appeal to his audience.

    In a swanky hotel ballroom, he told the crowd of alumni and donors that Texas had become the largest feeder of students to USC after California, and that students from their...

  • 'Heartbroken': 72 USC alumni write in support of withdrawn MFA students
    'Heartbroken': 72 USC alumni write in support of withdrawn MFA students

    More than six dozen alumni of the Roski School of Art and Design at USC published an open letter in support of the class of MFA students that withdrew from the university in May to protest changes in curriculum, faculty and funding. 

    "As alumni of the University of Southern California Roski School...

  • Gov. Brown says 'spaceship Earth' approach will see California through drought
    Gov. Brown says 'spaceship Earth' approach will see California through drought

    Even as the state struggles through an epic water crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown assured residents Tuesday that technology, adaptation and “a more elegant” way of living would ultimately preserve the California dream for generations to come.

    In a broad-ranging conversation that touched on the “existential...

  • Developer Rick Caruso, wife give USC $25 million for hearing-loss work
    Developer Rick Caruso, wife give USC $25 million for hearing-loss work

    Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso recalls the emotional moment last year after USC doctors inserted a new hearing device into his daughter’s ear canal. The teenager, who had struggled with mild to moderate hearing loss since birth, suddenly started crying because of the clarity of the sound around...

  • Dean Erica Muhl's open letter to the 'USC Seven' and debating the future of art school
    Dean Erica Muhl's open letter to the 'USC Seven' and debating the future of art school

    The withdrawal of an entire class of seven MFA students from USC's Roski School of Art and Design almost two weeks ago has reverberated around the art world and academic circles — with the news generating a raft of Internet chatter about everything from the corporatization of education to the future...

  • Snapchat's Evan Spiegel tells USC grads to 'voice your dissent'
    Snapchat's Evan Spiegel tells USC grads to 'voice your dissent'

    Crazy? Arrogant? Entitled? Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told USC graduates that he's been called all that and worse.However people want to criticize him, Spiegel said that he's only being human. In a commencement address Friday, he urged the class of 2015 at the USC Marshall School of...

  • Behind the impasse that led USC's 2016 MFA students to withdraw in protest
    Behind the impasse that led USC's 2016 MFA students to withdraw in protest

    The graduate class of 2016 at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design withdrew in protest Friday from the visual arts program over administration and curriculum changes.

    The master of fine arts students publicly posted a letter on the website Art & Education. "We are a group of seven artists who made...

  • USC's #SelfieClass explores what photos of yourself say about self-image
    USC's #SelfieClass explores what photos of yourself say about self-image

    The Selfie: Arguably most everyone with a smartphone has snapped a photo of themselves and posted it online.

    But what really is behind a selfie? Is there a greater cosmic meaning in what many see as a sort of narcissistic act?

    An associate professor at USC is attempting to go a little Carl Sagan...

  • Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits USC, where he was a student
    Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits USC, where he was a student

    Heading home from a weeklong visit to the U.S., Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stopped off Saturday morning for a nostalgic tour of USC, where he was a student in the 1970s.

    The brief visit to USC was Abe's final event in the United States before he headed to Los Angeles International Airport, after...

  • Voter surveys must be neutral and without bias, pollsters say
    Voter surveys must be neutral and without bias, pollsters say

    Conducting surveys of voters' attitudes on such controversial issues as teacher tenure, layoffs and seniority can be challenging and needs to be handled with neutrality and without bias, according to the bipartisan team that handled a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

    The USC Dornsife...

  • A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    Author T.C. Boyle was talking about his development as a writer. He explained that his first book, 1982's "Water Music," explored human relationships with the Earth. But he said that after having published 25 books he's still trying to tackle a philosophical question that goes back to the beginning:

    ...

  • Festival of Books: Tips on how to stay safe when you travel
    Festival of Books: Tips on how to stay safe when you travel

    Veteran police Det. Kevin Coffey knows how to keep you from becoming a victim on your next trip.

    The founder of Corporate Travel Safety will appear Saturday at the Festival of Books to clue you in on what you need to know before and during your next vacation.

    Coffey has written two books on travel...

  • Upended catchers, scoreless innings as UCLA beats USC for series win
    Upended catchers, scoreless innings as UCLA beats USC for series win

    The coaching staff has had to temper junior Ty Moore's energy at times in his UCLA baseball career. But there was no containing his enthusiasm after a big play in the sixth inning Sunday that helped propel the Bruins to an 8-3 victory and a series win over crosstown rival USC in front of 1,828...

  • USC investigating report of alleged 2013 sexual assault at fraternity
    USC investigating report of alleged 2013 sexual assault at fraternity

    USC is investigating a recent report of an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a fraternity party nearly 18 months ago, officials said Thursday.

    The incident allegedly occurred at a Greek Row fraternity house in late October 2013 and may have involved the use of a date rape drug, according...

  • Festival of Books: Let the pros show you how to find travel deals
    Festival of Books: Let the pros show you how to find travel deals

    Learn how to save money on your next trip with tips from travel guru Johnny Jet and Travelzoo senior travel editor Gabe Saglie on April 18 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC.

    Jen Leo, who writes the weekly WebBuzz column for the Los Angeles Times Travel section, will moderate a "More...

  • Why UC Berkeley student climbed onto freeway a mystery
    Why UC Berkeley student climbed onto freeway a mystery

    It remains a mystery exactly how and why 19-year-old UC Berkeley soccer player Eloi Vasquez, last seen early Saturday morning at a USC fraternity party, ended up on the 10 Freeway, where he was struck and killed.

    Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im said it is quite easy for anyone to walk onto that...

  • In-house pick for provost aims for expanded research role for USC
    In-house pick for provost aims for expanded research role for USC

    As the newly named provost and No. 2 administrator at USC, neuroscientist Michael Quick said Monday he wants to help the university use its brain power and growing financial resources to keep improving the school's reputation and focus high-powered research on societal problems.

    "It's my take that...

  • Missing UC Berkeley soccer player Eloi Vasquez was killed on 10 Freeway
    Missing UC Berkeley soccer player Eloi Vasquez was killed on 10 Freeway

    A 19-year-old UC Berkeley student who went missing early Saturday near USC was struck and killed on the 10 Freeway, authorities said Monday after linking the two incidents.

    Eloi Vasquez -- whose disappearance spawned a citywide search as his family pleaded for the public's help -- was last seen...

  • USC names neuroscientist Michael Quick as provost
    USC names neuroscientist Michael Quick as provost

    USC stayed in-house for the selection of a new provost, choosing executive vice provost and neuroscientist Michael Quick as second-in-command of the university.

    USC President C.L. Max Nikias on Sunday announced the selection of Quick after what was described as a national search to fill the position...

  • UC Berkeley student goes missing near USC; police seek help finding him
    UC Berkeley student goes missing near USC; police seek help finding him

    A 19-year-old UC Berkeley student went missing near USC early Saturday, and authorities and family members are seeking the public’s assistance in finding him.

    Eloi Vasquez, a college freshman who is on his university’s soccer team, was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of West...

  • Expo Line train hits car near USC; 12 injured, one critically
    Expo Line train hits car near USC; 12 injured, one critically

    At least 12 people were injured, one critically, when an Expo Line train collided with a car Saturday near USC, authorities said.

    Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene about 10:50 a.m., said a spokesman with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The silver Hyundai Sonata struck by...

  • USC brain research institute gets $50-million gift
    USC brain research institute gets $50-million gift

    A Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is a USC alumnus and his wife are donating $50 million to a USC brain research institute in hopes of treating such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and traumatic brain injuries, university officials announced.

    The gift from Mark and Mary Stevens will...

  • 'Empire' actress Taraji P. Henson says son was racially profiled at USC
    'Empire' actress Taraji P. Henson says son was racially profiled at USC

    Actress Taraji P. Henson said in a magazine interview that her son was racially profiled and stopped by police on the sprawling campus for having his hands in his pockets.

    In an interview with Uptown magazine, the “Empire” star said she was planning to enroll her 20-year-old son, Marcel Henson,...

  • Imprisoned gang leader's daughter sentenced in racketeering case

    The daughter of an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who relayed information between her father and various South Los Angeles gangs was sentenced to prison Monday on racketeering charges.

    Vianna Roman was sentenced to 15 years by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner after pleading guilty in May to...

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