| May 25, 2012
Raul Rojas, a tough former gang member who turned to boxing and became a world featherweight champion, died Sunday of natural causes at a Los Angeles convalescent home, said his daughter Rebecca. He was 70.
Rojas claimed the World Boxing Assn. belt on...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Milt Campbell, a versatile athlete who became the first African American to win a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon, besting then-world record holder Rafer Johnson at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games, has died. He was 78.
Campbell, who went on to...
| Aug 25, 2012
Steve Van Buren, a Hall of Fame running back who led the Philadelphia Eagles to NFL titles in 1948 and 1949, died of pneumonia Thursday in Lancaster, Pa., the Eagles said. He was 91.
The former Louisiana State star, nicknamed "Wham-Bam" for his quick and...
| Aug 10, 2012
California's political watchdog agency said it was unable to substantiate allegations that the interim head of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum illegally sought a job with USC while he was responsible for protecting taxpayers in talks to turn over...
| Jun 2, 2012
The family of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed on Ecstasy at a rave concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and later died will receive a settlement of $190,000 on behalf of the stadium, the rave promoter and a former Coliseum manager, lawyers said....
| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Steve Soboroff, the wealthy developer and civic leader, says the state should reject a proposed deal that would give USC a long-term lease of parking lots used by three public museums neighboring the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
| Oct 9, 2012
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky used his position on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to score a pair of hard-to-get tickets to the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston. Whether he paid for them, why he obtained them and who provided them is in...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Look past the cascade of records quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods set Saturday in USC's 50-6 rout of Colorado at the Coliseum and you'll see why the Trojans had some concerns after what should have been a purely happy romp through...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Is this really a big deal? One USC football player changing his number shouldn't warrant this much attention.
Answer: I'll grant you that one USC jersey swap against Colorado at the Coliseum is not as...
| May 2, 2012
| 9:57 PM
The state appeared to be ready to put the brakes on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission's proposed lease deal with USC on Wednesday, the same day the panel posted losses of more than $7 million since 2009.
An emissary of Gov. Jerry Brown, making...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The financially strapped Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has failed to pay $500,000 in rent to the state of California.
The board of the California Science Center, which owns the land where the Coliseum sits, has asked the state attorney...