| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Andres Ramos won his first race for public office when he was still a senior at USC in 2007, making the then-22-year-old among the youngest elected officials in California.
But shortly after securing a seat on the Compton Community College District...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
USC is in talks to acquire or affiliate with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, the independent biomedical organization that is home to Nobel-winning scientists and has helped produce important drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
USC officials are attributing a drop in property crimes at the university to security measures put in place following an on-campus Halloween night shooting that left four teenagers wounded two years ago.
The biggest factor in the reduction, officials...
| May 19, 2014
There are journeys and there are journeys. Nana Numapau's has been long.
He was born in a village in Ghana. He just earned a graduate degree in Los Angeles.
He came here in 2001 at age 19 and worked for years before taking his first class. He hawked...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Tony Orlando may have had the best line on impending prison release: "I'm coming home, I've done my time."
USC returns home Tuesday, and it's a new dawn. Tie a yellow ribbon around the old Felix Chevrolet sign.
USC won't forget what the NCAA so...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Marqise Lee is scheduled to be at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night.
The former USC star will take his place in a crowded green room backstage: He's one of seven receivers among a record 30 players who RSVP'd to attend the NFL draft....
| May 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is bringing on internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe to join the faculty as a professor in fall 2015 — just in time to greet the new school's first batch of BFA dance majors.
| May 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama was in Century City on Wednesday night to accept a serious award from the USC Shoah Foundation — but his warmup act, comedian Conan O’Brien, still wasn’t over what Angelenos were calling Wednesday’s #Obamajam on...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced its 15 winners for the 41st Student Academy Awards competition.
Academy members voted the winners from a field of 49 finalists with this year seeing first-time honors go to students from...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Pat Haden replaced Mike Garrett as USC's athletic director in August 2010, two months after the NCAA sanctioned USC for "lack of institutional control." Reporter Gary Klein recently met with Haden to talk about the last four years and the future.
| May 8, 2014
| 11:05 PM
UCLA's Anthony Barr moved up and became a top-10 pick.
USC's Marqise Lee slid out of the first round.
That was the local story Thursday night during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Barr, a pass-rushing linebacker who switched...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:50 PM
It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history.
The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player.
Being picked by St. Louis...