August 9, 2012 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora apologized before practice Thursday for comments he made during a radio show Wednesday. Mora, in discussing recruiting, said he makes a point to tell parents how safe it is at UCLA, adding, “We don't have murders a block from our campus.” The slayings of two Chinese graduate students near the USC campus in April became international news. Mora stood by his comments Thursday morning, saying that he was not referring to a particular campus. In the afternoon Mora said, “After learning the details of the shooting downtown earlier this year, I can understand how my comments on the radio yesterday could be interpreted as insensitive to the victims and their families.
June 25, 2012 |
EUGENE, Ore. - Stunned after he was shot three times in the legs as he left a party near the USC campus, fearful that he might not walk again much less run at a world-class level, Bryshon Nellum's instinctive thought was to continue moving. "It's crazy because I never did fall to the ground. I kept going, just to run to safety," said Nellum, who was targeted by two gang members who mistook him for a rival in the early hours of Oct. 31, 2008. "I hopped and skipped on one leg to safety.
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May 19, 2012 |
Shell casings and signals from one of the victim's cellphones led police to arrest two men in the slayings of two USC graduate students from China - a botched robbery that focused a harsh global spotlight on the campus that is a magnet for foreigners. At a news conference Friday evening, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck identified the suspects as Bryan Barnes, 20, of Los Angeles and Javier Bolden, 19. Barnes was taken into custody Friday afternoon by a team of LAPD SWAT officers, along with FBI and other federal agents, who raided an apartment near the USC campus.
April 22, 2012
Panel: Fiction: The Dream Deferred When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Where: Bing Theater on the USC campus Who: Ayad Akhtar, Mona Simpson, Hector Tobar, Jesmyn Ward, moderated by Joy Press For more information: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks
April 22, 2012
Panel: Narrative in a Digital Age When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Norris Theater on the USC campus Who: Mark Bryant, Jay Caspian Kang, Jacob Lewis, Evan Ratliff, moderator David L. Ulin * What: Book Critic David L. Ulin talks with our 2011 Book Prizes "Innovator's Award" recipient Jacob Lewis, a founder of Figment When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Where: L.A. Times booth on the USC campus ...