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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 ...
April 21, 2012
There's going to be a whole lot of cooking going on at the 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus Saturday and Sunday. In fact, there's an entire stage devoted to it. Saturday will kick off with Ink's Michael Voltaggio at 10:30 a.m., followed by "Top Chef's" Gail Simmons at 12:30 p.m. Voltaggio will return to the stage at 2 p.m., along with Mozza's Nancy Silverton, to discuss the Southern California food scene with Los Angeles Times Deputy Food Editor Betty Hallock.