When we think USC freshman, we think white guy with a letterman's jacket, a mullet, a Mustang and a somewhat rich dad (says the Bruin).
But it turns out that not only are Trojans smart but they're diverse too.
In fact, the university is trumpeting its most diverse class of incoming freshman to da ... More >>
C. BishopBraised Oxtail with oranges and prunes from FIG & Garcia Farms' dinner
Last night, Fig's executive chef Ray Garcia hosted the restaurant's first farm dinner of 2011, serving dishes filled with Fallbrook's Garcia Farm's (no relation) recent harvest of over 50 varieties of citrus. Whi ... More >>
Just what California's ailing schools need....The ACLU filed a lawsuit in L.A Superior Court suing California for allowing school districts to charge for books and other educational supplies. The ACLU says these practices violate the clause of the California Constitution guaranteeing a free e ... More >>
A recent audit of 21 public high schools in the region shows that stolen textbooks and unnecessary book purchases have cost the Los Angeles Unified School District nearly $10 million.
The online report criticized the already cash-strapped school district for not "effectively, efficiently, ... More >>
Four teenage boys were in hot water this week after 'sexting' between the high school students led to the posting of sexually explicit photos of underage girls on a Yahoo message board, authorities said.
The foursome, comprised of15-year-old students at Yucaipa High School in San Bernardino ... More >>
Victoria Kraus at L.A. Eastside has a charming piece about East L.A. kids' current fixation with all things Japanese. The self-described "Jewpanese" Krause notes how, when she grew up in Boyle Heights, all Asian families, including hers, were routinely lumped as Chinese. Kraus writes that "20 years ... More >>
I saw this a couple days ago. Tried to forget it. But couldn't. Now here it is to embed itself into your very own retinas. It's a dead fox rendered in carpet. The maker, Ooms, says "The Road Kill carpet is a continues (sic) struggle between attraction and repulsion." Yeah. You think? My friend Kevin ... More >>
Here is a self-portrait of Mr. Fish at 17. I imagined, at the time, that this was a genius depiction of an artist brilliantly misusing his talents; unusable for high school art class, inappropriate for Grandma's refrigerator, meaningful only after a highly intellectual conversation heavily sto ... More >>