USC Announces $270 Million Renovations to Coliseum

(via USC Athletics)

USC announced its full plans to renovate the Coliseum by 2019. 


New Standardized Testing Recommendation Met With Skepticism

Los Angeles Unified School District bus. (Brian Bencomo/Annenberg Media)

President Obama called for school districts to spend less time on standardized testing.


Former Dodgers GM weighs in on Utley slide

Former Dodgers GM Fred Claire speaks at Associated Press Sports Editors Conference. (Brian Bencomo/Annenberg Media)

Chase Utley is eligible to play as the Dodgers take on the Mets in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. 

Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre announced the suspension of Utley on Sunday following an aggressive slide into second base during Game 2 of the NLDS which broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. Utley appealed the suspension and is available to play for the Dodgers pending a ruling.


Eventful Decade in Store for Coliseum

Entrance to the Coliseum through the peristyle. (Brian Bencomo/Annenberg Media)

Over the past 92 years, the Coliseum has hosted some of the most important sporting events in this country and in the world. For the past 20 years, it’s seen little more than USC football. The next nine years might be some of the most eventful in the stadium’s history as it nears a century of existence.


Death Metal Guitarist On The Red Line

Death metal guitarist Juan Carlos De Alba rides the Red Line to Hollywood. Neon Tommy / Brian Bencomo.

The death metal guitarist has found the subway to be mostly reliable.