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News: May 2012

Architect Plants a Mini-Disneyland in his Backyard Garden


By Irene Byon
Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 12:54 p.m. PDT

An Anaheim Hills architect has planted Disneyland in his backyard. Take a train ride to Dave Sheegog's Disney-themed railroad garden.

Hear the Story of the U.S. Autoharp Champion


By Irene Byon
Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 12:46 p.m. PDT

The autoharp is not a common instrument. But an Orange County man has been mastering this insturment to become a...

Suspects Charged in USC Shooting Case


By Christen Lazarcheck
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 7:55 p.m. PDT

Two suspects have been charged with the murders of USC grad students Ming Qu and Ying Wu.

They Will Surf Again


By Nicole Fukuoka
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:23 a.m. PDT

Despite their disabilites, 75 handicapped surfers braved the choppy waves at Huntington Beach to prove that with just a few...

You Don't Have to See It to Tee It


By Jonathan Kendrick
Monday, May 14, 2012 | 1:02 p.m. PDT

World champion blind golfer Bill Davis has reached the top of his game and is helping others to do the...

L.A. Beekeepers are Raising "Backwards" Bees


By Jennifer Kendall
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 9:41 p.m. PDT

Two studies found that pesticides might be contributing to the mass die off of bees known as colony collapse disorder....

Relive USC's Win at Oregon


By Nick Burton
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 3:48 a.m. PDT

With the school year over, get excited for next year and next football season with this look back at the...

Parkour: Extreme Fitness For All Ages


By Bronte Lawson
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 8:17 p.m. PDT

Parkour may be an extreme sport, but it's also a unique way for people of all ages to stay in...

Food Truck Ban


By Danica Ruberti
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. PDT

In a perfect world, food trucks and schools can work together to fight back against obesity.

USC Loses to UC Irvine in Men's Volleyball Championship


By Kristen Rodgers and James Santelli
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 10:33 p.m. PDT

The USC Men's Volleyball team lost in straight sets Saturday night against UC Irvine in the 2012 NCAA Men's Volleyball...

Lawyers, Family Friends say USC Needs to Make Campus Safer at Xinran Ji's Funeral


By Faith Miller
08/01/14 | 11:34 a.m. PDT

Xinran Ji's parents and family traveled from China to lay him to rest.

Chinese Students Demand More Effective Safety Measures


By Kate Flexter
07/31/14 | 4:52 p.m. PDT

Chinese students and scholars at USC ask President Max Nikias to reevaluate campus safety efforts.

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Victim of Fatal Lightning Strike was Transferring to USC


By Alexa Liacko and Rachel Scott
07/28/14 | 1:38 p.m. PDT

Twenty-year-old Nick Fagnano planned to study at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Four Arrests Made in Grad Student Killing


By Alexa Liacko, Faith Miller and Rachel Scott
07/28/14 | 4:01 p.m. PDT

Two adults and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the death of 24-year-old USC grad student Xinran Ji...