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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California


Juli Ruiz

Reporter, Mulitmedia Journalist, Web Supervisor
Class of 2014


Sidewalk Gardens

January 14, 2014

St. John's aims to make fruits and vegetables more accessible.

City Plastic Bag Ban to Begin in 2014

November 18, 2013

The plastic bag ban will take effect in large grocery and drug stores.


November 11, 2013

A non-profit farm in San Jose is providing an alternative to pricey vegetables.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Unveils "Stop LA Corruption" Campaign

November 4, 2013

Foundation members demand the government take responsibility.

Metro Invites Partnerships For Crenshaw/LAX Line

October 28, 2013

The Crewnshaw/LAX transit project will create eight new stations across Los Angeles.

Fear of Homelessness in Wake of Government Shutdown

October 7, 2013

The government shutdown may put thousands of LA Residents out of their homes if funding stops for Affordable Housing.

March of the Stars Rally Urges Immigration Reform

September 23, 2013

The march, expected to draw thousands, will happen on October 5th.

CNN Heroes Come to Annenberg

December 4, 2012

The CNN Heroes came to USC to learn about the business of non-profits. 

Los Angeles Unveils Hollywood Sign Face-Lift

December 4, 2012

The iconic sign shows off a new paint job. 

Virterbi Partners with Smithsonian for Online Archive

December 4, 2012

USC and the Smithsonian are working on bringing art to the web. 

Increase in Home Prices Gives Hope to the Housing Market

November 27, 2012

The increase is also the largest increase in prices since the second quarter in 2010.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Ex Discusses JFK Shooting

November 27, 2012

Lee Harvey Oswald may not be the only killer in the John F. Kennedy assassination according to Oswald's girlfriend.

Trial Postponed in USC Chinese Student Shooting

November 27, 2012

The trial regarding the killng of two USC Chinese students will take place in early January of next year.

A Potential Cease-Fire in Israel-Gaza Conflict

November 20, 2012

Egypt's president predicted an end to air strikes and Israel's prime minister said his country would be a willing partner...

Turkey Giveaway Brightens the Holidays in South LA

November 20, 2012

Free turkeys were given out Tuesday in South LA. 

Tax Increase for Public Colleges to Begin Collecting Signatures

November 20, 2012

The proposed tax increase would raise $2.2 billion in state tax revenue annually. 

City Council Votes to Put Tax Increase on March Ballot

November 20, 2012

If Mayor Villaraigosa approves the tax increase on the ballot, voters will determine the measure in March. 

LAUSD Votes on Charter Schools

November 13, 2012

Board member Steve Zimmer said he wanted the LAUSD board to look at the effectiveness of charter schools.

Oxford Dictionary Chooses GIF as Word of the Year

November 13, 2012

GIF beats out YOLO for Oxford American Dictionary's Word of the Year.

Windows President Leaves Microsoft

November 13, 2012

CEO Steve Ballmer is calling it "a new era at Microsoft."

Mobile Phones New Way to Fight Sex Trafficking

November 13, 2012

New studies find that mobile technology will help monitor sex trafficking.

Victoria's Secret Apologizes for Native American Headdress in Fashion Show

November 13, 2012

Victoria's Secret said it will remove the headdress from the broadcast on December 4.

USC Unveils New Brain and Creativity Institute

November 6, 2012

The Brain and Creativity Institute will merge science with the arts.

Disney Purchases George Lucas' Production Company

October 30, 2012

Disney will now own all the rights to Star Wars films in the future. 

What Matters: Where Do You Get Your News?

October 30, 2012

What is your main source of news and how long do you spend catching up on politics?

The Tease: Apr. 24, 2014

Rapper R-Mean Performs at Tommy Trojan for Armenian Genocide

Wednesday 04/23/14

USC Head Football Coach Steve Sarkisian Offers His Tips for Success

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$7 with Sara: Roving Archers

By Sara Frondoni
04/23/14 | 7:03 p.m. PDT

Channel your inner Katniss Everdeen with an archery lesson for under 7 dollars!

Thu, 4/24/14 | 6:00pm
Doheny Memorial Library (DML)
Fri, 4/25/14 (All day)
Paramount Pictures Studios
Tue, 4/29/14 | 6:45pm
Ahmanson Theatre
Sat, 5/03/14 | 10:00am
Union Station
Thu, 5/08/14 | 12:00pm
Sixth St. and Spring St.