On the anniversary of the Borderline Bar and Grill massacre, we speak with survivors, visit a newly opened Healing Garden in Thousand Oaks, and look at long term policy solutions for gun violence.
This week, USC announced Mike Bohn as their new athletic director and also that it will be restructuring its Board of Trustees over the next few years. We also cover a Louis Vuitton and League of Legends collaboration, Chris Brown’s yard sale, and what a group of war veterans are doing to make LA their home.
All this and more, on From Where We Are.
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Borderline survivors, friends and family gather in Thousand Oaks for the opening of the Healing Garden memorial, in honor of the shooting’s 12 victims.
In the last year, survivors, friends, and families have created communities of support to help the recovery process.
It’s been one year since the mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. 12 people died in what was considered a safe community space. Yet, our country continued to experience mass shootings. Has anything changed since then?
A dispute between the UCLA’s largest labor group and the university has led the DNC to move the location of its December debate. Sources say USC is on the shortlist.
Bohn is one of University President Carol Folt’s first hires since she was inaugurated. He will replace former Trojan athlete Lynn Swann, who resigned from the position in early September.
Board chairman Rick Caruso announced on Tuesday that the board would modernize its governance structure over the next three years. One of the biggest changes is reducing the number of board members by nearly half.
The Miracle Project seeks to include individuals of all abilities in the arts. Teachers at the theater help students perform and learn how to better connect with themselves and others.
A change in rating standards has raised the dam’s status to “high urgency action”.
E-scooter laws aren’t common knowledge, and officials say riders break them frequently.
Armed guards organized the chaos outside Brown’s home, as hundreds of fans poured in to buy the singer’s second-hand clothing and possessions.
High fashion atelier Louis Vuitton and e-sports giant League of Legends dropped their first in-game designer ‘skin’ last week. Clothing-conscious gamers can get it from an online store.
The Warrior Bards theater troupe is composed entirely of U.S. military vets. They are updating and performing ancient Greek dramas for modern day Los Angeles. Catch their performances November 14 at the Hollywood American Legion, November 21 at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, or closer to campus at the Ground Zero Performance Cafe on December 3rd. More info on the Ground Zero performance at https://calendar.usc.edu/event/warrior_bards_veterans_exploring_ancient_drama#.XcS_Ji2ZNQI.
Editor’s note: This story misstated the age of the play Philoctetes. It is 2,500 years old, not 3,000.