The Latest: Family: Man Who Took Plane Was Warm, Gentle

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on security aspects of the airport employee who stole a passenger plane in Seattle. Erroll Southers says Saturday that the unidentified man represents one of the greatest threats to aviation by being an insider cleared to have access…

Police Training and Procedures Discussion with Guests

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on police tactics and brutality. Jody Armour: There’s only so much training can do. Police officers are also human beings. It is hard to train people to remain rational in situation that is dangerous to them. We need to train people to avoid…

BIRD BATTLES: CITIES, RENTAL SHOPS, AND VIGILANTES TAKE AIM AT DOCKLESS E-SCOOTERS

L.A. Taco featured the controversy on stand-up electric scooters in Los Angeles. Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School said there is a logic to the phenomenon — the need to gradually phase out carbon-fueled vehicles. He said they are helping to solve a long-standing problem in transportation: the “last mile.” There is a logic…

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Too Far Left for Hollywood?

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about House of Representatives nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) visit to Los Angeles. “Eric [Garcetti] is the establishment,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. “It’s so…

How much does it cost to rent in LA?

Curbed LA cited comments by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on factors that may have contributed to declining rental costs in Los Angeles. In May, Richard Green, director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC, told Curbed that rent growth in LA may have slowed in response to new housing construction and the…