Singing in the holiday spirit
Guests at the USC Thornton Dickens Dinner got in the holiday spirit with the help of student performers from the music school. The event is a scholarship fundraiser.
In a year of dramatic ups and disappointing downs, the Trojans' regular season ended with a 49-14 walloping of rival Notre Dame. Cody Kessler did what no quarterback had ever done, throwing for six touchdowns against the Irish. USC is bowl-bound with an 8-4 record.
The famed distance runner and World War II prisoner of war — subject of the upcoming film Unbroken — was saluted at halftime of Saturday's USC-Notre Dame game at the Coliseum. The film's director, Angelina Jolie, introduced the tribute in a video presentation.
When Kicks for Kids is planning the day, disabilities don't matter. The organization pairs USC volunteers with children who have physical or developmental challenges for a day full of soccer, snacks and smiles at McCarthy Quad on the University Park Campus.
The award will help the department expand the LAPD Cadet Leadership Program, its signature community youth program with 6,000 active members age 13 to 20. The program is offered at each of the LAPD's 21 community police stations and includes a cadet post at USC.