Traffic initiative brings hope, skepticism to Los Angeles

Los Angeles Traffic

By Alex Hutton Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Death, taxes and bumper-to-bumper traffic in Los Angeles. The city’s large number of highways and lack of public transportation have made traffic a constant presence and created some of the worst vehicular congestion in the United States. Los Angeles has become so synonymous with bad traffic that […]

Genesis Invitational participants reflect on immeasurable impact of Tiger Woods

By Jack Savage Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — When the pro-ams rolled on during the early portion of the week at the Genesis Invitational, there was a palpable buzz in the air that felt different. That difference being Tiger Woods. Participants spoke about what it meant to see Woods here, at “his course,” as the […]

Locals see inconsistency between mask mandates in California, Los Angeles

By Kyle Kelly Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — The latest California COVID-19 update has locals looking for consistency and accountability. On Wednesday, the state ended its indoor facial covering requirement for fully vaccinated individuals. Specifically, those who have two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one of Johnson & Johnson are permitted without […]

Top golfers sound off on Saudi-backed Super Golf League at Genesis Invitational

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By Lauralys Shallow Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — There’s another league emerging in professional golf, and the Super Golf League wants to lure the top players in the world away from the PGA Tour.  World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is spearheading the Super Golf League through his company LIV Golf Investments, which is […]

Scottie Scheffler aims to keep momentum going after first victory in Phoenix


By Erin McMahon Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Scottie Scheffler is starting the 2022 Genesis Invitational on a high note, coming off his first PGA Tour victory at the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open. And while he said it’s nice to finally have a win under his belt, Scheffler is focused on retaining his energy […]

Cultures fuze in LA to create a culinary classic

Customers order from a Kogi food truck

By Steven Gorgei Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Mexico City and Seoul are separated by 7,500 miles, but here in LA where Mexican and Korean immigrants have lived side by side for years, the two cultures have collaborated to create a unique culinary creation: the Korean taco. Typically, Korean tacos are created by marinating meat […]

Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles merges music, family, opportunities

By Jelah Anderson Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles started as a small ensemble renting out the hall at Walt Disney to play concerts. The ensemble since then has grown and received the opportunity to perform at the NFL Honors, but because of space limitations only about half […]

Past exemption recipients return to Genesis Invitational

By Alex Hutton Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Harold Varner III walked along the fairway of the first hole at Riviera Country Club during his Wednesday pro-am practice round for this weekend’s Genesis Invitational. As he approached the walkway that separates the two sections of fairway, he noticed a piece of trash on the ground. […]

Tony Finau looks to flush bad memories at 2022 Genesis Invitational

Tony Finau Chipping

By Matthew Ritchie Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — A trip to the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, widely regarded as one of the best destinations on the PGA Tour, normally conjures up pleasant sensations for players and visitors alike. But for Tony Finau, the scenic overlooks and pristine fairways hidden in the hills […]