Junipero Serra

A statue of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Californias missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population, stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Plan To Replace Statue Of Calif. Missionary With Sally Ride Memorial

Southland lawmakers are criticizing a vote by the California State Senate to replace a statue in the U.S. Capitol of one of the state’s key historical figures with one of astronaut Sally Ride.

04/14/2015

Wide receiver Robert Woods #2 of the USC Trojans gets ready for the game with the UCLA Bruins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Bufalo Bills Select Gardena’s Robert Woods Of USC

The Buffalo Bills’ new-look offense is taking shape after the team opened the second round of the NFL draft selecting Southern California junior receiver Robert Woods on Friday.

04/26/2013

Syracuse v USC

USC Standouts Woods, Lee Share H.S. Roots At Serra In Gardena

Southern California’s downtown campus is just 11 miles north of Serra High School, a private Catholic institution and an oasis from nearby urban decay in its tidy Gardena neighborhood.

10/11/2011