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  • Many L.A. Millennials Have Found a Solution to High Rents

    04/02/2017 7:34:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | March 22, 2017 | Dennis Romero
    Los Angeles rents are some of the worst in the nation, and don't even think about buying a home here. Resourceful millennials have found one solution, though: living at home with mom and dad. A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data for America's largest cities found that 41.5 percent of Greater Los Angeles millennials either still live at home or have moved back in. In the Inland Empire, that figure was 44.5 percent, according to the "Not-So-Empty Nests" report by apartment listing site Abodo. ... Greater L.A., including Orange County, ranked fourth for U.S. metro areas with the largest...
  • L.A. Gay Pride Parade to Be Replaced by Anti-Trump March

    03/12/2017 7:15:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The organizers of the annual Los Angeles gay pride have announced that this year’s march will be replaced by a protest against President Donald Trump. Local West Hollywood news outlet wehoville.com revealed late last that “the annual pride parade has been canceled, ceding to the nationwide LGBT Resist March that is scheduled in many U.S. cities for Sunday, June 11, the day the Los Angeles pride parade would normally occur.”
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • It’s Official: Los Angeles Traffic is the World’s Worst

    02/21/2017 2:03:26 PM PST · by xzins · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Jae C. Hong
    Los Angeles officially has the worst traffic in the world, a new study has revealed. Global traffic research firm INRIX reports that Angelenos spent an average of 104 hours stuck in traffic in 2016. The study also notes that traffic and congestion costs each Los Angeles driver “$2,408 each and the city as a whole $9.6 billion from direct and indirect costs. Direct costs relate to the value of fuel and time wasted, and indirect costs refer to freight and business fees from company vehicles idling in traffic, which are passed on to households through higher prices.” INRIX noted that...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti accused of being silent on city’s rising crime

    02/17/2017 7:45:53 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 02/17/17 | Elizabeth Chou
    The violent crime rate rose for a third consecutive year in Los Angeles, but that’s not something Mayor Eric Garcetti is eager to highlight ahead of the March election, one mayoral challenger said this week. During a candidate forum hosted by the Northridge East Neighborhood Council, Mitchell Schwartz, a political strategist who is attempting to unseat Garcetti, accused the mayor “of hiding and suppressing the police reports from last year” by not holding his annual news conference to discuss the end-of-year crime statistics. Garcetti’s campaign spokesman, Yusef Robb, fired back Thursday, calling Schwartz’s accusation a “cockamamie conspiracy theory” and blamed...
  • Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIR

    09/20/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIRPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 20, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments A government watchdog’s new report takes the FBI to task for violating its own policies by continuing to work with the Muslim Brotherhood’s front group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).The report came as CAIR issued a new report denouncing the so-called “Islamophobia” of the Fox News Channel, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, David the Horowitz Freedom Center, and others who dare to engage in an honest discussion...
  • Raids across the U.S. leave immigrant communities and activists on high alert

    02/11/2017 2:37:56 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Feb 11. 2017 | Kurtis Lee and Jenny Jarvie
    Recent raids by U.S. immigration officials nabbed hundreds of individuals believed to be in the country illegally, spreading alarm among immigrant rights groups as they scrambled to gather information and warn people in communities nationwide.
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • Caetano Used to Challenge another Stun Gun Ban

    11/28/2016 7:00:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 March of 2016, the Supreme Court issued a remarkable and, apparently to the Court, non-controversial decision.  In the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), the Court held that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). While the decision, which was unanimous, has far...
  • Mr. Trump, PLEASE do something about corruption in major cities (i.e. Chicago, Memphis, etc.)

    11/27/2016 10:24:28 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    News | 27 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, PLEASE as one of your tasks, set up a DOJ task force to completely shut down corruption in major cities across the United States. Chicago is one and we all know it. Memphis is so bad, you're likely to be robbed on the street, shoot the thug and end up in court in front of a judge who was related to the thug. New Orleans isn't much different. Detroit is a complete hellhole, third world country experience. Please do something about the corruption! Make America great again!
  • Rain triggers 570% surge in Los Angeles County freeway crashes

    11/21/2016 11:37:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21, 2016 | Joseph Serna
    A weekend rainstorm that drenched Southern California and triggered hundreds of freeway crashes will disappear by the afternoon and make way for cool, autumn weather on Thanksgiving, the National Weather Service said Monday. Over Sunday and Monday, the storm dumped more than two inches of rain in San Luis Obispo County and more than an inch at Brentwood’s Getty Center in Los Angeles County, where a surge in car crashes left freeways intermittently jammed, authorities said.
  • With uphill Senate battle looming, Foster Campbell looks to unify Louisiana Democrats

    11/13/2016 12:19:55 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | 11/10/2016 | Tyler Bridges
    Foster Campbell has no chance of winning next month’s U.S. Senate runoff unless he unifies the fractured state Democratic Party, and he took a step in that direction Thursday by holding his first post-primary phone conversation with Caroline Fayard, the Democrat who finished fourth Tuesday and out of the money. ... Political pros call Kennedy the clear favorite in the Dec. 10 runoff election because of inherent advantages. About 60 percent of voters in the primary voted for one of the Republican candidates while only about 36 percent voted for a Democrat. ... The state and national Republican parties want...
  • 1 detained as Trump supporters protest outside CNN building in Hollywood

    10/11/2016 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Anita Bennett and Matthew Carey
    One person was taken into custody Monday evening during a pro-Donald Trump rally outside the CNN building in Hollywood. But it wasn’t a Trump supporter who was taken away in handcuffs by Los Angeles police, it was a woman who allegedly spat on one of the demonstrators, then dashed into a nearby coffee shop. “The woman that they’re arresting right now spit on me. I had another gentleman spit in my face,” said Margaret Schofield as she carried a “Chino for Trump” sign. The female suspect was being held on a battery count, a spokesman with the Los Angeles Police...
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Man guilty of being undocumented immigrant in possession of gun

    09/08/2016 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/8/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 34-year-old Mexican citizen arrested in Mandeville pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 7) to possessing a gun while in the U.S. illegally, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in New Orleans. Salvador Acosta-Salas, also known as Jamie Gonzales Jr., faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Acosta-Salas' charge -- possession of a firearm by an undocumented immigrant -- stemmed from a July 30 speeding stop in Mandeville, court documents show. When pulled over, Acosta-Salas got out of his vehicle and produced a Mexican identification card for Mandeville police, but he did...
  • Black Lives Matter Criticized For Being No Shows At Louisiana Flood

    08/22/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:39 PM 08/22/2016 | Amber Randall
    Black Lives Matter finds itself under fire for protesting the Baton Rogue shooting, but ignoring the Louisiana flood, reports the Washington Times. A video of a Baton Rogue resident asking where the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter people are has gone viral. “I have not seen not one Black Panther boat, not one Black Lives Matter boat, truck or nothing else. So with all the drama that was going on with the Alton Sterling killing, oh they came out with guns, ready to go to war. But here we go, all these people flooded out and truly in...
  • LA: "He was such a good boy" "It was his Own Fault."

    08/09/2016 6:33:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    America does not really have a "gun violence" problem.  America has a violent urban black culture problem.  If you want to look at the numbers more closely, you can add in a violent illegal immigrant problem. There is a common theme that has become an Internet cliché when a young black man is shot and killed in the middle of a violent crime. "He was such a nice boy." "He was turning his life around." "He was an aspiring rap star." "They didn't have to shoot him." It is refreshing when the mother of a young black man shot...
  • Baton Rouge area #Walmarts pull all firearms from stores in wake of #BLM protests Halting LEGAL SALE

    “Baton Rouge area Walmarts pull all firearms from stores in wake of (Black Lives Matter) protests,” Twitter user @romanichal_dad posted. “Halting LEGAL SALES,” he noted. The photo shows the gun cases are bare. The American Mirror phoned the Walmart Supercenter on N. Mall Drive to confirm the report.
  • Police identify man who carried out UCLA murder-suicide

    06/02/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 02 JUNE 2016 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police on Thursday identified the man they say carried out a murder-suicide that took the life of an engineering professor at UCLA. The shooter was Mainak Sarkar, said Officer Jenny Houser, a city police spokeswoman. Sarkar is listed on a UCLA website as a member of a computational biomechanics research group run by the victim, a professor of biomechanical engineering.
  • Traffic Talk: In Los Angeles, the topic is priority Number One.

    05/11/2016 8:42:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 11, 2016 | Fred Siegel
    In December, preparing to escape what turned out to be a mild New York winter for the palmy breezes of Southern California, I was stunned when friends suggested that I think twice about coming to Los Angeles. What could be awful enough to keep my wife and me in the Northeast? I soon discovered that, for every Angeleno I spoke with, the answer was the same. It wasn’t homelessness, crime, or El Nińo; it wasn’t that Kobe Bryant was retiring. No, it was traffic: the subject of constant calculation and discussion, a matter of negotiation between friends, spouses, and would-be...