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  • 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 wasnt homelessness, crime, or El Nio; it wasnt 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...
  • April 29th 1992. When the police won't come. Koreatown and the LA riots(vanit)

    04/29/2016 12:46:57 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 29 replies
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    During the LA riots, the LAPD completely abandoned Koreatown in Central LA. Instead the police formed defense line guarding Beverly Hills. Knowing that no help was coming, Korean Americans formed self defense groups to defend their shops and homes. Anytime some idiot tells you the police will come to defend you, remember Koreatown and the LA riots.
  • New Orleans City Council to consider 5 gun-control measures(DOH!)

    04/22/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ben Myers
    The gun-control proposals that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will publicly announce on Friday (April 22) include restrictions on who can carry guns, as well as the places and manner in which guns can be carried. The measures would also outlaw guns without serial numbers and require gun-theft victims to notify police within 48 hours, according to a draft ordinance.
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Christian cross has no place on L.A. County seal, judge rules

    04/07/2016 1:57:32 PM PDT · by kingu · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7th, 2016 | Abby Sewell
    In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on the county seal. A divided Board of Supervisors voted in 2014 to reinstate the cross on top of a depiction of the San Gabriel Mission, which appears on the seal among other symbols of county history. They were sued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and a group of religious leaders and scholars, who said placement of the cross on the seal unconstitutionally favored Christianity over other religions.
  • Louisiana: Gun Control Measures Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

    03/23/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 3/22/2016 | unknown
    The Louisiana Legislature convened for its 2016 Regular Session on Monday, March 14. Last week, NRA-ILA reported that important pro-self-defense measures were pre-filed in advance of session. Several restrictive anti-gun (and anti-private property rights) bills have also been introduced. All four of these bills have been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. Please contact the members of the committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE these restrictive measures! Please click the Take Action button below to contact the committee members with your opposition!
  • Pair sentenced for robbing barbershop same day they got haircuts

    03/21/2016 4:43:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/15/16 | Ken Daley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A pair of men who staged sloppy armed robberies of two South Claiborne Avenue businesses last October pleaded guilty Tuesday (March 15) in New Orleans' Criminal District Court. The holdups included the robbery of a barbershop the same day the two men got haircuts there, prosecutors said. Jacolby Jarvis and Rodney James stood before Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson and admitted to robbing the Innovators Barbershop on Oct. 24 and the nearby Jazz Daiquiri Lounge one night later. The businesses are at 3700 and 3400 South Claiborne Avenue, respectively. The men were sentenced to 15 years and 20 years in prison, respectively....
  • CNN projects Trump wins Louisiana!

    03/05/2016 6:42:07 PM PST · by entropy12 · 43 replies
    CNN
    CNN projects Trump to win Louisiana. 9:43 EST.
  • Trump Again Threatens to Sue Cruz, Reveals Self-Serving Motive

    02/16/2016 9:12:10 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2016 | WALTER HUDSON
    If you need further evidence that Donald Trump is running for president in order to serve the best interests of Donald Trump, here it is from the Associated Press: ...
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump rally in Baton Rouge 2/11/2016 @ 7pm (CST)

    02/11/2016 4:59:52 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,139 replies
    Thursday, February 11, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, LA at the Baton Rouge River Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM CST. As the "Capital City", Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state, with an estimated population of 228,895 as of 2014. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, had a population of 820,159 people as of 2013.The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants. HOW DID BATON ROUGE GET ITS NAME? The French name...
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/03/2016 4:32:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the afternoon of 31 January, 2016, some ATVs were getting gas at the intersection of Claiborne and Esplanade Avenues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Richard Macklin pulled up in a white Volvo. Macklin is believed to have been the aggressor in the incident. He pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the ATV riders. Three were wounded before anyone returned fire. One of the wounded was armed. He drew his legally carried weapon and fired at Macklin, wounding him in the head and stopping the attack. Fromnola.gov/nopd: Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of...
  • How a South L.A. supermarket proposal fell apart, after a decade of effort

    01/28/2016 1:42:13 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/28/16 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    <p>To woo a new supermarket to South Los Angeles, city leaders offered up roughly two acres of city land for a single dollar - and proposed to sweeten the deal with $750,000 in federal funds to spruce up the site.</p>
  • School bus driver, student arrested after fighting, Kenner police said

    01/27/2016 1:59:36 PM PST · by BBell · 6 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/23/16 | Wilborn P. Nobles III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A school bus driver caught on video striking a teenage student in the head several times was arrested Friday and booked with simple battery, the Kenner Police Department announced Saturday night (Jan. 23). According to a news release, police received several calls at 7:15 a.m. Friday about a school bus fight in the 1200 block of Veterans Boulevard in Kenner. The driver, identified by authorities as Michelle Bratton, told police the male student refused to sit in his assigned bus seat, so she approached him and told him to leave the bus, which led to an argument between them. Bratton,...
  • Will Inglewood score big with the NFL's return?

    01/14/2016 2:37:17 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/14/16 | Angel Jennings, Ruben Vives, Christopher Goffard
    Not long ago, Inglewood's prospect's looked bleak. The city was verging on bankruptcy, its schools were destitute, and it had been a long time since people called it the "City of Champions" - once a nod to the world champion Lakers - without irony. But in recent years, the nine-square-mile city with a population of just 110,000 has shown signs of a stunning turnaround. The Forum, which the Lakers left in 1999, was reopened as a lavish concert venue. Developers announced that the Hollywood Park racetrack, closed in 2013, would be the site of a massive retail and residential complex....
  • Report: ‘Glee’ actor Mark Salling arrested in child pornography case

    12/29/2015 1:12:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Q13Fox ^ | 12/29/15
    “Glee” actor Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday after an LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children task force unit served a search warrant at his Sunland home, Crime Watch Daily reports. The crimes against children warrants were served and a search took place at a home in the 9900 block of Helen Avenue, Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to KTLA. Sources told Crime Watch Daily that Salling lives at the address and was arrested. The actor is best known for his role in the hit television series “Glee,” where he plays Noah “Puck” Puckerman.
  • Owl flies into Covington police car, causes crash

    12/25/2015 3:02:19 PM PST · by BBell · 34 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    An owl flew into a Covington police officer's cruiser early Thursday (Dec. 24), pecking and scratching the officer and leading him to drive into a ditch, Chief Tim Lentz said. Officer Lance Benjamin received only minor scratches from the odd Christmas Eve encounter and was able to finish his shift. Lentz said he thought someone was playing a joke on him when he received a 1:45 a.m. text message that Benjamin had been in an accident involving a nocturnal bird of prey. "Surely nothing as outrageous as an owl flying into a police car could happen. I imagined the next...
  • Teenage girl dead, boy wounded in Harvey shooting

    12/22/2015 8:10:34 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    Ben Myers ^ | 12/22/15 | Ben Myers, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 15-year-old girl is dead and a 16-year-old boy is in guarded condition after a shooting shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening (Dec. 22) in Harvey. The victim who died was identified as Shamairie Joseph of Harvey, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office news release. Responding officers found Joseph suffering a gunshot wound to the chest in the 1600 block of Apache Drive, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The boy was found suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen about a block away, in the 1000 block of Inca Drive. Preliminary indications are that "both victims...
  • One woman's nightmare: Mistaken identity costs wife, mother two weeks in jail

    12/08/2015 3:24:49 PM PST · by BBell · 21 replies
    http://www.sunherald.com ^ | 12/3/15 | ANITA LEE
    Jail was the last place wife, mother and churchgoer Jacqueline Renell Charles expected to spend two weeks of her life. The 50-year-old manager of tax preparation offices in the New Orleans area was on her way home from work late in the evening Nov. 18 when a law enforcement officer pulled her over for speeding. He told her the stop was taking a long time because when he checked her license, he found a warrant for her in Mississippi. She couldn't imagine why. Her son is in school at Millsaps College, so she does go to Jackson occasionally for ball...
  • In Marrero murder-suicide, 'picture-perfect' family of 4 dead

    11/29/2015 3:47:48 PM PST · by BBell · 19 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/29/15 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Few imagined such a crime could happen -- a triple murder and suicide -- in a middle-class Marrero neighborhood so thick with law enforcement officers that residents call it Cop Land. It's the kind of place where everyone waves hello but no one gets in each other's business.When family gathered outside the yellow crime-scene tape Sunday (Nov. 29) in the Oak Forest subdivision, they comforted the sobbing teenager who had returned from a hunting trip to find her mother and stepfather dead in their living room at 4805 Brandi St. What she hadn't seen, when she ran out to call...
  • A NOW Word to The "TRUE" OVERCOMERS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/20/2015 7:56:18 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-20-15 | Jedediah
    Systematic changes are in effect now for all those accessing The Highway of Holiness for Truly as you meet each waypoint in Steps of Faith , your "Knowing" what has changed from where you were to where you are now shall be entrusted to you for your hands have been found clean and your hearts free from guile for this is the road for all those that "HAVE" Overcome ! 2 Peter 1:1-11 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves...
  • Is Vitter on the Verge of Losing Everything?

    11/10/2015 4:01:39 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 10, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Louisiana isn’t anywhere close to belonging on a list of swing states, yet Republican David Vitter is at risk of losing not only his gubernatorial race this month, but also his Senate seat next year. The Pelican State’s senior senator has struggled to unify the Republican vote after finishing second in the Oct. 24 jungle primary with just 23 percent. He trails Democrat John Bel Edwards in multiple public polls heading into the Nov. 21 runoff. Vitter’s numbers have dipped to a point where, should he lose, some Republicans will want him to drop his bid for re-election to the...
  • LA Unified teachers: Suspension ban creating unruly classes

    11/08/2015 9:28:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 7, 2015
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the nation's second largest school district say a new policy aimed at reducing suspensions is also having another effect: More unruly students in their classrooms. Los Angeles Unified School District was the first to ban suspending students for defiance in California and began instituting restorative justice policies that emphasize counseling and conflict resolution.
  • LA resident infuriates his neighbors by using a 11.8 MILLION GALLONS of water a year...

    11/08/2015 5:49:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/15 | Christopher Brennan
    Who is the 'Wet Prince of Bel-Air'? LA resident infuriates his neighbors by using a 11.8 MILLION GALLONS of water a year despite the severe drought as a 'posse' sets out to identify him Residents of a posh Los Angeles neighborhood furious after their neighbor used 11.8million gallons of water while others cut back to preserve the precious resource in the middle of California's drought. Authorities have refused to identify the 'Wet Prince of Bel Air' , whose home used roughly 90 times the amount for an average household during the year that ended in April. Some more rural communities...
  • No cabbage hurling? Parade injuries prompt call for restrictions(pictures)

    11/03/2015 5:04:43 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/3/15 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Next year's St. Patrick's and Irish-Italian parades in Metairie could bring a reduced risk of being smacked in the head with a cabbage. The edibles could still be airborne, but float riders would be required to soften their touch in throwing them. A proposal coming before the Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday (Nov. 3) would require that all "fruit, vegetables, soap and other non-perishable food items" be tossed underhand at the parades. The reason: Too many people were getting hurt by flying food, said Sean Burke, the administration's director of citizen affairs. He recalled two incidents that led to a...
  • Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

    10/31/2015 12:35:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Manteca Bulletin ^ | October 28, 2015
    Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley. ... Owens Valley ranchers are .. at the mercy of Los Angeles .. LA owns most of the water rights it furtively bought in the early 1900s in a widely chronicled land grab loosely recounted in the movie Chinatown. William Mulholland conceived the gravity-fed channel to slake the growing city's thirst and famously quipped, "There it is. Take it," as...
  • Deputy Thor, heroic police dog, has his day in St. Tammany

    10/23/2015 3:47:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/23/15 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    It is said that every dog has his day. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 was Thor's. Before a large and appreciative crowd outside the St. Tammany Parish Courthouse, the Belgian Malinois police dog was hailed as a hero for saving his human partner's life during a burglary investigation this week near Mandeville. Deputy Thor, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office K-9, suffered a serious wound to the neck as he put himself between Deputy Ronald Olivier and a suspect who lunged at them with a six-inch switchblade, police said. The suspect was shot and killed by deputies. After undergoing surgery and...
  • Police: Handyman arrested in couple's killing, stole cash

    10/22/2015 3:19:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    A.P/http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/20/15 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A handyman kidnapped and strangled a couple he worked for and stole tens of thousands of dollars from a safe in their home, Baton Rouge police said Wednesday.
  • Two arrested in death of woman whose remains were found inside burned-out car(mug shot)

    10/19/2015 2:34:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/19/15 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The former boyfriend of a Bogalusa woman is one of two brothers that have been arrested in connection with her death and the "cold and calculated" attempted cover up of the crime, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said Monday (Oct. 19.)The body of Nanette Me'Shell King, 41, was found inside a burned-out vehicle outside the village of Sun Oct. 11. Gary Lee Harris, 53, was booked with second-degree murder. His brother, Ray Harris, 64, was booked with accessory, the Sheriff's Office said. Gary Harris is King's former boyfriend of more than 20 years. The two have a 17-year-old daughter...
  • Famed teacher files $1B class-action suit against L.A. schools

    10/15/2015 7:01:40 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 15 October 2015 | Ann O'Neill
    The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of about 2,000 teachers by Rafe Esquith, 61, one of the Los Angeles Unified School District's best-known and most popular teachers. 2003 National Medal of the Arts. a Walt Disney American Teacher Award as Oustanding Teacher of the Year. a Parents Magazine "As You Grow" award. and an Oprah Winfrey $100,000 "Use Your Life" award. He's also been made an honorary member of the Order of the British Empire. Esquith and the Hobart Shakespeareans gained widespread renown several years ago after PBS aired a documentary about them. In 2012 they were featured at...
  • 45 people accused of street-level drug dealing arrested in Plaquemines Parish

    10/15/2015 5:03:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/13/15 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Forty-five people accused of street-level drug dealing were arrested in Plaquemines Parish as result of a yearlong undercover narcotics investigation, authorities said Tuesday (Oct. 13). Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco said during a press conference at the sheriff's office in Belle Chasse that an additional nine suspects were still at large. The investigation, called "Operation Who's Next," targeted 50 suspected dealers who Greco said were selling drugs across the parish, "from Belle Chasse to Boothville." Deputies began arresting suspects Sept. 8. The effort was likely the agency's largest-ever undercover operation, Greco said. Three high school students, including a 16-year-old, were...
  • Harvey man shot girlfriend's ex after he stormed house: JPSO

    10/14/2015 1:50:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/14/15 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Harvey man shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in the chest with a shotgun after the man forced his way into the couple's home on Sunday night (Oct. 11), authorities said. Douglas Moody, 31, of Belle Chasse, suffered wounds to his chest, neck and head, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report. Moody's former girlfriend called 911 on Sunday about 11:15 p.m. and told operators that he had contacted her several times threatening to harm her and her new boyfriend. Moody the father of her child -- told the woman he planned to drag her out of her...
  • If You Live in These States Youll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you dont have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports rather than simply their IDs even if theyre only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but lets be real the government doesnt care about that. FromZero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • L.A. lawmakers to declare 'state of emergency,' commit more than $100 million to fight homelessness

    09/22/2015 10:21:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 | Matt Hamilton
    Members of the Los Angeles City Council are expected Tuesday to declare a state of emergency on homelessness and commit $100 million toward housing and other services for homeless people.. The announcement coincides with Mayor Eric Garcettis proposal, issued late Monday, that the city devote nearly $13 million toward short-term housing initiatives paid for with projected excess funds. If approved, the pair of initiatives could significantly increase the resources dedicated to tackling homelessness in a city where the majority of the 26,000 homeless people live on the streets.
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • L.A. Touts Itself as "Northern Capital of Latin America" for 2024 Olympic Bid

    09/15/2015 7:30:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 9/14/2015 | Ryan Parker
    The International Olympic Committee just got an eyeful of the City of Angels. Los Angeles is amazing and diverse. That is the message in a new promotional video released Monday by Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid organizers. In the video, which is a little longer than a minute, L.A. is called the "western capital of the U.S., the northern capital of Latin America and the eastern capital of the Pacific Rim." All that is accompanied with visuals of some of the city's most iconic sites. "Hosting the Games in Los Angeles would give our city the chance to show the...
  • Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

    09/02/2015 7:30:00 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ben Poston and Kate Mather
    As Lauren Mishkind was walking along 7th Street this summer in downtown Los Angeles, a man pulled a handgun and pointed it at another person standing behind her. Terrified, she hid behind a car while the assailant tackled the victim. "I was just shaking for the rest of the day," said Mishkind, who lives downtown and works at an architectural firm in the area. "You kind of assume it's par for the course living down here, which is kind of more shocking." Crime has jumped across the city this year, but nowhere has the increase been as large as in...
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...
  • LA 'black ball' reservoir rollout potential 'disaster' in the making, say experts

    08/19/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    LA's scheme to cover a reservoir under 96 million "shade balls" may not be all it is touted to be, experts told FoxNews.com, with some critics going so far as to refer to the plan as a "potential disaster." *snip* "Black spheres resting in the hot sun will form a thermal blanket speeding evaporation as well as providing a huge amount of new surface area for the hot water to breed bacteria," said Matt MacLeod, founder of the California biotech firm Modern Moon Farms. "Disaster. Its going to be a bacterial nightmare.
  • Trump Street Art Rocks L.A.

    07/10/2015 4:15:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Donald Trump has become the center of a new street art campaign, with work that can be seen all around Los Angeles. Today, Friday July 10, the Republican presidential candidate will be speaking to Hollywood conservatives at an event, and the Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), has plans to protest.
  • No A/C for death row inmates at Angola, appeals court rules

    07/08/2015 5:15:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 58 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/8/15 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Death row inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary have lost their latest legal battle for relief from triple-digit temperatures inside their cells at Angola. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday (July 8) concluding that the sweltering conditions on death row do not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Three death row inmates originally filed the lawsuit against the state in 2013, saying the conditions were unconstitutional. The suit alleged that heat indices, or measurements of how hot it feels, on death row had reached 172 degrees last year and 195 degrees in 2011."I feel like I'm on...
  • Gun safety instruction OK in public elementary schools, new Louisiana law says

    07/03/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Emily Lane
    When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with "age and grade appropriate" firearm accident prevention and safety instruction. A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.(snip)The bill received full passage by the Legislature, by a vote of 94-3 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate.
  • White people against white supremacy rally and teach-in at Lafayette Square

    06/29/2015 1:49:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/28/15 | Kathleen Flynn, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A "white people against white supremacy" rally and teach-in organized by the advocacy group European Dissent took place at Lafayette Square on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The gathering honored the nine black people who were murdered in Charleston, S.C. last week. "We stand in solidarity with black communities and other communities of color who bear the brunt of white supremacy and racism, here in New Orleans and across the world," the group said in a statement. "White supremacy is part of the fabric of America. White supremacy works through all of our systems and institutions to marginalize, silence, devalue, undermine,...
  • Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap(worked there)

    06/29/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/29/15 | Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Wal-Mart store in Slidell refused a request to decorate a cake with a design featuring a Confederate flag, but agreed to decorate a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, a man says in a video posted to YouTube. Wal-Mart has apologized for selling the cake, explaining that the employee who handled the order did not recognize it as the ISIS flag. The corporation, a spokesman said, does not support ISIS. The YouTube video, posted Friday (June 26) by a man identified as Chuck Netzhammer, shows a man sitting on a motorcycle unfurl a...
  • Mentor, community leader slain in 9th Ward was 'a hell of a man,' friends say(Vet)

    06/25/2015 4:24:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/25/15 | Heather Nolan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Tim Thompson's friends all agree he was great man. He was a mentor to neighborhood youth. He knew just how to make people laugh. And he bought donuts for his girlfriend's dance class on the day of their big recital. Friends and family who gathered Tuesday night (June 24) to remember Thompson still are in shock over his violent death Sunday. Thompson, 40, was gunned down in the driveway of his girlfriend's mom's home in the Lower 9th Ward. No arrests have been made in his death. Tonja Walston, Thompson's girlfriend of four months, said whoever killed him "took away...
  • 'Police Lives Matter' - Heartwarming gesture lifts spirits of Slidell officer

    06/20/2015 5:29:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://www.wtoc.com ^ | 6/12/15 | Chris Finch
    SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - A nine year old boy made a touching gesture to a Slidell police officer, but the officer had one regret about the chance meeting, so he reached out to the public for help. Officer Joe McMahan was driving when another person asked him to pull over. After pulling over, a woman asked if she could give something to McMahan. The nine year old, identified as Jayden Witsell, stepped out of the passenger side of the car and approached the police cruiser. The boy asked if he could give something to Witsell. "For a moment, I didn't...
  • LA City Council Adopts Minimum Wage Ordinance (cheapskates go only as high as $15/hour)

    06/10/2015 3:43:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 6/10/15
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Members of the Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. Officials explained the minimum wage will go from $9 per hour to $10.50 an hour beginning in 2016. The rate will then jump to $12 in 2017; $13.25 in 2018; $14.25 in 2019; and $15 by 2020. We are already seeing the fruits of our labor as our own state and other cities nationwide begin exploring policies to increase their local minimum wage, said L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson.
  • LA Unions Lobby for Exemption From $15/Hr. Minimum Wage Law They Pushed

    05/28/2015 10:17:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    This has to be the month's top entry in the "Just when you think you've seen it all" category and it will be more than a little interesting to see how the nation's press handles it. As the Associated Press reported a week ago, the City Council in Los Angeles, by a vote of 14-1, ordered the drafting of a law mandating a citywide minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2020, noting that "the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti virtually guarantee its eventual adoption." Now that it's almost a done deal, labor unions whose members earn less want...
  • Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail

    03/06/2009 5:37:34 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 511+ views
    (AFP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News | n/a
    Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail Ringleader Kevin James was 'architect, mastermind of very troubling offense, judge says AFP Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News The ringleader of a radical Islamic group that planned to bomb Israeli assets and US military facilities in California was on Friday jailed for 16 years, justice officials said. Kevin James, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiring to wage war against the United States through terror for his part in the plot, which involved three co-conspirators currently in custody. Prosecutors said the plotters were part of Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (JIS,) which was founded by James...
  • Man Arrested in Connection With Massive Fire at Unfinished Apartment Complex in Downtown L.A

    05/27/2015 6:07:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ktla ^ | John A. Moreno,
    Dawud Abdulwali was taken into custody Tuesday by members of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Los Angeles Fire Department, LAPD Officer Tony Im confirmed to KTLA. Abdulwali was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and was booked less than two hours later at the LAPDs 77th Street station, according to Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department online inmate records. No other details of the arrest were immediately available. The suspects bail was set at $1,036,925, according to the Sheriffs Department. Officials from the arresting agencies and the Los Angeles County district attorneys office...
  • Woman finds boyfriend with another, attacks him with baseball bat, police say

    05/18/2015 2:07:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/18/15 | Ken Daley
    A Gert Town woman is accused of taking a baseball bat to her boyfriend, his car and his eastern New Orleans house Sunday, after New Orleans police said she found the man inside his residence with another woman. Jaylen Griffith, 21, was arrested Sunday after police said they caught her fleeing the attack on the 30-year-old man shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of West Cavelier Drive. An arrest report said Griffith, who listed a home address in the 3200 block of South Lowerline Street, was intoxicated by alcohol at the time she was apprehended.According to police, NOPD...