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  • Obama: I’m Jewish ‘in my soul’

    12/18/2014 4:26:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 106 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 12/18/2014 | David Suissa
    "What will you tell the President when you see him?" was my daughter Eva's first reaction when I told her I'd been invited to the White House Channukah party (Actually, it was her second reaction. Her first was, "Take me!"). Kids are innocent that way. They don't realize that when you have over a hundred people crowding the leader of the free world, it's not so easy to get in a word edgewise. But I got lucky. It's not what I told the President that mattered, it's what I heard him say when few people were paying attention. After the...
  • Cop kil,er Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley a Muslim?

    12/22/2014 5:06:34 AM PST · by ShivaFan · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | NY Daily News
    In the latest NY Daily News article (link below) in which a friend of the cop killer Brinsley known as Jay Romero was interviewed, this friend indentifies Brinsley as a Muslim. Some say this is not relevant, that it would be like reporting that liquor store robbery suspect was a Catholic. But I disagree in this case. This guy clearly was part of the entire mindset advocated by the communists left, led by Al Sbarpton rent a mobs, pushed as part of a political agenda by the Democrats in the big lie and narrative that cops are collective racists. We...
  • Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride

    12/21/2014 11:13:07 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 20, 2012 | Amanda Holpuch
    Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride Poster campaign will attempt to stop antisocial practice Doctors say crossing legs will not affect reproductive powers. Amanda Holpuch Saturday 20 December 2014 Comments As 2014 comes to an end, one thing New York commuters can expect in 2015 is an official city campaign against a growing problem: “manspreading”. Manspreading is the act or practice – typically male – of spreading one’s legs in a manner which prevents others from occupying nearby seats on the subway, commuter train or bus. A Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) spokesman, Kevin Ortiz, described...
  • Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway...

    12/20/2014 2:57:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | By Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway about the space they consume It is a gripe that frustrates subway riders daily: men with their legs splayed. So one woman decided to confront male commuters about the amount of space they consume. The investigation comes a month before New York City's MTA launches a campaign targeting 'manspreaders'.
  • A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs. (Manspreading)

    12/20/2014 12:14:03 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2014 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    It is the bane of many female subway riders. It is a scourge tracked on blogs and on Twitter. And it has a name almost as distasteful as the practice itself. It is manspreading, the lay-it-all-out sitting style that more than a few men see as their inalienable underground right. Now passengers who consider such inelegant male posture as infringing on their sensibilities — not to mention their share of subway space — have a new ally: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Taking on manspreading for the first time, the authority is set to unveil public service ads that encourage men...
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Canceled this year over scandals, Pro Tem Cup is reinstated for 2015 (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/14/2014 3:56:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/12/14 | Patrick McGreevy
    State Senate Democrats have decided to resume the annual Pro Tem Cup golf fundraiser in 2015, a year after the event was canceled in the wake of criminal charges filed against three Democratic Senators. The event at Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego is the Senate Democrats' largest political fundraiser for the state party and has been criticized for allowing special interests to mingle with lawmakers in exchange for tickets costing between $15,000 and $65,000 per person. The indictment of Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) on public corruption charges a week before this year's event was to be held...
  • 800 Degree Heat From Solar Mirrors Frying Birds Mid Air

    07/10/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 21 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andy Tully
    There is growing evidence that birds flying in the vicinity of a solar thermal power project in California’s Mojave Desert are being injured and even killed either by the solar heat that’s focused with mirrors on its three energy-collecting towers, or by colliding with the mirrors themselves. Yet a task force set up to investigate the problem at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) has brushed aside several recommendations by the forensics laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), according to the minutes of a meeting on the subject obtained by the Los Angeles public television station...
  • Two Major Gang Stings Rock Southern California Underworld [Video]

    12/12/2014 12:51:06 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 4 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | December 12, 2014 | Dignitas News Team
    Two major law enforcement stings targeting Southern California gangs have rocked the Los Angeles and San Diego underworld. The FBI conducted raids against two major gangs this week, arresting more than 50 gangsters and associates involved in numerous rackets, from drug trafficking to underage prostitution. Members of East LA's Big Hazard gang were rounded up Wednesday morning, while Federal officials in San Diego Thursday indicted 22 members of the Tycoons syndicate, involving members from various local street gangs. Big Hazard, aka Hazard Grande, East Los Angeles In a massive undertaking dubbed Operation Resident Evil, more than 800 law enforcement officials from various...
  • Plane Diverted To LAX After Woman Gives Birth In Flight

    12/09/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    cbs ^ | December 9, 2014 11:08 AM
    Flight 623, bound for Phoenix, had just taken off from San Francisco when an unidentified woman went into labor.
  • Firefighters Battle Huge Los Angeles Blaze (New Building Goes Up In Smoke Alert)

    12/08/2014 12:53:08 PM PST · by goldstategop · 81 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/08/14 | BBC News
    A huge fire has destroyed an apartment building under construction in central Los Angeles, shutting two major cross-city freeways. More than 250 firefighters tackled the overnight blaze in the downtown area, which was brought under control early on Monday. There were no reports of injuries, and it is not thought anyone was in the seven-storey building at the time. A huge blaze in downtown Los Angeles There were no reports of any injuries or deaths The fire could be seen from miles away, but no cause has been identified. "It's a large building, about a block long. The whole building...
  • Massive downtown L.A. fire closes freeway, 250 firefighters battling

    12/08/2014 3:10:11 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 128 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/8/14 | LAUREN RAAB AND SHELBY GRAD
    Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of two major freeways Monday morning and could be seen for miles.
  • The Most Disappointing Travel Destinations on Earth

    12/07/2014 10:59:06 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 332 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 07, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>We’ve all built up a trip in our minds, only to find it’s not remotely like the brochures.</p> <p>1. Los Angeles: ‘The whole city is a lie’</p> <p>LA was one of the biggest let-downs for holiday-makers.</p> <p>Travelers expecting Hollywood glitz and glamour were shocked to find what they called a run-down, dangerous and dirty urban sprawl.</p>
  • Illegal Alien Insanity in California

    11/30/2014 8:22:11 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/30/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Sixty percent of occupants of HUD properties in California, a Democrat bastion of liberal insanity, are living there illegally according to an internet email making the rounds of conservatives. While these illegals are enjoying free housing, gratis US taxpayers, about 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County live in garages. Other illegals reside in the state’s large prison system at various levels of detention, comprising a 35% inmate total on the public dole because of their crimes, arrests, and other various nefarious behaviors. Amazingly, this web report, which is attributed to local Los Angeles media outlets, says OVER 75% of...
  • Los Angeles councilman urges commemoration of Watts Riots

    11/27/2014 11:50:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rick Orlov
    As protests continue to sweep across the country following the Grand Jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a Los Angeles official is calling for the city to commemorate the Watts Riots of 50 years ago. Councilman Bernard Parks has introduced a resolution asking the city to begin planning to mark “this historic event….considered by many to be a key turning point in the local African-American civil rights movement.”
  • VA: From Wax Museum to Muppet Show

    11/24/2014 9:26:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Joanna Rosamond
    Misappropriation of veterans’ property in LA County: Nine separate illegal real estate dealings During the reign of Henry Waxman, Los Angeles County was given a well deserved, although unenviable title of the veteran homeless capital of the nation. Hundreds of acres of land deeded to veterans in 1888 were to serve as their sanctuary, but instead, some definitely not angelic officials turned the place into a cradle of both the greatest paradox and the most smothered land grabbing scandal in VA’s history. Eric Shinseki must have been in a hurry to resign from his role as Veteran Affairs Secretary… He...
  • Man who killed two Chinese students in Los Angeles given multiple life terms

    11/17/2014 7:53:22 PM PST · by VeronicaCromwell · 44 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | The Times of India
    LOS ANGELES: A man convicted of killing two Chinese graduate students was sentenced on Monday in Los Angeles to multiple life terms in prison by a judge who denounced him for showing no remorse and smiling while a grief-stricken victim's father spoke in court. Javier Bolden made no comment during a lengthy hearing during which the mother of one victim sobbed and the father of another called him "human trash" and "a monster." The killings drew international interest and fueled concerns in China about the safety of students abroad. Bolden, 22, was found guilty last month of shooting Ming Qu...
  • Mormon Bishop Under Fire for Harry Reid Criticism [Reid spokesman responds to Lds bishop]

    11/09/2014 6:07:57 PM PST · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    AP/ABC News ^ | Nov. 8, 2014
    A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith's temples because of his support for Democratic Party positions. Mark Peredes' blog, titled "Good Riddance to Harry Reid, the Mormon Senate Leader," has drawn criticism from the church and Mormon Democrats. [SNIP] Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman on Saturday released a letter from a Mormon Democrat in Las Vegas to Paredes. "Our comment to this is to show you one of many comments Sen. Reid has received from his friends," Orthman said. The letter was written by...
  • Rapper Big Paybacc Shot Dead In McDonald's

    11/08/2014 8:33:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 132 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 8, 2014
    Rapper Big Paybacc has been shot dead while eating his lunch in a McDonald's near Los Angeles. The star, whose 2011 track Gangsta Luv has been viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube, was gunned down by an attacker who walked in and opened fire. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deputy Guillermina Saldana said: "It appears to detectives that the victim was the intended target and that this was not a random shooting." The victim was identified officially as 38-year-old Habeeb Ameer Zekajj, the rapper's real name. Big Paybacc was connected to former G-Unit artist Spider Loc.
  • Exclusive: L.A. Street Artists Hit Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown

    11/04/2014 5:03:49 AM PST · by Enterprise · 7 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    L.A. street artists hit Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown a day before the election. The photos show a cross-eyed Brown as if looking up from a toilet bowl filled with bullet trains. The artists have hit targets in Michigan, New Hampshire, and around Maxine Waters’s neighborhood this past week. They promise more “shenanigans” in the weeks to come. If you are interested in supporting their work, please earmark it in the donate button up top. We’ll get it to them.
  • DFU SONG: La donna mobile (yes, Maxine is a b*tch) 3-26-02

    03/26/2002 5:43:37 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 355+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 3-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - La donna č mobile Maxine, you are a b*tch…Caruso, that is rich Oh, yes, he called it right…what insight Maxine, why must you breathe…your people you deceive You're evil, we can see…as bad as Hillary Maxine, you love Fidel…both of you, go to h*ll You lowlife socialist…may you always be dissed While L.A. was burning…in the hood you're dancing You had got your wish…whites got what they deserved Got what they deserved Honkies got what they deserved Maxine, you are a b*tch…Caruso, that is rich Oh, yes, he called it right…what insight Yuk, who could sleep with...
  • Somebody's Flexin' Maxine!

    11/02/2014 5:31:36 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    So I learn from my students that the new descriptive term for showing someone up is “flexing”—I suppose a reference perhaps to what body builders do in a gym? Not sure, and I’ll make a point of asking for a more complete explanation and proper usage guide in class next week. But even before then, it appears someone is flexin’ ol’ Maxine Waters, the openly socialist Democratic Congresswoman from south central Los Angeles. Whoever is behind these, I approve:
  • The NFL's Return to Los Angeles Is a Terrible Idea

    10/30/2014 2:15:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Zócalo Public Square ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Mathews
    Mayor Eric Garcetti is wrong when he says Los Angeles shouldn't give taxpayer dollars to the National Football League. To the contrary, L.A. would be wise to pay the NFL to stay away from Southern California. Permanently. Unfortunately, 20 years after the Raiders and Rams left town, the very bad idea of luring the NFL back is gaining momentum. The city of Los Angeles just extended a downtown stadium deal agreement that was expiring. The NFL is surveying rich Angelenos to see if they'd buy season tickets. Garcetti himself says it's "highly likely" a team will relocate here in the...
  • CALIFORNIA: Harris promises to be activist attorney general

    01/04/2011 7:56:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/4/11 | Jim Sanders
    New Attorney General Kamala Harris took office Monday with a rapid-fire barrage of promises to target everything from violent gangs to online scams to truancy and prison recidivism rates. Minutes after her swearing-in, Harris sent a message that she plans to be an activist as California's top cop, an innovator with a motto identical to the title of her book: "Smart On Crime." "Ultimately, being smart on crime is about doing more preventing and less reacting, it's about being tough and being tough-minded, doing more of what works and less of what doesn't," she said. Harris, who narrowly defeated Los...
  • After five years of Gustavo Dudamel, what's next?

    10/24/2014 2:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Swed
    When a bushy-haired 28-year-old with a magnetic podium presence became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic five years ago, Gustavo Dudamel galvanized the classical music world and beyond. At the Venezuelan conductor's insistence, the gates of the Hollywood Bowl were thrown open to the community, with free tickets for all. After a proud-papa warm-up with youngsters in Youth Orchestra Los Angeles — a group inspired and founded by Dudamel — he led the L.A. Phil, Master Choral and stellar vocal soloists in an exuberant performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The Dude, as he was affectionately called, spread the joy...
  • Virus-transmitting 'yellow fever' mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County

    10/20/2014 7:29:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Veronica Rocha
    A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday. Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. The Aedes aegypti species, which has black and white stripes and grows to about a quarter-inch in size, can transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever -- viruses that can cause painful symptoms including headaches and high fever, officials said. "While these debilitating viruses, so far, aren't locally...
  • Report: 1 or 2 NFL Teams Will Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015 or ’16

    10/06/2014 10:37:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 5, 2014 8:22 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) LA football fans have been waiting nearly 20 years for a team to call their own. LA is the second largest TV market, host to plenty of baseball, basketball and hockey franchises, not to mention college teams. But the idea of a pro football team in this area has been nothing more than rumor for decades. According to a report, one or two NFL teams are on the way, “fairly soon.” “As the 20th anniversary of the NFL’s departure from Los Angeles, the NFL seems closer than ever to returning,” said the report. “Per a league source,...
  • Sandy Koufax Chose His Faith Over The World Series And Won It All

    10/04/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 4, 2014 | Chris Greenberg
    On the field, Sandy Koufax wasn't just any baseball player. Off the field, he wasn't viewed that way either. The Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just remembered by baseball fans as "the man with the golden arm," but is revered by his Jewish admirers as "the left arm of God" for his talent as well as the public observance of his faith, most notably during the 1965 World Series. A legendary left-handed pitcher who spent his entire career with the Dodgers, Koufax dominated batters like few ever have, atop mounds in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- as well as just...
  • Six Flags Fight At Fright Fest Puts One Boy In A Coma

    10/01/2014 8:26:19 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 71 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 9/29/2014
    A Six Flags fight this past Saturday turned a Halloween celebration called Fright Fest into a fight fest that resulted in multiple injuries at Six Flags America. One 15-year-old boy was beaten so severely during the Six Flags fight that heÂ’s in a coma. In a related report by The Inquisitr, earlier this month the iconic Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain caught fire and the peak of one section even collapsed. There was also a belief that a Six Flags fight might break out when Six Flags held military appreciation day at the same time as Muslim...
  • Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed (Bell Gardens)

    09/30/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 8:42 PM EDT
    Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said Tuesday that Mayor Daniel Crespo got into an argument with his wife, Levette Crespo, and their 19-year-old son tried to intervene. …
  • Daily water allocation could be the next California drought strategy

    09/29/2014 5:48:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | September 27, 2014 | Steve Scauzillo
    You probably know your Social Security number, your driver’s license number and perhaps the latest wrinkle in mattress marketing, your sleep number. But do you know your drought number? The latter represents the amount of water you are allowed to use per day. If you don’t know it, you probably should. Not knowing could cost you money. As California’s severe drought moves into a fourth year, state and local water agencies are working on something called “allocation-based rate structures,” a kind of precursor to water rationing that’s all the rage in Sacramento and in some areas such as Santa Cruz,...
  • Sandra Fluke Poll Shows Her Leading State Senate Race

    09/20/2014 9:20:35 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 4, 2014 | Adam O'Neal
    Democratic activist Sandra Fluke -- who is running for a state Senate seat in California -- leads her opponent by seven percentage points, according to a new survey from the Fluke campaign. Forty-one percent of voters in the poll of California’s 26th Senate District said they prefer Fluke. Ben Allen, a member of the Santa Monica-Malibu school board, took 34 percent. Twenty-five percent of voters in the Los Angeles area district remain undecided. Fluke holds advantages among Democratic voters (53 percent-25 percent) and non-affiliated voters (44 percent-28 percent). Her opponent leads among Republicans (58 percent-15 percent).
  • LA’s Brilliant Plan to Boost Voter Turnout: Bribery

    09/20/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission (the term “ethics” is used rather loosely in this case) has a plan to get more voters to turn out on Election Day. Basically, they think the city should bribe people to show up at the polls. According to LA Times:Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson's Rules,...
  • Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

    09/15/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Meg James
    Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC. The move -- in a show of goodwill to Los Angeles area baseball fans -- enables millions of viewers throughout the region to watch the final six games of the regular season. The Dodgers are locked in a tight race to clinch the National League West Division title.
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud (a whole 90 days in the big house)

    09/13/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/12/14 | Jean Merl, Patrick McGreevy
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a new trial, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy also sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service. He was ordered to surrender and begin serving his sentence Oct. 31. Some observers have speculated that Wright will serve little or no time behind bars, given his heretofore clean record, the nonviolent nature of...
  • Vintage Tube: Vin Scully returns to work after events of Sept. 11, 2001

    09/12/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Brown
    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully opens the broadcast from Dodger Stadium on Sept. 17, 2001, six days after al Qaeda attacked the United States:
  • Deputy L.A.City Attorney Arrested On Multiple Child Porn Charges [From The Golden State ]

    09/05/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 5, 2014 | JOSEPH SERNA, RICHARD WINTON
    Deputy L.A.City Attorney Arrested On Multiple Child Porn Charges By JOSEPH SERNA, RICHARD WINTON Deputy L.A. city attorney arrested on child porn charges; free on $40,000 bail A deputy Los Angeles city attorney has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said Friday. Christopher Richard Garcia, 57, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home in San Pedro and booked on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, said Officer Liliana Preciado, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Garcia had been under investigation since at least November, when authorities served a search warrant at his home...
  • Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer [So Says DNC Mega-Donor and Billionaire Eli Broad!]

    09/01/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 1, 2014 | ELI BROAD
    Op-Ed Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer Minimum wage Fast food workers protest low pay, demanding a $15/hour minimum wage outside during a two-day nationwide strike. (Los Angeles Times) By ELI BROAD Raising the minimum wage isn't just good for workers: It's good for business Could you support your family in Los Angeles on the current minimum wage? Raising L.A.'s minimum wage will be a win all around Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos —...
  • Miller: Ballmer is over the top, claims Clippers will be too

    08/23/2014 12:00:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 18, 2014 | Jeff Miller
    LOS ANGELES -- There's only one place to correctly start this column and that's with the scene because it was, honestly, something to be seen. Steve Ballmer officially arrived here Monday -- showing up several weeks after his reputation did, Ballmer's reputation being that, as a public speaker, he's passionate, motivating and spirited. Or, said another way, he's as outrageous as someone who has had one too many drinks or one too few meds.
  • Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)

    08/22/2014 12:38:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 21, 2014 | Editorial
    Elections: The city of Los Angeles is considering paying voters to encourage turnout. Needless to say, it's a ridiculous idea that will reward low-information voting, foster political demagogues and breed corruption.Sure, some in the political class will say what's not to like? Higher voter turnout sounds good and, more to the point, the political left likely will benefit from paying people to vote.This is what's done, officially or not, in places like Venezuela, Central America and southern Mexico, where the political class doles the goodies and subliterate voters sell their votes for bags of beans. Lots of left-wing demagogues have...
  • Not Nearly as Daunting as the 1960s Riots

    08/22/2014 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh during the six-day riot in July 1967. At one point I was alone in the so-called command center with Cavanagh and Michigan Gov. George Romney. Forty-three people died in that riot. Many were bystanders who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One was a deaf man who did not heed a policeman's command, which he couldn't hear. Sadly, nearly...
  • Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

    08/18/2014 9:12:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform to the way school police respond to bad behavior. Zoe Rawson of the Community Rights Campaign says students caught fighting or possessing alcohol or marijuana will receive interventions by a guidance counselor or school administrator, a shift that will prevent students, especially minorities, from becoming mired in the criminal justice system. …
  • Why Los Angeles ‘could be the next Ferguson’

    08/16/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily Breeze ^ | August 16, 2014 | Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
    Could Ferguson happen here? Some would say it already did — nearly five decades ago. Days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., erupted after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot dead by a police officer Aug. 9, allegedly in self-defense. At the height of the civil rights movement, the Watts riots were triggered after a young black motorist was pulled over and arrested by a white California Highway Patrolman on Aug. 11, 1965, on suspicion of drunk driving. The struggle to arrest him sparked six days of rioting that claimed the lives of 34 people, injured more...
  • Police Fatally Shoot Man in South L.A.; Family Members Say He Was Lying Down When Shot

    08/13/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 42 replies
    KTLA 5 News ^ | August 12, 2014 11:39pm PDT | JOHN A. MORENO, MELISSA PAMER AND NERISSA KNIGHT,
    Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway (map) at 8:12 p.m. Monday, Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday evening. Patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop” in the 200 block of 65th Street, and “during the stop a struggle ensued” and police opened fire, an LAPD news release issued midmorning Tuesday stated. :snip: A...
  • Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

    08/12/2014 11:55:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 12, 2014 | Beth Harris
    Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO. Her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought the sale of the team he owned since 1981 in court.
  • CA State Senate Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach About President Obama (Puke Tsunami)

    08/09/2014 10:25:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Minority Report ^ | August 10, 2014 | Staff
    A new, unprecedented bill passed by California’s State Senate on Thursday will encourage public schools to teach students about the historical significance surrounding Barack Obama’s status as the first African-American president of the United States of America. Assembly Bill 1921 passed with a 30-1 vote, according to the Associated Press. It was introduced by Assemblyman Dan Holden (D-Pasadena). Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) says the bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission (which facilitates much of California’s Common Core framework) to consider teaching students about Obama’s election within the context of past voter discrimination, the AP notes. Sen. Joel Anderson...
  • Porn production plummets in L.A. (Going Galt)

    08/06/2014 6:02:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 5, 2014 | Richard Verrier
    Asd the film community battles to keep Hollywood close to home, another local industry – adult entertainment -- is fleeing Los Angeles. The number of permits issued for adult productions has plummeted since November 2012, when voters approved a measure that requires performers to wear condoms on sets. Last year, 40 permits were issued for X-rated productions in the city and county, down about 90% from the estimated number of permits issued in 2012. And through July of this year, only 20 permits have been issued for adult productions, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles...