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  • Caught on video: Woman punched in face after saying ‘no’ to sex ("Refugee" in Los Angeles)

    04/10/2017 5:28:55 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    My News LA ^ | 4-8-2017 | Toni McAllister
    Police said that the woman and her friends left a bar in the 3600 block of University Avenue about 3 a.m. on March 12 and walked to her car around the corner, in a multi-story parking garage at 3473 Orange St. The suspect trailed after the victim, attempting to get intimately acquainted. When she told him no, he “punched the victim in the face,” according to a police statement. The woman received treatment for her injury, which was serious but not life-threatening, investigators said. The man was Hispanic, in his early 20s, about 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds, wearing a red...
  • Feds Raid Suspected $50M Visa Fraud Ring Near Los Angeles

    04/06/2017 2:37:49 PM PDT · by posterchild · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | Apr 5, 2017 | Laurel Wamsley
    Federal authorities raided a Los Angeles-area business on Wednesday that the FBI suspects of orchestrating a $50 million visa fraud scheme. Filings in federal court allege that the California Investment Immigration Fund sought money from more than 100 Chinese investors, and in the process helped many of them to obtain U.S. green cards through a visa program called EB-5. But, says FBI Special Agent Gary Chen in those filings, those projects were never built.
  • Global Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In One Of America’s ‘Happiest,’ ‘Safest’ Cities

    04/02/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 3/30/2017
    IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they’ve uncovered a massive international sex trafficking ring in Southern California. Prosecutors announced the arrest of four people connected to the Orange County-based enterprise that allegedly placed thousands of ads for sexual services in 29 states over the past two years. The ring was based locally in Irvine, officials said. Women and girls from China were forced to sell themselves for sex and sometimes forced to work 14 hours a day in homes purchased specifically for the purposes of prostitution, according to authorities. Investigators tracked the ring through thousands of ads selling sex on Backpage.com....
  • 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...
  • LA planning to ‘hit back’ at Trump if federal funding cut

    03/30/2017 9:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    MyNewsLA ^ | March 30, 2017 | Toni McAllister
    When it comes to President Donald Trump’s threats and executive order to cut federal funding off to so-called “sanctuary cities,” a City Council committee Thursday requested a proactive plan on how to “hit back” with legal action should the order be executed on Los Angeles. “We are on the defensive so much of the time,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez at a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Immigrant Affairs before requesting the city attorney’s office report back “on how you are going to protect our city and our interests in case the federal government comes after us.” Councilman David...
  • Los Angeles mayor vows to fight Trump administration attempt to strip ‘sanctuary city’ funding

    03/28/2017 8:00:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 03/28/2017 | Elizabeth Chou
    Responding to the latest warnings by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Department of Justice funds will be withheld from sanctuary cities, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he will fight efforts by the Trump administration to take away federal funding needed for law enforcement in Los Angeles. Garcetti said that such actions would be unconstitutional, adding that the city’s policies are “designed to keep our residents safe.” “Slashing funds for first-responders, for our port and airport, for counterterrorism, crime-fighting and community-building serves no one — not this city, not the federal government, not the American people,” he said. “We will...
  • NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage

    03/27/2017 3:20:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 3/26/17 | John Gregory
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body. The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent. In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years. The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s. Parents, however,...
  • Los Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People

    03/27/2017 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Amber Randall
    Los Angeles parents are outraged after their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the school’s white student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population. Walter Reed Middle School’s white population increased heavily over the past few years, leading to the budget cut announcement. Parents remained unhappy with the announcement, citing concerns for their...
  • Parts of Los Angeles ethnically cleansed of white people have a new look

    03/16/2017 11:48:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2017 | Ed Straker
    The heavily Hispanic neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles declared victory recently when they managed to drive a "white" art gallery from the neighborhood.  Community groups have been battling to drive out art galleries out of fear of "gentrification," the code word for white people.  Almost from the moment it opened its doors last year Pssst, a nonprofit gallery, and its creators, have been the focus of protests and criticism on social media. Last month, they announced they could not tolerate it. They were closing up shop. "This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the...
  • Campus flier tells students of color to charge white peers for ‘emotional labor’

    03/02/2017 6:37:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 1, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    A campus flier hung at Scripps College advises students of color to charge their white peers for “emotional labor” inflicted upon them — referring to the effort exerted when a student of color corrects or educates a white student in some manner. “Charge for your services,” the flier states. “If you’ve decided you’re going to do it, at least get paid.”
  • Bob Miller to retire as Kings' play-by-play announcer

    03/02/2017 6:31:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2017 | Helene Elliott
    Kings broadcaster Bob Miller has relinquished his microphone, a reluctant decision but one that was strongly recommended by his doctors to safeguard his health after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery early in 2016, suffered a mini-stroke three months later, and had another stroke in January. Miller, 78, was in his 44th season calling Kings games. He had cut back his schedule drastically and eliminated travel to games outside Pacific Division cities, but even that reduced workload proved too much.
  • LA churches ready underground network of safe houses for illegals

    02/24/2017 7:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2017 | Rick Moran
    <p>Apparently, that well known piece of advice from the Bible is falling on deaf ears in southern California.</p> <p>A network of churches is organizing resistance to the new immigration enforcement policies of the federal government by developing a network of "safe houses" to shelter illegal alien families from deportation.</p>
  • Trump Is Screwing Up the Economy in East L.A.

    02/23/2017 12:48:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
    <p>Moises Avila was alone in the office, staring at the screen of his desktop computer. A Spanish-language game show blared from the TV. February usually is a bonanza month for the America Travel Agency, the business Avila runs at the corner of Whittier and LaVerne in East Los Angeles. Holy Week is in April, and most of Avila’s customers have family ties in Mexico, where the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter are set aside like a spring break — the busiest travel time of the year.</p>
  • Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission

    02/17/2017 3:13:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 26, 2017 | Olivia Solon
    Elon Musk announced plans to start digging a traffic-easing tunnel under Los Angeles “in a month or so”, but city planning bodies say he doesn’t yet have permission.The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has been mulling the idea since December, when he revealed his frustrations with congestion in the city. “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,” he said on Twitter.“It shall be called The Boring Company,” he added. “Boring, it’s what we do.”At the time it wasn’t clear whether he was joking, but today’s announcement suggested he was not. Elon...
  • A disaster at the Oroville Dam could easily become a crisis for Los Angeles too

    02/16/2017 7:08:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2017 | The Times Editorial Board
    Southern Californians have been drinking from the Feather River — and washing in it, flushing with it and sprinkling it over their lawns — for nearly a half century without giving it much thought, so the emergency at distant Oroville Dam provides a jolting reminder of our dependence on the wetter, northern part of the state. A disaster there could easily become a crisis here.
  • LAUSD Employee Dies Of Meningococcal Meningitis, County Health Officials Say

    02/11/2017 7:55:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cbs2la ^ | February 10, 2017 11:30 PM | Rachel Kim
    Health officials would not reveal the name of the employee. But a parent told CBS2’s Rachel Kim that the woman was a third-grade teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate. The parent said school and health officials met with parents on campus Friday night. One mother said she was given instructions on medication to give her child. ... Parents said they want the campus cleaned before allowing their children back to school and plan to hold a protest on campus Monday morning.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 immigrants in US illegally in NYC, LA areas

    02/09/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:29 PM EST
    A report shows nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. The report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates more than 2 million immigrants in the country illegally lived in the two areas in 2014. Pew says the country has about 11.1 million immigrants who do not have legal status. …
  • LAX Crowd Celebrating Trumps Victory

    02/04/2017 1:38:30 PM PST · by Trumpnation · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-4-17 | JR
    Just had to share this with all true patriots. This crowd reminds me of the TEA party and warms my American heart. Omar Navarro, who is running against Maxine Waters, was at LAX today in Los Angeles speaking with "Make America Great Again" Trump supporters who are standing for America in the very liberal community of LA. There are even a few "Liberals for Trump" signs in the crowd. "To all the haters out there drinking the Koolaid, get over it." "What do you have to say to Maxine Waters?--She's another lost cause." Love it!
  • 10 Questions With LA’s Hiking Guru Casey Schreiner of Modern Hiker

    01/26/2017 12:35:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Curbed ^ | JAN 24, 2017 | Alissa Walker
    His engaging new book catalogs hikes across Los AngelesJanuary is unequivocally the best time to hike in Southern California, and even more so after record-breaking rains have reactivated dormant waterfalls and painted the foothills neon green. So it’s pretty much the most ideal moment to buy the essential Day Hiking: Los Angeles, the new book by Modern Hiker’s Casey Schreiner. A writer for TV and video games, Schreiner has built Modern Hiker into one of the most authoritative hiking sites on the internet. Day Hiking: Los Angeles builds upon Modern Hiker’s winning formula. The itineraries are tightly curated, offer options...
  • Southern California storms raise fears of mudslides, trigger evacuations

    01/22/2017 12:32:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | CBS News
    LOS ANGELES -- California residents evacuated neighborhoods below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third - and largest - in the latest series of storms brought powerful rain Sunday and warnings about flash flooding and possible mudslides.  The National Weather Service warned that the system was expected to gain strength throughout the day and could be the strongest in at least seven years. Flash flood watches and warnings were in effect for swaths of greater Los Angeles, where mountain areas could see more than 2 inches of rain.  Authorities ordered evacuations near wildfire burn areas in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles...