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  • A Bankrupt City In A Bankrupt State Lands The Olympic Games

    07/13/2017 5:34:47 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 32 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.13.2017 | David Blackmon
    Take Paris first: Paris is sadly a city plagued by frequent, major Islamic terrorist attacks, and the city’s government has shown zero sign of being willing to do anything effective to truly resolve the issue. Worse, France’s open borders policy virtually ensures that this problem is going to only become worse as the years go on, as more and more immigrants enter the country from Islamic nations. Hosting an Olympic Games will require Paris to become a literal police state for a minimum of six weeks, and the cost of infrastructure and security-mandated improvements will be astronomical. Los Angeles may...
  • Legislation to Name Segment of 134 Freeway After Barack Obama Moves Forward

    07/11/2017 8:15:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    cbs2la ^ | http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/07/11/134-freeway-barack-obama/
    A resolution to name a segment of the 134 Freeway near Occidental College after Barack Obama has moved another step forward, a state senator said Tuesday. The Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday voted 11-3 to rename the stretch of the Ventura Freeway between the Glendale (2) and Foothill (210) freeways the President Barack H. Obama Freeway,
  • Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.). Stay tuned!

    07/11/2017 4:49:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | July 11, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.). Stay tuned!
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights

    07/08/2017 10:17:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 7, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights Sanders’ Wife Tried Evicting a Disabled Group after Shady College Deal Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights The VA is a mess of a government agency and too often abuses the rights and interests of veterans it is supposed to protect. This is highlighted in new our lawsuit against several Veterans Affairs police officers and officials for violations of the constitutional rights of Robert L. Rosebrock, a 75-year-old Vietnam era veteran, who for nearly a decade has protested misuse of a 388-acre parcel of prime...
  • Los Angeles is the hate-crime leader in California. 17 counties didn’t report any

    07/08/2017 8:46:53 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 07, 201 | Jim Miller and Sharon Okada
    When it comes to hate, as goes Los Angeles, so goes California? Hate crime reports in the city of 4 million represented nearly a quarter of all reported hate crimes in the state last year, according to the state Department of Justice’s latest tally. About one-third of the 11 percent increase in California hate crimes from 2015 to 2016 came in the city. Other large, racially diverse urban areas showed a similar trend, according to the state data.
  • Thousands expected at march to impeach President Trump in downtown Los Angeles

    07/02/2017 9:35:09 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 84 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/2/17 | Laura Nelson
    Demonstrators are expected to gather Sunday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles to urge Congress to impeach President Trump. More than 12,000 people have said on Facebook they are attending the event in Los Angeles. It is one of dozens of marches planned across the country, with demonstrations in California scheduled in Fresno, Orange County, Ventura, San Diego and San Francisco.
  • Workers celebrate L.A.'s new $12 minimum wage, businesses brace for impact

    07/01/2017 8:56:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2017 7:00 AM | Natalie Kitroeff
    More than half a million Angelenos stand to get a raise this weekend, making the city the latest testing ground in the drive to boost incomes of bottom-rung workers. Some businesses, facing a labor crunch, didn’t even wait for the new, $12 minimum wage to officially kick in. Josh Loeb started doling out pay bumps among the 400 employees of his six mostly upscale restaurants about a month ago. He paid for it by inching up prices at those Santa Monica haunts, adding a dollar to an organic chicken, and 50 cents to a sandwich or salad. “It’s got to...
  • Carl's Jr. fined $1.45 million by Los Angeles for allegedly underpaying employees

    06/28/2017 8:02:35 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/27/17 | AP
    On Monday, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that the city is fining Carl’s Jr. in the amount of $1.45 million, alleging that seven of its locations had failed to pay 37 workers the legal minimum wage between July and December 2016, reports The Los Angeles Times. As it stands, the legal minimum wage in California is $10.50 per hour, but Feuer told the LA Times that the seven Carl’s Jr. locations only paid out between $10 and $10.25 per hour. In total, Carl’s Jr. reportedly underpaid its employees $5,400.
  • LA drivers could soon add Obama Boulevard to their commute

    06/22/2017 5:17:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Elizabeth Chou
    Barack Obama could soon hear his name being uttered as part of Angelenos’ driving directions, with a Los Angeles city councilman proposing to name a street after him. Obama Boulevard could prove a relatively more innocuous role for the 44th president’s name than “Obamajam” — the oft-used term to refer to the anticipated congestion that accompanied his frequent fundraising trips to the Los Angeles area. City Council President Herb Wesson wants to rename a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road, between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, after Obama because it would be a fitting addition to what is known in his...
  • Proposal Would Rename SoCal Street Obama Boulevard

    06/21/2017 2:08:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | June 21, 2017
    The president of the Los Angeles City Council hopes to rename a street in his district for former President Barack Obama. Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr. on Tuesday introduced a motion to change the name of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard. As a senator, Obama held his first Los Angeles presidential campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road.
  • The Latest: L.A. pride parade renamed 'ResistMarch'

    06/11/2017 5:15:13 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 60 replies
    The Latest on LGBT pride marches around the United States (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Los Angeles pride parade was renamed the ResistMarch, and tens of thousands turned out, some carrying rainbow flags or signs reading "Love Trumps Hate" through Hollywood on Sunday.
  • Public-Private Partnerships Will Not Save U.S. Infrastructure

    05/23/2017 1:09:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | May 17, 2017 | Stephen Miller
    This week, while Donald Trump ensnares himself in the most serious threat to his presidency to date, Congress is, to some extent, continuing with the typical business of government. A series of hearings during “Infrastructure Week” are focusing on the administration’s rumored infrastructure plan.Although the White House has been talking up private infrastructure investment as a replacement for public funding, a panel of experts told Congress that, even with perfectly executed public-private partnerships, the federal government still needs to provide its own support — especially for projects, like transit lines, that aren’t guaranteed to generate toll revenue for profit-seeking investors.This...
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • Crime Increase Sparks Criminal Justice Reform Debate in California

    05/19/2017 10:53:53 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 5 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 17, 2017 | Sarah Le
    Crime has been going up in California, and some members of law enforcement and their support organizations are blaming a series of changes to California’s criminal justice system in recent years. Violent crime in California increased 10 percent and property crime increased 8.1 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the California Office of the Attorney General. In Los Angeles, violent crime increased three years in a row, rising 69.5 percent since 2013, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). “Our city has experienced a steady crime increase in almost all categories,” said LAPD Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz, vice president...
  • Los Angeles schools offer to blatantly break the law in opposing ICE

    05/11/2017 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The folks on the left coast may want to kick those Calexit talks into high gear because the state of California is acting more and more like their own country at this point anyway. The latest shot fired in the race to “Resist! Trump!” and thwart the efforts of law enforcement to protect our borders comes from one of the largest school systems in the nation… Los Angeles. The school board enacted new policies this week which go far beyond simply “refusing to cooperate” with immigration enforcement agents, declaring that they will actively move to prevent ICE officers from...
  • Helping to build Trump’s wall? An LA leader wants the public to know

    05/09/2017 10:59:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | May 9, 2017 | City News Service
    Councilman Gil Cedillo said Tuesday he plans to introduce a motion that would require companies seeking contracts with the city to publicly disclose if they are also submitting bids to build President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall. The measure would impose strict penalties and fines on any company that fails to disclose the information. Cedillo said he plans to introduce the motion at Friday’s Los Angeles City Council meeting and discuss it at a news conference Thursday with a coalition of immigration rights, community and labor leaders, including Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor....
  • Los Angeles City Council passes resolution seeking Trump impeachment

    05/09/2017 9:15:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Great moments in local governance. City councils do this, of course. My city council is just as liberal, and they passed a resolution last year refusing to do business with North Carolina because of the transgender bathroom law. I’m sure North Carolina is dreading the imminent collapse of its economy without the dollars flowing from Royal Oak. But just because it’s common doesn’t make it any less absurd, and it’s all the more absurd when your gigantic city is awash in problems of its own - and could really use some focus from its leaders on solving those problems. Instead,...
  • Gov't Healthcare Horror show. More than 100 veterans died waiting at Los Angeles VA hospital

    05/08/2017 7:38:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Over the weekend we saw another story emerge which reminds us that the lingering effects of the VA scandal are far from gone and too much work remains to be done. It’s not that we haven’t seen some signs of progress at the agency. Shortly after President Trump decided to keep David Shulkin around and place him in charge of the VA, the new Secretary begged for expanded authority to fire failing workers. That prompted the President to create what I like to think of as the Office of Your Butt is Fired inside the VA. That office clearly...
  • Vin Scully has microphone retired at Dodger Stadium ceremony

    05/04/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | Bill Shaikin
    For a franchise that has been so successful in Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ 10 retired numbers speak largely to a Brooklyn heritage. On the day the Dodgers retired his microphone alongside those numbers — and perhaps for the last time at Dodger Stadium — Vin Scully told stories of the Boys of Summer. “Those numbers are not numbers at all,” Scully said Wednesday. “I can hear them. I really can.” ... In a pregame ceremony, [Tommy] Lasorda and Sandy Koufax unveiled Scully’s blue and white circle along what the Dodgers now call their “ring of honor,” with “VIN SCULLY” atop...
  • 1 in 8 children in California schools have an undocumented parent

    05/01/2017 12:33:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Daily news ^ | April 28, 2017 | By Louis Freedberg, EdSource
    Posing significant challenges for educators, about 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented, according to a new brief from the Education Trust-West. Undocumented children as well as U.S. citizen children with undocumented relatives have experienced heightened anxieties for several years as a result of deportation policies begun under President George W. Bush and tightened ones under President Barack Obama. But according to school officials, those anxieties have reached new heights since Donald Trump’s inauguration, with possible consequences on their ability to focus on school work, the willingness of parents to attend school...