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  • A Tale of 3 Cities

    10/13/2019 11:56:39 AM PDT · by 10thelement · 16 replies
    KOMO News ^ | KOMO News
    I think the story itself won’t surprise anyone here, especially if you’ve already seen the “Seattle is Dying” piece from earlier this year. What I think is most surprising is that it’s being reported at all.
  • California Democrats pay $800,000 in sex-misconduct cases

    10/12/2019 12:10:11 PM PDT · by rintintin · 14 replies
    AP via SF Gate ^ | Oct 12 2019 | AP via SF Gate
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs tied to three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by its former chair, Eric Bauman. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that the party has paid $430,000 in attorney fees and $378,348 in legal settlements in the three cases. Bauman resigned as party chairman last year amid multiple allegations of excessive drinking and sexual harassment. The lawsuits alleged a culture of sexual misconduct that was "well-known and apparently tolerated" by top party officials
  • Nationals vs. Dodgers score: Howie Kendrick grand slam stuns Dodgers in extras, sends Nats to NLCS

    10/09/2019 10:06:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 10, 2019 | Katherine Acquavella
    The Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3, in 10 innings in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Washington advances to the NL Championship Series to face the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals fought their way back to take the lead after they entered the ninth inning tied 3-3.
  • Conservative Activists Clean Out 50 Tons of Trash from L.A. Homeless Camp: Before and After Videos

    10/03/2019 4:20:22 AM PDT · by Freeport · 75 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 23, 2019 | Craig Bannister
    Conservative activist Scott Presler mobilized 200 volunteers to remove 50 tons of trash from a homeless camp in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. Presler’s volunteers removed more than five tons of waste per hour over a nine-hour span – and did so without any assistance from the government. On Saturday morning, Presler posted Twitter videos of the ground of the homeless camp covered in waste, before cleanup efforts began around 9a.m., which he followed with videos showing his group’s progress – and the end result. It’s almost 9 a.m. & we’re removing waste from a homeless camp in Los Angeles....
  • L.A. Angels Fire Manager Brad Ausmus After 90-Loss Season

    09/30/2019 3:23:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    ktla ^ | September 30, 2019 | Chip Yost
    Beset by injuries and tragedy, Ausmus' team struggled for nearly every month of the summer, except for a burst of inspired play through its grief over the midseason death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs in a hotel room in Texas. Only five major league regulars made it through the entire season without going on the injured list. "I want to thank Brad for his hard work and dedication to this organization over the last two seasons as both a special assistant and a manager," Eppler said in a statement. "He navigated this franchise through one of its most difficult seasons with...
  • Payless sold discount shoes at luxury prices --- and it worked

    11/30/2018 7:34:37 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 29, 2018 | Megan Cerullo
    Payless Shoesource pranked VIP shoppers into paying markups of up to 1,800 percent for the bargain retailer's shoes as part of a viral advertising campaign designed to shift consumers' perceptions of the brand. Creating a fake luxury brand — Palessi — Payless built a temporary store and filled it with fashionistas. So-called fashion influencers – essentially trendsetters that regular consumers look to for style cues — paid up to $645 for footwear that usually retails for between $19.99 and $39.99, the company said. The fashion insiders were captured remarking on the quality of the shoes' design and fabrication – before...
  • Secretary (HUD) Ben Carson writes to CA Govenor

    09/19/2019 6:31:24 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 50 replies
    Written response to CA for their request of Federal monies to shelter homeless.
  • Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trump’s tax returns

    09/19/2019 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | John Myers
    A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a final ruling in the coming days but took the unusual step of issuing the tentative order from the bench. He said there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates from the law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July. Morrison...
  • Trump says EPA will cite San Francisco for pollution stemming from homelessness issues

    09/19/2019 7:08:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept. 19 ,2019 | Brett Samuels
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Trump on Wednesday said he expects the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slap San Francisco with a violation notice in the coming days related to pollution associated with the city’s homeless population. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump again took aim at Los Angeles and San Francisco over the volume of homeless people in each city. But he escalated his rhetoric, saying an announcement citing San Francisco for environmental violations would come in the next week.
  • Political Donor Ed Buck Arrested After Third Man Overdoses at His House

    09/18/2019 8:46:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 33 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 09-18-19 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Ed Buck, a donor to the Democrats, was arrested late Sept. 17 after a third man overdosed at his home in California. Buck, 65, was charged with operating a drug house, battery causing serious injury, and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who suffered a drug overdose last week, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said Buck injected the victim with meth at his apartment in West Hollywood on Sept. 11. The man overdosed but survived.
  • California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

    09/16/2019 6:50:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/16/2019 | Gregg Re
    California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding “travel ban” list because of that state’s new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid. The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and...
  • SPINAL TAP's DEREK SMALLS Announces Initial All-Star Lineup For West Coast Tour

    09/16/2019 6:51:48 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 19 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | September 16, 2019 | N/A
    Derek Smalls, the bottom force of the fabled heavy metal band formerly known as SPINAL TAP, has announced the initial all-star line-up for his eagerly anticipated solo tour of West Coast cities this fall. "Lukewarm Water Live!" kicks off at the The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 6 with a rockstellar bill that includes, live in human form, TOTO's Steve Lukather, Stevie Nicks's celebrated guitarist Waddy Wachtel and rock aristocrat Dweezil Zappa. Beaming in, live on satellite, on all dates throughout this explosive celebration of all things loud will be guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, STEELY DAN legend Donald Fagen,...
  • The Altered State of Texas

    09/16/2019 12:35:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies ^ | September 16, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This is the Democratic strategy to flip Texas on the electoral map from red to blue. And truth be told, they are getting close—too close. How did this happen? What are the GOP and Republican National Committee doing about this? The Democrats have had Texas in their sights for awhile. You saw their push in the 2018 midterm elections against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. They came close to defeating Cruz with Beto O’Rouke— an ultra lefty open borders empty suit. A lot of outside money flooded into O’Rourke’s effort, but that...
  • Daughter escapes through window as LA assistant city attorney kills family, self

    09/16/2019 12:13:42 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 16, 2019 | Crystal Bonvillian
    LOS ANGELES - A longtime assistant Los Angeles city attorney killed himself last week after gunning down his wife and 19-year-old son, police officials said. Authorities were alerted to the killings when Eric Lertzman's daughter, 25, fled to a neighbor's house after escaping through a bathroom window, according to an LAPD news release. The dead include Lertzman, 60; his wife, Sandra Lertzman, also 60; and their 19-year-old son Michael Lertzman. The daughter's identity was not revealed by police, but Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer identified her as Rachel Lertzman. Sandy Lertzman's sister, Cindy Stern, wrote on Facebook of the...
  • 'HE TRIED TO PUNCH ME' Sinead O’Connor accuses Prince of trying to beat her up when he was on...

    09/16/2019 10:52:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 72 replies
    the sun ^ | 9/16/2019 | Amanda Devlin
    SINEAD O'Connor has accused Prince of trying to beat her up in a drug-fuelled attack at his Los Angeles home. The Irish singer claimed he chased her with a pillow "filled with something hard" to whack her with during a bizarre late-night bust-up. Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Sinead said the pair clashed after her worldwide success with his song Nothing Compares 2U. When quizzed about their relationship on the show, she said: "We did meet once but we didn't get on very well, we tried to beat each other up. "Well, it was more he tried to beat...
  • California To Lose MPG and Emissions Authority

    09/14/2019 3:45:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own vehicle rules, three people briefed on the matter said on Thursday. According to Reuters, President Donald Trump met with senior officials on Thursday at the White House to discuss the administration's plan to divide its August 2018 proposal to rollback Obama era standards through 2025 and revoke California's waiver under the Clean Air Act to set state requirements for vehicles, the people said.
  • Nine Chinese students from Arizona State University detained at Los Angeles airport and sent back to

    09/12/2019 8:49:42 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 1:37am, 6 Sep, 2019 | Tribune News Service
    Nine Chinese students who attend Arizona State University were denied entry into the US when they arrived at Los Angeles International airport last month and university officials are demanding to know why the students were sent back to China. The students were detained at LAX in the days before the start of classes on August 22 and were on their way to the university’s Phoenix-area campuses, school officials said. But they were “deemed inadmissible” by Customs and Border Protection. University officials said all the students were academically eligible to return to ASU and to the US under their visas. A...
  • The U.N. is flying and busing migrants through Mexico back to Central America

    09/11/2019 4:31:37 PM PDT · by libstripper · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 30, 2019 | Molly Hennessey-Fiske
    JUAREZ, Mexico — A United Nations agency, with funding from the U.S. State Department, is transporting thousands of immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border back to Central America in a program that has drawn the ire of migrant legal advocates. The advocates question whether migrants fully understand their rights when they accept free plane and bus tickets home.
  • Trump Mulls Taking Action on Homelessness in California

    09/11/2019 9:06:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Since the ultra left governments of Los Angeles and San Francisco can't bring themselves to do what's necessary to address the crisis of homelessness in California, the Trump administration may end up doing it for them.CBS Los Angeles: The White House is reportedly looking to become more actively involved in homeless crisis in California. Speaking at a Politico event Monday evening in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's chief of state Breelyn Pete said a “very large delegation” from the Trump Administration was in town for a scheduled meeting on homelessness, according to Politico.The delegation – which reportedly includes White...
  • Trump pushing for major crackdown on homeless camps in California

    09/10/2019 3:08:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 10, 2019 | Jeff Stein et al.
    resident Trump has ordered White House officials to launch a sweeping effort to address homelessness in California, citing the state’s growing crisis, according to four government officials aware of the effort. The planning has intensified in recent weeks. Administration officials have discussed using the federal government to get homeless people off the streets of Los Angeles and other cities and into new government-backed facilities, according to two officials briefed on the planning. But it is unclear how they could accomplish this and what legal authority they would use. It is also unclear whether the state’s Democratic politicians would cooperate with...