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  • LA drivers share the road with low-flying duck

    09/19/2017 7:17:06 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 7 replies
    The Extract ^ | 9.18.17 | Editor
    A video captured by a Los Angeles motorcyclist’s helmet camera reveals a daring duck flying just a few feet from the ground and weaving through traffic on one of the city’s freeways.
  • The Olympics Are Actually Going to Be Terrible For Los Angeles

    09/18/2017 9:32:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | September 18, 2017 | Phillip Francis
    The IOC (International Olympic Committee) made a historic announcement by announcing two cities that will have won an Olympic bid: Los Angeles and Paris. Paris has won the bid for the 2024 Olympics, for the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Olympics which they hosted as well. Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics 4 years later. This is the first time that the IOC has made a dual announcement. This also comes with just two cities bidding for the 2024 summer games, with a deal that allowed Paris to go first to celebrate the anniversary. Los Angeles will go second,...
  • Shocker! LA Pension Gap Spirals Past $10 Billion

    09/17/2017 9:19:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    CityWatch Los Angeles ^ | 14 SEPTEMBER 2017 | MARC JOFFE
    California pension worries most often focus on CalPERS and CalSTRS, the state’s two multi-employer behemoths. But the state has many other underfunded plans, and these city and county systems pose significant challenges for governments that contribute to them. The City of Los Angeles faces the largest municipal pension funding gap, measured in absolute dollar terms. According to the city’s 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Los Angeles’ Net Pension Liability totaled $8.2 billion. Curiously, this number does not appear on the city’s government-wide balance sheet (called a Statement of Net Position). Instead, the $8.2 billion is reported as part of LA’s...
  • LA Expects $50 Million in Local Recreational Marijuana Tax Collection

    09/16/2017 10:55:56 AM PDT · by DFG · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/16/2017 | Chriss W Street
    Los Angeles is scrambling to make sure the City of Angeles soon starts collecting at least $50 million a year as the world’s top spot to buy recreational marijuana. The countdown clock is ticking down to January 2, 2018, when California joins Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Alaska and Washington DC as locations to legally buy marijuana for recreational use. California state bureaucrats and politicians are almost giddy over the $1.8 billion in annual tax revenue that the New Frontier Financials expects the state will collect from its 15 percent excise and dry-weight taxes on “weed.” But many of California’s...
  • Palo Verde Irrigation District sues Metropolitan Water District over Colorado River water

    09/15/2017 7:59:44 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    JFleck at Instain ^ | Sept. 05, 2017 | J. Fleck
    One of California’s largest Colorado River farm water districts is suing the state’s largest municipal water agency, charging that efforts to move farm water to cities are threatening the viability of agriculture in one of the oldest farming valleys on the river. The Palo Verde Irrigation District, in a suit filed last month in Riverside County Superior Court, is charging the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California with “thinly veiled attempts” to turn agricultural land it owns in the Blythe Valley into “water farms” by placing water consumption limits and fallowing requirements on the land in order that water from...
  • Suspect thrown off roof by 83-year-old resident during hours-long standoff

    09/14/2017 10:38:31 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies from ^ | 13-Sept-2017 | MARISSA WENZKE AND JOHN FENOGLIO
    A man who was jumping rooftops in La Puente, evading police for nearly five hours, was finally stopped when a man who lives in the home he was on top of actually climbed up and threw him off the roof on Tuesday. The moment was captured in a cellphone video that shows 83-year-old Wilford Burgess climbing up a ladder onto the roof of his home, first approaching the man and then pushing him off.
  • LA County leaders to consider travel ban on states that oppose DACA

    09/12/2017 1:32:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | September 11, 2017 | Susan Abram
    Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to restrict county employees from traveling to nine states that oppose the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Obama-era policy that protected undocumented children from being deported and which President Trump plans to end. The motion by supervisors Hilda Solis and Janice Hahn would ban LA County employees from several departments from vising Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia on county business. The only exception is if there is in an emergency response, according to the motion.
  • Look: 49ers, Rams Open Seasons With Plenty of Empty Seats in Stadiums

    09/11/2017 12:36:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 10 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    The start of the NFL season is normally a pretty big deal across the country. Apparently Los Angeles and San Francisco didn't get the memo. The Rams and 49ers each opened their season at home Sunday, and both teams had to start their games with lots of empty seats in the stadium. The Rams are hosting the the Colts, but it seems like the los Angeles fans are not that concerned about being there to see it in person. [Snip] The 49ers are welcoming the Panthers, but not even Cam Newton could attract a crowd that wanted to show up...
  • Voter Fraud? "Fountain of Youth Found in LA"

    09/06/2017 7:19:46 AM PDT · by hapnHal · 17 replies
    6 Sept 17 | hapnHal
    In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon traveled to Florida to find the Fountain of Youth. Legend has it that there was a fountain that could restore one’s youth. The Fountain of Youth was never discovered. However, according to the Los Angles County Voter Registration list, it has become clear that Juan Ponce de Leon was only 2,455 miles short of his desired destination. According to the Election Integrity Project, California Inc. (EIPCa), the Los Angeles County Voter Registration list has approximately 12,000 registered voters over the age of 105. Of those, 1,000 registered voters were born in the 1800s. This...
  • Heat, wind expected to ease as firefighters keep battling La Tuna fire, a blaze of historic scope

    09/03/2017 11:56:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 3, 2017 | Emily Alpert Reyes and Thomas Curwen
    Fire officials said cooler temperatures and calmer winds Sunday should help firefighters tame a nearly 5,900-acre fire burning in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles, but warned that favorable weather conditions could change quickly.
  • Workers clear out of Russian consulate in San Francisco

    09/02/2017 2:32:44 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 13 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 2, 2017 | Garance Burke, Eric Risberg
    Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco and workers began hauling boxes out of the stately building in a historic area of the city Friday, a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia.
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Los Angeles cancels Columbus Day

    08/31/2017 8:49:00 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 66 replies
    Joshua Rhett Miller ^ | 08/31/2017 |
    The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 on Wednesday to officially mark the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day on the city’s calendar — a day to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people.” The day will remain a paid holiday for city employees, the Los Angeles Times reported. The vote followed a contentious hearing, during which some Italian-Americans said the switch would eradicate a key portion of their history, while others argued that city lawmakers needed to “dismantle a state-sponsored celebration of genocide indigenous peoples” and dismissed the idea of celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on a different date...
  • LA City Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

    08/30/2017 2:47:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    KABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | August 30, 2017
    The Los Angeles City Council voted on Wednesday to replace the Columbus Day holiday in October with Indigenous Peoples Day... Supporters of the plan argued that Christopher Columbus' connection to brutality and slavery makes him no longer worthy of celebration...
  • Indigenous Peoples Day or Diversity Day? L.A. is poised to rename Columbus Day, [tr]

    08/30/2017 11:10:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2017 | David Zahniser
    Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino has long been effusive about his Italian heritage, bringing opera singers to City Hall and posting YouTube videos about his family’s tomato sauce and his parents’ move from Sicily. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Nation, is equally passionate about his Native American roots. When he took office four years ago, he was sworn in by his tribe’s chief, who performed a traditional blessing at the event.
  • ... How L.A. County's health investigators are out trying to stop syphilis

    08/30/2017 1:33:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    L A Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Soumya Karlamangla
    They believe the only way to end an outbreak is to cure the infected and then find their sexual partners so they can also be treated. But the leads Rocha gets on partners can be vague at best: He hangs out at a doughnut shop in the afternoon. He lives somewhere in a three-story apartment building across from a liquor store. Rocha once parked near a freeway bridge where he’d been told he would find a patient’s former partner, armed only with his nickname and a description of his tattoos. ... Yet syphilis rates have risen almost every year since...
  • Angels Flight Set to Reopen Next Week in DTLA After 2013 Closure

    08/25/2017 8:04:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Nearly four years have passed since Angels Flight derailed on a trip down Bunker Hill, leaving a lone passenger shaken, but unhurt. Since then, the funicular’s twin cars — Sinai and Olivet — have perched unused on their steep, short track... The wait will end Thursday, when Angels Flight resumes shuttling passengers between Bunker Hill and Hill Street.
  • Man attempted to sexually assault woman in Van Nuys while witnesses did nothing, police say

    08/18/2017 3:19:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    Los Angeles police are searching for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman outside her Van Nuys apartment while people walked by and cars slowed down without intervening, authorities said. At about 5:45 a.m. Saturday, the woman was walking to her apartment in the 14000 block of Vanowen Street when she was confronted by a man trying to speak to her in Spanish, which she does not speak, authorities said. She told police he smelled of alcohol. ... The woman kept the struggle in full view of security cameras, which captured the attack, authorities said. Surveillance video shows...
  • OJ Simpson Pop-Up Museum To Open In Chinatown

    08/18/2017 9:21:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | August 17, 2017
    CHINATOWN ( — The white Ford Bronco has returned. As CBS2’s Jo Kwon reports, an OJ Simpson museum is opening at a Chinatown gallery. The white Bronco sitting right outside the museum is not the actual vehicle OJ was in during the 1994 chase — just the same year and model.
  • Confederate monument removed from Hollywood Forever Cemetery overnight

    08/16/2017 12:45:01 PM PDT · by Mark · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/16/17 | Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
    Confederate monument removed from Hollywood Forever Cemetery overnight By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News Posted: 08/16/17, 10:07 AM PDT The spot where a Confederate monument once stood is seen Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. The statue was removed earlier in the morning. A monument honoring Confederate veterans has been removed from Hollywood Forever cemetery days after deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted in part by clashes over the planned removal of a statue there of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Long Beach chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which owns...