About Dick and Sharon

As a husband and wife team, Sharon Kyle and Dick Price publish several print and online newsletters on political and social justice issues. Sharon serves as Publisher for Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive and Dick serves as Editor.

Simona Farrise for Assembly: Grand Opening Saturday, April 5th

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Saturday, April 5 — 2 to 5 PM — 8810 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite B. Los Angeles, CA 90045

L.A. County Sheriff Debate in Pasadena: Sunday, April 6th

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Neighborhood Church and All Saints, Pasadena, are co-sponsoring a non-partisan Los Angeles County Sheriff Forum with June primary candidates available to speak and answer questions.

KPFK 90.7 FM and LA Progressive Present Richard Wolff

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Richard Wolff will discuss Economic Crisis and System Decline: What We Can Do. Saturday, 18 January, at the LA Musicians Union 47 Hall.

Alternatives to Jerry Brown’s “More Cages” Prison Plan Proposed

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Brown’s proposal to ease overcrowding in California prisons without releasing inmates early has drawn quick opposition from prison reform activists, spawning an alternative approach from fellow Democrats.

ACLU Forum: California’s LGBTQ Community Post Prop Hate — May 14

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Panelists at the upcoming ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothills Chapter bimonthly public forum on Tuesday, May 14, will recount the battle for LGBTQ rights in our community, discuss the impact discrimination and abuse has on students in local schools — especially for youth of color, and outline legal challenges ahead.

Netroots Nation 2013

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Netroots Nation 2013 – Anyone who is a political activist, blogger, journalist, politician, reporter, social justice proponent, or is just curious about issues, current events and technology — will benefit by attending.

Sister Giant: A New Age for Politics

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Marianne Williamson, the spiritual activist and best-selling author, plans to bring a new consciousness to politics with the two-day Sister Giant conference she is organizing for November 10 and 11.

Charley James Is Back

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Sharon Kyle & Dick Price: At last report as of this morning, Charley is still day by day able to get a night’s lodging, while he pitches writing ideas to editors. We encourage to catch up with Charley’s contributions and send whatever you can afford his way, as we have done. You can either send him funds directly to him through PayPal or send them to us and we’ll pass them all to him.

20 Years After the LA Riots: What Have We Learned?

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: What has changed in South LA — then South Central — where the flames shot to the sky 20 years ago, after an all-white jury exonerated the gang of police officers who had beaten a black motorist half to death, captured on video for all to see?

A Changing Culture at the LAPD

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Officer Sandra Moura credits the Department’s leadership — from Chief Beck on down — with instilling and enforcing a more community-oriented policing approach.

LA Progressive Ad Sales Help Needed

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We need an experienced ad salesperson to sell advertising space on our two websites. We expect to pay a healthy commission for sales that would principally involve online and phone work.

Pasadena Rally Protests Police Shooting of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade

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Tuesday evening, 100 or more residents and onlookers rallied last night at Pasadena’s City Hall to protest the shooting on March 24th of Azuza resident Kendrec McDade.

10 Most Read Articles: Fracking Series

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Walter Brasch’s three-part series that takes an in-depth look at the process of fracking to extract natural gas from deep below the surface leads this week’s parade. Fracking, a little known or understood process for extracting gas, is controversial and dangerous.

ACLU Asks, More Jails or Better Sentencing?

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: California’s 58 counties must deal with a sudden influx of state prison inmates, straining their jails and requiring innovative sentencing and supervisory programs.

Most Read Led by Jasmyne Cannick’s “White Feminists Don’t Care about Black Women”

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This week’s top 10 most read was led by Jasmyne Cannick’s White Feminists Don’t Care about Black Women, which points out how major liberal feminist organizations were slow in chastizing local radio hosts when they called Whitney Houston a “crack ho.”

Most Read Led by The Fix’s “What Killed Andrew Breitbart?

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This week’s top 10 most read was led by “What Killed Andrew Breitbart?” by Maer Roshan and Hunter R. Slaton of The Fix, billed as the world’s leading website about addiction and recovery.

Most Read Led by Sharon Kyle’s Take on “The Help”

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LA Progressive’s Publisher, Sharon Kyle, had a big week this week, placing two articles in the top 10 most read articles: “Why “The Help” Is Little Help” and “Black History Month, Who Needs It?”

Top 10 Most Read: The Coming Revolt

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This week, Fordham professor Mark Naison’s article “The Coming Revolt: When Will the Sleeping Giant Awake?” took top honors as the week’s most read piece.

Top 10 Most Read Led by “Blaming Schools and Teachers”

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Topping this week’s list is, once again, Mark Naison, the Fordham University professor and editor of With a Brooklyn Accent, who writes so passionately on issues of education and race..

Top 10 Most Read Last Week Led by Wells Fargo Meets Occupy

LA Progressive Editor Dick Price’s report on the meeting local Occupy representatives had with Wells Fargo Bank officials in downtown Los Angeles — Wells Fargo Meets Occupy: Where There’s Smoke There’s Smoke? — led this week’s list of 10 most read articles.

Top 10 Most Read Led by Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement

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Ed Rampell’s introduction to our series on the “Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement” was LA Progressive’s 10 most read articles for the week running from January 14 to 21st.

Friday Feedback: Medical Marijuana a Mistake?

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Friday Feedback: This week Jack and Dusty comment on Kevin Sabet’s “The Case Against Medical Marijuana.” Maybe marijuana doesn’t lead to other drug use, but permissive attitudes in society DO lead to more drug use, and legalizing pot is absolutely a step along that path.

Friday Feedback: Occupy’s Demands

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Friday Feedback: The notion that if work to open your own company that the government can force you to sell shares of it to employees is very much against what I believe in.

Friday Feedback: “Occupy” Occupies Burlingame

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Friday Feedback: The Democratic Party, like the Republican Party receives THE MAJORITY of its funding from corporate sources. Democrats have supported the insane wars and the THREE NEW NAFTAs.

Friday Feedback: Real Social Security: A Just Distribution of Wealth

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Friday Feedback: This week, John comments on “Real Social Security: A Just Distribution of Wealth” by Charles Hayes.

Friday Feedback: Freedom from Fossil Fuels

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Friday Feedback: The “fact” is we cannot wean ourselves from fossil fuel because there is nothing to replace it in terms of scalability. It is woven into the fabric of almost every aspect of our existence.

Friday Feedback: Issa’s Own Earmarks

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Friday Feedback: The Goverment and Military were informed and knew what the hazards were as far back as year 1900, as well in 1922 when the first class action suit was filed.

From McCarthyism to the Patriot Act to Islamophobia

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If you’re concerned about the growing governmental scrutiny of our private lives and communications in the name of the vaunted “War on Terror,” please participate in the discussion “From McCarthyism to the Patriot Act to Islamophobia,” on Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena.

The Speaker and the “Back-Bencher”

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: California State Assembly Speaker John Perez took another swipe at fellow Democratic Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, blocking a routine legislative procedure under the guise of prudent fiscal management, but that reeks of possibly illegal voting influence and intimidation.

The Speaker’s Heavy Hand

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Speaker John Perez and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino have disagreed again. This time the disagreement could result in Portantino’s staff being furloughed.

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