No Sympathy for Shelly Sterling

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Dave Zirin: By coddling Ms. Sterling, Doc Rivers sends a message that the hounding of thousands of the poorest residents in Los Angeles is a lesser crime than being caught on audio being a racist jackass.

Say No $2.3 Billion Jail Plan

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Diana Zuniga: dvocacy groups from across Los Angeles County are saying no to the proposed $2.3 billion dollar jail plan that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor’s will consider on May 6th. Advocacy groups and service providers believe the Board of Supervisors would be making a huge mistake if they move forward on a costly jail plan.

Donald Sterling Is Los Angeles

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Joe Mathews: The racism heard on the leaked tape may have been news around the country, but Sterling’s discrimination against renters in his apartment buildings, and his anti-black, anti-Mexican, and misogynist views, were well-known facts of Los Angeles life for 30 years.

My Mother and Donald Sterling

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Danny Feingold: How ironic, then, that Sterling – arguably, with Mickey Cohen, the most infamous product of Boyle Heights — has now become a poster child for the kind of racism that his community fought so hard to eradicate.

Why Is the NAACP in Bed With Racist Donald Sterling?

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Peter Dreier: Yes, there’s no way that the NAACP could have known that Sterling would be caught making those comments. But there’s also no way that the NAACP could not have known that Sterling has a long history of racist comments and racial discrimination in his rental properties.

Sheriff’s Surveillance: Good for Goose, Good for Gander

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Jasmyne Cannick: For me the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s 2012 secret mass surveillance experiment conducted on the residents of Compton has less to do with the actual experiment but more to do with the cloud of secrecy around it and the decision not to inform the public so as to not have to deal with complaints or public outrage.

Sheriff Candidates Take It Personally in South LA

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Dick Price: Called “Boxing for Sheriff: Business As Usual Vs. New Ideas,” the latest in a series of debates among the seven candidates to replace departed Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca broke out in a rash of finger-pointing, hot glances, and shaking heads.

Top Cop

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Justin Chapman: Six candidates looking to replace former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca trade barbs, ideas for reform at Pasadena forum.

Can Oxy Quash Its Campus Rape Scandal?

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Caroline Heldman: Occidental College administrators have given conflicting explanations for the 27-case gap in its 2012 sexual assaults report, and some of their explanations are blatant violations of federal reporting requirements.

LA Sheriff Candidates Split Hairs in Pasadena

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Dick Price: Six of seven candidates for the recently vacated Los Angeles County Sheriff’s seat struggled mightily this past Sunday afternoon to convince a respectful crowd of perhaps 150 local activists that there is more than a hair’s breadth of difference in their positions.

Say It Ain’t So, Monte!

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Rodolfo F. Acuña: Have we learned nothing from the sixties when report after report concluded that these alleged type of tactics disaffected and produced militancy rather than promoting collegiality.

Replacing Zev

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Joe Rihn: The otherwise orderly and subdued event became more animated when the question of election donation caps came up. As Shriver defended his $300,000 personal contribution to his own campaign, Morrison was forced to shush a heckler in the audience.

Keeping Ramon Onboard

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Peter Dreier: Questions raised about PUSD contract with former Board member Ramon Miramontes

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