LA Feminists Protest Temporary Limit on Morning-After Pill Sales

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Dan Bluemel: Women’s rights advocates entered a Walgreens pharmacy this week in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Obama administration’s efforts to restrict access to the emergency contraceptive commonly known as the morning-after pill.

Prop C: Primal Scream Shouted from the Mountaintop

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Dick Price: In their fondest hopes, the activists behind Prop C and measures like it see these messages prompting members of Congress to support a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizen United ruling.

Why I Support Eric Garcetti

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Jan Tucker: With Wendy Greuel’s track record, I have no confidence whatsoever in her ability to make the right choices for administration and public policy in Los Angeles. I have the confidence in Eric Garcetti that something will get done

Occupiers Keep Fighting for LA Homeowners

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Dan Bluemel: Upset with Wells Fargo’s foreclosure practices, protesters held a demonstration on May Day that briefly shut down one of the bank’s branches in downtown Los Angeles.

California NOW Falls in Behind Eric Garcetti

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Patty Bellasalma: We are the National Organization FOR Women not OF women. We fight for gender equity and women and girls’ empowerment. That is the qualifying core value that candidates and members alike must display.

Prop C: “If We Don’t Get This Done, We’re Finished”!

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Michele Sutter: Proposition C is a non-binding resolution, but it has the potential to be a clarion call to our elected representatives at all levels that We the People are instructing them to fix this SCOTUS driven perversion of the Constitution through the amendment process.

Budget Shocker: L.A. Shows $119 Million Surplus

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Gary Cohn: The reasons for Los Angeles’ comparatively good financial condition include a legal groundwork laid years ago that required specific funding safeguards, recent give-backs from public sector unions and an improving economy.

How Los Angeles Wrestles with Mass Incarceration

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Dick Price: With jails straining to absorb thousands of prison inmates, jailhouse guard-on-inmate beatings grabbing headlines, and public concern rising about possible spikes in crime rates, public safety issues have Angelenos of all stripes scrambling for answers.

LA River Revitalization: A City Rediscovers Its Flow

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Jack Eidt: The Los Angeles River, once the fount of life for generations of people and wildlife, had been turned into a 51-mile cement flood control gulch splashed with reclaimed wastewater, storm drain puddles of lawn fertilizer, soapsuds and plastic bags.

Monica Garcia’s Fall from Grace

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Joseph F. Mailander: The fact of a sizable potential parental voting enfranchisement in a city of largely politically disenfranchised or disinterested citizens has remade outgoing LAUSD President Garcia into a burnt-out shooting star, hitched to the hopes of the most strident (and mostly Anglo) charter reformers.

Does LAPD’s Reporting on Our ‘Suspicious Behavior’ Protect Us from Terrorism?

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Dan Bluemel: Though law enforcement praises the LAPD’s reporting system, significant questions are being raised as to the program’s effectiveness and transparency.

How the Los Angeles Times Can Help LA’s Police Department Save Money

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Dan Bluemel: Chief Beck should sack his own PR department and let the Times do what they do best — patching up and stitching together the department’s image and keeping the population in the dark.

LA’s Recent Election: When They Think Small, We Stay Home

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Tanya Acker: Why did 84 percent of Angelenos who had the potential to change something decide, for one reason or another, that doing so wasn’t worth their time.

Bringing Back Leimert Park

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Jackie Cornejo: The last time I was in Leimert Park, I saw shuttered storefronts and empty sidewalks — a stark difference from the hustle and bustle I knew from growing up not far from there.

Small Donors Make Bigger Impact in LA Mayoral Race

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California Common Cause released new analysis of the fundraising around the Los Angeles Mayoral race, finding that some of the campaign finance reforms implemented in 2013 are already re-shaping candidate fundraising to focus on individual and smaller donors.

Ode to Jerry Buss: NBA (and Los Angeles) Gamechanger

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Anthony Samad: Jerry Buss brought a swagger to the Lakers, and a Lakers game became more than a basketball game. It was an event. Every game. Every season.

Why Are Walmart Billionaries Bankrolling Phony School ‘Reform’ in LA?

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Peter Dreier: The Walton family have poured millions into a privatization-oriented, ideological campaign to make LA a laboratory for their ideas about treating schools like for-profit businesses.

Shakespeare in Watts: Teacher Activist Melanie Andrews

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Washington Prep is the little school that could. We have won over forty awards in theatre competition. I found kids who were hungry to do theatre.

Questions Remain After Christopher Dorner Episode Ends

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Anthony Samad: The same dignity Dorner had in his work, he lost in his death. But he made his point. The system he once believed in, and defended, is still broken and nobody seems to care.

Demanding Justice for Unarmed Man Shot by LA Sheriff’s Deputies

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Dan Bluemel: More than 100 demonstrators marched through Compton Saturday to protest the killing of Jose de la Trinidad by Sheriff’s deputies.

Does Jan Perry Speak Power to Truth?

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Madelaine Janis: Has Councilmember Perry been willing to stand up to the corporate lobbyists whose clients have been her biggest financial supporters and the beneficiaries of her advocacy over her 12-year tenure on the City Council?

LA City Council to Draft Citizens United Ballot Measure

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Lauren Windsor: The ballot initiative will ask the voters of Los Angeles to weigh in on overturning Citizens United and endorsing a constitutional amendment that would eliminate corporate personhood and limit corporate spending in political campaigns.

Occupy the Ballot Forum and Independent Politics

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Dan Bluemel: Because of its electoral structure, the U.S. political system has never been welcoming to third parties. Some critics have argued this leaves the political landscape entrenched in a system comprised of moderates and hardliners who, in essence, espouse the same ideology.

LA Mayor “Suave”

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has broken a cardinal rule three times in the last week. TMZ, the celebrity gossip site has actually bestowed the title of Mayor Suave upon Villaraigosa.

Eric Garcetti Endorsed by California NOW

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The California chapter of the National Organization for Women announced its PAC endorsement of Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles.

Group Calls for Continued Monitoring of LA County Jail in Wake of Deputy’s Arrest

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Ultimately, we think that independent civilian oversight with subpoena power is a crucial part of the systemic changes necessary to protect the rights of incarcerated people,’

Richard Riordan’s Wrong Ideas Don’t Deserve a Second Chance

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Madelaine Janie: Richard Riordan got a lot of things wrong when he was mayor. Current elected officials should be wary about taking the former mayor’s advice today.

LAPD Loses Downtown Ticket Trap

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Dan Bluemel: Thanks to one Angelino, who braved police intimidation in the process, downtown Los Angeles is now without a needless ticket trap.

Foreclosure Revolt Spreads to East LA

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Dan Bluemel: The banks are banking on the fact that nobody is going to defend the little guy,.

No on Measure J: Time to Stop Ballot Initiative Exploitation

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Anthony Asadullah Samad: NO ON Measure J. Tell your friends, family, even people you don’t like. Vote Obama, Jackie Lacey and NO on Measure J.

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