Los Angeles

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LA Ferguson Protests: The Best of Humanity

LA Ferguson Protests

Eleanor Goldfield: It was the best of humanity. It was people taking to the streets, peacefully, organized – the evolution of anger, a pointed protest against a system that does not serve nor protect, that doest not offer justice but injustice.

Have LAPD Officers Had Enough?

LAPD Officers Surveyed

Cheryl Dorsey: An internal LAPD survey completed amidst a chorus of unfair discipline by its officers and at the behest of Police Chief Charlie Beck shows that LAPD officers feel the Chief is biased on discipline issues.

Warming Globally, Acting Locally

Los Angeles Global Warming

Vivian Rothstein: We must invest resources in the state and local water infrastructure, expanding storage and building in smart capacities such as water monitors. In the process we’ll be creating jobs for Californians.

Police Manhunts and Race: Eric Frein & Christopher Dorner

Eric Frein Manhunt

Cheryl Dorsey: Eric Frein and Christopher Dorner both appeared to have pre-planned their attacks. Both were considered armed and dangerous. Both killed law enforcement officers in a cold-blooded and calculated manner. But only one was “ordered to lie face down and was handcuffed.”

Why LAPD Detective Frank Lyga Won’t Be Fired

LAPD Detective Frank Lyga

Cheryl Dorsey: Errant police officers who have been found guilty of serious misconduct at a Board of Rights hearing have routinely been allowed to leave the department, in the middle of the night, under a cloud of mystery and suspicion. This is part of the LAPD culture.

Why Hasn’t Minimum Wage Raise Happened Yet?

Los Angeles Minimum Wage

Rosemary Jenkins: It is just counterintuitive that our economy can grow if people have no money to spend! Earn more, spend more–on housing, cars, food, clothing, all of which then generates more jobs at the retail level, manufacturing, construction, and so forth.

Big Change for the Greek Theatre?

Greek Theatre Contract

Larry Wines: One obvious red flag is that Live Nation’s proposal includes a new “Greek Theatre Community Trust” — a fund controlled by Live Nation — “for the purpose of irrevocably receiving funds generated through a ‘special ticket sales program.'”

Mr. President, Please Stop Visiting California

Obama Visits Los Angeles

Joe Mathews: You take our money. You cause massive traffic jams. And you don’t pay attention to our biggest problems.

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