Liz Ben-Ishai and Jenya Cassidy: A local law will not only give workers more sick days, putting them on par with their counterparts in most other jurisdictions that have passed such laws, it will also be another victory against wage theft in LA.
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Jessica Goodheart: DWP has about half a million customers who are eligible for its low income programs. Yet 40% of eligible customers aren’t enrolled and the program’s monthly subsidy has not been increased in years. Los Angeles DWP
et ready America. Set the date in Spring, 2017. Los Angeles will be hosting the biggest, most expensive school board election our country has ever seen. Buy your tickets now. Nick Melvoin is running for LAUSD’ President Steve Zimmer’s seat on the largest democratically elected school board in the country. No expense is going to […]
Miguel Paredes: Proyecto Jardin has served the community and residents of Boyle Heights by providing a green space in one of the areas in Los Angeles with the most air and ground pollution.
Jasmyne Cannick: Denny’s has a long and rich history of racial discrimination and previously paid $54 million to settle race bias cases under a federal consent decree.
ast week, Michelle King was appointed superintendent of L.A. Unified, California’s largest school district. But can we really trust her to lead the Los Angeles schools? After all, she’s from Los Angeles. Actually, that understates how suspiciously local King is. As a child, she attended L.A. Unified schools. Then she got degrees from UCLA and […]
Ellen Lubic: This huge LAUSD enterprise, with a yearly budget of over $7 billion, has been mired in confusion, corruption, and inefficiency for many decades, and seems not to be manageable.
Anonymous Girl in LA: Like many others, only my closest friends know of my situation—the ones whose spare bedroom I occupied or whose couches and floors I’ve slept on the past couple of years while trying to get back on my feet.
Hector Villagra: Sadly, the proposed model is among the weakest possible and shows the continuing resistance that is being exerted.
Catherine Wagner: The cameras are only tools, and the way that LAPD plans to use them would, sadly, undercut the values of transparency, accountability and public trust they are meant to promote.
Dick Platkin: Mansionization eliminates affordable single-family neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The speculators target smaller, affordable houses and replace them with McMansions that are, on average, three times the size and price.
Larry Wines: Beverley Hills, Burbank, and Glendale—all surrounded by LAUSD territory—each operate independent school districts and decided not to close their schools, feeling the threat was not directed toward their students or campuses.
Rosemary Jenkins: Sempra has agreed to the following conditions after having taken full responsibility for the gas leak that was discovered on October 23—going on two month ago.