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 […]
Los Angeles is home to the LA Progressive. Here is what's happening in this, the second most populated city in the United States.
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.
Brenna Norton: The Metropolitan Water District will vote Tuesday whether to appropriate funding for a recycled water “demonstration project,” but long-term funding for the effort has yet to be determined.
Sandra Hernandez: An organization of street vendors filed suit last week against the Los Angeles Police Department and a business improvement district for illegally seizing and destroying vendors’ carts, dollies, and other personal belongings.
Rosemary Jenkins: These are the very indicators that have been associated with the fracking processes at the Termo oil fields in the adjoining region.
Jasmyne Cannick: Parker decided to retire in lieu of termination depriving the LAPD the opportunity of further humiliating him before firing him.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Last night, a crowd of more than 300 community members packed the cavernous sanctuary of Holman United Methodist Church, a major black church in the heart of black South Los Angeles, to hear—or to confront—LA’s Mayor Eric Garcetti.