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  • L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa: Keep ‘Non-Serious Criminal’ Aliens in U.S. to Make Us ‘Safer’

    01/17/2013 8:42:58 PM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-18-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona No, this is not an episode of the Twilight Zone, nor an escaped mental patient ranting on camera before being taken away in a straight jacket. This is the sitting mayor of America's 2nd largest city, and a predicted Democrat Presidential candidate for 2016. But that doesn't make it any less crazy. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday urged this much at a National Press Club appearance by supporters of illegal alien amnesty: "It is time to put an end to the practice of deporting non-serious criminals," said Villaraigosa. "Our neighborhoods will be safer and our...
  • Los Angeles gets tough with political protesters

    02/10/2011 8:08:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/11 | Kate Linthicum and Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich is throwing the book at dozens of people arrested during recent political demonstrations — a major shift in city policy that has him pressing for jail time in types of cases that previous prosecutors had treated as infractions. Some of the activists arrested, including eight college students and one military veteran who took part in a Westwood rally last year in support of the DREAM Act, face up to one year in county jail. Trutanich's aggressive stance is the latest episode in the city's decades-long legal struggle over the rights of protesters.
  • NICHOLS/PHILIPPINES

    05/11/2002 9:51:36 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 10 replies · 1,067+ views
    KTVT-TV, Dallas ^ | 5/10/02 | CBS 11
    Ever since the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, critics have contended that more people were involved than Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. A recent federal lawsuit alleges that Iraqi agents also played a role and McVeigh’s former defense attorney claims that prior to the bombing Nichols made contact with international terrorists. In a special report CBS 11’s Steve Narisi says the trail some investigators are following leads to the Philippines. “The U.S. Government has contended all along that any link between Nichols and Islamic extremists is strictly coincidental. During Nichols and McVeigh’s trial, the court didn’t allow...
  • Los Angeles Fire Was Arson, Officials Say

    09/04/2009 11:13:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 483+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/4/09 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    A wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles that has claimed the lives of two firefighters, ravaged more than 250 square miles and destroyed more than 60 homes was caused by arson, the federal Forest Service said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has begun a homicide inquiry looking for the person or people responsible for the wildfire, which continues to burn. The blaze, known as the Station Fire, has burned for over a week in the Angeles National Forest outside Los Angeles. After a forensic investigation, officials with the U.S. Forest Service determined on Thursday that the fire...
  • 20% in Los Angeles County receive public aid

    02/21/2009 10:28:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 882+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/21/09 | Garrett Therolf
    One in five Los Angeles County residents -- nearly 2.2 million people -- are receiving public assistance payments or benefits, a level county officials say will rise significantly over the coming months as the fallout from the recession continues. The percentage of people on county aid already equals the figure at the height of the 2001-03 recession and far exceeds the one in seven who needed help during the economic downturn in the early 1990s and the one in nine assisted in the collapse of the early 1980s.
  • Los Angeles woman becomes world's oldest person

    01/03/2009 12:05:09 PM PST · by Loyalist · 26 replies · 1,244+ views
    Xinhua ^ | January 3, 2009
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- A 114-year-old Los Angeles woman has become the oldest person in the world, hospital sources said on Saturday. Gertrude Baines, a resident of a nursing home, assumed that title when a 115-year-old woman in Portugal died Friday. Baines was born in 1894 when Grover Cleveland was U.S. president. Her parents were both slaves as children. She cast a ballot for Barack Obama in November's presidential election, according to the local media report. The previous holder of the title, a 115-year-old woman in Portugal named Maria de Jesus, died quietly after breakfast Friday. Hospital officials...
  • The Philippine branch of terror: Al Qaeda is believed to have given initial funding to Abu Sayyaf

    10/26/2001 5:39:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 655+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, October 26, 2001 | By Dan Murphy
    MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - There are so many links between the Abu Sayyaf Group of the Philippines, which beheaded an American hostage a few months ago, and Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network, that on paper they look like the route map for a Peshawar-based airline. The links run from that high, bleak border city in Pakistan to terrorist dens in Afghanistan and Yemen; to murders and bombings in the Philippines; to the first attack on the World Trade Center; to a foiled attempt to assassinate the pope during a 1995 visit to Manila. A captured Abu Sayyaf guerrilla, ...
  • Disaster Drill Preps Los Angeles For The Inevitable

    07/21/2006 5:21:44 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 570+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-21-2006 | Zachary Slobig
    Disaster drill preps Los Angeles for the inevitable by Zachary Slobig Fri Jul 21, 12:15 PM ETAFP Photo: LA Metro Police practice riot control during an exercise to simulate the response of local... LOS ALAMITOS, United States (AFP) - Helicopters swooped in and unloaded cops to quell angry crowds -- with batons that never made contact and rubber bullets that were only props in a disaster response drill. Federal military and Southern California law enforcement teamed up for an elaborate simulation of a disaster response system that authorities hope would avoid the horrors following Hurricane Katrina last August. US Marines...
  • Los Angeles Skyscraper Was Terrorist Target, Bush Says

    02/09/2006 9:00:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 46 replies · 1,704+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2006 – Al Qaeda terrorists were planning to fly a plane into the tallest building on the West Coast not long after they'd launched the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington, President Bush said here today. The terrorists' target was a notable Los Angeles office building, he said during a speech given at the National Guard Association of the United States' headquarters. The 73-story Los Angeles office building, the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, was called the Library Tower at the time of the terrorist plot. It was renamed US Bank...
  • L.A. 'Spanglish' Radio #1

    11/07/2005 4:58:19 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 19 replies · 653+ views
    newsmax ^ | Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    A formerly Spanish-only radio station in Los Angeles has become the first in the area to go bilingual – and it’s shot to the top of the ratings. KXOL-FM, better known as "Latino” 96.3, has soared from 18th in the ratings to second overall since the changeover in May, and it now ranks first among 12-to-24-year-olds. The station’s music and ads switch back and forth from one language to the other. "Sometimes the station’s back-and-forth by its disc jockeys comes much faster, even sentence-to-sentence or phrase-by-phrase,” the Los Angeles Times reports. "It’s not unusual to hear callers intermix their languages...
  • Rest, health favor White Sox (over Yankees......whoops, I mean over Angels)

    10/11/2005 4:38:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 242+ views
    espn ^ | 10-11-05
    Rest, health favor White Sox By Jim Caple ESPN.com Archive Why Chicago could win: Who said the White Sox were choking down the stretch? Chicago is on a roll, winning eight of its final 10 regular-season games and then sweeping the Red Sox in the division series. The White Sox haven't lost in two weeks. Evidently, they led the league in wins and ERA for a reason. Why Anaheim could win: Sure, the Angels are tired, but they still have a deep bullpen and enough depth in the rotation to rebound if they can get by the first two games....
  • CA: Fugitives from Mexico hide in the bustle of Los Angeles

    08/08/2005 9:33:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 454+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 8/8/05 | Matt Krasnowski - CNS
    LOS ANGELES – The killers cross the U.S.-Mexico border, assume new identities, get jobs, blend in among Spanish speakers and sometimes enjoy freedom for years. But these fugitives from the law aren't border-jumpers heading south. As the recent arrest of one of Mexico's most notorious fugitives at a modest home outside Los Angeles showed, some criminals escape justice by heading north. In the last 10 months, federal immigration officials have helped locate 13 Mexican murder suspects, along with hundreds of other criminals, hiding in plain sight in the Los Angeles area. Alfredo Ríos Galeana, wanted for bank robberies, kidnappings, murders...
  • Conclave Confidential: One Cardinal's Secret Diary

    04/20/2005 8:39:54 AM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies · 1,559+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/20/05 | PATT MORRISON
    Conclave Confidential: One Cardinal's Secret DiaryLocked down amid the frescoes and thoughts of flan. Patt Morrison April 20, 2005 The conclave journal of Roger Cardinal Mahony:Opening Day, minus 1. Checked into the Casa Santa Marta hotel — and I got a top-floor room! I asked about a low-carb menu; I don't want to nod off after a big pasta lunch — huge embarrassment. Isn't it funny — I have to come all the way to Rome to cast a vote that actually counts. The first ballot is tomorrow, but even four votes a day plus prayer surely can't take up...
  • ACLU's war against the poor

    06/14/2004 8:33:33 AM PDT · by nosofar · 13 replies · 188+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 11-JUN-2004 | Star Parker
    Storm troopers of the American Civil Liberties Union have chalked up their latest victory in their ongoing campaign to stamp out any hint of religion in American public life. Under threat of an ACLU-initiated lawsuit, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to remove a small cross from the seal of the State of California because of its alleged unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity. Contrary to ACLU claims, these actions make our country less rather than more free. This is of more than academic interest to me. The ACLU has invaded my home turf. The headquarters of my organization, the...
  • Got Brain?

    04/20/2004 9:27:00 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 5 replies · 339+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | April 20, 2004 | Donnel Jones
    Got Brain? By Donnel Jones, April 20, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms The New York Times hits a new low with coverage of an "experiment" that seeks to determine the activity of a person's brain and how that correlates to their being a Democrat or Republican. Science meets pseudo-science. We might as well have Dr. Mengele use his medical training to ascertain the essence of "Jewishness" using various "technologies." Of course, the researchers here are not sadistic half-man who torture children. Rather, they are wasting their patron's money (who is financing this nonsense, anyway?) with technologies that have proved invaluable in medical...
  • Did Nichols and Yousef meet?

    02/20/2004 5:40:33 AM PST · by Peach · 26 replies · 3,753+ views
    IntelWire ^ | February 20, 2004 | By J.M. BERGER
    Did Nichols and Yousef meet? Closer analysis of Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef timelines creates a compelling, if still circumstantial, case — and offers clues to where the smoking guns may be found By J.M. BERGER INTELWIRE.com In November 1994, Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef both walked on the grounds of the same college campus in the Philippines. Whether their paths crossed is a question that still dogs researchers. But it's increasingly clear that what separates their respective itineraries is sometimes a matter of yards, feet or even inches, within a span of days, hours and sometimes mere minutes. They...
  • Authorities Arrest Suspected Arsonist (California)

    10/28/2003 11:15:48 PM PST · by hotpotato · 177 replies · 528+ views
    News4 ^ | October 28, 2003
    ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST -- A man was arrested Tuesday after deputies caught him setting a fire in a steep, remote canyon filled with dry brush and large trees in the Angeles National Forest, according to sheriff detectives. Hikers in a remote trail about a half-mile north of the Eaton Canyon Bridge in Altadena saw a man making a fire there and alerted authorities, sheriff's Detective Ed Nordskog said. Los Angeles County Parks officials and deputies arrived about 10 a.m. as the man was standing next to a fire about four feet in diameter. He warned the deputies to stay away...
  • The Times Leaks on Arnold

    10/07/2003 6:14:17 AM PDT · by Politico2 · 2 replies · 431+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | OCTOBER 3 - 9, 2003 | Bill Bradley
    OCTOBER 3 - 9, 2003 The Times Leaks on ArnoldWhat did the Democrats know and when did they know it? by Bill Bradley Senior Democratic strategists knew the particulars of last Thursday’s L.A. Times exposé on Arnold Schwarzenegger well in advance of the story’s publication, the Weekly has learned from well-informed sources. This knowledge came not only in advance of publication but also before anyone outside a close circle at the Times knew of the story’s timing and particulars. While the Times insists that its reporting uncovered the allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Schwarzenegger, there can...
  • Police chief Kroeker steps down (Portland, OR)

    08/29/2003 8:41:08 PM PDT · by TenaciousZ · 21 replies · 803+ views
    KATU.com ^ | 08/29/2003 | KATU News (ABC)
    One day after recommending a five-and-a-half month suspension for an officer's involvement in a fatal shooting earlier this year, Portland Police Chief Mark announced his resignation from the bureau. Kroeker said he would step down October 17. Kroeker said he hand-delivered a resignation letter to Portland Mayor Vera Katz less than an hour before delivering the news to residents of the city. "In this letter, I explain that I am resigning, it's official," said Kroeker. "I also explained I'm resigning because this resignation was requested of me through some intermediaries and I believe it would have been better had we...
  • More On Angeles, Abu Sayyaf Meeting

    04/09/2002 8:21:06 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 22 replies · 960+ views
    Gulf News Online ^ | April 3, 2002 | Barbara Mae Dacanay
    Elmina "Yang" Abdul, wife of Edwin Angeles who was a government agent tasked with infiltrating the Abu Sayyaf Group in the southern Philippines in the mid-1990s, told a local paper before her death that Abu Sayyaf leaders and several Middle Eastern and American bombers held a conference on terrorism in the southern Philippines in 1994. Angeles, Abu Sayyaf chieftain Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani and two unidentified members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), held a meeting with Ramsey Youssef, Abdul Murad, and two Americans, Terry Nichols and presumably Timothy McVeigh, in a warehouse near Dole (a Philippine plantation company) in...