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  • Shocker! LA Pension Gap Spirals Past $10 Billion

    09/17/2017 9:19:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    CityWatch Los Angeles ^ | 14 SEPTEMBER 2017 | MARC JOFFE
    California pension worries most often focus on CalPERS and CalSTRS, the state’s two multi-employer behemoths. But the state has many other underfunded plans, and these city and county systems pose significant challenges for governments that contribute to them. The City of Los Angeles faces the largest municipal pension funding gap, measured in absolute dollar terms. According to the city’s 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Los Angeles’ Net Pension Liability totaled $8.2 billion. Curiously, this number does not appear on the city’s government-wide balance sheet (called a Statement of Net Position). Instead, the $8.2 billion is reported as part of LA’s...
  • President Donald Trump Serves Meals to Hurricane Victims at Houston Relief Center

    09/02/2017 4:29:33 PM PDT · by be-baw · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2, 2017 | Michelle Moons
    President Donald Trump spent time meeting with Hurricane Harvey victims at the Houston NRG hurricane relief center on Saturday before serving meals from the Red Cross. Gov. Greg Abbott, the state’s first lady Cecilia Abbott, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner met Trump and first lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at Ellington Field in Houston. The Texas governor and Houston Mayor continued on with Trump to the relief center.
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Planned Parenthood Executives to Speak at Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Convention Center

    06/20/2017 4:58:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andrew Parrish
    Planned Parenthood Executives to Speak at Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Convention Center June 20, 2017 By Andrew Parrish Pewsitter.com June 20th, 2017 (LOS ANGELES, California) – On Friday, June 23rd, the Center at Cathedral Plaza in Los Angeles will be hosting a conference at which two representatives of Planned Parenthood will speak. Entitled “Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women’s Health”, the conference is hosting “two of California’s leading women’s health advocates,” Kathy Kneer and Sue Dunlap. The provided biographies of the two women leave no doubt that by “women’s health” they mean “abortion.” Kathy Kneer has been President and...
  • Breaking: Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) Shot at event.

    06/14/2017 4:58:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 422 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 JUNE 17 | dcbryan1
    'Multiple shootings' reported near congressional baseball game practice field: Report Live More to follow. Reports that Steve Scalise (R-LA) shot in hip. Security detail members returned fire and killed suspect. Staffer and security personnel also wounded. Breaking Live
  • Mumps outbreak declared in LA County after more than 40 diagnoses (California)

    06/02/2017 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 9 replies
    dailynews ^ | 6/1/17 | Susan Abram
    More than 40 people in Los Angeles County and surrounding regions have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting public health officials Thursday to declare an outbreak and issue an alert to physicians and providers to be aware of it. In the alert, public health officials said many of the cases were initially misdiagnosed and there was a reliance of using false negative results. It’s unclear when this occurred. Health officials also did not release the conditions of those who were diagnosed. A response from Los Angeles County public health officials was not immediately forthcoming Thursday. But health officials said most of...
  • Staggering Number Of Homeless In LA Shows How Tough It Is To Get By

    06/02/2017 5:26:21 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 6-2-2017
    The number of homeless people in Los Angeles is skyrocketing. In just one year, the figures revealed that the homeless population in the city grew 20% while the numbers for the wider Los Angeles County were even higher at 23%. As if looking at those numbers isn’t cringeworthy enough, The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported Wednesday that 6,000 homeless young people were tallied across the county in January, a 61% increase over the 2016 total. Most of the young people are ages 18 to 24. All the youth shelters have waiting lists and affordable housing is tough to find,...
  • LA: Constitutional Carry Bill Killed in Committee

    05/19/2017 4:59:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 68 (Constitutional Carry), was killed in the House Committee on Criminal Justice in an 8-5 vote. The vote was not recorded, so we do not know who voted which way.  There are 10 Republicans, 8 Democrats, and 1 independent on the committee. That is 19 members. But only 13 members voted. Who were the absent committee members? No one who knows is willing to say. From wafb.com: BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The House Committee on Criminal Justice shot down a bill Wednesday that would have eliminated the process for obtaining a concealed carry permit. Representative Barry Ivey...
  • Many L.A. Millennials Have Found a Solution to High Rents

    04/02/2017 7:34:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | March 22, 2017 | Dennis Romero
    Los Angeles rents are some of the worst in the nation, and don't even think about buying a home here. Resourceful millennials have found one solution, though: living at home with mom and dad. A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data for America's largest cities found that 41.5 percent of Greater Los Angeles millennials either still live at home or have moved back in. In the Inland Empire, that figure was 44.5 percent, according to the "Not-So-Empty Nests" report by apartment listing site Abodo. ... Greater L.A., including Orange County, ranked fourth for U.S. metro areas with the largest...
  • L.A. Gay Pride Parade to Be Replaced by Anti-Trump March

    03/12/2017 7:15:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The organizers of the annual Los Angeles gay pride have announced that this year’s march will be replaced by a protest against President Donald Trump. Local West Hollywood news outlet wehoville.com revealed late last that “the annual pride parade has been canceled, ceding to the nationwide LGBT Resist March that is scheduled in many U.S. cities for Sunday, June 11, the day the Los Angeles pride parade would normally occur.”
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • It’s Official: Los Angeles Traffic is the World’s Worst

    02/21/2017 2:03:26 PM PST · by xzins · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Jae C. Hong
    Los Angeles officially has the worst traffic in the world, a new study has revealed. Global traffic research firm INRIX reports that Angelenos spent an average of 104 hours stuck in traffic in 2016. The study also notes that traffic and congestion costs each Los Angeles driver “$2,408 each and the city as a whole $9.6 billion from direct and indirect costs. Direct costs relate to the value of fuel and time wasted, and indirect costs refer to freight and business fees from company vehicles idling in traffic, which are passed on to households through higher prices.” INRIX noted that...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti accused of being silent on city’s rising crime

    02/17/2017 7:45:53 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 02/17/17 | Elizabeth Chou
    The violent crime rate rose for a third consecutive year in Los Angeles, but that’s not something Mayor Eric Garcetti is eager to highlight ahead of the March election, one mayoral challenger said this week. During a candidate forum hosted by the Northridge East Neighborhood Council, Mitchell Schwartz, a political strategist who is attempting to unseat Garcetti, accused the mayor “of hiding and suppressing the police reports from last year” by not holding his annual news conference to discuss the end-of-year crime statistics. Garcetti’s campaign spokesman, Yusef Robb, fired back Thursday, calling Schwartz’s accusation a “cockamamie conspiracy theory” and blamed...
  • Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIR

    09/20/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIRPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 20, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments A government watchdog’s new report takes the FBI to task for violating its own policies by continuing to work with the Muslim Brotherhood’s front group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).The report came as CAIR issued a new report denouncing the so-called “Islamophobia” of the Fox News Channel, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, David the Horowitz Freedom Center, and others who dare to engage in an honest discussion...
  • Raids across the U.S. leave immigrant communities and activists on high alert

    02/11/2017 2:37:56 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Feb 11. 2017 | Kurtis Lee and Jenny Jarvie
    Recent raids by U.S. immigration officials nabbed hundreds of individuals believed to be in the country illegally, spreading alarm among immigrant rights groups as they scrambled to gather information and warn people in communities nationwide.
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • Caetano Used to Challenge another Stun Gun Ban

    11/28/2016 7:00:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 March of 2016, the Supreme Court issued a remarkable and, apparently to the Court, non-controversial decision.  In the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), the Court held that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). While the decision, which was unanimous, has far...
  • Mr. Trump, PLEASE do something about corruption in major cities (i.e. Chicago, Memphis, etc.)

    11/27/2016 10:24:28 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    News | 27 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, PLEASE as one of your tasks, set up a DOJ task force to completely shut down corruption in major cities across the United States. Chicago is one and we all know it. Memphis is so bad, you're likely to be robbed on the street, shoot the thug and end up in court in front of a judge who was related to the thug. New Orleans isn't much different. Detroit is a complete hellhole, third world country experience. Please do something about the corruption! Make America great again!
  • Rain triggers 570% surge in Los Angeles County freeway crashes

    11/21/2016 11:37:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21, 2016 | Joseph Serna
    A weekend rainstorm that drenched Southern California and triggered hundreds of freeway crashes will disappear by the afternoon and make way for cool, autumn weather on Thanksgiving, the National Weather Service said Monday. Over Sunday and Monday, the storm dumped more than two inches of rain in San Luis Obispo County and more than an inch at Brentwood’s Getty Center in Los Angeles County, where a surge in car crashes left freeways intermittently jammed, authorities said.
  • With uphill Senate battle looming, Foster Campbell looks to unify Louisiana Democrats

    11/13/2016 12:19:55 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | 11/10/2016 | Tyler Bridges
    Foster Campbell has no chance of winning next month’s U.S. Senate runoff unless he unifies the fractured state Democratic Party, and he took a step in that direction Thursday by holding his first post-primary phone conversation with Caroline Fayard, the Democrat who finished fourth Tuesday and out of the money. ... Political pros call Kennedy the clear favorite in the Dec. 10 runoff election because of inherent advantages. About 60 percent of voters in the primary voted for one of the Republican candidates while only about 36 percent voted for a Democrat. ... The state and national Republican parties want...