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  • Students react to advancing gun bill(LA)

    04/18/2012 6:12:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 18 April, 2012 | Brian Sibille
    While campus was empty and docile during spring break, the Louisiana Senate was in session and furthered a bill that could allow guns at the University. The bill, SB 303, makes regulation and prohibition of firearms in Louisiana more difficult in an effort to protect the Second Amendment. It was first approved by a Senate judiciary committee April 3, and after debate on the Senate floor, the bill passed with an overwhelming 31-6 vote on April 9. Gov. Bobby Jindal said he supported the bill at a National Rifle Association meeting on April 13, according to The Associated Press. The...
  • Robbery suspect shot during home invasion(LA)

    04/09/2012 7:01:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 8 April, 2012 | Ryan Waits
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a home invasion and shooting that left one of the suspects in critical condition Saturday night. The Baton Rouge Police Department said officers responded to a shooting in the 5500 block of Arialo Street around 7:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, detectives found that two suspects had tried to break into a home. Investigators said during the robbery attempt, one of the victims fought with one of the armed suspects over the gun. The gun discharged during the struggle and hit the second suspect. Both suspects fled the scene to...
  • Louisiana Governor’s School Voucher Plan Clears Legislature

    04/05/2012 11:58:31 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 47 replies
    BATON ROUGE — Louisiana will be home to one of the nation’s largest school voucher programs once Gov. Bobby Jindal signs legislation that recently passed his state’s legislature. Today, by a vote of 60-42, the Louisiana House of Representatives approved Gov. Jindal’s voucher expansion, which passed the Senate last night 24-15. “This is a momentous day for the families of Louisiana,” State Superintendent of Education John White said. “All students deserve a fair chance in life, and that begins with the opportunity to attend a high-quality school. These policy changes are aligned with that central belief, and Gov. Jindal and...
  • Gingrich to defend his energy policy (respond to Obama)

    03/19/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    KTBS ^ | March 19, 2012
    SHREVEPORT, La. - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks to the press tonight in Shreveport about his plan for reducing energy prices. The candidate for the GOP nomination will respond to President Obama's criticism of his $2.50 gas and energy plan. Gingrich's campaign says he will also outline his American energy plan to lower gas prices, create jobs and make the United States energy independent. Gringrich has scheduled a campaign stop Tuesday at Strawn's Eat Shop Too at 1643 East 70th Street. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends an hour later.
  • Heil Hollywood:The Los Angeles Bunker from which Hitler Planned to Run Nazi Empire After the War

    03/19/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 03:01 EST, 19 March 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    It sounds like the bizzare script of a Hollywood B-movie. In a parallel universe the Nazis have won the war, Adolf Hitler moves to LA where he mingles with the stars of the silver screen while running his evil empire from a luxurious ranch deep in the LA hills. But during the 1930s, American sympathisers were so confident this exact scenario was actually going happen they spent millions building a deluxe compound ready for their fuhrer's imminent arrival.
  • Dismissal of gun-rights suit upheld by 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel

    03/15/2012 2:55:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | AP
    A federal judge correctly dismissed a lawsuit against the city of New Orleans by a man who claimed that local law-enforcement authorities violated his constitutional right to bear arms, a divided panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. With the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Errol Houston Jr. sued after the Orleans Parish district attorney's office refused to return a registered gun that police seized when he was arrested in 2008 on drug and firearms charges that were later dropped.
  • Louisiana Is Santorum’s To Lose In GOP Presidential Primary

    03/14/2012 8:02:51 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 13, 2012 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    So, Louisiana now gets its crack at the Presidential nomination bat. The state, which many figured would be completely irrelevant during the 2012 GOP primary process, is now the focus of media attention as its time in the national political spotlight is on center stage. The Republican voters now have four candidates for which to pull the lever—Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney instead of the band of “wannabees” that paraded upon the Iowa and New Hampshire stages.
  • Angels Flight fares double to 50 cents

    03/13/2012 8:30:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies · 1+ views
    abcgo ^ | Monday, March 12, 2012
    Starting on Monday, the fare is going up from 25 cents to 50 cents. But Metro pass holders and those who purchase commuter books will receive discounts. The fare increase is needed to help cover the line's operating costs. Until now, Angels Flight has relied on donations to make up the difference.
  • Boulder arrives at Los Angeles museum

    03/11/2012 10:13:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 77 replies
    upi ^ | March. 10, 2012
    LOS ANGELES, -- Residents say the newest acquisition by Los Angeles County Museum enjoyed a rock star reception early Saturday morning as the 340-ton boulder rolled into town. The rock arrived at 4:30 a.m. aboard its 176-wheel transport truck to a crowd of admirers armed with cellphone cameras and noisemakers. The behemoth boulder will be the centerpiece of the art museum's new outdoor installation entitled "Levitated Mass," the Los Angeles Times reported. When the transport truck broke down for 30 minutes, onlookers jumped at the chance to touch the rock, pressing palms to its protective plastic wrap. "I came a...
  • Life Fest Film Festival Celebrates Life, Offers New Opportunities for Filmmakers

    03/06/2012 8:52:37 PM PST · by restorecivilsociety
    National Right to Life ^ | Laura Echevarria
    Computers, television, film—moving images flickering across screens in hundreds of millions of homes across the U.S. are changing the world around us. Far more many people under thirty are likely to have seen the “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” or “The Lord of the Rings” than to have read either of the books. As our society develops a greater thirst for all things visual, what comes out of Hollywood matters more and more. The great news is that films that would have been passed over thirty or even twenty years ago because the message was too pro-life or...
  • Man illegally in US arrested in tax scam Man illegally in US arrested in tax scam

    03/06/2012 8:20:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Associated Press
    KENNER, La. (AP) — Kenner police have arrested an illegal immigrant living in LaPlace in connection with a fraudulent tax scam. Police said Tuesday that $20,000 was seized as evidence from his vehicle.
  • Donny Deutsch On Contraception: "Country Is Not Caught Up To NY And LA" (video)

    02/15/2012 4:41:17 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 15, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    During a "Morning Joe" discussion on how "the media is far ahead of the rest of America on gay marriage," MSNBC commentator Donny Deutsch said "the country is not caught up to New York and L.A." "There are other social issues about women, such as women in the workplace, and to your point, and I agree, the country is not caught up to New York and L.A.," Deutsch said on Wednesday morning.
  • Report: Teacher at heart of LA school district molest scandal was paid $40,000 to resign (Berndt)

    02/10/2012 5:12:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/10/12
    Report: Teacher at heart of LA school district molest scandal was paid $40,000 to resignArticle by: Associated Press Updated: February 10, 2012 - 4:47 PM LOS ANGELES - The former third-grade teacher who has been charged with committing lewd acts on students was paid $40,000 to drop an appeal of his firing, a newspaper reported Friday. The Los Angeles Unified School District settled with Mark Berndt because it couldn't defend his February 2011 firing, district general counsel David Holmquist told the Los Angeles Times. Berndt was removed from the classroom in January 2011 and dismissed as the Los Angeles County...
  • As L.A. Probes Sex Abuse Charges, (entire Miramonte) Staff Replaced At Elementary School

    02/07/2012 4:50:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/07/12 | Mark Memmott
    As L.A. Probes Sex Abuse Charges, Staff Replaced At Elementary Schoolby Mark Memmott February 7, 2012 08:00am "In a dramatic move to quell parents' fears, Los Angeles school officials said they will temporarily replace the entire staff of an elementary school south of downtown Los Angeles, where two teachers have been accused of lewd acts against students," the Los Angeles Times writes. KPCC's Pass/Fail blog says that "the district has never relocated an entire staff before." The changes at Miramonte Elementary School "will affect everyone from the principal to secretaries to teachers to custodians, [L.A. Unified Superintendent John] Deasy said....
  • LA Military Exercises

    01/24/2012 6:11:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    kfi radio ^ | 1/24/12 | cns news
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Joint military training exercises will be held evenings in downtown Los Angeles through Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD will be providing support for the exercises, which will also be held in other portions of the greater Los Angeles area, police said. Training sites ``have been carefully selected to ensure the event does not negatively impact the citizens of Los Angeles and their daily routine,'' a department official said. The training, which a department official said would involve helicopters, has been coordinated with local authorities and owners of the training sites, police...
  • Possible changes to LAPD impound policy ignites tempers

    01/20/2012 11:57:01 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/18/2012
    Tempers flared Tuesday night at a Los Angeles Police Commission community forum on a controversial proposal to ease the towing and impound policy for unlicensed drivers. Under current laws, the cars of unlicensed drivers are towed and impounded for 30 days if they are stopped by officers. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has proposed lifting the 30-day impound and giving the registered owner or a licensed driver a reasonable chance to retrieve the vehicle. Critics, including the LAPD police union, say the changes just reward lawbreakers and put politics above safety. The meeting in Northridge was packed with residents who were...
  • Did Cardinal Mahony Hide His Bishop's Kids? (Catholic Caucus)

    01/12/2012 3:48:39 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | January 12, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Through his well-chronicled derelictions of duty, Roger Mahony, the cardinal emeritus of Los Angeles, placed a number of ticking time bombs near his successor's feet. Last week, one of them went off. Archbishop Jose Gomez, who replaced Mahony last year, announced that Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Gabino Zavala had submitted his resignation to the Vatican after fessing up about two children he fathered years before.The media fatuously describes this scandal as Archbishop Gomez's first "controversy." But it belongs entirely to his predecessor. Cardinal Mahony appointed Zavala to his position in 1994. Did Cardinal Mahony know about Zavala's children? (The Los...
  • Activists denounce FBI probe revealed by papers

    06/23/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Daily Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2011 | AMY FORLITI

    MINNEAPOLIS – When Meredith Aby met with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2006, she asked what it would take to get them to stop fighting. Jess Sundin did the same during her trip to Colombia 11 years ago. They returned and openly wrote and spoke about their experiences, while criticizing the U.S. government’s involvement in that country. FBI documents recently found by the anti-war activists suggest the trips may have started an investigation into apparent connections between local activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East. One document says the probe expanded to include...
  • Supervisor: Hefty Retiree Payouts Put LA County Budget, Pension Funds At Risk

    01/09/2012 9:47:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBS) ^ | January 9, 2012 9:03 AM | Vytas Safronikas
    Thousands of Los Angeles County workers who collected a reported $48 million in unused vacation pay could dramatically impact both the county’s budget and pension funds, according to county officials. KNX 1070′s Vytas Safronikas reports the Board of Supervisors is outraged over a new report showing dozens of retirees receiving hefty compensation packages. The Los Angeles Times reported on one Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Marie Hannah who retired with a $143,000 annual pension and a one-time payment of $183,683 for unused time off. The package was reportedly for a combination of 325 days of vacation pay, sick time, comp...
  • LA Arson Suspect Identified, Possibly Motivated by Deportation Battle ("I hate America")

    01/02/2012 9:01:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    LA Arson Suspect Identified, Possibly Motivated by Deportation BattleBy RICHARD ESPOSITO, RAY HOMER, KATIE KINDELAN and COLLEEN CURRY Good Morning America – 15 hrs ago Officials this evening identified a man arrested after a series of 52 blazes in the Los Angeles area as Harry Burkhart, 24. Burkhart was charged this afternoon with one count of arson of an inhabited dwelling, with more charges expected as the investigation proceeds, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told reporters. Burkhart was being held without bail. "These were serious and potentially deadly crimes that needlessly endangered thousands of innocent lives," Villaraigosa said. "These crimes...