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  • Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

    08/18/2014 9:12:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform to the way school police respond to bad behavior. Zoe Rawson of the Community Rights Campaign says students caught fighting or possessing alcohol or marijuana will receive interventions by a guidance counselor or school administrator, a shift that will prevent students, especially minorities, from becoming mired in the criminal justice system. …
  • Why Los Angeles ‘could be the next Ferguson’

    08/16/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily Breeze ^ | August 16, 2014 | Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
    Could Ferguson happen here? Some would say it already did — nearly five decades ago. Days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., erupted after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot dead by a police officer Aug. 9, allegedly in self-defense. At the height of the civil rights movement, the Watts riots were triggered after a young black motorist was pulled over and arrested by a white California Highway Patrolman on Aug. 11, 1965, on suspicion of drunk driving. The struggle to arrest him sparked six days of rioting that claimed the lives of 34 people, injured more...
  • Police Fatally Shoot Man in South L.A.; Family Members Say He Was Lying Down When Shot

    08/13/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 42 replies
    KTLA 5 News ^ | August 12, 2014 11:39pm PDT | JOHN A. MORENO, MELISSA PAMER AND NERISSA KNIGHT,
    Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway (map) at 8:12 p.m. Monday, Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday evening. Patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop” in the 200 block of 65th Street, and “during the stop a struggle ensued” and police opened fire, an LAPD news release issued midmorning Tuesday stated. :snip: A...
  • Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

    08/12/2014 11:55:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 12, 2014 | Beth Harris
    Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO. Her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought the sale of the team he owned since 1981 in court.
  • CA State Senate Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach About President Obama (Puke Tsunami)

    08/09/2014 10:25:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Minority Report ^ | August 10, 2014 | Staff
    A new, unprecedented bill passed by California’s State Senate on Thursday will encourage public schools to teach students about the historical significance surrounding Barack Obama’s status as the first African-American president of the United States of America. Assembly Bill 1921 passed with a 30-1 vote, according to the Associated Press. It was introduced by Assemblyman Dan Holden (D-Pasadena). Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) says the bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission (which facilitates much of California’s Common Core framework) to consider teaching students about Obama’s election within the context of past voter discrimination, the AP notes. Sen. Joel Anderson...
  • Porn production plummets in L.A. (Going Galt)

    08/06/2014 6:02:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 5, 2014 | Richard Verrier
    Asd the film community battles to keep Hollywood close to home, another local industry – adult entertainment -- is fleeing Los Angeles. The number of permits issued for adult productions has plummeted since November 2012, when voters approved a measure that requires performers to wear condoms on sets. Last year, 40 permits were issued for X-rated productions in the city and county, down about 90% from the estimated number of permits issued in 2012. And through July of this year, only 20 permits have been issued for adult productions, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles...
  • Jess Marlow dies at 84; L.A. news anchor was no-nonsense journalist

    08/05/2014 1:27:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2014 | Steve Chawkins
    Jess Marlow, a former Los Angeles news anchor whose no-nonsense delivery reflected a passion for facts over fluff, died Sunday in a Denver-area nursing home. He was 84. His death from complications of Alzheimer’s disease was confirmed by his nephew Bill Marlow. Working at KCBS-TV and KNBC-TV for 31 years and then coming out of retirement to co-host a public affairs show on KCET-TV, Marlow was among Southern California’s most respected newscasters.
  • Foster The People Mural Will Be Painted Over Despite Mayor’s Intervention

    08/01/2014 9:31:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 1, 2014 9:04 PM
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A mural that spans 125 by 150 feet across the side of a historic building in Downtown L.A. will be painted over despite efforts by Mayor Eric Garcetti to intervene. The painting, awash in teal and green and featuring a cartoon-like woman slumped over and surrounded by cameras, was funded by pop band Foster the People in celebration of their sophomore album, “Supermodel.” The colossal mural stretches over a side of the Santa Fe Lofts building at 539 South Los Angeles St. When word first got out that the building’s owner was planning to paint...
  • Obama motorcade reportedly prevents woman in labor from crossing street (Los Angeles)

    07/24/2014 12:13:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2014
    A woman in labor reportedly was blocked from crossing the street to get to a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday because of President Obama’s motorcade. According to the Los Angeles Times, the woman was trying to get to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was stopped by authorities because Obama’s motorcade was going to come through the area. Cedars-Sinai medical staff reportedly came to help the woman while she sat on a bus bench waiting to get to the hospital, witnesses told the Times. …
  • Paving the new trail of tears with false compassion

    07/19/2014 6:57:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 07/19/14 | Doug McIntyre
    Let me be the second to say it: “Welcome to Los Angeles. We’ll leave the light on for you.” The first to say it was L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti when he announced last week that Los Angeles will gladly welcome the thousands upon thousands of children who have streamed illegally across our poorly secured borders over the past few months. The light is always on for illegal immigrants in L.A., a green light welcoming even more desperately poor people into a city that never fails to double down on false compassion. “Before you get partisan, before you tell me where...
  • Pro-Palestinian Attackers Spit On, Assault Israel Supporters (los angeles, ca)

    07/14/2014 2:32:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | july 14, 2014 | adam kredo
    Pro-Israel demonstrators in Los Angeles were violently targeted by several men waving Palestinian flags on Sunday afternoon, prompting a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officer at the scene to fire his weapon at the attackers as they assaulted participants, according to DHS officials and eyewitness accounts from private security officials at the rally. The incident took place Sunday afternoon while a group of pro-Israel supporters were peacefully rallying in support of the Jewish state as it defends itself from attacks by the terror group Hamas. The peaceful pro-Israel rally, organized by the Israel-American Council (IAC), took a violent turn at...
  • Teachers Union Abruptly Breaks Rank On Common Core

    07/12/2014 3:19:47 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 15 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | July 11, 2014 | Blake Neff
    In a major surprise, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the country’s second-largest teachers union, opened its biannual convention Friday by announcing a step back from its support for Common Core education standards. The group, gathering in Los Angeles, announced that it will now provide monetary grants from its Innovation Fund for teachers who want to critique the standards or even write entirely new ones themselves. The AFT’s executive council is also introducing a resolution, to be voted on at the convention, which would declare that the standards had noble intentions but have fallen short due to outside meddling and...
  • LAPD To Stop Complying With Most Requests To Detain People On Possible Immigration Violations

    07/07/2014 5:38:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    FoxNews Latino ^ | July 7, 2014 | KTTV myfoxla.com
    Los Angeles – Saying police need to maintain the trust of the community during a federal government stalemate on immigration policy, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chief Charlie Beck announced today that the LAPD will no longer comply with most requests by immigration authorities to detain suspects.
  • L.A.’s Mouthy Mayor: He exemplifies America’s cultural decline.

    06/24/2014 6:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, told a jammed Staples Center that “there are two long-standing rules for politicians”: “They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear. But this is a big f***ing day,” he said, holding up a bottle of Bud Light. You read that right. In front of 18,000 people at Staples and hundreds of thousands of others watching on television — many of them, of course, children — the mayor of the second-largest city...
  • San Francisco Among U.S. Host Contenders for 2024 Summer Olympics

    06/13/2014 9:03:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Jun 13, 2014
    If the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to enter a city in the selection process, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are the host site contendersSan Francisco is one of four U.S. cities on a short list of possible host sites for the 2024 Summer Olympics, part of a lengthy and expensive process that will not result in a selection for about three more years An American bid would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running. A United States Olympic Committee process that began 16...
  • Report: Mental health care at LA jails lacking

    06/07/2014 4:41:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 6:11 PM EDT
    Los Angeles County jails have “deplorable” conditions that have contributed to a dramatic increase in suicides and the system isn’t doing enough to help mentally ill inmates, according to a federal report released Friday. Fifteen inmates have killed themselves in less than 2˝ years, with the number increasing from four in 2012 to 10 the next year, and “dimly lit, vermin-infested, noisy, unsanitary, cramped and crowded” conditions contributed to the suicides, according to the U.S. Justice Department’s assessment of jail mental health care. …
  • Sterling’s Gal Pal V Stiviano Brutally Beaten Up In NYC Lawyer Claims — Called The ‘N Word’

    06/02/2014 12:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Radar Online ^ | June 1, 2014 | Jen Heger, Assistant Managing Editor
    The woman at the center of the Donald Sterling racism scandal, the ex-Los Angeles Clippers owner’s gal pal V Stiviano, was badly beaten up by two white men in New York City on Sunday night, her lawyer has confirmed exclusively to RadarOnline. Around 7pm, as Stiviano was leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, “two white men descended on her,” attorney Mac Nehorary said. “They were about 5’7 and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word. “Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away...
  • BUSTED: Donald Sterling’s EX Mocks Blacks On Tape, ‘They Do Stupid S*** Like Buy Rims’

    06/02/2014 12:54:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 5/31/14
    How’s this for irony … V. Stiviano said a bunch of racist stuff about black people — and TMZ Sports has the footage. Among the lowlights … – “I don’t understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don’t know what to do with it.”
  • Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Westwood

    06/01/2014 7:52:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 1, 2014
    A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday evening three miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:36 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Santa Monica, four miles from Beverly Hills and six miles from Culver City.
  • V. Stiviano: Mocking Black People On Tape (Oh how the tables turn)

    05/31/2014 3:31:02 PM PDT · by equalator · 29 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5-31-2014 | Staff
    How's this for irony ... V. Stiviano said a bunch of racist stuff about black people -- and TMZ Sports has the footage. Among the lowlights ... -- "I don't understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don't know what to do with it." -- "[Black people] just act crazy ... they're like, 'Yo, I wanna put extra rims on top of my rims. And my rims are gonna turn around. I'm gonna call them spinners.'" The footage was shot back in 2011 as part of a reality show pilot about gold diggers -- V....
  • Why Steve Ballmer Overpaid for the L.A. Clippers: It's Not About Money Any more

    05/31/2014 10:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 05/31/2014 | Daniel Kline
    Before former Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) CEO's just-announced deal to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, the previous record high price for an NBA team was the $550 million paid earlier this month for the Milwaukee Bucks. The amount Ballmer is paying makes it look like former Bucks owner Herb Kohl had his pocket picked by new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. Yes, Milwaukee is the fifth smallest market in the NBA, but it's hard to imagine that being the second most important team in Los Angeles is actually worth nearly $1.5 billion more. When the Bucks deal was announced...
  • Los Angeles' Solution To Failing Government

    06/01/2014 6:17:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Two months ago I wrote a column that addressed the first part of a report on the future of Los Angeles. The commission formed to address the issues facing the residents and their government has now delivered the second part of their report which lists solutions to the problems facing America’s second largest city. The report may be a bigger failure than the city itself. In the interim period, the Anderson School of Management issued a forecast which stated that Los Angeles has not had positive job growth over the last 23 years. The county has lost more net...
  • Awful. Dozens of Veterans’ Bodies Never Buried – Discovered at Morgue

    05/25/2014 8:01:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The bodies of at least 28 veterans were found this past week at the LA CoronerÂ’s office. The bodies had never been buried. CBS Local reported: The bodies of 28 veterans at the L.A. County Morgue were finally moved Friday for burial to the Riverside National Cemetery. CBS2/KCAL9 pressed the L.A. County CoronerÂ’s Office Thursday to find out why the bodies had not yet received a proper burial after a source indicated there may have been as many as 60 veterans at the morgue for the past year and a half. The morgue says the bodies were unclaimed and they...
  • Bodies of 28 Veterans At LA County Morgue Will Finally Receive Proper Burial

    05/25/2014 8:55:33 AM PDT · by ExNewsExSpook · 19 replies
    KCBS/KCAL-TV ^ | 5/23/2014 | Staff
    The bodies of 28 veterans at the L.A. County Morgue were finally moved Friday for burial to the Riverside National Cemetery. CBS2/KCAL9 pressed the L.A. County CoronerÂ’s Office Thursday to find out why the bodies had not yet received a proper burial after a source indicated there may have been as many as 60 veterans at the morgue for the past year and a half. The morgue says the bodies were unclaimed and they donÂ’t know how long the veterans were there. The law states veterans are supposed to receive a proper burial. The Veterans Administration says they were never...
  • US To Spend $2 Billion On Los Angeles' 'Subway To The Sea'

    05/22/2014 7:54:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Bus ^ | 05/22 | Sharon Bernstein
    SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - The federal government will spend $2 billion to extend a subway line under Los Angeles' storied Wilshire Boulevard, an effort to ease congestion in one of the country's most transited corridors and to eventually link downtown to the beach with a "Subway to the Sea." The project is meant to improve traffic in a part of the city where it can take hours to go just a few miles, with train stations to be built at major cultural attractions, including museums and the glitzy shopping areas of Beverly Hills. Backers hope at some point to expand...
  • Who Needs LA?

    05/21/2014 4:47:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    When I was growing up everyone one used to know who the mayors of major cities were. In Chicago, it was a Daley, always a Daley. In New York, it was it was Ed Koch. In Los Angeles, it was Tom Bradley. But few can name the mayor of LA today. It’s so much the better for LA’s current mayor Eric Garcetti, who, by all accounts outside of Los Angeles, is doing a lousy job. And while sheer size ensures that the metro area of Los Angeles counts for something economically, LA is no longer the cultural and business...
  • Vindicated-Jay Leno and Michelle Obama confirm: it’s okay to oppose Sharia now.

    05/16/2014 5:09:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 16, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - VindicatedPosted By Robert Spencer On May 16, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Victory is at hand! All the freedom-lovers who have been assailed for years with claims that their opposition to jihad mass murder, Islamic supremacism, and Islamically-justified wife-beating, female genital mutilation, honor killing, stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, devaluation of women’s testimony, and all the rest of it constituted “racism,” “bigotry,” and “hatred” can now come in from the cold. As hard as it is to believe, opposing jihad terror and Sharia are now “in.” Everybody’s getting in on it.Fox News reported last week that the Beverly...
  • Jerry Brown: ‘LAX Must Be Moved Due to Rising Seas From Global Warming’

    05/17/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    IJreview ^ | 5/16/2014 | Michael Hausam
    California Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget earlier this week and had some strong warnings about future cost impacts due to the effects of global warming. According to some scientists, over the next couple of hundred years, sea levels could rise up to four feet and that will affect the airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the nuclear plant in San Onofre.
  • Sterling Refuses to Pay NBA Fine

    05/15/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 15, 2014 | Staff
    A letter from Donald Sterling’s lawyer reveals that the Los Angeles Clippers owner is refusing to pay the $2.5 million fine levied against him by the NBA. USA Today reports that his attorney, Maxwell M. Blecher, wrote in a letter to the NBA that Sterling has no intention of paying the fine. Moreover, the letter argues Sterling doesn’t deserve "any punishment at all" for his racist remarks that were made public last month. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is currently working to force Sterling out of the NBA.
  • 50,000 Gallons of Oil Spills on Los Angeles Street

    05/15/2014 3:30:05 AM PDT · by sunmars · 33 replies
    The Los Angeles Fire Department reports a ruptured oil pipe near Glendale has spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude oil onto streets. According to a Fire Department release, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported around 12:15 a.m. and the oil line was remotely shut off. No injuries were reported. Oil spilled over approximately half a mile and is knee high in some areas. A handful of commercial businesses are affected.
  • Tommy Lasorda on V. Stiviano: "I hope she gets hit with a car"

    05/07/2014 9:45:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda says he's not surprised by his friend Donald Sterling's racist remarks. The former Dodgers manager tells West Palm Beach station WPBF after 30 years of friendship with Sterling, "It doesn't surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn't have said it." Lasorda also offered his thoughts on the woman Sterling was talking to on the tape, V. Stiviano, saying: "I don't wish that girl any bad luck, but I hope she gets hit with a car."(continued)
  • “Will Someone Please Represent Me?” Donald Sterling’s Looking for Lawyers

    05/07/2014 7:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Lawfuel ^ | May 6, 2014 | The Editors
    Donald Sterling may be down, but he’s not out and he’s out looking for a law firm to help him sue the NBA, who are attempting to force him to sell the LA Clippers. According to media reports the combative and controversial Clippers boss is preparing to sue the NBA and fight attempts to make him sell the lucrative franchise. The reports are not entirely authoritative, coming from TMZ, but they are likely true given the nature of Donald Sterling, 80, and his humiliation over what has occurred in recent times. For him, the issue is of his own making...
  • Police: Mexican drug cartel enforcers torture two teenagers in St. Paul

    05/07/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 6, 2014 | By PAUL MCENROE
    Three enforcers hired by Mexico’s biggest drug cartel flew from Los Angeles to Minnesota last month, kidnapped two local teenagers, and then tortured them for hours at a house in St. Paul in an effort to recover stolen drugs, according to court documents reviewed by the Star Tribune. Acting under orders from the Sinaloa cartel, the three kidnappers were trying to determine who had stolen 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $200,000 from a stash house on Palace Avenue in St. Paul. Before the episode was over, they had issued death threats against the Minnesota pair and their families, demanding that...
  • No Limes? No Problem! Cinco De Drinko Goes On

    05/04/2014 9:02:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | 5/2/2014 | Caroline Pardilla
    L.A. bars laugh in the face of the Mexican drug cartels this Cinco de MayoYou’d think in light of The Great Lime Crisis of 2014, bartenders would have to get Iron-Chef creative to prepare for the margarita-thirsty masses heading their way this Cinco de Mayo. But surprisingly, apart from a few spots that have developed workarounds or shifted focus to lime-less alternatives, many bars and restaurants are not letting limited limes stop them from celebrating the holiday the way they want: with massive margarita drink specials. Here’s how L.A. bars are handling the holiday—with or without limes. Petty Cash: The...
  • LA Mayor: Donald Sterling Will Put Up 'Long Fight' To Keep Clippers

    05/04/2014 7:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    It's Jew Vs. Jew as Battle Over Team Heats Up.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a “long, protracted fight” to retain ownership of the team after being banned for life from the National Basketball Association because of racial comments. Garcetti, appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program, was asked about a potential boycott of Clippers games if Sterling balks and said, “I would certainly keep that arrow in my quiver.” Last week NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and imposed a lifetime ban after...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Pasadena health director put on leave over controversial comments

    05/03/2014 7:26:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 1, 2014 | Frank Shyong
    Pasadena city officials placed Public Health Director Eric Walsh on temporary paid administrative leave Thursday after they learned of controversial statements he had made about homosexuality and evolution in online videos and audio clips. In sermons uploaded to various websites, Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist preacher, calls evolution "a religion created by Satan," compares Disney to a "dark empire" of superstition and witchcraft, and criticizes homosexuality.
  • V. Stiviano: Donald Sterling Should Apologize for Racist Remarks

    05/02/2014 9:39:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2014 | Lauren Effron
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s confidante V. Stiviano today told ABC’s Barbara Walters that she thinks the embattled NBA basketball owner should apologize for his racist remarks. "Yes. Absolutely,” Stiviano, 31, said when Walters asked her during an exclusive television interview in Los Angeles. "I think he’s highly more traumatized and hurt by the things that he said himself,” she added. “I think he can’t even believe or understand sometimes the thing he says, and I think he’s hurt by it. He’s hurting right now." Asked if she thought he would go through with a public apology, Stiviano replied:...
  • Donald Sterling's Wife Voiced Her Own Racist Comments About Blacks and Latinos, Say Court Records

    05/01/2014 4:32:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Kevin Armstrong
    Shelly Sterling — who distanced herself from her spouse’s hate speech in a statement on Monday — was accused in a 2009 deposition related to a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Sterlings of saying that Latinos were filthy and that she had called one of her husband’s tenants a 'black mother------.'Clippers coach Doc Rivers voiced his support of Donald Sterling’s wife following Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA on Tuesday, although it was unclear if Rivers was aware of reports that Shelly Sterling had expressed her own bigotry against blacks and Latinos in court records uncovered this week. “It’s a...
  • LA Kings, Ducks To Meet In Playoffs For 1st Time

    05/02/2014 7:06:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    AP) ^ | May 1, 2014 8:52 PM
    “People have been waiting a long time for this,” said Ducks forward Emerson Etem, who grew up rooting for the Kings in his native Long Beach. “It’s huge for the game down here.” And it’s huge for the Los Angeles sports scene, which has never experienced a matchup quite like the series that begins in Orange County on Saturday night. The Lakers and the Clippers have never met in the NBA postseason. The Dodgers and the Angels have never reached the World Series together. The Rams and the Raiders never reached the Super Bowl at the same time when they...
  • Selective Outrage when It Comes to Racism

    05/02/2014 12:14:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Racism is ugly, no matter who is spewing it. But there does seem to be a double standard when it comes to public outrage on the subject. It was less than a week after LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments to his girlfriend in a private conversation became public that he was banned for life from NBA games and venues, fined $2.5 million, and on the verge of being forced to sell his team. But when a Democratic congressman engages in racist, public name-calling of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the reaction is muted at best. First, let's be...
  • A Sterling Example

    05/02/2014 4:15:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The current owner of the Clippers, Donald Sterling, is not a very nice man. He has been sued repeatedly for race-based discrimination. He has had to settle those cases. He is married and takes his girlfriend to basketball games, which too many people find acceptable. But what's more, it is pretty apparent his girlfriend goaded Donald Sterling into saying what he said for reasons that still are not necessarily clear. No one should excuse what Donald Sterling said, but it is clear that Sterling's girlfriend spent a lot of time working Sterling up to making his now-infamous comments. In fact,...
  • NBA investigates Twitter threats sent to the Washington Wizards

    05/01/2014 8:47:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 1, 2014 | Zach Harper
    The NBA has investigated a person who sent threats to the Washington Wizards and their players during their opening round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. The Wizards won the series in five games, taking all three games in Chicago in the series. The person under investigation didn't take too kindly to the success of the Wizards, making terrorist threats to the team, according to Marcin Gortat, and threatening the team with bombs and harm to their families.
  • Sterling, Media and the Race Card -- a Confederacy of Dunces

    05/01/2014 6:54:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Larry Elder
    A secretly taped conversation between long-time L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend was released. The NBA has now banned Sterling from the league. The commissioner recommends that Sterling sell his team. Goodness, what happened? The old guy had a quarrel with his girlfriend, which she apparently -- surreptitiously -- recorded. The most eye-raising parts have to do with Sterling, 80, telling his less-than-half-his-age girlfriend that he doesn't want her attending games with black people, specifically with Magic Johnson. She can "f--k" anybody, he said, just don't bring "them" to the games. His reasons appear to be that his...
  • Donald Sterling’s alleged girlfriend V. Stiviano ‘very saddened’ by L.A. Clippers owner’s ...

    05/01/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | April 30, 2014 | Staff
    ...Stiviano “never wanted any harm to Donald,” Siamak Nehoray told the Los Angeles Times. Somebody released it “for money,” but it wasn’t Stiviano, the attorney said. “My client is devastated that this got out,” he said. Nehoray previously said the recording posted online was a snippet of a conversation lasting roughly an hour.... Stiviano has been described as Sterling’s girlfriend. In March, Sterling’s wife, Rochelle, sued Stiviano, seeking the return of more than $2.5 million in lavish gifts the woman allegedly received from her husband, including luxury cars and a $1.8 million duplex. The lawsuit claims Stiviano, 31, met Sterling,...
  • Donald Sterling Is a Vile Racist But......

    05/01/2014 6:29:10 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 04-29-2014 | Mike Pesca
    On Tuesday, Adam Silver forcefully announced that his sport would not countenance a hateful racist. He banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and “will urge the board of governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team.” For Sterling to finally get his comeuppance, to feel the wrath of public opprobrium, and to lose his prime asset seems just. For the NBA, which was engaged in a decades-long battle with its longest-tenured, and worst, owner, this was a perfect opportunity to act swiftly and harshly.
  • Obamacare enrollment in L.A. tops New York, most other states

    05/02/2014 9:12:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 2, 2014 | by Chad Terhune
    More than 400,000 people in Los Angeles County signed up for Obamacare coverage in the health law's first open enrollment, surpassing turnout in most states. Federal data released Thursday show that if the Los Angeles area was a state, it would have the fourth-highest enrollment in the country. In California, 89% of exchange customers qualified for federal premium subsidies.
  • NBA legend...says whoever taped Donald Sterling’s comments should be ‘sent to prison’

    05/01/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Teri Thompson
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar fully supports Adam Silver’s lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist comments to his girlfriend, but he says he also wants whoever is responsible for taping the comments “sent to prison.” Writing in a strongly-worded editorial peace for Time magazine, Abdul-Jabbar spoke out against the methods used to obtain evidence. "Shouldn't we be equally angered by the fact that his private, intimate conversation was taped and then leaked to the media?” Abdul-Jabbar wrote in Time. "Didn't we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen's privacy in such an un-American way?"
  • A Man of Sterling Character ... Ann Coulter

    04/30/2014 11:46:07 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 Apr 2014 | Ann Coulter
    ** NOTE: Some quoted language below may offend readers.** I had listened to roughly eight hours of commentary on Donald Sterling and the ugly remarks he made in conversations secretly tape-recorded by his girlfriend, before I heard anyone mention a wife. HE HAS A WIFE? At first, I thought the topic must have changed when I left the room, but no -- the TV talking heads were still discussing Sterling advising his girlfriend to stay away from blacks. Not only does Sterling have a wife of 50 years, but earlier this year, she sued his girlfriend, demanding the return of...
  • NBA Can't Legally Terminate Sterling's Ownership

    04/30/2014 9:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 30, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association released its Constitution and By-laws – and the release of the text demonstrates clearly that despite media reports, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling cannot be voted out of ownership of his team by colleagues for his racist statements. Yesterday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and suspended him for life from the league. He certainly has that power under the Constitution and By-laws. Under Article 24(l), the commissioner has the power to do that which is in his best judgment with regard to remedies not covered by the Constitution or By-laws:...