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Southern California demonstrators join peers around the world for Women’s March 2019

Two years after millions of women flooded streets around the world to decry the election of President Donald Trump, a smaller but determined contingency shared messages of empowerment and equality during Women’s March events held Saturday from Santa Ana to London. Thousands of sign-carrying women, men and children hit the streets of Santa Ana for The Orange County Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Long Beach resident Corinda ...
Tags: Politics, New York, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, La, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Anjelica Huston, National Mall

A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Nancy

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman to host his first Valley townhall of the year

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, will be hosting is his first townhall of the year today. The townhall comes amid a backdrop of a government shutdown, a teachers strike, concerns over recent fire disaster assistance, Hollywood Burbank Airport noise and other issues. With a new majority Democratic Congress, Sherman and Rep. Al Green of Texas, recently re-introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Sherman’s staff will be on hand to help constituents with immigration, IRS, Social...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Local News, Brad Sherman, Sherman Oaks, Trump Sherman, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Top Stories LADN, Chatsworth High School, Congress Sherman, Rep Al Green of Texas, IRS Social Security, The Valley Town Hall Meeting

Trump to offer temporary protections for undocumented ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for border wall, GOP officials say

President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, according to Republican officials. The president’s proposal, which he is expected to announce at the White House at 4 p.m., is designed to ramp up pressure on Democrats by offering a reprieve on his attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Republican, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze

Thousands pack streets of downtown Los Angeles for third annual Women’s March

Thousands of demonstrators streamed onto Hill Street in front of downtown’s Pershing Square on Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles. The crowd cheered and waved signs as a slate of speakers delivered messages of women’s empowerment and social justice. Speakers touched on a wide range of issues from LGBTQ and trans rights to collective bargaining and the LAUSD teachers’ strike. “The work you did got the most women ever elected to Congress,” Rep. Katie Hill, D-California...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lgbtq, Lausd, Local-news, Donald Trump

Crowds roll in for third annual Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles

Southern Californians gathered Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles. The event, expected by its organizers to draw 200,000 attendees, will last until 4 pm. Gloria Ariana kicks off the event with a Tongva blessing and a call to attention of missing indigenous women. Even a plug for an indigenous culture-seeped charter school. Lots of empty space on Hill St pic.twitter.com/onC0aU8GZh — Ariella Plachta (@AriPlachta) January 19, 2019 The third annual march, whose theme...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, Long Beach, Lausd, Local-news, Donald Trump, Denver, Eric Garcetti

Trump plans ‘major announcement’ on Saturday on shutdown, border  

By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’ll make a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues. The White House did not immediately provide details on Friday about what the president would be announcing, but a person familiar with the planning said Trump planned to outline a new deal with specific proposals that the administration bel...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Immigration, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, House, Switzerland, Associated Press, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump

UCLA ‘needs to inject some life’ into men’s basketball program with coaching search

The optics were just all off. UCLA in Pauley Pavilion, getting trampled by Liberty, the crowd showering the Bruins with boos. Don MacLean, UCLA’s all-time leading scorer who was on assignment calling the game for Pac-12 Networks, knew. Things couldn’t go on like this. “I think that was the final nail in the coffin,” MacLean said. About 30 hours after UCLA’s 15-point loss to Liberty, news broke of Steve Alford’s dismissal. UCLA announced the coaching change the following morning. The Bruins are j...
Tags: Sports, Phoenix Suns, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Athens, Cbs, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, New Mexico, Chicago Bulls, Usa Today, Oregon State, Olympiakos

Trump, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the White House for 90 minutes with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who had traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks. Trump and Ki...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, Kim Jong Un, Associated Press

PayPal offering cash advances to federal workers affected by shutdown

As the U.S. government shutdown drags on, a California tech giant is pitching in: PayPal is offering interest-free cash advances of up to $500 to each affected federal employee. The San Jose-based payments company will make up to $25 million in cash advances available to any existing or new PayPal Credit customers, it said in an announcement Friday. “No matter where you stand on the issues, the fact is that 800,000 of our fellow Americans suddenly find themselves without a paycheck,” PayPal CEO ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Technology, News, California, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Paypal, Soccer, San Jose, Wells Fargo, Dan Schulman, Schulman, PayPal Credit, Top Stories LADN

50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House

To elude the parking challenges, here’s how to get to the Women’s March LA, Jan. 19, using public transportation

  Women’s March LA 2019 map. (Courtesy of Women’s March LA) You’ve decided to take part in Women’s March LA 2019 and you know that the organizers are expecting around 250,000 participants. Streets will be closed as early as 7 a.m. around Pershing Square and Los Angeles City Hall, according to the latest from Los Angeles Department of Traffic. Plus, traffic and where to park will be a challenge around Pershing Square where the rally and march kicks off. The organizers of Women’s March LA hav...
Tags: Google, Business, Politics, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Apple App Store, Metro, Ventura, Pershing Square, San Fernando Valley, Metrolink, Los Angeles City Hall, Metro Rail

No, the government shutdown isn’t a ‘crisis’

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” “Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!” says The Washington Post. “Pain spreads widely.” The New York Times headlined, it’s all “just too much!” But wait. Looking around America, I see people going about their business — families eating in restaurants, employees going to work, children playing in playgrounds, etc. I have to ask: Where’s the crisis? Pundits talk as if government is the most i...
Tags: England, Congress, California, Washington Post, Opinion, Washington, La, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Fda, Tsa, Lausd

Giuliani changes his story on Trump campaign collusion with Russia

By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani now says he “never said there was no collusion” between Russia and members of Trump’s 2016 White House campaign, contradicting public positions that he and his client have taken. Giuliani, who previously called the idea of Russian collusion “total fake news,” appears to have left open the possibility of improper contacts, in light of court filings in the past year that have detailed ties between Trump aides and Russia. Af...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, New York City, Uncategorized, Dnc, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee

Hawkish establishment goes after Tulsi Gabbard

This year it seems every Democrat with a minimum of name recognition is considering running for president. For the party, the surge of enthusiasm comes with a few risks. The biggest is a messy intra-party fight. And so far, the worst sign of the consequences of that conflict is the early effort to torpedo the nascent campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Gabbard isn’t like the Democrats’ typical candidates. But she’s not one of the restive moderates or the activist socialists, either. On clo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Editorials, West Bank, Lausd, Donald Trump, Bashar Al Assad, Democratic Party, Obama Clinton, National Guard, Tulsi Gabbard

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Women’s March LA on Jan. 19

Women’s March LA 2019 is a non-partisan march taking place Saturday, Jan. 19, in downtown LA celebrating women’s rights and organizations that promote voter registration, inspire young people to perform community service and help women who are interested in running for public office. The third annual march, whose theme is “Truth to Power,” kicks off with a Tongva blessing at 8:30 a.m. at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. A program with guest speakers begins at 9 a.m., and participants pro...
Tags: Google, Politics, New York, News, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Gloria Allred, City Hall, Metro, Ventura, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Louis Farrakhan

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting U.S. economy

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — Delta Air Lines can’t get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren’t being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and traveler...
Tags: Lyft, Europe, New York, Washington, White House, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Delta, Associated Press, North Carolina, Irs, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, Trump

Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

By LISA MASCARO, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown...
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, China, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Economy, Ap, Soccer, South Dakota

Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserts his independence

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe. Those comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from Trump’s own views an...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Emmet, Bob, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump

More than 2,100 new Americans take oath of allegiance in Ontario

Immigrant Bertha Perez (left), 75 from Mexico City, applauds after officially becoming a United States citizen as her son Julio (right), also a United States citizen, sits next to her during the first of two U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremonies at the Ontario Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Over 2,100 immigrants, with the most coming from Mexico, the Philippines, China, El Salvador and South Korea, became United States Citizens. (Photo by Will Lester,...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, United States, Philippines, Mexico City, Local News, Ontario, Ventura, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services, Sheri Pym, Julio, Ontario Convention Center, National Politics

Judge bars Trump administration’s citizenship question from 2020 Census

By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated Press NEW YORK — The Trump administration cannot put a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York ruled Friday in a boost to proponents of counting immigrants. In a 277-page decision that won’t be the final word on the issue, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that while such a question would be constitutional, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had moved to add it to the census arbitrarily and had not followed proper admini...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, White House, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, Trump

DACA recipients being allowed to travel outside U.S. was stopped by Trump. Now they want it back

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach

DACA recipients from SoCal go to D.C. with a request: Can we travel?

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach

A lot of big-money promises: Newsom’s housing budget explained

No wonder Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped those hints last week about an upcoming “Marshall Plan” for affordable housing. Sure, he’d made ambitious campaign promises to combat California’s housing crisis: leading the effort to build 3.5 million units over the next seven years (an unprecedented rate), jacking up state subsidies for housing reserved for lower-income Californians, and easing regulations so it would be easier to build all types of new housing. But what would he deliver? We got the first g...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, California, Housing, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Bay Area News Group

Here’s how much and how fast apprehensions at the border change

The border wall is at the center of the partial federal government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. President Trump is insisting on billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border before he reopens the government. How has the current wall worked to secure the border? How many people has it deterred? Funding and technology for security along the southern border has increased nearly every year for the past 15 and been effective. The number of people listed by the U.S. Borde...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Immigration, California News, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, House, San Diego, Customs, Local News, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Border Protection, Rio Grande Valley

A sensible compromise is needed on Dreamers and border security

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln famously warned, “A house divided against itself cannot stand… half slave and half free… It will become all one thing or all the other.” In 2019, Americans of all political persuasions must come to grips with a similar reality; this country cannot endure permanently half legal and half illegal. We either believe in the sovereignty of our borders or we don’t. If we chose the latter over the former, we will punt away our birthright and America will be a nation in name only...
Tags: Japan, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Mexico, White House, Court, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, San Jose, Nancy Pelosi, Liberal, Republican Party

Trump’s ‘trifecta of ineptitude’ on fires

When I got on the conference call with Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with six other California editorial writers Thursday afternoon, I was thinking back to newspaper photographs from the aftermath of the Camp fire. The then-governor-elect was helping tour President Donald Trump through the devastated town of Paradise. As they walked through Paradise lost, the many images shot that day by photojournalists showed a somewhat astounding — and then again, very humanly understandable — amount of touchy-fee...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Sport, West, Soccer, Fema, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Paradise, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Larry Wilson, Newsom, Brian Rice, Southern California News Group

GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach but accepts Trump’s

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on. The potential use o...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Alabama, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Austin

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii

Warner Connects aims to transform transportation in Warner Center area

Councilman Bob Blumenfield, seen at right when the Warner Center Shuttle was announced in June 2018, has created Warner Connects, a transportation management agency that focuses on the Canoga Park-Woodland Hills area. (File photo by Andy Holzman/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield on Thursday launched Warner Connects, a new transportation management organization he said focuses on encouraging use of sustainable or alternative transpo...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Warner, Local News, Metro, TMO, Valley, Los Angeles City, Woodland Hills

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