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Back to the picket lines: As week 2 begins, LAUSD parents and teachers hope for a deal as strike’s end hangs in balance

The rains that drenched Los Angeles just days ago were nowhere to be found Monday, but an end to the massive teacher strike shaking the region remained elusive as tens of thousands of teachers geared up to hit the picket lines for a second week. Many teachers and parents were hoping for a deal by the weekend’s end and a return to classrooms Tuesday, as district and union negotiators underwent a marathon of closed-door bargaining sessions at L.A. City Hall. But even as teachers stayed away from ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, City Hall, Northridge, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Ayala, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Pacoima


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 8: Could it be wrapped up by Tuesday?

The lights are on at LA City Hall late Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, as LAUSD and UTLA negotiators work through the night in an effort to end the teacher strike. (Photo by Bradley Bermont/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Representatives of the Los Angeles teachers union and Los Angeles Unified School District officials negotiated overnight at City Hall into Monday on the eighth day of a teachers strike, with classes set to resume Tuesday, though maybe still without teachers. Sun...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Daily News, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


Garcetti dives into LAUSD, UTLA strike talks, with presidential ambitions on the line

With tens of thousands of teachers striking all over the city he governs, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped up to a City Hall podium last week with a message: “This is the time to make an agreement,” Garcetti said, the first day of a teacher strike that over the next five days would ripple across the region and the nation. Since the strike began, Garcetti, 47, has taken a very public stage with UTLA’s Alex Caputo-Pearl and district chief Austin Beutner. While Caputo-Pearl implored striking...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Local Politics, Associated Press, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Rudy Giuliani


Call For Political Action After Laquan McDonald Cases

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to less than seven years in prison for McDonald’s 2014 death. Video of Van Dyke firing 16 shots at McDonald as he walked away from the officer prompted protests, a U.S. Justice D...
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Ferguson, Laquan, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Bell, City Hall, Rahm Emanuel, Laquan Mcdonald, Don, Emanuel, McDonald, Robinson, Chicago Police Department


LAUSD teacher strike, Day 7: District, UTLA set to go behind closed doors again, after 11-hour bargaining on Saturday

Union and district negotiators have agreed to head back to the bargaining table Sunday after a marathon day of talks Saturday trying to end the teachers strike. Their plan is once again to pack a room inside L.A. City Hall around 11 a.m., close the double doors and bargain out of public view. Their goal is to end a strike that has so far cost the district millions of dollars in lost attendance-based revenue and kept teachers out of classrooms for five days so far. Teachers, through their union, ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Van Nuys, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, LA City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


LAUSD teacher strike, Day 7: District, UTLA locking themselves behind closed doors again, after 11-hour bargaining on Saturday

Union and district negotiators are heading back to the bargaining table Sunday after a marathon day of talks Saturday trying to end the teachers strike. Their plan is once again to pack a room inside L.A. City Hall around 11 a.m., close the double doors and bargain out of public view. Their goal is to end a strike that has so far cost the district millions of dollars in lost attendance-based revenue and kept teachers out of classrooms for five days so far. Teachers, through their union, United T...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Van Nuys, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, LA City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


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


LAUSD’s student decathletes wait and worry while teachers’ strike chips away at their chance to compete

“Today’s lesson is social activism and participatory democracy,” Heather Wilson, AP English and 9th Grade Honors English teacher at Bell High School, told her Academic Decathlon team this week as the LAUSD teachers strike trudged on. The labor dispute left students without their regular curriculum — and also shut down most of the clubs and extracurricular activities they look forward to. The Academic Decathlon, among the most anticipated annual events for student scholars, is just around the cor...
Tags: Business, News, California, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Bell, City Hall, Wilson, Los Angeles Unified School District, Schmerelson, Huntington Park, Cardenas


City of Austin Taken to Court for Violating Texas Law on Carry Rights

City of Austin Taken to Court for Violating Texas Law on Carry Rights Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- – Recently re-elected in November 2018, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking scofflaw counties and cities to court. The subordinate government entities refuse to conform to a  reform of Texas gun law. In 2015, the Texas government passed an open carry statute. The statute went into effect on 1 January 2016. Part of the statute was to prohibit subordinate units of Texas government, such ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Department Of Defense, Austin, Arizona, Open Carry, City Hall, Paxton, Ken Paxton, District Court, AG, Waller, Waller County, Texas Legislature, Texas AG


Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity. The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on words. It calls itself by the name of a […]
Tags: News, Nation, New Hampshire, City Hall, Keene, KEENE N H AP, Nation & World


LAUSD denies effort to close LA schools after administrators cite safety concerns

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner denied a request Thursday by the district’s principals union to consider closing schools during the strike because of safety concerns. Juan A. Flecha, president of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, wrote a letter to Beutner on Wednesday with first-hand concerns about safety from administrators who have been at schools throughout the strike. “On behalf of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, the demand is the D...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, Juan, District, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Unified School District, Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department, Top Stories LADN


LA charter school parents and students call on CEO to negotiate with striking teachers

LOS ANGELES — Parents and students at The Accelerated Schools plan to deliver a petition to the charter school organization’s chief executive Friday, demanding an end to a teachers strike after an attempt to do the same the day before ended with him calling police. “The petition calls on (founder and CEO Johnathan) Williams and the charter school’s board of trustees to negotiate a fair contract for teachers and to end the bitter strike at the three schools.” The statement said parents and teache...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Beutner, UTLA, Johnathan Williams, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 5: Teachers head back to picket lines after marathon bargaining session overnight

LOS ANGELES – The union representing thousands of striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended a marathon bargaining session early today and scheduled another round for later this morning in an effort to end a 5-day work stoppage — the first against the school district in 30 years. A negotiating session arranged in part by Mayor Eric Garcetti with an assist from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond began at midday Thursday and ended at 12:04 this mornin...
Tags: News, Education, Office, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Board of Education, McKenna, Los Angeles Unified School District, Grand Park, Scott Schmerelson


LAUSD School Board member Schmerelson goes his own way on Beutner’s handling of strike: ‘I couldn’t keep quiet anymore’

A Los Angeles Unified School District board member representing the West San Fernando Valley criticized Superintendent Austin Beutner’s handling of this week’s massive strike, arguing there is more money to fulfill some of the teachers’ contract demands in what has become the first walkout in the giant school system in 30 years. Board member Scott Schmerelson issued a statement this week pledging his support to teachers on the picket lines. It highlighted the rift on the school board among those...
Tags: School, News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, McKenna, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, School Board, Scott Schmerelson


With little learning happening inside strike-humbled LAUSD schools, high achievers feel the pressure not to fall behind

Jaimie Lee and Dalia Elrih, juniors at Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Marshall High School, have the same ambitious class schedule: AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus and honors U.S. History. The two picketed with striking LAUSD teachers outside the school on Monday and joined a UTLA rally downtown. But in the days since, they’ve veered in different directions absent teachers — one hitting the books at school and the other at home — in an attempt to stay ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, San Pedro, Harbor, Petersen, Lee, Carson


LA Teachers Return To The Bargaining Table In Hopes Of Ending Costly Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive. The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that talks would resume at noon at City Hall, with the office “facilitating” negotiations. The announcement didn’t indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Meanwhile, the teachers’ union planned to continue its picketing for a fourth day. B...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Ap, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, LA Unified, Summer Concepcion


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 4: Talks to resume at City Hall

LOS ANGELES — Negotiations between the union representing striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District will resume Thursday at City Hall. “The Mayor’s Office will facilitate these negotiations,” according to a statement released by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office Wednesday night. United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing the teachers, “will be ready to bargain tomorrow, and our team will work long and hard toward an agreement that benefits our students, members and commun...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, State, McKenna, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson


Sonoma County, CA: 3 itineraries

3 travel itineraries that take in the best of Sonoma County Sonoma and Petaluma Heart of Wine Country Westward into Nature Photo: Wildly Simple/Sonoma County Tourism #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2018/12/Sonoma-vineyard-Wildly-Simple-Sonoma-County-Tourism-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2018/12/Sonoma-vineyard-Wildly-Simple-Sonoma-County-Touri...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, California, Nature, Michelin, Mission, Sonoma, Pacific, City Hall, All, Wine Country, Northern California, Santé, Francis Ford Coppola, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park


LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive. The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that talks would resume at noon at City Hall, with the office “facilitating” negotiations. The announcement didn’t […]
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Eric Garcetti, City Hall


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


As the City of Angels begins to look like City of Capone

Chicago has a reputation for a history of political corruption and official lawlessness dating back at least as far as Prohibition. In one vintage joke, a thirsty visitor to the city flags down a cab driver. “Do you know where I can get a drink?” he asks. “You see that church?” says the cab driver, pointing to an ornate building. “That church?” the visitor repeats. “Yeah,” says the cab driver, “That’s the only place in town where you can’t get a drink.” Despite that city’s tradition of indiffere...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, China, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Turkey, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Burger King, Los Angeles Clippers


Tale of two schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are far apart

Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first gra...
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Tale of two schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are very far apart

Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first gra...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Education, Abc, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Maya, City Hall, Colfax, LA County, Koreatown, Sandoval


Effort to introduce limits on donations from some developers making a comeback at L.A. City Hall

A proposal to restrict political campaign donations from real estate developers has gotten little traction over the past two years at City Hall, but it is getting a second chance amid an FBI investigation into possible corruption related to the approvals of downtown Los Angeles development projects. Six Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion Tuesday calling for a ban on contributions from developers seeking approval on certain projects in the city of Los Angeles. It was seconded by...
Tags: Google, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Fbi, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, City Hall, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Unified School District, Ryu, Huizar, Jose Huizar


Effort to introduce limits on donations from some developers making a comeback at LA City Hall

A proposal to restrict political campaign donations from real estate developers has gotten little traction over the past two years at City Hall, but it is getting a second chance amid an FBI investigation into possible corruption related to the approvals of downtown Los Angeles development projects. Six Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion Tuesday calling for a ban on contributions from developers seeking approval on certain projects in the city of Los Angeles. It was seconded by...
Tags: Google, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Fbi, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, City Hall, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Unified School District, Ryu, Huizar, Jose Huizar


Cited for parking on grass, St. Paul legislator fights City Hall

DFL Rep. John Lesch appealed the vehicle abatement order at a hearing Tuesday.
Tags: City Hall, St Paul, John Lesch


LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says ‘this is the time’ for LAUSD, UTLA to make an agreement

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday urged the Los Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles to return to the bargaining table, adding he was hopeful the two sides could find enough common ground soon to end what is the first such strike in 30 years. “This is the time to make an agreement,” Garcetti said at a news conference Monday afternoon. “There is notmuch that separates the two sides and there has been movement towards what the teachers have demanded and what the district can af...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, Los Angeles Police Department, Downtown Los Angeles, Garcetti, City News Service, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


LAUSD class sizes can make you feel like your ‘head is going to explode.’ Just ask this veteran teacher

Bradley Bermont, Correspondent As a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and a current teacher at Patton High School, Sherri Tarman has pivoted from elementary school to high school, from general education to visual arts. But, because of the size of her classes, she’s standing in the rain at a massive teachers rally in Downtown Los Angeles Monday on the first day of the LAUSD teachers strike, holding a canvas sign lettered with oil paints. It reads: “With over 200 students...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, City Hall, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Patton High School, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


The Monday Roundup: Baller bikes, cycling cheat sheet, car ad comedy, and more

*This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the City of Portland, who reminds you that the Eastbank Esplanade will close for maintenance on February 1st. See the Better Naito detour and more details at the project page. Welcome to the week! I’m sure many of you have sore muscles in your face from all the smiling about the sunny weekend we just had. I saw so many people on out two wheels! Let’s start the week with a look at the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… He...
Tags: New York City, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Bbc, Features, Front Page, Canada, Cycling, Portland, Vancouver, Denver, City Hall, Devin Booker, Kate McKinnon, State Bicycle Co, Eastbank Esplanade


2019 list of festivals, fairs and special events in Southern California

In 2019, there are so many fun things to do in Southern California it will take 52 weeks to fit them all in. Whether you’re into art, beer and wine, classic cars, food, movies, music, sports or something else, here’s our annual guide to dozens of the best events happening during the next 12 months. Jump to a month: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December JANUARY Palm Springs International Film Festival One of the largest film festivals in...
Tags: Events, Music + Concerts, Things to do, LA County Fair, Music Festivals, OC Fair, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun