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Charter schools were once LAUSD’s ‘incubators.’ Now, they’re the competition.

While tens of thousands Los Angeles Unified School District teachers marched through Grand Park on Friday, two miles away, students inside small red and white bungalows kept working. It was a normal day for the Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, a charter school that’s nestled under a tangle of freeways in downtown Los Angeles. Charter schools like Alliance aren’t part of LAUSD. Though the district approved its charter in 2004, it operates with its own board. So students have largely been insu...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Highland Park, Feinberg, Romero, Alliance, LA County, San Fernando Valley, PUC


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 teachers strike, Day 6: ‘Productive’ talks to end massive walkout continue into weekend

LOS ANGELES – Negotiations between the bargaining teams from the union representing striking Los Angeles teachers and officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected to resume this morning, one day after Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter that the first two days of renewed talks had been “productive.” The second day of discussions since the strike began concluded at 9:08 p.m. Friday, tweeted Garcetti, whose office is facilitating the negotiations. Today’s round of negotiatio...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Zimmer, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Grand Park, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner


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


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


What’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, in the LA area

Martin Luther King Jr., 1964, (Nobel Foundation/public domain)   Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. www.usps.com; about.usps.com/newsroom/events Schools: LAUSD schools are closed. Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles ...
Tags: Holidays, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, Valley, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Southern California Knott 's Berry Farm


Now that Mitch Englander is off LA City Council, Porter Ranch residents want to rename this park named after his late mom

When a luxury home developer broke ground on a sprawling park in Porter Ranch last year, the firm proposed to name the site after then Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, who represented the area. Englander turned down the offer, but asked Toll Brothers to name the $15-million privately funded facility Bloom Park after his late mother and sister. But a few months after the 50-acre site broke ground at 11900 North Mason Avenue, Englander stepped down from his seat to take a job with a gl...
Tags: News, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Watson, Local News, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Porter, Los Angeles City, San Fernando Valley, Toll Brothers, Department of Recreation and Parks, Englander


Welcome to the abnormalization of transportation

Bill Goodwin Contributor Share on Twitter Bill Goodwin is the head of legal policy at Airmap. Tyler Finn Contributor Tyler Finn is the policy manager at Factual. Something odd is in motion in Los Angeles. On a recent day at the office, colleagues debated the merits of the Boring Company’s proposal to alleviate Dodger traffic via levitating tunnel pods. I stepped out for coffe...
Tags: TC, Column, Florida, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Arizona, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Department Of Transportation, Megabus, Dot, Cabin, Airmap, Bay Area


Zlatan Ibrahimovic says LA Galaxy 'will win' in 2019, discusses first year in MLS

In typical Zlatan Ibrahimovic fashion, he tells ESPN FC that his LA Galaxy will be successful in 2019 and discusses his 500th career goal. Take the mic away? Avoid him? Kick him? MLS coaches have their (tongue-in-cheek) say as to how to stop the great man. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opens up to ESPN FC about Paul Pogba's revitalization since Jose Mourinho's departure and likens it to his disagreements with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the LA Galaxy "...
Tags: La, Football, Los Angeles, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pep Guardiola, LA Galaxy, Jose Mourinho, Major League Soccer, Paul Pogba, ESPN FC


Zlatan Ibrahimovic says LA Galaxy 'will win' in 2018, discusses first year in MLS

In typical Zlatan Ibrahimovic fashion, he tells ESPN FC that his LA Galaxy will be successful in 2019 and discusses his 500th career goal. Take the mic away? Avoid him? Kick him? MLS coaches have their (tongue-in-cheek) say as to how to stop the great man. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opens up to ESPN FC about Paul Pogba's revitalization since Jose Mourinho's departure and likens it to his disagreements with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the LA Galaxy "...
Tags: La, Football, Los Angeles, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pep Guardiola, LA Galaxy, Jose Mourinho, Major League Soccer, Paul Pogba, ESPN FC


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


The key to earthquake safety is combating climate change

On January 17th, 1994 at 4:55am, this city shook from its foundations for 20 seconds. The Northridge quake that hit 25 years ago was catastrophic and changed millions of lives in an instant – an immutable act of nature. But much of the chaos that followed – days without water, fires caused by ruptured gas pipes, and the shutdown of the local economy – could have been prevented. Our city has responded to some of its structural vulnerabilities well, but we know more can and should be done because ...
Tags: Opinion, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Andreas, Aliso Canyon, Northridge, CSUN, Lundquist, Guest Commentary, Santa Susana, Department of Geological Sciences, Loraine Lundquist, Matthew d'Alessio, Institute for Sustainability


Women’s March LA and conservative Jewish women

Do conservative Jewish women have a place at the table in regard to Women’s March LA? This is what I wondered when deciding whether or not to attend the march this year. I went to the first one full of hope. After the confusion of the election I wanted to feel heard. The Women’s March appeared like an outlet for that. But as more information about what the Women’s March stood for, what their leaders advocated for and, more specifically, who was left out of the conversation. I felt betrayed. When...
Tags: Opinion, La, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Louis Farrakhan, Linda Sarsour, Sarsour, Guest Commentary, Pinchas Giller, Mary Hellman, American Jewish University She, ASAJU, Pi Gamma Mu


Glow-in-the-dark ramen shop

This ramen shop looks like a scene from your strangest post-nuclear disaster dream, but with tasty food. Nakamura-ke, a glow-in-the-dark restaurant experience, will open in Atlanta, Georgia on January 30, giving guests a surreal dining experience. The idea for Nakamura came to its creator, Ami Sueki, in a dream three years ago. The pop-up shop is designed to tell the story of the Nakamuras, a family of supernatural beings from Japanese folklore, who serve their fluorescent ramen in the unde...
Tags: Travel, London, La, Atlanta, Ramen, Dubai, North America, All, Atlanta Georgia, Pop Ups, San Gabriel Valley, Nakamura, Parr, Bompas, Pop Up Restaurant, Pop Up Exhibits


Klay Thompson is bringing Rocco to LA, so nothing can go wrong, right?

Klay Thompson is bringing Rocco to LA, so nothing can go wrong, right? originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Warriors are about to spend four days in Los Angeles with two off days in between games against the Clippers and Lakers. What possibly could go wrong?
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, Clippers, Rocco


Laura Jean Anderson ‘Call It What It Is’

I really like Call It What It Is by Laura Jean Anderson. Think Janis Joplin meets Patsy Cline. Before the  LA based musician was releasing a string of rootsy singles, she was busking on the streets of Peru.  That’s true love of art.  While winning Support from NPR, Noisey, Salon, and Fader – Lauren’s aim is to pay homage to her personal heroes in the tradition of storytelling.  She notes, ” I am such a lover of old music but love when a contemporary artist strikes my heart. I love what Alabama ...
Tags: Music, La, Alabama, Peru, Janis Joplin, Buzz Artists, Patsy Cline, Laura Jean Anderson, Laura Jean Anderson Call it what it is, NPR Noisey Salon, Fader Lauren, Kendrick Lamar Nick Hakim


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


Why charter schools are the flashpoint for the LA teachers' strike

When teachers from the largest school district in America walked off the job this week, they were not campaigning for wages: rather, they were demanding smaller classes; more librarians, counselors, aides and special-ed teachers; and to rein in the Charter school movement, and that last demand is the key to understanding the whole thing. Charter schools were developed in the wake of the Brown v Board of Ed decision, which found that racially segregated public schools were illegal; charter s...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Labor, La, America, Los Angeles, Reagan, Teachers, New York Times, Lausd, Class War, Brown, Jeff Bryant, Charter Schools, Teachers strike


Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals

With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with more hustle than hustle and his business partner Jason Geter, the new collaborative investment strategy focused on tech startups will allow high net worth individuals to participate in deals. Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, l...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Jay Z, La, Finance, Los Angeles, Entrepreneur, Tech, Atlanta, Economy, Nas, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity


Teachers should be striking for more school choice, not less

Public school teachers started striking in Los Angeles this week. Educators in Los Angeles Unified – the second biggest school district in the United States – demand bigger paychecks and smaller class sizes. The teachers union claims that the state’s unregulated charter school growth is to blame. But basic economic theory – and the scientific evidence – suggests that public school teachers should instead be fighting to increase school choice. Here’s why. Economists would argue that public school...
Tags: Opinion, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Maui, Cato Institute, Los Angeles Unified, Kennesaw State University, LA Unified, Guest Commentary, Benjamin Scafidi, Scafidi, Aurelio Mattucci, Journal of Public Economics


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


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


What’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, in the LA area

      A man touches the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. as he walks by in downtown Riverside. (File photo by Stan Lim/ The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. www.usps.com; about.usps.com/newsroom/events ...
Tags: Holidays, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, Valley, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Stan Lim


LA MoCA Will Close Its West Hollywood Satellite

“The Museum of Contemporary Art announced Wednesday that it will close its Pacific Design Center location next month after exhibiting architecture and design at the West Hollywood satellite for more than 20 years. MOCA will continue an architecture and design program, but at its Grand Avenue and Geffen Contemporary locations in downtown L.A.” — Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Visual, West Hollywood, Grand Avenue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary, 01.16.19


HEALTH – “STRANGE DAYS (1999)”

HEALTH have been busy lately. The LA electronic noise-rockers released a smattering of collaborative singles last fall with a wide range of artists including Soccer Mommy and Purity Ring, Perturbator, and Youth Code. And in December, they announced their new album VOL 4: SLAVES OF FEAR and shared its … More »
Tags: Health, Music, La


3 Links I Love: Brexit’s Impact, O’Hare Terminal Plans, Flying Air France La Premiere

This week’s featured link: Statement: Current Flights Protected, but Future Growth at Risk from No Deal Brexit – IATACurious what the real impact of Brexit would be on flights if there’s no deal? IATA lays it out clearly. There is little impact on the US, but between the UK and the Continent… capacity could have to be cut. Two for the road: Here are the 5 ideas being proposed for O’Hare’s massive expansion – Chicago TribuneThe five proposals for O’Hare big new terminal projec...
Tags: Travel, UK, La, Israel, US, Chicago, Paris, Hare, Brexit, Government Regulation, Links I Love, Air France, Bernie, IATA, O Hare, ORD - Chicago/O'Hare


Best Cities to Visit in Southern California

California is the mecca of vacation attractions and excitement. It’s known for its beautiful scenery and infamous weather year-round. If you’re planning a family trip, you have your pick from Universal Studios Hollywood, Discovery Kingdom, Magic Mountain, Boomerang Bay, and Disneyland. Southern California is the place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re planning a trip to LA to build sandcastles, trek through rugged mountains, or lounge by the pool with a cocktail, South...
Tags: California, La, United States, Italy, Harry Potter, Venice, Bob, Madagascar, Best Cities, San Diego Zoo, Travel Blog, Palm Springs, Universal Studios, Southern California, Santa Monica, Bob Hope


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


Massive tree falls on LACCD board trustee’s Burbank home

A majestic, ancient oak tree can be a beautiful sight, but it can also be an instrument of destruction, as Los Angeles Community College District Board Trustee Scott Svonkin and his family learned Wednesday night in Burbank. KTLA5 reported that a three-story-tall oak tree on Myers Street was uprooted after days of rain and came crashing down on the structure. Firefighters told the family Wednesday night that the home wasn’t safe to inhabit, and as workers began removing the massive oak tree, Svo...
Tags: Weather, News, La, Sport, Soccer, Rain, Local News, Samuel, Burbank, Jennifer, San Fernando Valley, KTLA, Tom Bradley, California State University Northridge, Pasadena City College, Santa Anita Park


I'm a teacher in LA and this is why I'm striking

There's no single reason why tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles have taken to the picket lines this week, emptying classrooms in the country's second-largest school district.
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Cnn