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Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp work to give Rams’ passing game a boost

Throwing, catching and running should be the easiest football skills to practice. Two guys and a ball, and you’re good. Ten-year-olds can do it in the backyard. It’s harder if you’re grown-up kids with the speed of Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods or the passing range of Jared Goff, if NFL practice fields are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and if people guarding local schoolyards don’t care that you’re L.A. Rams. So Kupp and Woods, the Rams’ 1,000-yard receivers, spent the offseason bou...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Todd Gurley, Nfc, Lausd, Houston, Seattle, Russell Wilson, NFC West, Robert Woods, Usc


Proposition 21 will make the housing crisis worse. Vote No.

Rent control is a government intervention that distorts, and damages, the housing market and nearly everyone in it. It doesn’t spur homebuilding. It does lower land values. It forces properties off the rental market. And above all, it doesn’t help people at the low end of the economic scale — a key goal of the backers of the ill-advised Proposition 21. Proposition 21 is the latest initiative to make it easier for localities to impose rent control. Voters rejected a similar measure two years ago ...
Tags: California, Opinion, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Jose, Lausd, Endorsements, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Costa Hawkins


Vote No on Proposition 23, a cynical threat to dialysis care

Even though it seems everyone’s a public-health expert these days, California voters have no business — and presumably very little interest — in getting into the minutiae of health-clinic regulations in our state. Leave that to the experts, right? Or at least to lawmakers in Sacramento? Wrong, if you are a Golden State voter needing to decide on the propositions that will soon arrive on your vote-by-mail ballot. Just as you were forced to only two years ago with Proposition 8 in 2018, you are be...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, Naacp, Endorsements, Golden State, California Medical Association, Related Articles School


Why is the bullet train farce still going?

The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced this week that due to concerns related to the novel coronavirus, the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section would be extended. The rail authority is also extending the public comment period for the environmental documents on the San Francisco to San Jose Project Section. If there are no good fairy tales on Netflix this evening, and you like that kind of thing, you can see the...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Editorials, San Jose, Lausd, Central Valley, Bay Area, Bakersfield, Assembly, Burbank


School reformers win a major skirmish

The huge Los Angeles Unified School District is ground zero in California’s perpetual political war over educating millions of children on the short end of the state’s chronic “achievement gap.” LA Unified, the nation’s second largest school system, has nearly 10 percent of the state’s 6 million public school students, the vast majority of whom are considered to be “at risk” due to poverty, lack of English language skills or foster child status. Each year, California taxpayers give LA Unified mo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Jerry Brown, Department Of Education, Capitol, state Department of Education, Dan Walters, Los Angeles Unified School District, Tom Torlakson, Local Control, Torlakson


Van Nuys student’s summer hobby really rocks

Children paerticipate in the free swimming and water safety program at Haddon Avenue Elementary Wednesday morning. The water safety program is put on by L.A. Unified’s Beyond the Bell Branch Portable Pool Water Safety Program. Aligned with California’s water conservation and recycling initiative, pools will be open at 16 elementary schools with a 4-week rotation at each site. The summer pool program began in 1963.(photo by Andy Holzman) Water safety instructor Laurie Garcia works with chil...
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LAUSD’S $7 billion new bond measure

It’s never been easy for the Los Angeles Unified School District to persuade voters in its jurisdiction that it deserves more taxpayer money. Just a year and a half ago, the district attempted to ride polling indicating general support for striking teachers to persuade LAUSD voters to approve a $500 million-per-year parcel tax. Measure EE, which had the support of Los Angeles’ political establishment, needed two-thirds support to pass. It not only failed to reach the two-thirds threshold, but in...
Tags: Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner


How an Elvis Presley radio tribute came together fast, and how you can hear it again

“Elvis: A Three-Hour Special” tribute show is set to air via the net on August 16 — the day Elvis died at the age of 42 — at noon, and again at 6 p.m. The show was produced at Drake-Chenault beginning the day Elvis died in 1977, and it was shipped to clients just two days later to air that weekend. “Our competitors were shocked and astounded at how quickly we were able to get such a high-caliber program on the air in such a short time,” said Hank Landsberg who worked at the company back in the 1...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Arizona, Elvis Presley, Carly Simon, Lausd, Jack, Elvis, Simon, Mark, Landsberg, KROQ, Los Angeles Unified School District


Notre Dame High parking structure rises, first of planned improvements at Sherman Oaks school

The new 3-level, 180 vehicle parking lot going up on the Notre Dame High Campus is due for completion in October.(Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The new 3-level, 180 vehicle parking lot going up on the Notre Dame High Campus is due for completion in October.(Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The new 3-level, 180 vehicle parking lot going up on the Notre Dame High Campus is due for completion in October...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Community, Catholic, Lausd, Local News, Notre Dame, Riverside, San Fernando Valley, Tony Stark, Stark, LA Area, Sherman Oaks


Voters to decide $7 billion LAUSD bond measure to finish modernizing schools

Voters in November will decide a $7 billion bond measure to pay for continued modernization projects in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Board of Education approved in a unanimous vote late Tuesday the ballot measure’s title — School Upgrades and Safety Measure — as well as a description that will be submitted to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder to appear on the ballot. “This is something we don’t bring forward lightly but something in strong support of staff and the familie...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Miller, Los Angeles County, Ron Miller, Scott Schmerelson, Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Gonez, Kelly Gonez


L.A. County Board backs ballot measure chipping at Prop. 13 protections

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday, Aug. 4, to back Proposition 15, a statewide ballot measure that would partially repeal longstanding protections under Proposition 13 by taxing most commercial and industrial properties based on current market values. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended that the board support the ballot measure, which Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai estimated would increase county property tax revenue by nearly $400 million ann...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, County Board, Barger, LA Area, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley Thomas, Ridley Thomas, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Parents, students and teachers take demands to LAUSD and LA Area Chamber

Parents, students and teachers rolled a car caravan to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce that filtered into a school district office in downtown L.A. Monday, Aug. 3 to urge a safe and equitable reopening of L.A. public schools and passage of Proposition 15. The demonstration arrived at the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce around 10 a.m. where activists held a press conference. Following that a small group walked to a nearby office for the Los Angeles Unified School District. There students a...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Lausd, James Cameron, BLM, Chamber of Commerce, Operations, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Uribe, David Crane, United Teachers Los Angeles, Joseph Williams


Deal between LAUSD and teachers will set standard for distance learning

A tentative deal has been struck between Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing 33,000 teachers detailing what will be required of educators under distance learning to begin later this month, the union and district officials said Monday, August 3. Union members and the Board of Education are expected to vote to ratify the the proposal this week. “We have all learned from our experiences with distance learning since March and we’ve applied what we learned to this agreement...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, James Cameron, Gavin Newsom, Board of Education, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Inouye, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA


Bass, Harris on Biden’s ticket? Either way, political effects would ripple in Southern California

With presidential candidate Joe Biden on the cusp of announcing a running mate, the stakes are high in Southern California, where the political domino effects could be profound if either U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris or Rep. Karen Bass are picked and ultimately win. It could happen. Both are on Biden’s short list of potential vice preesidential candidates — all of whom are women who in many cases would leave legislative posts that would need to be filled. Several Southern California leaders have emerg...
Tags: Texas, Congress, California, Housing, La, Senate, White House, US, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, Hawaii


Is Rocket ready to walk in Smokey’s footsteps?

In 1944, the US Forest Service was looking for a way to promote forest fire prevention, and decided a fictional bear named Smokey would be the perfect messenger. “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” Remember it? Of course you do. It was burnt into the psyche of every kid growing up in this country. Smokey became a national icon. Now, the question is will Rocket? Rocket the Safety Dog out promoting Safety Rules for kids. (Photo courtesy The Hero in You Foundation) The Los Angeles Police Depar...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Rocket, Lausd, Lapd, Valley, Dodgers, Rick, US Forest Service, Smokey, Bunni, Justin Turner, Austin Beutner, Los Angeles Fire Department


Online school: Teachers want to improve but training varies

After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Georgia teacher Aimee Rodriguez Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons. Related: Desperate parents pay whatever they can to escape online schools “I’m getting myself geared up for what I feel will prepare me and allow me to teach remotely with more fidelity now that I know what I want it to look like,” R...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, Technology, News, Education, Washington, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Lausd, Portland Oregon, Pasadena, James Cameron


LAUSD ponders $7 billion school bond measure for construction, modernization

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustee is set to vote Tuesday, Aug. 4, during a special meeting on whether to put a $7 billion construction bond on the November ballot. The bond money, paid back through property taxes on district residents, would go toward a long list of school construction projects continuing ongoing efforts at dozens of schools in the areas of safety, technology, modernization, accessibility, equipment and new construction. It would also cover projects on cha...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, James Cameron, Reilly, San Fernando Valley, Austin Beutner, Beutner, 2020 Elections, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Teachers, parents make demands on LAUSD distance-learning guidelines

With the start of school just three weeks away, Los Angeles Unified School District is facing mounting pressure from teachers and parents this week over distance learning guidelines that still haven’t been agreed on. On one side, the union representing teachers put out a statement Tuesday, July 28, saying the district was pushing an “unacceptable position” that members be required to teach virtually from classrooms. They say even returning to empty campuses would be a health risk. “Our Bargainin...
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‘Titanic’ filmmaker James Cameron tops the bill on LAUSD’s summer school program

It’s been a summer to remember for just about everyone. For students in Los Angeles Unified School District, summer school especially had a much different look. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday touted the district’s online summer school offerings that included unique perspectives with virtual tours and appearances including cameos from the Los Angeles Sparks, a visit to an archaeology site with the Natural History Museum and a tour of Kennedy Space Center with NASA. Summer school fo...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Nasa, Lego, Soccer, Cameron, Chargers, Lausd, James Cameron, CSU, Kennedy Space Center, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 27-Aug. 3

  A raccoon seems to have found a safe haven within a storm drain. (File photo)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here is a sampling of upcoming online meetings.   Virtual Book Club from Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discusses “There There” by Tommy Orange, 4:30 p.m. July 27. Send an email for the Zoom invitation to [email protected] bit.ly/2XuA84m LA Animal Servi...
Tags: Cook, Education, Animals, Cancer, Sport, Visual Arts, Dance, Soccer, Veterans, Glendale, Community, Lausd, Book Club, Local News, Council, Sherman


Teachers unions won’t be satisfied with even billions more in new taxes

California voters who are weary of ballot measures asking them to approve more debt and higher taxes for education will find no respite on the November ballot. Proposition 15 would make changes to Proposition 13 that would raise taxes on commercial and industrial property and split the revenue between local governments and school districts. Yet it turns out that this major tax increase would raise only a minor amount of the money that teachers’ unions say is needed to adequately fund public educ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sport, Cta, Soccer, Editorials, Portland, Lausd, Ada, John Howard, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, California Teachers Association, Boyd, Los Angeles Unified School District


Fender Play Foundation partners with LAUSD for tuneful summer class for students

Education became music time for students in Los Angeles Unified School District grades 6-8 this summer thanks to Fender and Fender Play Foundation. About 1,000 students participated in an almost six-week summer music enrichment program after receiving musical instruments and Fender Play subscriptions to learn to play acoustic, bass or electric guitar or ukulele. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner reached out to the company about partnering for a class. Parents learned about the program through ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Fender, Carson, San Fernando Valley, Fullerton, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Music Education, Bryce Vine


Coaches praise the modified CIF high sports calendar, but also have some concerns

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The CIF Southern and L.A. City sections released their respective modified high school sports calendars Monday after the CIF State office announced the new final contest and championship dates for the 2020-21 sports season, which had its start delayed until December. High school football teams can hold their first official practices of the season on Dec. 14 if the number of COVID-19 cases in the area has g...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Johnson, Chatsworth, Gavin Newsom, Section, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Dornan, Paul Tait, Austin Beutner, Chaminade, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Brandon Johnson, Sierra Canyon


LAUSD expanding community-centered education model districtwide

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Monday, July 20, that it’s continuing an effort to put local leaders at the heart of education in each of the 40 communities which it serves. “This transition to the community is an important one which will take time to fully realize,” said Superintendent Austin Beutner, in his weekly address on Monday. “But all involved are convinced it’s the right direction and the early signs are quite encouraging.” Beutner said the district started on the eff...
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Two telephone town halls tackle coronavirus, July 21, and school re-openings, July 30

  Rep. Adam B. Schiff in his district office in Burbank on Monday, Feb 24, 2020. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) holds two telephone town halls in July. The congressman on a variety of topics that stem from the coronavirus pandemic including the federal government’s response to COVID-19, the subsequent economic and unemployment crisis, unemployment benefits, small business relief and the possibility of school re-openings in the coming month...
Tags: Education, Small Business, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Lausd, Pasadena, Local News, Jack Nicklaus, Adam B Schiff, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Adam Schiff, LA County


Former executive at charter school firm with campuses in Carson, L.A. admits to embezzling $3.1 million

LOS ANGELES — The former executive director of a Los Angeles charter school outfit agreed Friday to plead guilty to criminal theft and tax fraud charges for stealing more than $3.1 million that should have been spent on school operations, but instead financed Disney cruises and theme park admissions, federal prosecutors announced. Janis Bucknor, 52, of Baldwin Hills, who ran the for-profit Community Preparatory Academy charter school and controlled several related entities, entered into a plea a...
Tags: Amazon, News, Education, Etsy, La, Theft, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Ucla, Carson, Internal Revenue Service, South Los Angeles


Emme and team of youthful tutors helping kids in need during pandemic

Emme Shaffer’s grandmother taught her well. She was fortunate to be born into a family of privilege where education was a top priority. Appreciate that and remember to look over your shoulder once in a while because a lot of kids out there are struggling to get just a sliver of the education you’re getting. If the chance comes, help them out. Don’t be a Karen. Emme Shaffer credits her grandmother, Susan Shaffer – an LAUSD elementary school teacher for 39 years – as her inspiration for forming ...
Tags: Hollywood, Sport, Karen, Soccer, Tracy, Kardashians, Lausd, Charles, Local News, Amal Clooney, Isabella, Valley, Buckley, Al, Woodland Hills, Emme


Coronavirus: L.A. Archdiocese’s Catholic schools to begin school year online

LOS ANGELES — The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced that its Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will open the 2020-21 school year with distance learning due to the new state requirements for resuming in-person instruction. “Though our return to our beloved campuses will be delayed for now, we will return,” Paul Escala, senior director and superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese, wrote in a letter to school families, educators and pas...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Lausd, Disneyland, Santa Barbara, Gavin Newsom, Riverside, LA County, Los Angeles Ventura, Lynwood, Becerra, Escala, Archdiocese


Church with branches in Pasadena, Irvine and Corona sues over singing ban

LOS ANGELES – A church with campuses in Pasadena, Irvine and Corona has filed an emergency request with a federal judge seeking a temporary restraining order halting the threat of enforcement of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on singing and chanting in places of worship — enacted to help fight the spread of the coronavirus — at Sunday’s service and all future services. Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry Inc. allege in a federal civil complaint against the governor tha...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Disneyland, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Riverside, Corona, LA County, San Fernando Valley, state Health Department, state Department of Public Health


Parents of LAUSD special-education students feel adrift during distance learning

For just about every family with school-age children, the sudden campus closures in the spring rendered life complex, challenging, even frustrating, with parents juggling working from home and with kids learning there, too. Online tools aimed to make learning easier, but there were still many hurdles, perhaps none more difficult than those facing parents of special-needs children such as Mia Marano, mother of 3rd and 6th graders — both disgnosed with autism. Marano said her younger son was atten...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, LA County, School Board, Austin Beutner, Lomita, Newsom, Zamora, Beutner