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Anticipated LA Unified strike has some parents planning to pull their kids out of school

It was nearly 30 years ago when Yanina Nunez was a student during the last Los Angeles Unified School District strike. She was a third grader at Harbor Elementary School. Nunez remembers the nine-day strike in 1989 as chaotic. “They would send us from one class to another,” she said. “There wasn’t a lot of supervision, they would just cram us in the auditorium. We would just get there and do nothing.” Now a parent of two, Nunez doesn’t want her children to go through the same experience she did,...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Sport, Soccer, Sharp, Lausd, Johnson, Local News, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys, Stephanie Johnson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Lomita, Nunez, Eric Sharp, UTLA


Trump Border Wall: Texans vow to fight eminent domain, historic chapel threatened

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border Thursday in McAllen, a city of 143,000 on the river. People who own land along the border between the U.S. and Mexico are readying legal challenges to the Trump administration's expected plan to use eminent domain to seize private property on which to build Trump's fabled Wall. “You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” landowner Eloisa Cavazos, who owns property along the Rio Grande river, told the Associated Press. “It’s not ...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, Associated Press, Catholic, CBP, Donald Trump, Trump, Georgetown University, Roman Catholic, Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande, McAllen


Donald Trump Border Wall: Texans vow eminent domain fight as historic chapel threatened

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border Thursday in McAllen, a city of 143,000 on the river. People who own land along the border between the U.S. and Mexico are readying legal challenges to the Trump administration's expected plan to use eminent domain to seize private property on which to build Trump's fabled Wall. “You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” landowner Eloisa Cavazos, who owns property along the Rio Grande river, told the Associated Press. “It’s not ...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, Associated Press, Catholic, CBP, Donald Trump, Trump, Georgetown University, Roman Catholic, Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande, McAllen


All aboard! 5 museums for train lovers of all ages

Know a kid who really loves trains? Southern California has lots of museums where rail enthusiasts of all ages can experience vintage trains up close. One even puts you behind the throttle of a real locomotive for a fee. The Nelson family of Menifee have their tickets checked, as the Orange Empire Railway Museum holds its “Behind the Scenes” event in 2018. (File photo by Frank Perez/Correspondent) Here are just some to get you on track. Orange Empire Railway Museum This Perris-based museum o...
Tags: California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nelson, San Bernardino, Griffith Park, Lomita, MENIFEE, Frank Perez, Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


‘Highly irregular’: Candidate took a salary from campaign contributions while running against Maxine Waters

As political analysts study campaign fundraising reports following the recent midterm, they’re expressing surprise at one revelation about a Republican who ran for a House seat against Democrat powerhouse Maxine Waters. Among the five biggest recipients of expenditures by the Omar Navarro for Congress committee was … Omar Navarro. According to federal election data, Navarro received a total of $24,583.04 in “salary” and “monthly stipend,” financed by campaign contributions, during his unsuccessf...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Southern California, Trump, Torrance, Moore, U S Congress, U S House


Trump sells out a journalist for the almighty dollar: Letters

Re “It isn’t what it is, Mr. Trump” (Opinion, Nov. 25): Carl Cannon’s article on President Trump turning a blind eye to the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was excellent and very insightful. The CIA found Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. With this knowledge, our president is willing to ignore the facts and sacrifice a journalist for the almighty dollar. It is a shame, but at what cost? — Karen Skorstad, Van Nuys Glen Komatsu a wonderful, caring doctor...
Tags: Opinion, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Cia, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman, Lomita, Faire, Letters to the Editor, Paramount Ranch, Agoura, Carl Cannon, Jamal Khashoggi, Glen Komatsu, Karen Skorstad Van Nuys Glen Komatsu


Will Ocasio-Cortez try to ‘primary’ Maxine Waters in 2020?

No newly elected member of congress has garnered more TV airtime than Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York.  Whether she’s protesting in the office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, demanding a select committee on climate change or complaining about the cost of housing in Washington, D.C., Ocasio-Cortez has spent more time on cable television in the last month than reruns of “Home Alone.” Most recently, Ocasio-Cortez generated headlines supporting a group called Justice Demo...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Time, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, San Bernardino, Democratic, John Phillips, Los Angeles County, Torrance, Riverside


District attorney clears 2 Los Angeles officers of wrongdoing in 2017 Wilmington shooting

Prosecutors will not file charges against two Los Angeles police officers who last year shot and killed a 20-year-old Lomita man, who later was found to be holding a toy gun, authorities said. A report from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said an investigation found that Officers Daniel Ramirez and Arturo Urrutia “used reasonable force in self-defense and defense of others” when they shot and killed Eric Thomas Rivera in Wilmington, June 6, 2017. Just before 9 p.m. that night, the two...
Tags: Crime, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pacific Coast Highway, Rivera, Wilmington, Ramirez, Lomita, Urrutia, Daniel Ramirez, Officer-involved Shooting, Top Stories Breeze, Crime + Public Safety


Election 2018: Trump foes Schiff, Sherman, Lieu, Waters seek re-election to Congress

Four leading congressional critics of President Trump were leading in their bids to represent Los Angeles-area House districts, according to early returns on Tuesday. In the heavily Democratic region, sizable victories were expected for Reps. Adam Schiff,  Ted Lieu and Maxine Waters. Schiff, D-Burbank, who represents California’s 28th District and is seeking his 10th two-year term, is beating Republican Johnny Nalbandian, a Glendale resident running for office for the first time. Sherman, D-She...
Tags: Asia, Texas, Congress, California, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Glendale, House, House Of Representatives, Sherman, James Comey, Trump, Cerritos


Election 2018: Trump foes Schiff, Sherman, Lieu, Waters on way to re-election to Congress

Four leading congressional critics of President Trump were leading by large margins in their bids to represent Los Angeles-area House districts, according to early returns on Tuesday. In the heavily Democratic region, sizable victories were expected for Reps. Adam Schiff,  Ted Lieu and Maxine Waters. Schiff, D-Burbank, who represents California’s 28th District and is seeking his 10th two-year term, is beating Republican Johnny Nalbandian, a Glendale resident running for office for the first tim...
Tags: Asia, Texas, Congress, California, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Glendale, House, House Of Representatives, Sherman, James Comey, Trump, Cerritos


Ask the Lawyer: What do we have to do legally to hire full-time household help?

Q: Mom is not doing well, and we are in the process of interviewing a person to live with her full time. Our due diligence is very good, but legally, what is required to hire full-time household help? -R.L, Manhattan Beach Ron Sokol A: If you are going to hire someone to work in the household on a regular basis, he or she is required to complete a USCIS Form 1-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. It is not difficult to find the form online. You have the responsibility to make sure the pers...
Tags: California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Irs, San Pedro, USCIS, Manhattan Beach, Lomita, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Ron Sokol


Use shuttered military bases to house homeless: Letters

Re “Supervisor Janice Hahn defends homeless shelters” (Oct. 11): Whenever the talk is about homeless shelters, either temporary or permanent, the NIMBYs seem to have a strong reaction. Supervisor Janice Hahn was correct that doing nothing will not solve the problem. I also can understand the concerns of the NIMBYs regarding homeless shelters lowering property values, increasing crime and increasing traffic.Just curious as to why the politicians have an aversion to housing the homeless in shutter...
Tags: Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Woodland Hills, Gardena, Lomita, Letters-to-the-editor, Kushner, Janice Hahn, Jared Kushner, Make America, Steve Scauzillo


Ask the Lawyer: Can a lawyer working in a non-law firm give legal advice?

Q: I have a dispute with a friend. I say that licensed lawyers in California can practice law (give legal advice) as an employee in a non-law firm. That is, a licensed lawyer can work as an employee at an architectural firm, engineering firm, etc., and provide legal advice. My friend says no. Who’s right? -J. M., Los Angeles Ron Sokol A: A lawyer can act in his or her official capacity whenever they actually give someone legal advice. This recognized attorney-client relationship can even ari...
Tags: Law, California, Advice, Sport, Soccer, Local News, California Supreme Court, Manhattan Beach, Lomita, State Bar, Lister, California State Bar, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Ron Sokol, J M Los Angeles Ron Sokol


Las Vegas shooting victims memorialized in portraits as first anniversary approaches

One person is pictured working at Disneyland. Another is shown wearing the jersey of a favorite NFL team. Still another is resting in the arms of her loving husband. Lively personalities shine through exquisite facial detail in 58 portraits painted to honor victims of the nation’s worst mass shooting, 24 of whom were from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. “They’re all gorgeous,” said Dawn McCoy of Redlands, who was a long-time friend of 34-year-old victim Hannah Ahlers....
Tags: Greece, Navy, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Local News, Colorado Springs, San Bernardino, Bobby, Parker, Colombo, Anaheim, Beaumont


Archbishop José Gomez hosts installation Mass for Bishop Marc Trudeau

Archbishop José H. Gomez will host an installation Mass for Bishop Marc V. Trudeau, the new auxiliary bishop for the San Pedro Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, this weekend at the St. Bernard Parish in Bellflower. Following Trudeau’s appointment by Pope Francis in April, the auxiliary bishop was ordained in June. A Hollywood-born former dentist, Trudeau worked at Vons for more than a decade to put himself through school, graduating twice from University of Southern California. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pope Francis, Local News, Trudeau, Vons, Gomez, Jose Gomez, St Bernard Parish, Lomita, Jose H Gomez, Bellflower, Marc V Trudeau


Ask the Lawyer: Can I get my personnel file?

Q:  I was let go from a job without explanation, after three years.  From what I am able to piece together, someone told HR I was acting inappropriately outside work, and was a poor reflection on the company (or some such nonsense).  I want to see what is in my personnel file. Am I entitled to it?  Is there anything they can exclude? – E.B., Torrance A:  California law provides that current and former employees (or a representative thereof) have the right to inspect and receive a copy of the per...
Tags: News, Law, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Manhattan Beach, Lomita, Top Stories Breeze, Wilmington Ron Sokol, Ron Sokol


See how your city’s tax roll changed in 2018

Below is a list showing 173 of Southern California’s 174 cities, ranked by the percentage increase in taxable property assessments. Real estate (homes and commercial buildings) make up more than 90 percent of taxable property, but about 5 percent consists of personal property such as business machinery, planes and boats. Several factors contribute to a city’s tax roll increase, with rising real estate prices a chief component. But under Proposition 13, taxable values don’t always capture the ful...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Commerce, Cypress, Westminster, Coachella, Pasadena, Orange County, Villa Park, Monrovia, Paramount, Arcadia


Brian Ortega title fight vs. champ Max Holloway canceled at UFC 226

LAS VEGAS — The UFC 226 co-main event between featherweight champion Max Holloway and South Bay’s Brian Ortega has been canceled because of Holloway’s health issues. Holloway, as first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, began experiencing concussion-like symptoms Monday. After his open workout Wednesday at the MGM Grand, Holloway slept and was reportedly difficult to awaken and began experiencing vision flashes and slurred speech. UFC 226 is headlined by heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defendin...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Ufc, Espn, Las Vegas, MMA, Conor Mcgregor, Jose Aldo, South Bay, Edgar, Ortega, Stipe Miocic, Holloway, Lomita, Jon Jones


Brian Ortega, with Rener Gracie in his corner, embraces opportunity at UFC 226

Few have the opportunity. And even fewer have embraced it as Brian Ortega has. A yearlong commitment, courtesy of his father and his unsuspecting mother, at the cost of $130 a month, might have saved Ortega’s life. When life presents you nothing but chaos, and your only outlet is the tough parts of San Pedro, sometimes your only resource is fighting. Only Ortega was doing it as a kid on the streets and at school, not in the Octagon for the UFC. And without Rener Gracie and his Gracie Academy, Or...
Tags: Sports, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, Brian, Ufc, Las Vegas, MMA, Montgomery, San Pedro, Honda Center, Torrance, Frankie, Carson, Edgar, Tavares


Police Commission clears LAPD officers for shooting man with toy gun, then running over him with squad car

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man with a toy gun who was also run over by their squad car were cleared of any wrongdoing today by the city’s Board of Police Commissioners. The civilian body that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department agreed unanimously with the findings of Chief Charlie Beck that the shooting was justified and within department policy. Eric Rivera, 20, of Lomita died on June 6, 2017, in Wilmington. The two officers who conf...
Tags: News, La, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Pacific Coast Highway, Rivera, Wilmington, Los-angeles-police-department, Charlie Beck, Casillas, Lomita, Police Commission


China tariffs will hurt consumers and businesses: Letters

Re “Trump’s possible China Tarriffs bring loudest protests” (March 17): Our president doesn’t heed the call of his cabinet heads and advisers who all warn him that a tariff on Chinese imports will promote a trade war that will hurt our consumers and a large number of our manufacturers and service businesses. Instead he fires them. Our president either does not know or does not care that China has huge financial and economic ties with African nations and other countries that have assets to trade....
Tags: Opinion, China, Sport, Soccer, United States, Trump, Nra, Torrance, Jerome, El Segundo, CRENSHAW, Lawndale, Lomita, Letters to the Editor, Hawthorne Boulevard, South Bay Harbor Area


UFC 222: How Cris Cyborg and Brian Ortega saved the day

Cris Cyborg on the scale Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas during the official weigh-in for UFC 222. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg during UFC 222 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Casino, Thursday, March 1, 2018. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg during UFC 222 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Casino, Thursday, March 1, 2018. (Hans...
Tags: Russia, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Brian, Ufc, Las Vegas, Smith, East Coast, MMA, Penn, San Pedro, Albuquerque, Holly Holm


UFC 222: Brian Ortega finds new life in The Dungeon

On a brisk, sunny winter day in a Harbor City suburb, several people mill about a one-car garage near the end of a cul-de-sac. This isn’t any standard car barn. It is part gym, part shrine. James Luhrsen refers to his garage as The Dungeon. Eventually the man of the hour pulls up. More like man of the decade. Brian Ortega has been a long-term project close to the hearts of Luhrsen and longtime friend Ed Soares. They have helped take him from wayward teen to third-ranked 145-pounder in the UFC. O...
Tags: Sports, Fresno, Octagon, Sport, Soccer, Brian, Ufc, Las Vegas, MMA, San Pedro, Jose Aldo, Carson, Edgar, NC, Soares, Swanson


Dogs on the loose kill seven puppies in Lomita

Three dogs got loose from a Lomita property Saturday and killed seven puppies.
Tags: News, Lomita


18 for ’18: Who, what and where in SoCal will be worthy of our sports attention?

We’re giving it 100-percent effort to unscientifically gather intel on who, what and where in Southern California will be most worthy of our sports-centric attention this year. Our ultimate goal is to have zero omissions. Of course, we’ll all get blindsided – a midseason trade, an unscheduled rookie success story, or a Ball family international incident. But even if the cost of sending a simple letter jumps to a half-dollar on Jan. 21, we’re not going to mail this one in. From the deck we’ve bee...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Hollywood, Congress, Colorado, California, Mexico, Oregon, Russia, Time, Angels, Sports, Cleveland Browns, Fresno, NFL, America


The parade after the Rose Parade: About 200 march for universal health care

About 200 protesters marched down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Monday at the conclusion of the Rose Parade in support of universal health care. The marchers waved signs saying, “Medicare for all” and “Public health not corporate wealth” and sang songs emphasizing the need for a health care plan that will cover all Americans. “What we’re saying is health care for all, rich, poor, and no matter what race you are,” said Sam Schwiner of North Hills, one of the marchers. The protesters were orga...
Tags: Senate, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Medicare, Green Party, Pasadena, Local News, Vermont, Northwest, Sanders, South Bay, Sen Bernie Sanders, Inland Empire, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley


Woman 'heartbroken' after thief swipes puppy

A Lomita-area woman who just welcomed a 14-week-old pug is heartbroken after someone vanished with her new companion.
Tags: News, Lomita


Swanson, Ortega see UFC Fight Night 123 as next step toward title shot

At first glance, Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega couldn’t be more different. The Palm Springs veteran versus the South Bay upstart. A chiseled and heavily tattooed body, with “So Cal” etched across Swanson’s chest, palm trees sprouting from the top of his shorts and a fully sleeved right leg, versus a largely unblemished canvas, seemingly longer and definitely leaner and topped with flowing light brown locks. And inside the Octagon, Swanson brings a relentless yet unpredictably brilliant stand-up g...
Tags: Sports, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Evans, Brian, Ufc, MMA, Palm Springs, Aldo, Jose Aldo, South Bay, Honda Center, Fox Sports, NC


Brewster: NHRA’s Leah Pritchett racing to the finish line

A dozen NHRA competitors remain in position for coveted world championships as the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competes this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the penultimate national event of the 2017 season. The campaign will conclude Nov. 10-12 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Two of the four professional classes, Funny Car and Pro Stock, are separated by a round, while Top Fuel has a three-round margin. Only Eddie Krawiec, in Pro Stock Motorcycle, has an opportunity to le...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, ACS, Las Vegas, Volkswagen, Nascar, Motorsports, Anderson, Speedway, Brewster, Southern California, Pomona, San Bernardino, Phoenix


Oxnard’s Derrick ‘Bo’ Taylor was a victim of the Las Vegas mass shooting, but he lived life ‘as a hero’

As a final tribute to an Oxnard man killed in this month’s Las Vegas shooting rampage played out Friday afternoon, a team of inmates he supervised in fire suppression battled the Cuesta wildfire nearby in San Luis Obispo. “He was a very experienced camp commander. His leadership, his experience and his expertise will be sorely miss,” said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Lt. Derrick “Bo” Taylor, 56′ was killed along with his friend, D...
Tags: News, Funeral, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Local News, Taylor, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Garrison, Bo, Oxnard, Tim Taylor, Terry Thornton, California Department of Corrections, Lomita