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The LA teachers strike is actually a win for charter schools and students

Since January 14, Los Angeles teachers have been on strike—calling for higher salaries, smaller class sizes, increased support staff, and caps on charter schools. They could very well get what they’re demanding, but it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, LA’s students and charter schools will come out ahead. The United Teachers of Los Angeles union (UTLA) demands would cost $880 million, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This is funding that Superintendent Austin B...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Lausd, Louisiana, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Tulsi Gabbard, Austin Beutner, California California, Newsom

Like Dr. King and Cesar Chavez, striking LAUSD teachers are fighting for justice

We stand with the striking teachers. The 33,000 teachers of Los Angeles are fighting for the 500,000 students they serve. And the Los Angeles community should stand with them, too. This weekend, we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who sacrificed his life for the sake of “we the people of the United States.” 50 years ago, in 1968, we stood with Memphis Sanitation Workers who launched a strike for justice and dignity. In 1965, we stood with the Delano farm workers wh...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Martin Luther King Jr, Gavin Newsom, Cesar Chavez, Delano, Mahatma Gandhi, Tulsi Gabbard, Newsom, Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers of America

SpaceX ditches plans to develop Mars spaceship at Los Angeles port

SpaceX has abandoned plans to open up shop at the Port of Los Angeles.
Tags: Spacex, Los Angeles, Cnn, Mars

Don’t believe your windshield wipers: Despite storms, Southern California water conservation is still needed

As rain continues to pelt Southern California, signs of an abundance of or even too much water are everywhere: Roads are flooded, reservoirs are filling and the wait time for Radiator Springs Racers at the damp Disneyland Resort has been less than a half hour. But as residents of burn areas evacuate and even heavier rain is forecast for Thursday, those who watch the state and local water supplies note that while the drought is technically over, the need to conserve water is not. Related Articl...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Water, Drought, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, California Highway Patrol, Jerry Brown, Disneyland Resort, CHP, Local News, Riverside County

Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell proving he’s a willing passer in the post

LOS ANGELES — Montrezl Harrell is looking out for his teammates. As his breakout season continues, Harrell is proving impactful in ways beside the scoring column – where his contributions have been significant: He entered Wednesday’s game against Utah averaging 16 points, fourth-best among NBA reserves and a reason the Clippers’ bench is on pace for the highest scoring average (52.6 points per game) in more than 30 seasons. But Harrell said he’s committed to becoming the most complete version of...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Nba, Rivers, Staples Center, Ontario, Robinson, Clippers, Blake Griffin, Doc Rivers, Danilo Gallinari, Marcin Gortat

Pot deliveries OK'd into Calif. communities that ban sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Calif, Bureau of Cannabis Control

Hollywood Agent and Manager Bruce Tufeld Dies at 66

Bruce Tufeld, a Hollywood agent and manager who once repped stars like Rob Lowe, Laura Dern, and Kelsey Grammer, died Tuesday in Los Angeles as a result of complications from liver cancer. He was 66. The son of respected television announcer Richard “Dick” Tufeld and Adrienne Tufeld, Bruce began his career as an assistant at ICM […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Obituaries, Richard, Kelsey Grammer, Bruce Tufeld, Hollywood Agent, Rob Lowe Laura Dern, Tufeld, Adrienne Tufeld Bruce

UCLA not shying away from Kris Wilkes despite recent shooting struggles

LOS ANGELES — Murry Bartow knows better than to stifle Kris Wilkes. The UCLA interim head coach has watched a growing number of Wilkes’ shots dribble off the rim lately, but Bartow has still bestowed upon the sophomore the title of “bucket-getter.” “We want him to score, we want him to shoot it a lot, but he’s gotta be efficient in his shots,” Bartow said Wednesday. Although Wilkes has scored in double figures in all 17 of UCLA’s games entering Saturday’s 1 p.m. rivalry game at USC, the sophomor...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Oregon State, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Porter, Kris, Bartow, Beavers, Wilkes, Trojans

Producers are meeting California’s new, tougher rules for cannabis safety

Tougher requirements for marijuana purity that kicked in this year in California aren’t triggering the high failure rates that emptied shelves at cannabis shops last summer, when the state began phasing in mandated testing. The better results signal that the cannabis industry is stabilizing in its second year of regulated sales, despite a roller coaster first year that included one testing lab caught falsifying marijuana test results, industry officials and others said. There’s still concern abo...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Marijuana, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Cannabis, Soccer, San Diego, Local News, Haskins, Murrieta, Hoo, MedMen

Union representatives, elected officials speak on behalf of TSA officers who are not being paid during government shutdown

Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, speaks at a press conference for the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents TSA officers, in front of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The union is demanding politicians in Washington to end the government shutdown. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) TSA worker Rosa Guzman, speaks at a press conference for the American Federation of Governmen...
Tags: Crime, News, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tsa, Los Angeles City Council, Transportation Security Administration, Southern California, Lax, Hawthorne, Orozco, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Bob Costas exiting longtime home at NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Costas, 66, served […]
Tags: Television, News, Nbc, Entertainment, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Nbc Sports, Bob Costas, Costas

Former USC football assistant Todd McNair granted new trial in lawsuit against NCAA

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has granted former USC running backs coach Todd McNair a new trial in his defamation lawsuit against the NCAA, adding another twist to a saga that has lasted close to a decade. Judge Frederick Shaller issued a ruling on Wednesday, eight months after a jury found that the NCAA did not defame McNair when it had penalized him for his role in the extra benefits scandal involving Reggie Bush, the former star tailback for the Trojans and one-time Heisman Troph...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Miami, Arizona Cardinals, College sports, Ncaa, Kansas City Chiefs, Usc, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bush

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX says it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Texas, Los Angeles, Ap, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Hawthorne Calif

Apple is putting the brakes on hiring for certain groups because of slowing iPhone sales (AAPL)

Apple plans to reduce hiring in certain groups, according to a Bloomberg report. CEO Tim Cook informed employees about the hiring changes during an internal meeting earlier this month, but said it was not decided which groups would be affected. Cook stressed that Apple was not implementing a broad-based hiring freeze, and noted that some groups, like its artificial intelligence team, would not be affected.  Apple will cut back on hiring for certain divisions as the company re-adjusts its plan...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Austin, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Cupertino Calif

Warner Bros. Records Names Michele Nadelman CFO

Michele Nadelman has joined Warner Bros. Records as Chief Financial Officer. She arrives following a 12-year run at Concord Music, where she also held the CFO title (of Recorded Music) as well as SVP of Finance for Concord Music Corporate, and will be based out of WBR’s Los Angeles offices and report to co-chairman and COO […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Records, Concord Music Group, Concord Music, Tom Corson, Michele Nadelman, SVP of Finance for Concord Music Corporate

SpaceX to build Mars spaceship in Texas, not Los Angeles

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX says it will build its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs. The Southern California-based company announced Wednesday that test versions of its Starship and Super Heavy rocket will be […]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Texas, Technology, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Southern California, Hawthorne Calif

Kirsten Gillibrand Kicks Off Her Campaign and Plans L.A. Visit Next Week

WASHINGTON — Fresh off announcing on “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that she is entering the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has been taking the traditional next step in the process: Contacting potential donors. Sources said Gillibrand is planning a visit to Los Angeles on Jan. 22, next Tuesday, to meet with potential […]
Tags: Politics, News, Stephen Colbert, Washington, Los Angeles, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand

SpaceX says it’ll build and test its Starship prototypes in Texas, not Los Angeles

SpaceX says it’ll build and test the prototypes for its next-generation Starship space cruiser and Super Heavy booster in South Texas, despite a deal it struck to build a rocket factory at the Port of Los Angeles. At least by some accounts, the turnabout is a setback to Los Angeles’ efforts to build a high-tech “Silicon Harbor” at the port, with SpaceX’s planned 18-acre site on Terminal Island as the centerpiece. The Los Angeles City Council approved a rent-free, 20-year lease agreement with bil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Los Angeles, Port Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council, South Texas, Silicon Harbor, Joe Buscaino, Terminal Island

Netflix’s Oscar Campaign for ‘Roma’ Could Be the Most Expensive in a Decade

Netflix is going for the gold statuette by dropping the equivalent of half a metric ton of gold on its Roma Oscar campaign. The streaming giant is reportedly spending upwards of $20 million on wooing awards body voters for Alfonso Cuaron‘s masterpiece, making it the most expensive campaign in nearly a decade. Not since Columbia Pictures dropped an alleged $25 million on the awards campaign for David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2009 have awards body voters been showered with so many perks...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Awards, Los Angeles, Netflix, Alfonso-Cuaron, The Times, Angelina Jolie, Cbs, The New York Times, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Fast Company, Roma, David Fincher

Head Of L.A. Teachers Union Discusses Ongoing Strike

As the massive teacher strike in Los Angeles enters its third day, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with teachers' union president Alex Caputo-Pearl about the strike and its aims.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Npr, Ari Shapiro, Alex Caputo

12 coming museum shows and attractions you won’t want to miss

LOS ANGELES COUNTY 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design See this year’s Oscar-nominated costumes as well as past winners. When: Opens Feb. 5 and runs through April 12 Where: FIDM Museum and Galleries, 919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles Admission: Free Information: 213-623-5821. ‘Dogs! A Science Tail’ Experience the world from a dog’s point of view in this engaging and hands-on exhibition that features live demonstrations with some amazing canines. When: Opens March 16 and ...
Tags: California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Normandy, West Coast, San Bernardino, Feb, San Bernardino County, UCR, Chaffey College, Guo Pei, California Museum of Photography

30 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, New York, Texas, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Netflix, United States, Jennifer Aniston, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Steven Soderbergh, Joan Didion, Woody Harrelson

The best and worst countries to be a teacher, based on salary

Teachers in LA have gone on strike for the first time in 30 years to demand salary increases, smaller class sizes, and more support staff in schools. The average American teacher makes $44,000 starting out and approximately $68,000 at the upper end of their earning potential. In comparison, teachers in Luxembourg can make up to $137,000. Here's a look at how teacher salaries across countries stack up at different experience levels. Teachers in Los Angeles have gone on strike for the first tim...
Tags: California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Austria, Korea, Switzerland, Luxembourg, OECD, Nea

Dodgers announce 2019 minor-league coaching staffs

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have set their minor-league coaching staffs for 2019, featuring new managers leading five of the seven affiliates. Not returning are Drew Saylor (Baseball America’s Minor-League Manager of the Year at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga last season) and Bill Haselman (manager at Triple-A Oklahoma City the past three seasons). Haselman will remain in the organization as a roving instructor. Here are the 2019 minor-league coaching staffs: Triple-A Oklahoma City Manager — Travis Ba...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Russell Martin, Mlb, Los-angeles-dodgers, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dodgers, RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Scott Coolbaugh, John Shoemaker, The Dodgers, Chris Gutierrez, Bill Haselman

Ginsburg Cancels Two Scheduled Talks Following Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancelled two scheduled events in New York and Los Angeles to continue recovering from her surgery in December. Ginsburg was scheduled for a talk on January 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A. “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets that she is unable to visit the Skirball on January 29,” the event description now reads. “The Justice is curtailing travel and focusing on her work while recuperating from recent surgery.” The justice w...
Tags: New York, News, Justice, Supreme Court, Los Angeles, Cnn, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Rubenstein, Ginsburg, Cristina Cabrera, Skirball Cultural Center in L A Supreme Court

Why Carol Channing Was Unforgettable

Charles McNulty: One of a kind, Channing was a like a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Gracie Allen, with a personality voice that could make a tune completely her own. When she sang, pixie dust shot into the air. She was an Al Hirschfeld cartoon sprung into swooning life. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, People, Marilyn Monroe, Channing, Al Hirschfeld, Charles McNulty, Gracie Allen, 01.15.19

Latest Lakers win has a better Lonzo Ball written all over it

LOS ANGELES — It’s common to hear Lakers players talking about Lonzo Ball in the terms Tyson Chandler used after Tuesday night’s win over the Chicago Bulls. He does the little things. He makes the right plays. Et cetera. “For Zo, he does all the intangibles,” he said. “He does everything for the team defensively, making plays, rebounding. He’s one of those guards who can take over the game without filling up the stat sheet.” But for the Lakers (24-21), the 107-100 win over the Bulls was a nice r...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Magic Johnson, Rajon Rondo, Ball, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, The Lakers

LA Teachers Union Signals Contract Talks Resuming On 3rd Day Of Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the Los Angeles teachers union hinted at contract talks resuming Wednesday as striking educators in the nation’s second-largest school district protested outside hundreds of schools for a third day. United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said the union had “engaged” Mayor Eric Garcetti to help in the dispute over pay, class sizes and support staff levels that led to the first strike in 30 years and prompted the school district to staff classrooms...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Ap, Eric Garcetti, District, Hogwarts, Rocker, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, Steven Van Zandt, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, Summer Concepcion

Tiger Woods to play at Riviera and Torrey Pines to start 2019 PGA season

SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations. Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week, and will also play in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club Feb. 11-17. Woods played his first PGA Tour event at Riviera as a teenager on a sponsor’s exemption in 1992, but has had little success there as a pro. He has won the Farmers Insurance Open seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pga, Tiger Woods, San Diego, Riviera, Woods, Torrey Pines, Farmers Insurance Open, Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, TGRF

SpaceX opts for Texas over LA to build Starship prototypes

Update: CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter that Starship and Raptor (rocket engine) development is staying in Hawthorne, while prototypes are being built in Texas. Musk also said that the story “stems from a miscommunication by SpaceX .” Original story follows (the headline has also been updated). The source info is incorrect. Starship & Raptor development is being done out of our HQ in Hawthorne, CA. We are building the Starship prototypes locally at our launch site in Texas, as their size make...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Port Of Los Angeles, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Hawthorne, South Texas, Starship, Hawthorne Calif