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SB37 would undermine the state economy to prop up a failed status quo

You wouldn’t know it, but the California state motto is still “Eureka,” not “We’re raising taxes again because we need the money for the schools.” The latest proposal to raise taxes “for the schools” is Senate Bill 37 by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. SB37 would raise the corporate income tax rate from the current 8.84% to 10.84%, and possibly as high as 14.84% if a company is judged to be paying its top executive too much money relative to the median wage of the rest of the company’s employees...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Bill, Committee, Golden State, California Teachers Association, Los Angeles Unified School District, Newsom, SB37, Sen Nancy Skinner D Berkeley SB37


Northeast Valley councilwoman takes up plan to get homeless families out of motels sooner

A northeast San Fernando Valley councilwoman wants to look into ways to get homeless families with children out of motels quickly and into a more stable and safe environment. Councilwoman Nury Martinez — whose district includes Van Nuys, Panorama City and North Hollywood — has taken steps to target sex trafficking activity that often take place at motels. She often teams up with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to crackdown on motels where gang-related activity, drug use and prostitution a...
Tags: La, Sport, Soccer, Human Trafficking, Lausd, Local News, Martinez, Los Angeles City, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, North Hollywood, Top Stories LADN, LA Family Housing, Nury Martinez, northeast Valley, Stephanie Klasky Gamer


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 15-22

    Flair Cleaners locations are collecting prom dresses for Becca’s Closet charity through April 30. (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Victory for Victims 5K/10K, Kid’s Fun Run and AKC 1-Mile Friendly Dog Walk: Fundraiser for the Center for Assault Treatment Services. Opening ceremony, expo opening and aerobic warm-up, ...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Fundraiser, Burbank, San Fernando, Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire, San Fernando Valley


Amid FBI probe of LA City Hall, Council committee looks at developer donation ban

By Craig Clough LOS ANGELES — Amid a federal corruption and bribery investigation that appears related to real estate developments, a Los Angeles City Council committee on Wednesday moved forward with a proposal to ban developers from contributing to local elections if they have pending projects in need of city approval. The proposed changes would also include a ban on political donations from non-individuals and on “behested” payments made to a charity or government program at the request of an...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Wesson, Board of Public Works, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District


At this Sun Valley school, the ‘miracle’ of springtime egg-hatching ‘never ceases to be amazing’

A bunch of kindergarteners huddled around the incubator on Wednesday gawking at fluffy baby chicks that recently hatched, supporting their studies about the science and development of the domesticated fowl for the past 21 days. Some of the 5-year-olds at Stonehurst Avenue Elementary STEM Magnet in Sun Valley tried to put the days-old yellow and black chicks to sleep by reading them books like their parents do for them at home. Cynthia Christopher’s kindergarten class receives chicken eggs to...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Bacon, Local News, Sun Valley, Christopher, Los Angeles Unified School District, Ramon, Myla, Sun Valley Calif, Top Stories LADN, Photos And Videos, Michael Ortega, Stonehurst Avenue Elementary STEM Magnet


This Reseda teacher just won’t let students fail

Brenda Young pretty much rocks. That was the gist of it on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District teacher they call “Ms. Y” was chosen as a national LifeChanger of the Year winner during a surprise assembly at John R. Wooden High School in Reseda. But in a way, it was no surprise that this particular award was given to this particular teacher. She’s known for motivating and inspiring her students, with a goal of reaching their full potential. “You will not fail on my time,” is her m...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, John Wooden, Los Angeles Unified School District, Reseda, National Life Group, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Star News SCNG, Reseda School, Brenda Young


LAUSD parcel tax measure gets backing from L.A. City Council

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday in support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The City Council’s resolution is non-binding and simply expresses support of the ballot measure, which the Los Angeles Unified School District board last month agreed to put before voters. Several school board members and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner spoke to the council before the 13-0 vote in sup...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN


Separating the myths from the facts on Prop. 13 and education funding

A long-running campaign to blame Proposition 13 for the state of education in California is based on misinformation that could fool voters into passing massive tax increases on businesses, devastating the economy of the state and the job prospects of everyone who lives in it. In one example of misinformation, this is the third paragraph of the draft resolution for a costly parcel tax just approved for the ballot by the board of Los Angeles Unified School District: “WHEREAS, The 1978 passage of P...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, League of Women Voters of California, National Center for Education Statistics, Los Angeles Unified School District, U S Dept of Education, Serrano, Helen Hutchison, Priest The California Supreme Court


LAUSD’s rushed parcel tax threatens local businesses

Looking for increased revenues to pay for the Los Angeles school strike settlement, the plan apparently is to largely target business. This will add to the perception that Los Angeles and California are not business friendly. Two types of property taxes are aimed at raising school revenue, one weighted toward business, the second aimed exclusively at business. The parcel tax put on the June 4 ballot by the Los Angeles Unified School District board affects both homeowners and businesses. However,...
Tags: California, Opinion, Stanford, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, David Crane, Pepperdine, Vica, Guest Commentary, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Valley Industry and Commerce Association


LAUSD Election 2019: With progressive veteran in the lead, the runners-up for LA School Board are in a tight race for run-off

Front-runner and labor favorite Jackie Goldberg continued leading the pack in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s school board district 5 election Wednesday. But the race for a seat that could tilt the political shift of the school board was far from over. Goldberg, who won just over 48 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election, will most likely face a runoff against one of two candidates who are now in an extremely tight battle for second place. Huntington Park Councilwoman Graciela “Grac...
Tags: News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, Local-news, Bell, Daily News, Ortiz, State Assembly, Valley, Goldberg, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Ortiz, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, March 4-11

    Donate blood to the American Red Cross this week. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   American Red Cross blood donations: Blood, especially type O, needed. There are many locations in the San Fernando Valley. Upcoming dates and venues include: 12:15-7:30 p.m. March 4 and 12:15-7:15 p.m. March 5-6 and 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m....
Tags: Amazon, New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Volunteer, Red Cross, Chatsworth, Local News, Animal Shelters, Irs, Fundraiser, Los Angeles County


LAUSD can’t be trusted with more money, reject their parcel tax proposal

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s rush to place a half billion dollar a year parcel tax on the June ballot is about as comical as it gets. It’s reminiscent of that P.J. O’Rourke quote that “giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys,” only LAUSD has been failing so long it’s more like giving whiskey and car keys to a grizzled alcoholic with a suspended license and a long rap sheet. LAUSD leaders have, for years, known the district can’t susta...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Rourke, District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Newsom, Sal Rodriguez, Will Tesla, UTLA, Opinion columns


LAUSD should show responsibility before asking for a taxpayer bailout

The Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to ask voters to pass a new parcel tax to bail the district out of the financial mess it is in, but until the district, with agreement from the union representing the district’s teachers, implements genuine and immediate reforms, voters should oppose any effort to raise taxes. On Thursday, the school board will hold a special meeting to consider placing a parcel tax before voters. A draft resolution calls for a tax of 16 cents per square foot o...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Lausd, Committee, County, Los Angeles Unified School District, John Wayne Airport, County Office of Education, Letters Victimhood Inc


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 25-March 4

    Encino Chamber of Commerce holds a street clean-up on March 2 in Encino. (File photo by Trevor Stamp/Contributing Photographer)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Mental Health Support for Survivors of the Woolsey Fire: Free and low-cost help through Los Angeles County Mental Health Access Hotline: 800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741 to find immediate help or access local...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Irs, Fundraiser, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Susan G Komen


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 18-25

    Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley on Hamlin Street in Van Nuys. (Courtesy photo by Joanah Greenspan)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Canyon High School Football Booster Club’s Poker Tournament: Las Vegas-style event with professional dealers and buffet dinner, Feb. 23. Minimum age 21. Optional basic poker playing class, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ($20 to the instructor; ...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Las Vegas, Chatsworth, Local News, Irs, Fundraiser, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley


Facing a homelessness problem, West Valley residents make a grass-roots push to be part of the solution

Last year marked the first drop after three years of increases in the number of homeless people in Los Angeles. But in the San Fernando Valley, the number of people living on the streets rose. And while voters approved measures to generate millions for homeless housing and services, there has been pushback, too, against plans to build shelters in some communities. Against that backdrop, members of neighborhood councils in the west San Fernando Valley and people working at homeless service organi...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Valley, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Koreatown, Los Angeles Unified School District, West Valley, Scott Schmerelson


A Granada Hills middle school shines in gaining new accreditation status

Six LAUSD middle schools, including Frost Middle School in Granada Hills, made the grade in the first round of the esteemed accreditation process that gives students a boost in their future academic careers. All of the district’s high schools are accredited, which helps students looking to go to college. Leticia Mendez teaches her seventh grade math class at Frost Middle School in Granada Hills on Friday, February 15, 2019. Mendez was brought to the school as part of the school’s reduction i...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Frost, White, San Pedro, Brown, Martinez, Dodson, Carson, Andrea Santos, Los Angeles Unified School District


Which way will California go on school choice?

It’s a tale of two school visions, both unfolding within days of each other: On one hand, you have California’s largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District, settling a teachers’ strike by blaming charter schools for its own economic woes and seeking a moratorium on their growth. The eleventh-hour action was agreed upon by a school board subjected to the pressures of a powerful teachers’ union intent on pointing the finger at the rapid growth of independent charter schools as...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Oakland, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Gloria Romero, Los Angeles Unified School District, Tulsi Gabbard, Newsom


LAUSD community, family remember Michelle King’s ‘poise and grace’

Teary tributes and stirring song rang through the cavernous hall of Trinity Baptist Church Friday morning as loved ones and colleagues reflected on Michelle King’s life as a compassionate leader devoted to public education in Los Angeles. King, who worked from student aide to superintendent of the nation’s second largest district, died on Feb. 2 at age 57 following a years-long battle with cancer. Hundreds attended the memorial service, which was also live-streamed on the district’s website. It ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Watson, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, HARRIS, McKenna, Michelle King, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles King


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 11-18

  Flair Cleaners locations are collecting canned food items from their customers during February to benefit food banks like the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. (Google Street View)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Flair Cares Food Drive: Flair Cleaners “Hang Up Hunger” event is collecting nonperishable, unopened boxed and canned food (no glass jars, no ramen noodle soup or ex...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Volunteer, Las Vegas, Chatsworth, Local News, Columbus, Pet Adoption, Irs, Fundraiser, Canyon Club


The newest display in the Museum of Government Deceit

If California ever built a Museum of Government Deceit, it could never be big enough to house the entire collection. The exhibits would have to rotate in and out from a warehouse somewhere, probably in Texas, where there’s enough room for it. But certainly one of the prized items on display would be this perfect specimen from Los Angeles Unified School District board President Mónica García, uttered one day after the LAUSD board voted 5-1 to approve a resolution asking state officials to order a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Texas, California, Opinion, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Los Angeles Unified School District, Susan Shelley, Opinion columns, Monica Garcia, California Business Roundtable


These Panorama City students got a big dose of jazz in free Black History Month concert

Kids are presented with jazz legends during the “Jazz Eclectic” performance at Burton Elementary School in Panorama City Monday. The Los Angeles Jazz Society is celebrating 31 years of presenting free interactive jazz education concerts during the month of February, Black History Month, by taking jazz concerts to 32 LAUSD schools. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Students react to Dave Brubeck as “Jazz Eclectic” performs at Burton Elementary School in Panorama City Mond...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Community, Jazz, Lausd, Local News, Dave Brubeck, Winnetka, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Lynette Williams, Panorama City, Burton Elementary School, Top Stories LADN


Brainpower bragging rights was on the line in new Super Quiz for LA County Academic Decathlon

Los Angeles County high school students, born after the millennium, showed off what they knew about the 1960s on Saturday. Arcadia High School teammates react over getting the correct answer as they compete in the 2019 Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon Super Quiz competition at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera on Saturday February 2, 2019. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) Alhambra High School teammates dress for the 60’s theme as they compete in the 2019 Los A...
Tags: Education, California, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Pico Rivera, Arcadia High School, San Gabriel High School, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 4-11

    Mourners hold aloft lights during a vigil at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in honor of the victims of the Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks on November 8, 2018. A fundraising concert for Borderline victims will be held on Feb. 11 at the Kavli Theatre. (File photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Cal State Northridge...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Las Vegas, Chatsworth, Local News, Irs, Fundraiser, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, TMS, Sun Valley


LAUSD parents are feeling betrayed and ‘extremely hurt’ as the push to limit charter growth begins

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Parents who have children in charter schools said they are feeling betrayed and “ready to fight back” in the wake of a Los Angeles Unified School District vote earlier this week calling for a moratorium on new charters in the giant school system. Families, teachers and students from Los Angeles’s independent charter schools turned out by the thousands Tuesday to urge school board members to reject a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charters...
Tags: News, Education, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Romania, Lausd, UC Davis, Guatemala, Local News, Gavin Newsom, High Tech, Ponce, Garcia, Sun Valley


Changing Prop. 13 could worsen California’s housing crisis. Here’s how

For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the ills that have befallen California. Working with Howard Jarvis, a Proposition 13 co-author, and later running his taxpayers association, I have followed the multiple attacks on the measure, many silly and outrageous. Now the attacks are amped up along with a supposed, but flawed remedy. In discussions of where new money would come from to solve the Los Angeles Unified School District la...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Graduate School, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Newsom, Christopher Thornberg, Guest Commentary, Howard Jarvis, Joel Fox


LA teacher contract knocked by county amid money worries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An oversight agency says a tentative contract between the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers’ union that includes a 6 percent pay hike may not be sustainable. Citing concerns over the district’s long-term financial outlook, the LA County Office of Education released the analysis Tuesday as the school board […]
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Los Angeles Unified School District, LA County Office of Education


My special needs students needed their teachers in the classroom — not on the picket line

The Los Angeles Unified School District strike resulted in historic wins for teachers. But students with disabilities were forced to bear the cost.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, Los Angeles Unified School District, Opinion contributor


Charity and volunteer events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 28-Feb. 4

  Organizations that have food pantries, like MEND in Pacoima, appreciate donations of food or money to help the needy in the San Fernando Valley. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   Cal State Northridge Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic for low-income families and individuals: IRS-certified student volunteers are availab...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Cancer, New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Irs, Fundraiser, Ventura, Andrew