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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


Ndamukong Suh makes his presence felt as Rams push for Super Bowl

THOUSAND OAKS – It was 4th-and-1, early in the fourth quarter, and Ndamukong Suh could sense what was coming. The Rams led by just a touchdown. The Cowboys were driving in their territory, in desperate need of a single yard. As Suh lined up over their center, looking left down the line, then right, before settling into his stance, it was clear that Ezekiel Elliott was headed into the teeth of the Rams defense, directly into his grasp. The Rams had spent most of the week hyper-focused on how to s...
Tags: Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Mark Ingram, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Dallas, Nfc, Saints, Malibu, Ezekiel Elliott, Donald, Elliott, Ndamukong Suh


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


‘Mad Marko’ would be eye-catching addition to Chinese football

London (AFP) – Marko Arnautovic might not have the superstar status of China’s biggest football imports, but the volatile West Ham striker will provide goals and drama in equal measure if he completes his proposed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, China, Sport, Soccer, West Ham, Marko Arnautovic, Afp, Marko


1 injured and road closed after small rockslide in Malibu

A small rockslide injured one person and forced a road closure in Malibu on Wednesday night, Jan. 16. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials were called to the scene of the rockslide near a tunnel on Malibu Canyon Road at about 6 p.m., said Capt. Ron Haralson with county fire. One patient, who was inside their car during the rockslide, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Malibu Canyon Road was closed from Piuma Road to Pepperdine University, as county public works official...
Tags: Weather, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Malibu, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles County, Woolsey, Pepperdine, Encino, Malibu Canyon Road, Piuma, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Piuma Road


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


Hoornstra: If winning begets revenue in baseball, where’s the hope in this offseason?

Let’s talk about salary caps in baseball. Seems like a timely topic. The National League instituted one on Jan. 15, limiting each team to $11,000 per month on player payroll. The details were reported in the New York Sun. NL owners, meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, first considered a proposal from the Dodgers owner of a $9,000 per-month, per-team cap. The ensuing negotiations were “turbulent.” In the end, representatives from only two teams – the Giants and Cubs – did not vote to approve th...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Russell Martin, Mls, Mlb, NHL, North America, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Ucla, Forbes, Waldorf Astoria


California’s proposed water tax: Gavin Newsom’s trickle down economics

Less than a month into newly minted California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s term, the Golden State has been inundated with a series of rain storms. Most people peeked up at the droplets and thought of impending mudslides, road closures and traffic jams. Not Gavin Newsom. Nope. California’s new governor looked at the rainfall and saw millions of dollars in uncollected water taxes going right down the drain. In one of his first moves as chief executive, Newsom declared that he wants to tax the state’s drin...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Legislature, KABC, Golden State, Association of California Water Agencies, State Water Resources Control Board, Newsom, Opinion columns, Jillian Barberie


Hawkish establishment goes after Tulsi Gabbard

This year it seems every Democrat with a minimum of name recognition is considering running for president. For the party, the surge of enthusiasm comes with a few risks. The biggest is a messy intra-party fight. And so far, the worst sign of the consequences of that conflict is the early effort to torpedo the nascent campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Gabbard isn’t like the Democrats’ typical candidates. But she’s not one of the restive moderates or the activist socialists, either. On clo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Editorials, West Bank, Lausd, Donald Trump, Bashar Al Assad, Democratic Party, Obama Clinton, National Guard, Tulsi Gabbard


Serious CAF tests for hot-shots Simba and watertight Constantine

Johannesburg (AFP) – Simba of Tanzania and Constantine of Algeria, who boast the best attack and defence in the CAF Champions League, face serious matchday 2 examinations of their title credentials this weekend.  After scoring... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Tanzania, Algeria, Johannesburg, Afp, Simba, CAF Champions League, Constantine


Mousa Dembele set to join China’s Guangzhou R&F: source

Shanghai (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspurs Belgian international midfielder Mousa Dembele is poised to seal a move to Guangzhou R&F, a source at the Chinese club told AFP on Thursday. The 31-year-old will cost about 12... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Guangzhou, Mousa Dembele, Shanghai AFP Tottenham Hotspurs


Alexander: Who’s next to go? Grading the jobs being done by SoCal coaches

There are, amazingly, those in this country who still believe L.A. is some kind of laid-back sports paradise, where folks arrive late and leave early and there’s no pressure on players or coaches to succeed. Obviously, those people (a) don’t live here, (b) don’t follow SoCal’s teams, and (c) likewise don’t follow any SoCal fans on social media. If they did, they’d know better. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. True, we...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, NFL, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Queens, Kings, Ncaa, Lebron James, NHL, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, James


Federal food programs in So Cal scramble as government remains closed

About 4 million poor Californians — half of them children — who rely on government  assistance for the food on their tables started receiving early disbursement of their February benefits this week before money runs out under the partial federal government shutdown. Clients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, called CalFresh in California, began seeing an accelerated deposit to their Electronic Benefits Transfer accounts on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Those accounts fund debit cards that, ...
Tags: News, California, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Johnson, Local News, Riverside County, Southern California, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, Leary, San Bernardino County, George Johnson, U S Dept of Agriculture


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


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


Rams DB Marcus Peters tries to downplay ‘gumbo’ comments directed at Saints coach Sean Payton

THOUSAND OAKS – Chicken or seafood, onions, celery, peppers and a dash of personal pride. That’s the gumbo Rams cornerback Marcus Peters simmered for two months when it comes to the Saints. Or, Peters was just being playful in November, when he called out New Orleans coach Sean Payton for sideline trash-talking and said he would “see him soon” and “have a nice little bowl of gumbo together.” That’s the narrative that went through both teams’ headquarters Wednesday afternoon. Sign up for Home Tu...
Tags: Sports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Ap, Soccer, New Orleans, Todd Gurley, Philadelphia, Nfc, Oakland, Kansas City, Saints, Ohio State, Denver


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


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


College of the Canyons in Valencia on lockdown, authorities investigate report of possibly armed woman

A college in Valencia went on lockdown Wednesday afternoon and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was checking the campus after a report of a woman possibly armed with a gun. Related Articles Snow shuts down 5 Freeway through Grapevine Proposed Winnetka bike lanes go up for review, with a goal of a safer street LAPD Headquarters evacuated after powdery substance found inside an envelope ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Public Safety, Valencia, U S Postal Service, Woodland Hills, Sheriff s Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Top Stories LADN, Leo Bauer, Crime + Public Safety, Rockwell Canyon Road Valencia, Rockwell Canyon Road, LAPD Headquarters


Lockdown lifted at College of the Canyons in Valencia after investigation of threat and campus declared safe

College of the Canyons in Valencia went on temporary lockdown Wednesday  after authorities received a report of a woman possibly armed with a gun. The lockdown was lifted at 6:42 p.m., the school announced on social media. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which investigated the incident, determined there was no crime committed and no weapons were found. Related Articles Snow shuts down 5 Freeway through Grapevine Proposed Winnetka bike ...
Tags: News, Coc, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Public Safety, Valencia, U S Postal Service, Woodland Hills, LA County, Sheriff s Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Canyon Country, Top Stories LADN, Leo Bauer, Crime + Public Safety


Loyal high school seniors are missing out on memories due to LAUSD teachers strike

Amid an era of high school sports when transferring schools is the norm, many local City Section boys basketball players in the middle of their senior season are feeling jilted by the LAUSD teachers’ strike, which has halted all L.A. City Section winter sports since Monday. High school athletes look forward to their senior season for many reasons. For some, it’s the year to accomplish what has never been done before. For others, it’s their first year on a varsity team after playing on the lower ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Noah, Soccer, Lausd, Chatsworth, Grant, High School Sports, Taft, Porter, San Fernando Valley, El Camino Real, Van Nuys, Sylmar, West Valley League, City Section


Ducks deal Pontus Aberg to Wild for prospect as roster makeover continues

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ducks general manager Bob Murray continued his midseason roster overhaul on Wednesday when he traded left wing Pontus Aberg to the Minnesota Wild for center Justin Kloos, a 25-year-old prospect who scored 30 points in 34 games in the AHL this season. In addition, the Ducks placed Ryan Kesler on injured reserve and sent him back to Anaheim to have his unspecified lower-body injury re-evaluated by the team’s medical personnel, after he was hurt in the second period of a 3-1 loss ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, NHL, Detroit, Terry, Ducks, Jones, Anaheim-ducks, Dallas Stars, Murray, Edmonton Oilers, TSN


When Palestinians and Jews live together in a West Bank city

I met Tzipi in Hebron, the home of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and a city split between Israeli and Palestinian control in the West Bank, as part of the Olive Tree Initiative program for college students, sponsored by the University of California. Tzipi was my tour guide for the Beit Hadassah Museum, imparting to us the Jewish history of the city and her personal family’s connection to the Hebron Massacre, in which 67 Jews were murdered in 1929. The area is critical for both peoples, with religio...
Tags: Opinion, Jerusalem, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, West Bank, Lithuania, Netanyahu, Hebron, Fatah, Abraham, Sherman Oaks, Notre dame High School, Ishmael, Hebron Massacre, Tzipi


Video: Murry Bartow previews UCLA’s game against USC

Interim head coach Murry Bartow talks about UCLA’s rivalry game against USC on Saturday, his message to Kris Wilkes as the sophomore’s efficiency has dipped over the past month and what makes the Trojans a dangerous team.
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Trojans, Kris Wilkes, Murry Bartow


Video: Kris Wilkes hopes to boost efficiency against USC

Guard Kris Wilkes talks about Murry Bartow’s message over the past month, what the Bruins learned from their road trip to Oregon and Oregon State and what UCLA has to prepare for against USC.
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Kris Wilkes, Murry Bartow


Video: UCLA’s Jalen Hill on matching up against USC in rivalry game

Forward Jalen Hill talks about what he expects from USC this weekend and how the Bruins can improve from a defensive rebounding standpoint.
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Jalen Hill


Video: UCLA’s Moses Brown on playing in his first rivalry game

Center Moses Brown talks about preparing to play in his first rivalry game against USC and Jaylen Hands’ chin-up gesture against Oregon.
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Moses Brown, Jaylen Hands


Local boys, girls basketball players nominated for McDonald’s All-American game

The prestigious McDonald’s All-American game announced its nominees for the 2019 game that will be played in Atlanta for the second year in a row on Wednesday, Mar. 27 at State Farm Arena, home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Moorpark’s Drake London and Notre Dame’s Julian Rishwain were nominated for the boys’ event, along with Sierra Canyon’s star trio KJ Martin, Scotty Pippen Jr., and Cassius Stanley. London is signed with USC, Rishwain is headed to Boston College, and Pippen Jr. recently committe...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Philadelphia, Magic Johnson, Notre Dame, High School Sports, Martin, McDonald, Boston College, State Farm Arena, High School Basketball, Sierra Canyon, Drake London