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LaMelo Ball is a one-of-a-kind prospect for a unique NBA Draft

Yellow and blue LA logos sit ready to be sold at Logan’s Candies in Ontario on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. The Ontario candy store is honoring the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl appearance by making yellow and blue Rams candy footballs, rams horns as well as LA logo candy. (John Valenzuela, Contributing Photographer) Jerry Rowley, right, and Abby Rowley, left, prepare candy that will be used to make L.A. Rams inspired candy canes Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Logan’s Candies in Ontario is honoring the Los ...
Tags: Australia, California, La, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Long Beach, New Orleans, Ohio, Espn, Lausd, Sports Illustrated, Puma, Minnesota Timberwolves


LAUSD reaches agreement with administrators group on hybrid learning

The Los Angeles Unified School District and Associated Administrators of Los Angeles have reached an agreement regarding how to bring students and staff back to campus for in-person instruction, one of several agreements the district has been negotiating with its employee groups. Although district officials have said they hope to see a general reopening of schools in January if possible, no plans have been firmed up, as the district continues to negotiate with the teachers union and other employ...
Tags: News, Education, California, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Bill De Blasio, Lausd, Local News, Franklin, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Koziatek


It took 2 brothers 14 years to make ‘Fatman,’ a Santa Claus movie with gunfights and Mel Gibson

For years, the paradox of “Fatman” was that Ian and Eshom Nelms wrote a screenplay so good that no one would let them make it. “We had that script and we would show people and they’d be like, ‘Holy (bleep), this is crazy,” Ian Nelms says. “That script is what got us representation,” Eshom Nelms adds of the screenplay they wrote around 2006  when they were just starting out as a filmmaking team who wrote and directed (and under a pseudonym edited, too.) Attorney General nominee William Barr s...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, California, Washington, Russia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Missouri, Ifc, Walton Goggins, Santa Claus, Panasonic, Lausd, Santa, Mel Gibson


Celebrations, protests hit the streets in wake of Biden’s presumed victory

More than 1,000 people turned out in downtown Los Angeles in the wake of Joe Biden’s projected presidential victory to celebrate the win, defend democracy and demand an end to white supremacy. Various groups led in part by United Teachers Los Angeles, Black Lives Matter and others converged at Pershing Square  to rally for a March toward City Hall.   The streets throughout downtown Los Angeles Saturday were filled with celebrants, some dancing, others honking car horns. A flatbed semi-truck bloc...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, La, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Beverly Hills, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, HARRIS, Hill


Celebrations, protests hit the streets in wake of Biden/Harris victory

Thousands of people turned out in downtown Los Angeles in the wake of Joe Biden’s election victory to celebrate the win, defend democracy and demand an end to white supremacy. Various groups led in part by United Teachers Los Angeles, Black Lives Matter and others converged at Pershing Square  to rally for a March toward City Hall. The streets throughout downtown Los Angeles Saturday were filled with celebrants, some dancing, others honking car horns. A flatbed semi-truck blocked the intersectio...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, La, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Philadelphia, Biden


LAUSD likely won’t reopen before January at earliest, teachers union affirms

Schools in Los Angeles Unified likely won’t reopen until January at the earliest, the head of the teachers union said Friday, Oct. 30, affirming a timeline that school board members are said to support. “Given L.A. County’s rising COVID infections, we believe the earliest possible date for a safe and academically sound physical return to school is the beginning of the second semester — January 2021,” Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said during her weekly message to u...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Orange County, Los Angeles Times, Bay Area, San Fernando Valley, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


No more money for LAUSD to waste, vote no on RR: John Phillips

This November, in addition to deciding who will be the leader of the free world, voters in Los Angeles will have to decide the fate of a $7 billion school construction bond for the Los Angeles Unified School District. According to reporting from the Los Angeles Daily News, if approved, Measure RR would authorize the district to issue an additional $7 billion in bonds to update aging facilities, retrofit buildings to withstand earthquakes and make them accessible under the Americans with Disabili...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Dianne Feinstein, John Phillips, Los Angeles County, KABC, Los Angeles Daily News, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, UTLA, Opinion columns, Los Angeles Unified School District According, United Teachers of Los Angeles


LAUSD students to get in-person tutoring, assessments

Students who have been struggling with distance learning may soon be able to receive in-person tutoring or assessments, now that the Los Angeles Unified School District has reached agreements with the teachers union to provide the services. Exactly how students will be selected for the services, or how many will benefit from them, is unclear. A district spokeswoman said Friday, Oct. 9, that details have been delegated to administrators overseeing the district’s 42 Communities of Schools, which a...
Tags: Education, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, County, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, UTLA, Katie Braude, Cecily Myart Cruz, County Department of Public Health, Coronavirus, COVID


The special interests behind Proposition 15

Voter interest in the 12 measures appearing on the November ballot is growing as election day gets closer. This is particularly true with Proposition 15, driven, no doubt, by the media attention and the amount of spending by both sides on political advertising. No one disputes that Proposition 15 would be the largest property tax increase in California’s history. It would alter one of Proposition 13’s primary protections, the 2 percent limit on annual increases in the taxable value of property. ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Sport, Cta, Soccer, SEIU, American Federation Of Teachers, Zuckerberg, CHAN, California Teachers Association, Jon Coupal, UTLA, Fred Glass


Elect Tanya Ortiz Franklin for LAUSD Board District 7

Los Angeles Unified School District residents of District 7 have a clearly excellent choice for their school board representative in this fall’s election: Tanya Ortiz Franklin. Franklin, who grew up attending primary, middle and high schools in the district, graduating from Narbonne High, was and is an LAUSD success story. She went off to Columbia University in New York City for her undergraduate degree — the only four years of her life lived outside of District 7 — and returned to give back to ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Columbia University, Ucla, Endorsements, Los Angeles Unified School District, UTLA, Amy Coney Barrett, Narbonne High, Tanya Ortiz Franklin, Stephen White Middle School, LAUSD Board District 7


Attendance falling for LAUSD’s first graders

The overall attendance rate for first graders in Los Angeles Unified is down 3.7% compared to a year ago — and down by two or three times that rate for some of the highest-needs students — according to the latest data from the district. Cumulative attendance rates since the start of the school year show a 7.5% drop in attendance among Black students and a 4.1% decrease among Latino students in the first grade. The rates also went down by 4.2% for English learners, 4% for students with disabiliti...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Pasadena, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


Parents sue LAUSD over distance learning plan

Pastor Cedric Nelms speaks about a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its distance learning plan, which the plaintiffs allege violates students’ California constitutional rights to a basic public education on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Keshara Shaw, parent of a sixth-grader, joined a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its di...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Lausd, United, Erin, Martinez, Sun Valley, Knott, Los Angeles Unified School District, LA Superior court


In-person learning at LAUSD campuses won’t come until safety is assured, union says

United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district, opposes having any of its members return to L.A. Unified School District campuses to provide in-person instruction to the district’s highest-needs students before it is safe to do so, the union’s president said Friday, Sept. 4. “We know our students learn best in physical schools, face-to-face with educators and the support providers they need and deserve,” union President Cecily Myart-Cruz sai...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, District, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Braude, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Katie Braude, Cecily Myart Cruz


Southern California parents demonstrate for sooner school reopening

Members of California Policy Center’s Parent Union and school choice advocates rally outside UTLA headquarters in Los Angeles to demand they support the opening of all schools on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Members of California Policy Center’s Parent Union and school choice advocates rally outside UTLA headquarters in Los Angeles to demand they support the opening of all schools on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contribu...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Orange County, Orange, Ftc, Southern California, Keller, Sánchez, Los Angeles Zoo, Knott, Santa Ana


Teachers approve LAUSD distance-learning plans for start of classes next week

Los Angeles Unified teachers approved by 95% a labor agreement that outlines distance-learning procedures for the fall semester, which starts next week with campuses remaining closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The final vote among 15,726 ballots cast by UTLA members was announced late Friday. The agreement was backed by LAUSD Board of Education members unanimously on Tuesday, Aug. 11. With the approval of the United Teachers Los Angeles membership, the pact will remain in effect through De...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Board, Board of Education, LA County, Garcetti, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


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


LA County to require labor-union support to reopen elementary schools

If Los Angeles County school districts want to seek a waiver to reopen elementary schools they will need, among other things, written support from labor unions. The requirements, still being fully worked out, were revealed for the first time to district superintendents during a conference call with Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Thursday, July 23. Along with letters of support from “all labor partners,” Ferrer said districts would need letters that supported the reopening plan from par...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Lou Williams, Boyd, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Newsom


The hubris of the teachers’ unions could backfire

The definition of “hubris” is foolish excessive pride, arrogant overconfidence. In a related story, California teachers’ unions won a victory when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a budget trailer bill that bases school funding levels for the new school year on the attendance in the previous school year. This cheats growing charter schools, often non-union, of the revenue to educate newly enrolled students. The new law also prohibits layoffs of teachers or other school employees through June of 2021. So...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, United States, Susan Rice, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Eritrea Ethiopia, Tom Campbell, Employment Development Department, Susan Shelley, UTLA, The Trump, Opinion columns, The Los Angeles Unified School District


Teacher’s union calls for LAUSD schools to remain closed with classes 100% online

After LAUSD campuses closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district began offering free meals to students via Grab & Go Food Centers like this one at San Fernando Senior High School, seen on April 20, 2020. United Teachers Los Angeles leaders are saying that conditions are not right for teachers and students to return to campuses this fall. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The board of directors and bargaining team for the union repres...
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LAUSD police force’s Leslie Ramirez named interim chief

Los Angeles School Police Department Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez was named interim chief of the department on Thursday, following Chief Todd Chamberlain’s resignation. Chamberlain stepped down from the post Wednesday, one day after a divided school board slashed his agency’s budget by 35% in response to a wave of community protests calling for a defunding of law enforcement. Ramirez, whose appointment is effective immediately, began her career as a campus officer in 1991 and has since served as ...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Seattle, Lapd, Black, Santa Monica, Garcia, Chamberlain, Ramirez, McKenna, Goldberg, Los Angeles Police Department


LAUSD police chief resigns following school board vote to cut $25 million from his agency

Todd Chamberlain, the retired LAPD commander who took the helm of the Los Angeles School Police Department just seven months ago, resigned effective immediately Wednesday, a day after the district’s board voted to slash his department’s budget by $25 million. A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesperson confirmed the resignation and stated “more information on the department leadership transition will be forthcoming.” She was unable to provide additional information about Chamberlain’s dec...
Tags: News, La, California News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Lapd, Chamberlain, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, LA school, UTLA, LA Unified, Top Stories LADN


Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
Tags: News, Education, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, Brown, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, LA school, UTLA, LA Unified, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Black Lives Matter LA


LAUSD discussion on future of school police ends in stalemate

A Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education discussion about the future of its 471-member police department ended in a stalemate Tuesday, after zero of the three proposals for action received majority support from the seven-member body. The legislative impasse came after hours of public comment and vigorous debate among the democratically elected board following weeks of youth-led protests to defund the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD), a call backed by the teachers unio...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Police, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Lapd, Black, Hamilton, Ucla, Board, Garcia, Santa Clarita, Fairfax High School, McKenna, Goldberg


LA school board to mull funding cuts for police department following ‘defund’ protests

The Los Angeles Unified school board will consider three resolutions calling to re-examine, reform or all-but dismantle its school police department on Tuesday, a topic likely to spark impassioned debate about the role of law enforcement officers in schools. The resolutions come amid ongoing protests for racial justice and demands that local governments slash municipal police budgets, calls directed at the LA School Police Department (LASPD) after public school districts in Minneapolis, Chicago ...
Tags: News, California, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, Black, Ucla, San Pedro, Compton, Ramirez, Adam Schiff


Protests Wednesday in LA, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Boyle Heights, Los Feliz, Santa Monica, Palmdale

LOS ANGELES — Several protests against police brutality and to defund law enforcement are scheduled throughout Los Angeles County Wednesday, including a Black Lives Matter rally outside the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles calling for the removal from office of District Attorney Jackie Lacey. The Black Lives Matter protest is scheduled for 3 p.m. at 211 W. Temple St., according to a post on the group’s official Facebook page. The post includes a picture of Lacey and the caption “District ...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Protest, Justice, Minneapolis, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, LBC, Black Lives Matter, Lapd


Hundreds of protesters march, urge cutting LAUSD school police department

UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds About ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Lausd, Southern California, Westchester, Farrell, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Austin Beutner, Edward Taylor


LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
Tags: News, Education, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Portland, Lausd, Lapd, Ucla, Southern California, City Hall, Board of Education, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


Teachers union board calls to defund school police at LAUSD campuses, sparking debate

Sarah Djato, a 16-year-old at Dorsey High in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, said that when a fight broke on her campus last year, school police responded with pepper spray that hit her friends on the way to class. It was a moment that helped shape her impassioned calls to remove police from public schools. “There are many other ways to take care of situations like fights that happen on our campuses,” Djato, a member of advocacy group LA Students Deserve, said during a Monday, June 8, ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Portland, Lausd, Houston, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Ucla, Southern California, Board of Education, Floyd


Coronavirus economy could cost LAUSD $500 million

The coronavirus economy will deliver a $507 million hit for Los Angeles Unified’s coming academic year, officials said on Tuesday, May 19, at the district’s first board meeting since the outbreak forced campuses to shutter. District Chief Financial Officer David Hart offered the grim post-pandemic budget projections for the nation’s second largest school district, which he said was already operating with a structural deficit and facing declining enrollment. According to his projection, L.A. Unif...
Tags: Budget, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Hart, LA County, David Hart


LAUSD superintendent says budget cuts could be ‘just as real a threat’ as coronavirus

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner warned Monday, May, 18, that state budget cuts could harm students, while the district is bracing for its own budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The harm children are facing is just as real a threat to them as is the coronavirus,” he said in a prepared weekly address. Beutner added that state and federal governments “jumped into action” to support patients who became ill and pour funding to make sure hospitals were adequately funded...
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