LA METRO Call to Artists – Deadline extended to 12/23/2019

Call to Artists - 2020 Artist Pool Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Visual artists are invited to be considered for new artist opportunities.   Deadline (Extended) Online submittal must be completed via SlideRoom by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 9, 2019 December 23, 2019. Interested artists are encouraged to learn more about Metro art opportunities and the 2020 Artist Pool through our: Open House Events Metro's art program commissions artists to create artworks that improve the transit customer experience and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the communities we serve. Artist Opportunities The Artist [...]

By |2019-11-28T23:32:26-05:00November 28th, 2019|Arts, Contests, Events, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, News|0 Comments

100,000 Angelenos Forced to Work for Free or Go to Jail

Work, Pay, Or Go To Jail: Court-Ordered Community Service In Los Angeles by Lucero Herrera, Tia Koonse, Melanie Sonsteng-Person, Noah Zatz, UCLA Labor Center [excerpts] httpss://www.labor.ucla.edu/publication/communityservice/ This is the first study to analyze a large-scale system of court-ordered community service in the US. It finds that court-ordered community service functions as a system of unregulated and coercive labor, which worsens the effects of criminal justice debt and displaces paid jobs. Among other discoveries, the report finds: Over 100,000 people in LA County register to perform mandated community [...]

How to House 7,000 People in Skid Row

How to house 7,000 people in Skid Row? The LA Poverty Dept. is hosting a panel and discussion on Nov. 13. We’re talking about housing everyone now living on the streets of Skid Row –and more. Join us at The Skid Row History Museum on Wednesday, November 13th at 7PM, to learn together and in public how housing works and could work in LA. We’ve invited three housing policy experts to talk with one another and tell us everything we've always wanted to know about how to [...]

Death Rate Soars for Unhoused People in L.A.

Alarming Death Rate Among Unhoused People in LA County Homeless Mortality Prevention Initiative Launched The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a mortality study that provides new and alarming data on deaths among people experiencing homelessness in LA County. Not only have the number of homeless deaths doubled, from 536 in 2013 to 1,047 in 2018, but the death rate, which accounts for increases in the total number of homeless people, increased by over a third during that same period. Drug and alcohol overdose was [...]

Homes Not Hotels: Standoff in Hollywood

Homes Not Hotels: Standoff in Hollywood “It’s my building. I can do whatever I want.” That’s how the owner of 1719-1731 Whitley Ave in Hollywood responded when a LA Tenants Union member informed him that he couldn’t barge into his tenants’ units and remove their ovens without their permission. It was rude and aggressive and entitled, and not at all surprising. Landlords are accustomed to being in total control and often react badly when challenged or told “no.” This particular landlord has been trying to evict the [...]

3rd Annual Left Coast Forum Postponed

The third annual Left Coast Forum will be held this year on a date and venue to be determined after a conflict on scheduling arose at Occidental College. The keynote speakers are: Melina Abdullah – an outspoken, deeply passionate Black Lives Matter activist as well as the Chair of the Pan African Department at the California State University Los Angeles Mario Solis-Marich – a seasoned political consultant, radio and tv host and producer Dominique DiPrima – host of KJLH Front Page Show with Dominique DiPrima on 102.3 [...]

E-cigarettes and Vaping Can Kill

Update on Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with E-cigarettes The LA County Dept of Public Health warns residents about the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function, and urges residents to STOP VAPING NOW! As of September 19, 2019, there have been 16 reports of serious vaping- associated pulmonary injury and one death associated with e-cigarettes in Los Angeles County. Nationally, there continue to be reports of people showing up in emergency departments with similar symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing, [...]

By |2019-10-02T05:26:44-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Big Business, California, Health, Health, Los Angeles, News|0 Comments

LA County Transition to Vote Centers

LA County Transition to Vote Centers In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period. https://vsap.lavote.net/vote-center-placement-project/ The Vote Center Placement Project's (VCPP) core mission is to identify and place accessible and convenient vote center locations throughout Los Angeles County.  For more info: www.lavote.net      

By |2019-05-03T03:10:10-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Elections, Los Angeles, Politics|0 Comments

Beyond the Green New Deal: Eco-Socialism & De-Colonization

Beyond the Green New Deal -- Eco-Socialism & Decolonization by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Environmental catastrophes in southern Africa and in the US mid-west underscore the fact that life-threatening damage from capitalist-induced climate change is happening already. Hundreds died as a result of the cyclone in Mozambique and elsewhere, where the resultant flooding has caused an "inland sea". Record flooding in Nebraska and elsewhere has caused multi-million-dollars of destruction, and more flooding is anticipated. Native communities in South Dakota have been particularly [...]

Skid Row 2040 – and Today

Skid Row Today and 2040 [excerpts] by L.A. Community Action Network LA is one of the most  expensive cities in the  US, right  behind NY and  SF. Rents  are rising, forcing 1000s more  into the streets every  year. Housing is a basic  human right, the key  to solving this crisis,  and criminally scarce in  a city with our resources. With simple changes to our land use policies, we can build a city where homelessness isn’t common or lethal. LA is updating all 35 community plans that form [...]

Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for the Local Station Board (LSB): Michael Novick, Reza Pour, Tyan Schesser, and Jeff Silberman. Or you can settle for gentrification of the airwaves, voter suppression, violations of the Pacifica [...]

MAKING BLACK HISTORY: Stop Criminalizing Black Protest

MAKING BLACK HISTORY Stop Criminalizing Black Protest by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA More than 200 folks stood up in court in January against eight charges filed by City Attorney Mike Feuer against Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA for speaking out against police murders of Black and Brown people in L.A. Background on the case can be found in this article: httpss://thelandmag.com/the-people-v-melina-abdullah/ Every person who has been arrested and taken to court for speaking out at the LA Police Commission has been Black. There have [...]

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