Black Lives Matter Excluded from 4th Women’s March

Black Lives Matter–Los Angeles Excluded from Women’s March Los Angeles    Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles was excluded from the 4th Annual Women’s March in Los Angeles. WMLA did not invite Black Lives Matter to participate, failed to respond to an email request for inclusion, and further refused speaking time during a subsequent telephone conversation. This marks the first time that BLMLA will not participate and is the culmination of ongoing disagreement and [...]

Earth Day 2020: Clear Vision for Environmental Action

Open Invitation for entities committed to the Earth and her children: Co-Sponsor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020: Clear Vision for Environmental Action. Dear First Nation, non-government organization, local jurisdiction or entity, April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and as you may know we are facing environmental crises greater than ever. Pollution and production processes threaten life on this planet. And they are projected to get [...]

Metro Regional Connector Transit Project

Metro Regional Connector Transit Project Update: November 2019 httpss://www.metro.net/projects/connector/ Little Tokyo/Arts District station site ready for next phase of construction   At the new Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, crews have completed concrete placement of the exterior walls and roof below the wye junction, located directly beneath the Alameda St and 1st St intersection. The wye junction will be the connecting point of the new extension to the existing Gold Line and is [...]

By |2019-11-28T23:33:03-05:00November 28th, 2019|Los Angeles, Los Angeles, News, Public Transit, Special Guides|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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