Splitting up California? Not so fast. The California Supreme Court decided unanimously in July to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states. The decision was a defeat for Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist considered an eccentric entrepreneur who spent $1.2 million on the measure. The court said it acted “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the [...]
ANOTHER LOCAL RADIO STATION BOARD ELECTION CYCLE IS COMING TO YOUR LOCAL NON-COMMERCIAL PACIFICA RADIO - FIVE NATIONWIDE STATIONS! Meanwhile, according to the current Pacifica Radio Foundation's National Board controlling majority since 2016 (also predominant majority at local LA Station Board of KPFK-90.7 FM) has recently entered the Foundation into a chopping block/free fall situation as collateral from its Radio Licenses and R/E holdings for a substantial high loan, in the neighborhood of $3.2 Million, with unreasonable payment terms and undisclosed to the Foundation membership!!! Now [...]
Upcoming Elections Information compiled by Bella De Soto and Nia Asante At the “LAVOTE” Website, https://www.lavote.net/, you find many resources; how to register to vote, requirements of scheduled time lines to vote, Local State and City Elections and primaries, National Presidential primaries and Elections, and special Elections. This site is maintained by the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450; (562) 466-1323. If you live in another county, go to the state website at the bottom of this article, which can link you [...]
LAPD manhandles 18 year old girl on Metro Rail by Bella De Soto On Jan. 23 at 11:22 PM, the news broke that an "LA police officer physically throws teenager off Metro Rail for the crime of putting her foot on the seat." This young woman had just started her first job the same day, and was applying for her ID as well, many firsts in her life, but not planning for this gruesome experience that will certainly mar her future. She was eventually handcuffed and arrested, [...]
Protest Senseless Murder with Impunity Of Journalists In Mexico "The Truth Is Not Killed By Killing Journalists" Protests have been launched in Los Angeles. A group of journalists from Asociación de Programadores en Español of KPFK, La Coordinadora Independencia, Inmigrantes Unidos en Resistencia and other organizations held a press conference in front of the Mexican Consulate on Friday, May 19 to demand that the Mexican government "Stop the Murders of Journalists." Evidence of impunity for such killings in Mexico was presented and a vigil for the murder [...]
Migrant Rights/Community Activist Hugo Castro was Disappeared while Traveling in Mexico by Bella De Soto As Mr. Hugo Castro of Border Angels/Angeles de la Frontera was traveling in Mexico toward Puebla from México City on April 13, he shot and live-streamed a video of himself. He appeared apprehensive, as a pack of criminals who seemed to be driving alongside his car, were harassing, making hand signals, etc... In this short video, he remarked as he perceived; a pack of blood thirsty thugs hunting him down, not just [...]
by Bella De Soto Thanks to https://ballotpedia.org for the following research. You may donate at their website for their detailed and timely coverage of the national elections on Nov. 4, 2014. The 2014 general election resulted in sweeping gains for Republicans at the federal and state levels, up and down the ballot. Republicans took control of the US Senate while broadening their existing majority in the House of Representatives. There will be more Republican governors than at any point in the past 20 years, while [...]
A list of the ballot measures up for a vote on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles.
How significant is the ever increasing low voter turn out in California’s local and national elections?
by Bella De Soto Only the two political electoral Party Dictatorship composed of the Democratic and Republican Partys know for sure, since the popular vote does not seem to count, even in local elections! In 2004, I ran for public office, the LA City Council District 9 then occupied by Democrat Jan Perry. My experience in this process was both rewarding and depressing. I had no funds to speak of, except a couple of folks made some modest donations so I would at lest be able to meet [...]