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  • Bah! Mayor candidates sling humbug on pensions

     
    Even as I was watching last night's mayoral debate in real time I could sense the emptiness of the answers from the candidates on the city's pension woes. The cold transcript of the opening exchange is truly dismaying: MODERATOR CAROL......
  • Jay Carney approves of Jay Carney's first briefing as Obama White House press secretary

     
    Jay Carney, Obama's new spokesman, makes his first solo PR foray and gives himself a good grade....
  • A Wisconsin Replay In PA?

     
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ... ... has a (Republican) friend in Pennsylvania. GOP lawmakers who control the 203-member state House "agree with the actions in Wisconsin," Steve Miskin, a spokesman for Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, said this...
  • Parks defends his pension at South Los Angeles candidate forum

     
    L.A. Councilman Bernard C. Parks and opponent Forescee Hogan-Rowles traded jabs Saturday at a candidate forum in Leimert Park, where Parks defended his six-figure pension and compensation package and Hogan-Rowles brushed off accusations that she was a...
  • A March runoff will decide who leads the L.A. teachers union

     
    Veteran union leader Julie Washington finished first in the race for president of United Teachers Los Angeles but failed to avoid a runoff in balloting to head the union, officials announced Thursday night....
  • Montebello officials find 2nd off-the-books bank account

     
    Montebello city officials said Thursday night that they have found a second off-the-books bank account that once contained nearly a million dollars and now has only $5,000....
  • Guild to hold new board election after Labor Dept. says Wexler was unfairly disqualifed

     
    Haskell Wexler has won two Academy Awards and was judged by his peers as one of the 10 most influential cinematographers in movie history. But the 89-year-old director of photography best known for his work on the 1966 film "Who's......
  • On Wisconsin: This time, Democrats are the obstructionists

     
    It seems like only yesterday -– wait, actually, it was Friday -– that The Times editorial page was decrying Republican lawmakers in California for collecting a paycheck while failing to do their jobs, refusing to negotiate on solutions to the....
  • LIBYA: Popular TV cleric issues fatwa against Kadafi

     
    Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, issued a fatwa on live television (Arabic link) Monday night urging the Libyan army to kill the country's embattled leader, Moammar Kadafi. "It is not heroism to fight your......
  • Wisconsin showdown and Hitler and the trade unions

     
        I've been closely following the protests in Wisconsin over whether public employee unions should lose some of their bargaining rights, as their Gov. Scott (Walker) wants to do – and might possibly have crossed the mind of our own Gov. Scott,...
  • Lawsuit contends FBI violated rights of hundreds of Muslim Americans

     
    A federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday contends the FBI violated the First Amendment rights of hundreds of Muslims by using a paid informant to target and monitor several Southern California mosques....
  • Protest music returns, courtesy of Dropkick Murphys

     
    Dropkick Murphys have released an advance stream of a new song “Take ‘Em Down” in support of the thousands of Wisconsin union workers protesting the governor’s budget plan. You can find the song here. In addition, as part of...