WANT TO STOP MANSIONIZATION IN THE MIRACLE MILE?

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There's a war going on in the Miracle Mile of Los Angeles between residents. They are divided over what is the best and most effective way to stop unrestricted out of scale growth that up until now has had little or no concern for maintaining the intrinsic character and charm of this Miracle Mile neighborhood.

PROPOSITION M- THE WRONG SOLUTION?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) While improving transportation is right up there with motherhood and apple pie, when it comes to things that most people are for, I am not so sure that Proposition M is the best solution for resolving what is the historically premeditated traffic nightmare that Los Angeles County has purposefully been allowed to become.

STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) What kind of a credible and independent audit of the costs related to LAUSD's removal of allegedly bad teachers can the State of California Auditor objectively perform, when it goes into the audit without questioning anything LAUSD tells them?

WHAT ABOUT A CARBON FREE ENERGY "MANHATTAN PROJECT" - WHY NOT?

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Today the threat posed against all humanity by global warming is a far greater threat to the future existence of this country and the world than anything we faced during World War II. And yet, not only has the government proposed no program(s) to address this threat, it rather continues with the further development and expansion of clearly outmoded carbon fuel technologies like fracking. In short, we seem to be moving in the opposite direction of where we need to go if we have any hope of surviving.

WHEN IT COMES TO MEANINGFUL REFORM AT LAUSD, THE L.A. TIMES ALWAYS GIVES THE TRUTH A PASS

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) The continuing generational fraud and purposeful failing of predominantly Latino and African American students at what remains over 90% de facto segregated LAUSD is accomplished by never at any time addressing these minority students' subjective academic levels and needs. Such an open fraud could never take place without the collusion of both commercial and public media, which scrupulously refuse to report any facts as to what is actually going on academically at LAUSD and which LAUSD literally makes no attempt to hide.

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10 2016

LAUSD'S FALSE TEACHER OVERPAYMENT CLAIMS CLEARLY VIOLATES PROVISION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

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In its incessant war against high seniority teachers, whose only crime is that they were at the top of the salary scale, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administration has now been bringing bad faith claims of teacher overpayment simply because they know that most teachers lack the financial wherewithal to contest these bogus claims and that their union United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has made it abundantly clear that it will do nothing to aid these retired and fired teachers even though these bogus claims for overpayment are alleged to have occurred when these teachers will still LAUSD dues paying employees of LAUSD.

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09 2016

L.A.'s OPTIMIST CHARTER- A LAST STOP ON THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) What makes it nearly impossible for the non-minority public to understand what amounts to the purposeful destruction of minority students' intellect in still segregated public education is the fact that neither these relatively privileged and predominantly White folks nor their children have ever had to experience what the vast majority of minority children continue to be generationally subjected to on a daily basis in what amounts to a purposefully failed innercity public education system that Whites abandon a long time ago.

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09 2016

WANT STATE AUDIT OF "TEACHER JAIL PRACTICE" AT LAUSD TO GET AT THE TRUTH? LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU

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On January 13th, 2016, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit requested by State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) regarding the use of "Teacher Jail" by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Although the audit report is scheduled to be finished at the beginning of October, one can justifiably wonder how this audit process can possibly come up with an impartial broad spectrum of testimony and evidence on the "teacher jail" used at LAUSD and elsewhere, when up until now nothing has been done to reach out to teachers and others in the general public who might offer a different and possibly more enlightening alternative take on why the isolation and long term incarceration of legally presumed innocent teachers was necessary in the first place. Simply stated: Is teach jail about bad teachers or just about saving LAUSD money by getting rid of those at the top of the salary scale as I suggested in my January 15, 2016 article at www.perdaily.com? Up until now has the JLAC looked at LAUSD's financial motive for teacher jail? While it is understandable that the JLAC would want to be

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09 2016

ON 9/8/16 STOP THE CTC APPEAL- STOP WASTING TAXPAYER MONEY

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With a clear judgment establishing the improper behavior of The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) management's behavior, CTC should stop defending the indefensible using taxpayers' money to do so. On September 8, 2016 at 9:00 am, there will be a press conference and speak-out at CTC's next meeting at 1900 Capitol Ave. Sacramento, California- be there and encourage others to show up. Kathy Carroll was a staff lawyer at the CTC who was a whistleblower. She saw that there was a backlog of thousands of credentials that were not being processed. She felt that they needed to be processed to protect the students and also to allow those teachers who needed credentials in order to work in the public schools.

ACLU: A "GIG," BUT REGRETTABLY NOT MUCH MORE

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Did you ever try calling the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)? Clearly, nobody who works there ever has. Because if they did they would find that it is literally impossible to get through by phone or email to somebody capable of addressing their concerns.

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