Category Archives: LAUSD

Antonio’s Finale: Advertisement for Himself as L.A.’s Greatest Mayor — and Putdowns to Greuel and Garcetti

In his eighth and final self-flattering State of the City address to Los Angeles’ four million people, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered an advertisement for himself as a Latino salesman for a world far better than the one he will leave … Continue reading

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The Cheaters Game: The New American Morality

We live in a nation where we would rather commit national suicide than work together to solve our common problems so it should be no surprise that righteous people defend greed and indifference to the needs of others, Harvard students … Continue reading

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LA’s Way: Steal Billions, Rip Off Millions, Give away Thousands

We get mail, lots and lots of email — LA’s Best today: ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** LA’S BEST TO ANNOUNCE 3 NEW SCHOOL SITES, RECEIVE $135,000 GRANT  FROM JPMORGAN CHASE Los Angeles – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join President and CEO of … Continue reading

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‘The Hotness,’ the Community College Scandal and the Wendy Greuel Question: Is She Tough Enough to Lead LA?

On Oct. 18, 2010, Miki Jackson at the tabloid HollywoodHighlands.org blog she runs with  John Walsh broke the story about the LA Community College District hiring as inspector general over its $5.7 billion construction program Christine Marez, an ambitious construction … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times: City Set to Authorize $40 Million in Tax-Free Bonds for Exclusive Buckley School in Sherman Oaks

Leave it to Tom LaBonge and Paul Koretz to step up to the plate on behalf of the exclusive Buckley School in Sherman Oaks to provide the city’s authority so it can borrow $40 million in tax exempt bonds to … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard for the Rich and Powerful To Do the Right Thing? LACCD and the Van de Kamp Campus Fiasco

EDITOR’S NOTE: At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board will make a decision about the future use of the New Education Building at LACCD’s Van de Kamps Satellite campus. LACCD repeatedly promised to turn the … Continue reading

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A Declaration of War Against Public Corruption in L.A. — Or Surrender to It: The Choice Is Yours

In the Bhagavad Gita – the holy book that inspired Gandhi’s doctrine of ahimsa, non-violent resistance to evil – Prince Arjuna, torn by doubt and confusion about whether to join his clan’s battle against his cousins’ clan, engages in a … Continue reading

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LA’s Leadership Vacuum: Feds Fixed the Cops, Now They’re Fixing the Schools

Antonio Villaraigosa promised that if elected mayor of the City of Los Angeles six years ago he would fix the schools. He tried taking over LAUSD but ran afoul of the law so he went to fat cats who wanted … Continue reading

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Antonio Villaraigosa, Political Superstar — Obama’s Secret Re-Election Weapon?

It’s finally clear: All the world is a stage for a ham like Antonio Villaraigosa – it’s just that the stage of Los Angeles isn’t big enough anymore, the role of mayor of the nation’s second largest city just isn’t … Continue reading

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Welcome to the China Century: My Sunday Column For Glendale, Burbank & Pasadena Papers

Longtime Los Angeles Teachers Union leader A.J. Duffy has changed his mind. He’s fought against charter schools, but now he’s starting his own; he’s protected tenure but now wants it easier to fire bad teachers, even to limit the prolonged … Continue reading

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