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Newsom and Cox differ drastically on immigration, transportation and healthcare

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Californians will decide next week between two very different candidates for governor.   Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco, supports the state’s sanctuary law.   John Cox, a political outsider and businessman, wants to do away with it.   Newsom supports ...

Alumna Director Returns to Cal State LA

Alumna Director Returns to Cal State LA

Boushra Rafi, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Community News, Newest

Mesmerized by theatre and the storytelling involved, Randee Trabitz wrote and directed her first play when she was in fourth grade.   It seems she never stopped since. She went on to do stage managing, screenwriting and directing. She’s a story analyst for Disney Animation. She was a the...

Should paramedics be required to be on-call during breaks?

Should paramedics be required to be on-call during breaks?

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest

Los Angeles residents will decide whether or not companies can require emergency ambulance employees to be on-call during their lunch breaks. Proposition 11, the Emergency Ambulance Employee Safety and Preparedness Act, would allow paramedics who work for private ambulance companies to stay on-call du...

Glendale measure would raise $30M a year for city services: Questions raised about city resources used to “educate” people about it

Glendale measure would raise $30M a year for city services: Questions raised about city resources used to “educate” people about it

Boushra Rafi, Contributnig Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Glendale voters will decide on a sales tax measure to raise $30 million to improve city services and infrastructure such as public safety, fire, roads, parks, recreations and housing. That’s according to city officials, who said under the measure, people shopping in Glendale would pay 10.25 percent...

Measure would approve $1.5B for children’s hospitals

Measure would approve $1.5B for children’s hospitals

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, Health, Newest, News

Voters will decide next week on a state ballot measure that would allow the state to issue $1.5 billion bond to improve and expand children’s hospitals.   Eight private nonprofit children’s hospitals and five University of California children’s hospitals will be eligible for the bond, in...

Election Guide

Election Guide

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest, News, Politics

Housing prices, aging infrastructure among issues California voters will weigh in on next week Skyrocketing housing prices, immigration, homelessness, aging hospital equipment, concerns about the gas tax and educational inequalities are some of the issues that have inspired ballot measures and candidat...

Housing Measure Would Raise Billions for Residents

Roman Banuelos, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, News, Politics

East and South L.A. residents struggling with the high cost of rent may get help if voters approve a state ballot measure to borrow $4 billion dollars for more affordable housing construction and subsidized home loans for new homeowners. The biggest chunks of that money –$1 billion and $1.5 billion...

Burbank Tax Measure Would Raise $9M For Local Schools

Burbank Tax Measure Would Raise $9M For Local Schools

P'Etra Elise

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, Uncategorized

Burbank voters will decide on Tuesday, Nov. 6 whether they want to pay more in property taxes in order to raise money for local schools.   The tax would generate an estimated  $9 million a year to help attract and retain quality teachers, maintain small classroom sizes for young children, a...

Animal rights’ measure draws animal activists as some of its opponents

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

A measure aimed at improving farm animal conditions has drawn a host of opponents – and not just some farmers’ groups but certain animal activists as well. Some of the activists say that the measure improves living conditions for breeding pigs and calves, but it appears to be a step back for egg...

Reinstate rent control?

Reinstate rent control?

Jesse Seo, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, Newest

Both supporters and opponents of Proposition 10 can agree that rent is “too damn high” in California.   The state ballot measure would allow local governments to adopt rent control on any type of rental housing.   Supporters say residential rental prices have skyrocketed in recent years and media...

El Monte Could Get A Huge Boost — a $190M bond — for High Schools

Isaac Gutierrez, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community News

More science labs with actual equipment, laptops for each student, and safe classroom doors that lock from inside are a few of the services that a local $190 million bond measure on the November ballot could buy for the six schools of the El Monte Union High School District. El Monte, in the eastern part o...

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