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Articles from the March 12, 2021 edition

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Indoor Dining At Restaurants Might Open in LA Next Week; County Expected to Enter Red Tier

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health anticipates qualifying for the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy less restrictive red tier that allows for additional re-openings between...

 

Former Principal Charged With Theft and Misappropriating Tens of Thousands of Dollars

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a man has been charged with pocketing tens of thousands of dollars while he worked as a principal at two schools over the past...

 

Optics Over Reality with Hero Pay Ordinances for Grocery and Drug Store Workers: 4 Reasons This is A Terrible Idea

March 11, 2021 The City of Santa Monica on Tuesday joined the County and City of Los Angeles in adopting an ordinance granting an additional $5 per hour "hero pay" to workers at large grocery chains...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Schools    March 12, 2021

90 Percent of the Country's Law Schools Have "Excessive Whiteness" says Law Professor at University of Dayton

In a document that could have come straight from a reverse version of Jim Crow, "The Whitest Law School Report" ranks 200 of the nation's law schools in terms of the percentage of white students...

 

Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the...

 

Embattled LA DA Gascon Points to Phony Poll of Crime Victims, Claiming They Favor Rehabilitation over Incarceration

March 5, 2021 On Thursday, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon released a press statement regarding a poll conducted by Californians for Safety and Justice, claiming the results proved that...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    March 12, 2021

Santa Monica Passes "Hero Pay" Mandate for Grocery Workers.

Santa Monica grocery and drug store workers will receive a temporary $5 hourly pay increase for 120 days as the City Council approved on Tuesday night a "hero pay" ordinance for essential workers in...

 

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