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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

    LA County Department of Public Health|Mar 12, 2021

    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 Monday, March 15 at 12:01am and Wednesday, March 17. The exact date depends on when 2 million doses have been administered to people in the most under-resourced communities across the state. The County is principally aligned with the state's reopening framework for the red tier, with mandatory masking,...

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

    Los Angeles District Attorney|Mar 12, 2021

    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 four years. "Betraying students, their parents and school administrators is the ultimate failure for those who are the face and voice of a school," District Attorney Gascón said. Kyle Douglas (dob 6/6/70) was charged in case BA493366 with one count each of misappropriation of public funds, forgery a...

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

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Mar 12, 2021

    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 and drug retailers. The law takes effect immediately and is supposed to sunset after 120 days. The Covid-19 virus began sweeping through the local population last spring, with several plateaus and surges during the year since. Throughout this whole time, "essential workers" at food and drug stores...

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

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Mar 12, 2021

    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 attending and how "excessively White" each school is. A Professor Emerita of Law from the University of Dayton, Vernellia R. Randall measured diversity in law schools by comparing their demographic makeup to that of the state, the region, and the national Law School Admissions Council applicant pool....

  • Rick Cunningham, Owner, The Cunningham Group. 310-482-2033|Mar 12, 2021

    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 supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year. Dr. Lynn Fisher, Deputy Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Division of Research and Statistics, explains: "House prices nationwide recorded the largest annual and quarterly increase in the history of the FHFA Home Price...

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

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Mar 12, 2021

    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 crime victims prefer public resources go toward crime prevention and rehabilitation of criminals rather than their incarceration. Gascon wrote, "Large majorities [of victims of violent crime] support policies to shift resources away from incarceration and move toward prevention and rehabilitation."...

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

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 12, 2021

    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 the city. The ordinance, modeled after the recently-passed Los Angeles County measure, mandates the pay raise for publicly-traded grocery store or retail drug companies and retail companies that have at least 300 employees nationwide and more than 10 employees per store site. The 'hero pay" mandate...