In the News

December 17, 2012

Progress on communications system to allow county's emergency workers to talk to each other
By Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer

After years in limbo, what has been dubbed one of the most important emergency preparedness and homeland security projects in the state is about to take shape.

A joint powers authority will receive bids in January for the initial phase of a pioneering communications system that would, for the first time, allow Los Angeles County's 34,000 first responders and 17,000 second responders to, basically, talk with each other.

December 12, 2012

Lloran y recuerdan a la ‘diva de la banda’
Fanáticos expresan su dolor por muerte trágica de Jenni Rivera
Francisco Castro |

Eric Cabrera llevó sus pósters, fotos y otros recuerdos de sus encuentros con la cantante Jenni Rivera a lo largo de 15 años y los colocó junto a veladoras, flores y otros momentos apilados al lado de la estatua de Adán Chalino Sánchez -otro cantante de ‘banda’ muerto trágicamente-, que se ubica frente a la estación de radio La Qué Buena.

December 11, 2012

Legisladores latinos en CA lamentan la muerte de Jenni Rivera
POR: Araceli Martínez Ortega -  |     12/11/2012  |  La Opinión

SACRAMENTO.— Líderes de la bancada latina lamentaron el inesperado fallecimiento de la popular cantante México-americana Jenni Rivera ocurrido en el Noreste de México, al desplomarse el avión donde viajaba.

December 10, 2012

Jenni Rivera remembered by Long Beach State Sen.Ricardo Lara

December 05, 2012

Presentan nuevas demandas por abuso contra el distrito escolar de Los Ángeles
EFE | 12/5/2012, 3:54 p.m.
Presentan nuevas demandas por abuso contra el distrito escolar de Los Ángeles
Madres y estudiantes de la escuela Miramonte marchan en protesta luego del arresto de dos maestros del plantel por supuesto abuso de menores. | Francisco Castro

December 01, 2012

How newcomer Ricardo Lara became a Long Beach state senator

November 29, 2012

LAUSD slow to report on teacher misconduct
An audit finds that the school district failed to promptly inform a California panel about allegations, including sexual ones.

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles school officials failed to promptly report nearly 150 cases of suspected teacher misconduct — including allegations of sexual contact with students — to state authorities as required by law, an audit released Thursday concluded.

November 29, 2012

LAUSD addresses child abuse investigation audit; Teacher says district has gone too far

Tami Abdollah |
L.A. Unified Superintendent John Deasy said the district has already moved to address the recommendations in a state audit critical of how it reports and investigates allegations of child abuse.

Responding to a state audit that found delays in L.A. Unified School District's reporting of allegations of child abuse, Superintendent John Deasy said he has already improved the district's reporting and investigation procedures.

November 26, 2012

California's English language learners getting stuck in schools' remedial programs

November 12, 2012

 Domestic Violence Survey Shows Shift In Attitudes, Awareness

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch.

By Bernice Yeung

A new survey of Californians' attitudes on domestic violence found that the vast majority of respondents believe that the abuse can happen to anyone, and 66 percent said that they have a friend or family member who has been a victim.

The survey is a rare measure of public attitudes and awareness toward domestic violence among adults in the state.