Tag: Los Angeles (Calif)

Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike to End With Tentative Deal for More Pay

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles public school teachers reached a tentative deal with school officials on Tuesday to end a weeklong strike that had upended learning for more than half a million students in the nation’s second largest public school system. The teachers won a 6 percent pay raise and caps on class sizes, which […]

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Los Angeles Teachers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles public-school teachers reached a tentative deal with school officials on Tuesday to end a weeklong strike that had upended learning for more than half a million students in the nation’s second largest public school system. The teachers won a 6 percent pay raise and caps on class sizes, which had […]

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April Bloomfield Closes Her Los Angeles Restaurant Hearth & Hound

The Hearth & Hound, the Hollywood restaurant opened by the chef April Bloomfield and the restaurateur Ken Friedman in 2017, closed after dinner service on Saturday night. Ms. Bloomfield, who made the announcement on the restaurant’s Instagram account, had acquired Mr. Friedman’s share of the Hearth & Hound last June, when their decade-long partnership was […]

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Democrats Are United on Teacher Strikes. But They’re in a ‘Gladiator Fight’ Over Education.

When 30,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike on Monday, prominent Democrats — and potential presidential candidates — lined up to give their blessings. Senator Kamala Harris of California said she was “standing in solidarity” with teachers, who are demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff. “I’m with teachers all the way,” Senator […]

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At Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike, a Rallying Cry: More Funding, Fewer Charters

LOS ANGELES — Maria Lopez had to rush off for her job at a nearby laundromat. Carmen Vasquez did not want her son to ruin his perfect attendance and needed to get to the home across town where she cleans a couple of times a week. Aurelia Aguilar needed to get to the restaurant where […]

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Saving Public Education Isn’t About Idealism, but Survival

LOS ANGELES — I first met Alex Caputo-Pearl, the union leader at the head of the teachers strike here, in 2002, back when he was teaching social studies at Crenshaw High School. He started out as a young Teach for America recruit in 1990, the program’s inaugural year. Alex, a Maryland native, told me he […]

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What’s Really at Stake in the Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike

For decades, public schools were part of California’s lure, key to the promise of opportunity. Forty years ago, with the lightning speed characteristic of the Golden State, all of that changed. In the fall of 1978, after years of bitter battles to desegregate Los Angeles classrooms, 1,000 buses carried more than 40,000 students to new […]

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Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike Updates: Demands for More Pay and More Help

LOS ANGELES — More than 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers began a long-planned strike on Monday, pressing demands for higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff in the schools. The strike affects roughly 500,000 students at 900 schools in the district, the second-largest in the nation. The schools will remain open, staffed by substitutes […]

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Los Angeles Teachers to Strike for More Pay and More Help

LOS ANGELES — More than 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers are expected to begin a long-planned strike on Monday, pressing demands for higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff in the schools. The strike will upend learning for roughly 500,000 students at 900 schools in the district, the second-largest in the nation. The schools […]

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In San Diego, a Quandary Over the (L.A.) Chargers

SAN DIEGO A question of unrivaled consequence has descended on this picturesque seaside city: Should the good citizens root for or against the Chargers, the football team that abandoned them a season ago but didn’t go really all that far. In years past, the team’s surprising success would be cause for widespread celebration. Fans would […]

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Asian-Australian Actors, Overlooked at Home, Flourish in Hollywood

MELBOURNE, Australia — They’ve found a home in Hollywood, appearing in some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year. But on a balmy December evening, a group of young Asian-Australian actors were relaxing together in a place where they’re rarely recognized: the country where they grew up. Over beers and cigarettes at […]

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Man Found Dead in Ed Buck’s Hollywood Apartment Was a Friend and Fashion Stylist

The man who was found dead this week inside the apartment of Ed Buck, a political activist and donor in Los Angeles, was identified Thursday as Timothy Dean, 55, of West Hollywood. He was described as a fashion consultant who had been friends with Mr. Buck and had played in gay basketball competitions. The authorities […]

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Los Angeles Braces for Major Teachers’ Strike

LOS ANGELES — There are 900 schools, 30,000 teachers and more than 600,000 students in the Los Angeles public school system. By the end of the week, a teacher strike could throw them all into crisis. After months of failed negotiations, teachers are expected to walk off the job on Thursday, in a show of […]

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Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

The Weather Channel app deceptively collected, shared and profited from the location information of millions of American consumers, the city attorney of Los Angeles said in a lawsuit filed on Thursday. One of the most popular online weather services in the United States, the Weather Channel app has been downloaded more than 100 million times […]

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Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When New York City’s transportation commissioner returned from a recent trip to California, she seemed downright jealous. There were electric scooters in Oakland. New train lines in Los Angeles. Self-driving cars in the Bay Area. She tried them all. […]

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As the Rose Bowl Arrives, the Pac-12 Struggles to Keep Up

By several important measurements, the Pacific-12 Conference, the college sports league that calls itself “the conference of champions,” did not have a very good year. For the third time in five seasons, no Pac-12 team made the College Football Playoff. The conference had just three entrants in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament, and all of […]

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SURFACING: Finding Female Friends Over 50 Can Be Hard. These Women Figured It Out.

Dale Pollekoff, 71, moved to Los Angeles after a long career in graphic design in Washington D.C. As a single woman with no children, she felt drawn to the city’s weather and the less conservative ideas of varied lifestyles. “I feel more like I can be me here,” she said. But soon after her move […]

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Cyberattack Disrupts Printing of Major Newspapers

An unusual cyberattack disrupted printing operations at newspapers in Los Angeles, San Diego and Florida on Saturday, and The Los Angeles Times said it had come from outside the United States. Computer malware attacks on infrastructure, while relatively rare, are hardly new: Russia has been credibly accused of shutting down power grids in Ukraine and […]

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The Exhilaration of Revolt

As the organizer Mariame Kaba says, “Hope is a discipline.” That discipline is what sustains organizers who often grind away unseen for years. This is, most of the time, what unions and working people’s organizations do: make connections, and hope the sparks they light will catch and burn. On Dec. 15, an estimated 50,000 people […]

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Peddled on the Streets of Los Angeles: Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, and Fake Social Security Cards

LOS ANGELES — Among boisterous vendors hawking ice cream, hot dogs and assorted wares from carts in the heart of Los Angeles, an illicit business quietly caters to undocumented immigrants eager to work in the United States. Its purveyors softly call out, “Mica, mica,” Spanish slang for the laminated cards they are offering to potential […]

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