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Nation's Worst Meltdown Was In LA (tags)

July 1959: The nation's worst nuclear meltdown happened 20 miles from downtown LA.

Jewish “Defense” League: Nazis in Skull-caps (tags)

The recent arrests of JDL members for assault and hate crimes for a brutal attack on Arab, Jewish and other protesters of AIPAC (the right-wing, pro-Zionist lobbying organization) sent me to the archives to dig up some reportage and investigation I had done for People Against Racist Terror in the 1990s about the JDL. I had been physically attacked at least twice previously by JDLers, once in Brooklyn in 1968 at a sit-in for open admissions for Black and Puerto Rican high school grads to Brooklyn College (then 99% white, mostly Jewish with a small minority of Irish Catholics). I was attacked again by the JDL at an anti-Klan rally in Los Angeles in 1983, by Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel (who pulled a shiv and shouted racist threats at Black marchers). The JDL is and always has been a stone racist, reactionary, pro-imperialist, organization, breeding ground for Meier Kahane’s genocidal Kach party in israel. I use quotes around “Defense” in the title of the article because just like the so-called Israeli “Defense” Forces, they are an aggressive, abusive bunch, and have always attacked Arabs, leftists, people of color and especially Jews who don’t buy their lies.

Prop 60, Condom Law (tags)

I was basically ignoring this, but people tell me to vote "no".

Voters Rally Against Proposition 1 Outside the Beverly Hills Mansion of Water Barons (tags)

Press conference to launch the Los Angeles campaign to vote no on Proposition 1 held outside the home of the billionaire agribusiness tycoons who would benefit from the “water bond.” #NoOnProp1

SNWA Whistleblower Shows Ratepayers Bilked for Spring Valley Ranches (tags)

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has used rate hikes and government subsidies to purchase ranches at six times above market value to appear as landholders for water rights for their proposed pipeline. An employee of the SNWA turned whistleblower has come forward with evidence of bribery of local officials and yearly losses of money on the SNWA ranches. In related news Sen. Mike Roberson introduced SB 232 with bipartisan support to require greater transparency by the SNWA and would require the water authority to obtain approval from the PUC before increasing water rates.

Fukushima, San Onofre and Our Health (tags)

It has been two years since Fukushima’s multiple meltdowns. . San Onofre nuclear power plant in the Southland has been shut down for over a year. Time to look back and gaze forward. This article will concentrate on nuclear power plants’ radioactive emissions and their effects on our health.

Water Theft from Aquifers Benefit Developers at Expense of Ecosystems (tags)

Water theft from rural aquifers for the short term benefit of Las Vegas developers is a crime against the ecosystems and human communities that depend upon their water for survival. The theft of the aquifer water by SNWA is a sequel of the Owens Valley water grab by LADWP nearly a century ago. Any ELF actvists looking for training sites have over 200 miles of practice targets if this pipeline goes through. Maybe someone should send LADWP a message that water theft can be stopped by preventing transport. When the pipeline is ruptured in numerous places this water theft will become a more costly endeavor! The LADWP and SNWA needs to stop stealing water from aquifers and desert lakes!

BLM Support of SNWA Pipeline is "Pure Folly" (tags)

The decision last week by the BLM to support the SNWA pipeline shows their disregard for science and inability to protect species that are under their watch. The developers who plan projects like Coyote Springs 50 miles north of Las Vegas are dependent upon this pipeline, NOT Las Vegas. Just more hype so that some developers (Whittemore/Seeno/etc...) can profit at the expense of the desert spring ecosystems in Snake and Spring Valleys. There isn't enough water in these aquifers to support the suburban sprawl of Coyote Springs 100,000 homes, golf courses, etc...

Everybody’s Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg (tags)

Spring Snails Survival Threatened by SNWA Pipeline (tags)

The spring snails of the Great Basin region are threatened by construction of the SNWA pipeline to Las Vegas. Spring snails are vital as primary consumer herbivores to reduce algae and thereby prevent eutrophication, also being the base of the trophic food web pyramid that supports trout, eagles and humans. Spring snails should be protected under ESA and are more valuable than golf courses and sprawl development north of Las Vegas.

SNWA General Manager Mulroy; A Legacy of Cultural Genocide Against the Goshute Nation (tags)

The use of propaganda to coerce transfer of indigenous populations from their homeland and cultural base is a violation of the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and could be defined as cultural genocide. Will this be the legacy of SNWA General Manager Patricia Mulroy's pipeline?

May 1 General Strike 'four winds' meetings (tags)

Five important meetings tonight in east, south and west LA, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown about making plans for the May 1 General Strike four winds caravans and convergence.

Owens Lake Reminders for SNWA Pipeline’s Water Grab from Northern Aquifers (tags)

The recent decision by the NV State Engineer to support the SNWA's proposed pipeline follows the same tactics used by San Fernando Valley developers who removed water from Owens Lake and Valley by using deception and purchasing land and favors from government officials.

Unify for Occupy Oakland (tags)

To build the 99%, we must find unity across the economic and social strata, or the Occupation movement will be correctly derided as a quasi-elitist middle class project.

"My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Opens in LA (tags)

For four nights in September, the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum presents the controversial one-woman play that has become a flashpoint for opposing viewpoints about Israel's presence in the Gaza strip.

Need overwhelms Southern California food pantries (tags)

Los Angeles and Orange Counties, long known as centers of Southern California wealth and glamour, are now home to more than half a million people seeking help from food pantries.

Senator Padilla Announces Committee Hearing Exploring Safety at California’s Nuke Plants (tags)

California State Senator Alex Padilla, a Democrat representing the San Fernando Valley, has called an April 14th hearing on the seismic safety of Pacific Gas'n Electric and Southern California Edison's nuclear power plants on the California Coast. This is the press release from his office:

Author-Artist-Scientist Laura Cunningham on "Forgotten Landscapes of California" (tags)

For her book, Cunningham spent over 20 years illustrating how California might have looked before the arrival of Europeans. Her artwork often goes back centuries and even millennia (and on a few occasions all the way to the ice age).

Michael Sol: Queer Leatherman Explores Intimacy and Sadism (tags)

Michael Sol, Leatherman extraordinaire and candidate for Mr. Los Angeles Leather this weekend (March 26-27), is giving a demonstration of the Japanese rope bondage art, shibari, at the Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street between Terra and Aladdin Restaurants in Hillcrest, Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at an event sponsored by the San Diego League of Gentlemen. In this interview, published in the April 2011 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine, Sol talks extensively about his interests in Leather and so-called "edge play," and the distinction he draws between romantic intimacy and power exchanges. He also discusses the thin line between exercise and martial art, and between consensual S/M and the kinds of torture practiced on unwilling victims in places like Abu Ghraib.


“ Bataan has fallen, but the spirit that made it stand cannot fall” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in the United States will hold several 68th Year Commemorative events for the 68th Fall Of Bataan or Bataan Day in the Philippines. JFAV and AWARE will remember the 68th Fall of Bataan in Los Angeles, Panorama City and San Francisco, all in California. On April 9, 1942, the USAFFE surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army, the largest US army garrison in the Pacific numbering 90,000 men. More than 30,000 US Army soldiers and 60, 000 Filipino soldiers of the Philippine Commonwealth surrendered after holding out for more than four months.

San Fernando Valley Anarchist Federation is Forming (tags)

Like wearing black? Is Emma Goldman your idea of a goddess? Do you feel inundated by statist jibber-jabber? Do you live in the San Fernando Valley? If this vaguely describes your disposition then check out and post a greeting on the forum.

First in state Holistic Mom’s Network chapter celebrates 5th birthday (tags)

The Los Angeles/South Pasadena Chapter of the Holistic Mom’s Network is hosting a community Open House to be held Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30pm - 9pm at the South Pasadena Library’s Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street in South Pasadena.

“Largest gang takedown in United States history” (tags)

The early morning raids were aimed at 88 reputed gang members who were among 147 named in five federal racketeering indictments which accuses the southern Los Angeles County street gang with numerous felony crimes, including killing a sheriff’s deputy, murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, witness intimidation and committing hate crimes against African Americans.

Two Dozen Mexican Mafia and other Gangs and Associates Arrested on Federal Narcotic violat (tags)

The investigation was initiated early last year by the LAPD and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force to address gang-related crime in the San Fernando Valley. The investigation focused on identifying and disrupting drug trafficking organizations and related violence carried out by Hispanic gangs associated with the Mexican Mafia. Said, Michael Moore, Deputy Chief of LAPD’s Valley Operations Bureau.

San Fernando Valley (A)narchist Federation Meeting (tags)

San Fernando Valley (A)narchist Federation Meeting Saturday August 16, 2008 12PM-3PM VIN LOI TOFU RESTAURANT AND TOFU FACTORY

San Fernando Valley (A)narcho Meetup **August 9, 2008** (tags)

San Fernando Valley (A)narcho Meetup **August 9, 2008**

"Flipping" Self Help Graphics? (tags)

LA Eastside writer Victoria Delgadillo is following what's happening with the recent sale of SHG to a real estate speculator and "flipper" who is on a house flipping show. Will SHG be flipped away? Click link for full story

Please take a moment to sign the petition to FIRE Ed Boks! (tags)

Ed Boks is the General Manager of Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS). Ed Boks pretends to care about converting LAAS into a no-kill system of sheltering, but all that he has done is cost the TAXPAYERS of Los Angeles their hard-earned MONEY, with his questionable programs and undocumented spending.

Senate Candidate Fran Pavley Upsets Supporters with Code Words in Health Care Mailer (tags)

Fran Pavley's Health Care Mailer included a photo of her with progressive State Senator Sheila Kuehl and identified Kuehl as author of the vetoed single payer Universal Health Act, SB 840. However, not only did Pavley not endorse Kuehl's bill in the mailer, she included code words accepting the role of private insurance and opposing single payer and the economies of it.

Popular immigration lawyer gets 2 year jail sentence (tags)

An immigration lawyer, who once run one of the biggest immigration law firms on the West Coast, was sentenced early this week to two years in federal prison for filing fraudulent visa applications, some of which were for their own employees, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office said. A senior associate of the same firm was sentenced to three years probation, plus 200 hours of community service.

The Kids On Paper Holiday Cheer Project (tags)

Kids On Paper Bring The Gift Of Comics To Valley Hospitals For Valentine’s Day


“THE KIDS ON PAPER HOLIDAY CHEER PROJECT”: KIDS ON PAPER’S wheelchair-bound director Gary Cifra and his assistant director/wife Patty bring gifts of comic books and graphic novels to young hospital patients this December.

ATTENTION...there is an anti-immigration rally in SFV now !!! We need support (tags)

Those racist Miniutemen are protesting at Variel and Roscoe in the San Fernando valley....We need Counter-protester support !!!!!

LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)

For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.

Let Malibu Burn: A political history of the Fire Coast Mike Davis (tags)

Fire in Malibu has a relentless, staccato rhythm. The rugged coastline is scourged by a large fire, on average, every two and a half years, and at least once a decade a blaze in the chaparral grows into a terrifying firestorm consuming hundreds of homes in an inexorable march across the mountains to the sea. In one week last month, 10 homes and 14,000 acres of brush went up in smoke.

San Fernando Valley City Council passes Bush Impeachment Resolution with unanimous vote (tags)

The San Fernando Valley City Council passed an impeachment resolution for President Bush with a unanimous vote on August 20, 2007.

The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)

The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.


About 40 peace activists from multiple groups in the San Fernando Valley gathered in front of Congressman Howard Berman's home in Valley Village on Sat, May 26,2007. Berman did NOT VOTE on the supplemental Iraq appropriations bill HR2206 that funds the war without timelines for withdrawal. Groups represented included Neighborhood Peace and Justice, Progressive Democrats of America, Progressive Caucus CDP, So. Cal. Grassroots, Valley Democrats United. Photos: (c)2007 Linda Sutton

Local Soldier, Rowan D. Walter, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Rowan D. Walter died Feb. 23 of injuries suffered a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded in an ambush attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. He had left his tank to help soldiers in an earlier attack.

SURGE FOR PEACE! - San Fernando Valley (tags)

[ And now, a message from the President of the United States: "After mah special speech on surging Eye-Rak, in which i'll be talkin bout my big plans fer VICTORY in that there country, which will include sending - oh, around twenty thousand more of yer kids to protect our oil fields - i hope you all will be inspired enough ta stay home and watch some good 'ol Merican telivision, or maybe go shoppin ta support my war effert. Just be sure NOT ta excersize yer right ta free speech - you wernt using that 'ol thing anyway - by going to tha Thursday Night SURGE FOR PEACE Vigil in the San Fernando Valley hosted by all them thar peace-niks. Jus go along with mah war plans, and everythin will be jus fine 'n dandy. Anyway, that's what Jesus done whispered in mah ear tha other night." ]

The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)

The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.

Sonali Kohatkar interviews Green Party Congressional Candidate Byron De Lear (tags)

Could the Greens Win a Congressional Seat? Byron De Lear would be the first Green sent to Washington. De Lear is a Pro-Peace candidate running for California’s 28th district congressional seat against Bush War Democrat Howard Berman.

CA Green Candidate May Win US House Seat (tags)

He used to help produce hits for Ace of Base and Miami Sound Machine, but now Byron De Lear, 40, has a US Congressional seat in California's San Fernando Valley within his reach. If he wins, he would become the first US House member representing the Green Party.

Peace Candidate De Lear in Valley--New Video (tags)

10 Minute Documentary for the Byron De Lear for Congress Campaign, Green Party, in San Fernando Valley, California available for streaming on YouTube and Google Video.

Green Party strategy: interview with 3 L.A. area candidates (tags)

Three Los Angeles area Green Party candidates-- Donna Warren, Byron De Lear and Peter Thottam--are interviewed by Sonali Kolhatkar about strategy for Nov. 2006 elections.

California Legislature passes involuntary outpatient commitment bill (tags)

With bipartisan super-majority votes that stunned and dismayed mental health clients and advocates, the California Senate and Assembly passed involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) bill AB 2357, sending the bill to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto. The bill would extend Laura's Law, California's existing outpatient commitment law, by five years.

Senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents (tags)

As the final vote nears for involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 on the floor of the California Senate, state senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents. But some advocates remain hopeful that senators will be persuaded to vote "no" at the last minute, others will continue to vote "no", and the bill's course will be reversed.

Interview with Byron De Lear (tags)

Green Party candidate for US Congress, 28th Dist, California

Calif. Green running for US House speaks at World Peace Forum (tags)

International, Political and Academic Leaders Rally in Support of De Lear Campaign Prior to World Peace Forum Presentation; and endorse Green Party candidate Byron De Lear for US House, San Fernando Valley

Press Conference June 22 10:00 (tags)

Press Conference to protest the Iraqi war will be held at Rep. Berman's district office on Thurs, June 22, 10:30am at 14546 Hamlin Street, Van Nuys, CA. 91411. Contacts: Rebecca Gonzalez-Tobias (310) 916-8888, Michael Jay (818) 783-6684

Black Brown Unity - Press Conferences (tags)

“Don’t just boycott – Shut it Down!”

Drive-By Councilman Dennis P. Zine 3rd District (tags)

Dennis P. Zine drunk with police power decides to do a drive by on the South Central Farmers.

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine terrorizes South Central Farmers. (tags)

LAPD Tickets Elderly 82-year-old Woman for "Crossing street too slowly" (tags)

Mayvis Coyle, 82, was shuffling with her cane across busy Foothill Boulevard in Sunland Feb. 15, carrying groceries, while a traffic police officer watched and waited. Even before Coyle finished crossing the intersection at Woodward Avenue, he had scribbled a $114 ticket for crossing against a don't-walk signal.

Gran Marcha 2006 (tags)

LA Coalition to Stage Mass Protest on March 25, 2006 Against HR4437 Sensenbrenner Immigration Bill in Downtown Los Angeles and support a comprehensive immigration reform provision that leads to permanent residency and no more border fences and or heightened border security

Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)

"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.

Both Sides of the Border: Latin American and Chicano Art (tags)

With the recent upsurge in popularity for Latino art, Carlotta's Passion Fine Arts intends to present a proper historical and aesthetic context for what is quickly becoming an internationally renown school of art. As an expression of a newly independent hemisphere, Latin American art has long delighted and inspired a world audience. Vibrant, compelling and rooted in the unique experience of the Americas, the genre provides a bridge for a new contemporary US art movement. Chicano Art is the visual language of the Mexican-American community in the US, and domestically it has already made an impact with its bold aesthetics - now it is poised to become popular with the worldwide community. To help broaden that recognition, Carlotta's Passion Fine Arts presents, Both Sides of the Border: Latin American and Chicano Art.

CSUN art project harrassement by CSUN ROTC (tags)

. This story below is just in from CSUN: California State University at Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley: here we find an ROTC Colonel who feels empowered to challenge art students freedom of speech in court. here is yet another sign that the new bunker mentality is being normalized in the USA with censorious repercussions on campuses both red and blue, and in the art world.

Joe Turner Hero In The New Again (tags)

Joe Turner in the News Again...ever wonder why there are SO many stories on Joe Tuner and NONE on the indymedia leaders?

No surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested for driving into crowd (tags)

Valley dingbat Hal Netkin ran a phone bank during the mayoral election that called voters with automated anti-Villaraigosa messages. He's obsessed with immigrants and the mayor-elect, and on his website calls Villaraigosa "the MECHista mayor who virtually takes his orders from Mexico City." So, no surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested last night in Orange County for driving his van into a crowd of Latinos protesting an appearance by the head of the Minuteman Project.

LA on coverof NYTimes today, but nothing here? (tags)

I was surprised to see that LA was on the cover of the NYTimes today for the mayoral election (I haven't been following it, I'm up in the Bay Area) and that there isn't any mention of the results on here. I'm wondering what the alternative view is on this guy. NYT paints him as a "union organizer." If that's true, why no mention here of a potential 'good guy' in office? Plus, if nothing else, the first Hispanic mayor in over 100 years . . .

MEChA Protests JROTC, War (tags)

Saturday, March 26, in the San Fernando Valley, about 80 to 100 members of MECha protested against the militarization of our schools and the war in Iraq.

Counter-Military Recruitment Action in SFValley (tags)

MEChA National Action taking place this weekend in the San Fernando Valley. Hundreds of students and community residents will converge and voice their opposition to the militarization of school campuses.

Antiwar Protest - Studio City - Fri. Nov. 12 (tags)

Neighbors for Peace and Justice in North Hollywood/Studio City, have been holding weekly antiwar vigils since just BEFORE the invasion of Iraq. Now that the war in Iraq is escalating... the vigils are continuing. This high visability protest takes place at a major intersection in North Hollywood/Studio City, and ALL Angelenos are encouraged to participate.

Mass meeting in NoHo to stop arts cuts (tags)

The online magazine for the San Fernando Valley's NoHo Arts District, , is helping to organize an emergency community meeting to stop the attacks on CAD. Join representatives from the Cultural Affairs Department, the NoHo Theatre & Arts Business Collaborative, Valley Theatre League and other arts organizations to save the arts in Los Angeles.

LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)

As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.



S.F. Valley Peace Protest - Fri. Sept 19th. (tags)


1-800-BE-READY (tags)

A review of the Homeland Security's BE READY website, by a raving radical. Scary stuff folks...they boast DOUBLING the neighborhood watches, and that is not all! Read on!

Coffee House Teach-Ins gets grants to keep hope alive... (tags)

teachins continue after grants awarded to Coffee House Teach-Ins

let's get civilaly disobedient! (tags)

Civil disobeience at military weapons manufacturer in the San Fernando Valley


Transgenders: Queen Mary Show Lounge, Studio City, closed February 23, without notice to patrons or employees after more than 40 years of hosting the TG community.

Student walkout on Sepulveda Blvd. in SF Valley (tags)

Group of students protesting against war on Sepulveda Blvd. in San Fernando Valley on Wednesday afternoon

Hundreds Are Detained After Visits to INS (tags)

From the LA Times.

Baby's Arm Severed in LAPD Pursuit (fwd) (tags)

A 2-week-old baby's arm was torn off and six other people were injured when a car pursued by police crashed into another vehicle Tuesday, officials said. A limb reimplantation specialist examined the boy and determined that his arm could not be reattached, said Dr. James Stein of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

CINCO DE MAYO - Art Show (tags)

Cinco de Mayo Artshow in the NoHo Arts district of North Hollywood

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