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Ballona Wetlands Again in Jeopardy (tags)
Just 10 years after the the Ballona Wetlands were acquired and preserved (an endeavor that took decades), they are again under attack. The Annenberg Foundation, which has done impressive work elsewhere, plans to purchase the wetlands and develop part of it. A demonstration occurred on Thursday October 17.
FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic proce (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether. This article discusses the document LAUSD is using to justify this move.
The real question is, does the CCSA disseminate any information that isn't biased and inco (tags)
Looking at how the insatiably greedy executives and staffs of the California Charter School Association and Families That Can rigged the PSC 2.0 advisory votes to convert more public schools into privately run charters.
Ben Austin channels Sarah Palin substituting his Triggers for her Targets (tags)
Highly paid school privatization advocate Ben Austin has been lashing out publicly with ever more vitriol since he ignominiously lost his seat on the California State Board of Education and his supposed moment of triumph in Compton, chronicled in Jill Stewart's trashy masseuse and porn ad pennysaver was been mired in controversy and very real accusations of malfeasance.
South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)
Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.
Save the Farm. Deadline: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (tags)
On July 2, Angelinos overcame the City-planned divides between rich and poor, cultural differences, and even broke through language barriers in the fight to restore the South Central Farm. When the developer proposed a diesel-spewing warehouse distribution center for the site, Farmers and Farm supporters threw a wrench in the cogs of City Hall and won a round in the fight to force Horowitz to do an Environmental Impact Report: they forced a twenty-one day delay for more public comments, and gained a glimmer of hope to restore the Farm. The fight between the people and developers' grip on City Hall could be decided by this Wednesday, July 23, 2008, the new deadline for public comments and the second hearing, a week or two later on the tenth floor of City Hall, in front of a small advisory board.
The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)
The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.
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.
National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)
Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.
Jewish Journal Clears South Central Farmers of Anti-Semitism (tags)
Did Anti-Semitism Take Root at the South Central Farm?
Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)
In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006
Plowed Under (tags)
South Central Farm Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)
Willie Nelson, Darryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Danny Glover, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly-Hill support farmers in the struggle to save the nation's largest urban farm. Darryl Hannah appears on Larry King Live with Willie Nelson to show footage of eviction. Danny Glover calls eviction a Day of Mourning, a Day of Shame
Horowitz Unleashes Sheriff (tags)
South Central Farmers learn bittler lesson of the role of the courts and politicians.
SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)
South Central Farmers Have Secured Financing To Purchase Land From Developer (tags)
Annenberg Foundation Offers To Purchase Property
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Annenberg Foundation Makes Offer to Developer to Buy Land (tags)
The Annenberg Foundation made a surprise announcement today that they have made a proposal directly to developer Ralph Horowitz to buy the land on behalf of the farmers.