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News, The Informer The Incompetent Bell Gardens Postal Sorting Office is Losing L.A.'s Mail

The Incompetent Bell Gardens Postal Sorting Office is Losing L.A.'s Mail

Attention holiday shoppers: The USPS Sorting Facility in Bell Gardens puts the snail back in snail mail. Lost and undelivered packages have inspired frustrated customers to deem it "The Black Hole of Bell" on Yelp and other review sites. By all means avoid letting your mail be sorted at the…
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News, The Informer Mega-Erupting Sidewalk Endangers Westchester Walkers

Mega-Erupting Sidewalk Endangers Westchester Walkers

A plan to improve four blocks in Westchester -- hailed by former L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and Congresswoman Maxine Waters as they posed at its "groundbreaking" last March -- has completely stalled, leaving severely buckled sidewalks that a gymnast might have trouble safely negotiating. Rosendahl and Waters praised the…
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Beverly Hills Surgeon or Murderous Con Man? James Grzeslo's Ex-Wives Pray He's Convicted

A con artist with a penchant for lying to friends and loved ones about his medical career and military heroics could face the death penalty for the near-decapitation of his Beverly Hills girlfriend, Cathy Ann Carrasco-Zanini. James Duane Grzeslo was so believable, one of his ex-wives tells L.A. Weekly, that...…
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News, The Informer Is the Autry's Management of Southwest Museum Screwing L.A. Taxpayers?

Is the Autry's Management of Southwest Museum Screwing L.A. Taxpayers?

A community coalition protested at The Southwest Museum Tuesday, drawing attention to a years-old preservation effort that spent millions of taxpayer dollars, but appears to have produced little gain. See also: L.A.'s First Museum to Close, Boosters Say Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition expressed outrage over roughly $10.5 million…
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News, The Informer Civic Groups Furious About John Deasy's Possible Resignation

Civic Groups Furious About John Deasy's Possible Resignation

Updated at the bottom with reaction from school board president Richard Vladovic. First posted at 3:02 p.m. Last night news broke of LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy's possible resignation. L.A.-based civic organizations are reacting, slamming the Board of Education for going after him and calling his potential departure "devastating." See also:…
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News, The Informer Will Sexual Predator Teachers Hide Under California Bill AB 375?

Will Sexual Predator Teachers Hide Under California Bill AB 375?

Updated at the bottom with Governor Brown vetoing AB 375. A bill sits on Jerry Brown's desk that might help predator teachers, maybe even an El Sereno Elementary School teacher who allegedly touched, fondled and kissed girls on the lips -- and had been arrested in 2010 for sexual battery,…
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News, The Informer Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Changes: Nightmare for Bikes and People?

Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Changes: Nightmare for Bikes and People?

Critics are saying that plans by Caltrans and the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering will make the difficult-to-cross Glendale-Hyperion complex of historic bridges a nightmare for bicyclists. The three-year $50 million federally funded project is intended to modernize the 5 freeway using a center divider and other additions to make…
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News, The Informer Late Students Won't Have Trouble Catching This Bus

Late Students Won't Have Trouble Catching This Bus

This morning, a Redondo Beach health agency is kicking off its third year of an anti-obesity program which closely resembles a Flintstones cartoon. Beach Cities Health District is in its third year of "Walking School Bus," an anti-obesity program in which a group of kids from Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach…
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News, The Informer Vanload of Doctors Giving 250,000 Eyeglasses to Kids in Need

Vanload of Doctors Giving 250,000 Eyeglasses to Kids in Need

Little kids in California get their eyes tested every two years. Then the poor children wait while Medi-Cal officials take weeks, and maybe months, to send them their glasses so they can learn to read. Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner's non-profit organization, Vision to Learn, is driving a…
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