On May 14, 2011, Zschaschel, an active-duty officer, was part of "Operation Ready Warrior," in San Diego, which helped military personnel with dental needs, a field in which she specializes. While deployed out of town, her husband was trying work out a repayment plan with Bank of America because they were behind on their mortgage in Los Angeles. Instead, she and the family's attorney allege, B of A illegally foreclosed:
The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.
Neither government officials nor God's advocates can dictate such arbitrary control of business or speech.
In August this same religious coalition asked for a confidential meeting regarding Backpage.com. We readily agreed. As we prepared to share our information, we were informed that only four members of the coalition would attend.
Village Voice Media then offered to fly, at our expense, all members of the clerical delegation to New York for the conference.
No, it's not a registry of LA gangsters, or possibly Dick Tracy villains.
The annual top 10 list of the most unusual cat and dog names of 2011 is finally out, and if you get a kick out of the name, "Sir Seamus McPoop," this is the list for you.
On one hand, there's the vomiting, blackouts and hangovers.
On the other hand, there's that shot of courage only booze can deliver, the euphoric drunken chattiness and other social benefits.
Guess which one wins.
The nonprofit group Spirit of America, which works with American military service personnel to provide basic supplies to people in combat zones, patched the phone call through in the school library. It was a video conference call, so the kids could see each other. Two monitors (one in each country), some military satellites and a Skype connection were involved.
Naturally, the West L.A. kids fretted over what to discuss with the Helmand Province kids in southwestern Afghanistan, an area populated by Pashtuns under Taliban control. Their respective lifestyles are so different that there was certainly plenty to wonder about, if not ask aloud.
Thirteen months and 10,433 miles later, however, Dunner was shocked when she took her car back to the dealership and was told she needed new brakes.
What's more, Dunner says, she was informed that the new car's three-year, 36,000 mile warranty would not cover the cost of the repair because Honda took the position that nothing was wrong with the braking system.
Pissed off at Honda, Dunner has now filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the Torrance-based auto giant, claiming the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Civic's brakes wear down prematurely, causing safety risks, and that the American Honda Motor Co. will not fix the problems and refuses to tell purchasers about the vehicle defect.
That'll keep 'em honest, was the thought.
But so far, according to a list if deadbeats that the Controller put out, nearly 20 percent of the 900 agencies have not complied and could face up to a $5,000 fine.
Among the many ideas Gov. Jerry Brown apparently has to reduce California's colossal $25 billion-plus deficit, including reductions to state parks and libraries, is to pawn state prisoners off on county jails.
That may work in some counties, but it's hardly clear if LA is one of them.
Customers tweeted about the problems and even a few commented at LA Weekly, with one stating that the lack of service was hurting a job hunt because prospective employers couldn't get through; another said he received "all circuits are busy" audio messages when trying to use his mobile phone. A T-Mobile rep emailed LA Weekly Monday night to say things were back to normal: