For the fourth year in a row, in an effort to conserve dwindling state funds, LAUSD and the L.A. teachers union have agreed to cut from the single most important aspect of K-12 education: time in the classroom. If approved by teachers, the plan would deal them 10 furlough days next year. On five of ... More >>
Ted SoquiAlice Callaghan of Las Familias del PuebloPrince William and his wife, Kate, are heading to Skid Row on Sunday to visit Inner-City Arts school, which is all fine and dandy. But we suggest the royal couple also hang out at Las Familias del Pueblo, the Skid Row childcare center with a ... More >>
Skid Row.What to make of the latest, official homeless count in L.A., which says the number of folks on the streets here continues to decline despite this droopy economy?
A) The books are being cooked! B) Homeless have somehow found landlords who accept crushed soda cans in lieu of rent. C) ... More >>
Abhijit PatilSkid Row, Los Angeles.Is the new wave of hipsters, yuppies and loft-dwellers who have moved en masse to downtown L.A. in the last decade pushing out the longtime locals known as the homeless? It sure looks like it. At least on paper.
Recent U.S. Census figures parsed by blogdown ... More >>
We're not the only ones who did a double take when the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported this week that homelessness was down 38 percent in the county compared to 2007.Kevin ScanlonAdvocate for the homeless Alice Callaghan says the numbers don't add up.
Let's get this straigh ... More >>