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Megan Diskin

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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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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......
John Deasy has been pro-child

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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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,......
Will Glendale-Hyperion Bridge be for 55 mph or for bikes

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......
Hermosa Beach students participate in the Walking the Bus program.; Credit: Beach Cities Health District

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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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......