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L.A. County Federation of Labor Launches Campaign Against Bernard Parks

8 years ago by Gene Maddaus
The L.A. County Federation of Labor has started its much-anticipated campaign against Councilman Bernard Parks, dropping $20,000 into a committee to support challenger Forescee Hogan-Rowles.That's more money than Hogan-Rowles raised all last year, but probably only a down payment on what it will take to unseat the two-term incumbent.The initial...
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L.A. County Federation Of Labor To Require Democratic Politicians to Clean Toilets And Change Bedpans

8 years ago by Gene Maddaus
The L.A. County Federation of Labor can make or break a politician's career. The Fed's endorsement brings an army of precinct walkers and door knockers, which can turn the tide in a local race. But now that endorsement is becoming harder to get. Under new requirements rolled out at Fed...
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Mayor's Race: L.A. County Federation Of Labor Can't Decide Between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel

6 years ago by Gene Maddaus
The L.A. County Federation of Labor, one of the biggest sources of power in L.A. elections, has decided not to endorse in the first round of the L.A. mayor's race, according to multiple sources.Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are the two candidates with the strongest labor support. But neither could...
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News, Culture, Trending: R.I.P. Gary Stewart and Angel Walker, Judith Baca's Mural and More

2 days ago by Roy Jurgens
Tributes to Rhino Records' Gary Stewart and burlesque legend Angel Walker, and news about L.A. County's new proposed budget, the failure of SB50, the wars of Hollywood talent agencies, the whitewashing of Judith Baca's iconic mural and the 100th anniversary of Easterseals in L.A.
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Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel Picks Up Critical Support From L.A. County Labor Federation

6 years ago by Gene Maddaus
Update below, 5:15 p.m. Full rundown of Garcetti and Greuel's remarks behind closed doors at the Fed today. Greuel: "I'm gonna stand with labor, not stand up to labor." Controller Wendy Greuel got a major lift this morning, as the political committee of the L.A. County Federation of Labor voted to...
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Meet an Artist Monday: York Chang

12 days ago by Shana Nys Dambrot
York Chang is a unique presence in the L.A. Art world, a consummate practitioner of multidextrous concept-driven painting and sculpture who is also a practicing lawyer. Although his art is not about legal matters in a direct or political sense, his intentions are to break down information overload to arrive at more fundamental, if fractured, truths about human experience. Between fiction and social discourse, information and empathy, truth and truthiness, the mixed media paintings, collages, photography, appropriations and meta-narratives he generates do that thing art does best — using artifice to get back to reality.
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News and Culture, Trending in L.A.: Nipsey, SaMo Pride, District Elections & More

15 days ago by Roy Jurgens
Nipsey news, SaMo Pride announced, local district neighborhood elections Saturday, L.A. hockey season is over, terror threats at Burning Man are a federal concern, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have their day in court, Trump in L.A.
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Potential Impacts of the Government Shutdown, Three Weeks in

3 months ago by Michael Trent
Homeowners potentially losing financial assistance from the federal government after their homes were destroyed during historic wildfires, fewer Transportation Safety Administration agents on duty at Los Angeles International Airport and a national park closing down temporarily are some of the after-effects brought on by the longest federal government shutdown on record.
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Four Days In: Protest, Publicity and the Fight for Public Education

3 months ago by Beige Luciano-Adams
In the first three days of L.A.’s historic teacher strike, the battle over the future of the city’s public schools raged on in competing press conferences, school and LAUSD site picket lines, boisterous rallies — and across social media platforms, where parents and teachers vented frustrations with district leadership.
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2018 in Review: National Politics

4 months ago by Michael Trent
2018 saw a blue wave that swept through the House of Representatives, a historic number of women elected to Congress, end-of-the-year stock market volatility, a government shutdown and a controversial detention policy at the U.S.-Mexico border that erupted in an international scandal, among other milestones and unforgettable images, quotes and events.

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