Month: March 2015

Weekly News Wrap Up For Week Ending March 27, 2015

Welcome to our Weekly News Wrap Up for the week ending March 27, 2015. Once again Steve Lamb and Kevin Lynn review several stories that may be international, national, state or local that caught their interest and comment on them along with their implications. This week we took a look the US Army’s decision to court martial Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the fallout from the Los Angeles Police Department’s cooking of the books on violent crime, the sorry state of California’s Public Utilities Commission, slavery in modern day Los Angeles County and CicLAvia. We were location challenged this week. So, you’ll get...

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CFPUP Weekly News Wrap Up for March 20, 2015

Welcome to what we are hoping will be the first of many, many weekly news wrap ups (WNWU) for the Center For Progressive Urban Politics.   Today we discussed a range of international, national, state and local issues that included, the Mexican farm workers strike, Ukraine, e-mailgate, Israeli prime minister elections as well as local Los Angeles and Pasadena elections and then finally the Los Angeles Marathon.   The WNWU is an attempt to capture a typical discussion Steve and I have when we get together once a week for breakfast. Our hope is that we can keep alive the...

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Steve and Kevin Take on The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

  On February 24th, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, along with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl sponsored a motion to create a task force to help with the implementation of President Obama’s executive order (EO) granting amnesty to illegal immigrants on the county level. Supervisor Solis pulled out all the stops to get her motion approved to include paying the parking of people who would be willing to show up and hold signs in favor of her motion as well as provide coffee and donuts to attendees. Oddly, the EO was found illegal by a federal judge and any appeal...

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