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  • Don't demonize teachers because of pension system's faults

    Just as I was preparing to defend public school teachers and their retirement benefits, I got a form letter last week from my employer's vice president for human resources. Apparently he felt it was important to inform me that I had earned additional...
  • Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill

    Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill
    Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness. "I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live." Decades later she was a...
  • New system allows more students to get college Cal Grants

     
    For some high school seniors, applying to college is stressful enough. An added layer of having to search for their grade point average and Social Security number was enough for thousands not to bother seeking financial aid. Now, Los Angeles......
  • Call for screening of healthcare enrollers meets resistance

    State officials say they need 20,000 people for the job of signing up millions of Californians for health insurance in the coming months, but a battle is brewing over whether these workers should undergo background checks and fingerprinting. At issue is...
  • L.A. population will be much older, more settled, study says

     
    The future of Los Angeles will be a grayer one, as aging boomers, slowing immigration and shrinking birthrates radically change the face of the county, a new study from USC predicts. Seventeen years from now, senior citizens will make up......
  • Late Night: Jon Stewart clarifies his support for 'socialism'

     
    According to Jon Stewart, "A socialist is someone who wants to spend government money on things you don’t like."...
  • Protesters pressure Villaraigosa to step down from Fix the Debt group

     
    Protesters came to City Hall to present Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with a petition demanding he step down from the Fix the Debt campaign, a day after the mayor distanced himself from the group's push for large scale cuts to Social Security and...
  • Backyard bones: Man accused of stealing dead father's benefits

     
    A Santa Ana man was charged with fradulently collecting more than $100,000 of his deceased father's Social Security benefits Tuesday after bones believed to be that of his father were found in the backyard of his former home, officials said....
  • McManus: Fiscal crisis? What crisis?

    McManus: Fiscal crisis? What crisis?
    Here's what is most maddening about the "Perils of Pauline" fiscal crises that President Obama and Congress have led us into during the last year: Both sides have known from the beginning what the final deals would look like, but neither side has been...
  • Petition demands Villaraigosa resign from Fix the Debt campaign

     
    More than 5,000 people have signed an online petition demanding that L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa resign from a steering committee of the Fix the Debt campaign, a national bipartisan group lobbying for Congress and the White House to address the...
  • Villaraigosa defends association with Fix the Debt campaign

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa defended his decision to join the Fix the Debt campaign, a national bipartisan lobbying group, even as an online petition calling for him to quit the group surpassed 8,000 signatures. On Tuesday, Villaraigosa...