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WILL GLOBALIZATION KILL FREE SPEECH?

 

 



 

Neil deGrasse Tyson-American astrophysicist-Explains meaning of Life to 6 Year Old

Jessica Chastain-American actress-We must speak up



  • Issue: Minority Recruitment Still Lacking at LAFD

    CityWatch

    Date: Jan 23, 2015 

    More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-Based think tank. 

    Female athletes and recent military veterans belonging to a minority racial group, such as Hispanic, Asian and black, should be targeted for recruitment, Rand Corp. researchers recommended in the 150-page report. 

    Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the $270,000 study from Rand last year in an effort to improve the city’s firefighter hiring process amid criticism that the LAFD’s recruitment tends to favor relatives of existing employees, resulting in less diversity. 

    The Rand report also suggests that city leaders increase the fire department’s budget for recruitment efforts, which are currently being carried out by four individuals. (Read more here.) 

    -cw

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Thu Jan 29, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
DWP to Present Interim Stormwater Capture Master Plan (*Revised*)
Fri Jan 30, 2015 @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Raising Minimum Wage Rally
Thu Feb 05, 2015 @ 6:30AM - 08:30PM
Streets Blog LA - CD 4 Candidate Forum

Deflategate: Science Guy says Pat’s Coach makes no sense

Lance Armstrong: I’d probably do it again

Sarah Palin: More bizarre than usual


 

 

  

 

 


'A SHOT OF WHISKEY'

In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.


 

Feuer, Trutanich Mix It Up on Way to March City Election-Video

CHATSWORTH.PATCH - City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and Assemblyman Mike Feuer participated in a lively debate at the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association meeting at Notre Dame High School Wednesday evening.
 
The two are both running for City Attorney; the LA Times reported in October that the race will be "intense" and "rancorous." Greg Smith, a lawyer, is also running, but did not attend the SOHA meeting.
 
The debate was divided by the moderator into three sections: opening statements from the candidates were followed by the two asking each other questions, and this was followed by moderator-read questions from the audience.
 
They talked about their positions on a variety of issues, from recent changes in parolee supervision law (AB 109), the salary for the position of City Attorney and the problem of school truancy to how they voted on election propositions like the abolition of the death penalty, labeling genetically modified food and Measure J.  
 
-cw
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CityWatch
Vol 10 Issue 92
Pub: Nov 16, 2012 
 
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