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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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'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.


 

Streetcars Back on Track in LA? Could Happen

THE CITY - Author Kay Martin suggested in his CityWatch column (link) … ‘The Red Cars’ … that LA would do well to get street cars back in its transportation matrix. AP’s Andrew Dalton reports that reality is closer than we think.)
Half a century after the last of the lost Pacific Electric Red Cars rumbled through Los Angeles, a move has begun to return streetcars to downtown LA.

With a route chosen by the city and an environmental review begun, the proposed four-mile Broadway-to-Figueroa loop is a modest project compared to the region's subway extensions and freeway expansions, but would provide a link between the key spots of the downtown renaissance and a symbolic link with the city's mythologized past.

Los Angeles once had a thousand miles of streetcar tracks. (The rest of Dalton’s report here

(This AP report was posted most recently at huffingtonpost.com)
-cw

Tags: Los Angeles, streetcars, Red Cars, Downtown LA






CityWatch
Vol 10 Issue 29
Pub: Apr 10, 2012

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