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The Ongoing Normal: Taxpayer Fraud in L.A. Foster Care

By joshuaallen, published on Apr 23, 2011

The Ongoing Normal: Tax Fraud in L.A. Foster Care

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

Two reporters from the Los Angeles times have just won a Pulitzer Prize http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-onthemedia-20110419,0,7977149.column for their story on the ongoing corruption by the city of Bell California government officials and politicians.

Several members of this small city of mostly immigrants of limited wealth were paying themselves up to a million dollars a year. Part time Council members had to settle for several hundred thousand dollars,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, corruption, child abuse, dcfs, agencies, city of bell

The Real Abused Foster Children of Watts and Compton.

By joshuaallen, published on Mar 7, 2011

... heartwarming self-congratulatory events.

They put spouses in charge while they themselves attend to their outside business interests, all the while continuing to collect six figure full time salaries.

They continue to act as a consultant to other agencies after being booted from Los Angeles County for malfeasance. Later they open up another agency in a different county because it remains all they can do and nobody stops them. Should a person who “earned” a million dollars in less than 3 years from toiling in the trenches for abused and neglected children be allowed to... (more)

Tags: los angeles, business, corruption, child abuse, foster children

On MLK Hospital and DCFS: Our Foster Children Gently Weep

By joshuaallen, published on Feb 16, 2011

...Gently Weep on Technorati.

On MLK Hospital and DCFS: Our Foster Children Gently Weep.

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

As an amalgamation of failed policies, roads to nowhere, and well-meaning strategies that lead to disappointment and letdown, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) have few equals in obfuscation and futility.

About the only thing the author can reference of similar ineptitude and human damage would be the recent closure of Martin Luther King County Hospital (MLK) which required a complete... (more)

Tags: los angeles, corruption, lies, dcfs, mlk hospital, incompetence

Cleavers: American Dream to Some, Bitter Fantasy to Others

By Dan Ehrlich, published on Nov 8, 2010

... even understand each other's language. Yet, most are trying for the same goal, to prove they exist and that life has meaning. And what's even more depressing, as bad as Hollywood High has become, it isn't as dangerous as some other LA inner city schools. Yet, it's part of the changing face of Los Angeles, of which Hollywood is only one area.Crime and the high cost of property in Southern California are creating America's first eastward migration. As more and more affluent white, blacks and Hispanics flee Los Angeles for more secure areas to the north and northeast, a vacuum is being created. ... (more)

Tags: los angeles

Laugh to live longer!

By Yvonne de la Vega, published on Oct 2, 2010

In Los Angeles, people love to laugh. This is evident in the actual amount of the many clubs and venues dedicated to comedy that are situated across Los Angeles County from Long Beach to Santa Monica.

We've all heard it a million times, that laughter is the best medicine. Indeed it is. But even better yet, not only is laughter an act that keeps the doctor away, but a laugh a day will actually helps you live longer! That's right, and here's how it works:First of all, laughter reduces at least four of the neuroendocrine hormones associated with stress response. These are epinephrine,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, health, comedy, laughter

Dressing The Part: Motion Picture Costume Design

By KLiedle, published on Mar 3, 2010

...buying fabric, think again. For the rest of you, the Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition at FIDM is open to the public until April 17, 2010. The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising [FIDM Los Angeles]919 S Grand AveLos Angeles, CA 90015

www.costumedesignersguild.com2010 Exhibit -- Costumes On Display from the following films:The Duchess, The Last Station, Bright Star, Sherlock Holmes, The Young Victoria, Amelia, Broken Embraces, Inglorious Basterds, Coraline, My One And Only,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, oscars, academy awards, fashion design, motion picture costume design

Haiti: Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Foretold

By Tom Lewis, published on Jan 13, 2010

... 2.9 inches per year. Thus the best indicator yet discovered of when an earthquake will strike in the future is the frequency with which earthquakes have struck in that particular spot in the past. Along the Southern San Andreas, from Baja California northward to a point roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the geologic record shows major earthquakes, of about magnitude 8, occurring with metronomic regularity every 150 years. The last one occurred in 1857. Do the math.

Two points about scale here: a magnitude 8 earthquake is not a little bit larger than a magnitude 7,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, california, earthquake, haiti

L.A. Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

By Josh Marks, published on Nov 10, 2009

The sixty-foot "Wall Across Wilshire" was painted by local artists including Shepard Fairey, the creator of the "Hope" poster in support of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The tearing down of the wall, which was placed between the Variety building and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Miracle Mile shortly before midnight, was the conclusion of a month-long exhibit put on by Culver City-based Wende Museum.

The Wende Museum houses Cold War era artifacts and last month installed a 40 foot section of the original Berlin Wall in front of the Variety building -- the longest stretch... (more)

Tags: los angeles, wilshire blvd., berlin wall, lacma, variety building

Half Father, Half Soldier

By Lumiere, published on Oct 7, 2009

...2003 - 40% Iraqi Physicians Before 2003 Invasion - 34,000 Iraqi Physicians Who Have Left Iraq Since 2005 Invasion - 12,000 Iraqi Physicians Murdered Since 2003 Invasion - 2,000 Average Daily Hours Iraqi Homes Have Electricity - 1 to 2 hours, per Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (Per Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2007) Number of Iraqi Homes Connected to Sewer Systems - 37% Iraqis without access to adequate water supplies - 70% (Per CNN.com, July 30, 2007) Water Treatment Plants Rehabilitated - 22%

RESULTS OF POLL: Taken in Iraq in August 2005 by the British Ministry of Defense... (more)

Tags: iraq, los angeles, new york, religion, police, obama

2009 Inglewood Celebrates The Arts Market Street Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 7, 2009

...as she so superbly did last year. Elliott Cane and his band were given the honor of performing two crowd pleasing sets of jazz and Latin jazz. Saxophonist Alvin McKinney played a solo set.

The 2009 supporters, sponsors, and contributors for the festival were Mayor and City Council, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas ( 2nd District), Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Hollywood Park Casino, Hollywood Park Land Company, Kaiser Permanente, LA Health Care Plan, West Century Medical Center, KJLH, Inglewood Today and Next Door Advertising Inc.

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Tags: los angeles, football, jazz, california, hollywood

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