An Open Letter To Max Nikias

implore you to imagine what life is like when you are a single parent with two children, two jobs, and a $1,600-monthly budget.



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West Adams Residents Fight Back Against Big Oil

Room 1010 in City Hall was packed with disturbed residents. (Matthew Tinoco/Neon Tommy)

Just Say No To Freeport McMoRan.



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Bill Clinton Inspires Donors, Yawns With USC Visit

President Clinton and Dean Ellis chat, accompanied by six Ficus trees and a lovely rug. (Matthew Tinoco/Neon Tommy)

Clinton talked about the importance of global cooperation.



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Sheila Kuehl Beats A Kennedy For County Supervisor Spot

Sheila Kuehl will represent a large part of the Valley and Westside at the County Board of Supervisors

Kuehl brings 14 years of experience to her platform. 



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MiSiS Issues Continue To Challenge Teachers, Students, Parents Across LAUSD

The Al-Alim family voices their concern in front of LAUSD headquarters. (Matthew Tinoco/Neon Tommy)

LAUSD's new scheduling system is very very tardy. 



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Political Outsider, Community Insider Aims For District 8 Seat

Marqueece Harris-Dawson and his wife sit next to Congresswoman Karen Bass at his Campaign Kick-Off

Los Angeles' Council District Eight is primed for a new race in South L.A. 



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Male Co-Chair Of Socialist Party USA Discusses Socialism In The U.S.

Mimi Soltysik gestures to party literature and regulations in their Hauser L.A. Office on Hauser Boulevard.

Mimi Soltysik discussed socialism, capitalism, and America. 



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Challenging L.A.'s Destructive Hit-And-Run Crisis: How A City Copes

A Memorial Ghost Bike now rests where 22 year old Luis 'Andy' Garcia was killed in Boyle Heights

Andy Garcia was killed on the Cesar Chavez Bridge by an intoxicated driver. 



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USC Grad Student Found Dead In Apartment Near Campus

The victim was found on the fourth floor of City Park Apartments

The 24-year-old male was found at the City Park Apartment complex.



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Russia Might Have Shot Down Two Ukrainian Military Jets

Two Ukrainian Jets were shot down in an increasingly bloody civil war.

A part of an increasingly bloody war for Eastern Ukraine. 



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Former L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcòn Found Guilty Of Perjury, Voter Fraud

The Ex-Councilman pulled one on voters, getting elected to a district he didn't live in.

The Ex-Councilman could serve up to six years in state prison. 



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Federal Judge Rules California's Death Penalty Unconstitutional

CA's Death Penalty faces it's biggest challenge yet.

This is the first time California's death penalty has been ruled as such.



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In Highland Park, Bike Oven Cooks Up Community

Randy Uribe, Justino Garcia, and Kimberly Marquez wait for keys to arrive at Bike Oven (Matthew Tinoco/Neon Tommy)

L.A. bicycle collective evolves from simple "wrenching" spot to hotbed of cycling advocacy.



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Watch: Glenn Beck Is In Favor Of Helping Undocumented Immigrants

“Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire,” said Beck of children at the border.

No, actually. He really said that. He acnowledges that Latin American immigrants are people.



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Light Rail OK'd In The Valley

Trains like this might soon criss-cross "America's Suburb."

It's now legal to build Light-Rail in the Valley. It wasn't before.



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Program Aims To Help Middle-Class Californians Afford School

UCLA's Powell Library will be slightly more accessible come fall for public school students (Justin Kern/Creative Commons)

Try as they might, state legislators still have a big challenge ahead.



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L.A. City Council Introduces Legislation To Eliminate Wage Theft

New rules would crackdown on businesses that intentional exploit their employees.

Putting an end to cheating employers. 



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Former L.A. City Councilman Stands Trial For Perjury

Alarcòn is on trial for allegedly lying about where he lives (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

The Valley Councilman allegedly lied about living in the district he represented. 



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Eric Garcetti's First Year In Office, Reviewed

Eric Garcetti's been in office for one year. What's he been up to?

It's been one year. Just what has boy-scout mayor Eric Garcetti been up to?



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Obama Vows To Create Giagantic Ocean Preserve

This map from NOAA shows exactly where the boundaries will be expanded to.

A giant step for environmentalists



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Amazon Unveils Alleged iPhone Killer

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Demonstrates the new Fire Phone. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

It will include high-integration with Amazon's existing services.



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L.A. Is "America's Most Successfully Reinvented Metropolis," Says Trendy SFO Magazine

Downtown L.A.'s population jumped from about 15,000 in 2000, to almost 60,000 in 2010.

It's nice to be noticed.



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Tanaka's Testimony Doesn't Line Up

Matthew Tinoco
Staff Reporter

County Sheriff Candidate Paul Tanaka was caught lying on the stand yesterday.



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Almost 300,000 Californians Think Gun-Trafficking Is Grounds For Election

Indicted State Senator Leland Yee came in third for Secretary of State, despite his arrest in March.



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Half Of American Adults Have Been Hacked In The Past Year

As our lives move increasingly online, security must be a priority.

Are you one of them?



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California State Senate Votes In Favor of Bilingual Education

California state senators voted in favor of bilingual education across the state.

Will California schools teach in English and Spanish anytime soon?



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Los Angeles Says No To The NFL

Farmers Field will not be a reality, says L.A. City Council.

City council voted against building a downtown stadium.



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