Los Angeles Homelessness Rises Sharply Amid Deepening Housing Crisis: Study
June 5, 2019
The homeless population around Los Angeles, California, has risen sharply during the past year due to a lack of affordable housing in and around America’s second-largest city, pushing more people into poverty, according to new a study.
Homelessness in the city of Los Angeles proper jumped by 16 percent, while the homeless population in the suburbs swelled by 12 percent, according to the latest annual census by the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA).
On any given night in Los Angeles County, nearly 60,000 people were sleeping on sidewalks, in abandoned vehicles, in makeshift tents, in shelters and government-subsidized housing, according to LAHSA.
That’s the highest number documented since the agency began conducting its homeless survey 10 years ago. source: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/05/597768/US-homeless-Los-Angeles
April 12, 2019 - The LA City Council Rules Committee passed major reforms to ban corporate and developer campaign contributions and to make it easier for grassroots candidates to access generous public matching funds. Special thanks to Council Member Mike Bonin for his consistent leadership on all of this, to the leadership of the Unrig LA coalition, and to the hundreds of you who contracted your council member. Next step is a full council vote on Tuesday. Haven't written to your council member to urge them to support it? You can still do it by signing our petition!
TELL THE EPA TO NOT APPROVE THE GMO MOSQUITO
June 7, 2018, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration is considering the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida keys. Part of an experiment by British scientists, the GMO insects would be bred to include segments of DNA from E. coli bacteria and other organisms, in the hopes that any eventual wild offspring will die, reducing the overall population. Needless to say, environmental activists and some scientists have raised many concerns over the program and its potential impact on humans. RT’s Ameera David takes a look.
Calexit – California Leaving the Union?
April 25, 2018
According to the Sacramento Bee, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra granted the remaining CalExit group the right to gather signatures to put a referendum on the ballot:
- The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot.
- The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for the state.
This will be the second attempt to put a secession measure on the 2018 ballot. The first attempt failed, and was subsequently withdrawn from consideration in April.
The original initiative was clouded by rumors of Russian involvement and irreconcilable differences among leadership. http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/07/26/calexit-approved-to-gather-signatures-for-the-right-to-secede/
What is 666? It Has Nothing to do with Satan
July 25, 2018 - Six, six, six, the mark of the beast, can be found in our DNA. We all have the mark of the beast on us. Its was done to humans thousands of years ago.
Carbon contains 3 elements = 6 (protons) 6 (neutrons) and 6 (electrons) found in carbon based matter which brings: life, aging, decay, death, pain, birth and renewal. Carbon based life has a much shorter life span than non-carbon.
In Loving Memory of Walter E. Wells
March 6, 1939 - December 17, 2018
At an early age, Walter was blessed with a special gift in athletics. Basketball, in particular, was the primary sport where he gained most of his recognition, popularity, and accolades. Later, Walter was awarded an athletic scholarship in basketball to a prestigious university in San Louis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University is also known as Cal Poly Tech.
During his years in college, Walter was always concerned with the future of minorities and the lack of educational tools available to them in the inner cities. He set in his heart to do the best he could to help the youth in urban areas that struggled the most. And many of his fellow fraternity brothers of Phi Beta Sigma would say that he played a big role in influencing them to work hard and give back to their communities.
Civil Asset Forfeitures, A draconian remnant of the war on drugs
April 14, 2016
Even in California, though, property valued at more than $25,000 may be kept without a conviction if the police win a civil proceeding that targets the property itself rather than the suspect. The case need not be proved by the well-known "beyond a reasonable doubt" criminal standard but instead a lower civil standard. source: http://www.latimes.com/
Are We As Individuals Not Accountable for Doing Nothing?
I should have done something to avoid this war and the killing, but you did nothing, you and many others were complacent and even if you had the information you did not have time in your busy life.
The stakes are extremely high. Educate yourself - get off the T.V., radio, Yahoo and CNN. These networks are hiding the truth.
Alternative news resources:
Support Fair Tax Policy For US Sellers & Buyers
May 7, 2018
Sign our petition and join the fight to protect entrepreneurs, artisans and small businesses from potentially devastating Internet sales tax legislation. Take Action
Sinister Face of Technology
Aprl 23, 2018
HEK293 cells are a cell line widely used in biological and medical research, immortalised through a genetic modification and many, many generations removed from the original human embryonic kidney cells taken from a healthy, electively aborted human fetus in the early 1970s. The receptors in the assay are used to identifyflavours; they are not used as flavours themselves. No human taste receptors are used as ingredients in any flavourings. Using information from the human genome sequence, Senomyx has identified hundreds of taste receptors and currently owns 113 patents on their discoveries. Senomyx collaborates with seven of the world's largest food companies to further their research and to fund development of their technology.
Senomyx's products work by amplifying the intensity of flavors. Because very small amounts of the additive are used (reportedly less than one part per million) Senomyx's chemical compounds will not appear on labels, but will fall under the broad category of "artificial flavors." For the same reason, the company's chemicals have not undergone the FDA's usual safety approval process for food additives. Human embryonic kidney cells 293 HEK
Thanks to companies like Senomyx, many food products contain human fetus components:
Kraft – Cadbury Adams LLC Products:
• Black Jack chewing gum
• Bubbaloo bubble gum
• Bubblicious bubble gum
Pizzagate = Pedophilia Gate / Piza = Symbol for Pedophilia
Feb. 19, 2017
Within our governments, the Vatican and the elite, pedophilia is a culture which thrives upon the sexual exploitation of children.
When your child or someone you know comes up missing, then you begin to take action, otherwise, you will read this article then move on with your daily routine. In the underworld of pedophilia, there is a culture that has a language, symbols and password protected areas on websites for members only.
Vote YES AB 857- the Public Banking Bill. It’s time for local communities to decide what’s best for them, not Wall Street Banks. Public banks are a way to support local projects and our climate goals. Contact your California State Assembly representative: https://www.assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers
Secret Technique To Get What You Want
Tell Your Governor to Protect Our Waterways From Plastic Pollution
March 18 - Plastic pollution is everywhere. Now it's even in the lowest part of the planet, the Mariana Trench. Tell your governor to ban polystyrene, one of the worst forms of plastic pollution, in California. Take Action
US Supreme Court Limits Police Civil Forfeiture Powers
Feb. 21, 2019 - The ruling is "very positive" for criminal justice reform efforts, attorney Brad Schlesinger tells Sputnik, because "civil asset forfeiture is essentially state-sanctioned theft from individuals."
‘Dirty Little Secret' An exclusive investigative report published earlier this month for The Greenville News (based in South Carolina) found that in South Carolina, "civil forfeiture targets black people's money most of all." Black men make up 13 percent of South Carolina's population, yet 65 percent of all South Carolinians targeted for civil forfeiture are black males, the blockbuster report found. Sputnik News
Demand that the Blue Valley Schools’ Board of Ed Hold Racist Educators Accountable
Feb. 7, 2019 - According to a civil complaint filed by high school student and dancer Camille Sturdivant, her dance team coach, Carly Fine, and dance team choreographer, Kevin Murakami, excluded her from performing while she was a member of the dance team at her high school. These educators told Camille that her “skin clashed with the color of the uniforms” and that her “Black skin would cause the audience to look at [her] and not the other dancers.”
If that was not enough, Camille notes that along with her dance team coach and choreographer, other teachers in the district and parents of other dance team students reinforced her exclusion by continuing to work with Coach Fine, even after she was fired for a series of racist texts she sent about Camille.
Earthquake Early Warning App Available for Angelenos
Jan. 3, 2019 - The app, which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android phones, will essentially send out push alerts to residents within an estimated 20 seconds before an earthquake hits the densely populated county.
But not every detected earthquake will trigger a phone alert. Per Los Angeles-based news station KABC, alerts will only be sent out when one of the hundreds of sensors owned by the US Geological Survey measures a quake that registers a 5.0 or higher on the Richter scale.
The app, which has both English and Spanish language options, is the end result of a partnership between the Los Angeles City Council, AT&T and the Annenberg Foundation, Curbed Los Angeles reported. see original article on SputnikNews
The Los Angeles City Council is Considering Big Changes to L.A.’s Campaign Public Financing System
Call Council President Herb Wesson at 213-473-7010 and ask him to support Councilmember Mike Bonin's proposal to make Los Angeles' public matching funds system even better?
California Proposition 12, The Benefits Now that Prop 12 Has Passed
Oct. 25, 2018
Prop 12 would require cage-free housing and improve space requirements in California for three types of animals who are typically confined in tiny cages on factory farms: baby veal calves, mother pigs, and egg-laying hens. It would also ensure that veal, pork, and eggs sold in the state come from operations meeting these modest standards.
Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles!
Oct. 5, 2018 -
An outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, the county Department of Public Health said Thursday.
Health officials say they are investigating several cases of flea-borne typhus, a disease that infected fleas can spread to humans. While the fleas can come from cats, rats, and opossums, pets and animals do not get sick from typhus.
In people, however, typhus can cause high fever, chills, headache, and rash. It is not transmitted from person to person and can be treated with antibiotics.
“Although typhus normally occurs throughout L.A. County, we are observing several cases in the downtown Los Angeles area,” Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis said in a statement. “We encourage pet owners to practice safe flea control and encourage all cities in the county to ensure maintenance of their trash clean-up and rodent control activities.”
Typhus can spread in areas where there is an accumulation of trash that attracts wild animals like feral cats, rats and opossums.
To help prevent typhus, the department recommended that residents:
- Practice safe flea control
- Use flea control products on pets
- When outside, wear pants tucked into socks or boots when outside. Spray insect repellent with DEET on socks and pant cuffs
- Avoid being near wild or stray animals
- Never feed or touch wild animals, especially opossums, rats and stray or feral cats
- Store trash in cans with secure lids to avoid attracting animals
— Clear areas where rats and stray animals sleep, hide or find food, such as crawl spaces, attics or under decks, and wear gloves and a mask when clearing these areas. source
California Police Kill More People Than Any other State – Petition
And there are enormous racial disparities. That’s why we are working to pass AB 931, a bill to stop police from using deadly force when they have other options. By holding police to a higher standard, this commonsense change to the law will make the difference between life and death.
Dial 855-622-9310 and ask your state senator to vote yes on AB 931.
A recent report from the California Department of Justice found that police killed 172 people last year – more than in any other state. A disproportionate number of the people killed are people of color.
Many of these killings are senseless and preventable. Police should never use deadly force unless absolutely necessary. But right now, California law lets police kill even if deadly force isn’t required. We must hold police accountable and pass AB 931. Take Action
Is Trader Joes Really Organic and GMO-free?
March 28, 2018
Ralcorp is one of the primary manufacturers behind the majority of Trader Joe’s privately labeled, organic, and GMO-free products. Despite those “keep it secret” vendor agreements, basic financial information was publicly disclosed during ConAgra’s purchase of Ralcorp, including this important fact: two of Ralcorp’s key customers are Costco and Trader Joe’s.
With a projected $18 billion in annual sales, the ConAgra/Ralcorp combination will create a “packaged food behemoth“—second only to Kraft Foods (who currently boasts $19 billion in annual sales).
When a corporation doesn't want to stop manufacturing food with genetically modified ingredients, doesn't want to tell you that those ingredients are in your food, and has $18 billion in annual sales at their disposal, they can afford to wield some pretty powerful political influence.
Just a few months ago, Ralcorp’s new owner ConAgra donated $1,176,700 to fight California’s GMO labeling Proposition 37—right alongside the “Big Six” GMO crop producers and other major processed food corporations, as itemized in the above chart. (To see the complete list of corporations that donated to oppose GMO labeling, click here.) source: https://gmo-awareness.com/2013/02/02/is-trader-joes-organic-gmo-free/
The Cold Hard Truth About Driving for UBER
May 21, 2018
Uber says they take a 25% of the cut and leave you with 75% but in reality check this out…
The rider paid $7.22 25% would be $1.80 so I should have made $5.42
In reality, I only kept $3.40 and Uber got $3.82 more than 50%.
You can view the full detailed blog at:
Install a Water Submeter to save on Sewer Biils
Aug 23, 2017
LADW water sewer use fee is billed as part of your electric bill, based upon the total amount of water used, then that water fee is appended by yet another sewer use fee.
A water sub-meter helps to reduce the sewer use fee by metering separately the water which is supplied for garden and pools from that which is actually flowing out to the sewer.
A “Yes on 12” Meetup in LA
Clear your calendar for the evening of Tuesday October 9. We’re hosting an event for animal advocates at the Coffee Connection—and you're invited! see: ASPCA
We’ll be discussing the groundbreaking “Yes on 12” campaign and how you can get involved to make sure farm animals get a big win this November.
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Location: Coffee Connection
3838 South Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(The entrance is just south of Venice Blvd. on Centinela)
If you plan to attend, please send an email to email@example.com by Friday, October 5, to let us know you’re coming.
Factory Farm Detox – 1 week Boycott
Sept. 15, 2018 - Feeling hopeless about animal cruelty, pollution and injustices occurring on factory farms? Here’s a way to make a real difference: the ASPCA’s Factory Farm Detox.
Spend 7 days—Sept. 24-30, 2018—free of factory farmed foods! It’s easy:
|Meat, eggs or dairy from animals raised on factory farms. This means caged, crowded, lacking access to the outdoors and worse.|
|Meat, eggs and dairy produced on welfare-certified farms, as well as all plant-based meat and dairy alternatives.|
10 Police Interrogation Techniques That You Need To Know About: How Do Police Extract Confessions?
This video presents the differences between police interviews and police interrogations. Then, 10 police interrogation techniques are discussed. These techniques range from the soft and gentle to the manipulative, confrontational, and coercive -- including: the good cop bad cop routine, making false promises of leniency, false evidence ploys, and 7 others. The techniques presented in this video are based on the following peer-reviewed research articles: Cleary, H. D., & Warner, T. C. (2016). Police Training in Interviewing and Interrogation Methods: A Comparison of Techniques Used With Adult and Juvenile Suspects. Law & Human Behavior (American Psychological Association), 40(3), 270-284. doi:10.1037/lhb0000175 Frantzen, D. (2010). Interrogation strategies, evidence, and the need for Miranda: a study of police ideologies. Police Practice & Research, 11(3), 227-239. doi:10.1080/15614260902830005 Leo, R. A., & Liu, B. (2009). What do potential jurors know about police interrogation techniques and false confessions?. Behavioral Sciences & The Law, 27(3), 381-399. Verhoeven, W., & Stevens, L. (2012). The Lawyer in the Dutch Interrogation Room: Influence on Police and Suspect. Journal Of Investigative Psychology & Offender Profiling, 9(1), 69-92. doi:10.1002/jip.1354
The Big One: Newly Discovered SoCal Fault Could Unleash Major Los Angeles Quake
Oct 5, 2016
California geologists released a study this week detailing their discovery of a fault near the edge of the Salton Sea that could prove potentially dangerous for millions of residents.
The study comes after a swarm of some 200 small earthquakes rocked Southern California last week, raising concern that a major earthquake may be on the horizon. Published in the October 2016 issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded study said that the newly found rift, called the Salton Trough Fault, runs parallel to the San Andreas fault.
Sign Petition for: No Drones California – Los Angeles Areas
I am deeply concerned and reject the use of drone technology by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). I demand that the LAPD be prohibited from any use of drone technology.
Take Action: LAPD use of Drones
August 23, 2017
PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY. OPPOSE LAPD'S USE OF DRONES
Stop LAPD from adding drones to its already massive arsenal of surveillance and investigative tools.
Drones pose serious threats to privacy and civil liberties. They allow law enforcement to see into your home and place of worship or fly unnoticed over your backyard. Used with existing technology, they can be used to monitor personal conversations, collect records of people present at public events like peaceful protests, and may be equipped with weapons.
With the decreasing costs of drones, once allowed to become part of law enforcement’s toolkit—even for limited purposes—they can be expected to be used with greater frequency or for additional purposes.
Because of these unprecedented privacy risks, the Police Commission must meaningfully consider the public’s opinions on whether drones should be allowed—and if so, under what conditions—before they become a part of LAPD’s ever-expanding arsenal. Take Action
The Truth About Car Insurance
Consumer Reports compared what five national insurers would charge sample adult drivers in states where they are all market leaders. And we found that Progressive was actually the second most expensive, on average, with an annual premium that was $597 higher than the lowest, from USAA.
Where does your state or city stand with fracking?
Blue areas show where fracking has been passed.
LA Bike Paths
Oct. 1, 2017
USGS: Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California rises since Mexico
Sept. 24, 2017
Estimates of the chance of a magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake hitting California in the next three decades have been raised from about 4.7% to 7%, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday.
Surprised? Be surprised that good chances you will not be prepared. The reason chances have increased is because of the increased activity in Mexico City and now Oazacas, Mexico. A plate or groups of plates moving can impact other tectonic plates elsewhere.
Premium gas vs. regular: What’s really better for your car?
The price for premium gas blends is as much as 15 cents more per liter than regular gas. Gas companies make the pitch that premium's better for your car. While it's true that some car makers recommend putting premium fuel in their high-end models, what about most of us who drive regular cars?
Many of today's cars are sophisticated that if a fuel has a lower octane, the engine can adjust timing - on the fly, to compensate for the lower octane.
CULVER CITY CONSIDERS PROPOSAL FOR 30 NEW OIL WELLS AND FRACKING
Last November, Culver City Council voted to extend the public comment period for the drilling proposal's Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to March 14th. It’s now up to us to make sure this project dosen’t go through. You can find more information here.
TELL CULVER CITY OFFICIALS TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH BY REJECTING THIS NEW PROPOSAL AND BY PUTTING AN END TO DANGEROUS DRILLING IN CULVER CITY
Take Action – GMO Free California
Posted July 15, 2017
To keep California GMO-Free do this: Call your senators and congress persons to tell them you want them to make sure the USDA requires REAL labels. Here are some suggestions you may list for the state to follow:
- Clear, specific, on-package labeling, such as “produced with genetically engineered ingredients” or a symbol that says “GMO” or “GE”. No QR codes
- Clear definition of genetic engineering for plants and animals that includes the new technologies. Another way to put it would be to have the Codex definition at minimum so our definitions match our trade partners.
- No more than a .9% threshold in keeping with our major trade partners. Not 5%. Not 10% or more.
- Labeling of all GE products, not just ones that have detectable proteins in them
- Labeling happens in a timely fashion
- We had a good law in Vermont so use that
- QR codes are discriminatory against the elderly and low-income populations. Plus, this system is overly burdensome for all consumers. It pushes disclosure on them, not the manufacturers.
- Require all manufacturers/producers to label- no exemptions
Omega-3 supplementation in ‘Organic’ Milk comes from Algae Fed Corn Syrup
Researchers at The Cornucopia Institute discovered that large pharmaceutical companies, and milk bottlers like Dean Foods/Horizon, had quietly begun using an algae-based nutraceutical from Martek Biosciences in certified organic products (including infant formula) without approval.
How millions of cartons of ‘organic’ milk contain an oil brewed in industrial vats of algae
The Washington Post
by Peter Whoriskey
Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. There the algae, known as Schizochytrium, multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that resembles corn oil. It tastes faintly fishy.
Marketed as a nutritional enhancement, the oil is added to millions of cartons of organic milk from Horizon, one of the nation’s largest organic brands. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, the oil allows Horizon to advertise health benefits and charge a higher price. source: cornucopia.org
Berkeley to vote on ‘right to know’ law on cellphone radiation risks
The city council of Berkeley, California, will vote on a cellphone 'right to know' law on Tuesday, which would require phone retailers to include a notice informing customers of the recommended distance a phone should be kept away from the body. source: http://rt.com/usa/257857-california-law-cellphone-radiation/
Tell your City Council-member to support the LA Fracking Ban
September 30, 2013
Los Angeles residents are in the line of fire when it comes to fracking and extreme drilling techniques. Across LA, we are already seeing health impacts, property damage and dangerous blowouts.
Please sign the petition to tell LA City Councilmembers and Mayor Garcetti to support the motion to ban fracking in LA. go to petition
Bio-tech’s Far Reaching Impact
Genetically Modified Foods and its Impact
GMO's is destroying our original seed, ruining our health, the environment and eradicating the bee population. The Monsanto and other biotech corporations have patented seeds, herbicides, pesticides which are all destructive to our health, environment, bees and threatens our original seed - all in the interest of control and profits.
Air Quality Shortens Life Ten Years
August 29, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency says that more than 1 million southern Californians are at a greater risk of contracting a respiratory disorder because they live within 300 meters of a highway. The study also reveals that the term of life is reduced by ten years finding that transport activities is the biggest killer. source: rt.com
BREAKING: Ground Around Los Angeles Moving Sideways!
Nov 22, 2015
A terrifying event is taking place in Los Angeles, CA: the ground is moving sideways in slow-motion, rising 15 feet in four hours in some areas, utterly destroying roads, knocking down utility poles and wrecking infrastructure.
A seen in the photo above, and others below, Santa Clarita, CA is experiencing shifting ground, where entire mountains are literally moving sideways!
A two mile section of Vasquez Canyon Road had to be closed until further notice because of the phenomenon. Here's what Vasquez Canyon Road looked like at 12:08 PM Pacific time:
The houses are just comfortable enough to lie down in a warmer place than a cardboard box, and the homeless in Oakland are “so happy,” Kloehn told the Independent. "One cried and got on his knees to thank me. They think I should make them bigger and suggest improvements. They like to decorate them themselves.” read more
GMO linked to gluten disorders plaguing 18 million Americans – report
November 26, 2013
Genetically modified foods such as soy and corn may be responsible for a number of gluten-related maladies including intestinal disorders now plaguing 18 million Americans, according to a new report released on Tuesday. source: rt.com
Support Los Angeles Anti-Fracking Bill – Koretz/Bonin Bill
October 29, 2013
If you do not want fracking in the city of Los Angeles you must contact Mr. Fuentes, who heads up the energy and environmental division of the LA City Council. He makes recommendation to the council and presently has the Koretz/Bonin Bill before him which bans fracking in the city of Los Angeles.
If you want to stop fracking in LA, tell Mr. Fuentes to please pass the Koretz/Bonin Bill which bans fracking in Los Angeles.
LA County Supervisor Hires Phony Corporate-Backed ‘Research’ Firm
Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition LAAHNC
Our bipartisan mission is to recover and improve the quality of life throughout Los Angeles County by reducing helicopter noise in our communities, without compromising safety. website: http://lahelicopternoise.org/
GMO (BT Toxins) finding there way into the blood of a Fetus
October 29, 2013
Companies who produce GM crops have long argued that the Bt toxin would be destroyed during consumption and eliminated by the body. However, recent studies by Canadian Gynecologist found that 93% of blood tested from fetuses contained traces of the Bt toxin. Further, the toxin (Cry1Ab protein (a Bt toxin) was found in pregnant women, and in non- pregnant women, implying it could pass on to the next generation. source: http://gmoevidence.com/canada-gm-toxin-in-human-blood/
Do it Yourself Solar
Although this video is good to show you a possible configuration for home use, the individual in the video does not understand the fundamentals of rating power. Voltage has nothing to do with the power, it is amperage or current (wattage) which is the horse power behind electricity. read more
Tools to Keep Anonymous on the Internet:
ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS
Retelling U.S. History
This video gets right to the point on what propels U.S. wars. This body of work (video) reveals how we've become a product of fake news and lies. read more