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  • Kickoff: L.A. Football and Good Jobs

    Kickoff: L.A. Football and Good Jobs

    • October 12, 2011

    At this very moment, Los Angeles has no professional football team and hasn’t since the Raiders and Rams both left in 1995. No club in the NFL has publicly acknowledged that it would consider moving here, although there’s always talk. Yet the Anschutz Entertainment Group has an ambitious project vying to be the home of

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  • No Place Like Home

    No Place Like Home

    • October 11, 2011

    As I parked the car near the Gudiel family house on Proctor Avenue, in an unincorporated part of the San Gabriel Valley, I suddenly remembered that I forgot to tell my wife that there was a possibility that I could be arrested on this day. She’s gotten used to my activism as of late, but

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  • Sacramento Scorecard: A Legislative Tally

    Sacramento Scorecard: A Legislative Tally

    • October 11, 2011

    These days people complain a lot about government. Our California state legislature continuously gets low marks for (not) getting things done. But as the October 9 deadline passed for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign or veto legislation passed by our state lawmakers, I decided to check on the state legislative analyst site to see what

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  • Tear Down This Wall St.

    Tear Down This Wall St.

    • October 11, 2011
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  • Occupy America! Pushing a Moment into a Movement

    Occupy America! Pushing a Moment into a Movement

    • October 10, 2011

    The protesters challenging the big banks and the super-rich won a dramatic victory in Los Angeles on Thursday, as I describe below. OneWest Bank, the biggest bank based in Southern California, and Fannie Mae, stopped their foreclosure and eviction against Rose Gudiel, a working class homeowner, in response to a brilliantly executed protest movement by

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