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anonymous asked:

I'm from LA and Malibu is definitely a part of Los Angeles. It's a part of LA county. That anon is trippin.' No offense.

People need to study maps before sending messages. Or at least do some Googling lol

It’s like during Gillian’s play how we got messages from troll anons saying David couldn’t possibly be seeing Gillian because she’s in Brooklyn and he lives in NYC. Uhhhhh Brooklyn IS in NYC.

FFS. Some people just need to get lives. We get it. You’ve been clamoring on for so long that they aren’t a couple that now you are having a hard time stomaching the fact that they are. But, deal with it. Stop trolling. Stop creating drama. If you can’t stand the idea, then find new celebs to be fans of. It is what it is. They are together. Believe it. Don’t believe it. But move the hell on and stop making up excuses like saying Malibu isn’t LA. As if the man can’t freaking drive around LA County. Something he has to do while filming every day.

God this place is exhausting. 🙄


An end to zero tolerance for willful defiance in L.A. schools?

California schools have long brought about swift punishments for instances of so-called willful defiance, which have disproportionally led to suspensions of many minority students not just in our home state, but nationwide.

Take the case of Damien Valentine, a Manual Arts Senior High School sophomore fighting against the practice, who says that several such punishments earlier in his school accomplished nothing but setting him back.

So just what is “willful defiance?”

That offense is now widely criticized as an arbitrary catchall for any behavior a teacher finds objectionable, such as repeatedly tapping feet on the floor, refusing to remove a hat or failing to wear the school uniform. It accounted for 48% of 710,000 suspensions issued in California in 2011-12, prompting both state and local efforts to restrict its use in disciplinary actions.

A resolution moving through Los Angeles County would make L.A. Unified the first school district in California to ban suspensions for the aforementioned offenses.

Said Tonna Onyendu of the Liberty Hill Foundation, a Los Angeles nonprofit:

“This will be a transformational shift. Instead of punishing students, we’re going to engage them.”

Read more on the matter in Teresa Watanabe’s report.

Photos: Christina House / For The Times


“Over the last five years in L.A. County, coroner’s data show that Latinos, who make up about half of the county’s population, also represent about half the people killed by police. Of the 23 people fatally shot by law enforcement in the county this year, 14 were Latino.

The disparity is rooted, at least in part, in historical context. No group in America has had an experience with police more fraught with institutionalized brutality than the black community. Police shootings of African Americans, men in particular, outweigh those of any other group in L.A. County. Although they make up only 9% of the population, since 2000, on average, blacks have represented 26% of those killed by police.

Despite overlap on some social justice issues, many differences shape the Latino and black experiences with law enforcement in the U.S.”

– Why the deaths of Latinos at the hands of police haven’t drawn as much attention | LA Times

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Suge Knight Loses Phone & Visitor Privileges in Jail | Billboard

This is so funny. They are stating they won’t say why all of his privileges were taken away and that his record is “under seal”, but here’s what happened:
For the entire time Suge has been locked up, he’s been treated like a king. He’s been housed on what the inmates/jail refer to as “celebrity row”. And even though they are only allowed to use the phone a few times a week during the allotted shower/yard time, the guards let Suge STAY on that phone all the time. So last Thursday he had a visit with his attorneys and finished that meeting at 2pm. Then, he went straight from that visit to the phones and stayed on the phone for TWELVE HOURS and went back to his cell at 2 am. And apparently somewhere in those twelve hours on the phone, he had called someone who called someone else (three way) and Suge did what Suge does best- he was bullying and threatening the third party on the phone. So evidently said third party didn’t take too kindly to the threats and they contacted the jail and informed them. Of course, all of these jail phone calls are recorded so the jail investigated Suge’s phone calls (could you imagine listening to 12 hours of his calls)? So the next day, the guards came and got him and moved him to the 2904 cell–there are six cells over there and they are for the troublemakers. They get no visits and no phone calls. They even tried to take away his attorney visits, but obviously weren’t able to do that. So all his complaining about mistreatment is kind of ridic. He has gotten treated as good as you can be treated in jail but still wants to call people and threaten to kill them.

Hildegarde Howard: Paleornithologist

Hildegarde Howard (4/3/1901 – 2/28/1998) pioneered the field of avian paleontology, and made no apologies.

This daughter of a screenwriter and musician grew up in the Los Angeles area in the early part of the 20th century. Despite a strong facility for writing, Howard focused her attention on biology rather than journalism. Taking an opportunity to work with paleontologist Chester Stock in the La Brea Tar Pits, Howard took the first of many steps in her 69-year long career.

She earned her BS in Paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley, and by 1923 she conducted research on saber-toothed cats for the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. She made her greatest achievements in the field of avian evolution, identifying 3 families, 13 genera, 57 species, and 2 subspecies.  

Howard was the first woman to be awarded the Brewster Medal in 1953, and the first woman elected president of the Southern California Academy of Sciences (who would dedicate Hildegarde Howard Cenozoic Hall in 1977). In back to back years, Howard served as a Guggenheim Fellow in Earth Science, then as an Honorary Member of Cooper Ornithological Society, in 1962 and ‘63 respectively.

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Chronicling Los Angeles' "death alley" and beyond

A two mile corridor of South Vermont Ave. has become one of the most dangerous areas in the country, with sixty people killed in the area since 2007. And that stretch borders Westmont, a county that ranks as among L.A.’s most dangerous.

Westmont’s homicide figure is about the same as the combined total in Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park and Atwater Village, an area with 14 times as many residents and some neighborhoods that have experienced gang problems of their own.

Our newly-revamped Homicide Report will be keeping an eye on Westmont’s continued problems, along with documenting every other killing in L.A. County that may otherwise fall through the cracks.

Reporter Nicole Santa Cruz will continue to speak to families and neighborhoods impacted by tragedy, and our database of those who have fallen since 2007 continues to improve.

Examine the new Homicide Report right here, and feel free to reach out with any feedback you may have on how we can improve our efforts.