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Bob Woodward: Intel Dossier on Trump is “Garbage”

Bob Woodward: Intel Dossier on Trump is “Garbage”

Legendary investigative reporter Bob Woodward is at odds with Carl Bernstein – his former Watergate reporting partner – over the intelligence briefing of President-elect Donald Trump on the salacious allegations contained in an unverified dossier of opposition research. “That is a garbage document. It never should have been presented in — as part of an…MORE

Confidential Report: California Bullet Train’s Wild Cost Overruns

Confidential Report: California Bullet Train’s Wild Cost Overruns

California’s bullet train is going way over budget, to the tune of $3.6 billion. And, reports the Los Angeles Times, that’s just for the easy-to-build part that runs through the flat Central Valley. A confidential Federal Railroad Administration analysis, obtained by The Times, projects that building bridges, viaducts, trenches and track from Merced to Shafter…MORE

Advocate: Street Sweeping Tickets Shouldn’t Be a Profit Center For City

Advocate: Street Sweeping Tickets Shouldn’t Be a Profit Center For City

By Sandy Wells KABC News The civic activist who helped get the red light cameras removed from Los Angeles intersections is waging a new campaign for justice on L.A.’s streets: Putting a stop to the city using street sweeper parking tickets as a profit center. Jay Beeber, Executive Director of Safer Streets LA says the…MORE

Against Measure S: Don’t Ban Developer Contributions

Against Measure S: Don’t Ban Developer Contributions

By Sandy Wells KABC News A Los Angeles business leader says the City Council should not ban developer contributions to City Council member election campaigns. Valley Industry and Commerce Association President Stuart Waldman is also opposed to the building moratorium proposed by backers of Measure S, which will be on the ballot in March. “We…MORE

Media Analyst: CNN Had it Coming at Trump Press Conference

Media Analyst: CNN Had it Coming at Trump Press Conference

By Sandy Wells KABC News Media reporter for The Hill Joe Concha says CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who was shut down by President-Elect Donald Trump at Wednesday’s press conference, was acting like an arrogant fool. “You don’t yell at a President-elect.” Also, saysConcha, Acosta was among 250 other reporters vying for a chance to lob…MORE

LA City Council Pushes Back on Developer Shenanigans- Sort of

LA City Council Pushes Back on Developer Shenanigans- Sort of

By Sandy Wells KABC News A group of LA City Councilmembers are proposing that a new law be drafted to prohibit big developers from contributing to council members’ election campaigns while a major building project is under review. The proposal was unveiled Tuesday by City Council members David Ryu, Joe Buscaino, Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz…MORE

Eric Holder to Battle Republican Gerrymandering

Eric Holder to Battle Republican Gerrymandering

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has a new cause – besides defending California from the Trump administration’s presumed schemes to deport more illegal immigrants – and that is the battle against Republican gerrymandering. Years of President Obama’s running up against a wall of Republican intransigence in the House of Representatives has inspired leading Democrats…MORE

LA is Crappy Job Central

LA is Crappy Job Central

By Sandy Wells KABC News Los Angeles is the place to go to become a movie star, right? Or perhaps a real estate tycoon. It also has become “The Bad Jobs Capitol of the U.S.” That’s according to Harold Meyerson, Executive Editor of The American Prospect and former executive editor of the LA Weekly. “L.A.…MORE

State Hiring Eric Holder is Illegal, Says CA Assemblyman

State Hiring Eric Holder is Illegal, Says CA Assemblyman

By Sandy Wells KABC News Hiring former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder’s law firm to run interference against the presumed policies of the incoming Trump administration is illegal, according to one California assemblyman. The weirdness of this move is compounded by the fact that California is about to confirm Congressman Xavier Becerra as the state Attorney…MORE

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