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Published: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:28:11 +0000

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Los Angeles probation officer pleads guilty to assaulting juvenile female inmates 'on a weekly basis'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:14:46 +0000

Oscar Calderon Jr., a Los Angeles County probation officer, has plead guilty to assaulting multiple female inmates at Camp Scudder, a juvenile detention center in Santa Clarita, California, the Los Angeles Times reports. Prosecutors accused the 33-year-old Calderon Jr. …



Persian Music: Lian Ensemble in Jerusalem- Houman Pourmehdi Ney Solo

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:47:45 +0000

HOUMAN POURMEHDI is a master percussionist, well known for his diverse abilities as a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Performing and recording in numerous ensembles and at a variety of venues.His interest in the spiritual path of Sufis introduced him to the Ghaderi …HOUMAN POURMEHDI is a master percussionist, well known for his diverse abilities as a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Performing and recording in numerous ensembles and at a variety of venues. He was introduced to Persian music by his father, and received his first Tonbak at the age of three from his grandfather. He was privileged to study Tonbak under guidance of the late Grand Master Amir Nasser Eftetah. At sixteen he continued his studies at the Center for Preservation and Propagation of National Music, where he completed the techniques of playing Tonbak under supervision of Master Morteza Ayan. His interest in the spiritual path of Sufis introduced him to the Ghaderi Sufi order's virtuoso Daf players, such as Haj Agha Sadeghi, Mirza Agha Ghosi, and Darvish Karim, with whom he studied the heart-to-heart traditional techniques of playing Daf. Pourmehdi moved to Chicago in 1988, where he founded the society for the Advancement and Preservation of Traditional Persian Music and he study Persian Music Under supervision of Dr. Mehdi Forough, it was here that he first fathomed the exciting possibilities of introducing the unique sounds of Persian instruments to American audiences. He also preserved the ancient Persian Percussive instrument called Kurekeh. The Society also facilitated his meeting the eminent Mohammad Ali Kianey-Nejad, who taught him the Ney (Persian Reed Pipe). Pourmehdi designed the tuneable Dayereh which is part of the Cooperman's Artist Innovation Series of instruments. Houman is both a recording artist and concert musician. He has appeared at many radio and TV interviews with live performance. He has performed widely throughout Europe, North America and North Africa. Pourmehdi composed music for a short educational film in 1999. His knowledge of traditional repertoire and intimacy with Sufi world are made to serve a very personal style of interpretation in his compositions. Along with several colleagues he has founded The Lian Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, and teaches Persian Percussion at the CalArts (California Institute of the Arts).


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Fight Hate And Help Charlottesville Victims With 'F**k Trump' Lipstick | HuffPost

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:10:37 +0000

Story by  Jamie Feldman   From the article: “…The horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend left three people dead, dozens injured and thousands feeling helpless about what they can do to help.   Luckily, there are ways, such as vol …


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How Much Does Crime Affect Rent Prices?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:17:32 +0000

While historically, crime rates across the country have been dropping since the 1990’s, in the past two years, violent crime has been on the rise. These recent spikes, while far from the crisis of America’s past crime wave, highlight how sensitive communities are to …


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Woman Reacts When Dance Routine Turns Into a Proposal VIDEO

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:47:43 +0000

When it comes to epic marriage proposals, a Los Angeles couple's dramatic dance routine may take the cake. Phil Wright, a choreographer and dancer, proposed to fellow dancer and his longtime girlfriend of 8 years, Ashley Liai while the pair were performing an elaborate dance ro …


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I spent my European vacation trying to explain Trump - LA Times

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 02:25:27 +0000

"...If you’re planning a trip to Europe this summer, be forewarned: You may spend a lot of time explaining Donald Trump to the natives.... Brits, Italians and Germans all asked whether Trump’s presidency would be over by the end of the year. I described the complexiti …


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Trump's aggressive immigration enforcement is overwhelming an already taxed court system - LA Times

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:44:27 +0000

Trump policy is wrong on so many levels. From the article: "... Increased immigration enforcement has been one of the hallmarks of the Trump administration, with federal agents directed to seek the deportation of just about anyone they find in the country illegally no matter ho …


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Man Heads To Prison After 9th DUI Conviction

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:55:56 +0000

Michael Beal has worked with Derek Haskayne for decades. Beal has watched alcohol take him on a downward spiral documented in many booking photos.  In the last six years Haskayne was arrested nine times for driving under the influence. “I’d seen it coming again. …

Derek Haskayne has been arrested nine times on suspicion of driving under the influence in Orange County in less than six years. Here are six of his mugshots from those arrests.


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Mandatory evacuations underway near Big Bear Lake as wildfire grows to 950 acres amid California heat wave

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:04:04 +0000

  The wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains has grown. (Audrey Scranton / Handout via U.S. Forest Service)


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In secret Obamacare repeal bill, Senate Republicans plan even harsher cuts to Medicaid than House GOP - LA Times

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:33:43 +0000

The Republicans have a surprise for the American people and it's not nice. From the article: ".... In the all-out quest for ways to strip health coverage from millions of people in order to deliver a huge tax cut to the richest Americans, Senate Republicans have been regarded a …


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Trump is setting up his generals as fall guys for Afghanistan - LA Times

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:28:10 +0000

An very insightful op-ed about Trump and the War in Afghanistan. The public has learned that Trump is never wrong, never loses and certainly never makes a mistake...in Trumpworld. From the article: "... The fact is that every couple of years since 2001, policymakers in Was …


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Nooses Have Been Appearing Around Washington. Experts Say It's a Sign of 'Growing Use of Hate Symbols'

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 15:03:04 +0000

Our nation has yet to deal with the issue of racism. We can't talk for fear of judgment or being misunderstood, clearly we must deal with it or at the very least learn from our past in order to move forward. There is no chance for growth or understanding when we can't talk to or …


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100 days of Trump whoppers

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:22:58 +0000

Well, trump the pathological liar-in-chief, and con-man is just hilarious, and he has no shame. This is who the evangels praised and voted for to represent America so the joke is on those Christians who claim to follow the 10 commandments….. Excuse me isn’t baring f …


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Santa Susana Field Lab secured as open space habitat

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:38:46 +0000

  About 2,400 acres of sun red rocked hills and land within the Santa Susana Field Laboratory just above the San Fernando Valley will remain as open space and be protected from residential and agricultural development through an agreement between Boeing and a national nonpr …


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Los Angeles riots: 25 years later

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:04:11 +0000

On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, a jury in Ventura County acquitted four LAPD officers of beating Rodney G. King. The incident, caught on amateur videotape, had sparked the national debate about police brutality and racial injustice. The verdict stunned Los Angeles, and the ri …


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Fox News' parent company uses Trump tape in HR seminars: report - NY Daily News

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 18:11:57 +0000

This report about a Fox News HR seminar on sexual harassment. From the article: “They went through the scenario of the tape, why it was harassment and why it’s something you should report,” the worker told THR. “There was an audible gasp in the room, lik …


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Amid the storm, Devin Nunes' two worlds render vastly different judgments of him - LA Times

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 20:03:03 +0000

In his farming community near Fresno, Nunes is seen as a successful home town boy; many others outside of this area see him as bumbling politician willing to do anything to protect Trump. Hometown residents talk about how strongly he values and practices loyalty. Perhaps mi …


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Steve Bannon, Trump's fierce antiglobalist, made his fortune as a global capitalist - Chicago Tribune

Sat, 1 Apr 2017 03:07:58 +0000

Excerpt: Bannon has said he was fundamentally changed by the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 2008 financial crisis. _____ I get it; I wish everyone did.



Concerned Parents Call For Full Cleanup Of Toxic Santa Susana Site

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:05:17 +0000

For the last two years, Melissa Bumstead of West Hills has been documenting the locations of children diagnosed with rare cancers. She’s found many of the cases cluster around the old Santa Susana field laboratory in Simi Valley. “Every time I add a child to that  …


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Donald Trump's presidency is going to be a disaster for the white working class - Vox

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:48:02 +0000

The white working class turned out, and they struck back. The morning after, that already appears to be the dominant media narrative coming out of the 2016 presidential election. Sure, the black and Latino voters that Hillary Clinton was counting on to deliver her to victory w …






Immigrant arrested by ICE after dropping daughter off at school, sending shockwaves through neighborhood

Sat, 4 Mar 2017 17:55:27 +0000

"He came to this country for us,” she said.