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Water supply still a big issue for Newhall Ranch: Guest commentary

By Lynne Plambeck|

Congress must act to replace DACA program

The Trump administration’s announcement that the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program will be rescinded should prompt needed congressional action to protect young immigrants whose sole offense was being brought here by their parents.

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    On Labor Day, come meet the workers who make America great: Guest commentary

    I plan to spend this Labor Day with my family, and I encourage you to find a Labor Day celebration near you. And when you do, you’ll find the Californians who are making America great. Teachers, emergency first-responders, nurses and all working people are the backbone of our nation and deserve to be recognized, as such, both in word and deed. Labor Day honors the American worker, and acknowledges the value and dignity of work and its role in American life. As educators, our...

    By Eric C. Heins|

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    Racism? We don’t see it in hurricane response: Letters

    Racism? We don’t see it in hurricane response It is time for us to choose what kind of country we are living in. It is time to choose whether to focus on our vices or our virtues. Prior to Hurricane Harvey, many saw America as a country of racism and hatred. Protesters marched and progressives proclaimed that Republicans and southern redneck types were racist and just did not care about the people as they did. While watching coverage of the disaster in...

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    Fired Centinela Valley superintendent’s arrest a new step to accountability

    In 2015, our colleagues in the Daily Breeze newsroom won a Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for an investigation that exposed the excessive salary and unusual perks of the chief of a school district serving Hawthorne and Lawndale. Now comes what Southern California residents might well consider an even bigger prize — the ex-superintendent’s...

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    Pasadena police erred in case of USC dean: Guest commentary

    This newspaper editorialized recently that the community should exercise restraint in judging the events involving USC Medical School’s former dean, a Pasadena resident, because of California’s “Good Samaritan” law. The problem is that USC’s former dean was not a Good Samaritan who was covered by the law, but a bad Samaritan...

    By Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeier|

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    Watch out for state’s not-so-affordable housing plans

    The housing package recently announced by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders in the Legislature will fail to make much of a dent in the problem, and exhibits a shocking disregard for basic economics. Senate Bill 2 would impose an additional fee of $75 to $225 for real estate transactions, including mortgage refinances, the addition of a family member as an owner, and taking out a home equity loan or reverse mortgage. The fees would generate roughly $250 million a year, which would...

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  • Letters

    Less talk, more action needed to help homeless: Letters

    Less talk, more action needed to help homeless Re “Make things better for homeless, neighborhoods” (Nury Martinez, Aug. 26): Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez talks just like most other politicians. Her commentary sounds really good, but there’s absolutely no content or action behind it. The reason homeless...

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    LAUSD should discuss changing grad requirements

    In 2005, the Los Angeles Unified School District school board set the ambitious target of requiring all students to graduate eligible to attend a four-year college. The board gave the district a decade to fully implement the plan. Beginning with ninth-graders who entered school after July 2012, all students would be enrolled in college preparatory A-G classes: four years of English, three years of math, two years of history, science and a foreign language, and one year of a...

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    Children’s Hospital L.A. would be hampered by AB1250: Guest commentary

    Two years ago, Monique Saldaña became a mother at age 16. Lost and unsure, she dropped out of high school. She credits the support system she built with her case manager and other teen mothers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for helping her navigate this confusing time. Today, Monique is back in school and successfully juggling her studies, caring for her daughter and holding down a job. She’s on track to graduate in June, wants to be a registered nurse and...

    By Paul S. Viviano|

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