Monthly Archives: February 2015

S&P to pay $1.4 billion settlement to U.S. government

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It was announced that S&P will pay the U.S. government and 19 states $1.4 billion to settle charges of impropriety.  The Department of Justice accused Standard & Poors’ (S&P) of inflating the value of mortgage-backed securities between 2004 and 2007. 

Barely elected and already pondering the next seat

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Not even a full two months into his new Senator gig, Isadore Hall triumphantly declared he will run for Janice Hahn’s congressional seat, should she run for L.A. County Supervisor to replace termed out Don Knabe.  He has previously dropped out of the same race on at least two occasions. 

An Open Letter to the Inglewood Teachers Association

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As a proud alumni and parent of a student within Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) I drafted this letter and sent to the Inglewood Teachers Association (ITA) in regards to the service our children and parents are receiving from the front line staff:  teachers and principals.  

Carson fires another City Manager

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Carson city council appears to be led by Mayor Jim Dear and his colleague, Councilman Albert Robles.  The pair came under fire a few weeks ago when Robles entered a motion, which was seconded by Dear, to ban the city from financially supporting the Daily Breeze and went so far as to tell residents not […]

Inglewood Unified forced to desegregate district in 1970

Brown v Board of Education declared in unconstitutional to segregate children in schools.  The decision overturned Plessy v Ferguson which declared state sponsored segregation, acceptable, in 1896.  Brown passed unanimously and was ruled a violation to the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.  Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) would have to be forced, by […]

Los Angeles elections draw near

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As the City of Los Angeles primary is around the corner, March 3rd to be exact, I am receiving more notifications about upcoming candidate forums for both city council and school board seats.  The most active races, in the public’s eye, are council districts 8 and 14.  Marqueece Harris-Dawson vs. Everyone and Jose Huizar vs. […]

L.A. Southwest College Foundation has a (familiar) new Executive Director

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2 Urban Girls has reported extensively on the downward spiral of the relationship between Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) and El Camino College (ECC).  The Board of Trustees frustration date back a few years when IUSD abruptly moved commencements from ECC to LA Southwest College.   This has gotten progressively worse this past year with […]

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