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Local rapper steps up efforts to end homelessness

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Ice Cube continues to support issues surrounding homelessness in the city of Los Angeles.  In 2005 he was honored at the annual Butterfly Ball put on by Chrysalis.  Chrysalis is located in Skid Row and trains the homeless in both job and life skills.  Chrysalis is supported by Downtown Los Angeles businesses who in turn hire […]


Save money on on-line shopping using Groupon Coupons

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Disclosure; this is a sponsored post! Lately I have taken advantage of the many Groupon Coupon offers delivered to my emails inbox.  One of my favorite stores to shop is Macy’s.  Have you tried Groupon Coupon’s before?  They are super easy to use and Macy’s currently has 136 for you to choose from.


Does newly declared #BOE candidate have capacity to fundraise successfully

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Board of Equalization District 3 will have new representation in 2018.  With the June 2018 election fifteen months away, projected  front runner Scott Svonkin has already began lining up endorsements and campaign war chest.  Scott Svonkin currently serves as a trustee for the LA Community College District.


Jerry Brown calls for criminal investigation of Board of Equalization

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BY ADAM ASHTON aashton@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday asked the state Department of Justice to investigate California’s troubled Board of Equalization and severely restricted the tax agency’s ability to do business. In a letter sent to the board’s five elected members, The Democratic governor announced the tax agency will not be able to hire […]


Board member Jerome Horton fights his depiction in audit of tax agency

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BY ADAM ASHTON aashton@sacbee.com Jerome Horton this week issued a 3,200-word response to a forthcoming audit that raises sharp questions about his role in personnel decisions at the Board of Equalization, charging that the report ignores testimony that explains his actions and that the agency’s executive director failed to inform investigators about relevant policies.


Funds designated for Compton Campfire site remain under LA County control

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What is going on with the Compton Campfire site?  Compton residents are concerned that funds designated to purchase the property located at 450 S. Raymond St. (parcel numbers 6162-009-901 or 6162-009-907) have languished under the control of Los Angeles County for a couple of years.  Nearly $300,000 in private donations also hang in the balance.


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Is a boycott of Chili’s on the menu

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Chili’s restaurant had to apologize to a Black veteran yesterday.  After the national chain restaurant offered free meals to Veterans, for the Veterans Day holiday, U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker patronized a Chili’s in Cedar Hills, Texas.  An elderly Donald Trump supporter said “he was in Germany, and that they did not let Blacks serve over […]


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