Has Chief Beck Become a Detriment and Liability to the LAPD?

Concerns about nepotism, favoritism, and the unfair treatment of some employees have been a silent topic of discussion among LAPD employees of all ranks ever since Chief Charlie Beck was appointed in 2009. Those silent discussions were elevated to a collective cry for help by LAPD officers over the past two weeks. The fear however, is that the officers’ message may have gotten lost among the salacious headlines, the slicing and dicing tactics of “cover and concealment” by the Chief, and the many rumors in social media.Continue reading “Has Chief Beck Become a Detriment and Liability to the LAPD?”

How Safe Do You Feel Taking Public Transportation in City of Los Angeles?

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**Reposted courtesy of 2UrbanGirls.com**

KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze pondered in a recent article of his “What happened to LA Sheriff candidate Paul Tanaka?“.  After reading yet another article discussing the closure of Paul’s campaign office and his failure to return his phone call, 2UrbanGirls immediately called Paul to arrange meeting over lunch.  He responded immediately and confirmed.  We chose to meet in Gardena to discuss his candidacy and squash rumors he dropped out of the race.Continue reading “How Safe Do You Feel Taking Public Transportation in City of Los Angeles?”

The City of Los Angeles continues to miss the mark on carsharing

carshareBack when this websites owner started her Los Angeles based carshare program, LAXCarshare, she engaged the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and transportation leader, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (LACMTA) about starting their own carshare, utilizing their own resources.  Landscape activist, Glen Dake, posed this question on twitter today “Does Eric Garcetti have a big enough vision for L.A.“?  No, but here’s an idea he can have for free.Continue reading “The City of Los Angeles continues to miss the mark on carsharing”

LACMTA responds to minority hiring mandate issue

la urban leagueWe previously posed the question “Will African-American vendors work this latest Metro project” in response to the LACMTA board approving a $1.6 billion dollar contract to extend the Purple Line.  There have been reports in the Los Angeles Wave that black contractors are not receiving the opportunity to work on any of the three projects Metro has in motion, although minority mandates are in place in the form of a Project Labor Agreement.Continue reading “LACMTA responds to minority hiring mandate issue”

Will African-American vendors work this latest Metro project

metroLACMTA is certainly making history with record number of billion dollar constructions projects, happening simultaneously, around LA County.  The Crenshaw/LAX rail, the LAX connector and today the Metro board announced $1.6 billion to extend the Purple Line.Continue reading “Will African-American vendors work this latest Metro project”