Posts Tagged ‘Local News’

FLASHBACK – Forced Integration in L.A.

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September 1970 “This news clip from 1970 focuses on the start of desegregation-via-busing in the Pasadena school district and the signing of an anti-busing bill by California Gov. Ronald Reagan. A much larger controversy later surrounded busing in the Los Angeles Unified School District, since that district covered many more students. Busing in L.A. and elsewhere in California was largely halted by litigation and the passage of a ballot initiative in the early 1980s.

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October 1980 Litigation to order a busing plan for the Los Angeles Unified School District began in the 1960s and a plan was ultimately ordered by Judge Paul Egly in the late 1970s. This news report focuses on “white flight” from the District. Proposition 1 of 1979 was a reaction to the busing plan and limited the scope of busing. After several years of litigation, Prop 1 was upheld and the plan ended. The video shows a sign denouncing Judge Egly.”

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FRIDAY FEED – Happy Linky Day!

Labor(More added as we feel the urge…)
» Downtown ArtWalk is blogging The Living Museum – Downtown Art Walk
» The Edison’s Midnight Breakfast debuts tonight – Caroline on Crack
» The Map LA Art Project – Travelin’ Local
» In honor of the Santa Monica Pier turning 100 years old, The Fig at Fairmont is serving a special menu of gourmet pier junk food until September 9th! Lobster corn dog, anyone? – Caroline on Crack
» God wants Fritz Coleman to stop referring to offshore and onshore winds, dammit! – The Daily Breeze
» No, Los Angeles won’t be paying more “extraordinary expenses” for Michael Jackson. – LA Times
» 30 Straight Days of Vegan Events – PositiveTV
» Man swam from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes overnight! – LAist
» Sweet & Hot Festival this weekend
» Wow, tough crowd – losanjealous
» The future comes to Hollywood – CurbedLA
»  LA’s golf cart debacle – LA Times
» Should be a cool holiday weekend – LA Times
» Participating restaurants announced for DineLA Week in October! – DineLA
» Firefighters making progress – LA Times
» Need a piano? – BargainsLA
» One of my very favorite local blogs, Travelin’ Local, got a write-up in the Travel section. :) – LA Times

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FRIDAY FEED – Linkapalooza

a-team by doug savage(More added as we feel the urge…)
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Slash remembers Les Paul – LA Weekly
» Cruising returns to Van Nuys tonight – Daily News
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Honk if you’re a honker – Native Intelligence
» Our water fountains suck – LA Weekly
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The latest on state park shutdowns – LA Times
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John Oates is not the moustache – losanjealous
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LA Times redesigns – LAist
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A favorite little waterfall – boingboing
» Yay for kids with free computers – The Eastsider
» Spend eternity on top of Marilyn Monroe
for $500,000 – LA Times
» It’s heeeere… get ready to blow all that
restaurant tip money, ladies – LA Times
» I pity the fools – LA Snark

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NSFW – George Putnam: Intrepid LA Newsman, Hater of Smut Peddlers

YouTube Preview ImageI was gonna take a day off but then an emergency came up:  late Los Angeles news icon and Hal Fishman rival George Putnam got me all worked up about “the wild flagrant abuses of the god-given gift of sex.” It’s enough to make a decent home-spun girl-next-door like me just pig biting mad!

In today’s featured flashback video (Perversions For Profit, 1965) George Putnam excitedly exposed himself as a soldier against the sex-mad degeneration of America. This highly informative and visually titillating little “scare” film was funded by financier Charles Keating – yes, that Charles Keating – and sure, George sounded strangely turned on throughout this whole film, but could you blame him? He passionately wanted to save America from depravity… but his hot descriptions of perversion, sexy “censored” images and details of massive profit sure made it all sound even more exciting and attractive! Va va vooom! A few decades later, his adopted homeland became the porn capital of the world. Sigh. Poor George. Score one for the Devil.

Interested in resurrecting George’s battle against the plague of filth in 2009? His handy moral guidelines are listed after the jump (along with part two of the video). They seem to be a lot of work though. An easier way to keep your halo intact would probably be just to poke out your eyeballs since according to George, very few blind people join nudist colonies. No eyeballs = no perversions! Problem solved!

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FLASHBACK – The Los Angeles Mod Scene

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Here’s today’s fun little flashback: a local news report on the California mod scene of the 1980s. Ahhh, Chuck Henry and Johnny Mountain were so hep.

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