Essential California: A change on child sex crimes in LA County

October 22, 2015 - Essential Water

Good morning. It is Thursday, Oct. 22. Comedian Chris Rock will horde the 88th Academy Awards subsequent year. Here’s what else is function in a Golden State:

TOP STORIES

Political support

Los Angeles is a biggest city in America to welcome a minimum salary of $15 an hour, so as efforts get underway to take a identical offer statewide, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti seemed like a healthy advocate. But a mayor says he hasn’t nonetheless taken a position on a proposal, going so distant as to contend he hasn’t even review it yet it has been publicly accessible for 4 months. “The list beginning comes during a time when broader domestic calculations could be conversion a mayor’s decision-making.” Los Angeles Times

Rising H2O costs

Angelenos did such a good pursuit of conserving H2O that a Department of Water and Power‘s income dropped. Now, a application will supplement a assign to patron bills to make adult a difference. The supposed pass-through is in further to a five-year H2O and electricity rate boost that application officials are seeking. Los Angeles Times

Fresh Easy over?

The finish appears nearby for Fresh Easy, a grocery sequence that has struggled for years. Stores are being liquidated and sealed over a subsequent few weeks, according to a chairman with believe of a situation. Industry experts speculated that a sequence could shortly record for failure protection. More than half of Fresh Easy’s 97 stores are in California. Los Angeles Times

DROUGHT CLIMATE

Drought shaming: Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utility District expelled a names of some of a many supernatural water-pumping champions, all of whom are being fined for blank a memo on California’s punishing drought. Steve Lopez asks: Why doesn’t a L.A. Department of Water and Power do a same thing for H2O wasters in Bel-Air and other tools of a city? Los Angeles Times

Severe thunderstorms: They caused some-more inundate repairs in northern Death Valley National Park than primarily thought, park officials said. The caller core during Scotty’s Castle, a Spanish-style palace that offers guided tours, was flooded with about 2 feet of sand in Sunday’s storms. Los Angeles Times

Trail closed: The Trail of 100 Giants in a Giant Sequoia National Monument was tighten down out of fear of descending trees. Drought-stricken hunger trees are receptive to attacks from bellow beetles. “We need to tighten a route for open safety,” pronounced Denise Alonzo, a Forest Service spokeswoman. Fresno Bee

L.A. AT LARGE

Policy change: Recognizing that minors can't agree to sex, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will no longer detain children on harlotry charges. “They are child victims and survivors of rape,” Sheriff Jim McDonnell wrote in a minute to his employees. Los Angeles Times

A salad grows: The latest captivate during the Getty Center? A unfeeling garden. An organic, heirloom unfeeling garden, to be exact. Los Angeles Times

Big-city living: It’s too good to be true: an Echo Park unit that comes with a washer and dryer, prohibited cylinder and pleasing citrus trees. For $850 a month, this Winnebago motorhome parked in a backyard of a triplex could be yours. According to a Craigslist ad, “This is a ideal conditions for a right person.” LAist

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

No reelection: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will not find a third term. He pronounced that he reached a preference after a outing to Phoenix, where he once played indicate ensure for a NBA’s Suns. The proclamation coincides with renewed courtesy on allegations that Johnson molested a 16-year-old lady roughly 20 years ago. Los Angeles Times

Admissions relief: UC President Janet Napolitano pronounced she is scheming a devise to significantly boost a series of California undergraduates in a 2016-17 propagandize year via a university system, including during UCLA and UC Berkeley, where acknowledgment is a many difficult. Los Angeles Times

Wedding gifts: Assemblyman Ian Calderon got married about a week ago. The rite during a Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood was attended by all sorts of domestic heavyweights, including lobbyists. Calderon and his new bride asked their guest for cash, rather than a some-more normal excellent china or stemware. The representative says he asked his lobbyist-friends not to give gifts. If a Calderon name sounds familiar, it’s given Ian’s uncles, Ron and Tom, are confronting crime charges. LA Weekly

CRIME AND COURTS

Back in a news: Remember a male whose violence by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies following a horseback pursuit was prisoner by a TV news helicopter? Authorities contend he has been arrested on guess of attack in a new incident. The county had recently concluded to compensate him $650,000. Los Angeles Times

Guilty plea: A former clergyman during a private Marlborough School pleaded guilty to intimately abusing dual students some-more than a decade ago. Joseph Thomas Koetters was condemned to one year in jail. One of his victims spoke in court, describing how Koetters assimilated her when she was 16 years old. (She had a miscarriage.) “I grown an heated loathing for myself that haunts me to this day,” she said. Los Angeles Times

Three convicted: Three members of a “master-slave” sex cult in San Diego were convicted of murdering a 22-year-old mother of a Marine. The physique of Brittany Killgore, who was not a partial of a cult, was found 4 days after she was reported missing. Los Angeles Times

BUSINESS

Future of Fox: James and Lachlan Murdoch lay down for their initial talk given it was announced that they would take over a 21st Century Fox sovereignty combined by their father. “It’s a new approach of operative together. But as partners, so far, so good,” James Murdoch said. Hollywood Reporter

Family dynasty: Elon Musk is an impossibly successful businessman, though that’s frequency surprising in his family. Ever given he was a child, Musk, his hermit and 3 cousins have brainstormed ways to emanate companies and make money. “How did 5 of them grow adult to take on some of a knottiest problems on a planet, environment goals so lofty as putting civilians in space and transforming domicile appetite use?” Vanity Fair

Charismatic leader: What is it about American Apparel’s Dov Charney that inspires cult-like friendship from employees? “The fact that employees would go to such lengths to return an violent personality creates no sense, until we comprehend one thing: Charney wasn’t only using a cult code — he ran his company, in several suggestive ways, like an tangible cult.” Refinery29

CALIFORNIA CULTURE

Character counts: With former Laker Lamar Odom behind in a news, columnist Bill Plaschke reflects on how a NBA star reacted when he trashed a player’s choice to seem on existence radio with his wife, Khloe Kardashian. “Odom could never stay mad, not with me, not with a Kardashians, not with anyone. He was deeply loving, fiercely loyal, and if we consternation because clearly a whole NBA family has been rooting so tough for him this past week, that is why,” Plaschke writes. Los Angeles Times

Reality uncover twist: Remember when Odom and Kardashian announced that they were splitting up? Court annals uncover that a integrate have rigourously called off their divorce. Los Angeles Times

CALIFORNIA ALMANAC

San Francisco will be partly pale and 72 degrees. In Los Angeles, there will be low clouds and a high of 79. Riverside will be mostly balmy and 81. San Diego will have clouds and humidity; highs are approaching to strech 76 degrees.

AND FINALLY

Today’s California Memory comes from Hubert Hudson:  

“As a teen vital in Watsonville, an rural town, we worked summers nailing shook for apple boxes, make-up and loading tomatoes and lettuce in make-up sheds, infrequently operative 80 to 90 hours a week. we after used my ‘stash’ to transport to South and Central America with dual good buddies.”

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