Essential California: LA joins smallest salary movement

May 20, 2015 - Essential Water

Good morning. It is Wednesday, May 20. A start-up company says it was meant to be playful, though San Francisco drivers were not smiling when they detected the “parking ticket” on their windshield was a banking for a new app. Here’s what else is function in a Golden State:

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New smallest wage

Los Angeles is a latest large city to boost its smallest wage. The city legislature authorized a devise to boost hourly salary to $15 by 2020. L.A.’s movement comes as efforts to boost a sovereign smallest salary have stalled. Los Angeles Times 

 Political support

Sony Pictures Entertainment donated $25,000 to a domestic movement cabinet that L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas had founded during a time when a studio’s arch executive indispensable a politician’s support.  That’s according to inner emails that strew light on how LACMA’s care courted Ridley-Thomas and how Sony, endangered about appearances, behind a PAC grant until a few weeks after a propagandize house race. Los Angeles Times

2015 choosing results

The initial Korean American was inaugurated to a Los Angeles City Council. Unofficial formula uncover David Ryu kick out Carolyn Ramsay by a 1,600-vote margin. Ramsay was a former assistance to obligatory Councilman Tom LaBonge, and ran with a support Mayor Eric Garcetti and legislature President Herb Wesson. Over during the L.A. Unified Board of Education, dual incumbents mislaid while member Richard Vladovic hung onto his South L.A. seat. Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

 

DROUGHT

Refilling a lake: Lake Mission Viejo is home to 1.2 billion gallons of fresh water. With a state in a fourth year of a drought, officials are now deliberation a offer to fill a lake with recycled water. Los Angeles Times

Tough task: A new Field Poll finds that while a infancy of Californians consider a drought is intensely serious, 44% of them consider it will be formidable to preserve some-more water. San Jose Mercury-News

No large rapids: It will be a brief rafting season this year due to a drought. KQED

Drinking water: The state Water Resources Control Board authorized appropriation that will assistance some California communities entrance celebration water. The income will be used to squeeze H2O and correct wells. Los Angeles Times

Drought tourism: From Pebble Beach to Disneyland, a state’s tip traveller attractions are reckoning out how to preserve H2O though losing customers. New York Times

 

L.A. AT LARGE

Graduation protest: A Columbia University student who has been carrying a mattress around campus to lift recognition of rape and passionate attack hung onto a mattress as she graduated. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti was a derivation speaker. “You’ve hold discordant opinions, hold die-ins and sit-ins, carried mattresses. Never stop being academics, and never stop being activists,” he said. NBC News

Sidewalks, bike lanes: Is Mayor Eric Garcetti truly committed to creation L.A. bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly? That’s a doubt now that a mayor’s allocated Board of Public Works has authorized a devise for a Glendale-Hyperion Bridge that preserves trade lanes though removes a sidewalk. Streetsblog LA

Reward offered: A $1,000 prerogative is being offering for a lapse of a woman’s outlandish bird, a 28-year-old miligold macaw. The bird was stolen from his enclosure in an East Los Angeles backyard. He answers to a name Mickey and his favorite cinema embody “Transformers” and “Congo.” Los Angeles Times

 

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Court delay: The hearing of former state Sen. Ron Calderon was behind for a third time. The Montebello Democrat will now go on hearing in Mar of subsequent year. In 2014, he was indicted on 24 depends of bribery, income laundering and taxation fraud. Sacramento Bee

 

CRIME AND COURTS

End of solitary: Minors in Contra Costa County’s youthful hall will no longer be kept in solitary confinement. The pierce is a outcome of a authorised settlement. “The draconian use of unique capture will come to an finish and a concentration will be, as it should, on preparation and rehabilitation,” according to a handling profession during Disability Rights Advocates.  Los Angeles Times

Excessive force allegations: A mentally ill homeless male is suing 14 LAPD officers, accusing them of extreme force when they arrested him final year in Venice. Video footage of a detain shows one officer regulating a Taser on Samuel Arrington while other officers try to overpower him. One patrolman pronounced he saw a co-worker punch Arrington twice in a conduct with a sealed fist. Los Angeles Times

Drug death: A prostitute who injected a former Google executive with a deadly sip of heroin was condemned to 6 years in prison. Alix Tichelman is now deliberate a think in a identical box in Georgia. Los Angeles Times

Hit-and-run: An actor who seemed in “Unbroken” was condemned to 50 days of village use and contingency compensate $161,000 in compensation for using over a cyclist in Hollywood. Spencer Lofranco left voice-over singer Camille Banham on a side of a highway with a damaged hip and other fractures. LAist

Off a radar: A 24-year-old moody instructor in Palo Alto is indicted of hidden a plane and disintegrating over a Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles Times

 

ENVIRONMENT

Burst pipe: Crude oil leaked into a Pacific Ocean Tuesday after a pipeline ruptured in Santa Barbara County. Los Angeles Times

Whale ashore: Another passed whale has cleared adult on a shores of Northern California. A mouthpiece for a Marine Mammal Center says that during emigration season, it’s not surprising to see some-more whales from Apr to June. Los Angeles Times

New animal: A mint critter was found nearby the Port of Los Angeles. It is called Exosphaeroma pentcheffi  after a clergyman who detected it. City Lab

Sea lion funds: A 9-year-old lady in Virginia lifted $1,746.24 to assistance a starving baby sea lions that continue to rinse adult on Southern California’s beaches. She gave a supports to a Pacific Marine Mammal Center, that will use a income to buy fish and medical reserve for a pups. Orange County Register

Back home: A towering lion that wandered into a San Mateo area was expelled behind into a furious after he was tranquilized by animal control officers. SF Gate

 

HOUSING

SoCal homes: The median cost of a home in a Southland is now $429,000 — a 6.2% boost from Apr 2014. It’s also a top median cost given Nov 2007. Los Angeles Times

 

CALIFORNIA CULTURE

Memories of Case Study House No. 22: What was it like to grow adult in one of a most famous Midcentury Modern homes in a world? Los Angeles Magazine

What’s for dinner? The Los Angeles Public Library’s collection of menus from L.A. restaurants reveals a city’s history. The oldest menu in a collection is from 1875. NPR

Old grudges: A demeanour during how a fight between motorcycle gangs in Hollister behind in 1947 desirous a Marlon Brando film “The Wild One.” Los Angeles Times 

Hooray for Hollywood: California’s film taxation credits seem to be attracting new projects. Six radio shows that film outward a state practical for $27.6 million in financial incentives. Los Angeles Times

 

CALIFORNIA ALMANAC

San Francisco has a 20% possibility of showers with a high nearby 58 degrees. There is a possibility of drizzle in Los Angeles and San Diego, where temperatures will strech a mid-60s.

 

AND FINALLY

Talk about additional innings. On May 20, 1977, a San Diego Padres degraded a Montreal Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings.

 

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