Picture courtesy: California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
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Governor Jerry Brown has admitted that there’s less money than there should be in California’s coffers. In fact, the state is projected to run a $1.6 billion deficit by next summer. So scholarships for middle class college students are on the chopping block.
Some LA neighborhoods don’t have many toilets for homeless people, and sometimes sidewalks are soiled with human waste. San Francisco had a similar problem. Then it created the “Pit Stop” program, which put public bathrooms, sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations around the city.
We get a round-up of the nominees, the snubs, and who’s favored to take home the golden statuette.
One sociologist says liberals are making a mistake when they prioritize economic injustice over racial injustice, and ending racism is the responsibility of white people.
Michael Eric Dyson
The year of the rooster begins on Saturday. We look at the meaning behind the rooster in the Chinese zodiac, as well as traditional new year dishes like long noodles, mandarin oranges and spring rolls.
L.A. Weekly food editor and host of the podcast "Smart Mouth" Katherine Spiers ran down a list of where to find some traditional Chinese New Year foods in LA right now. Here are her suggestions:
Mama Lu's in Monterey Park for stir-fried dumplings
Luscious for pot sticker style dumplings
Five Star Seafood Restaurant for steamed rock cod
Wang Jia in San Gabriel for sweet rice balls; they serve them stuffed with sesame paste and topped with bits of Osmanthus flower.
Class 302 for miswa, a dish made with long noodles
Sea Harbour for spring rolls
Sam Woo Barbecue for pre-roasted whole poultry
Lunasia in Alhambra for turnip cakes or for a one-stop shop for a full, traditional Chinese New Year meal.
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