FROM John Manly
New Lawsuit Alleges Torrance School District Failed to Protect Students from Sexual Predator “It’s a page right out of the Catholic Bishop playbook” is how attorney John Manly describes the behavior of the Torrance County School District. His law firm is representing 18 students who have filed a lawsuit against the district claiming the district failed to protect them from wrestling coach Thomas Snider. The 47 year old coach turned himself into police today and is now charged with 33 felony counts of a lewd acts upon a child.
The LA Archdiocese and Pedophile Priests The court-ordered release of hours of videotaped depositions has brought new attention to pedophilia by priests in LA's Catholic Archdiocese . Cardinal Roger Mahony was asked why he never informed police about Michael Baker, a former priest who's now serving a ten-year sentence for child molestation. After Baker told Mahony he was an abuser, Mahony sent him to counseling and then reassigned him to parishes where he committed further crimes. Although the Archdiocese declined to participate in today's discussion, it did offer these remarks: Statement of Tod Tamberg , spokesman for the Los Angeles Archdiocese Statement of Cardinal Roger Mahony
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."