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.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?