USC leadership stands behind President Nikias, despite scandal The USC Board of Trustees says it still supports embattled university President Max Nikias, despite a letter from some 200 professors calling for his resignation. It is all tied to a series of stories in the Los Angeles Times, which detail decades of sexual harassment and abuse by a former university gynecologist.
LAUSD names Austin Beutner as the next superintendent It's official. LAUSD has named Austin Beutner as its next superintendent. The businessman, former LA Deputy Mayor and publisher of the Times is no stranger to LA or the fire which may be just what the school board is looking for. What Beutner brings to LAUSD and how he'll shape one of the nation's largest school districts.
New reports shines spotlight on harassment in LA government Almost a fifth of all L-A city employees who responded to a recent survey say they’ve been sexually harassed at work. And most of those who said they had been harassed never reported it to anyone. Those were the findings of an anonymous survey city officials released last week.
Will LA District Attorney file charges against Harvey Weinstein? L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has declined to file charges against Hollywood writer-director James Toback. That's despite the fact that dozens of women have accused him of sexual misconduct. At the heart of the decision is how long ago those alleged incidents took place. Now, she has another big decision to make about a man named Harvey Weinstein. And a lot of folks are watching.
The LA Weekly takes on its critics with a public campaign There is a rather bizarre battle taking place over the future of the L.A. Weekly. And – at the heart of it all – is a debate over facts. The alt-weekly’s new ownership says a group of “deceitful” people are spreading lies about the publication and trying to discredit it. Meanwhile, there’s a call to boycott the paper, by journalists and readers alike, for – what they call – a pattern of unethical behavior.
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