FROM Amy Dresser Held
Del Rey Residents Keen on Forcing Out New Charter School After a year of increasingly angry disputes with neighbors in Los Angeles' Del Rey area, east of Marina del Rey and near Mar Vista. Parents whose kids go to Citizens of the World Charter School plan to show up at tomorrow's meeting of the LA Unified School Board. Citizens of the World occupies three portable classrooms unused by Stoner Elementary, and the complaints of local residents began with increased traffic. They claim the Charter School parents have been "dismissive" and "elitist." Now, the School District says Citizens of the World has failed to meet the deadline for its application to stay -- and even expand — next year.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.