Beth Barrett

Guest

Contributor to the LA Weekly; long-time local reporter and former staff writer at the Los Angeles Daily News

Beth Barrett on KCRW

There are seven LA City Council seats on the ballot next week, but only one without an incumbent.

The Race to Replace Councilman Greig Smith

There are seven LA City Council seats on the ballot next week, but only one without an incumbent.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Last week, Judge William Highberger ruled that teacher lay-offs planned for three inner-city middle schools would deprive students of their constitutional right to an equal education.

Layoffs and Seniority in the LAUSD

Last week, Judge William Highberger ruled that teacher lay-offs planned for three inner-city middle schools would deprive students of their constitutional right to an equal education.

from Which Way, L.A.?

California faces a deficit upwards of 15 billion dollars.

L.A. School Board Readies for Budget Battle

California faces a deficit upwards of 15 billion dollars.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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How did a diner on Wilshire by LACMA become the filming location for ‘The Big Lebowski’ and now a hub for progressive political groups, like the Bernie Sanders’ campaign?

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There was a time when LAX wasn’t the unwieldy beast that it’s become. We hear about those days from 93-year-old Ethel Pattison, the airport’s oldest continuously working employee.

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Uber and Lyft drivers around the world are on strike, protesting low wages and no benefits. They’re also urging riders to boycott the apps for the day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

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