Beginning Tuesday evening, thousands of clipboard-carrying volunteers will embark on Los Angeles County’s annual three-day “point-in-time” count of the homeless population. (Los Angeles is one of many communities that chooses to conduct its count every year instead of just every other year.) Here’s everything you need to know” in the Los Angeles Times]The 2019 count found 58,936 homeless people living in Los Angeles County and 36,300 living in the city of Los Angeles, which marked a substantial increase from the year prior. Los Angeles TimesPlus: Those who live and work on L.A.’s Martin Luther King Boulevard reflect on King’s legacy. Gen. Xavier Becerra (Jan. 26, 1958), former L.A. Kings star Wayne Gretzky (Jan. 26, 1961), TV personality Ellen Degeneres (Jan. 26, 1958) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Jan. 26, 1965).
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The strike helped fuel a nationwide wave of activism and drew attention to what many say is a lack of resources supporting public schools. Class sizes, more hiringDuring the strike, teachers forcefully called for much smaller classes to improve achievement, as well as for more school nurses and counselors. “It really changed the environment in school after school after school — where teachers had more pride, more respect,” said Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Labor Center. “While last year’s teacher strike brought needed attention to funding gaps that exist for all public schools, it also unfairly scapegoated charter schools,” said Myrna Castrejón, head of the California Charter Schools Assn. Right after the strike, teachers campaigned on behalf of Jackie Goldberg to fill a vacant school board seat.
Just two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has been a front-runner but consistently dogged by doubts about her electability, has made gender a central element of her final campaign push. Through most of the campaign year, Warren’s message has been built mostly around class, not gender. It’s a move that carries the hope of galvanizing women voters in a state where women have generally cast a significant majority of caucus votes. And Warren’s campaign, even when she did not focus explicitly on gender, has been infused with her identity as a woman. They couldn’t decide.”Notably, the endorsement made only one mention of the two endorsees’ gender: In closing, the editorial said, “May the best woman win.”
A contingent of American hotshot firefighters are there working with Australians to combat wild fires in the Alpine National Park, northeast of Melbourne. Justine Gude is a 7-year veteran of the Texas Canyon hotshot firefighters, based in the Angeles National Forest. “I’m like an ant.”Gude is one of two female Angeles National Forest firefighters who arrived in the country this month. Leonard Dimaculangan, 41, of Pasadena, Calif/, is captain of the Texas Canyon hotshot firefighters based in the Angeles National Forest. American fire fighters, 20 National Angeles Forest firefighters, take a break after working to put out hot spots in the Alpine National Park.
“Like when people describe me playing,” Hernández said. “You know, that he’s always in the right place at the right time.”The line was probably rehearsed, and maybe a little cheesy. (Jon Shard)A foreign player signing with an MLS team used to be equated with the abatement of any ambition beyond cashing checks. Nicolás Lodeiro has remained a part of Uruguay’s national team since moving to the Seattle Sounders in 2016. Sebastian Giovinco was called back to the Italian national team after playing four seasons with Toronto FC.
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ADADTrump is making his second visit to the World Economic Forum, which for its 50th anniversary this year is focusing on climate change and sustainability. ADAlthough climate change and environmental stewardship lead the agenda here, a survey of chief executives released Monday shows that they do not count climate change as among the top 10 threats to business growth. The financial services group PwC said climate change and environmental issues are ranked as the 11th-biggest threat to their companies’ growth prospects, the Associated Press reported. He received louder applause when he announced that the United States will join an initiative begun here to add 1 trillion trees worldwide. More than 100 billionaires are on the official attendee list for the World Economic Forum, and Trump plans to meet with the heads of several multinational companies during his brief stay in Davos.
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MANAN VATSYAYANA via Getty Images Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates victory against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during their men's singles match on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2020. Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios not only defeated Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego during his first Australian Open match on Tuesday night, but began his running tally of bushfire relief donations. It comes after he started his fundraising efforts during the ATP Cup Matches in the lead up to the Australian Open. Pumped that @GrilldBurgers are doubling my donation for every ace, adding another $200 for every one I hit for the bushfire relief. #GoBeyondpic.twitter.com/SLqojTl2aI — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 21, 2020After defeating Sonego on Tuesday, Kyrgios is through to the second round at the Australian Open.
January 21, 2020 11:18 UTC
It also lines up with the kind of car rental upgrade customers want — a faster rental with less friction and more choices. From the van ride to the rental location to the long line at the counter, car rental customers hate to wait. "Change is incremental in the car rental industry," says car rental consultant Neil Abrams. Getty Images"Digitizing" your car rental upgradeAvis has also embarked on an ambitious journey to, in its words, "digitize" its car rental business. Experts say traditional car rental companies are just getting warmed up when it comes to the technological car rental upgrades.
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To the editor: One does not have to like President Trump to fear the danger the left poses to religious freedom in America. (“Trump’s ‘religious freedom’ initiative is mostly a rehash of current law — yet still finds a way to be troubling,” editorial, Jan. 17)Faith does not stop at the church door. This is why the Roman Catholic Church started establishing universities and hospitals in the Middle Ages. AdvertisementIt is not that we love Trump, but that we fear the alternative. For the next nine months, expect a biblical deluge of Trump’s so-called religious liberty initiatives.
To the editor: With the exception of Iowans, who really cares what happens in the Iowa caucuses? I certainly don’t, and I hope the Democratic presidential candidates don’t either. Iowa reflects very little if anything about the Democratic voting population, so committing a huge amount of resources to that state’s upcoming caucuses strikes me as nothing short of maniacal. States that better reflect the overall makeup of Democratic voters should lead the pack. Here’s what they should tell voters instead: Elect me as president, vote Democratic majorities into the House, Senate and state legislatures, and we can pass the healthcare bill you want and need.
We’ve been able to work well on different things together even while we’ve had very vigorous disagreements. I think right now we’ve got to make sure that we give people more reason to have faith in the value of their vote. This is not because they think I’m perfect or because we’ve been able to resolve all of these issues at home. It means when we do, we make sure that it’s lined up in a way that’s fair, that’s going to benefit workers. Buttigieg: My approach is different, right?
A once-secret U.S. military cyber operation launched during the last year of the Obama administration to disrupt Islamic State’s online presence underwent a delayed rollout due to interagency disagreements about the clandestine mission, according to newly released government documents and former U.S. officials. Operation Glowing Symphony, initiated in late 2016, prompted at least one unidentified government agency to issue a formal “non-concur” opinion, disputing either the scope or necessity of the planned attack, according...
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On Tuesday evening, Los Angeles County will begin its annual, three-day “point in time” count of the homeless population. Thousands of volunteers will fan out with clipboards across the city to get a snapshot of the county’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless population — one of the largest in the country. The results normally get released in May or June, and are used by government officials to determine funding priorities for housing and services, and by the public to assess how much progress has been made on stemming the tide of homelessness. Here’s what you need to know.
AdvertisementGertrude Barden, Porter Ranch..To the editor: Heffernan’s column depends on gender stereotypes to defend Warren in her feud with Sanders. Sanders’ win over incumbent Rep. Peter Smith (R- Vt.) occurred in November 1990, less than 30 years ago. Her piece reflects the desperation of those trying to resurrect the Warren campaign, and it serves no purpose. To achieve this, the Warren campaign must redefine Bernie Sanders as a misogynist. It’s a sad way for the Warren campaign to go down.