L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits

By Emily Alpert Reyes and Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles lawmakers Wednesday approved a plan meant to end a drawn-out legal and political battle over financial records at two Department of Water and Power-affiliated nonprofits, adopting a laundry list of conditions that would have to be met before additional ratepayer money is provided to the groups.

L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds

By Emily Alpert Reyes and Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles lawmakers want to hitch more than a dozen conditions to a planned $4-million payment to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power, including giving city auditors “unfettered access” to their records and abandoning the courtroom battles raging over the trusts.

The AFT’s communist comrades

By Paul Kengor, triblive.com

The American Federation of Teachers, the massive teachers union, just completed its annual convention in Los Angeles. If you didn’t notice, that’s not surprising, given it wasn’t front-page news. I, however, noticed, given that the convention was covered vigorously in a publication I read regularly: People’s World.