Skip to Content
Los Angeles

Headlines: L.A. Teachers Union Planning to Strike, Likely to Shut Down LAUSD Schools For Three Days

9:44 AM PDT on March 13, 2023

Los Angeles, CA – Jan. 18: UTLA Teachers Stike Rally on January 18, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—The L.A. teachers union plans to join an anticipated three-day strike—possibly within two weeks—with thousands of L.A. Unified’s non-teaching workers, actions that would likely shut down schools amid an explosion of labor discontent. The labor action would be led by Local 99 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents 30,000 cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians, special education assistants, and others. Local 99 would be joined by United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents about 35,000 teachers, counselors, therapists, nurses, and librarians. [LAT]

Redondo Beach: A man was shot in the foot on Saturday afternoon at South Bay Galleria. He was rushed to the hospital and is recovering. Police say a suspect fled the scene in what was described as a dark-colored vehicle. Details regarding the make and model, as well as what lead to the shooting, were not immediately released. [KABC]

—Deon Jones, a 31-year-old performance artist, was awarded $375,000 last week by a jury that found his constitutional rights were violated when he was wounded by an LAPD officer who fired a projectile at his face during a May 2020 demonstration in the Fairfax district to protest the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. [CBS]

—Migrant justice organization Al Otro Lado has released a statement about President Joe Biden's plans to reinstate the detention of families seeking asylum across the U.S. borderby the managing attorney of its Family Reunification Projectm Carol Anne Donohoe, noting, "I'll never be able to erase the memories... of a detained mother holding her 12-day-old newborn, the bloody t-shirt of a toddler who'd been vomiting for days, and a little boy who entered Berks with his mother at age one and did not exit that brick-walled prison until he was three years old." [Al Otro Lado]

East L.A.: Family members of Miguel Lopez, a 70-year-old shot and killed by a Sheriff's Department gang unit executing a gang warrant earlier this year, rallied outside the Sheriff's station on Saturday, joined by other families of victims of deputy shootings. [Cerise Castle/Twitter]

Boyle Heights: Twenty-one-year-old cosmetology student Bambi Alacran discusses her Boyle Heights and East L.A. upbringing, including her coming out at 12 and her transition while still a student at student at Theodore Roosevelt High School. [Boyle Heights Beat]

Already a user?Log in

Thanks for reading!

Register to continue

Become a Member

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

L.A.’s Best Secret Ecuadorian Restaurant Opens Weekends Only at This Wilshire Blvd. Cafe

On weekends,Cafe Fresco transforms into one of the rare places in the city to find seco de chivo, llapingachao, guatita, and other regional Ecuadorian eats.

September 26, 2023

The Seven Best Poke Places In Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, the poke scene is starting to heal from a bit of a hangover caused by rampant overindulgence. These are the true Hawaiian-inspired, fresh fish spots that endure for good reason. Most, located right by the beach to enjoy L.A.'s crisp ocean breeze with your sashimi-grade fish.

September 25, 2023

Spot Check: Colombian Desgranados In Echo Park, Mexican Wine Festival At Mírate, and Perverted Waffles in DTLA

Plus, a party highlighting pan-African cuisine, a new Taiwanese cookbook by an awarded local from the San Gabriel Valley, and a Little Saigon food festival that starts tonight! Welcome back to Spot Check!

September 22, 2023

This 24-Year-Old Latina Mortician Beautifies the Dead and Influences the Living

Growing up in Arleta with a first-generation family from El Salvador, Berrios admits that her family only embraced her career choice two years ago, after she started to win awards like “Young Funeral Director of the Year.” The 24-year-old works as the licenced funeral director and embalmer at Hollywood Forever cemetery. As a young person born in peak Generation Z, she's documented her deathcare journey on TikTok and has accrued more than 43K followers on the platform. 

September 21, 2023

Meet ‘Carnitas Rogelio,’ The Family-Run Stand With The Best Michoacán-Style Carnitas O.C. Has to Offer

Michoacán-raised Rogelio Gonzalez slices the cuerito (the pig skin) in a checkered pattern to ensure a light crunch in each bite and utilizes every part of the pig, from the feet to the liver and intestines, which he binds together in a braid. 

September 20, 2023
See all posts