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Construction at Samohi begins Parents, teachers, students have new challenges to get on campus BY ASHLEY ARCHIBALD Daily Press Staff Writer
Winograd wanted to become a more active participant in her own food production, and brought Farmscape in to see what she could grow. Winograd was motivated by the idea of knowing where her food comes from and making her own eating habits more earthfriendly. “Our house isn’t big, but the front yard is large,” Winograd said. “It seemed like it would be a waste not to use it for food production and greening the environment.” She requested raised beds in her front yard, which workers planted with tomatoes,
SAMOHI Santa Monica High School students returned from winter break Wednesday to find work begun on a $55 million science and technology building that promises to consolidate and modernize science education on campus. The construction will force changes in how parents, students and teachers access the campus, a challenge that students active in the Bike It! Walk It! alternative transportation campaigns are helping to mitigate. The project involves removing existing science and technology buildings and replacing them with a single, modernized facility which will house 15 science labs, eight classrooms, a computer lab, two special education classrooms, an auto shop and administrative offices. At the same time, a Centennial Plaza will be built in honor of Samohi’s 100-year history in the community, and will create a gathering place for students. The new building will take the place of an existing softball field. It’s expected to be finished in 2013, at which point workers will begin on a new softball field adjacent to the building. The construction will take its toll on campus access, prohibiting loading along the Seventh Court alley and Michigan Avenue, which will become a bicycle access lane from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Parents can drop their students off on Seventh Street between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., according to a release by the school. Students who drive to campus will find it a bit more difficult to find a parking space. According to the district, neither students nor visitors will be able to park on campus during school hours. It’s a challenge that co-presidents Charlotte Biren and Jenna Perelman and the rest of the Santa Monica High School Solar Alliance have been working to tackle since city and school officials welcomed them into the planning several months ago. The team plans to reach out to students
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CITYWIDE People flock to Santa Monica’s thrice-weekly Farmers’ Markets for their pick of fresh produce from the Golden State, but a handful of Santa Monicans are joining a movement that takes “local” to a whole new level. With the help of a Los Angeles-based company called Farmscape (www.farmscapegardens.com), approximately 10 Santa Monicans brought the farm home to their front and back yards in the form of raised beds that Farmscape’s employees tend once a week.
Depending on the size of the garden, the produce can supplement regular grocery or Farmers’ Market produce or completely supplant it, said Sean Williams, co-founder of Farmscape. “The thinner gardens won’t replace the food budget, but it would offset it a bit,” Williams said. “Some of our clients get more food than they can handle, and others get just enough to eat good tomatoes with their salad.” Marcy Winograd, an Ocean Park resident and former congressional candidate, discovered urban farming through people involved in her campaign. When she moved to Santa Monica,
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LOS ANGELES The resignation of a Los Angeles bishop who fathered two children has shocked the nation’s most populous Roman Catholic archdiocese, where Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala grew up and was an outspoken supporter of causes dear to the huge Hispanic population. Zavala, 60, who once urged Catholic media to report scandals such as clergy sex abuse “in a spirit of love and mercy,” had his resignation accepted by Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday. A code of Roman Catholic canon law permits bishops to step down earlier than the normal retirement age of 75 if they are sick or otherwise unfit for office. “This is unexpected, sad and disorienting news for many people who know and like Bishop Zavala,” archdiocesan spokesman Tod Tamberg said Wednesday. “Remember,
he was raised here. He has deep roots in Los Angeles and so he’s very well-known here.” Tamberg said he had virtually no details about Zavala’s affair except that it involved consenting adults and that no church funds were used. A message left at a Hacienda Heights telephone number for a Gabino Zavala was not immediately returned Wednesday. Zavala was one of five auxiliary bishops in the archdiocese and was the primary pastoral and liturgical administrator for 66 churches in the San Gabriel Region east of Los Angeles, Tamberg said. Archbishop Jose Gomez has appointed someone to handle those duties until the Vatican can appoint a replacement. Zavala informed the archbishop early last month that he had fathered two teenage children who live with their mother in another state, Gomez said in a Wednesday letter to the archdiocese’s approximately 5
million Catholics. The archbishop said Zavala told him that he had submitted his resignation to the pope. “Since that time, he has not been in ministry and will be living privately,” the archbishop said in the letter, which was posted on a Catholic blog. “The archdiocese has reached out to the mother and children to provide spiritual care as well as funding to assist the children with college costs. The family’s identity is not known to the public, and I wish to respect their right to privacy,” the archbishop wrote. Roman Catholic priests are required to be celibate, though Eastern rite priests can be married and married Anglican priests who convert can become Catholic priests. Zavala was born in Guerrero, Mexico but grew up in Los Angeles. He was ordained in 1977 and was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a church in the heavily Mexican-
American East Los Angeles area. He was appointed an auxiliary bishop in 1994. In a June 2010 speech to the Catholic Media Association, Zavala spoke about the duty of Catholic media to “report the truth, because the truth does set us free,” but with mercy and concern for individuals. “All too often, secular media seems to seek the destruction of individuals when they are caught in a mistake. This is not what our Lord taught us. And so this is something Catholic media can teach the secular media how to report divisive or scandalous stories in a spirit of love and mercy,” Zavala said in the speech. “Even in the midst of dark and depressing stories Catholic media can be asking, ‘What is the potential for good in all of this?’” In his role as auxiliary bishop, Zavala spoke out in support of immigration rights SEE BISHOP PAGE 8
Lawmakers face budget strife, election challenges BY DON THOMPSON Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The state Legislature reconvened Wednesday for a year of diminished expectations set against a background of intense partisanship and election-year politics. Lawmakers face a $13 billion budget deficit and several hot topics that include pension reform, high-speed rail and whether to keep an $11 billion water bond on the November ballot. Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats, who control both houses of the Legislature, already have said they do not plan to engage with Republicans in budget discussions after last year’s failure to reach a compromise. Instead, they’ll go to the ballot and ask voters to increase taxes on the wealthy and boost the state sales tax. That approach could sour relations between the two parties even further, reduc-
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I am appalled by the indifference, the total lack of knowledge of the history of California and Santa Monica by the Santa Monica City Council, the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Santa Monica Daily Press. For four or five thousand years California was the home of tribes of gentle Indians. In 1776 their plentiful existence was ripped apart by a Spanish expedition led by Juan Bautista de Anza who began the colonization of the lands; much of the Spanish drive northward was supplied by the Franciscan priests under Father Junipero Serra. The missionaries roamed California for 100 years, naming its rivers (San Jaoquin), its mountain ranges (Santa Lucia Range, Diablo Mountains), its villages, (San Jose, San Diego, Corona del Mar, Santa Monica). Santa Barbara with its magnificent mission that is today a tourist must, and San Francisco with its Presidio, a military base for the Spanish troops. What the missionaries left were vestiges of their language, their religion — feliz navidad, the birth of the child. California’s uniqueness, its beauty and romance are inspired by these beautiful Spanish names, their architecture, their religious celebrations. It is your history. The real thing, not a Hollywood prop. The silence of your lackadaisical leaders indicates they are indifferent to their history, to whether it is called Santa Monica or Atheist City.
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Sold out Editor:
Living in this great nation under God, in a state called California where all walks of life should be treated as equals. But in a time of a financial crisis California must get tough. Make accountable to those who have not paid their dues because of under-handed practices. But instead it’s easier to keep their head buried in the sand. And has targeted the most frail group of people. Our elderly and those with disabilities. It’s easier to discard them like human trash and leave them to fend for themselves. This state has sold its soul to the corporate devil.
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Congratulations on your interview offer, in a tough job market securing an interview is half the battle. Spending time preparing for potential interview questions is an important part of the preparation process, but it is also equally important for you to consider what you’d like to know from the interviewer. The interview should be considered a two-way street. Not only is the firm considering you for their opening, but you should also be interviewing the firm to determine if the company will truly meet your career goals. Employers make judgments based on the types of questions you ask, so take time to get prepared and ask questions that are meaningful. The best questions are ones that are open-ended and allow the interviewer to provide a comprehensive answer rather than a “yes” or “no”. The questions you choose to ask should show that you’ve done your research. Asking questions that you could easily find the answers to by searching online might show the employer that you have not taken the time necessary to research the company or the position. Instead, show your research in the way you ask and frame your questions. For instance, perhaps you have done considerable research to better understand a particular component of the position, but you have a question about the specifics of how they do something. A strong question would frame what you do know and end with a question about particular details. For instance, one might say, “I see from the job description that this person will be responsible for leading the product development team, could you tell me more about the people who serve on this team and their length of service with the company?” This shows that you have an understanding of the
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CHANCES ARE THAT IF THESE AFFLUENT TAX BACKERS WERE ASKED THE PRICE OF A GALLON OF MILK OR OF GASOLINE, THEY TOO COULD NOT ANSWER OR, IF THEY COULD, THEY WOULD NOT CONSIDER THE COST OF CONSEQUENCE. Chances are that if these affluent tax backers were asked the price of a gallon of milk or of gasoline, they too could not answer or, if they could, they would not consider the cost of consequence. These are folks who do not share the concerns of California working families and refuse to see how much more difficult the lives of average folks will become if they are successful in passing their tax increase proposals. And how’s this for a coincidence? In the Chinese horoscope the dragon is said to believe rules and regulations are made for other people. What we have with these tax increase efforts is billionaires trying to make the rules for the rest of us. JON COUPAL is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association -– California's largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers' rights.
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of the Dragon. For beleaguered California taxpayers this may be the Year of the Billionaire. Of the half dozen or so potential November ballot measures designed to raise taxes, nearly half are actively sponsored by billionaires. While other tax proposals are being backed by extremely well-healed special interests, they will be the subject of a future column. Here is where the ultra-rich individuals are putting their money. Tom Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund manager with major investments in renewable energy, is promoting a $1.1 billion tax on out-of-state businesses with operations in California to fund renewable energy projects. His initiative would make California an even more hostile place for businesses to operate, likely kill jobs and raise consumer prices, while diverting taxpayer money to corporate welfare for tycoons such as himself. In 2010, Californians voters rejected the same tax increase on out of state businesses by a 58 percent to 42 percent margin. Molly Munger wants to increase income taxes on everyone to raise $10 billion annually. Munger is the daughter of billionaire Charles Munger, a partner of Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway and is a Los Angeles civil rights lawyer. She has been credited for devoting some of her considerable fortune to support early childhood education, but she now seems intent on compelling everyone else to support the cause she has selected. Regardless of her good intentions, forcing taxpayers to cough up another $10 billion will be a substantial additional burden in a state that already ranks third highest in income tax rates. For shear wackiness, there is the proposal of the Think Long Committee funded by Nicolas Berggruen who is often called “the homeless billionaire” because he lives in hotels and does not own a home. The proposal would raise taxes $10 billion on all Californians by charging sales taxes on services, after reducing income taxes on the wealthy. Let’s see if we have this right. If Berggruen gets his way, ordinary Californians will pay more every time they get a haircut, take a jacket to the dry cleaners, call a plumber or even hire a clown or magician to entertain at their child’s birthday party, while billionaires like Berggruen will get a tax break. Sound too zany to pass? Well, it is still a potent threat because it has the support of a handful of other billionaires as well as two failed former governors, Davis and Schwarzenegger, and former Assembly
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Scientists say parasitic fly could explain bee die-off BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. Northern California scientists say they have found a possible explanation for the honey bee die-off: A parasitic fly that hijacks the bees’ bodies and causes them to abandon hives. The symptoms mirror colony collapse disorder, in which all the adult honey bees in a colony suddenly disappear. The disorder continues to decimate hives in the U.S. and overseas. The disease is of great concern, because bees pollinate about a third of the United States’ food supply. Its presence is especially alarming in California, the nation’s top producer of fruits and vegetables, where bees play an essential role in the $1 billion almond industry and other crops. The latest study, published Tuesday in the science journal PLoS ONE, points to the parasitic fly as the new threat to honey bees. It’s another step in ongoing research to find
the cause of the disease. Researchers haven’t been able to pin down an exact cause of colony collapse or find a way to prevent it. Research so far points to a combination of factors including pesticide contamination, a lack of blooms — and hence nutrition — and mites, fungi, viruses and parasites. Interaction among the parasite and multiple pathogens could be one possible factor in colony collapse, according to the latest study by researchers at San Francisco State University. It says the phorid fly, or apocephalus borealis, was found in bees from three-quarters of the 31 hives surveyed in the San Francisco Bay area. Scientists say the fly deposits its eggs into the bee’s abdomen, causing the insect to walk around in circles with no apparent sense of direction. The bee exhibits zombielike behavior, said lead investigator John Hafernik. The infected bee leaves the hive at night and dies shortly thereafter. The combination of a parasite, pathogens
Lawmaker declines to comment on shoplifting charge BY DON THOMPSON Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. A San Francisco Bay area lawmaker who has been charged with felony shoplifting made her first appearance in the Assembly since she was arrested at a Neiman Marcus store in October. Like many returning lawmakers, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi was greeted Wednesday with hugs from colleagues on the Legislature’s first day back in session. She
would not comment as she left the chamber. San Francisco prosecutors charged her with stealing leather pants and other items worth about $2,500. The Castro Valley Democrat has pleaded not guilty. She said she inadvertently walked outside the store with the merchandise while she was distracted by a cell phone conversation. Prosecutors say she concealed the items in an empty shopping bag before leaving. Her next court date is scheduled for Friday.
and other stressors could cause die-off, Hafernik said. The parasitic fly serves as a reservoir that harbors pathogens — honey bees from parasite-infected hives tested positive for deformed wing virus and other pathogens, the study found. “We don’t fully understand the web of interactions,” Hafernik said. “The parasite could be another stressor, enough to push the bee over tipping point. Or it could play a primary role in causing the disease.” Hafernik stumbled onto the parasitic fly by accident. Three years ago, the biology professor looked for something to feed a praying mantis. He found some bees outside his classroom, placed them in a vial and forgot about them. When he looked at the vial a week later, he found dead bees surrounded by small fly pupae. A parasitic fly was feeding on the bees and had killed them, he said. The fly is a known parasite in bumble bees. Scientists used DNA barcoding to confirm the parasite in the honey bees and
bumble bees was the same species. The fly might have recently expanded its host presence from bumble bees to honey bees, Hafernik said, making it an emerging threat to agricultural pollinators. The fact that honey bees live in large colonies placed in close proximity to one another and beekeepers frequently move the hives throughout the country could lead to an explosion of the fly population, he said. The fly, which is found all over North America, could also become a threat to native bees. Hafernik plans to expand his research to other parts of the country and to study the parasite’s impact on agriculture in California’s Central Valley. Since it was recognized in 2006, colony collapse has destroyed colonies at a rate of about 30 percent per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Before that, losses were about 15 percent per year from a variety of pests and diseases.
Lawmaker cited after TSA finds loaded gun BY JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. A California Republican lawmaker and outspoken gun rights advocate has been cited for trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a Sacramentobound flight. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks had a Colt .45 with four rounds in it inside
his carry-on luggage at Ontario International Airport. He says another magazine with five rounds also was in Donnelly’s carry-on bag. The lawmaker was passing through a security checkpoint at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday when he was detained. In a statement released by his office, Donnelly said he forgot to remove the gun from his bag. Ontario airport police did not return phone messages seeking to clarify Donnelly’s citation.
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Last defendant in Iraq war case to stand trial BY JULIE WATSON Associated Press
SAN DIEGO The last defendant in the biggest and lengthiest criminal case against U.S. troops to arise from the Iraq War is expected to stand trial this week, more than six years after his squad killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children. The killings in Haditha on Nov. 19, 2005, is considered one of the war’s defining moments, further tainting America’s reputation when it was already at a low point after the release of photos of prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison. The case continues to fuel anger in Iraq because not one of the eight Marines initially charged has been convicted — a main reason behind the country’s demands that US troops be subject to its laws if its forces remained there after the war ended in December. Those demands turned out to be the deal-breaker that led to the withdrawal of all American forces. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, from Meriden, Conn., was the leader of the Marine squad that cleared several homes, by tossing in grenades and then peppering them with gunfire shortly after a roadside bomb hit a Marine convoy. One Marine was killed and two others were wounded. His lawyer, Neal Puckett, said Wuterich, 31, is confident the all-military jury will acquit him. Wuterich has said he regretted the loss of civilian lives but believed he was operating within military combat rules when he ordered his men to attack after the roadside bomb exploded. Marines in the unit have said they were under gunfire at the time. Wuterich declined to be interviewed before the trial. “He’s ready to go to trial and put this behind him and move on with his life, whatever that holds for him,” Puckett said. Military prosecutors declined to comment. Jury selection will take place Thursday and opening arguments are slated for Friday before the military jury at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego, after years of delays. The late U.S. Rep. John Murtha, a former Marine and decorated Vietnam War veteran, compared the killings to the 1968 My Lai massacre, when American servicemen killed as many as 504 Vietnamese villagers. Marines, including Wuterich, filed lawsuits alleging that the comments damaged their reputations. The comparison started a debate over whether troops were doing what they were trained to do or getting revenge for the death of a comrade. Legal experts say military prosecutors face an uphill battle trying to prove, so many years after the killings, that Wuterich’s actions were criminal and not the unfortunate result of being caught in the chaos of war. “Memories fade, evidence fades or is lost, so that is bound to benefit the accused and that’s too bad, because the trial should not be one that favors one side or other,” Gary Solis, a former Marine Corps prosecutor and judge who teaches law of war at Georgetown University Law Center. Disputes — including over whether a military court should order CBS News to hand over unaired outtakes of a 2007 interview Wuterich gave to “60 minutes” — stalled the
case for years. In 2009, a military appeals court ordered some unaired portions be turned over to prosecutors. The case also suffered from a delay in gathering evidence. Immediately after the killings, investigators missed chances to collect evidence from the scene and speak with witnesses while their memories were fresh. Last year, defense attorneys filed a motion asking the case to be thrown out because one of Wuterich’s military lawyers has since retired from the Marine Corps. The judge ruled against the motion. Wuterich is the last of the eight Marines initially charged with murder or failure to investigate the killings to face charges. Six have had charges dropped or dismissed, and one was acquitted. After the roadside bomb rocked the Marine convoy, Wuterich and a squad member were accused of shooting five men by a car at the scene. Investigators say Wuterich then ordered his men to clear several houses with grenades and gunfire. The bodies of women and children, including toddlers, were found afterward. A full investigation didn’t begin until a Time magazine reporter inquired about the deaths in January 2006, two months later. Wuterich’s charges were later reduced to voluntary manslaughter in nine of the 24 deaths and other crimes. Wuterich also has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice. Since his ordeal began, Wuterich has gotten divorced and gained custody of his three school-age daughters, who live with him in nearby Temecula. He works a desk job at Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division headquarters. He has completed his service but can’t leave the military until his case has been resolved. Haditha is one of several Iraq War cases the government has pursued at Camp Pendleton. One case was filed in the kidnapping and death of an Iraqi man in Hamdania in April 2006. One Marine was convicted of murder and sent to prison. A Navy corpsman pleaded guilty to kidnapping, and three other Marines pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Another case involved the death of an unarmed Iraqi detainee in Fallujah in November 2004. One Marine was spared prison time after pleading guilty to dereliction of duty, and another was acquitted. Their former squad leader was acquitted in a federal court. Former Navy officer David Glazier, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said a military jury — which likely knows the normal reactions of warfighters — is best equipped to handle a case like Haditha, although he notes the lengthy process counters the principles of military courts. Those courts were started to ensure swift investigations and speedy trials during wars, he said. “The idea was to do fair, but prompt justice in the field in order to have access to the witnesses and facts, but also to reinforce good order and discipline,” he said. “So dragging this on for years and years hasn’t done any good for anybody. “It’s left the Iraqis believing the U.S. is not committed to doing justice and left an individual in limbo for years and years,” Glazier said.
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and prison reforms, better conditions for the working poor and against the death penalty. However, Zavala’s moral stances may be overshadowed by his revelation, said the Rev. Donald Cozzens, a former seminary rector. “Many will say he was leading a life of duplicity,” said Cozzens, writer-in-residence at John Carroll University in Cleveland and author of “The Changing Face of the Priesthood.” “I see this, rather, as a tragic situation ... It’s another sad example of fundamentally good priests and bishops who struggle with the burden of celibacy if it is not their gift.” A handful of other priests have quit their post over sexual relationships, including:
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We have you covered Florida priest Alberto Cutie, who resigned in 2009 and married his then-girlfriend; Auxiliary Bishop James McCarthy of New York, who resigned in 2002 after the archdiocese was alerted about his affairs with women; and Archbishop Robert Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M., who resigned in 1993 after confessing relationships with women. The late Archbishop Eugene Marino of Atlanta resigned in 1990 when his relationship with a parishioner was made public; the woman said she and the archbishop had secretly married. In addition, Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland resigned at the mandatory age of 75 in 2002. Weakland stepped down soon after a former theology student revealed that he was paid $450,000 to settle a sexual assault claim he made against the archbishop more than two decades earlier. change. A new top-two primary system and legislative maps drawn for the first time by an independent citizens redistricting commission lend a degree of uncertainty to lawmakers up for re-election this year. Politics also emerged Wednesday in the form of a resolution introduced by two Democratic lawmakers. It calls for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which held that corporations can spend unlimited sums to influence elections. The ruling generally is viewed as benefiting Republican candidates. Assemblymen Michael Allen of Santa Rosa and Bob Wieckowski of Fremont submitted their resolution the same day Occupy protesters announced they would target more than 80 courthouses nationwide, including some federal courts in California, to protest the Supreme Court decision. The Friday protests are scheduled one day before the second anniversary of the ruling, which has led to a surge in corporate campaign spending. “A lot of us believe the Supreme Court ruling has thrown us out of balance,” Allen said. “It’s a system that’s out of whack, and for democracy to function well, everybody needs a voice and not to have some voices drown out the others because of overwhelming resources.” Hawaii passed a similar resolution last year and other states are considering similar action, according to Public Citizen, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit advocacy group backing the resolution. Voters will be watching lawmakers more closely because it’s an election year, said Assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga. Lawmakers will be running in new districts, and the top-two primary system means the top vote-getters in the June primary will go on to the November election, even if they are from the same political party. Proponents say that change could favor candidates who are more moderate because they will have to appeal to all voters during a primary, not just party diehards. “You’re going to have legislators being cautious, which is a good thing.” Morrell said.
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SAMOHI FROM PAGE 1 through social media to let them know about the changes on campus, and encourage them to carpool, walk or bike to campus to avoid congestion and parking problems. “We will be hitting Facebook tonight in efforts to inform students about what is happening,” Biren said in an e-mail Tuesday. “I have a feeling that some students still will not be aware that these large changes are here! They are not part of a future scheme anymore.” Teachers will be impacted by the construction, but the district took steps to secure 100 parking spaces from City Hall in the Civic Center Parking Structure for $82.50 per month.
We have you covered vine,” James said. “Before, if you put a raw vegetable in front of them, they’d look at you like you’re insane.” There are drawbacks to getting stuck with your own seasonal produce. Not everything is ripe exactly when you want it or need it, and when it comes, it comes in bulk. James found herself overburdened by chard and even sorrel, an herb with a light lemony flavor. It’s been a good experience, although if you’re in it to save money, you may be disappointed, James said. “It has a feel-good factor. It’s nice to know that the broccoli on the table wasn’t trucked in from somewhere. It grew there,” she said. Setting up a garden costs around $2,000 and then $60 per week thereafter for maintenance, Williams said. The garden’s owners are welcome to putter around in the garden with Farmscape’s employees, and sometimes learn enough about the system to let the service go altogether. Winograd plans to take advantage of that service. “My New Year’s resolution in 2012 is to learn how to garden,” she said. The company has approximately 100 clients in the Los Angeles area, including private residences, schools and even restaurants like N\naka in Palms. It plans to expand to fruit trees soon, with the goal of producing family-sized orchards at home, Williams said. “We’re on our way,” Williams said. “We’d like to replace as much of the L.A. area with productive food gardens as possible, and we feel like we’re on our way to do that.” City Hall provides other opportunities for urban farming within city limits by linking homeowners without the necessary skills or expertise with gardeners who lack space. The program is called the Garden Sharing Registry, and is available through the Community Recreation Division, which can be reached at (310) 458-8573. email@example.com
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NEW YORK Joe Torre resigned Wednesday as Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Torre managed the Dodgers from 200810, then retired and joined MLB last February as a top aide to Commissioner Bud Selig. He is part of a group headed by real estate developer Rick Caruso. “In Rick I found a partner who understands consumers and fully appreciates that the Dodgers are a treasured LA institution,” Torre said in a statement.“Since moving to Los Angeles, I have seen firsthand Rick’s dedication to business and the people of Los Angeles.’ The Dodgers were put up for sale by owner Frank McCourt in November, five months after the team filed for bankruptcy. Following months of bickering and accusations of mismanagement, an agreement between McCourt and MLB said the team is to be sold by April 30, which coincides with the deadline for McCourt to pay former wife Jamie a $131 million divorce settlement. Initial bids for the team are due by Jan. 23 with the Blackstone Group, Frank McCourt’s investment banker. The price likely will break the record for a baseball franchise, topping the $845 million paid by the Ricketts family for the Chicago Cubs in 2009. “Joe has a proven track record of fielding winning teams and I am looking forward to our group benefiting from his unique experience,” Caruso said in a statement. “I am a lifelong Angeleno; I love this city and have dedicated my career to creating world-class destinations that support this community and foster great customer experiences. Joe and I believe in the Dodgers and Dodger fans and know that together we will foster a winning culture.” He is president of Caruso Affiliated, which developed The Grove, a 20-acre retail, dining and entertainment site adjacent to the Farmers Market in Los Angeles.
Torre, the 1971 National League MVP, was a nine-time All-Star during a playing career from 1960-77, then managed the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. After working as a broadcaster for the Angels, he managed the New York Yankees from 1996-07 and led them to four World Series titles. With MLB, the 71-year-old Torre delegated much of the day-to-day work to three senior vice presidents he appointed in March: former Arizona GM Joe Garagiola Jr., former Dodgers assistant GM Kim Ng and former Arizona assistant GM Peter Woodfork. “Joe has been an invaluable resource for me and all of us at Major League Baseball this year,” Selig said in a statement. “I understand his desire to pursue an opportunity in Los Angeles. Joe has been a lifelong friend and I know that will continue in the future.” Other potential bidders for the team include: —Steven Cohen of the hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors. —a group that includes former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson, former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten and Guggenheim Partners chief executive officer Mark Walter. —a group that includes former agent and current Chicago White Sox special assistant Dennis Gilbert, talk show host Larry King and Jason Reese of Imperial Capital. —a group that includes former Dodgers general manager Fred Claire, former Oakland Athletics president Andy Dolich and former Dodgers batboy Ben Hwang, who brought in the financial backers —former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley. —a group that includes former Dodgers stars Orel Hershiser and Steve Garvey, and Joey Herrick of Natural Balance Pet Foods. —Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Winners of six World Series titles but none since 1988, the Dodgers have been in turmoil since October 2009, when the McCourts separated and Frank fired Jamie as the team’s chief executive officer.
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