Liberals are taking their anti-war stance a bit too far - attacking the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at local high schools
. Leftist teachers claim the JROTC programs are being used as a feeder for the war machine in Iraq, even though a infinitely small handful of JROTC students ever go to the military or are even deemed qualified for service. A high school student who turned his grades and attitude around in the program found himself the target of Roosevelt High School teacher Martha Guerrero. The teacher asked him if he would die in Iraq and if he felt embarrassed to wear the uniform. Guerrero should be fired. Anyone want to take up that cause?
The San Fernando Valley Business Journal reports that government attempts to bring about "affordable housing" may be crumbling
. The Council has failed to enact "inclusionary zoning" programs and building of market race housing is going forward - as it should.
Greg Nelson writing at CityWatch explores an interesting idea
floating around the Neighborhood Council world - de-linking the Councils from the City. The Councils would become independent non-profit organizations but be able to apply to the city for cash grants, in-kind services and special access privileges.