POLITICAL SCIENCE 1 (LOITERMAN)                                                                                               (G) SPRING, 2007

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES READING LISTS:  PREPARE TO WRITE FOR THE NEXT CLASS

CHOOSE THE TOPIC THAT INTERESTS YOU THE MOST— IDENTIFY

THE LEVEL(S), BRANCH (ES), COMPETING VIEWS, REASON INTERESTED

  

HARBOR COLLEGE:  EDITORIAL ON

“CAREER PATHWAYS” career education

 

 

“One job at a time; A public/private partnership in L.A. County demonstrates what it takes to help people move out of poverty.”

 

ELECTION:  Tuesday, February 6

Orange County Board of Supervisors

(E-Mail your prediction of order of most votes to—

loiterwl@lahc.edu / subject:  class day, hour, topic)

 

“Trung Nguyen on top by 7 votes; Rival Janet Nguyen is expected to seek a recount in the O.C. supervisorial race whose outcome surprised many observers”

 

“Janet Nguyen ahead in O.C. race; She leads Trung Nguyen in a tight supervisor's contest. The vote reflects the power of the Vietnamese community.”

 

“Long list of candidates seeking to succeed Correa; Ten hopefuls will appear on the Feb. 6 ballot

for the supervisorial seat in central Orange County.”

 

YOUNG POLITICIANS:

CITY, COUNTY, SPECIAL DISTRICT, STATE

 

 

“Local, state politicians getting younger; The trend is attributed to term limits and to California's image as a start-fresh place”

 

MARIJUANA:  MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

AND OTHER ISSUES

 

 

DEA raids marijuana outlets; Agents seize drugs, guns and cash, prompting W. Hollywood protests. Twenty are detained, but no charges are filed

 

“Sick and need pot? The feds don't care; We need to rewrite outdated marijuana laws, not raid medical facilities”

 

U.S. Supreme Court Case:  Gonzalez v. Raich, 545 U. S. 1 (2005)

 

Medical Marijuana articles from 'Opposing Viewpoints'

 

GANGS, VIOLENCE AND RELATED ISSUES IN

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 

 

This time, get it right on gangs; Business as usual only means wasting millions of dollars on unfocused programs commentary by Constance L. Rice

 

Erin Aubry Kaplan column: “Making gangs good”

 

L.A. to seek a tax to fight gangs; With street violence on the rise, the City Council agrees to ask voters to OK a levy on parcels to pay for intervention and prevention programs

 

 

POET LAUREATE OF CALIFORNIA:  AL YOUNG

Thursday, February 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Seahawk Center, LAHC

 

Writer, teacher named California poet laureate

 

Bringing poetic works to the people; Al Young, the new state poet laureate, wants to reconnect the art form with the public

 

To do in 2007 commentary by Al Young  

Assembly Bill 113 establishing the position of California Poet Laureate (2001) with requirement of confirmation of appointment by the State Senate