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May 01 2012

Civic Circus on May Day in LA

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies.

Today is May 1st and I am going to be one of the hundreds of thousands of people out in the streets of LA. May Day has become a convergence of International Workers Day and Immigrant Rights, but …

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Apr 24 2012

Civic Circus on Major Cuts to LA Budget by Mayor Villaregosa

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies.

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Apr 10 2012

Civic Circus on the Privitization of Public Services

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies. (LAFD).

Privatizing public services and resources continues to be a so-called-solution to the economic and financial problems that we face.

At the city level, the top budget official for Los Angeles city, Miguel Santana, is invoking the specter of bankruptcy …

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Mar 27 2012

Civic Circus on LA Board of Public Works New Trash Collection Scheme

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies. (LAFD).

Trash is big business in Los Angeles as the county generates 23 million tons of waste and recyclable materials annually. Out of that, the city of Los Angeles is responsible for about 10 million tons. This translates into …

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Mar 20 2012

Civic Circus on the LA Fire Department

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies.This week on Uprising, I’m going to get into details about how we were purposely mislead about the response times of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

That’s Right, after a California Public Records Act Request filed by a …

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Mar 13 2012

Civic Circus on the LA Redistricting Battle

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies.

The gerrymandering continues for the 15 districts that make up the Los Angeles City Council and those that represent 7 elected seats on the Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

In theory, to prevent gerry mandering, instead …

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Mar 06 2012

Civic Circus — 03/06/12

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies.

This week’s Civic Circus is a live report by Ankur Patel from the California student protest at the Capitol building in Sacramento. …

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Feb 28 2012

Civic Circus – 02/28/12

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies. This week on Uprising I’ll cover Move LA’s 4th Annual Transportation Conversation.

The title of this year’s conference, held at Union Station, was “LA on the Verge of a Transit Breakthrough.” MOVE LA is the organization that was able …

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Feb 14 2012

Civic Circus — 02/14/12

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies. This week on Uprising I’m going to take a look at one of our most precious resources: Water.

So far about 120 candidates have filed to run for 53 offices within Los Angeles County in the June 5th …

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Feb 07 2012

Civic Circus — 02/07/12

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies. This week on Uprising I’m going to take a look at one of our most precious resources: Water.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (the LADWP) is the largest publicly owned utility company in the country …

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