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14 Arrested for Blocking Traffic at Interfaith Anti-War Rally Downtown
Fourteen people were arrested for blocking traffic at an interfaith anti-war rally protesting the tenth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan this morning, according to the Associated Press.
To be fair, the group in question Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace warned us that they would be arrested this morning. (They promised us 20 arrests instead of 14.)
The protest, which incorporated religious leaders from many faiths, was scheduled to go from 9 a.m. until noon. Participants planned to engage in civil disobedience as they marched from La Placita Church at 535 N. Main St to the downtown Federal Building, where a blessing was planned.
MASH actor Mike Farrell showed up to the protest, according to AP. He said he believes the war has wasted billions of dollars without making a dent in terrorism. Farrell also says he's disappointed that President Barack Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has continued the war.
There were about 100 other people who were part of the demonstration and KPCC reported that they represented a broad swath of Angelenos: there were young college students as well as a group called Grandmothers For Peace.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.