‘It’s Not Your Grandfather’s LAPD’ — and that’s a good thing

NPR reported on the evolution of LAPD police chiefs and where it stands today.  Jody David Armour, who teaches and writes about the nexus of race and the criminal justice system at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, says it’s hard to conceive exactly how devastating the Rampart scandal was to the…

Russia probe could be a Senate springboard for Adam Schiff

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POLITICO report indicates Adam Schiff is a fast-rising star in the Democratic party.  Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst and professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California, said Schiff has catapulted in record time from locally known House member to “symbol of [the] anti-Trump movement, and from the nation’s largest anti-Trump…

Feinstein draws boos at LA town hall

When Sen. Dianne Feinstein arrived at the AME Church in Los Angeles, she was well received by the audience.  The boos started when she discussed Trump administration’s military strike on a Syrian airbase. There were jeers during discussion of Russian interference on the presidential election and the health care system.  Sherry Bebitch Jeffe was in the audience…

Dianne Feinstein heckled at San Francisco town hall

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Senator Dianne Feinstein’s expectations of crowd response at a recent town hall meeting. She’s a legend of politics in the Golden State, and the most powerful Democrat in deep-blue California, so Sen. Dianne Feinstein might have expected a friendlier reception in her…

The Bay takes Trump to court as sanctuary statehood looms

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KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California’s resistance to President Donald Trump pulling federal funding from “sanctuary cities” and the state’s effort to move up its presidential primary date. Click here to listen to the conversation!

CA employers can’t recruit ‘high-performers’ thanks to insane housing prices

Business Insider featured research by Raphael Bostic of the USC Price School and the Los Angeles Business Council finding the city’s high housing costs discourages outsiders from entering the Los Angeles job market. “There’s ample evidence to show that the time is now to implement strategies to reduce housing costs,” Bostic said. The story also…

Major L.A. Employers Raise Concerns That High Cost of Living Is a Barrier to Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Housing costs are deterring top-talent from entering the Los Angeles job market, and leading to higher costs in recruiting and retaining employees, according to a new survey released today by Raphael Bostic, a USC Price School of Public Policy Professor and the newly appointed head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve. Bostic led a team of USC researchers in surveying major L.A. employers accounting for nearly 200,000 jobs in key sectors including utilities, healthcare, education, government, engineering and finance ..