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Class Welcome                                    
Each class hour will be a fast-paced presentation of facts and key ideas with daily time to make entries in your "warm-up blue book."  You'll have time in class to identify your personal interest and to receive help (and give help to others) as you pursue your interest.
 
The links below the chart present a rich array of choices to allow you, working with your classmates, to find the materials and activities that will enable you to comfortably join the important political conversations taking place during this history-making period when difficult choices are being made during the Obama presidency. 
 
Also, you will be able to prepare to cast a ballot in the national, state and local elections to be held during the semester.
 
Starting with the chart and links below, you'll learn about the key concepts of federalism and separation of powers /checks & balances (video).
 
 
 Daily Agenda     |     Issues     |     Concepts       |     Dates to memorize     |     Online resources, maps     |    
 Other class materials     |    Play/Explore  |     Election Day Assignments        |               Events                  |    Editing Google Sites Tutorials
 
  
       A. FEDERAL LEVEL
 
(also called national government,
central government or simply
"the government")
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
X. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
CONGRESS
 U.S. Senate  US House of Representatives
(100)                (435)
6 Years          2 Years
 YEXECUTIVE BRANCH
PRESIDENT
Vice-President
Cabinet
Law enforcement agents
Z. JUDICIAL BRANCH
U.S. SUPREME COURT
 
1 Chief Justice;
8 Associate Justices
 
      B. STATE LEVEL
 
Headquarters for California:
Sacramento
STATE LEGISLATURE
 
State Senate           State Assembly
(40)                        (80)
4 Years                   2 Year
 

GOVERNOR

 
Cabinet
Law enforcement agents
STATE SUPREME COURT
 
1 Chief Justice;
6 Associate Justices
 
      C. COUNTY LEVEL
 
Headquarters for Los Angeles County:
City of Los Angeles
(County Seat)
58 counties in California

  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 
(5)
4 Years
 

 BOARD     OF     SUPERVISORS

 
Chief Administrative Officer
Law enforcement agents
SUPERIOR COURT
      D. CITY LEVEL
 
(also called municipal government)
Headquarters for Los Angeles:
Civic Center (First and Spring
Streets) 88 in LA Count

CITY COUNCIL

 
5 (but 15 for City of L.A.)
4 Years
 
MAYOR AND/OR CITY COUNCIL
 
City Manager
Law enforcement agents
MUNICIPAL COURT
E. SPECIAL DISTRICT LEVEL
 
(for example, community college school district; air pollution control district)
Headquarters: various offices
5000 in California
GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DISTRICT
 
(may be the county Board of Supervisors)
for example: L.A. Community College Board of Trustees
(number varies)
4 Years
GOVERNING BOARD of the District
or Board of Supervisors
(Administrative officials)
for example: Chancellor of the L.A. Community College District; Superintendent of the L.A. Unified School District
 
 
 
(Administrators make decisions
which may be appealed to Superior Court)

 

 

 
FEDERAL LEVEL
(also called national Government, 
central government or simply 
"the government") 
Headquarters: Washington D.C.
X. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
CONGRESS
     U.S. Senate                House of
                                 Representatives
        (100)                       ( 435)
      6 Years                    2 Years      {1}
Y.  EXECUTIVE BRANCH
PRESIDENT
Vice-President 
Cabinet 
 
 
   Law enforcement agents:              {2}
Z. JUDICIAL BRANCH
U.S. SUPREME COURT
(1 Chief Justice; 
8 Associate Justices) 
 
 
                                                              {3}
STATE LEVEL
Headquarters for California:
Sacramento
STATE LEGISLATURE
      State Senate           State Assembly 
          (40)                                 (80) 
       4 Years                           2 Years        
 
  {4}
GOVERNOR
Cabinet
 
 
Law enforcement agents:                 {5}
STATE SUPREME COURT
(1 Chief Justice;
6 Associated Justices)
                                        
                                                              {6}
COUNTY LEVEL
Headquarters for Los Angeles
County: City of Los Angeles
(County Seat)
58 counties in California
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
                                       (5)
4 Years
                                                                            {7}
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
         Chief Administrative Officer
 
 
Law enforcement agents:                 {8}
SUPERIOR COURT
 
 
 
                                                         {9
CITY LEVEL
(also called municipal government) 
Headquarters for Los Angeles: 
Civic Center (First and Spring 
Streets) 88 in LA county
CITY COUNCIL
(5 but 15 for City of L.A.)
4 Years 
                                              
 
    {10}
MAYOR AND/OR
CITY COUNCIL
City Manager 
 
 
    Law enforcement agents:           {11}
MUNICIPAL COURT
 
 
 
 
                                                           {12}
SPECIAL DISTRICT LEVEL
 
(for example, community college school district; air pollution control district)
Headquarters: various offices
5000 in California
 
 
GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DISTRICT
 
(may be the county Board of Supervisors)
for example: L.A. Community College Board of Trustees
(number varies)
4 Years
 
{13}
 
GOVERNING BOARD of District
or Board of Supervisors
(Administrative officials)
for example: Chancellor of the L.A. Community College District; Superintendent of the L.A. Unified School District
 
{14}
 
 
 
(Administrators make decisions
which may be appealed to Superior Court)
 
 
{15}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  •   "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
                       -- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). Harvard graduate at age 20. Small business owner. A well known practical philosopher, poet, and essayist. Preferred a more spiritual vs. materialistic life. Published many Quotes, Poems, Books, and Essays, including  "Civil Disobedience" and "Slavery in Massachusetts".  Assisted fleeing slaves north on the Underground Railroad. Passed away 3 years before the 13th amendment abolished slavery in 1865. "The country knows not yet, or in the least part, how great a son it has lost." - Ralph Emerson.
                  --Stefan Shirley    MW 11:00AM
                          (sources provided in the links)
 
 
 
 
 
 "WORDS TO LIVE BY"  FAVORITE QUOTATIONS CHOSEN BY STUDENTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASSES (AT END, INCLUDE AUTHOR, BRIEF BIOGRAPHY, SOURCE, YOUR FULL NAME, CLASS DAYS, TIME)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
         EXCERPTS FROM:  2010-2012 LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE GENERAL CATALOG, PAGES 7 -10 
    • LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
      DISTRICT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
      Affirmative Action
      The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to
      implement affirmatively equal opportunity to all qualified employees
      and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national
      origin, ancestry status, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, handicap,
      marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation,
      or veteran status.
      Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed
      in all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, placement,
      upgrading, transfer, demotion, treatment during employment,
      rate of pay or other forms of compensati on, selecti on for training,
      layoff , or termination. A vigorous Affirmative Action Program will be
      maintained to ensure appropriate utilization of certain protected
      groups in specific areas and levels within the district workforce
      through the implementati on of specific result-oriented procedures
      and acti viti es (Board Rule 101301).
      Inquiries regarding Affirmative Action at Los Angeles Harbor College
      should be directed to the College Compliance Office, Nina Malone,
      Seahawk Center, 201
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    •  
    • Classroom Courtesy
      As approved by the Associated Student Organization and by the
      Academic Senate, all cell phones and electronic sound-emitting
      devices shall be turned off at all times during classes. Cell phones
      and pagers put on vibrate are acceptable, headsets are not.
    •  
    •  
    • Board Rule 9803.25. Conduct which may be considered disorderly
      includes; lewd or indecent attire or behavior that disrupts classes
      or college activities; breach of the peace of the college; aiding, or
      inciting another person to breach the peace of college premises or
      functions.

 

 
 
1935 The National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) becomes law, guaranteeing employees the right to organize and, if necessary, government-supervised representation elections. The Act includes the right to bargain collectively and sets forth prohibitions against employer interference or unfair labor practices.
 

1947 Labor-Management Relations Act better known as the Taft-Hartley Act.

    • Established the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service  (FMCS).
    • It has no law enforcement authority and must rely on their own persuasive techniques.
    • YouTube (6 min.) successful FMCS activity with mediator Gary Eder, Maryland

1959

 

 

Congress enacts the Landrum-Griffin Act (Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act) which establishes a bill of rights for union members—a right to sue their union, have a voice in union affairs and control of dues increases, among others
          

Hahn v. Richardson, 44th C.D.

The Warren T. Furutani YouthSource Center will be featured on the SoCal Insider with Rick Reiff show airing on PBS SoCal this Friday 11/16 at 7pm and this Sunday 11/18 at 11:30am.  Please click this link for the video.

 

video #1 (same as above)    video #2 (slides)      logos

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LAHC Budget and Accreditation Town Hall

    • 2002

      Peter J. Hurtgen, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, is appointed by President Bush as FMCS’s fifteenth director and successfully mediates a number of national labor conflicts, including the 10-day West Coast Ports closing in 2002 that cost the national economy an estimated $1 billion a day.

       

      2004

      Director Hurtgen mediates an end to the 141-day Southern California grocery strike, the longest in the industry's history. To increase mediator expertise on strategic industries and bargaining issues, the agency launches a mediator training initiative and increases outreach to labor and management.

       
       

      Aquino Assassination 1983

       
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