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  • Sharon Bernstein

    Spike In California Air Pollution Brings Reminder Of Bad Old Days

    WEATHER POLITICS-The brown haze over California's San Joaquin Valley breadbasket on some winter days has been an unwelcome reminder of the bad old days, when pollution hung so thickly that people were warned to stay inside. Years of tight…
  • Surprise, Hillary Not Alone: California Leaders Routinely Use Private Email

    Michael R. Blood and Juliet Williams
    AP EXCLUSIVE-Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records…
  • A Tale of Two Suicides, and What They Can Teach Us

    Ken Alpern
    ALPERN AT LARGE-Suicide is always a tragedy and a nightmare, one that ultimately hits home to all of us because we are all capable of doing it ... yet our reality, no matter how unpleasant, is that not all suicides are done for the same reason(s).…
  • Beware LA City Hall Spinmeisters

    Jack Humphreville
    LA WATCHDOG-April will be a telltale month for Mayor Eric Garcetti. At the urging of Garcetti, our beleaguered Department of Water and Power is expected to announce on Thursday or Friday its intent to begin the process to raise our water and power…
  • A Tale of Two Power Parties

    Denyse Selesnick
    MY TURN-Continuing with my series in honor of Women’s History Month I want share two events I attended last Saturday. Both were well attended, both paid tribute to women of accomplishment and differed from each other like night and day. Yet they…
  • The Next LAvia

    Paul Hatfield
    PERSPECTIVE-There have been WalkLAvia and CicLAvia. The objectives of these two events were to encourage alternate transportation and open streets, making them pedestrian-friendly. Whether they will change the culture of car-centric Los Angeles…
  • The NCAA Should Move the Final Four Out of Indiana

    Dave Zirin
    SPORTS POLITICS-As the world now knows, Indiana has become synonymous with the kinds of backward looking bigotry best remaindered in history’s trashcan. The state’s Governor Mike Pence has signed legislation under the guise of “religious freedom”…
  • Could Jeb Bush Win ‘Blue State’ California in 2016?

    Tony Castro
    LATINO PERSPECTIVE-Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who like any Republican would be hard pressed to win traditionally Democratic California in a general election, nonetheless will plunder the riches of the Golden State in the coming days as part of a…
  • Gavin Newsom: ‘California Is the Worst of All Worlds When It Comes To Marijuana’

    Carly Schwartz
    CALIFORNIA’S PATH TO LEGAL POT-California has the oldest and largest legal marijuana market in the country, bringing in $1.3 billion a year. It's also the least regulated, allowing for local governments to enforce their own rules at their whims and…

  • Janet Yellen Needs to Be Patient

    Andrés Martinez
    GLOBAL ECONOMY AND THE FED-Sometimes my parenting slackens—say on vacation—and Sebastian gets accustomed to staying up late, taking too much screen…
  • Solution to Voter Apathy: Require a Minimum to Elect

    Clinton Galloway
    P0LITICS-The most recent elections in the City of Los Angeles had less than 10% of the eligible voters go to the polls. Since voting is the backbone…
  • Livable Wages: A Payoff for Everybody Including Business

    Rosemary Jenkins
    JUST SAYIN’-While the national unemployment rate is down and the stock market is up, not everybody is experiencing the life-style changes and…
  • Out Like a Lamb

    Scott Folsom
    LA’S SCHOOLS AND OTHER MUSINGS-“Now, in a perfect world, sarcasm would come in little yellow packets you could pour in your coffee. Hope would come…

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  • Issue: Hikers, Bikers Angered After Mt. Hollywood Drive Opens to Cars

    Laura J. Nelson & Emily Alpert Reyes

    Date: Mar 30, 2015 

    LA opens 1.1-mile stretch of Mt. Hollywood Drive to help tourists seeking closer views of the Hollywood sign. 

    A city of Los Angeles decision to allow motorists to use a popular hiking and cycling route in Griffith Park to alleviate congestion on other hillside roads has pitted park lovers against area residents, mirroring a similar dispute in neighboring Beachwood Canyon. 


    In mid-March, the Recreation and Parks Department opened a 1.1-mile stretch of Mt. Hollywood Drive to traffic as part of a three-week trial period to ease congestion for tourists seeking close-up views of the Hollywood sign. The route, just west of Griffith Observatory, was closed to cars two decades ago. 

    But road space is at a premium as traffic in the park grows worse, officials say, and opening up new routes is something worth exploring.  (Read the rest.)  

    -cwCityWatch

    Vol 13 Issue 27

    Pub: Mar 31, 2015



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