GUEST WORDS-Los Angeles has an affordable housing crisis. It’s not going to fix itself and it’s not going to get fixed until we elect honest leaders with the will and commitment to actively pursue creative solutions with integrity and transparency.
GELFAND’S WORLD--So far Joe Biden is doing pretty well by running as the non-Trump.
GUEST WORDS--Last year, when LeBron James described some of President Trump’s public statements as “laughable and scary,” Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham ordered the basketball superstar to “shut up and dribble.”
EASTSIDER--Continuing the theme of lawless imposition, let’s take a look at the total absence of due process, moral authority, and frankly, competence, by DONE and BONC. Looks like Lincoln Heights is ground zero.
GUEST COMMENTARY--An out-of-state political campaign firm specializing in media buying for right-wing clients, including President Donald Trump, is being paid by Michael Weinstein's AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to promote Proposition 21, the anti-housing ballot measure, according to new filings with the California Secretary of State's office and reported by POLITICO.
@THE GUSS REPORT-Set aside for a moment the huge FBI, LA City Hall corruption stories of recent months in which sleazebag former LA City Councilmember Mitch Englander is headed to federal prison for several years and Jose Huizar is desperately fighting charges that could send him there for the rest of his life.
RANTZ & RAVEZ-Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez from the San Fernando Valley’s CD 6 and current Council President was pressed to explain to Spectrum News TV why she needed an LAPD Black and White unit deployed with officers stationed outside her residence for approximately two months with near round-the-clock coverage.
LEANING RIGHT-Just because we keep hearing something again and again and again doesn't mean it's true.
GUEST WORDS--Unlike most other rights, the right to vote does not have obvious or inherent incentives, especially if you believe your vote doesn’t matter or voting is too time-consuming, costly, or a health risk.
LA WATCHDOG--In his recent Update on the Status of City Finances, the City Administrative Officer estimated that “2020-21 revenue could fall short of budget by $200 million to $400 million.”
CLIMATE POLITICS--In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone—until now.
ANIMAL WATCH-On September 10, a lawsuit was filed in LA Superior Court by former Los Angeles Animal Services volunteer Kelly Kaneko, who was injured in a violent attack by a German Shepherd, named Jax, at the City's North Central Shelter on October 31, 2019.
AMERICA TODAY--I woke up this morning to news that was particularly horrific. Forced mass sterilisations at Trump’s concentration camps. I felt nauseous. My stomach lurched. And I don’t say that for effect.