GELFAND’S WORLD--The idea of Resilience is not inherently a bad idea.
PLATKIN ON PLANNING-In recent weeks I have written a series of columns exposing another quickly unfolding City Hall real estate scam,
MY TURN-If you talk to anyone from a variety of other countries on the topic of Trump and his wacko supporters, you will get just about the same opinion: They think that Americans have lost their minds.
ALPERN AT LARGE--A funny thing happened when the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) raised the issue of regular street-sweeping on Centinela Blvd. in West Los Angeles
DONE WATCH-On Tuesday, August 14,Councilmembers David Ryu and Gil Cedillo introduced a motion that helped put the kybosh on the jenky sub-division process.
Two years from now, California voters may have a chance to touch the third rail of state politics.
THE WORLD TURNS--My relatives are losing their minds. Literally. There’s a mother whose strokes in her hippocampus have left her with no short-term memory.
LA WATCHDOG--Charter Amendment B: Shall the City Charter be amended to allow the City to establish a municipal financial institution or bank?
@THE GUSS REPORT-We had some fun with the toadies at the Los Angeles Times last week to see whether an embarrassed politician can be prompted to run to the newspaper’s servile reporters for some TLC (Tender Loving Cover) and damage control PR.
RESPECT--The Queen of Soul, the “voice of black America”, Lady Soul, arguably the greatest singer in living memory –
CORRUPTION WATCH-One of the acts of tyranny which prompted Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was a corrupt judicial system where the whims of men, primarily King George’s, supplanted rule of law.
RANTZ & RAVEZ-This summer some of my motorcycle friends and I rode our Harleys and BMWs nearly 5,000 miles during the months of July and August to destination points starting in the west in California and traveling east to Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and finally, the Grand Daddy of them all, Sturgis, South Dakota.