The Doctor is IN: Let me start by proclaiming that I am a physician who supports the Second Amendment, the First Amendment, Law Enforcement, and also science over feelings with respect to public health.
THE EASTSIDER - Eureka! LA County now has the solution for homelessness. If you believe in the tooth fairy.
LA WATCHDOG - The City has three pension plans: the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System that covers the City’s civilian employees, the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Plans, and the Water and Power Employees’ Retirement Plan.
GUN VIOLENCE - In the 23 years since Columbine, at least 554 students, educators, and school staff have been victims of school shootings, according to a Washington Post report.
LA ELECTION WATCH - If these were normal times, the regular exercise at the ballot box is simply choosing the lesser of two evils.
BABY FORMULA CRISIS - My 8-month-old daughter, Jayde, was born with a growth restriction.
UP TO THE STATES - Last year, David Pepper was so frustrated by the atrophied state of U.S. democracy that he tweeted a riff on a phrase popularized by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: “States are the laboratories of democracy.”
ECONOMIC RELIEF - I borrowed money to pay for college. Like 45 million other Americans who did the same, I owe student loan debt.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - The Los Angeles County Major Crimes Bureau executed a search warrant in the 10600 block of Crenshaw Blvd. which led to the arrest of an adult female who was believed to be in possession of over $100,000 in stolen property.
LA TRANSPO - As a Los Angeles transit rider since 1993, the addition of a major construction project for the Sepulveda Pass by Metro is greatly supported.
WHITE SUPREMACY - Civil rights activist and philosopher Cornel West called out former President Donald Trump for leading a “hate campaign” against Black and brown people.
ROE V WADE - As the ridiculously right-wing United States Supreme Court stands poised to defy majority public opinion by reversing its 1973 Roe v. Wade (hereafter “Roe”) decision and thereby stripping away women’s half-century constitutional right to an abortion,
GUEST COMMENTARY - It's been a week since a mentally ill racist murdered 10 people, most of them Black Americans, in a Buffalo supermarket.
GUEST INTERVIEW – The University of Southern California is such a remarkable pillar of the educational community.
GUEST COMMENTARY - I am at a loss for words to describe my utter outrage, my excruciating pain, and my revulsion at yet another massacre in what has become an unending cycle of carnage wrought by guns.
LA URBAN FOREST – Los Angeles has a Protected Tree Ordinance (PTO), but if you think that any of the City’s trees are actually protected, think again.