EASTSIDER-In a less rowdy but still very well attended GPNC meeting, it became increasingly clear that the City’s (and County Public Health) proposed rules regarding street vending are simply not ready for prime time.
GUEST WORDS-Trump is a master at speaking in codes. Certainly not Code Pink but codes that Nazis, white supremacists, Ku Klux Klaners anxiously await.
PLANNING WATCH-When even the Los Angeles Times questions Eric Garcetti ‘s high profile international role on climate change, you know that there is a mystery afoot.
THE REAL LA HOUSING CRISIS-It can be stressful being a tenant in LA these days. Don't take my word for it. Just ask the people living at 1719 Whitley in Hollywood (photo above).
ALPERN AT LARGE--The old adage, repeatedly forgotten, remains true: "Point one finger at someone else, and four others are pointing right back at you." Kind of like that other old adage about "he who lives in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones."
CONNECTING CALIFORNIA--Immigrants are already essential to health care in California. But they will become even more important in the future.
SCOTUS POLITICS-In recent years the legitimacy of the Supreme Court has come under question as Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Senate Republicans have bent the nomination process for their own political gain.
DEEGAN ON LA-Raw sewage has entered the calculus at the site of a New York developer’s dream of high-end housing, restaurants and retail called “Casitas Lofts,” a project he hopes to situate along a stretch of the Los Angeles River near Atwater Village and Glassell Park.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Global warming is on speed, especially in northern latitudes where an international team of scientists led by Igor Semiletov of Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia’s oldest technical institution, recently made a startling discovery aboard the Academic Mstislav Keldysh (photo above), the kind of discovery that sends chills down the spine, i.e., “methane bubbles boiling in water.”