CITY LAB REPORT--This week, senior Trump administration officials are making their way to Los Angeles as part of the president’s high-profile promise to intervene in California’s homelessness crisis.
EASTSIDER-A recent Community meeting in Glassell Park highlighted the twin joys of being the next great gentrification target and having no oversight to control the three Council Districts (CD1, CD13, and CD 14) that get to divvy up the spoils.
GUEST COMMENTARY--Even if US intelligence decisively shows that some of the drones and cruise missiles used in the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields originated in Iran, a decision to go to war with Iran would be inexcusable and insupportable.
GELFAND’S WORLD- On the evening of Monday, September 16, I expect I will be voting against motherhood and apple pie.
RANTZ & RAVEZ-Recent political moves by Governor Newsom clearly demonstrate he doesn’t give a damn about victims of crime or the law enforcement officers who enforce the laws to keep people safe in the once Golden State of California.
PERSPECTIVE-The second Burbank Airport Noise Task Force forum was held this past Wednesday, September 11.
Planning Watch: The record of California Democrats on the housing crisis, including those who run city governments, like Los Angeles, is not good.
BCK FILE--Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani sentenced Felicity Huffman to 14 days in prison, along with 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine. The actress had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in May.
ALPERN AT LARGE--Let me start this article that I remain an unswerving, unrepentant law-and-order kind of guy. Don't want prisoner abuse, don't want to see innocent people get prosecuted, don't want to short-change rehab programs...
OTHER WORDS-I’ll be honest: Writing a weekly opinion column about the environment during the Trump era is depressing — and boring.
CITY COUNCIL POLITICS--Last week, Los Angeles City Councilmember, Gil Cedillo, unwittingly said out loud that which must not be said and showed there's good reason why "unwritten rules" remain that way.
CLIMATE POLITICS--Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water?