CHARTER WARS-The astroturf groups Parent Revolution and SpeakUp are flooding social media of late with their PR-honed contention that opposing LAUSD charter-advocacy-backed members Nick Melvoin’s and Kelly Gonez’ School Performance Framework (“SPF”), is “hiding” data from parents.
OTHER WORDS-Right now, thousands of Californians are fleeing raging wildfires, while millions sit in the dark. And for-profit utilities may be to blame.
ANIMAL RIGHTS-On October 26, Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul, South Korea announced that all dog meat slaughterhouses in the city would be closed by October 31, 2019.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-The hows and whys of judicial corruption are complex. Although California state courts may be the most corrupt in the nation, the plague of corrupt judges has beset mankind throughout history.
ARCHETECHTURE POLITICS-This Wednesday, the LA County Museum of Art’s proposal to build a bridge across Wilshire Boulevard will face its first hurdle in city government.
ALPERN AT LARGE--Some of us care a great deal about history and science, and demand debate with multiple points of view, and some of us demand unity and "purity" of thought to the extent that there will be punishment and ostracism for those who don't agree with the "correct" point of view.
WORLD WATCH-There is a new political day dawning in Kosovo -- the newest, but a troubled country in Europe.
SPORTS POLITICS- The NCAA’s board of governors finally decided to throw a bone to the world-class entertainers that fill the stadiums with fans and their coffers with cash.
LA LABOR --A few days ago, Dolores Huerta, the indefatigable, 89-year-old labor union and civil rights activist, wanted to share her wisdom.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-Before we can arrive at truth, we need facts.
DIGITAL WIZARDS MISS THE BOAT-From the VC “masters of the universe” on Sand Hill Road and Y Combinator to the social media FAANG monopolists to the adolescent male libertarian bros with their internet startups — all share the fundamentalist faith in electricity.