OTHERWORDS--A few years ago, I had a cupcake problem. I’d go to the cupcake store almost daily and I’d eat at least one cupcake, sometimes more.
RANTZ & RAVEZ-September 11, 2001 is a day I will never forget. It was in the early morning hours.
PERSPECTIVE--California has a shocking 18.2 poverty rate -- the second highest in the nation, according to a recent article in the Sacramento Bee.
BUSINESS POLITICS--In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their children to the United States from Afghanistan, where he’d been a translator for the U.S. Army.
WORLD WATCH--I am getting sick and tired of the raging violent conflicts overseas and the political mess here at home which is consuming us day in and day out.
ALPERN AT LARGE--A very enthusiastic crowd of Mar Vista residents showed up in force to address potential situations to the homeless issue and to confront a developer who was developing an oversized project that was significantly different than the one at that site previously approved by the Mar Vista Community Council.
BRINGING DOWN DICTATORS-In the eyes of the law there are differences in lies. While it is wrong to deceive, deception with the intent to cause injury or damage is especially bad.
BCK FILE--In 2000, the number of measles cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was 86.
VIEW FROM HERE-I know that World Trade Center Building 7 was not brought down by office fires.
EASTSIDER-Back in May, our very own Jack Humphreville submitted an open letter to Mayor Garcetti signed by a litany of Neighborhood Council leaders, asking for input in selecting Grayce Liu’s successor as DONE’s GM. We now have the answer, and it’s no surprise.
PLANNING WATCH-In 2016-17, Measure S, the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, scared the bejeezus out of Big Real Estate and its cronies.
GELFAND’S WORLD--There is an old saying by Gideon J. Tucker (and often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain), that “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”