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31. I've Helped Raise Your Taxes, But Should CA Raise Them Even More?
(LOS ANGELES)
... er guys" spending more money will be YOU.  Unless of course, you believe that you don't spend enough on taxes, and particularly on taxes being spent WELL.   (CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, ...
Created on 19 October 2020
32. Admit It: No One Has a Long-Range Plan for Dealing with the Pandemic
(LOS ANGELES)
... unless you're a political hack or a damned fool, to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  And that's Dr. Alpern to you.   I may be "just a dermatologist" to those who don't know our role in infectious dise ...
Created on 15 October 2020
33. Councilmember Martinez, How Could You Reduce Stakeholder Scrutiny of Megadevelopments?
(LOS ANGELES)
... e, and not hurt, neighborhoods for which their new developments can (if done right) easily fit in with what that neighborhood has always aspired to be.     (CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. Alpern, M ...
Created on 08 October 2020
34. Will Los Angeles be ‘Woke’ Enough to Re-Elect Jackie Lacey?
(LOS ANGELES)
... st, Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and father to two cherished children and a wonderful wife ...
Created on 05 October 2020
35. The Coronavirus Pandemic: In Search of Light in the COVID – 19 Darkness
(LOS ANGELES)
... . (CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and father to two cherished children  ...
Created on 01 October 2020
36. California: Telling Constituents to ‘Drop Dead’ Doesn't Make the Problems Go Away
(LOS ANGELES)
...  this can go blame ME or any other volunteer raising the issue...but if or when that happens, it's to be reminded yet again:  The problems are NOT going away.    (CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. ...
Created on 28 September 2020
37. A Must-Know List for NC's: Community Plan Updates, COVID-19
(LOS ANGELES)
... eeds and concerns, can be appropriately and accurately addressed in the Community Plan Update.   (CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles ...
Created on 24 September 2020
38. Melendez is Right: We're Tired of Pedophilia, and Tired of Bulls--t!
(LOS ANGELES)
... t call it for what it truly is?   (CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and fath ...
Created on 17 September 2020
39. A Different, Better ‘Climate Change’: A Climate of Better Political Leadership
(LOS ANGELES)
... ood leadership. And THAT is a climate change that is still possible, and one that we need more than ever.  (CityWatch Columnist, Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics ...
Created on 14 September 2020
40. Here's a Thought CA: Having Sex with Minors is Just Plain Wrong!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE-Oh, you wonderful "fact-checkers"!   Where WOULD we be if we didn't have you to tell us that SB-145, a bill seeking to end "discrimination against the LGBT community" did not legal ...
Created on 10 September 2020
41. Labor Day 2020: Political Parties are Split from Within Over Solutions to Income Inequality
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--In California, in Michigan, in New York, in Florida, and throughout the nation, the economy of the COVID-19 pandemic and pre-election strategies have fast-forwarded and heightened the ...
Created on 07 September 2020
42. Single-Family Neighborhoods Endangered: The Non-Vote Vote for SB 1120
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Normally, when a vote is held in Sacramento on a Sunday, and at 11:30 pm on the Monday before a vote is finally due and on extremely short notice, there are some serious shenanigans involved ...
Created on 03 September 2020
43. Curren Events: Maybe The Price ISN'T Right!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--So what is more surprising, that another Councilmember is caught up in a scandal, or that none of us are shocked about it? Disappointed, of course, but hardly shocked.  After Mitch ...
Created on 31 August 2020
44. ‘Nothing to See Here’: Just Pandemic, Fires, Storms, Blackouts, Riots, Unemployment!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--If a tree falls in the forest, and there's no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound?  If other people get sick, and lose either their lives or their loved ones' lives, whil ...
Created on 27 August 2020
45. The Summer is Hot, But the Fighting is Hotter
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--In a year with an impeachment, a pandemic, civil unrest involving the police and minority rights, and a bitterly divisive election season, it isn't hard to conclude there will be fighting.  ...
Created on 24 August 2020
46. Town Hall Disaster: No, BLM, Westside Residents are NOT Selfish A--Holes
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Black Lives Matter. Period.   Everyone reasonable knows that, and has known that for a long, long time--to say that lots of white Americans, including Westside (L.A., Santa Monica, ...
Created on 20 August 2020
47. Lying about Homeless Funding and Other Misdemeanors:  LA Owes Us an Apology
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Fair is fair. If Westside Councilmember Mike Bonin had the LAPD call him, and not the other way around, while he's being berated for demanding police defunding while falsely accused o ...
Created on 17 August 2020
48. Updating LA’s Community Plans Begins with Infrastructure
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--Okay, folks--it's not too hard to figure out. If you want to increase capacity, "overriding considerations" sooner or later isn't going to cut it. We live in a time where we all s ...
Created on 13 August 2020
49. Of Course Black Lives Matter ... So Why Are White Hooligans Putting Them at Risk?
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE--It's not too hard to conclude that we're a divided nation. But I doubt ANYONE, from the Left to the Right, favors hurting or even killing black Americans. Right now, both supporte ...
Created on 10 August 2020
50. We Already HAVE More Open Space for Our Kids: School Playgrounds!
(LOS ANGELES)
ALPERN AT LARGE-So here we are in the Westside, like so many other Angelenos, in the middle of a Community Plan Update for the Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey region. I'll let others make the final call a ...
Created on 06 August 2020