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FEATURED WRITERS

Beth Cone

Beth Cone is a professional writer living in the Los Angeles area. She covers Resistance Watch and other major issues for CityWatch.

Bob Gelfand

Bob Gelfand writes on science, culture, and politics for CityWatch in GELFAND'S WORLD. He can be reached at [email protected].   

Dennis Zine

Dennis P. Zine is a former and retired LAPD Supervisor, former and retired 12-year Los Angeles City Councilman and current General Manager at Bell Canyon in Ventura County.

Denyse Selesnick

Denyse Selesnick is a CityWatch columnist and a former publisher/journalist/international event organizer. Denyse can be reached at: [email protected]

Dick Platkin

Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on planning issues for CityWatch. Please send your comments, corrections, and questions to [email protected].

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir is a professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU and a contributor to CityWatch.

Eric Preven

Eric Preven is a longtime community activist and is a contributor to CityWatch.

Jack Humphreville

Jack Humphreville writes LA Watchdog for CityWatch. He is the President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, the Budget and DWP representative for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and a Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate.  He can be reached at:  [email protected].

James Preston Allen

James Preston Allen, founding publisher of the Los Angeles Harbor Areas Leading Independent Newspaper 1979- to present, is a journalist, visionary, artist and activist. Over the years Allen has championed many causes through his newspaper using his wit,

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Jay Handal

Jay Handal is the co-chair of the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, treasurer of the West LA Sawtelle Neighbored Council and is a long-time community activist who writes for CityWatch.

Jeffrey Mausner

Jeffrey Mausner is a retired attorney and law school professor.  He was a partner in a law firm as well as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, where he received numerous awards from the Attorney General for his work prosecuting Nazi war criminals.

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Jim Hampton

Jim Hampton is the Editor and Content Manager of CityWatchLA.com.  Jim has over 40 years experience in radio broadcasting, marketing and content creation.  He helped Ken Draper to launch CityWatch on the web nearly 20 years ago.

John Mirisch

Councilmember John A. Mirisch was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2009 and served as Mayor in 2013, 2016, and 10`9. During his first term as mayor, he created the Sunshine Task Force, aimed at making Beverly Hills a model for local governmental transparence and public participation.  Prior to his years in public service, John worked as an executive at IMAX and Paramount Pictures.  He is a regular contributor to CityWatchLA.com.

Ken Alpern

Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D. is a dermatologist and CityWatch Columnist. He is a Westside Village Zone Director and Board member of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC), previously co-chaired its Outreach Committee,

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Ken Draper

Ken Draper - Founder and Publisher of CityWatch.  1933-2022

Leonard Isenberg

Leonard Isenberg is a Los Angeles observer and a contributor to CityWatch. He was a second-generation teacher at LAUSD.

Liz Amsden

Liz Amsden is a contributor to CityWatch and an activist from Northeast Los Angeles with opinions on much of what goes on in our lives. She has written extensively on the City's budget and services as well as her many other interests and passions.

In her real life she works on budgets for film and television where fiction can rarely be as strange as the truth of living in today's world.

Marc Ang

Marc Ang ([email protected]) is a Southern California based community organizer, the President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance in Orange County and founder of Asian Industry B2B. He has a heart for promoting quality education, practical societal solutions, business-friendly legislation, charitable causes and law and order. Marc has made front page news on LA Times and New York Times for his activism and leadership in the SoCal Asian community. He is also the Vice President of the American Independence Party in California. Marc’s book “Minority Retort” was released in 2022 through Trinity Broadcast Network. 

Mark Dutton

Mark Dutton is a lifelong musician, music producer, and writer. He was arguing politics with his parents since he was a pre-teen. Majored in psychology and left college in his 3rd year on a 30 year magic bus trip around the world playing and writing music with some of the best in the biz. Mark is a contributor to CityWatchLA.com.

Matthew Hetz

Matthew Hetz is a Los Angeles native, a composer whose works have been performed nationally, and some can be found here.  He is the past President of the Culver City Symphony Orchestra and Marina del Rey Symphony. His dedication to transit issues is to help improve the transit riding experience for all, and to convince drivers to ride buses and trains to fight air pollution and global warming. He is an instructor at Emeritus/Santa Monica College and a regular contributor to CityWatchLA.

Patrick Range McDonald

Patrick Range McDonald is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist. A longtime staff writer at LA Weekly, McDonald is now the advocacy journalist for Housing Is A Human Right, the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and a contributor to CityWatch. 

Paul Hatfield

Paul Hatfield is a board member and past president of the Valley Village Residents Association; former Treasurer and board member of Neighborhood Council Valley Village and an Active CPA and Accounting Consultant. 

Phyllis M. Daugherty

Phyllis M. Daugherty is a former Los Angeles City employee, an animal activist and a contributor to CityWatch

Richard Lee Abrams

Richard Lee Abrams has been an attorney, a Realtor and community relations consultant as well as a CityWatch contributor.  You may email him at [email protected]

Robert Hunziker, MA

Robert Hunziker, MA, economic history DePaul University, awarded membership in Pi Gamma Mu International Academic Honor Society in Social Sciences is a freelance writer and environmental journalist who has over 200 published articles appearing in over 50 journals, magazines, and sites worldwide.

Sara Corcoran

Sara Corcoran is publisher of the National Courts Monitor and writes for CityWatch, Daily Koz, and other news outlets.

Sara Roos

Sara Roos is a biostatistician from northern New England living in West LA.  Raising children from private to charter to public schools provides a front-row seat to the microcosm of electoral politics that is education politics.

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Tim Deegan

Tim Deegan is a civic activist whose Deegan on LA weekly column about city planning, new urbanism, the environment, and the homeless appear in CityWatch. Tim can be reached at [email protected].

Tony Butka

Tony Butka is an Eastside community activist, who has served on a neighborhood council, has a background in government and is a contributor to CityWatch.