GUEST COMMENTARY - The League of California Cities (aka CalCities) annual conference last week was a great one if you’re a fan of swag.
ACCORDING TO LIZ - The agenda for the Glendale City Council meeting on Tuesday is now addressing the bigger picture issue of “the Future of the Scholl Canyon Landfill” – and, yes, it’s capitalized like this.
CD11 FILE - In what is officially a non-partisan campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles as well as a seat on the LA City Council, the two Democratic progressives are making gains with voters and residents as they stress their democratic credentials in this race to succeed outgoing Mayor Eric Garcetti and the retiring Councilmember Mike Bonin.
SOUTH PACIFIC AVE - When I first arrived in San Pedro, the local chamber of commerce celebrated the demolition of old Beacon Street with a federally-funded urban renewal project and the town came out and celebrated with a street party.
CD10 FILE - The attempted rush to approve an interim city council member for the 10th district is a slap in the face to neighborhood councils, but it’s their fault that it happened.
THE EASTSIDER - I’ll never forget a LANCC meeting at LA City College, back in the early 2000’s. Ken Draper was there, handing out printed CityWatch newspapers.
THE EASTSIDER - This time we’re going to take a look at LAHSA (the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority), a joint City/County entity seeking to go beyond LA City’s interest in getting the homeless off the streets, and purporting to transition them into recentering society.
CD 15 - On Aug. 13, Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council President Lou Caravella resigned as both president and board member.
GUEST COMMENTARY - It all started in March of 2020 when Mark Ridley-Thomas couldn't gather enough votes to win in the primary election and was forced into a contentious runoff with attorney Grace Yoo.
GUEST COMMENTARY - “On Monday, July 18 at 7:00 a.m., I heard a loud noise like a rapid and continuous breaking of concrete.
THE EASTSIDER - Our politicians have been either demonizing or pretending to ‘help’ the homeless in LA for quite a while.
GUEST COMMENTARY - Harbor Division Capt. Brent McGuire of the Los Angeles Police Department made the truest observation I heard throughout the entire July 26 town hall meeting about the Peck Park shooting two days earlier where two people were murdered.
IN RETROSPECT - In the boom years of San Pedro, from the tween years of the two world wars and the end of the war in Vietnam, South Pacific Avenue was the commercial corridor for this part of the LA Harbor Area.
ACCORDING TO LIZ - Do the good folks at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) think that the people of Eagle Rock are blithering idiots or did they outright lie in reply to a legal request?
THE DOCTOR IS IN - This is a challenging piece for me to address and write, because I am an outsider in that I am a Caucasian Westsider.
GELFAND’S WORLD - My current hometown of San Pedro, California made the national news last weekend.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - Attorneys representing the Sheriff’s department and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will go before a Superior court judge July 19 at 8:30 a.m. to meet and confer on a warrant served on Metro’s offices and those of the Inspector General.