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  • Lorri L. Jean

    Huge Turning Point by Mormon Church? Or, Dangerous Scheme?

    WHO WE ARE-How could it be anything other than groundbreaking news when leaders of a large and very conservative church support legislation to end discrimination against LGBT people?! I never thought I'd live long enough to see headlines like this…
  • Keep Sending Mayor Garcetti to Asia

    Jock O’Connell
    CONNECTING TO DEEPER WALLETS-When a California politician leaves on an overseas trade mission, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti did when he went on a 12-day journey to Asia last November, public reaction is often skeptical. Media and political…
  • Praying and Practicing: Getting Ready for the Super Bowl

    Kelly Candael
    THE SUPER BOWL FROM WHERE GOD SITS- Shortly after Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson led his team to an overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers last week, he tearfully commented to a TV reporter that God had prepared his team…
  • Black Lives Really DO Matter … No Matter Whose Advocating For Them

    Ken Alpern
    ALPERN AT LARGE-Some folks talk about defending and supporting the value of a life, and others really do it. This is the story of one man--Detective John Skaggs of the LAPD--who actually did it. In an era where many so-called "black leaders" or…
  • Dirty Little Secrets about Mansionization in Los Angeles

    Dick Platkin and Pam Roberts
    PLANNING WATCH-After two years of research and public meetings, the Los Angeles City Council adopted the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO) in 2008. It was supposed to stop the mansionization of all single-family neighborhoods in LA’s flats,…
  • ‘The Right to Die’ Coming to California

    Jennifer Wolfe
    ‘RIGHT TO DIE MEANS RIGHT TO LIVE ON MY OWN TERMS’-In 2011, two of my friends were diagnosed with brain cancer. One died six months later. One is still living. Both suffered through the debilitation of brain cancer, the rattling of their lives and…
  • GMO Foods are Safe and Useful, in Spite of Arguments to the Contrary

    Bob Gelfand
    GELFAND’S WORLD-There was something that bothered me about the opinion piece published here in CityWatch last week opposing genetically modified organisms. It was a little too perfect. It contained every anti-GMO argument known to science or…
  • On War and Fiction: Movies Like American Sniper Provide Our ‘Facts’ and Understanding of Our Wars

    J. Wesley Judd
    PEW REPORT-One month, six Oscar nods, and a record-breaking $200 million later, it’s safe to say that American Sniper has struck a patriotic chord. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film is based on an autobiography by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose 160…
  • Auschwitz Survivors … 70 Years Later (Video Report)

    UNFORGETABLE- Exactly 70 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was liberated by Soviet soldiers. It was the largest camp established by Germany during World War 2 - and its name is forever associated with the Nazi plan to wipe out…




Emma Stone-Actress-Gender equality at the UN

Jessica Chastain-American actress-We must speak up

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  • Let’s Recall the Sore Losers

    Edwin Ramirez
    VOICES-VOICES-(In response to the Rosemary Jenkins City Watch article ‘WhenRecall Becomes Necessary’) I must admit that I am impressed with your…
  • It's a Democracy, Rosemary!

    Nancy Woodruff
    VOICES-(In response to the Rosemary Jenkins City Watch article ‘WhenRecall Becomes Necessary’) Your vitriolic condemnation of the newly elected State…
  • The 1st Amendment Needs Amending

    Richard Pawlowski
    VOICES-(Re CityWatch article ‘The First Amendment May Require …’) Andrew, the writer of this article, left out how we might also want to shut down…

  • Issue: California School Bans Non-Vaccinated Students


    Date: Jan 30, 2015

    A California high school barred dozens of non-vaccinated students from school on Wednesday over concern that a classmate may have contracted measles in a rare outbreak of the highly contagious disease that began at a Disneyland resort last month.

    The order, which affects 66 students at Palm Desert High School near the resort community of Palm Springs, marks at least the second time a California school has prohibited non-vaccinated students from classes since the outbreak began.

    "We are simply responding, being very careful and making sure we're taking the best care of students and staff," said Mary Perry, a spokeswoman for the Desert Sands Unified School District, which overseas Palm Desert High. She said the non-vaccinated students have been ordered to stay home until Feb. 9.

  • Did Michelle Get the Wrong LAPD Guests?

    Cheryl Dorsey
    BLACK AND BLUE-Los Angeles Police Department Captain Phil Tingirides and his wife LAPD Sergeant Emada Tingrides were invited guests of the first…
  • What Has Councilman Parks So Upset?

    Bernard Parks
    PARKS’ PLACE-Enjoy your empty mailboxes while you can. Yes we just had a federal election in November, but soon and very soon, many of you will get…
  • Media Diversity and Political Realities

    Clinton Galloway
    CORRUPTION WATCH-The great hue and cry about the lack of Oscar nominations for the movie “Selma” (photo) has once again brought to life the lack of…
  • LA’s Ports and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    James Preston Allen
    AT LENGTH-Someone much wiser than I once said, “every time you solve one problem you create two.” I didn’t believe him then, but have come to…

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  • Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack

    Emily Alpert Reyes - LA Times
    The campaign in an eclectic, recently redrawn City Council district that stretches from the Miracle Mile to Sherman Oaks is shaping up as Los…
  • Vote By Mail Important Dates

    Julio C. Esperias, Jr.
    LOS ANGELES (January 26, 2015) — City Clerk Holly L. Wolcott would like to remind voters of important dates pertaining to the Vote-By-Mail (VBM)…
  • Campaign Crunch Time

    Mark R. Edwards
    ELECTION WATCH 2015-It’s crunch time for all the spring political campaigns. The number of absentee ballot voters is nearly half or the majority of…
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Super Bowl Preview … Newest Bud commercial

Megyn Kelly Schools the Gov … on trashy women: I’d probably do it again

Rashida Jones … corrects reporter regarding her ‘tan’







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