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Bob Gelfand

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Bob Gelfand is the vice chair of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition and writes on cultural issues for City Watch. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Jack Humphreville

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Jack Humphreville writes LA Watchdog for CityWatch He is the President of the DWP Advocacy Committee and the Ratepayer Advocate for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Humphreville is the publisher of the Recycler -- www.recycler.com . He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ken Draper

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Ken Draper is the editor of CityWatch. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Brian Ades

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Brian is the host of the CityWatch video webisode series, Brian Ades' Prime Time.  It's a series of front page video features about aging in Los Angeles.  Brian features experts from finance, real estate, health, law, and government sharing information that is relevant for aging boomers and their families.

According to Brian, "To make good decisions, you need good information."

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James Preston Allen

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James Preston Allen is the Publisher of Random Lengths News. More of Allen … and other views and news at: randomlengthsnews.com where this column was first posted.

Lisa Cerda

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Lisa Cerda is a contributor to CityWatch, a community activist, Chair of Tarzana Residents Against Poorly Planned Development, VP of Community Rights Foundation of LA, Tarzana Property Owners Association board member, and former Tarzana Neighborhood Council board member.

Cary Brazeman

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Cary Brazeman, a CityWatch contributor, is a Neighborhood Council member, founder of LA Neighbors United, and a former executive with CB Richard Ellis based in Los Angeles.  Contact him through www.LAneighbors.org.

Janet Denise Kelly

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Janet Denise Ganaway-Kelly offers more than a decade of accomplishments in the housing and nonprofit sector. Janet brings valuable insight in the areas of community and economic development. Additionally, she brings knowledge regarding the leadership and management challenges faced by large and small nonprofits that are struggling or growing organizations. She blogs at  jdkellyenterprises.org.

Mark Siegel

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Mark Siegel founded CityWatch and is a long-time labor consultant and activist.

Charles Tarlow

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Our “Average Joe” is Charles Tarlow,  a mid-city resident and community activist. Tarlow writes Voice in the Cheap Seats for CityWatch. He can be reached at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

John MacMurray

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John MacMurray is a retired La Habra teacher and former Democratic candidate for State Assembly. He is an occasional contributor to CityWatch.

Paul Hatfield

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Paul Hatfield is a CPA and serves as Treasurer for the Neighborhood Council Valley Village.  He blogs at Village to Village and can be reached at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Damien Goodmon

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Damien Goodmon is the Chair of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Coordinator of the Citizens’ Campaign to Fix the Expo Rail Line, resident in the Crenshaw District’s Leimert Park community and an occasional contributor to CityWatch.

Joseph Mailander

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Joseph Mailander is a writer and an observer. He blogs at street-hassle.blogspot.com where this column was first posted.

Richard Lee Abrams

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Richard Lee Abrams is an attorney in Los Angeles. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Diana Chapman

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Diana Chapman has been a writer/journalist for nearly thirty years. She has written for magazines, newspapers and the best-seller series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can reach her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or her website theunderdogforkids.blogspot.com.

Julie Butcher

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Julie Butcher is Regional Director at SEIU Local 721 and a CityWatch contributor.

Rosemary Jenkins

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Rosemary Jenkins is a graduate of UC, Santa Barbara, with degrees in both English and history and a minor in the humanities.  She earned her teaching credential there and taught for more than  37 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she served as a master and mentor teacher and coordinated many programs. 

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Doug Epperhart

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Doug Epperhart is a publisher, a member of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council and is a contributor to CityWatch. He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Katharine Russ

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Katharine Russ is an investigative reporter. She is a regular contributor to CityWatch and to the North Valley Reporter. Katharine Russ can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Stephen Box

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Stephen Box is a grassroots advocate and writes for CityWatch. He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Enci Box

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Enci Box is an actress and a community activist.

Ken Alpern

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Ken Alpern is a former Boardmember of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC), previously co-chaired its Planning and Outreach Committees, and currently co-chairs its MVCC Transportation/Infrastructure Committee.  He is co-chair of the CD11 Transportation Advisory Committee and chairs the nonprofit Transit Coalition, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ziggy Kruse

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Ziggy Kruse is an activist and reporter for www.HNN-TV.com. She is also a former Board Member of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council. Ziggy can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Greg Nelson

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Greg Nelson participated in the birth and development of the LA Neighborhood Council system and served as the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. He also served as Chief of Staff for former City Councilman Joel Wachs. Nelson now provides news and issues analysis to CityWatch. He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .