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  • Andrés Martinez

    The First Amendment May Require New Limits in Our More Interconnected World

    WHO WE ARE-U.S. Supreme Court justices are not supposed to say anything interesting outside of the Court, but in 2010 Justice Stephen Breyer was asked in a rare TV appearance if he thought a Florida pastor had a First Amendment right to burn a…
  • 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 media diversity. Lack of media diversity has somehow come to be associated with the awards that a…
  • 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 appreciate that perspective the more I’ve watched government and big businesses solve problems. The issue…
  • Gloria Molina for City Council

    Jack Humphreville
    LA WATCHDOG-I am endorsing Gloria Molina for City Council because she has a demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility, promotes transparency and accountability, and is an independent person who is not obligated to the City Hall politicians and…
  • When Recall Becomes Necessary

    Rosemary Jenkins
    JUST SAYIN’-I am a Democrat—capital and small letter “d” and proud to be both. I believe in the democratic process, in representative government, in division of power, in government of, by, and for the people. We like to think that when we vote, our…
  • Running for Political Office in LA is No Walk in the Park

    Denyse Selesnick
    MY TURN-In six weeks Los Angeles will hold another local election. This news will probably make almost eighty per cent of the voting public’s eyes glaze over. Who cares who is running in District #4 for City Council or who wants seat #3 in the…
  • Boyle Heights Digs In, Speaks Out on Metro’s Mariachi Plaza and Affordable Housing Plans

    Sahra Sulaiman
    THE CITY- Accused of smirking her way through Metro’s heated community meeting on the fate of Metro-owned properties in Boyle Heights by an agitated attendee, a clearly flustered Jenna Hornstock (Metro’s Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide…
  • The Argument for Making Ramon Cortines THE LA Schools Superintendent

    Scott Folsom
    LA SCHOOLS … AND OTHER MUSINGS-When I read the paper, I do not immediately turn to the sports page. I like sports, but I’m not obsessed like I am about public education policy. Sports writing generally offers the best storytelling in the daily…
  • Murder, Incest, and Arias All In a Day’s Work at the Long Beach Opera

    Bob Gelfand
    GELFAND’S WORLD-The most emotionally engaging art is to be found on the operatic stage. It is a combination of live action accompanied by the full breadth of orchestral music. Add the human voice, and the experience can be powerful. This coming…




Neil deGrasse Tyson-American astrophysicist-Explains meaning of Life to 6 Year Old

Jessica Chastain-American actress-We must speak up

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  • Issue: Minority Recruitment Still Lacking at LAFD


    Date: Jan 23, 2015 

    More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-Based think tank. 

    Female athletes and recent military veterans belonging to a minority racial group, such as Hispanic, Asian and black, should be targeted for recruitment, Rand Corp. researchers recommended in the 150-page report. 

    Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the $270,000 study from Rand last year in an effort to improve the city’s firefighter hiring process amid criticism that the LAFD’s recruitment tends to favor relatives of existing employees, resulting in less diversity. 

    The Rand report also suggests that city leaders increase the fire department’s budget for recruitment efforts, which are currently being carried out by four individuals. (Read more here.) 


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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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