DEEGAN ON LA-The “Fairfax Mile” building boom of mega developments continues, from Fairfax and Wilshire north to Fairfax and Beverly, including a major stop at Fairfax and Third.

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GUEST COMMENTARY--Los Angeles Homeless Authority (LAHSA) is in immediate need of change to improve outcomes, produce transparency, and to address their quality of service and accountability.

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BCK FILE--The Central Valley district has always been best known for agriculture but since Donald Trump began his run for office, Devin Nunes (R-CA) who has held the 22nd District Congressional seat since 2003, has been shining a spotlight on the region for his seemingly blind fealty to Trump.

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@THE GUSS REPORT-An article published by the LA Times on Saturday further exposes its bursting-at-the-seams bias and dishonest reporting on its kryptonite issue, illegal immigration. 

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ALPERN AT LARGE--A year has passed, and after the one-year anniversary (May 20, 2018) of a sneakily-implemented and harshly-imposed Venice Blvd. reconfiguration that has, at best, had NO significant changes to safety and, at worst, WORSENED safety, on Venice Blvd. and the region the time for Mayor Garcetti, his LADOT "smart guy/guru" Nat Gale, and Councilmember Bonin to listen to their constituents. 

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TO MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-It is time for you to come down from your ivory tower in Sacramento and speak directly to the people. Senator Scott Wiener has signaled his intent to bring back Senate Bill 827 – a recently defeated and misbegotten attempt to up-zone vast portions of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other municipalities.

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PORT POLITICS-Are the local ports really economic engines of the region? Absolutely.

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GELFAND’S WORLD--Millions of people claim to believe what Donald Trump and his supporters say. Perhaps they do. Would at least some of them believe otherwise if there were a way to tell them the real truth?

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CORRUPTION WATCH-Once again we are faced with a conundrum: and we’re all responsible for it, though at the same time, none of us is. I speak of voting for judges! 

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PACIFIC STANDARD-In another move to cement California's status as a "sanctuary state," Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday that will help to prevent Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents from nabbing people directly from courthouses. 

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CAL MATTERS--California Democrats know exactly the trouble they’re in: They have too much of a good thing.

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PLATKIN ON PLANNING-Finally, some potentially good news. The Los Angeles City Council has taken a long over due baby step to create a new City department, whose mission will be adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.  

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