LA WATCHDOG - The odds that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be America’s next ambassador to India are getting slimmer by the day as new revelations of corruption and sexual harassment surface, leaving many to speculate what else is hiding in the closet.
JUSTICE REFORM - It has been five years since California voters approved Proposition 66, a measure that ostensibly was going to speed up the time between handing down a death sentence and an execution.
GUEST WORDS - Six years ago, at a press conference on the court house steps, I got into a pushing match with an Ohio attorney who I called out for a sweet heart settlement in the LA DWP billing error case that yielded his firm $13 million for a few weeks work.
RICH GET RICHER - In the first week that the Omicron variant sparked global fears of a new wave of infections, a small handful of investors and executives with Pfizer and Moderna—currently the world's preeminent makers of Covid-19 vaccines—saw over $10 billion in new wealth, with the Moderna's CEO alone adding over $800 million to his personal fortune.
RANDOM LENGTH NEWS - One of the few pleasures I’ve found during the pandemic is the time to actually read books —not that I didn’t read them before — it’s just that with fewer distractions and social obligations, I actually had the luxury of time–uninterrupted!
LA REDISTRICTING - Representatives of advocate groups and individuals pleaded for equity, justice and improved economic opportunities in conjunction with community assets, first with the Commission (LACCRC 2021), then the LA City Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee, and finally with the City Council.
DRUG MISUSE - As concern over the omicron variant mounts in California — with the state’s second case confirmed Thursday in Los Angeles County — another public health crisis is lurking in plain sight: the drug epidemic.
COMMENTARY - American public education is broken. Since the pandemic began, students have experienced severe learning loss because schools remained closed in 2020—
COMMENTARY - The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case of a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
IMMIGRATION WATCH - The immense horrors of the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program are well-documented: the murder, rape, torturing, and kidnapping of asylum seekers forced to wait for their U.S. immigration court dates in Mexico border towns that rank among the world’s most violent.
ANIMAL WATCH - Luke Westerman, Pit Bull Activist, “No Kill” advocate and former-Executive Director of the Humane Society of El Paso, pleaded guilty in October to 19 charges of securities fraud and grand theft in Ohio and was ordered as part of sentencing on November 18 to pay $1,105,369.29 in restitution.
ERIC PREVEN'S NOTEBOOK - The 10 most expensive cities are: Tel Aviv, Singapore/Paris (tie), Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Geneva Copenhagen, Denmark, Los Angeles, Osaka, Japan.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) regrets to announce that two police officers have been arrested for warrants related to filing a false police report.
LGBTQ POLITICS - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor practically accused a lawyer of lying when he said that he didn’t think that LGBTQ rights will be put in danger if the Court overturns the right to abortion.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - For starters, I am not an anti-vaxxer.
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE - For much of my life I have been in conversation with a man who died 86 years ago.