THE CITY-Vladimir Putin met Joe Biden nearby an 18th century mansion by a lake in Geneva this week.
CAL MATTERS-If Billy McCasland had gotten his $1,200 stimulus check, he would have moved his family out of the Modesto house the pediatrician says is responsible for his 7-year-old’s lead poisoning.
ALPERN AT LARGE-A funny thing happened en route to a Neighborhood Council takeover of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) during last week's elections: the "woke" who have been screwing up Mar Vista and the Westside for years got their heads handed to them. . .for the second time in four years.
PLANNING WATCH-PT Barnum said there is a sucker born every minute. Famous newspaper man, H.L. Mencken wrote something similar, “No one nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.”
RIGHTS RULING-The Supreme Court today decided unanimously that religion supersedes the law, at least when it comes to LGBTQ rights.
BIG TECH TALK - “Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy,” wrote Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during her failed presidential run in 2019.
EASTSIDER-Freaked out by a few honest Board members, I hear the new secret Oath of Office for the full CalPERS Board is the old proverb, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.”
RANTZ & RAVEZ-The message from the Mayor’s Valley Representative, Mr. Khorsand, that appeared in a recent edition of the Valley News Group publication, delivered Mayor Garcetti’s message to Valley residents.
COMMON DREAMS-The atmospheric scientist that led a major year-long Arctic research expedition said Tuesday that the world may have already hit one of the so-called climate “tipping points."
ANIMAL WATCH-Dog fighting operations and seizure of Pit Bulls is reported all over the U.S. by major news sources, ignored or diminished by the major humane organizations--
OTHER WORDS-McDonald’s workers in 15 U.S. cities recently staged a weeklong strike demanding a $15 hourly wage for every McDonald’s worker. McDonald’s resisted, pledging only to raise average wages to $13 an hour.
THE CITY-The Homelessness and Poverty committee called a hurry up huddle for June 10, 2021, at 1 p.m. to be held right after their regularly scheduled 10 a.m. regular meeting, but cancelled the Special at the last minute, kicking the matter over to Paul Krekorian's Budget and Finance Committee.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-In a year when there has been a lot of uproar over State Legislative overreach into local planning, planning and land use corruption scandals to the very top echelon of Los Angeles City Officials,
POT REGULATION-I’ve worked in marijuana policy reform for nearly 30 years. Throughout my career, opponents of legalization have alleged that “today’s” pot is far more potent — and therefore more dangerous — than the cannabis of prior generations.
420 FILE—As President Joe Biden takes the reins of the federal government, the transition is impacting pending rules and policies from the former Trump administration—including those concerning hemp and CBD.
WELLNESS--How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?