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GUEST COMMENTARY--Even if US intelligence decisively shows that some of the drones and cruise missiles used in the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields originated in Iran, a decision to go to war with Iran would be inexcusable and insupportable.

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GELFAND’S WORLD- On the evening of Monday, September 16, I expect I will be voting against motherhood and apple pie.

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NEW GEOGRAPHY--In our system of government, the public sector is, well, supposed to serve the public.

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DEEGAN ON LA-Eureka! Oil was discovered! And with it came tar and the resulting “tar pits” that have captured samples of an age that continues to be discovered in the gateway back to the Ice Age, right in the heart of LA.  

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Planning Watch: The record of California Democrats on the housing crisis, including those who run city governments, like Los Angeles, is not good.

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BCK FILE--Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani sentenced Felicity Huffman to 14 days in prison, along with 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine. The actress had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in May. 

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@THE GUSS REPORT-Politics in Los Angeles, at both the City and County level, is so insular that the people who we trust to run it honestly are often saturated with corruption, craziness or both because there are virtually no consequences for their being either.

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ALPERN AT LARGE--Congratulations, California--not only have you made this a one-party state (kind of like Alabama, but on the other side of the political spectrum), but you've now allowed the Golden State to become an environmental nightmare.

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CITY COUNCIL POLITICS--Last week, Los Angeles City Councilmember, Gil Cedillo, unwittingly said out loud that which must not be said and showed there's good reason why "unwritten rules" remain that way. 

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CLIMATE POLITICS--Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water?

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VOICES-In the last few years, the Brentwood Community Council (BCC) has devolved into an autocratic fiefdom.

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AT LENGTH-From Long Beach’s rising Gerald Desmond bridge to the growing skyline of Los Angeles and out to the edge of Venice’s “Silicon Beach” the development cycle is booming with ever increasing intensity.

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