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@THE GUSS REPORT-Watching things go on at LA City Hall is like watching a vacuous reality show that has little if any basis in reality. 

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CAPITAL & MAIN REPORT--Brian Levin is a criminologist, civil rights attorney and the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, a nonpartisan research and policy center, where he specializes in analysis of hate crimes, terrorism and legal issues.

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GELFAND’S WORLD--Defining priorities sometimes comes across as belaboring the obvious, but we are at a moment when focus becomes necessary. A substantial part of the civilized population is concentrated on defeating and replacing Donald Trump. It's legitimate to ask, "With what?" It's not as trivial as it sounds, because there are two distinct and serious questions.

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ENVIRONMENT POLITICS--Why are responses to comments from the City of Los Angeles not publicly available in the associated City Council files? 

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VOICES-Community activists and enlightened officeholders are raising the alarm about a huge threat to our neighborhoods. A bill now barreling through the California legislature would override virtually all local zoning and land use decisions under the cover of “affordable housing.” 

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AT LENGTH-Sitting in my office on 13th Street, I have gotten used to the sirens routinely screaming up and down Pacific Avenue.

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GUEST WORDS--Last week, I legally purchased a recreational drug powerful enough that it can cause blackouts, paralysis and even fatal brain damage.

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HOMELESS HOUSING--The bustling sounds of rush-hour traffic weren’t heard inside the cozy multipurpose room of the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Works, USA at 4260 Eagle Rock Boulevard in Los Angeles, where a tour of the site would soon be taking place. 

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ALPERN AT LARGE--Funny how transportation, public health, and affordable housing advocates who are educated, mature, and focused on problem-solving ALL oppose the proliferation of homeless encampments (or as some law enforcement officers and other Angelenos call them, "Garcettivilles").

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ONE MAN’S OPINION-What does “Liar, Liar, pants on fire” mean? We know it’s not literally true. If it were, then all politicians would be burnt to a crisp.

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ONE MAN’S OPINION-Poway’s Chabad Center’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein asks why? The same is asked about the murder of Blaze Bernstein by Sam Woodward. Likewise, people ask why Omar Marteen murdered 49 people at the Gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

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NC BUDGET ADVOCATES-Los Angeles has not yet achieved No-Kill for cats. I think the main reason is because of the Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Injunction against the City. TNR is the program for controlling the feral cat population by trapping them, neutering them, and returning them to the place where they were trapped, to live out their lives but not produce additional off-spring.

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