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PLATKIN ON PLANNING-Los Angeles was dealt a bad hand in 1978, when California voters adopted Proposition 13

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DEEGAN ON LA-Fighting the traffic, searching for parking, feeling the frustration of commuting to a job that is miles away from your home can be stressful. 

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ALPERN AT LARGE-With Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom now proclaiming the GOP is destined for the waste bin of history, it's a good question to ask what the future of the Democratic Party is -- particularly with troublemakers like Scott Wiener backed by people like Newsom himself. 

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CLIMATE POLITICS-Fasten your seat belt…global warming is on a rampage.

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GUEST WORDS--Aaron Campbell was young, black, unarmed, and suffered from mental illness, exacerbated by his brother’s death that day from kidney failure. He was distraught, of no danger to anyone, but police were called, and they shot him dead.

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GELFAND’S WORLD--There is a Bird scooter that has been gracing the alley adjacent to where I live for 3 days going on 4 as of this writing. I ask the following question:

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NEW RESEARCH--Formal complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace have declined over the past 20 years. But according to new research, this good news comes with an asterisk.

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@THE GUSS REPORT-Lest anyone think Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Herb Wesson-led LA City Council are serious about confronting LA’s homeless crisis and fecal factor, there was lots of sheer nonsense taking place at the start of Friday’s Council meeting. 

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TENANTS RIGHTS-One June 12, Democratic lawmakers harnessed their majority powers to pass sweeping changes in rent laws in order to protect tenants in a state with some of the country’s most expensive housing markets. “This package of legislation will reverse decades of rampant landlord abuse and enact much-needed protections for hundreds of thousands of tenants.” 

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BCK FILE--This past week, Sarah Fabian, the senior attorney  for the DOJ’s Office of Immigration Litigation, told a panel of Ninth Circuit judges that it was “safe and sanitary” to house immigrant children without soap or toothbrushes, forcing them to sleep on concrete floors under bright lights. Fabian’s arguments went viral. 

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VIEW FROM HERE--The unmanned drone narrative is wrong. Someone is always operating these highly sophisticated killing/surveillance machines.

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GUEST COMMENTARY-Recently in a press conference, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the doubling of sanitation crews to clean up the City’s homeless sites on a regular basis. 

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