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THE CALLOUT CULTURE-What do you do when someone says something offensive?

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CLIMATE POLITICS--After two weeks of sailing, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday with an urgent call to action.

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ALPERN AT LARGE--Once Upon a Time, there was bipartisanship, a Common Enemy who was either Hitler or Stalin or the Ayatollah Khomeini, and both Democrats and Republicans disagreed with each other but respected each other's talking points as issues that we ignored at our collective peril. 

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GUEST COMMENTARY--2UrbanGirls has long been skeptical of the “friendship” Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson (MHD) struck up with the late Nipsey Hussle. (Photo above: Councilman Harris-Dawson (l) and Nipsey Hussle.)

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CHATMATES-I assume this is my third and final installment of WILTL. It was a pleasure sharing with readers of all political stripes my previous two pieces of the same name. Coincidentally, "Why I Left the Left," part 1, was posted in late August of 2017; part 2, was published in late August of 2018.

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CURBEDLA TRANSIT REPORT--With more hot days expected in the future, transit advocates say the city must add shade at bus stops and transit hubs.

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NO ONE ABOVE THE LAW-On August 27, 2019 I sent the following complaint to LA County Deputy District Attorneys Alan Yochelson and Michele Gilmer: 

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PERSPECTIVE-You may have read the recent news about the City stepping up enforcement of homeless encampments within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (VHFHSZA). 

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ONE MAN’S OPINION-Although the modus operandi of Trump and der Wunderkind Garcetti are different on the surface, they are almost indistinguishable underneath their veneers.

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RANTZ & RAVEZ- Talk about throwing more and more tax money down the drain with little improvement to the ever-increasing homeless population in Los Angeles and beyond! 

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OTHER WORDS-This Labor Day, Democratic presidential candidates will no doubt be touting their support for a $15 per hour minimum wage. None have opposed the idea. 

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EASTSIDER-After being passed by the voters in November 2018, Measure W disappeared into a black hole.

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