VIEW FROM HERE-The world certainly does not need one more psychoanalysis of Donald J. Trump. There have been plenty of those already and everyone already has their mind made up about who he is and what he stands for.
ALPERN AT LARGE--It's no secret that our Mayor is a habitual liar...and more so than most politicians. It's also no secret that LeBron James may be more into LeBron James than he is for the rest of humanity.
TRANSIT LA--It was a victory for transit and for community process at Metro today as board members listened to advocates for the proposed North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and to its critics—the neighbors who would live near it—assuring both groups (there were more than 80 speakers) they would seek a strategic solution to everyone's needs and concerns. Board members then voted to begin the environmental review.
DEEGAN ON LA-Isn’t dealing with the homeless a no-brainer? Feed them, house them and medicate them when necessary.
POT POLITICS-Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) during the event dubbed "Bernie's Back Rally" comes as Sanders returns to campaigning after suffering a heart attack earlier this month. An estimated 26,000 people attended.
EASTSIDER-It is no joke that climate change is with us for real, and it is equally true that Los Angeles is a leader in clean energy with Mayor Garcetti’s Green New Deal Plan. Unfortunately, the details of the Plan are complicated, and the Mayor is not noted for his math skills.
@THE GUSS REPORT-It has been a sleep-deprived week for the LA Times, literally and especially for its City Hall dude David Zahniser in the wake of this column’s current and latest exposé on the tirelessly corrupt conduct of LA City Council president Herb Wesson. (Photo above: LA Times City Hall reporters Emily Alpert Reyes and David Zahniser on their way to work Thursday morning.)
ALPERN AT LARGE-Guess what, everybody! We're all working for Russia and/or the Ukraine!
RANTZ & RAVEZ-Shouldn’t we change the way our city is run? Or do we continue to let the City of Los Angeles fall farther into a hole of decay and darkness where we have increasing numbers of homeless people living in tents, on city sidewalks, and in cars in our neighborhoods?
PLANNING WATCH-Each day there is more compelling evidence that Great Recession II is on its way, supplemented by parallel indicators that trickle-down economic gimmicks cannot keep the current housing bubble inflated for much longer.
GUEST WORDS--In a blue state, in a blue city, on the Bruin blue campus of a public university system that once gave rise to the Free Speech Movement, why were the UCLA administration and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, a liberal Democrat, bent on charging and jailing four young protesters for briefly interrupting a 2018 campus speaking appearance by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin?
SOUTH OF THE 10-The NFL owners, especially Sofi Stadium owner Stan Kroenke, must have had a serious brain fart when it comes to their latest proposal.