EASTSIDER-It’s not much of a secret that I have never been a fan of Councilmember Jose Huizar.

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ORIGINAL HOUSING SIN-There's no better example of the tyranny of the ballot measure than Article 34.

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FIRST PERSON-Recent medical studies have shown that "Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger" than one would anticipate finding in a 70-year old. According to the study, these unexpectedly youthful seniors owe their vitality to a shared lifelong engagement with sustained vigorous exercise. 

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MY TURN-Conservatives have long known that liberals and independents outnumber them to such a great percentage that the only way for them to win is to…well…cheat.

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Perhaps nothing will define our future politics more than the dispensation of Latino voters. Once limited to a few states, Latino voters are now an important and growing factor in many parts of the country beyond the Southwest or New York. 

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ALPERN AT LARGE--More likely than not, you're probably part of the problem with respect to border problems and immigration.

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RANTZ & RAVEZ--I recently heard the streets of Los Angeles described on Channel 4 News as the “Streets of Shame.” 

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CORRUPTION WATCH-When writing began in Mesopotamia 10,000 years ago, lying was not part of it. Today, one of the main uses of writing is to lie, lie, and then lie some more. 

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CAL MATTERS--Don’t hold regular press conferences. Reward loyalty. If you’re a Californian with presidential aspirations, move to New York.

Are you taking notes, Gov-elect Gavin Newsom?

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TRANSIT TALK-The Global Climate Action Summit was held September 12-14, 2018, in San Francisco. The summit was led by Co-Chair California Governor Jerry Brown.

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CONNECTING CALIFORNIA-Are you a Californian looking for a New Year’s resolution?

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GELFAND’S WORLD--There is a building consensus among both Democrats and Republicans that climate change is real and that something should be done about it.

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