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PLATKIN ON PLANNING-For Angelenos who are true believers in the supposed “law of supply and demand,” LA’s worsening housing crisis remains a mystery.

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WORLD WATCH-Much has been said and written about Trump’s disgraceful pointed “advice” to Prime Minister Netanyahu not to allow two duly elected Muslim Democrat congresswomen, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, to enter Israel.

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IMMIGRATION POLITICS--Days after the Aug. 7 immigration raids in which approximately 680 people were arrested in poultry plants across Mississippi,

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URBAN PERSPECTIVE--In a move that’s raising eyebrows from workers and patients across the country, healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente is one of only a handful of the nation’s nearly 200-largest corporations that refused to sign

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ELECTION POLITICS--Members of the youth-led Sunrise Movement protested at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting after the Resolutions Committee voted against holding a climate-specific 2020 debate.

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EASTSIDER-On August 30, ballots go out for an important election for Retiree Member of CalPERS Board of Directors.

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GILROY SHOOTING FOLLOWUP--California has some of the country’s strictest gun laws, but a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last month has lawmakers looking across state lines in hopes of creating a stronger buffer zone.

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OTHER WORDS-As another school year starts, I look forward to heading back to the classroom. I love class when I’m teaching it. I hate it when I’m there as a student.  

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DC DISPATCH-Last week’s Wall Street whiplash/rollercoaster ride is further evidence that major disruptions in the market have become the norm.

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ALPERN AT LARGE--Contrary to what the Mayor and his erstwhile City Council allies are promoting, affordable housing and related issues, such as homelessness and mobility, are getting worse under their watch. 

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DEVELOPERS’ DREAM COME TRUE-Look at the map above. Here we can see the decades-long project to attract rich people and maximize property values.

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PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTABILITY-Imagine your business could treat borrowings as revenues, avoid cost recognition by not paying expenses and report less debt than actually owed. 

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