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Beth Cone

Beth Cone is a professional writer living in the Los Angeles area. She covers Resistance Watch and other major issues for CityWatch.

Bob Gelfand

Bob Gelfand writes on science, culture, and politics for CityWatch in GELFAND'S WORLD. He can be reached at [email protected].   

Dennis Zine

Dennis P. Zine is a former and retired LAPD Supervisor, former and retired 12-year Los Angeles City Councilman and current General Manager at Bell Canyon in Ventura County.

Denyse Selesnick

Denyse Selesnick is a CityWatch columnist and a former publisher/journalist/international event organizer. Denyse can be reached at: [email protected]

Dick Platkin

Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on planning issues for CityWatch. Please send your comments, corrections, and questions to [email protected].

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir is a professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU and a contributor to CityWatch.

Eric Preven

Eric Preven is a longtime community activist and is a contributor to CityWatch.

Jack Humphreville

Jack Humphreville writes LA Watchdog for CityWatch. He is the President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, the Budget and DWP representative for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and a Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate.  He can be reached at:  [email protected].

James Preston Allen

James Preston Allen, founding publisher of the Los Angeles Harbor Areas Leading Independent Newspaper 1979- to present, is a journalist, visionary, artist and activist. Over the years Allen has championed many causes through his newspaper using his wit,

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Jay Handal

Jay Handal is the co-chair of the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, treasurer of the West LA Sawtelle Neighbored Council and is a long-time community activist who writes for CityWatch.

Jeffrey Mausner

Jeffrey Mausner is a retired attorney and law school professor.  He was a partner in a law firm as well as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, where he received numerous awards from the Attorney General for his work prosecuting Nazi war criminals.

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Ken Alpern

Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D. is a dermatologist and CityWatch Columnist. He is a Westside Village Zone Director and Board member of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC), previously co-chaired its Outreach Committee,

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Ken Draper

Ken Draper - Founder and Publisher of CityWatch.  1933-2022

Liz Amsden

Liz Amsden is a contributor to CityWatch and an activist from Northeast Los Angeles with opinions on much of what goes on in our lives. She has written extensively on the City's budget and services as well as her many other interests and passions. In her real life she works on budgets for film and television where fiction can rarely be as strange as the truth of living in today's world.

Matthew Hetz

Matthew Hetz, a native to Los Angeles, is the past President of the Culver City Symphony Orchestra and Marina del Rey Symphony. His works can be found at https://www.matthewhetz.com. Also, he is an instructor at Emeritus/Santa Monica College, and is dedicated to improving transit and the environment.

Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg is a Los Angeles, California-based writer/activist, senior editor for Random Lengths News, and a columnist for Salon and Al Jazeera English. He has written extensively on port pollution issues and national politics for over 20 years.

Phyllis M. Daugherty

Phyllis M. Daugherty is a contributor to CityWatch and a former Los Angeles City employee.

Richard Lee Abrams

Richard Lee Abrams has been an attorney, a Realtor and community relations consultant as well as a CityWatch contributor.  You may email him at [email protected]

Robert Hunziker, MA

Robert Hunziker, MA, economic history DePaul University, awarded membership in Pi Gamma Mu International Academic Honor Society in Social Sciences is a freelance writer and environmental journalist who has over 200 published articles appearing in over 50 journals, magazines, and sites worldwide.

Sara Corcoran

Sara Corcoran is publisher of the National Courts Monitor and writes for CityWatch, Daily Koz, and other news outlets.

Sara Roos

Sara Roos is a biostatistician from northern New England living in West LA.  Raising children from private to charter to public schools provides a front-row seat to the microcosm of electoral politics that is education politics. She started blogging this experience at redqueeninla.com, eventually co-publishing the LA Education Examiner. Sara is an elected delegate to the LA County and state Democratic Party Committees since 2020.  Her monthly constituent newsletter and essays can be found at redqueeninla.com.

Tim Deegan

Tim Deegan is a civic activist whose Deegan on LA weekly column about city planning, new urbanism, the environment, and the homeless appear in CityWatch. Tim can be reached at [email protected].

Tony Butka

Tony Butka is an Eastside community activist, who has served on a neighborhood council, has a background in government and is a contributor to CityWatch.