PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES-Among other things, the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) Board is charged with investing $18 billion to help ensure the retirement security of over 46,000 active and retired City employees.
ALPERN AT LARGE--Taking a knee is usually a sign of respect ... but it can also be a sign of submission.
VOICES-August of 2019 marked 400 years since Africans were brought to this country on slave ships.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-America’s most predatory, racist institution is its judiciary.
RANTZ & RAVEZ-It all started as another case of police abuse against an African American caught on video.
GUEST WORDS--We live in an Orwellian era, in which working-class people pilfering convenience store goods is called “looting.” Rich people stealing hundreds of billions of dollars, on the other hand, is just well-functioning “public policy.”
ANIMAL RIGHTS-In April, CityWatch reported that the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture issued draft guidelines declaring that dogs are pets, not to be eaten. See “Chinese May Declare Dogs Are Pets and Not for Eating – Let Them Know You Agree.”
GUEST COMMENTARY--What happened in Minneapolis was criminal. What is happening in Los Angeles is just as criminal.
POLITICS NEIGHBORHOOD-The Bureau of Street Services (BSS) is the department responsible for 23,000 lane miles and 800 miles of alleys that link homes and businesses in Los Angeles.
EASTSIDER-I’ve been through this scene twice, and our current protests/looting seem like a bad dope dream where nothing ever changes. This time it must.
GELFAND’S WORLD--Curiously, the weekend’s rioting forces us to admit that there is validity in the conservative viewpoint.