ALPERN AT LARGE--Black Lives Matter. Period.
ONE MAN’S OPINION--Have we turned from benign oligarchy to predatory corruptionism?
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT-Natalie Logusch and her neighbors (photo above) have lived in their 111-year-old, Colonial Revival apartment building in downtown Berkeley for years.
HOMELESS STUSAMI --Get it out of your head that American society is set up to be fair. Fair would be a roof over everyone's head.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Since the turn of the new century, every aspect of climate change has gone ballistic, up, up, and away, not looking back, leaving the 20th century fairly harmless, but only on a relative basis, especially as compared to the rip-snorting 21st century. It’s a whole new ballgame, starting with this new century.
VOICES-The California State Historic Resources Commission (SHRC) voted unanimously on Friday, August 14, 2020, to send a Motion to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) that the Santa Susana Field (SSFL) complete 2850 acres met the Criteria A: Religious requirements for a Traditional Cultural Property.
@THE GUSS REPORT-The ongoing FBI investigation into massive LA City Council corruption during the years when Councilmember Herb Wesson served as the legislative body’s manipulative, retaliatory president is finally pressuring the lawmaker to behave properly, which he steadfastly refused to do in the past, like recusing himself when he has a conflict of interest on agenda items.
From Latin America to the U.S., a team of Emmy award-winning Latino producers and entrepreneurs are creating humanitarian and entertainment film content to promote ‘The American Dream.’
POLITICAL SHENANIGANS-In California’s primary held in March 2020, Angelenos voted for delegates to our County “Central” political “Committee.”
ALPERN AT LARGE--Fair is fair. If Westside Councilmember Mike Bonin had the LAPD call him, and not the other way around, while he's being berated for demanding police defunding while falsely accused of calling them eight times, then he's owed an apology, by myself and others who mistakenly reported it (although I did report he denied the claim).
SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY-When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law 85 years ago today, he expressed hope that the program would offer Americans a "measure of protection" from the "hazards and vicissitudes of life."