NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The last few years have been difficult for the Office of the City Attorney (OCA) headed by Mike Feuer, as evidenced by a series of embarrassing and ethically challenged developments that also, directly or indirectly, have a potentially serious impact on the City’s budget.
PLAYTIME POLITICS-Echo Park is no stranger to me. As a boy in the early 1960s, my family would go there, a favorite of my dad who worked downtown and knew the park.
EASTSIDER-I think the headline says it all. Recently, there are signs the LA City Council may be headed in the right direction, but it’s on a small scale and the question is whether the developers who own the Council can allow a good thing to thrive.
DIEDRA’S LA-Former assembly member Sydney Kamlager-Dove eased through a victory to occupy former Senator Mitchell’s seat, leaving her assembly seat up for grabs.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Grandiose plans to cool Earth, saving the planet from overheating by utilizing low-tech balloon flights sprinkling particles into the atmosphere to reflect solar radiation back into outer space have been delayed, nobody knows for sure when, or if, it’ll proceed.
THE DOCTOR IS IN--Most people reading this are not medical professionals...but they have heard about this little thing we call the COVID-19 coronavirus.
JOBS POLITICS--Faced with the closing of five stores in the Los Angeles area, including South Los Angeles in predominantly Black neighborhoods and two in Long Beach, unions, community groups, seniors and shoppers rallied April 3 at the Slauson Avenue Ralphs grocery store.
GETTING ON THE BALLOT-Georgia is the new Florida, but California is ole Miss. Ken Chenault, the former CEO of American Express, was one of the Black executives who organized a public letter opposing the Georgia law.
VIEW FROM HERE--When discussing the Monetization of Hate, we must include its sidekick Fear.
COMMENTARY-As former president Donald Trump’s cruel and inhumane policies towards immigrants are rapidly dismantled by new humanitarian leadership in the White House, one of the most high-profile law firms in our county has become a refuge for Trump administration castaways.
GELFAND’S WORLD--Major League Baseball just announced that it is moving this year's All Star game away from Atlanta, Georgia due to the new law that changes election rules.