LA ELECTION 2022 - The race for Los Angeles City Attorney is as wide-open affair. There are no incumbents; not even a termed out official seeking a new gig.
GUEST COMMENTARY - Historic preservation can get ugly. In the constant push-and-pull between protecting the past and building the future, there are bound to be disagreements, and sometimes the arguments get heated.
ESSAY ON LA IMMIGRANTS - Generations ago, in the parenthesis of years between Hitler’s 1933 rise to power and the end of World War II, a deluge of European artists and intellectuals came to the U.S., seeking refuge from the rising tide of fascism.
EXCLUSIVE TO CITYWATCH - On May 12, LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino officially threw in the towel on his quixotic attempt to become mayor of Los Angeles and then endorsed the billionaire, Rick Caruso.
LA POLITICS - Ron Galperin redefined the position of LA City Controller.
PLANNING WATCH - To the surprise of virtually no one, the homeless crisis in California is getting worse, despite – or more likely because of – the programs rolled out by elected officials and the policy wonks who work for them.
PLANNING WATCH - The 30th anniversary of L.A.’s historic 1992 uprising ushered in long overdue press coverage of this nearly forgotten event.
OP/ED - For years, Los Angeles “leaders” have debated crises in affordability, homelessness, crime, the pandemic, and more. And as with seemingly everything, they have accomplished nothing.
GUEST COMMENTARY - We are at an inflection point in LA.
HOUSING WATCH - A Los Angeles coalition that wants to increase the tax on the sale of mega-mansions and other high-value real estate to fund programs for the homeless says it has enough signatures to put the proposal on the ballot in November.
REVISITING LA UPRISING - Thirty years ago this week, four Los Angeles Police Department officers (Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, Officer Theodore J. Briseno, Officer Timothy E. Wind and Officer Laurence Powell) were acquitted of brutally beating a Black man by the name of Rodney King.
RantZ and RaveZ - As we approach the Primary Election on June 7, you need to know who to vote for in the upcoming elections.
DEEGAN ON LA—The right answer is “both”—but, first triage their mental health needs, and then tuck them into a warm bed. But, how?
RantZ and RaveZ - The annual Baker to Las Vegas Law Enforcement relay race was held the first weekend in April.
GUEST COMMENTARY - ABAV. That’s the answer I get most when I ask, “Who’re you voting for for sheriff?”
HOUSING CRISIS - It's been said that everything starts in California.
DEEGAN ON LA—-Is there a leg up for several first-time candidates running for city council seats in the June 7 Primary Election?
HOUSING CRISIS - Under the guise of housing, LA’s tiny home villages serve to contain and banish unhoused people.
YESTERDAY LA - When Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley opened Dodger Stadium on April 10, 1962, his ticket price structure was simple, straightforward, and inexpensive:
THE VIEW FROM HERE - June 7, 2022 may be the only election for Los Angeles Mayor. Although it is called a primary, the two top vote getters do not necessary face each other in the November 2022 general election.