PLANNING WATCH - The ranks of the climate change deniers are thinning.
PANDEMIC NATION - When directors at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research first studied the results of the center’s 2020 health survey in California, they weren’t shocked.
COMMENTARY-Politics has gotten everyone mad. From the left to the right, to those annoyed by the noise outside, it’s clear that voices are getting louder but not necessarily more productive.
RantZ & RaveZ - Los Angeles, California. The Land of FREE Housing, FREE Food, FREE Public Transportation, FREE Education and the ability to walk into most stores and take whatever you want and not pay for it...
ERIC PREVEN'S NOTEBOOK - Squid Games, the hit on Netflix, has tapped a sense familiar to people in the USA, Western Europe and other places, that prosperity in nominally rich countries has become increasingly difficult to achieve, as wealth disparities widen and home prices soar upwards past affordable levels.
VAXX & MASKS - On August 12th. LA Times article written by Kevin Rector notes that LAPD Chief of Police Moore told members of the Los Angeles Police Commission that“all Los Angeles Police officers are mandated to wear a face masks...
SOCIAL MEDIA REGULATION - While newly revealed Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared before a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday morning, longtime critics of the social media behemoth elevated calls for legislative and regulatory action to break up Big Tech, outlaw tech giants' surveillance capitalist business model, and fight for a digital environment that respects rights and benefits democracy.
HOUSING POLITICS--"iBuyers" are gearing up to grow massively in the coming years, with unforeseen consequences for the U.S. housing market.
THE VIEW FROM HERE - Before 1430 CE, China had constructed the world’s greatest seafaring fleet with a reported 3,500 ships. Today’s US Navy has less than 500 ships.
NURSING CARE - At an emotional legislative hearing Tuesday, lawmakers and critics subjected the Newsom administration to blistering questions about the state’s oversight of nursing homes.
ERIC PREVEN’S NOTEBOOK - On Tuesday, the board lumped the entire Supplemental Budget Meeting into its regularly scheduled board meeting agenda, so it was virtually impossible for the public to speak before or during consideration of those items.