NEW GEOGRAPHY--Even as vaccination increases across the United States and an end to the tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic seems in sight, the economic, fiscal, political, and geographic fallout from the virus cannot be overstated:
CONNECTING CALIFORNIA--Palm Springs isn’t just a great place to spend a weekend. It’s one of our last and most fervent defenders of what California really is—not what it pretends to be.
EASTSIDER-The developer slime on this one seemingly has no end. I have written about it a couple of times before.
THE CITY-The Board of Supervisors gave Sheriff Alex Villanueva three minutes to speak at Tuesday's board meeting.
NC VOTER SUPPRESSION--This Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the Los Angeles’ City Council’s Arts, Parks, Health, Education, and Neighborhoods Committee meeting, the Committee will consider Council File # 21-0407, offered by Councilmember Monica Rodriguez (photo above).
TRANSIT TALK-Metro is undergoing studies for a mass transit system for the Sepulveda Pass.
GUEST COMMENTARY- The Los Angeles City Council is the highest paid city council in the nation. It has been ever since councilmembers’ salaries were tied to the salaries of Superior Court Judges.
RANTZ & RAVEZ-The long list of associated problems throughout California are related to the actions or inactions of elected and appointed officials of our city and state.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-Housing Is A Human Right has compared market-rate rent prices to what residents are earning in several California cities and the findings aren’t surprising: the rent is still too damn high.
VIEW FROM HERE-People do not make decisions based on what is true but based on what makes them feel good.
COMMUNICATIONS POLITICS--If you live in California and still use legacy Plain Old Telephone Service (“POTS”) from AT&T, you are likely getting ripped-off big time.
GELFAND’S WORLD--A memory: Walking out of a restaurant in the early evening of October 7, 2003, I noticed a long line of people on the other side of the street.