CLIMATE POLITICS--The human body has limits. If “temperature plus humidity” is high enough, even a healthy person seated in the shade with plentiful water to drink will suffer severely or likely die.
ALPERN AT LARGE--While it's entirely understandable to acknowledge that people act--and react-- in fear, as time goes by the need to "keep it together" and "think clearly and calmly" is greater than ever.
PLANNING WATCH-Despite the White House’s pre-pandemic boasts about a booming American economy, its bungled response to the Covid-19 crisis was the straw that quickly broke the back of the American financial system.
PERSPECTIVE--Every morning for the last two months, I’ve checked the news in my home state of Florida with growing concern.
@THE GUSS REPORT-How’s that for a provocative question? Ventura Boulevard is the world's longest avenue of contiguous businesses, stretching from Universal City to the front stoop of Calabasas.
PERSPECTIVE--The “final” Burbank Airport Noise Task Force hearing was held over two nights, May 6th and 7th, via Zoom.
RENTERS’ RIGHTS-Despite a global pandemic that’s fueling mass unemployment in California, Big Real Estate has been contributing millions to stop the expansion of rent control through the Rental Affordability Act.
GELFAND’S WORLD--I’ve been ruminating over the following question: Since so few people in this giant county have actually come down with the Covid-19 illness, are most of us at least modestly immune to it?
VOTING POLITICS-Americans hoping for a clean, fair, and reliable vote count this fall must pay attention to how their state and local officials intend to handle this election.
EASTSIDER--There are three basic facts about the much maligned public sector in the United States. There are over 90,000 distinct units nationwide, representing about 10% of the Annual US GDP.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS-Current measures prohibiting eviction of tenants and helping them through the financial crisis won't last forever.
A POST-PANDEMIC PROPOSAL-What makes great lives for Americans? Great jobs. A livelihood that they are passionate about.