HOUSE EVICTION - We are heartbroken and outraged by the news of a tenant in Hollywood who tragically took their own life in the face of losing their home when 2 sheriff officers, a building manager, and a locksmith showed up at their door to forcibly evict them.
Out Of Crisis Comes Opportunity
REFORMS LA - Albert Einstein saw a crisis not as a time to panic and act irrationally, but as an opportunity for us to find the very best in ourselves and become inventive.
The LA Crime Picture is Not Pretty
RantZ and RaveZ - As the months pass and we approach the end of 2022, the Los Angeles City crime picture continues to claim more victims as reflected by the October 29th LAPD crime statistics.
It Costs Too Much NOT To Educate
LAUSD EDUCATION - While some kids will succeed despite the purposeful, generational, and unaccountable incompetence of LAUSD's generational monkey business as usual,
South LA Parents Say Charter Schools Usurp Campus Resources
EDUCATION WATCH - In the Los Angeles Unified School District, some 50 public schools share their campuses with charter schools. It is often a contentious relationship.
It’s Too Late—The Old Guard Has Already Lost Control Of City Hall
DEEGAN ON LA—The future of LA politics has arrived ahead of schedule, even before the November 8 election. The Old Guard is being unceremoniously pushed aside by a New Wave of tidal proportions.
The Ethics Deficit of Los Angeles City Hall
LA CITY GOVERNMENT - Listening to the recording of ex-councilmember Nury Martinez:
Backroom Deal Poised to Deliver Hundreds of Digital Ad Kiosks to LA’s Sidewalks
LA TRANSPO - To those of us who followed the recent adoption of the new City street furniture program “STAP” (Street and Transit Amenity Program), the emergence of yet another advertising program “IKE” (Interactive Kiosk Experience) comes as no surprise.
Who is to Blame for Los Angeles’ Mess?
THE VIEW FROM HERE - When something breaks, people look for the cause, believing that if they find out what caused the problem, then they know how to fix it.
Ka-boom! Emergency Un-Preparedness Bombshell
ACCORDING TO LIZ - Last week Ron Galperin released another of his excellent reports, this time dropping the bombshell on the Mayor and City Council that they really, truly MUST improve emergency preparedness – people, plans and provisions – for the people of Los Angeles.
Wokeism Has Become Anti-Mexican Racism
THE VIEW FROM HERE - About eight percent (8%) of the city of Los Angeles is Black. About forty-eight percent (48%) is Hispanics. Mexicans are the largest subgroup of Hispanics with thirty-seven (37%) of the city.
Appoint Neighborhood Council Members as LA City Council Caretakers
LA CITY COUNCIL - The time has long since passed that Neighborhood Councils be given some real authority.
Measure SP is the Wrong Way to Build More Parks--Former Measure L Did It Right!
THE DOCTOR IS IN - I am a huge fan of parks, pools, waterways, museums, etc.
Analysis: U L A Ballot Measure to Reform Real Estate Transfer Taxes in Los Angeles
HOUSING CRISIS - By almost any measure, Los Angeles has one of the most serious housing crises of any major American city. Polls repeatedly show that the public ranks housing and homelessness as Los Angeles’ most serious problems.
Los Angeles Doesn’t Need a City Council
LA WATCHING - Please! Pretty please! With azúcar on top! I beg you—Kevin de León and Gilbert Cedillo—not to resign your seats on the Los Angeles City Council like Nury Martinez did.
City Motion: Voters Could Decide the Independence of LA Ethics Commission
LA GOVERNMENT - We have had a devastating week in the City of Los Angeles. One that has brought into sharp focus the reality that we need more accountability, transparency, and ethics from our elected officials.
First Ride on the New Crenshaw/K Line
LA TRANSPO - Over fifty years since it was first envisioned, the new Metro Rail Crenshaw Line/K Line opened October 7, 2022.
What's Mitch O'Farrell Trying To Do?
GELFAND’S WORLD - On Monday, October 17, L.A. City Council acting president Mitch O'Farrell held a press conference where he announced that he had taken committee assignments away from Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo.
To Neighborhood Councils: Now is the Time to Stand Up and Fix This City
LA POLITICAL SCANDAL - With every crisis comes an opportunity. The City of Los Angeles is undergoing the worst political crisis we have seen in decades.
Monthly Parking in Los Angeles Just Became Easier
Los Angeles is a massive city. It is the second largest city in the United States, with a metro area population of over 12.4 million.
Why Do Angelenos Believe There's A Housing Shortage? Are We Dumb?
THE VIEW FROM HERE - LA County has over 251,000 vacant units and only 66,000 homeless people. The city has about 44,000 homeless.