LEANING RIGHT--It's not unusual for a politician to divert and diminish glaring problems so that he/she can avoid being the obvious perpetrator or enabler of said problems.
SPECIAL REPORT--Mob-like intimidation tactics deployed against our community leaders, using Black and Brown people's retirement dollars to cut backroom deals that harm Black and Brown communities, and bringing in corrupt Black developers and telling bold-faced lies in an attempt to divide the community:
CLIMATE POLITICS-The World Wildlife Foundation, in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, recently issued an eye-popping description of the forces of humanity versus life in nature,
HOUSING POLITICS-The shortage of affordable housing in LA County and across the state has meant that many families who live here cannot afford the cost of an apartment or single-family home—causing some families to share homes instead.
ELECTION POLITICS-I moved to Koreatown more than twenty years ago. The organization I worked for opened its office here.
GUEST COMMENTARY-There has been a lot of ink about José Huizar’s precipitous fall from being the all-powerful chair of the Los Angeles City Council Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) to being indicted on Federal racketeering charges.
PERSPECTIVE--The City of Los Angeles is in dire financial condition. It was in bad condition before Covid 19; things have gotten worse since the pandemic.
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT-As the battle over California’s Proposition 21 heats up, Steve Maviglio, the contentious political consultant based in Sacramento, is taking center stage as spokesman for the No on Prop 21 campaign.
@THE GUSS REPORT-Politicians should learn to embrace their mistakes and say hey, I’m human and made a mistake, can we let this one go?
GELFAND’S WORLD--Lily Tomlin once said, “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.”
PERSPECTIVE--Although this is mainly a piece in honor of the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, there is an important personal caveat.
LEANING RIGHT-Liberals and conservatives, young and old, and renters and homeowners need to come together in each community and neighborhood council to address the following "laundry lists" for their Community Plan Updates.