VOICES--I am deeply concerned about our immigration system using unlawful tactics to tear families apart, rather than respecting the importance of family unity,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard. “Many immigrant families come to the U.S. out of a desperation to survive.
America is about Windows Not Walls
VOICES-The main problem that I have with Trump's border wall is its outmoded usefulness in the 21st century. Let's face it, walls are not only a part of a different time period, they are part of a different mindset.
Death by a Thousand Cuts: How LA Planning is Fueling Gentrification and What You Can Do about It
VOICES--Los Angeles is in the throes of an unprecedented housing affordability crisis, with homelessness at historic highs. So why does our planning department see fit to allow developers to buy up affordable, rent-stabilized buildings and convert them to luxury, million-dollar condominiums?
Mayor Butts and the Inglewood Shuffle?
VOICES--I just read your publications 2013 article about Mayor James T. Butts undetermined residency in Inglewood.
Stop Speculating about Trump's Mental Health
VOICES--In 1986, CBS reporter Lesley Stahl went with her husband and daughter for a valedictory meeting with President Ronald Reagan before ending her stint as a White House correspondent. (She would later return to cover George H.W. Bush as well.) Before she went in, Stahl was told to ask no questions. When Reagan appeared, Stahl was faced with a befuddled man who did not seem to know where he was.
CA Legislature Has Turned Its Back on Public Safety … It’s Time for Them to Correct Their Mistake
VOICES--The state Legislature has repeatedly beaten down common-sense attempts to fix the most egregious flaws in the social-engineering experiments known as Prop. 47 and Prop. 57.
LA Times Got It Right … ‘Brakes on Tax Breaks’
VOICES--Recently, the LA Times wrote an editorial urging our LA City Councilmembers to “put the brakes on all these tax breaks,” and as a Los Angeles taxpayer, I couldn’t agree more. The piece mentioned several specific examples of tax breaks conceded by “City leaders,” worth “half a billion dollars that have been approved in recent years,” to fund various hotel projects underway in Downtown Los Angeles. Moreover, there was a tax break recently awarded by the City councilmembers to a private Hotel developer worth $103.5 million dollars that was taken without public or council comment.
Homeless Activist Shames Shocked LA Mayor … ‘Too Little, Too Late’ (Video)
VOICES--One year has passed since LA voters approved $1.2 billion in Measure HHH to end LA’s homeless crisis — and the City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti have failed to erect a single unit of homeless housing.