VOICES-Some time ago, regular CityWatch contributor Ken Alpern told me I should write for CityWatch too, so here I am.
SPEAKING AS THE CALIFORNIA BUDGET-Do you really think that bulking me up with your billions will solve California’s post-pandemic problems?
While the world was set on pause due to the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant industry has been trying to stay afloat.
CAL MATTERS-How you interpret California’s latest unemployment numbers may have a lot to do with whether you’re a glass half-full or glass half-empty kind of person.
VOICES-The verdict against Derek Chauvin for second and third-degree murder and manslaughter is one step toward holding police accountable for their actions, albeit in a criminal law context.
VOICES-Judging by the multiple offers all of us are now receiving every week in the mail to refinance our homes at supposedly lower rates, we'd be fools if we didn't. . .or would we be fools if we did?
ALPERN AT LARGE-One of the greatest and boldest things the late Democratic President Harry Truman did was to recognize the State of Israel on May 15, 1948.
Two words have evoked the ire of a growing contingent of our society: Law Enforcement. It’s almost painful to say the word police without feeling collective guilt about the actions of a few bad eggs.
VOICES-Isaac Bryan is not a good fit for AD54.
PEACE VOICE-Remember the Space Force? You know, the sixth branch of the U.S. military, officially created in 2019, “establishing space as a warfighting domain and guaranteeing that the United States will dominate in that environment just like all others.”
LIVING WAGE DEBATE-A recent newspaper article had an astonishing headline: "Labor shortages end when wages rise."
VOICES--This last March, the new Chair of MidCityWest Community Council, Lauren Nichols, wrote a letter to the Los Angeles Library Commission, which was approved by almost the entire Board, insisting that "the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) terminate its relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department, effective immediately. . .