HOMELESS POLITICS - On Oct. 27, Councilman Joe Buscaino submitted three motions asking the Los Angeles City Council to ban homeless people from sitting, sleeping or lying down at 161 locations in council district 15.
LAUSD WATCH - The issue of uncollected overallocation fees owed to the LAUSD by charter schools that occupy space on public school campuses under PROP-39 was first brought up by Board Member Bennett Kayser.
CRIME WATCH - October 8, 2021 - Prostitution is now an ongoing operation in the alleys behind the Third Street Promenade. Another set of prostitutes operate on Broadway between Ocean Avenue and 5th Street, outside Santa Monica Place.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS - Gerrymandering is the process of dividing a political constituency into districts in an unnatural and unfair way.
REDISTRICTING POLITICS - At each recent meeting the Chair of the Redistricting Commission, Fred Ali reminds the Commissioners, staff, and the stakeholders on the ZOOM meeting by computer or by phone that the deadline to get the Final Map to the Los Angeles City Council for review is October 29th, 2021.
DEEGAN ON LA—Facing a fate worse than a recall—redistricting—beleaguered Councilmember Nithya Raman (CD4) unexpectedly called an audible and brought onto the field a bonafide heavy hitter, someone capable of delivering a home run, to represent her at the soon-to-wrap-up redistricting hearings.
ELECTING A MAYOR - I’ve been watching Joe Buscaino run for something since before he ever got elected to anything ― including councilman for Council District 15.
GLENDALE ENVIRONMENT - A seven-year fight by East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) and community groups stopped Glendale from turning Scholl Canyon into a larger trash dump with a giant gas plant.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS - Redistricting in the City of Los Angeles is reaching an end this month for the Redistricting Commission. From there, their final map will be sent to the Los Angeles City Council for approval.
EASTSIDER - What pledge, you say? One that costs nothing and will significantly improve the viability of the entire Neighborhood Council system, that’s what.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - WOW Media announced its most artistic full-motion digital outdoor billboard to date.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS - As I think about what a Community of Interest is, I think about how we behave as community in times of troubles.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - The Inglewood Parking and Traffic Commission began their September 22 meeting addressing the standing room only crowd stating “there was misinformation” floating around that they didn’t have a hand in creating the citywide parking permit program.
Becky Spears’ household started struggling with water in the spring.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-Here’s a question: Do the LA City Redistricting Commissioners think that the San Fernando Valley doesn’t care about redistricting, or is it that the residents are not aware of redistricting?
RECALL REFORM - Gov. Gavin Newsom has an opportunity to reform California’s flawed recall process with the stroke of his pen.
RANTZ & RAVEZ-California voters have voted to retain Gavin Newsom as their Governor. With over 60% voting NO on the Recall, his victory clearly shows the future direction of California in the coming years.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - Residents continue to fume about the citywide parking permit program, which was implemented to address parking and traffic related issues, which the City is scheduled to begin enforcing October 1.
GELFAND’S WORLD-Somehow, a few people involved in Los Angeles neighborhood councils want to turn their personal disagreements into the equivalent of a crime.