VOICES-The Los Angeles City Department of Transportation and past and current Los Angeles CD 14 staff members ignored their constituents’ concerns and recommendations which led to a massive power outage on August 12, 2021, in our Northeast Los Angeles area.
RECALL VOTE - California Latinos represent approximately 30% of all registered voters in California. African Americans represent 9%.
CAL MATTERS - Imagine picking up the newspaper the day after the California gubernatorial recall election and reading an entirely plausible result: 51% of Californians voted to recall the governor and 49% voted to keep him in office.
RELIGIOUS VIEWS - Prince of Peace Church held a community meeting on August 28, 2021 at 10 am. He shared images and plans for the development and expansion of the church located at 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills.
CAL MATTERS-California’s second gubernatorial recall election in history is shaping up to be pretty different from the first.
COMMENTARY-Many Californians and especially Angelenos, who at one time were used to cleaner streets, cite homelessness as the number one issue affecting their lives.
HOUSING - The great Minneapolis Myth is Minneapolis solved the affordable housing crisis through the elimination of single-family zoning.
COMMENTARY-In recent years, there’s been a frenzy of legislation activity, such as density bonus and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) laws, to correct, overnight an issue that has been developing for nearly fifty years –
SOUTH OF THE 10 - Inglewood Mayor James Butts was on the receiving end of some harsh words from a fed up colleague on the Inglewood City Council.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - Local attorney Traci Park did something that no one has done for several years--and that is to openly declare her candidacy for CD11, the Westside Los Angeles district whose current Councilmember Mike Bonin richly deserves to be replaced--either by recall or in our next municipal election.
POLICE BEAT - On a Wednesday afternoon in April 2018, Gardena police officers got a “triple beeper” over their radios — three high-pitched squawks signaling an emergency. As many as 20 shots reportedly had been fired near a local park.
SCHOOL HEALTH - Maribel Ahumada says she lost her sister and nephew to COVID-19 last December. So when the vaccine became available this spring she took her 16-year-old triplet sons to the grand opening of a vaccination center at San Pedro High School in Los Angeles so they could all get their shots.
NEIGHBORHOOD RECALL-When Aliso Village opened in 1942, the modern housing project was a radical new experiment. As one of ten new developments in Los Angeles,
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-The General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has declared the Budget Advocates an illegitimate organization because it does not appear in the City Charter. I beg to differ.
CAL MATTERS-State-funding efforts to shelter unhoused residents in converted motels could be a game-changer for Motel Drive, an area of Fresno that city leaders say has long been overrun by drugs, human trafficking, and prostitution.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-This video was made after I took my last Ethics Training around 2012 when I took my last Ethic’s Training in the Wilshire District with City Attorney Darren Martinez, I believe that they were filming that meeting for training purposes. I would love to see that video!
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-As I write this, Neighborhood Councils that have elections planned in 2021 for their communities, have already begun elections for their Board members.
RANDOM LENGTHS REPORT-On Dec. 21, 2020, the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council voted 12-0 to request that the West Harbor project include the council in the planning process of the project, which means sharing environmental impact reports and Coastal Development Permits.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--Emails obtained by Circling the News reveal that City officials know the proposed elder care facility in the Highlands was too large per City code. The proposed 64,646 sq. ft. building should be no larger than 52,274 sq.ft.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously passed a motion to review SoCalGas’s permit to operate the Playa Del Rey Gas Storage Facility located in the Ballona Wetlands.
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--We want to create a place for dialogue, so people can feel like it’s accessible to them, not just as a space for leisure but as an educational space. — Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, President and Director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles