Kevin DeLeon Exists, But Only as a Pop-Up!
THE EASTSIDER - Special thanks to the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, for agreeing to sit down with me on Sunday. The tale of this year’s Christmas Tree Lightning Event at the Eagle Rock City Hall follows.
Will New Political Players Offer More Effective Local Government for LA & Venice?
WESTSIDE - Bass, Park could become unlikely allies in fighting homelessness, rising crime and the quality-of-life issues that plague both Angelenos and Venetians alike!
Midterm Match Ups & Substitutions
POLITICAL UPSETS - As the FIFA World Cup match ups are underway and each new day seems to bring a new upset, one can’t help but to see the comparison with the game of politics in this election cycle.
It Costs $4,351.12 to Plant One Tree in LA
TREE PLANTING - On Oct. 14, 2022, at a regular Board of Public Works meeting, agenda item #3 provided a cornucopia of urban forestry information, the likes of which have never been disclosed to the public.
Wanton Destruction at Miracle Hot Springs
ACCORDING TO LIZ - In the middle of October an older man died in a hot spring – name and cause of death as yet unknown –
Governing Los Angeles. Same Old, Same Old?
THE EASTSIDER - Now that the elections are over, most of the City Council is attempting to continue the system of running LA City just as it has been run in the past -
What We Learned From Campaign 2022
ELECTION ANALYSIS - The road to democracy was long and winding in 2022, with much shock and surprise as LA will have its first female mayor in Karen Bass and Venice will be directly represented by Councilmember-elect Traci Park here in CD-11.
Votes are Tabulated. Did We Make the Right Choices?
RantZ and RaveZ - I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and are preparing for the December holidays as we move toward the end of 2022 and onto a Happy 2023.
15th District Face-Off
CD15 - The council race in District 15 has not been this contested in decades and is the most expensive race ever run here,
Paul Koretz Sour Grapes
GUEST COMMENTARY - Until the 2020 Presidential election, Americans took it for granted that the losing side in a political race would be gracious and respectful to the winning side.
Atwater Village: Sowing Seeds of Economic Democracy
GUEST COMMENTARY - For good reasons, the spotlights of media have been shining brightly on the fate of our electoral democracy; undoubtedly this intense focus will continue long after the midterm elections.
CD11's Traci Park and the Need for More Parks
THE DOCTOR IS IN - At this time, it does appear that our next CD11 Councilmember will be Traci Park, and that the Westside west of the 405 freeway hasn't completely lost its collective mind with respect to urban planning, transportation, and fixing our homelessness crisis.
Drug User Health Hubs Are Coming to Skid Row…But Where is the Data?
LA DRUG CRISIS - A June 28, 2022 Motion by LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis outlines something called the “Skid Row Action Plan: Improving the Lives of Residents on Skid Row by Addressing Homelessness Stemming from Decades of Institutional Racism”.
CD-11’s Erin Darling, Traci Park. Who’s the True Democrat?
LA ELECTION 2022 – So who is the true Democrat in this race to succeed Mike Bonin in CD-11?
WeHo City Council Enacts Extreme Policies Without Community Engagement
GUEST COMMENTARY - It must be fun being a current member of the West Hollywood City Council!
Two Very Different Campaigns: Hydee Feldstein Soto vs. Faisal Gill for LA City Attorney
THE EASTSIDER - Since the launch of her campaign for LA City Attorney, Hydee Feldstein Soto has made it clear that she is not a politician,
Redistricting: The Behind the Scenes Battle for Council District 10
GUEST COMMENTARY - As caustic and hurtful as the racially motivated comments on the Martinez-DeLeon-Cedillo tape from October 2021 were, they pale in comparison to the political manipulation that the three elected officials pursued regarding the City Council’s ethnic makeup.
Fighting For The 5th Council District Seat
DEEGAN ON LA—It’s got lots: prestigious neighborhoods, a collection of blue-chip museums, eventually five subway stops, the fruits of redistricting, and the future and the past rolled into one.
LA’s Corruption and Scandals Go On and On
RANTZ AND RAVEZ - The LONG and continuing series of CORRUPTION and SCANDALS at Los Angeles City Hall by Elected Officials and Top Administrators continues as we approach the November Election.