Joseph Mailander: These days, when I walk the boulevards of Hollywood, I often see homeless and indigent types being coaxed by guards hired by business improvement districts to get up off the sidewalk and to start on their way to somewhere else. But where are they heading?
Sarah Corsa: The chapter aims to incorporate community members and organizations from the Eagle Rock area into their events and activities, acting as a hybrid that connects the surrounding area, professors and students.
Christine Zardeneta and Mary A. Fischer: The fact that a member of the council conducted a running sexual affair, which he admits, with a female aide who served at his pleasure is a sign of rot at the top of District 14.
Hector Villagra: A federal jury’s decision earlier this month to hold Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable for the savage beating of an inmate provides yet more proof of the deep-seated culture of violence in Los Angeles County’s jails.
Rosemary Jenkins: To many, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW) may seem like an obscure entity. The reality is that its decisions impact all of us, usually in very constructive but sometimes in destructive ways.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Engaging in regular intense exercise not only strengthens the body, it strengthens your resiliency. It toughens you up, it builds character, and it can power you through your most pressing concerns.
Ed Rampell: Some may find Wasserman to be an alarmist, while others might regard him as a prophet. In any case, he is also a jokester and on the, uh, lighter side this ’60s “leftover” advocated “legalization of hemp and marijuana.”