The Enemy of My Enemy Is Still a Jerk

Malibu Beach

Jon Zerolnick: If you want to find a satisfying way to stick it to the Malibu millionaires that doesn’t involve renting a mansion for $2,000 a night, may I suggest invading their neighborhood beaches?

Will the Trickle Become the L.A. River? And for Whom?

Los Angeles River Restoration

Tom Hayden: The backstory on how Mayor Eric Garcetti succeeded in winning $1 billion for the LA River Restoration is a fascinating lesson in politics. Simply put, President Barack Obama owed the mayor, and the president came through.

LAUSD Wants Rigor? Well, Maybe…

LAUSD Retaliates

Karen Wolfe: If LAUSD wants the public’s support for billion-dollar expenditures, it needs the trust that is earned through the kind of scrutiny that Magruder was providing. His ouster will be yet another blow to public accountability in a school district that demands it from everyone but itself.

My Horrible, Hopeful L.A. Commute

Los Angeles Commute

Joe Mathews: The hours I spend stuck in traffic are bad for my health. But along the way, I get a front seat view of Southern California’s transportation transformation.

What Real Black Philanthropy Looks Like

Black Philanthropy

Jasmyne Cannick: The only thing more troubling than Sterling’s comments was the Black leadership’s silence on defending the reputation of Black’s philanthropy — not only to the world, but, sadly, to ourselves.

No Sympathy for Shelly Sterling

shelly sterling

Dave Zirin: By coddling Ms. Sterling, Doc Rivers sends a message that the hounding of thousands of the poorest residents in Los Angeles is a lesser crime than being caught on audio being a racist jackass.

Say No $2.3 Billion Jail Plan

Billion Dollar Jail Plan

Diana Zuniga: dvocacy groups from across Los Angeles County are saying no to the proposed $2.3 billion dollar jail plan that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor’s will consider on May 6th. Advocacy groups and service providers believe the Board of Supervisors would be making a huge mistake if they move forward on a costly jail plan.

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