Dick Price: Bernie Sanders is precisely the kind of populist insurgent the superdelegate system was intended to contain—an older, small-state senator with a Brooklyn accent and thinning hair, not even really a Democrat.
Dick Price: What is surprising, though, is that as of Sunday morning—a scant 26 hours after we published the poll—412 people have voted and 58 have commented. That’s a yuuuuge response for our magazine, especially as Saturday is usually a dead day for readership. Sanders Democratic Convention
But in arguing for healthcare for all, for free college education, and for taking on income inequality, Sanders puts us in mind of John F. Kennedy calling for America to put a man on the moon, a bodacious project that united and elevated our country, and not asking that we settle for miniscule incremental change so we can say we’re making “progress.”
Hosted by Azusa Pacific University, “A Sacred Conversation: Does Police Misconduct Matter to the Black Church?” will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 5:00-7:30pm at the Azusa Pacific Los Angeles Regional Center
Peter Dreier: Despite overwhelming support, some City Council members are still on the fence, feeling pressure from the Chamber of Commerce.
Dick Price: As we prepare to put 2014 behind us, let’s look at five turning points this past year that are likely to have lasting effects on our lives.
Dick Price: At its annual garden party this past Sunday, the ACLU of Southern California’s Pasadena/Foothills Chapter recognized six individuals and groups that have provided long-term service to Pasadena and Northeast Los Angeles for their social justice and civil liberties work.
Dick Price: The evening turned on the question of who trusts the Pasadena Police Department, who doesn’t, and why not.
Dick Price: A lifelong Democrat, Williamson is running as an independent, underscoring her status as a fresh and disruptive force, while leveraging her fame as a best-selling author and lecturer, with a large following among people who aren’t typically drawn to politics.
Dick Price: Called “Boxing for Sheriff: Business As Usual Vs. New Ideas,” the latest in a series of debates among the seven candidates to replace departed Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca broke out in a rash of finger-pointing, hot glances, and shaking heads.
Dick Price: Six of seven candidates for the recently vacated Los Angeles County Sheriff’s seat struggled mightily this past Sunday afternoon to convince a respectful crowd of perhaps 150 local activists that there is more than a hair’s breadth of difference in their positions.
Dick Price: Organized by the 18-month-old nonprofit, Californians for Safety and Justice and cosponsored by LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino, the “Crime Victims for Safety and Justice” forum rang a litany of pain and loss and grief matched to calls for change, pleas for resources, and promises of progress.
Dick Price: Make no mistake, for Sara Kruzan—raised by a drug-addicted mother, gang raped and turned out as a prostitute at 13, sentenced to life without parole at 17 for killing that pimp—her release today on parole in Orange County after serving 19 years in prison is a big step.