Hector Villagra: Now, police lying shouldn’t be news to anyone. A poll last year found that one in three Americans believe police routinely lie.
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Mary Fischer: California’s Assembly District 43 race is the latest battleground that pits a popular, homegrown candidate against the interests of wealthy, out of district corporate donors intent on controlling the direction of public education throughout the state. California Assembly District 43
Peter Dreier: Not surprisingly, Geiser and his company are staunch Republicans, since the GOP has fought hard in Washington, D.C. against laws requiring lenders to modify mortgages and stem the epidemic of foreclosures.
Tony Butka: My question is, what happens to the people who used to be able to survive in housing projects and other forms of actual affordable housing? Do they just go away? Do they die?
Larry Aubry: No, given continuing police brutality, ongoing refusal to respect the right of the public to be heard, lack of transparency and widespread community distrust, respectively.
Hector Villagra: In Angel’s view, forwarding derogatory jokes is regrettable, but something “anybody” might do from time to time. By failing to take quick and decisive action, McDonnell implicitly condones that viewpoint and perpetuates the culture he has repeatedly said he’s trying to clean up.
Mary A. Fischer: A recent coffee at a home in Boyle Heights brought neighbors together, many for the first time, to discuss the importance of voting and to discover that many of their concerns—fallout from the airborne contamination from Exide’s now-closed battery plant, smarter waste policy and affordable housing– were priorities of EAPD’s ongoing advocacy.
Cheryl Dorsey: As a retired 20-year veteran sergeant of the Los Angeles Police Department, I know first hand what it means to take on a super power like the LAUSD. This is not my first rodeo. I will not be bullied nor silenced.
or decades, Los Angeles has suffered from out-of-scale, unwanted development that violates the city’s zoning code and adopted plans. Much of it is permitted by “spot zoning,” which exempts specific properties and projects from prevailing regulations. City residents have long been frustrated by what they see as the undue influence of developers whose campaign contributions […]
Hector Villagra: The problems that have long plagued the jails are not isolated to one individual or an isolated incident of obstruction of justice.
Peter Dreier: The controversy over the sign offers a teachable moment about local history and about the dangers of ignoring bigotry in our midst. As the cliché goes, if we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it.
Rosemary Jenkins: If there must be a sign, if there must be a name for this small section of the park, may I suggest a name that, to me, is more fitting? What about the name, Linus Pauling Park?
Liz Ben-Ishai and Jenya Cassidy: A local law will not only give workers more sick days, putting them on par with their counterparts in most other jurisdictions that have passed such laws, it will also be another victory against wage theft in LA.