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.
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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.
Jessica Goodheart: DWP has about half a million customers who are eligible for its low income programs. Yet 40% of eligible customers aren’t enrolled and the program’s monthly subsidy has not been increased in years. Los Angeles DWP
et ready America. Set the date in Spring, 2017. Los Angeles will be hosting the biggest, most expensive school board election our country has ever seen. Buy your tickets now. Nick Melvoin is running for LAUSD’ President Steve Zimmer’s seat on the largest democratically elected school board in the country. No expense is going to […]
Miguel Paredes: Proyecto Jardin has served the community and residents of Boyle Heights by providing a green space in one of the areas in Los Angeles with the most air and ground pollution.
Jasmyne Cannick: Denny’s has a long and rich history of racial discrimination and previously paid $54 million to settle race bias cases under a federal consent decree.
ast week, Michelle King was appointed superintendent of L.A. Unified, California’s largest school district. But can we really trust her to lead the Los Angeles schools? After all, she’s from Los Angeles. Actually, that understates how suspiciously local King is. As a child, she attended L.A. Unified schools. Then she got degrees from UCLA and […]
Ellen Lubic: This huge LAUSD enterprise, with a yearly budget of over $7 billion, has been mired in confusion, corruption, and inefficiency for many decades, and seems not to be manageable.