Jasmyne Cannick: Upon recommendations from the commission’s inspector general, the department is about to embark on the first steps in making real changes to how its officers use force in an effort to lower the number of police shootings.
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Brenna Norton: RRR centralizes power in the hands of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. It takes power away from our democratically elected City Council and gives it to the unelected board of commissioners.
Afton Hefley: Needless to say, walking out of the house at 6:45 am, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, jumping in my car to face the epic morning traffic of LA, only once a week, is a challenge.
Sasha Abramsky: The very demographic that most uses public transit is being pushed out along gentrifying corridors.
Angelica Gonzalez: We have supported Zero Waste LA because it addresses not only the quantity of waste we generate, but also its toxicity, its contribution to climate change, and the important links between waste reduction and corporate responsibility.
Jessica Goodheart: In order to address our environmental challenges, the ocean liner otherwise known as DWP must make a rapid turn away from imported water and fossil fuels toward a more local water infrastructure and clean energy resources.
Peter Dreier: Real-estate developer Geoff Palmer has a lot in common with Donald Trump, including a controversial record of lawsuits and real estate dealings that invariably put the wealthy first.
Robert Nelson: Progressives peeved at Clinton seeking GOP support as race for the White House begins in earnes
Joe Mathews: An alliance between two state legislators represents a sharper focus on the needs of low-income-inland communities
Peter Dreier: Mike Antonovich, who has represented the district for 36 years, just got around to recommending that the county lease super scoopers year-round to help fight the dangerous blazes.
Michael Krikorian: Oh, boy, Here we go. I got a real nut on my hands. By now, I’m at about 10 in the tank. Still, I’m enjoying the tale and so I encourage him.
Joe Mathews: South Los Angeles is the largest working-class place left in coastal California. If it can figure out a way to remain such, it could provide a crucial model of success.
Mary A. Fischer: The surge in progressive leadership on the city’s Eastside shows the importance of working in politics on a local level. And it coincides with the national mood that pushed policies of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren into the mainstream.