Michael Krikorian: There may be more doomed locales in town – the coroner’s identification room, a hospice where the only hope is that the end will soon come – but, for a mass gathering of gloom, nothing beats the CJ crowd on a Sunday.
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Jasmyne Cannick: Very few from the political party of allies, coalition building and we’re stronger together have joined the public call for justice in the death of this young Black gay man.
Eric A. Gordon: If Trump had delivered a stirring, inspirational address—even if he had not written it himself—that called upon America’s better angels to right the country’s wrongs, the reaction across the country might well have been very different.
Rev. Jim Conn: The Santa Monica bubble has burst — whatever sense of isolation and insulation people on the liberal Westside might have felt is now over.
Linda Perez: Transplanted candidates send a not-so-subtle message to existing local leaders and the communities they come from: What we have made ourselves just isn’t good enough.
Dick Platkin: If the climate initiatives championed by Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti and by Councilmember Paul Koretz are serious, and not just anti-Trump media campaigns, then these politicians need to become leading advocates for dipping deep into LA’s municipal budget to address climate change.
Joe Mathews: The park represented, in the words of one state press release, a “once-in-a-century” opportunity for California. It still may achieve that kind of status. … But the park that opened this spring is missing very basic things.
Sara Roos: The communities that bought Nick Melvoin for school board, look nothing like the LAUSD, and in many cases have very little to do with it.
The alternative universe entering your consciousness through mailboxes, and sweetened via coffee klatsches, is a narrative of brazen, ‘Big Lies’ that a single minute of your own internet research would dispel factually.
When in 1992 Black people were being labeled as thieves, looters, rioters, and arsonists and seemingly being compared to animals running wild and in need of control —it was the Black media who set the story straight.
I am disturbed by the Council’s audacity in indicating that any “tweaks” to Charter C would occur only after the May vote
A look at the RECLAIM program shows that what failed in L.A., won’t work statewide.
Joe Mathews: The Olympic Movement Is Relentlessly Corrupt, so Why Should Southern California Help Save It?