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.
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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?
Larry Aubry: 6 of the 7 largest proposed developments in all of L.A. are luxury housing gentrification mega-projects in historic black and brown communities
Tom Hall: With local politics, it is too easy to see the conflicting interests and conflicts between equally valid ideas and proposed solutions to real problems. Local politics take grand theories and smash them into the lives of real people.
Hans Johnson: In the cynical world of big-city politics, Paul Koretz is as close as we come to Bernie Sanders. But Koretz’s re-election is not as secure as Bernie Sanders’ in Vermont.
Dick Price: “We’re at the precipice of determining what kind of city we want to have. Do we really want to be another San Francisco or New York, where only the very rich can afford to live?”
Sikivu Hutchinson: In Los Angeles County, black girls also have the highest rates of domestic sex trafficking victimization and are more likely to be arrested and jailed for prostitution than non-black women and girls.