Angelenos! Here Is the Summer 2022 Weather Forecast
Here is a brief look at how the summers have changed over the years in Los Angeles, and what you can expect to experience over the coming months.
Despite Calls for More Cops, LAPD Won’t Be Riding to the Rescue
Despite telling voters what candidates’ focus groups and polls suggest they want to hear, there is little evidence that expanding police departments and increasing incarceration rates reduce crime – in LA or elsewhere.
Tenant Group Goes Big as LA Affordable Housing Disappears
In Chinatown, renters champion use of eminent domain to rekindle the fight for truly public housing.
When Candidates Offer So Little, What Other Democratic Options Do We Have?
Despite my skepticism about a Tinseltown hero riding into Dodge to turn things around, there are still many opportunities for the public to engage in successful non-electoral political actions.
How Become a Credible Disruptive Entertainer in Hollywood with Xavier Dean
Having passion will give you greater self-awareness and self-confidence to pursue your ambitions.
Seizing the Burke Dynasty. When Someone Shows You Who They Are…
There’s to be a one-two in the old AD62/new AD61 following on the heels of Autumn Burke’s abrupt resignation from the State Assembly on February 1, 2022.
Hard Work Counts Less Than a Social Security Card in East Los Angeles
Robin Urevich: Access to credit and the right zip code are often gateways to success for small businesses.
Can Progressive Justice Organizers Help Karen Bass Find the Way?
Melina Abdullah and Patrisse Cullors: Two weeks ago, Candidate Bass issued a public safety plan that harkens to a 1994-crime-bill-style pro-police system that puts targets on the backs of Black people.
Does LAPD Really Honor King?
Paula Minor and Matyos Kidane: While police pulled the trigger, it should go without saying that city leaders are responsible for these deaths, having created social conditions in which police are the primary way the city responds to poverty and health needs.
A Conversation with LA County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly Mitchell
Holly Mitchell is a trail blazer and the LA Progressive was honored to spend some time with her.
Is LA's Planning Glass Mostly Full or Mostly Empty?
Dick Platkin: Melting into the shadows of green-lighted high-rise apartments with high vacancy rates, are LA’s ever-increasing homeless.
Community Equity Fund an Effort to Make Real Change
Joe Rihn: The pandemic has exposed the imperfect way we deliver public services, particularly to communities of color and low income communities.
Backyard Build: Historic Deregulation Freeing Homeowners
Joe Mathews: Even if one could borrow the money or pay outright, most have neither the time nor the skills to manage planning and construction of an ADU.
Will More Speculative Real Estate Bubbles Rescue LA’s Economy? Not Likely.
Dick Platkin: "Growth” was reduced to private investment in high-end in-fill real estate projects, often in place of demolished existing low-priced housing.
Do LA’s Housing Policies Make Housing Crisis Worse?
Dick Platkin: Private investors will not plunk money into unprofitable ventures, such as building and operating low-priced apartments.