DEEGAN ON LA-The liberal left likes to call us a “sanctuary city,” but everyone, no matter where they sit on the political spectrum, can see what we really are starting to look like: a third-class city.
LA WATCHDOG--The City of Los Angeles has the legal obligation to ensure that its financial statements are “true and complete in all material respects.”
GUEST WORDS-It is not easy driving a taxi in Los Angeles. The city is expensive to live in, our gas prices continue to increase, and we all know how difficult it is to get around. But what makes it even harder for taxi drivers is that the city government is acting like they want our industry to die.
PLANNING WATCH-Top-down, trickle-down proposals to build our way out of worsening climate, traffic, and homeless crises are metastasizing right-before our eyes.
EASTSIDER-Recently at the HHPNC (Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council) , something weird even by Northeast LA Standards happened.
ALPERN AT LARGE-This is the City of the Angels, but the Road to Hell is, as always, paved with good intentions.
EL CHAPO WATCH--Just as the post-mortem analyses of the botched capture and release of El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzman, was dying down, Mexico suffered another atypical act of violence.
@THE GUSS REPORT-The next time that someone – regardless of race, gender, identity and sexual orientation – sues the City of Los Angeles over a hostile workplace environment, sexual harassment or whistleblower claim, today’s column may wind up in the lawsuit’s discovery process.
TRANSIT LA-In the glossy Metro pamphlet, there is the lead article: “Metro Board’s New Maverick Leader / Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Brings a Practical Vision to Transit Agency.”
PERSPECTIVE-Bill Gates wants you to know he pays taxes. “I’ve paid more than $10 billion in taxes. I’ve paid more than anyone in taxes,” Gates told journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin. “But when you say I should pay $100 billion, OK, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”