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GELFAND’S WORLD--The Hollywood Fringe is once again in full swing. The following brief reviews (and one little comment on our national politics) are intended to introduce you to some possibilities.

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COUNTING THE HOMELESS--At the June meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Homelessness Advisory Council (RHAC), the Los Angeles Homeless Services authority (LAHSA) presented the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

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CALIFORNIA POLITICS-A “cut and gut” technically may be legal but it is not moral or good governance.

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SPORTS POLITICS--On the basketball court, Ed O'Bannon never made a huge name for himself.

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DEEGAN ON LA-Can you run for re-election to public office in Los Angeles without convincing voters that you’ve done something concrete to solve our deeply rooted homelessness crisis, so evident on sidewalks across the city? 

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TRANSIT TALK-As I have asked before, “Who is in charge of bus stops?” I ask this because as a regular bus rider in Los Angeles since 1992 I have experienced too many instances of bus stops being closed without advance notice, throwing my transit life into chaos and stress. 

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ONE MAN’S OPINION-Alex Datig is the person behind the petition to recall our ‘beloved’ Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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GUEST COMMENTARY--Let's call the homeless issue what it is. A crime against humanity. 

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NEW GEOGRAPHY--The recent California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco exposed the divide between the state’s progressive and working-class voters.

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THE BADGE AS A TARGET-"Blue Lives in Jepopardy - When the Badge Becomes the Target," recently released by co-authors Former LA District Attorney Steve Cooley and Los Angeles County career-prosecutor and office historian Robert (Bob) Schirn, is the second in a trilogy of books examining actual line-of-duty events that have ended the lives of law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County.

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@THE GUSS REPORT-The saying “a fish rots from the head” certainly applies to LA on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s watch.

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PLATKIN ON PLANNING-Even though LA City officials were taken aback by the city’s recent 16 percent increase in homelessness, they shouldn’t be.

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