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.
EASTSIDER-Recently at the HHPNC (Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council) , something weird even by Northeast LA Standards happened.
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.
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.
ALPERN AT LARGE-This is the City of the Angels, but the Road to Hell is, as always, paved with good intentions.
NEW GEOGRAPHY-The recent rash of fires, like the drought that preceded it, has sparked a new wave of pessimism about the state’s future.
GELFAND’S WORLD--Considering that it's going to be next to impossible to remove Trump from the presidency through an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, people are entitled to ask why the Democrats in the House are even bothering.
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.
GELFAND’S WORLD--A new article in Talking Points Memo explains the genesis of the Ukraine extortion scandal.
MY TURN--Are you there yet?
By “there,” I mean have you at last become a 1 percenter?
THE CITY--Homelessness in LA has run rampant. The blight has moved way beyond Skid Row to neighborhoods in every council district, affecting the quality of life for hard-working, tax-paying Angelenos in a sad and profound way.