CAL MATTERS-The latest conventional wisdom among state political insiders: There’s a good chance a Californian will be on the presidential ticket in 2020, and that Californian is likely to be Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. 

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INSIDE INGLEWOOD--Is Inglewood Mayor James Butts continuing to intimidate city employees to suit his own needs?

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NEW GEOGRAPHY-Long a hotbed of new technologies, California insists on seeing its transit future in the rear mirror.

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EASTSIDER-Running for Superintendent of Education in November are Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck. We know all about Marshall Tuck, but few Angelenos know anything about Tony Thurmond, and that is not a good thing. 

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BCK FILE--Since his election in 2016, Donald J. Trump has been alleging massive voter fraud by millions of votes in California and other blue states, baseless allegations meant to cause mistrust in our electoral process. 

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ALPERN AT LARGE--One of my life's greatest adventures was the fight to create an Expo Line, which is now one of the most ridden light rail lines in the LA Metro Rail Network

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CAL MATTERS--It’s perhaps no surprise that apartment owners, real estate interests and corporate landlords have spent $61 million to kill Proposition 10, an initiative that threatens their income by reinstating rent control in California.

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@THE GUSS REPORT-Los Angeles needs a hash tag that will sufficiently embarrass Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti into coming back to the city from parts unknown, much like a frazzled mom calling her children to dinner from playing in the neighbor’s yard. 

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CORRUPTION WATCH-“Build-out” is the term that means any increase in population density will exceed the infrastructure to support it.

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@THE GUSS REPORT-Just when you think a story has reached its conclusion, something remarkable happens.

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BELL VIEW-Forty-three years ago, a gang of older kids jumped me on my way home from school.

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ANIMAL WATCH--On October 3, Councilman Mitchell Englander, a member of the Council’s Personnel and Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee, introduced a motion (CF-16-0585-S2), based on "an increase in coyote sightings in parks, open spaces and neighborhoods endangering all people, especially children."  

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