JUST ASKIN’-Does Trump understand democracy? I’m really asking. His approach to politics is combative — kill-or-be-killed. If you hit him, he will hit you back harder, no matter what the rules of the game are.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-The above headline sums up our current national ills. But it was not always so. While greed is not new, as a national ethos, greed has not been at the pinnacle of our moral hierarchy.
SOUTH OF THE 10--The L.A. County Board of Supervisors (BOS) are sending mixed signals when it comes to states and residents’ rights to choose. Specifically, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas who runs from votes concerning residents’ rights to choose.
GELFAND’S WORLD--The annual neighborhood council congress occurred over the weekend and much hilarity ensued.
CAPITAL & MAIN--California’s progressive activists won a major victory in mid-September when the state legislature passed, and Governor Gavin Newsom promised to sign, a bill creating unprecedented protections for renters facing skyrocketing rents and arbitrary evictions in a state where the increasing unaffordability of housing has reached crisis proportions.
DEEGAN ON LA-The dog eat dog world for survival was upended a few weeks ago when it became cat versus cat, followed by cat versus car on the 405 freeway.
GUEST WORDS-Actress Felicity Huffman could be reading this from prison. Huffman got 14 days for paying some smart dude to take her daughter’s SAT. (Photo above, Felicity Huffman (left) and Lori Loughlin)
WE ARE THIS CLOSE--Had the recent 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, their lives and those of the state and nation in radioactive ruin. (Northridge quake in 1994.)
YOUR NC BUDGET VOICE--The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates recommended that the Mayor present his Proposed Budget on February 1st, 80 days earlier than the charter mandated date of April 20th.