ONE MAN’S OPINION-The Problem: People who have too much want more at the expense of people who do not have enough.
VIEW FROM HERE-On September 11, Evan Dawson, host of Rochester's WXXI's “Connections” had a program on climate nihilism, and discussed author Jonathan Franzen's recent piece in the New Yorker, basically arguing that it's time to spend more effort preparing for climate catastrophe rather than trying to avoid it through small, personal acts of environmentalism.
THE CITY--We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).
IMPEACHMENT WATCH--“Has Trump finally gone too far?” There’s a headline you’ve seen a thousand times.
AT LENGTH-Here at the southern edge of California, where ships from all over the world converge, progress is counted monthly by the volume of goods handled—imported commodities counted in Twenty-foot Equivalent Units.
ALPERN AT LARGE--Keep LA Moving will hold a national conference in Mar Vista on October 5th to address the impacts of road diets such as the Venice Blvd. Road Diet that--no matter what its over-empowered proponents state--still has devastating and ongoing impacts on businesses, mobility, and quality of life.
WORLD WATCH-I could not possibly applaud enough the young men and women who flooded the streets in hundreds of cities around the world demanding from their government to take immediate and long-term action to combat climate change.
JUSTICE -The Los Angeles County Department of Probation is overcharging probationers from county jails and state prisons with fines and fees they can’t afford, while the Board of Supervisors directs the cash into county coffers before compensating victims, according to a lawsuit filed September 20 by a grassroots group of formerly incarcerated Angelenos.
PLANNING WATCH-Los Angeles, like most American and global cities, is facing three, inter-connected crises.
EASTSIDER-The September GPNC meeting was packed to the gills. Even more unusual, the guts of the meeting (and reason for a 50+ turnout) was . . . Street Vendors. And they were pissed.
NEW GEOGRAPHY-To understand how American democracy has worked, and why its future may be limited, it’s critical to look at the issue of property.