PLANNING WATCH - Los Angeles does not have a shrinking and mediocre urban forest by chance.
THE EASTSIDER - Recently, I’ve made a number of train trips to and from Los Angeles and New Mexico.
DEEGAN ON LA—Bike chop shops operating in the public right of way have come under the glare of the same city hall politicos that targeted homeless encampments in the public right of way.
GUEST COMMENTARY - As the sun went down June 7, Dr. Rocío Rivas refreshed her phone at her Election Night gathering in Highland Park.
PLANNING WATCH - If you wonder why LA’s housing crisis gets steadily worse, you need not look any further than the old adage: “Garbage in; garbage out.”
RantZ and RaveZ - I would like to begin in Memory of the two El Monte Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty responding to a radio call last week.
ACCORDING TO LIZ - Progressives went into meltdown mode in the wake of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s (above right) recall in San Francisco two weeks ago.
DEEGAN ON LA—-A complete unknown, with no previous political experience and very little money, did almost as well as the politically established Kevin De Leon (CD14) in the mayoral race primary results.
ACCORDING TO LIZ - It was 4:46 in the morning when the first shock shook many of the residents of Eagle Rock awake.
HOUSING WATCH - “More than 4,000 units of affordable housing and counting!”
DEEGAN ON LA - A “practical progressive” can suddenly tilt the CD13 election runoff and should be feared by incumbent Mitch O’Farrell (CD13) more than he may be wary of his titular opponent Hugo Soto-Martinez.
RantZ and RaveZ - The L.A. voters have set the tone for the November General Election.
ACCORDING TO LIZ - At a time when the country is still reeling from a wave of mass shootings over the weekend, this article is about death on the streets of L.A.
DEEGAN ON LA—The sounds of kids having fun in school yards will be out of earshot of the homeless if the City Council and the LAUSD get a proposed 500-foot exclusionary zone prohibiting the homeless from settling near schools and day care centers.
PLANNING WATCH - To answer this question, let’s look at some rare good news.
THE VIEW FROM HERE - Just because someone declares that they are running for mayor does not mean that they are in fact running.
EDUCATION POLITICS - Every ten years, the board districts of the LAUSD are redrawn based on census data.
REDQUEENINLA - One candidate for LA Unified’s District 2 board seat (LAUSD2) is fond of asserting she is not “for charter schools” (CS).