LA TRANSPO - The August 10, 2022, edition of the Los Angeles Times ran an article on a ballot proposal to require bike and pedestrian lanes in the City of Los Angeles when the city's roads are paved.
50 City Report: California’s Fixer-Upper Markets Are the Most Expensive
A HOUSING - With interest rates and home prices at record highs, the homeownership dream feels less attainable these days.
The Valley: Is It Safe?
SFV CRIME - Oh, the irony of this question coming from my fellow Angelenos is almost beyond my comprehension. Is it safe?
In LA, Organized Labor Keeps Its Eye on the Ball
LABOR VIEW - Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame broadcaster, was so adept at painting a picture when describing a baseball game that Los Angeles Dodgers fans sometimes remarked that they didn’t need to see the action on television to know exactly what had happened.
Farewell to My Friend Ken Draper: He Watched Over LA When We Needed Him the Most
ALPERN AT-LARGE - There are a few of us lucky to have known, written for, and worked with the late, great Ken Draper, founder of CityWatch (CityWatchLA.com).
IN MEMORIAM - We have all experienced losses in the past few years.
LA ‘s Public Sidewalks and Parkways Need More Trees, Less Commercial Signs
GUEST COMMENTARY - I wish to call your attention to what I believe to be the improper noticing of meetings by the City Tourism Commission, especially a detailed proposal to place advertising structures on public sidewalks and parkways.
LADWP Customers Reduce Water Use. Record Month of Conservation in July
WATER CRISIS - Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced today that customers have continued to heed the call to conserve water during this historic drought.
Homeless Crisis Will Get Worse, But There Is A Path Forward
PLANNING WATCH - Even though Los Angeles has experienced an ongoing homeless crisis since the 1930s, it now appears to be worse since it is citywide, not just confined to downtown LA’s historic Skid Row area.
One WOKE Valley Resident Wants To Shut Down A 15 Year BBQ Tradition
RantZ and RaveZ - Angry resident goes to court to shut down The Delicious BBQ food cooked outside Jim’s Market in Woodland Hills.
Can Los Angeles Be Full?
THE VIEW FROM HERE - People do not want to admit that a city can be full in that if more people are added, the quality of life for everyone decreases.
Violent Street Crime on the Rise in LA. Businesses Leaving
RantZ and RaveZ - How bad can Violent Street Crimes be in Hollywood and other neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles?
Some Still Claim ‘More Market Rate Housing Will Solve the Housing Crisis’
PLANNING WATCH - If you live, work in, or pass through Hollywood, Downtown LA, Koreatown, Warner Center, or other LA neighborhood with new, expensive, high-rise apartment buildings, you can witness eight trends:
Let’s Hope Eunisses Can Learn. No Money, No Change
ACCORDING TO LIZ - I espouse most of the elements Eunisses Hernandez promoted in her campaign to replace Gil Cedillo, but I did not vote for her.
Children’s Day Camps: Attend at Your Own Risk
OUR YOUTH - As summer kicks off, more than a million California children are gearing up for horseback riding, swimming, archery, computer coding, and hip hop day camps.
Got an Eviction Notice? This Website Will Help You File a Response
HOMELESS CRISIS - In April, Juan Carlos Cruz Mora received an eviction notice from his landlord that alleged he caused property damage and dirty, unsafe living conditions in the Sacramento suburb duplex he had called home for the last 10 years.
LA and Governments Tackle Labor Issues
LABOR VIEW - When the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure last month strengthening pay and security protections for hotel workers, it wasn’t merely a victory for union organizers and the thousands whom they represent.
What Do The Primary Election Results Mean For LA? Probably Less Than You Think.
PLANNING WATCH - If you are still a newspaper reader, you probably know that the Los Angeles Times has twice weighed in on L. A.’s primary election results, concluding that candidates from what they call the left, the far left, or progressives are changing politics in Los Angeles.
CalPERS - Life Without Oversight
THE EASTSIDER - Here’s the scenario. CalPERS General Council Matte Jacobs and his puppet CEO Marcie Frost have finally rid themselves of any Board members who would dare stand up and ask real questions of the Executive Committee.
City Hall: Grade for Homeless Crisis, F
DEEGAN ON LA — The far left Democratic progressives, hoping to increase their number of city council seat-holders, got one solid “yes” and two “maybes” in the recent primary election.
Money in L.A. Politics: Diminishing Returns
LA POLITICS - Money in politics. We need more of it… said no one, ever.