PLANNING WATCH-Was the Afghanistan mission really accomplished? The war that George Bush began 20 years ago ended on August 31 with a total U.S. withdrawal and Taliban victory.
GUEST WORDS - California’s leaders might see themselves as a vanguard of progressive and eco-friendly values. But in reality, their draconian climate policies have created a racially segregated state more akin to the pre-Civil Rights era South.
SOUTH OF THE 10 - Inglewood Mayor James Butts and the city council declared a fiscal emergency in August, citing a $12 million deficit, while sitting on $15.5 million received from the Biden Administration to cover revenue losses attributed to the COVID pandemic.
My parents and grandmother in 1950 were able to afford to buy a duplex in Los Angeles for us to live in for $11,000, a mile north of the LaBrea tar pits.
CONNECTING CALIFORNIA-It’s not just our recall elections that are broken in California. It’s all our elections that are broken.
COMMENTARY-Earlier this month, CityWatch published an article about SB 2, the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021 which is wending its way through the halls of Sacramento.
SENIOR POLITICS - I am 72 years of age. I have lived in California most of my life. And I am urging every California senior to vote NO on the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.
IMMIGRATION - After a whirlwind of court actions this month, the Biden administration will be forced to restart a Trump-era border policy that trapped tens of thousands of people seeking asylum in dangerous conditions in Mexico while they awaited their court dates.
MEDIA WATCH - A former military officer and Fox News personality was among the many right-wing figures to dish on how Fox News has used bigotry, including anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, to fuel Donald Trump’s influence and his Big Lie election conspiracy theory in a new docuseries.
COMMENTARY-We have a raft of right-leaning Republicans vying to replace Gavin Newsom as Governor of California.
COVID WATCH - Since the numerous vaccines for Covid-19 were fast-tracked through trials and production in the second half of 2020 the news media have been covering their development and deployment nonstop, and as a bit of a news junkie, I’ve been reading and, mostly, watching with great interest.