CONNECTING CALIFORNIA-It was tricky to get out of the house while the state was under the latest stay-at-home order, much less to find public places that offered both ample social distance and community.
THE DOCTOR IS IN--Before I start on any update on the several vaccines we have, and those we will have, I want to make something clear:
PERSPECTIVE-Every week, millions of us walk into a Walgreens drugstore without giving it a second thought.
@THE GUSS REPORT-Is there a crisis management doctor in the house?
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-As we head deeper into 2021, renters in California and across the nation should never forget the small but powerful group of corporate landlords who shelled out a staggering $66.5 million to kill the expansion of rent control in the Golden State.
CLIMATE POLITICS-The rapid rise of Covid-19 has spawned a renaissance in socio-economic thinking about the best way to face the future, as mayors of cities throughout the world search for answers in the face of declining revenues while society demands more urgent help.
GELFAND’S WORLD--So now there is going to be a designated protest zone at Dodger Stadium so that the anti-vaccine people and Covid-19 deniers can get together and try to convince others not to get a shot.
GELFAND’S WORLD-Donald Trump did a lot of damage through the four years of his presidency, and some of it was directed right at California. Here is one example -- but a fixable problem -- that most of us haven't even been thinking about.
MY TURN--Governing from the center does not mean Bipartisanship, which is a horrid idea foisted upon Americans by the power mongers in both parties.
@THE GUSS REPORT-Like a broken clock that is right twice a day, even LA's corrupt and inept governments get things right from time to time.
LA GOVERNMENT … SHORT ON TRANSPARENCY--According to the Congressional Research Service, as we’ve noted before, the U.S. House of Representatives has met behind closed doors four times during the past 190 years—in 1979, 1980, 1983, and 2008.
PLANNING WATCH-In recent weeks, many CityWatch columns have discussed the worsening housing crisis, not just in LA, but across this large country.