COMMENTARY-I remember the 1960s. It was a time of idealism and the flourishing of the American Dream, of flower children and free love. Of folksongs. Of hope long before Obama politicized the word.
RACHAEL ROSE LUCKEY is a Transgender Activist and President Emeritus of the Rampart Village Neighborhood Council, running for the LA City Council District 13.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Our Planet, Our Future is the title of the 2021 Nobel Prize Summit. As a follow up to that summit, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently published Our Planet, Our Future: An Urgent Call for Action d/d April 29, 2021.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-Housing Is A Human Right has compared market-rate rent prices to what residents are earning in several California cities and the findings aren’t surprising: the rent is still too damn high.
THE CITY-Judicial Blowback: Federal Judge Carter made a decent point about monitoring the county and the city's activities intended to improve the homelessness situation, but the wind has been blowing against him.
VIEW FROM HERE-Sen. Mitch McConnell actually gave a truthful answer – “without Trump the GOP cannot win.”
NEW GEOGRAPHY--Even as vaccination increases across the United States and an end to the tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic seems in sight, the economic, fiscal, political, and geographic fallout from the virus cannot be overstated:
CONNECTING CALIFORNIA--Palm Springs isn’t just a great place to spend a weekend. It’s one of our last and most fervent defenders of what California really is—not what it pretends to be.
LEANING RIGHT--It's not hard to suggest or conclude that former President Trump did not come through with his promises to "drain the swamp" or bring Americans together.
SKID ROW-The intricately detailed, in-depth, historical analysis within the 110-page preliminary injunction issued recently by Federal Judge David O. Carter (photo above, center) clearly identifies the roles both the City of LA and LA County have played in masterminding structures of racism through policies, laws, ordinances and more.
NC VOTER SUPPRESSION--This Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the Los Angeles’ City Council’s Arts, Parks, Health, Education, and Neighborhoods Committee meeting, the Committee will consider Council File # 21-0407, offered by Councilmember Monica Rodriguez (photo above).
TRANSIT TALK-Metro is undergoing studies for a mass transit system for the Sepulveda Pass.