Monthly Archives: November 2011

With ‘No Due Respect’ for the Mayor, Free the L.A. 250 from Illegal Detention

UPDATE: Here is a letter to the editor of the Daily Journal submitted today by Oscar Winslow, president of the L.A. City Attorneys Association: Approximately 292 protestors were arrested during the Occupy LA sweep. It took 1400 police officers, many … Continue reading

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LAPD Assault on Occupy L.A. Imminent

Police have massed at Dodger Stadium and are being bused downtown and prepared to assault the Occupy L.A. encampment sometime after 10:30 p.m. Hundreds of protesters are in place on the South Lawn of City Hall, many prepared to be … Continue reading

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The Revolution’s Eviction Will Not Be Televised

As one-time radical Tom Hayden is calling LA’s treatment of the Occupiers “a crack of hope” compared to what has happened elsewhere and praising Mayor Antonio Villaragosa for his rejection of violence against protesters, the LAPD is taking off the … Continue reading

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Why They Invented the Sabbath: A Short Story

At LAX and airports across the country, large numbers of travelers stranded for hours by flight delays and cancellations immediately turned to their cell phones, iPads and laptops for solace. It wasn’t that way for my family on Saturday driving … Continue reading

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Moment of Truth for Occupiers & L.A. — Last Stand or the Real Start?

For nearly two months the Occupy L.A. protesters have trashed the grounds around City Hall with the full permission of the Mayor and City Council.  They mayor sent them ponchos when it rained. Council President Eric Garcetti promised them they … Continue reading

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Occupy L.A. Escalates Fight with City Hall

EDITOR”S NOTE: Here’s the latest posting by the Occupy L.A. movement, rejecting City Hall’s ultimatum to leave by Monday and re-focusing their demands on city issues, from restoring the South Central Farm to a moratorium on foreclosures. Click here to … Continue reading

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The NFL Calls the Plays for AEG’s Fumbled Downtown Stadium Deal

Of all the strange plot twists, audacious power plays, ever-changing story line, the strangest one of all is to see the National Football League taking charge of deciding the who, what, where and when of bringing pro football back to … Continue reading

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The Billionaire Boys Club Know What’s Best

Eli Broad and such stars of the billionaire boys club as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and investor Nicolas Berggruen have a great idea on how to save California from sinking into an ocean of debt and failed public policy — … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving celebration of life: My Sunday Column for News-Press & Leader

If I had my way, Thanksgiving would become a weeklong holiday at least once a decade — a time to take stock of who and where we are, and where we are going. We would take our heads out of … Continue reading

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Cop Pranks, Paying for Jail, Lobbyist Dating — Foolishness That Only Gets Worse

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