Monthly Archives: November 2012

Perry, James, Garcetti and Greuel Face Grilling by CD5 Homeowners: Mayoral Forum Live on Ustream Saturday 10 a.m.

Video streaming by Ustream Marcia Selz, president of the Council District 5 Home Owners Association, and I will be asking the tough questions of the leading mayoral candidates on Saturday with a live broadcast starting at 10 a.m. at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cd5-hoa-events. This … Continue reading

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If This Doesn’t Make You Mad Enough to Fight, Nothing Will

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My Thanksgiving Column: Holiday philanthropy is vital in time of cutbacks

Charity begins at home — and for Southern California communities that was never more important than it is today, when government is cutting back sharply on providing services and funding for those in need, while poverty is soaring amid enduring … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: A Question of Legislative Grease — The Truth About Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Incredible Boast

There are no angels in politics, at least not for long. Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Sales Tax Hike Is Nothing But a Blank Check to Perpetuate Failure and Corruption

If you took Herb Wesson and Paul Krekorian at their word — which would be foolish given these failed state legislators bald-faced lying and deceit — you would think that giving City Hall $215 million a year more would solve … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: Measure J loss is a victory for the people — a chance to demand a real public transit system

We can’t keep on destroying the public transit system in order to save it — that surely is the lesson we need to learn from the defeat of Measure J on Tuesday. We all want a real public transit system. … Continue reading

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2JobBob: A Parting Shot at Shameless Assemblyman Blumenfield Who Doesn’t Want the Job He’s Seeking

Before you mindlessly cast your ballot Tuesday and re-elect Bob Blumenfield in the heavily   Democratic Southwest San Fernando Valley, consider that he’s also running for the City Council to double his pay and double his destructive ways. With access … Continue reading

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My Sunday Daily News Column: 10 years later: How secession (almost) change the Valley

On the wall of my home office hangs a framed picture that I treasure as a symbol of the million or more stories I wrote or edited in my four decades as a newspaperman, a single front page dated May … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: Unraveling Measure J — Will It Actually Build the Transit System We Want?

Even if the outcome of nearly every race in California from president on down is certain, your vote still matters when it comes to ballot measures, most of which can go either way: death penalty, three-strikes law, competing soak-the-rich tax-increase … Continue reading

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