Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hope Springs Eternal Around the World — Happy New Year!

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My Sunday Column: Is It Time for Solutions to Real Problems Instead of Change for Change’s Sake?

Frankly, I’m fed up with politicians telling me, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” when they really mean you better not get in the way of them serving some special interest at the public expense. I’m … Continue reading

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The End of the Siege at Fort Hernandez: 100 Deputies Evict Family and Occupy Protesters from Van Nuys Home

They came early Thursday morning — 100 deputies in armored cars — to knock down the wooden wall around the front of the Hernandez family home on Leadwell Street in Van Nuys. The 20 or so occupiers who have kept … Continue reading

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The Van Nuys Family That Dared to Fight the Banks — The 122-Day Seige Occupy of La Familia Hernandez

They call it Fort Hernandez, the house on Leadwell Street in the heart of Van Nuys that has become a symbol of resistance as La Familia Hernandez and their Occupier friends fended off eviction for the past 122 days as … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to One and to All . . .

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My Sunday Column: There’s no justice in this system — when the punishment no longer fits the crime

Consequences — there must be consequences for our actions, or there will be hell to pay. The punishment must fit the crime. Without that, at least as a shared principle, what do we have? That’s what justice for all is … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Who Caused the Children’s Museum Fiasco: Make It the Museum to Public Accountability

Forgotten in the uproar over the latest lousy twist in the in the L.A. Children’s Museum tragedy is how it came to be built at Hansen Dam in the farthest north corner of the city instead of at the North … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: Ara Najarian Ouster speaks of modern politics — Money, Power and the Cabal at the MTA

he way that Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the cabalists of the San Gabriel Valley cities treated Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian over his Metropolitan Transportation Authority board appointment because he opposes the 710 Freeway tunnel project is symptomatic of a … Continue reading

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City Hall’s Double Standard: Special Treatment for Special Folks like Andrea Alarcon, Herb Wesson and Jose Huizar

NEWS FLASH: City Attorney Carmen Trutanich announced he had charged two former Memorial Coliseum employees – a warehouse worker and a payroll clerk – with misdemeanor embezzlement and conspiracy involved $3,800 early this year. “This kind of criminal activity should … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: A termed-out 2-percenter — the political education of Assemblyman Anthony Portantino

Ask just about anyone who has hung around the state capitol a while — reporters, lobbyists, staffers — and they will tell you that 98% of our legislators forget who they are and why they are there within two years … Continue reading

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