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Supervisor, two council seats on local ballot

Supervisor, two council seats on local ballot

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The national political conventions — different as they were in this COVID-19 era — are over, and campaigning is gearing up locally as well as nationally. There are a number of competitive local races taking place in and adjoining our Mid-Wilshire area. Election contests garnering the most local interest include two elections for Los Angeles […]

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Pods to the rescue? Learning or activity type, or both?

Pods to the rescue? Learning or activity type, or both?

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Virtual school started for students across the county as of the printing of this issue. While the construct of this is uniform, the experience of it certainly won’t be. Pods, “podding” or “pod learning” offer an opportunity for some children to do their virtual learning together. But is it a viable solution for everyone? My […]

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Neighborhood council reaffirms position on Fourth Street lights

Neighborhood council reaffirms position on Fourth Street lights

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) once again rejected adding bicycle-friendly (and automobile-unfriendly) traffic controls at two intersections on Fourth St. After a long GWNC board of directors discussion on Aug. 12, the directors spurned their transportation committee’s recommendation to un-do a motion previously adopted by the GWNC in 2011, when the board then concluded […]

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When counting the numbers, numbers don’t always count

When counting the numbers, numbers don’t always count

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Homelessness is on the rise. People are living on the streets, in tents and in their cars more than ever before. We don’t need data and statistics to know the sad truth of what we see every day driving and walking the streets of Los Angeles. Yet, a complex, data-based numbers game takes place every […]

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Sacramento … oh what a town!

Sacramento … oh what a town!

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the past five decades that I remember well, it never seemed that we Angelenos had to focus so much of our attention on the State Legislature in Sacramento. However, a majority of the current occupants of those offices seem to have decided that their role is to dictate every detail of the lives of […]

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Economic crisis requires more federal assistance

Economic crisis requires more federal assistance

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is now August, and the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic — rather than tapering down to a manageable level — has exploded in Los Angeles and communities across the United States. Along with a public health crisis that has taken the lives of tens of thousands of Americans, we are experiencing an economic […]

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