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Having kept his promises, David Ryu seeks reelection

Having kept his promises, David Ryu seeks reelection

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Heralded as the “anti-corruption” candidate when he first won in 2015, David Ryu now is fighting to hold his seat in Council District 4. For most of 2020, Ryu has been leading his constituents through one of the most challenging years in memory all while debating with his opponent, “who, between them, is the bigger […]

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Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

Ten contested local seats on ballots this month

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Incumbent City Councilmember David Ryu is working to keep his seat in District Four in the face of a challenge from newcomer Nithya Raman. Council District Four includes most of Larchmont, Hancock Park and surrounding Larchmont Chronicle readership areas. See the map of local political districts on pages 16-17. Other local candidates in highly contested […]

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CD4 candidate Nithya Raman seeks to unseat incumbent

CD4 candidate Nithya Raman seeks to unseat incumbent

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Political newcomer Nithya Raman took some by surprise on March 3 when she won 41 percent of the vote for the 4th Council District seat. Her 31,502 votes were just 2,796 fewer than received by incumbent David Ryu, who she will face in the runoff election on Tues., Nov. 3. “The message at the core […]

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District Attorney 2020: Lacey vs. Gascón

District Attorney 2020: Lacey vs. Gascón

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is being called the most important contest in the country outside of the presidency is the race to be top prosecutor in Los Angeles County. Sparring for the seat are incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey, seeking a third term, and her challenger, former San Francisco District Attorney (from 2011 to 2019) George Gascón, who […]

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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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