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Greenberg Is Not Backing Down from His Convictions


Two weeks after the City Council determined that entrenched, unique parking protection for one block of Farragut Drive temporarily would be held in abeyance until a study is completed, neighborhood activist Les Greenberg remains convinced three Councilmen allegedly violated ethical standards during the process. (Attached is a letter Mr. Greenberg sent last week to City Atty. Carol Schwab, citing his specific accusations.)read

Are You am Emotional or a Physical? Your Partner Knows


I received a frantic call from a real estate agent experiencing “a deep sadness” after breaking up with her boyfriend of eight years. Unfocused, she could not take her mind off him. I told her I have helped many with similar issues. Separately, I met a lady having problems making her relationships last more than 90 days. Both issues are related. My clients were displaying the same

Does Strapped Housing’s Only Answer Lie in Sacramento?


Discouragingly, City Hall’s coffers that have underwritten nine different housing programs are nearly empty, and help is not an option. “The only way local government is going to have fresh funding for housing programs,” said City Councilman Andy Weissman, “is for the state to legislatively create a financing vehicle that would allow funds to come to the cities.”read

Speaking of Tesla, Is Corporate Welfare Fair? Right?


Few Americans need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. Yet almost no one gets more government benefits and

Daniel Selznick To Introduce Fred Parrish Documentary

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Daniel Selznick To Introduce Fred Parrish Documentary
Producer/author Daniel Selznick will introduce the feature length documentary "Fred Parrish - The Man Behind the Camera," produced by The Scene Dock and directed by this writer. Mr. Selznick is the son of legendary producer David O Selznick who made the classics, "Gone with the Wind" and "Duel in the Sun." His mother Irene Mayer Selznick was the daughter of movie magnate Louis B. Mayer and a noted Broadway producer. In 1947, she produced Tennessee Williams's classic "A Streetcar Named Desire" on the stage, starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy. John Garfield was first choice for the male lead. He turned it down because he felt thatread

Charlaine Marlow Has Been to the Health Wars – and Won

Editor's Essays

You seldom encounter anyone with the moral strength of the woman you are about to meet. Ostensibly, she messaged me to tout her new book, “Love Life and the Library” (Laguna Woods Publishing Club), memoirs, often witty, of her 30 years as a librarian. The lines that leaped off my screen, however, carried depressing, sadly familiar news

Monday Night’s Grim Tale Will Not Be a Fairy Tale


Faces will be grim for Monday evening’s 7 o’clock City Council meeting, especially for financially marginal singles and families hoping for housing assistance. Council will be told that there is a shortfall for the nine programs the Housing Division sponsors, and members will be asked to provide

Look at Discouraging Salaries Nonprofits Are Offering


I am preaching the gospel of the nonprofit sector to my USC/Annenberg Masters in Communications students, encouraging these bright, creative, competitive best of the best, to take jobs in what I believe is a great, important and viable career field. I cannot do this in earnest and good conscience when these are the types of salaries being offered by foundations who give away millions of

Councilman Parks Down to His Final Nine Months


By Bernard Parks. It’s hard to believe, but I’m nine months away from leaving office and celebrating my 50th year of public service. Election season is well underway for the state general election on Nov. 4 (you can view official candidates here and ballot measures here) and the 2015 Los Angeles city elections for even-numbered council districts will be here before you know it. The Los Angeles Times is preparing their editorial endorsements and yesterday I was

Widespread Mismanagement at West Los Angeles VA

Robert Rosebrock

Well, what took them so long? We've been beating this drum for a long time ... and where was the oversight of retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, and U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer? The General Accountability Office report detailing widespread mismanagement of land-use agreements at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical

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