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VA Secretary Is Going to Skid Row – Should He Stay There?


Robert Rosebrock

At yesterday's press conference held by VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald, he announced that the VA and ACLU had joined forces, a deceptive sellout of America's military Veterans. This was what we predicted before the press conference -- a Trojan horse. For 3½ years, Veterans believed the merits of the ACLU lawsuit would ...read

After Assault: ‘School District Handled Case Appropriately’


Letters

By Jody Reichel. I’m responding to your coverage of events at Culver City High School in December 2013, that were reported to school officials and police in January 2014. Your report seems to be based on allegations made in a recent lawsuit brought against the Culver City Unified School District on behalf of a female former student. At a meeting on Friday, Jan. 22, with CCUSD leadership, Lt. Jason Simms of the Culver City Police Dept. said that ...read

Piping Hot Idea: Call the Street Tito’s Tacos Place


Letters

By Chip Netzel. My two cents, although in today's world it's probably only worth one cent: I would be very comfortable with a name change.read

Beware the VA's Deception


Robert Rosebrock

Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans, do not be deceived by a U.S. federal government "settlement" when it involves Native Americans or military Veterans. Beware of a Trojan horse-style settlement where the VA will offer ...read

Suit Settlement for Veterans – What Does It Really Mean?


Robert Rosebrock

Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans, don't get too excited thinking the aforementioned is good news. It is just breaking news. Read on:read

Change-seekers: Hypnotically Speaking, No Mysteries Await You


Op-Ed

Now that we are well into the new year, what about your resolutions. How many have you broken? For each of us, change can be difficult, leaving us frustrated and ready to quit. Whatever that change is. Losing weight quitting smoking are not easy. For some, the task is impossible. Remember when you were a child and were shown how to lace your shoes?read

Help Us Stop Fracking Everywhere in America


Op-Ed

Imagine starting out on a hike or driving through your favorite National Forest, and this is your view: Swaths of trees that have been clear-cut, hoards of trucks flying along back roads and fracking rigs scattered across the landscape. Because our public lands are currently open to fracking, this dirty, disgusting and dangerous image could become ...read

Why Seeing ‘Selma’ Is Instructive for White and Black Americans


Op-Ed

As we left the theatre last evening, Diane said, “One of the great regrets of my life – that I didn’t go to Selma. I was close, too. In St. Louis (at school). Buses were leaving for Selma. I could have, should have gone.” I have had the same regret for years. Except that in 1965, I was in ...read

The Ken Ruben Comeback


Op-Ed

Just back from my daily visit with the formerly ubiquitous man about town Ken Ruben, three weeks into a paralyzing stroke. Improvement from his devastating felling 3½ weeks ago remains barely discernible. Friends daily encourage him to fight back, but their wishes are ...read

Two Ways to Look at Plastic Bag Ban: Winner or Loser?


Op-Ed

My favorite clerk at my favorite deli, which I visit several times a week, glances at my seven purchases and poses the obligatory question: “Would you like a bag?” I am saltily tempted to allude to my second marriage partner. Usually, though, good taste rallies and triumphs. I try to imagine ...read


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