Progressives Tout New Hero

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“A Progressive California,” a SuperPAC aimed at backing progressive candidates for office, announced its launch yesterday by releasing a digital video ad in support of state Senate president pro- tem Kevin de León’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. To view the ad, titled, “We Need Kevin,”click here. “We Need Kevin,” the digital video ad, begins with footage of President Trump’s America, from the Charlottesville … Read More

Award Time for ‘Dare to be Different’

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Ms. Goldfarb and Mr. Senders at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival

Re “A Mystery Behind the Mystery of ‘Dare to be Different’” Away to a promising start, the Long Island radio station documentary “Dare to be Different” captured a share of first place for the best audience reaction at last month’s Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival at L.A. Live. “The crowd response was just terrific,” said Roger Senders. He is one … Read More

When Gourley Presided, Truth Was in Style

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Mr. Gourley

First of two parts His intention was otherwise. But when Steve Gourley strode to the microphone to address the City Council last week, a waterfall of memories of the sui generis Mr. Gourley from years past flooded back. An academic skyscraper (, he is the only politician to capture both a Council seat (1988-1996) and a seat on the School … Read More

No Fire – What Is the Rush or Worry About?

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Chief White

No matter what is going on in the world, Dave White and his moustache consistently resemble the happiest couple in town. Unflappable, he is. Just the kind of personality you want to be n charge. At a time when a gathering uproar is nearing City Hall with the complex regulations, exotic sounds and scenes of fully legalized marijuana, the fire … Read More

Gun Owners Can’t Be Sure, Can They?

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First of two parts   Bell View –A few friends from my old neighborhood w qualify as legitimate “gun nuts.” Am I afraid these guys are going to snap and start picking people off from the roof of a Motel 6? No. But I remember being 15 years old at a friend’s house for one of those parents-are-out-for-the-night parties.   … Read More

Daniel Lee Joins Race for City Council

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Mr. Lee

Culver City activist Daniel Lee, a volunteer mentor who narrowly lost his first bid for the City Council last year, today became the second candidate to declare for April’s Council election. He joins Albert Vera, the second candidate to announce, in what is expected to be a large field. Mr. Lee’s new campaign already has received the support of two-term … Read More

Speaking of Relics, Here Is Columbus Day

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Left-wing racists are enjoying, arguably, their finest week since their philosophical ancestors formed the Klan a century and a half ago. As committed racists, they do not need a reason for outlawing Columbus Day observances, ugh, by white and non-white people all across our country. Columbus Day, you will forgive the pun, now is history in 16 states. Like a … Read More

Gunning for a Sensible Solution

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Dateline Dayton – After the mass killings in Las Vegas, what goes through a person’s mind that makes him want to do this? Guns do not kill. People do. If you want to outlaw guns, we need to outlaw everything else that kills, such as rocks, slingshots, bows and arrows, automobiles, motorcycles, even medicine. People kill. I do not own … Read More

Four Men Who Don’t Stand (or Think) Tall

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Mr. Brown, left, and Mr. de Leon

Jerry Brown. Stephen Paddock. Colin Kaepernick. Kevin de Leon. At a glance, the bunching may seem lopsided. But each of these despicable persons has been spitting on our country, our flag, our democracy this season. They deserve whatever punishment can be meted out – after being forced to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Either that or ship them to … Read More

Are Transients or Guests Being Treated Like Tramps?

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Words pack meaning, subtle and otherwise, as journalists – and some City Council members – know. Did Meghan Sahli-Wells insult users of airbnb facilities by calling them transients? At the City Council meeting two weeks ago, three speakers accused the Councilwoman of offending their guests by plastering them with the intensely derogatory label. Typically, transient characterizes homeless, hopeless types, bums, … Read More