Is Garcetti Still Snoring?

Jack HumphrevilleOP-EDLeave a Comment

L.A. Watchdog — It has been more than a year since Miguel Santana announced that he was resigning as the City Administrative Officer to become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Fair Assn. Despite the call for a nationwide search for the most important job in the city of Los Angeles, we still do not … Read More

We Fell for Culprit Comey

Scott JohnsonOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mr. Comey

The Steele/Trump dossier gave critical support to claims of Russian collusion with the Trump presidential campaign. It seems to have served as the predicate for the FBI counterintelligence investigation of Trump campaign associates. Then FBI Director James Comey briefed President Trump on the contents of the dossier before his inauguration in January. BuzzFeed posted the dossier online. When President Trump … Read More

Trump-Haley Daily Double

Ari L. NoonanOP-EDLeave a Comment

The dynamic duo of Donald Trump and Nikki Haley has delivered on its latest threat. You do not have to look closely to observe the icy, stale pea soup racing down the stunned faces of Jew-hating Arabs who run the United Nations. The same sour soup licks at the tears soaking the bitter cheeks of frustrated anti-Trump protestors as they … Read More

I Told Him, ‘You’re Going to Die’

Mimi O’DonnellOP-EDLeave a Comment

Philip Seymour Hoffman died at 47

Third of three parts   Re “‘A Sweet, Gentle, Loving Man’” Editor’s Note: Director/producer O’Donnell, widow of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, discusses their relationship with a reporter four years after his death from an overdose.] Phil knew that it meant something because of who he was. He was never comfortable with celebrity, but he knew how to use his … Read More

Trump Compared to His Rivals

Larry ElderOP-EDLeave a Comment

About a year into President Trump’s first term, the jury for much of the country and for most of the major media has returned its verdict: Mr. Trump is a failure. Mr. Trump is incompetent. Mr. Mr. Trump cannot lead. Mr. Trump has no legislative victories. Even former President Jimmy Carter said he had never seen a president so maligned … Read More

Free Press Win Declared

Brian HewsOP-EDLeave a Comment

Ms. Vasquez

In a wide-ranging ruling, and a victory for the free press, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rafael Ongkeko has ruled in favor of Hews Media Group-Community News and Publisher Brian Hews in a bogus defamation case filed by Central Basin Director Leticia Vazquez. In response to the complaint, Hews filed what is known as an Anti-SLAPP motion and won. SLAPP … Read More

Trump’s Confusing Policy

Caroline GlickOP-EDLeave a Comment

Secretary of State Tillerson, right

Dateline Jerusalem — President Trump is scheduled to release a new U.S. national security strategy today. Last Tuesday, Mr. Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster gave a speech laying out some of its components in a speech in Washington. The speech was notable because he laid out a host of policies that Mr. McMaster himself has reportedly opposed since he … Read More

Is Secret Time Over?

Thomas D. EliasOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mr. Elias

California will be exploring new ground as the impending election year builds to its climax in early November. For the first time, big donors to ballot proposition campaigns will not be able to hide behind phony campaign committee names like “Californians for Safe Streets” when they put their money behind causes, many of which can be self-serving. It will be … Read More

Where Trees Go to Die

Julianne ZuccardiOP-EDLeave a Comment

Culver City’s Park Your Tree Program is back. This program offers residents an opportunity to drop off their old Christmas trees at the following parks for tree composting: Fox Hills Park (Green Valley Circle and Buckingham Parkway), Vets Park (4117 Overland Ave), Syd Kronenthal Park (3459 McManus Ave.), and Culver West Alexander Park (4162 Wade St.). Environmental Programs and Operations staff … Read More

Sarah Sanders vs. CNN

Jordan Fabian and Jonathan Easley and Jonathan EasleyOP-EDLeave a Comment

Ms. Sanders

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparred with reporters during her Monday briefing over errors made by media outlets in reports on President Trump. Ms. Sanders disputed the notion that mistakes made by news outlets were “honest mistakes” during a heated exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta. “You cannot say it’s an honest mistake when you’re purposely putting out information you know … Read More