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VIEWPOINT: LA Controller’s Demo Reboots Neighborhood Council Questions

By Joseph Mailander, Contributing Writer When City of Los Angeles controller Mark Galperin came to speak before the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC) on February 10, some community members and City Hall watchers were skeptical of the timing of the visit. After all, the host organization, led by its president, Mark Seigel, recently had been kicked out…

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An Open Letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council Member Felipe Fuentes, and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

The undersigned residents of the City of Los Angeles Council District 7 have authored this open letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council Member Felipe Fuentes and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. This open letter is being published because serious threats to our safety, the safety of our children, and the peaceful enjoyment of our neighborhoods have…

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VIEWPOINT: Data Leaks in Foothills Threaten 2015 Homeless Count Credibility

Outside Looking In By: Joseph F. Mailander Two weeks after Housing and Urban Development secretary Julián Castro kicked off the Greater LA Homeless Count by awarding a record  $91,956,831 to organizations that combat homelessness in Los Angeles County, the Foothills have sprung a data leak involving the count that threatens its credibility, and also the…

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VIEWPOINT: The Stories of Ordinary Citizens Bear Extraordinary Fruit

by Joseph Mailander The passing of longtime Los Angeles columnist Al Martinez early in the month brought to mind a time when writers actually enjoyed talking to ordinary citizens: the people who aren’t politicians, CEOs, lobbyists, activists, or operatives hopeful of having their back scratched offstage. There was a time when anecdotal evidence culled right…

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Outside Looking In

Money, Power, and Character All Count in Foothills Development   By Joseph F. Mailander Guest Columnist   “We’re just an advisory committee. We’re not trying to set anybody on fire,” said Dale Gibson of the City of Los Angeles’s Equine Advisory Committee after I asked him about the Stop the Canyon Park Development presentation that…

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The More I Learn

The More I Learn   By David Riemer Guest Columnist   In the last couple of months this column has focused on problems with our local high school, Verdugo Hills. Among these problems are financial mismanagement and declining performance on standardized tests. Many other problems are damaging the school too. Whether people realize it or…

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No on Prop 46

No on Proposition 46   By James E. Mertzel, DDS Guest Columnist   Voters in California have a critical decision to make in this November’s election: whether to support or oppose the costly, deceptive Proposition 46. A broad and bipartisan coalition that includes doctors, dentists, community health centers, hospitals, local governments, business groups, and labor…

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