Bill Boyarsky
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Doug Jeffe: a remembrance

doug-jeffe-mecoy.jpg Campaign manager Douglas Jeffe, who died in a tragic accident last week, combined skill, intelligence, compassion and humor in a career that made him respected by friends and foes and placed him in the middle of the most tumultuous years of California politics.

Inequality and city hall in Los Angeles

Councilman Mike Bonin has a perceptive take on why city government has such trouble getting anything done -- income inequality and economic and social class differences.

Politicians, pay your bill

When you stay at a hotel, or throw a big event there, you usually don't get out the door without paying. That wasn't the case with prominent L.A. politicians at the downtown Luxe City Center Hotel.

Wesson cautious on city hall probe

Careful Herb Wesson won't say much about the federal investigation of LA city hall.

Poverty shapes the schools dispute

No matter how the dispute between the teachers union and the Los Angeles school district ends, poverty, the root cause of failure in L.A. schools, won't go away.

City hall's poisoned PLUM

The Los Angeles City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee is known for short as the PLUM committee. PLUM is perfectly descriptive.

Cheers for Gov. Brown and his pardon of Rod Wright

Gov. Jerry Brown's pardon of former State Sen. Rod Wright focuses attention on one our most useless laws, the one imposing residency requirements on elected lawmakers.

A serious night at Central Library

Wednesday night, the downtown central library continued its community involvement with a deep dive into one of the most important aspects of civic life--the courts. It was serious and detailed.

Ryu says Korean Americans must step up

"It's about equity. It's about opportunity," City Councilman David Ryu told the Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum.

UCLA study calls for rent control tightening

UCLA report convincingly links rent increases and the housing shortage to the homelessness which afflicts the LA area today.

Speaker Rendon: an LA power in Sacramento

The San Francisco state senator who wants to build more tall buildings around rail stations and bus stops will have to come up with new legislation that is more politically acceptable to cities and suspicious neighborhood groups, says Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Ignored in downtown L.A.'s new glitter?

Disney Hall and many of downtown L.A.'s new restaurants and bars are excellent. But the media shouldn't ignore the dry business done elsewhere.

Solis jabs at homeless agency

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis agrees with critics of the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority.
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