Bill Boyarsky
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Homeless help begins soon

After the surprising victory of Measure H, the homeless assistance sales tax increase, in the last election, county and city officials and non-profit organizations are planning to move quickly to put its money to work.

Measure H: Maybe government works

It’s something of a miracle that Measure H, the Los Angeles County tax increase to improve services for the homeless, may be near voter approval.

LA Times reporters show the way

In this time of instant news, fake news and superficial tweets, it’s good to recall a couple of recent newspaper stories that are likely to last a while and make a difference.

Helping hand for immigrants

The new proposal by local government and charitable institutions for a $10 million legal defense fund for immigrants threatened with deportation by President-elect Donald Trump offers a helping hand to those who really need it.

A hero moves on from City Hall

They say anyone can be replaced, but it will be most difficult for the city of Los Angeles to fill the job of Miguel A. Santana.

Questions big and small for Measure M

Measure M’s fate will turn on issues as big as a proposed train tunnel though the Sepulveda Pass and as small as homeowners angered by a bus on their quiet street.

The city comes to suburban Dodger Stadium

When Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, it was perfect for the auto age, surrounded by parking lots and near the freeway, not unlike the suburban malls so popular in those days.

Garcetti's inclusive vision of LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti didn’t mention Donald Trump by name in his luncheon talk. Still, he managed a subtle rebuke to the Republican presidential nominee.

Making voting as easy as shopping at Target

Awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature is legislation that could make election day really confusing for many Californians.

Two Metro lines for two different LAs

Two proposed commuter rail lines explain much about race, economic class and political clout in Los Angeles County.

A return to city hall

Absence makes the heart grow fonder as I found Tuesday when I returned to an old haunt, Los Angeles City Hall.

Ryu digs deep into controversy

In one of his first appearances before the lobbyists, lawyers, consultants and others who live by their ability to influence city hall, Councilman David Ryu didn’t make it easy for his audience.

Real estate developers: all aboard Expo

It’s enlightening to look at the Expo line as if I were a real estate developer, a class of businessperson who dominates city government.
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