Archive for June, 2014

Venice Car People

Posted on June 21, 2014 by

Beach Front Walk in Venice at sunrise looks like coastal California’s refugee camp with sleeping bags, tents and cardboard covers sheltering hundreds of poor, mostly unemployed “residents,” some disturbed and deranged. Homeless on the beach in L.A. is still homeless but might be the most tolerable option.  The warmth and beachy, bohemian atmosphere make this [...]

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Back to the Future in L.A.

Posted on June 12, 2014 by

The downtown portion of  the Los Angeles River will be liberated. Plans and money are now in place to “dechannelize” the waterway and recreate a living breathing river with adjacent parks, other urban amenities and – yes – high-end residential and commercial development. Hats off to the Friends of the L.A. River for its vision [...]

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Unions, Climate Change and “Keystone”

Posted on June 1, 2014 by

Critics of the EPA’s proposed rules to curb carbon emissions are quick to cite opposition by some key unions. While pushback by Mine Workers, IBEW, Boilermakers and others will be used by coal industry advocates to fight Obama’s climate change agenda, union influence on the policy won’t amount to much. The administration will have its [...]

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