• No Solutions to the Rising Tide of Homeless People

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    City Hall must lead on homeless solution with more than words

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher  It is perhaps far too symbolic that Councilman Joe Buscaino will have his swearing-in ceremony for his seco

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  • The Box DONE Come

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    DONE’s Man at Empower LA Disempowers Central Council

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Less than 24 hours before the most recent special meeting of the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council on May 16, the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowermen

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  • Civility in a Time of Confusion

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    Resistance, Comey and No on Measure C

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It’s starting to become a regular occurrence for me: being stopped by people who preface their remarks with, “You probably won’t agree with me, but…”

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  • The Art of Disruption in a Time of Division

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    From Town Halls to Neighborhood Council meetings

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It was some 25 years ago when I stepped into the bar at Ante’s Restaurant looking for Tony Perkov only to find my nemesis Rod Decker, a former Los Angeles Police D

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  • May We All Join Hands

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Out of respect for the traditions of Passover and Easter, which coincide this week, and for this month of remembrance that reminds us of the humanity of the Arabs who helped save thousands of Armenian Christians from the first genocide of the 20th century, may we all join hands across the secular/religious div

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  • Time for a Change, Already

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    The advantage goes to ones who have the guts, courage and a plan

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher We are just over the 60-day mark of Trump’s first 100 days in office and he has yet to do anything that wou

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  • The Challenge for LA Dems

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    Winning with a historically low turnout

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles is solidly Democratic and has voted so twice in the past five months to prove it. However, it is a sad commentary on both the democratic le

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  • No on Joe, Yes on S and H

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    Challenge to the status quo of Los Angeles

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I don’t know about you, but I’m getting awfully tired of seeing Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino’s smiling face everywhere I look. He has beco

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  • Buscaino’s War on Homeless

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher Most of you have been distracted by the Tweeter-in-Chief’s misdeeds in office during his first weeks playing in the Oval Office. But you should realize that his antics are a lot like using a feather toy to distract a cat. The real th

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  • Yes Sally, There Are Still Patriots

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    You just won’t find them in the White House

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher

    “These are the times that try men’s souls.” —from Thomas Paine’s Read More

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