Opinion Street Beat

‘Should fireworks be illegal throughout L.A. County?’

STREET BEAT Kenisha Hudson Los Angeles  “I think inner-city fireworks are not ideal. They pose a threat to the safety of the individual lighting them, if they’re not a professional. In its proper place, fireworks are amazing.” Valiyah Basailous Culver City  “It depends on where they’re done. I appreciate it when they’re done in the Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Strengthening the safety net for those near homelessness

After a difficult divorce and losing her job, Lakeisha Anthony fell into homelessness. It didn’t matter that she was a veteran with a graduate degree — there was no safety net to catch her. For Anthony, the hardest part was having to make the heartbreaking choice to send her three daughters to live with their Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The questions facing Jackie Lacey

Two significant news reports within days of each other tossed a dubious glare back on Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. One was the announcement by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon that he might mount an election challenge to her. Gascon would be formidable. He was a one-time ranking Los Angeles police officer Read More…