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Officials seek state oversight for Sativa Water District

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer COMPTON — Local officials have ramped up efforts to force Sativa Los Angeles County Water District to operate either under state-controlled stewardship or be disbanded altogether. Leading the charge has been U.S. Rep. Nanette Barragán, county Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn and Assemblyman Mike Gipson. The elected officials Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Sadly, Trump is winning so far

This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to write and admit. Donald Trump is winning. In the brief space of a week he won a brief court fight to shove Mick Mulvaney to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mulvaney wasted no time in unhinging a spate of consumer protection rulings, Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump is packing the federal judiciary

There was little surprise at the news that President Donald Trump is packing the federal judiciary with as many white, conservative males as he can dig up. His anti-diversity federal judgeship count is indeed gruesome. To date, he has deemed only one black and one Hispanic worthy of a bench appointment. Three decades ago, President Read More…