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Political Gumbo: The Name Game

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 3:00 am

The discussion on changing the name of John Muir High School is low-hanging fruit, at best. As a Muir alumnus, I offer this as my opinion: The name should never be changed. The students who attended the school during and immediately after U.S. District Judge J... More »

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Monday, July 27, 2020 | 6:39 am

Dear Editor, the below regards a Proposed Project for the corner of Los Robles and Villa. I hope you will investigate this proposal further. Dear City Council, The Proposed Project is grossly inappropriate for the site and for the surrounding neighborhoods. Th... More »

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Political Gumbo: About That Subpoena Power

Monday, July 27, 2020 | 3:00 am

I appreciate the arguments for and against the proposed police oversight model. Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilmember John Kennedy, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, are pushing for the creation of a Community Police Oversight Commission, coupled with an ... More »

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Guest Opinion | Dr. Brandon Lew: Life in the ER in the time of COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 9:08 am

Every day, emergency physicians and staff members assess patients and make split second, critical decisions based on a limited amount of information in a time-sensitive environment. We are accustomed to unpredictability, and often work outside our comfort zone... More »

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Guest Opinion | School Board Member Scott Phelps: PUSD’s Challenges

Monday, July 20, 2020 | 3:00 am

COVID-19 and One-Time Federal Funding  As most readers know, school districts in the region are slated to open the school year online because of the surge in COVID-19 transmission in the community, and the corresponding uncertainty around the safety of staff a... More »

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Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 3:30 am

Dear Supervisor Barger, Apparently there is to be some kind of meeting where new rules, terms conditions and restrictions will be rolled out after some kind of an agreement of discussion between “Stakeholders” on the use of trails within the Angeles National F... More »