Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Protesting Deportations and Trump and Downtown LA

The Sunday afternoon rally against Trump in downtown LA was a safe and orderly affair, well organized and maintained by groups broadly defined as the city’s center-left: the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, various SEIU chapters, a … Continue reading

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LA’s Drone Expo Stresses the ‘Good’ Side of UAVs

“There’s a good chance you will meet the next Steve Jobs here,” said Keith Kaplan, CEO of the Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle System Association (UAVSA), when I called him up earlier this week to talk about the Drone Expo his group … Continue reading

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Families rally for Gaza, old people for Israel

I don’t know if the media narrative on the asymmetric Israel-Palestine conflict is in fact changing for the better, though it does seem as if there are more and more reports in the mainstream press depicting Palestinians as people capable … Continue reading

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The modern American breadline

During the Great Depression, poor Americans would line around the block waiting in line for a bit of bread, photos of which are taken as evidence of just how bad things got during the 1930s. Today, there is still poverty … Continue reading

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Hating on Bernie and kicking out the homeless

Over at VICE, I report on how the influx of rich white people in downtown Los Angeles is impacting the poor homeless people who live there. Meanwhile, at Salon I argue that, no, Bernie Sanders shouldn’t run a pointless campaign … Continue reading

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Amid record poverty, Jerry Brown pays down the debt

California Governor Jerry Brown said on Tuesday that he had some some “good news” for his state: tax revenue for the year was going to be way up, meaning he was revising his budget plan and announcing $2.4 billion in … Continue reading

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Cowardly journalists and the Sunset Strip

Over at VICE, I said journalists are mostly a bunch of old white cowards. I also wrote a feature on how the Sunset Strip came to embrace “billboard culture” by destroying the youth culture that was once there.

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