LA is Better Than San Francisco

by baldilocks And Santa Barbara If there's one thing we Los Angeles natives and residents can take comfort in, it's this: we aren't San Francisco. Two restaurant supervisors in San Francisco introduced new legislation Tuesday to prohibit new office buildings from offering free lunch. Ryan Corridor, a local restaurant owner, told KPIX that they can’t compete … Continue reading LA is Better Than San Francisco

One Person Can Make Things Better

by baldilocks Sitting in for Fausta. A friend sent me this LA Times link from 2016. Escalating their battle to stamp out an unprecedented spread of street encampments, city officials have begun seizing tiny houses from homeless people in South Los Angeles. Elvis Summers, who built and donated the structures, removed seven of the gaily … Continue reading One Person Can Make Things Better

Back in Time

by baldilocks It’s strange how mundane things can trigger memories. That happens to me here in my native Los Angeles whenever I drive on one of the connections between Interstate 5 and Interstate 110. The southbound 5 to southbound 110 transition is a little stretch of two lane highway which looks like it was carved … Continue reading Back in Time

Quiet Day in the Neighborhood

by baldilocks After this happened yesterday, a few of my online friends messaged me to make sure that all was well with me. (Bless you.) As a third night of protests over Donald Trump's election swept through major cities, nearly 200 people were arrested by Los Angeles police in the downtown L.A. About 150 people … Continue reading Quiet Day in the Neighborhood

Useless Baggage

by baldilocks So, this happened not far from where I live. SKID ROW, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Paramedics rushed to Skid Row after 18 people appeared to have overdosed on a drug presumed to be spice, or synthetic marijuana, fire officials said. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the area of 5th and San … Continue reading Useless Baggage

CA Primary Day Blather

by baldilocks Right, duty, whatever one wants to call it, I voted today in the California Primary Election. No Party Preference, crossover ballot—Republican. Who did I vote for? Ted Cruz. I figured that readers would want to know. I first registered as a Republican immediately after the 2000 General Election in which I voted for … Continue reading CA Primary Day Blather

Crooked ex-Chicago alderman reveals Illinois’ immorality

By John Ruberry "I'm not mad, I'm proud of you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learned two great things in your life. Look at me, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut." Jimmy Conway to Henry Hill in GoodFellas. Two weeks ago in this space I wrote … Continue reading Crooked ex-Chicago alderman reveals Illinois’ immorality

Nothing to see here; Just an entire school’s staff replaced in LA

On Monday I marveled at the lack of coverage of the LA school sex abuse issue, well there is a bombshell: Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy told parents Monday evening that the district is replacing the entire staff of Miramonte Elementary School in the wake of the arrests last week of two teachers on … Continue reading Nothing to see here; Just an entire school’s staff replaced in LA