The proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts.
Did LAPD Chief Charlie Beck deserve the new five-year contract he got Tuesday morning?
Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death.
If there were a poster child for the state of municipal services in Los Angeles, it would be a beleaguered Louise Bianco of Tarzana.
A few weeks ago, I watched LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger salute the largest-ever graduating class of teenage cadets in a ceremony at USC's Galen Center, where he congratulated them for their commitment to public service.
Stop whatever you're doing, turn off the television, wake the children and salute the flag.
Let's say you were to approach a teenager in greater Los Angeles and offer this deal:
Hey, Murrieta, shame on you.