Endorsements

  • Homeless people don't just need housing – they need services to get and stay housed. Vote yes on Measure H

    Homeless people don't just need housing – they need services to get and stay housed. Vote yes on Measure H

    For homeless people to rebuild their lives, they need permanent housing. But that’s just one of the building blocks to a new, functional life. Homeless people need services to help them leave behind the isolation of life on the streets, get housed and stay housed, and those services are as varied...

  • In a crowded field, Monica Ratliff for Council District 7

    In a crowded field, Monica Ratliff for Council District 7

    The 7th Council District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley is in desperate need of committed, inclusive and ambitious representation. This region, which includes the communities of Sylmar, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga and Shadow Hills, has some of the city’s most...

  • Re-elect Mitch O’Farrell

    Re-elect Mitch O’Farrell

    Los Angeles City Council District 13 is the smallest, most densely populated district, with some of the most desirable real estate in the city. Perhaps because of that, the district, which stretches from Hollywood to Silver Lake and Atwater Village to Koreatown, has become ground zero for the anti-development...

  • What's the matter with L.A.'s 15th Council District?

    What's the matter with L.A.'s 15th Council District?

    The community of Watts, still struggling more than a half-century after the notorious riots of 1965, needs a Los Angeles City Council representative who will focus on its particular needs. So does Harbor Gateway, the long-neglected shoestring strip of land that doesn’t actually touch the harbor;...

  • Paul Koretz isn't a firebrand, but he’s the better candidate for City Council

    Paul Koretz isn't a firebrand, but he’s the better candidate for City Council

    Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz is running for a third term representing Council District 5, which encompasses a mix of neighborhoods from Westwood and its sleek condo canyon east to mid-city and the aging apartments of the Fairfax neighborhood, south to Pico-Robertson and Cheviot Hills,...

  • Recommended: Both new and familiar faces for the L.A. Community College District

    Recommended: Both new and familiar faces for the L.A. Community College District

    With its nine campuses and annual enrollment of about 230,000 students, the Los Angeles Community College District is one of the most significant, yet little-watched, public institutions in Southern California. It offers programs and classes for young people entering vocational careers, provides students...

  • Ron Galperin is guaranteed another term, but he still has much to prove

    Ron Galperin is guaranteed another term, but he still has much to prove

    There is no race for the Los Angeles City Controller’s office this year — incumbent Ron Galperin has no challenger. Barring an extraterrestrial takeover or zombie apocalypse, he will win a second term on March 7. Is that a good thing? Maybe. It is, however, unfortunate that Galperin is guaranteed...

  • Mike Bonin should be re-elected to the L.A. City Council

    Mike Bonin should be re-elected to the L.A. City Council

    Mike Bonin has represented Los Angeles City Council District 11, a chunk of the Westside, for the past four years with energy and fortitude and intelligence. He deserves to be re-elected.  The 11th district hugs the coast and extends from Pacific Palisades and the rugged canyons to the north all...

  • Urban or suburban? L.A.'s very identity is at stake in the March election

    Urban or suburban? L.A.'s very identity is at stake in the March election

    The protests and marches over the ascendancy of Donald Trump are still underway, but it’s already time, Los Angeles voters, to focus on another election — one that will not generate one-zillionth of the attention, but which will directly affect daily life in and around the city. Of course every...

  • Mike Feuer: Four — no, make that 5½ — more years

    Mike Feuer: Four — no, make that 5½ — more years

    Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer is soon to be elected to a second term. That’s a statement we can make with confidence because he is running without opposition. So why bother with an endorsement? Feuer is in, and not for merely another four years. Because of a voter-approved change in city election...

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