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Jim Newton

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  • Newton: Getting L.A. growing again

    Newton: Getting L.A. growing again
    There is no more consistent refrain among elected officials and candidates these days than that they will do everything they can to create jobs. It's a worthy goal given the sluggish state of the economy, and it's particularly crucial in California, which...
  • Newton: Targeting an L.A. judge

    Newton: Targeting an L.A. judge
    Last week, when a boy in Los Angeles foster care appeared before Judge Amy Pellman, she welcomed him warmly and clearly knew his history. Pellman asked how his martial-arts class was going, complimented him on his grades and urged him to enroll in a...
  • Newton: Dennis Zine and the race for city controller

    Newton: Dennis Zine and the race for city controller
    City Councilman Dennis Zine has never struck me as a controller type. He's garrulous, outgoing, street-smart — the remnants of his first career as a Los Angeles police officer and union representative. He was a forceful personality at the Police...
  • What were they thinking? America's enduring culture of argument

    What were they thinking? America's enduring culture of argument
    We have, when you think about it, always been an argumentative culture and society, even before we became a country. And we’ve been arguing ever since, for better or worse, and with varying degrees of skill. The nature of argument was part of the...
  • Fighting L.A.'s gangs with families

    Fighting L.A.'s gangs with families
    In a large conference room at City Hall East, more than 100 gang-intervention workers gathered last week to hear about a new approach to heading off gang violence and the destruction it causes. They had come to hear a family tell its story. The mother...
  • Newton: Is Eric Garcetti mayoral material?

    Newton: Is Eric Garcetti mayoral material?
    Eric Garcetti is one of the city's more likable public officials. He's smart, dapper, quietly confident, attentive to detail, seasoned enough to be taken seriously by power brokers but boyish enough to tend his Twitter feed. He's quite liberal but also...
  • Newton: Free speech and L.A. County's supervisors

    Newton: Free speech and L.A. County's supervisors
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors oversees a vast operation: It incarcerates thousands of inmates; it cares for children whose parents have abused or neglected them; it runs hospitals, clinics, beaches, harbors, parks and a welfare system. So...
  • Newton: Does secrecy serve the children?

    Newton: Does secrecy serve the children?
    We're in the second month of a vitally important experiment at the Los Angeles County Dependency Court, where court officers and others are wrestling with what it means to be watched. So far, so good: The public has gotten a look, not one child has been...