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Change in state law could help fishing industry reel in jobs: Guest commentary

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Metro can go two ways at once in choosing L.A.’s new bus fleet: Guest commentary

When the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors meets on June 22, it will face an important decision that will affect all of us years from now. On that day, board members will determine whether the nation&...

By Denny Zane|

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    On Sunset Blvd., a new Frank Gehry controversy is building: Guest commentary

    In some mammal species, the dominant male will kill the young of competing males to ensure the pack is populated by his offspring alone. Such is also the case with architects. Los Angeles “starchitect” Frank Gehry ignored the entreaties of Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu last year to spare an iconic midcentury bank building designed by the late Swiss architect Kurt Meyer. It happens to be on the site of Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Boulevard project, a planned alien...

    By Jeremy Bagott|

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    Union’s charter-school scare tactics are rejected by voters: Sal Rodriguez

    The election of Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin to the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday was, depending on your worldview, either a victory for billionaires who favor privitatization or a victory for those who value school choice and recognize the need for reforms in an underperforming school district. If one takes the United Teachers Los Angeles seriously, the victory of Gonez and Melvoin was not a triumph of democracy but rather the latest coup by a sinister cabal of Donald...

    By Sal Rodriguez|

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    Guardrails can’t contain Trump: Charles Krauthammer

    The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed out, a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, foreign policy challenges (e.g. North Korea) addressed. Donald Trump’s character — volatile, impulsive, often self-destructive — had not changed since the campaign. But it seemed as if the guardrails of our democracy — Congress, the...

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    Appointment of a special prosecutor was essential: Erwin Chemerinsky

    President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey created an urgent need for a special prosecutor, independent of the White House and the Justice Department, to investigate whether members of the Trump campaign team and administration violated federal law. The Justice Department’s appointment Wednesday of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor was the right thing to do. Comey had been leading the investigation into Russian influence in the...

    By Erwin Chemerinsky|

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    Trump’s tax reform must start with small business: Guest commentary

    Every hard-working American feels the pain of taxes. Just the process of filing taxes can be frustrating, confusing and costly. For small business owners, the complexity is an incredible burden. Last year, the National Federation of Independent Business asked our members to rank their top problems and priorities. Half of the top 10 problems were related to taxes. Small businesses struggle with federal taxes, tax complexity, frequent changes in federal rules, property taxes and state...

    By Tom Scott|

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    Joshua trees’ survival threatened by warming climate: Thomas Elias

    Only four units of the entire 417-part system of national parks, monuments, seashores and historical sites carry the names of remarkable plants and trees. California hosts three of these — Redwood, Sequoia and Joshua Tree national parks. But by the end of this century, there could be little reason for the Joshua Tree National Park near Palm Springs. That’s because its namesake cactus-like namesake shows signs of gradually dying out due to changes in the local...

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    If Aliso Canyon remains closed, loss of power could hurt: Guest commentary

    Imagine a day where the weather spikes and the county you live in goes completely dark. Think of the problems you’d encounter — lightless schools and hospitals; unusable appliances in homes and businesses; inoperable street lights leaving lines of traffic. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child overheating in a classroom, or a business owner fearful of how a day without customers will affect your shop, the costs of a blackout are high and worrisome. Blackouts...

    By Frank Montes|

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