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California storms bring needed rain as well as unexpected havoc

One year ago Southern California was wondering what happened to El Nino? Outside of a few showers, there was practically no rain to speak of. “Darn those wacky weathercasters!” “Curse those miserable meteorologists!” were common complaints. One year later and ...

Black History Month

Every February, African Americans and the nation alike, take the month to reflect upon the history of Black people in these United States. From the beginnings of slavery to the election of the first African American president, Black people have ...

Valentine’s Day traditions are more than just candy and hearts

The “Peanuts” creator may have been on to something. Love is the first thing that comes to mind, when you think of Valentine’s Day. The symbolism can’t be missed: Heart-shaped boxes of candy, heart-shaped greeting cards, floral arrangements with heart-shaped ...

Black History Month

Every February, African Americans and the nation alike, take the month to reflect upon the history of Black people in these United States. From the beginnings of slavery to the election of the first African American president, Black people have ...

High-tech surveillance coming to a neighborhood near you

Is “Big Brother” watching us? A few weeks ago, Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell held a news conference at the Hall of Justice to announce that the use of a drone—specifically an “unmanned aerial vehicle”—for search-and-rescue, bomb detection and certain ...

High-tech surveillance coming to a neighborhood near you

Is “Big Brother” watching us? A few weeks ago, Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell held a news conference at the Hall of Justice to announce that the use of a drone—specifically an “unmanned aerial vehicle”—for search-and-rescue, bomb detection and certain ...

Black History Month

Every February, African Americans and the nation alike, take the month to reflect upon the history of Black people in these United States. From the beginnings of slavery to the election of the first African American president, Black people have ...

A perfect political storm

It was all but inevitable. An upstart candidate, a celebrity to be sure, but with no track record in political office or other tangible experience to speak of, up against former first lady, senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ...

Blacks well represented in Oscars

The musical romance “La La Land” scored a record-tying 14 nominations this week for the 89th Academy Awards, including nods for best picture, best actor and actress, best director and best original screenplay.

A perfect political storm

It was all but inevitable. An upstart candidate, a celebrity to be sure, but with no track record in political office or other tangible experience to speak of, up against former first lady, senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ...

A look at the legacy of Barack Obama

In a lot of ways, it is too early to properly evaluate the presidency of Barack Obama. Such a process regularly needs to marinate for a while, and let more facts of a particular presidency come out. That truism has ...

Inauguration address may sometimes land gifted speaker in history books

When Donald Trump gives his inaugural address tomorrow, expect our 45th president to try to soothe some tensions after a particularly contentious campaign and tumultuous transition.

A look at the legacy of Barack Obama

In a lot of ways, it is too early to properly evaluate the presidency of Barack Obama.

America prepares to celebrate life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For much of one-half century, the policies and ideology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been espoused and renounced, adopted and co-opted by practically every socio-political movement the world over. Americans, rightly, consider him as their benevolent representative of ...

LADWP proposes ‘customer bill of rights’ for residents

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a proposed Department of Water and Power “customer bill of rights” recently that he says will guarantee improved service for residents, but some critics questioned whether it would actually have any impact. “Today we ...

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