Voters gave a cold shoulder to candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump, and Los Angeles County voters gave the heave-ho to Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Alex Villanueva was ousted after a single combative, troubled term. Voters also approved giving county leaders the power to remove future sheriffs.
Having a city council secretly dominated by people with racist views is troubling, but having an entire political system controlled by one special interest group is also scandalous.
A lack of transparency doesn't make politicians better people.
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Biden Is Still Seeking Potential Life Sentences for Distributing Weed, Even As He Pardons for Possession
Pardoning possession offenders is nice. Taking his boot off the necks of cannabis sellers would be even better.
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An emphasis on corruption and enforcement downplays the very real influence of regulation and taxes on California's booming black market.
In the Bay Area and in Los Angeles County, authorities are quickly learning there's little public will to follow their mandates.
New court documents show that the FBI planned for months to seize and forfeit property found inside safe deposit boxes in an L.A. raid under the pretext of doing an inventory.
Educational freedom is good for everybody but unions, bureaucrats, and the education establishment.
Evidence from the past two years suggests they won't make a difference.
Reforms promised after Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 are not being followed by Los Angeles police.
He’s been dismissive of fears of gang activity in the LASD and on the attack against critics and investigators. Voters have noticed.
In Los Angeles and San Francisco, voters face candidates who promised criminal justice reforms but whose records have been disappointing.
San Francisco and Los Angeles insist in suit that likely tens of millions have been illegitimately squeezed from small businesses by ADA plaintiffs without proper legal standing.
Preservationists hope to make the one-time home of Loren Miller a historic landmark. That it would make it nearly impossible to redevelop the $1.4 million two-bedroom home.
Despite apportioning over $1 billion for homeless housing, cost overruns and sluggish pacing threaten to jeopardize the city project.
The Super Bowl Will Be Played in the Most Expensive Stadium Ever Built. Taxpayers Didn't Pay a Dime.
Meanwhile, Virginia and Washington, D.C., are in a bidding war to decide which taxpayers will have the chance to pay for the Washington Commanders' new stadium. It shouldn't be this way.
But not so fast, Angelenos. No return to normal for you.
Los Angeles Libertarians to start gathering signatures to overturn the four-month-old ordinance.
If California politicians think the mask mandate is stupid, they should lead the charge to get rid of it.
The students' negative COVID tests weren't good enough for school administrators.
School choice is the best alternative for parents who are reasonably frustrated with this insanity.
The lonely crusade against government hubris.
The state’s “reforms” have saddled merchants with oppressively expensive permitting demands.
Businesses that give customers condiments without them first asking for them could receive fines totaling $300.
The fines for failure fall not on the unvaccinated, but the people serving them.
After San Francisco approved a similar ban, teen smoking rates increased.
"It’s OK that our babies may not have learned all their times tables," says Cecily Myart-Cruz. "They learned resilience."
Eighteen months into the pandemic, news outlets are still selling sensationalism and burying context
Los Angeles County is largely vaccinated. This is a punitive, authoritarian performance.
Citing Rising COVID-19 Cases, L.A. County Reimposes a General Mask Mandate and Threatens Additional Restrictions
Requiring inoculated people to wear masks does not seem like a sensible or effective response, and it could deter vaccination.
Federal Judge David O. Carter says Los Angeles' “inaction" is "so egregious, and the state so nonfunctional" that it's likely "in violation of the Equal Protection Clause."
Cruel NIMBYism hides in call for historic preservation.
Growing criticism of big-city progressive D.A.s George Gascón and Chesa Boudin underscores the importance of distinguishing necessary reform from simply failing to enforce the rule of law.