Robert Koehler: Both victim and defendant must choose to be a part of this process, which involves, in lieu of traditional court proceedings, the convening of a peace circle in which all those impacted by the crime are given the chance to talk about how the incident affected them.
Law and Justice
The Body Politic
Paul Haeder: One week after Harvey’s Houston devastation, the plague of predatory capital comes in like syphilis – threatening to call in the debt police, chiding the homeless now with bad credit reputations.
he weeks following my marriage were ecstasy. I was 19 and in love. The future seemed joyous, studded with promise. My wife was lovely, and I—a brooding and rather gloomy kid—was happier than I’d ever been. But there was a snake in this Edenic idyll we’d found for ourselves in southern California. We’d happened upon […]
Michael Hertz: We have a shortage of doctors, Medicare is running out of money, and seniors are suffering from a lack of resources for their retirement.
September 13, 2017: LAUSD President Charged With Conspiracy, Improperly Identifying Campaign Donors Contact: Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief (213) 257-2000 GRisling@da.lacounty.gov The president of the Los Angeles Unified School District and his cousin were charged today for allegedly reimbursing nearly $25,000 to donors that he claimed in a campaign filing form, the Los Angeles County […]
David Lyell: I propose that, at the very beginning of its next meeting, the LAUSD School Board immediately vote to suspend the rules in order to address this exorbitant 174% raise proposal — and politely and unanimously vote to reject it.
Joe Mathews: As big cities shed the NFL, only smaller, poorer cities are desperate enough to host teams.
Joe Mathews: The Golden State’s Major League Baseball is slow-paced and pricey, but out minor league beautifully binds us together.