FROM David Ryu
Is a New Wind Blowing at LA City Hall? David Ryu was sworn in yesterday, one of two newly elected members of the Los Angeles City Council. He's the first Korean-American ever to serve and only the second member of Asian descent. He's recently been a hospital administrator and he styled himself as an "outsider" when he ran against City Hall veteran Carolyn Ramsay. His district includes Sherman Oaks, then stretches over the Hollywood Hills to Silver Lake, Hancock Park, the Miracle Mile and a small part of Koreatown. It's relatively affluent and engaged in local politics, and Ryu's claims to be an "outsider" have created high expectations that he will "shake things up.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.