FROM Karen Radziner
Does Antonio Villaraigosa Have Time to Be Mayor of LA? The national press has rediscovered Antonio Villaraigosa, now that he's become president of the US Conference of Mayors. Will he have time to govern LA?
Obama, Netanyahu and the Threat of a Nuclear Iran The prospects for attacking Iran's nuclear program have been the main topic of Netanyahu's visit to Washington. What about today’s notice that 6-party talks will resume?
Police Commission Supports Chief Beck on Impound Rule Undocumented workers aren't allowed to get a driver's license and pay a high price for minor violations. Now penalties are being relaxed, aggravating an ongoing controversy.
'A Separation' Unites Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles The Best Foreign Language Film was shot by Iranians in Iran, but the biggest Oscar celebrations may have been among expats. We hear about the reception in Iran and LA.
California Republicans Gear Up for State Convention California Republicans' support for Santorum has jumped from 2% to 25%, within striking distance of Romney. Will the state have a voice in the nomination process?
Has President Obama Declared War on Medical Marijuana? The federal crackdown on medical marijuana has many accusing President Obama of breaking a campaign promise. Others say it's time to change the drug's classification.
Timothy Potts to Take Helm of Getty Museum With a new president and CEO, the Getty Trust has hired a new director for the Getty Museum. There's talk about new directions for the world's richest art institution...
Rick Santorum Pulls Ahead of the Republican Pack Santorum is the latest Republican to give Romney a scare. Can he overcome Romney's money and organization as voters learn about his record, stand on issues and personality?
Villaraigosa to Chair Democratic National Convention Antonio Villaraigosa will be chair of the Democratic National Convention when it re-nominates Barack Obama next September in North Carolina. The Latino Mayor, who needed black votes to be elected, will preside on behalf of the black President who needs all the Latino votes he can get.
Will the Mortgage Settlement Help Struggling SoCal Homeowners? California and Florida will get half of the relief in the $26 billion mortgage settlement. What's the likely impact on the Southland's real estate market? Nationwide?
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
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.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."