David Freeman

Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles

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Deputy Mayor of the City of Los Angeles and Interim General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and author of Winning Our Energy Independence; President of the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission, he formerly held energy-policy positions at the New York Power Authority and Tennessee Valley Authority, as well as several positions in the State of California

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Reports from  Copenhagen  are not optimistic about reaching important agreement on climate change.  The US is taking heat for refusing to budge on greenhouse gas reductions the rest of…

Governor Schwarzenegger and Mayor Villaraigosa Go to Copenhagen

Reports from Copenhagen are not optimistic about reaching important agreement on climate change.  The US is taking heat for refusing to budge on greenhouse gas reductions the rest of…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Nobody disagrees that solar power should be developed -- the sooner the better, but there's a major debate about  Measure B  on the March 3 ballot for the City of Los Angeles.

Measure B: Solar Power

Nobody disagrees that solar power should be developed -- the sooner the better, but there's a major debate about Measure B on the March 3 ballot for the City of Los Angeles.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Today’s  Los Angeles Times  says officials at the Ports of LA and Long Beach are worried that their reputations are on the line.

Clean-Truck Incentive Money Up in Smoke?

Today’s Los Angeles Times says officials at the Ports of LA and Long Beach are worried that their reputations are on the line.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted live at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

California’s healthcare system wouldn’t function without the contributions of people born abroad.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

from KCRW Features

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood opens today, where you can buy, smoke, and eat weed.

from Greater LA

These are some interesting texts.

from Left, Right & Center

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point