One of our founders, Jennifer Van Laar, wrote a response to her city councilwoman Ruth Luevanos' recent video, which we are cross-posting here. The following is a transcript of Luevanos' video with Van Laar's comments and fact-checks interspersed.Read more
For more than 20 years, Rev. Andy Bales has been on the front lines of fighting homelessness in Los Angeles. As the CEO of Union Rescue he’s watched as the city’s homeless population has surged out of control, creating a massive public health crisis.Read more
They say voter fraud isn't the reason we've been left with inept, corrupt leaders in this state, but a newly-unsealed indictment reveals a voter fraud scheme was targeting Skid Row residents in at least two elections.Read more
After a fire (sparked by a homeless encampment) destroyed the Priceless Apparel building in downtown LA in February 2018, businesses have used the space to illegally dump tons of trash and junk. Business owners and community activists called 311 to request cleanup more than two dozen times, but their requests were ignored until this week.Read more
Dr. Drew Pinsky, a California-based physician who now hosts a talk radio show, correctly predicted the current typhus outbreak in Los Angeles about 18 months ago. Now he is sounding the alarm about a potential outbreak of the bubonic plague in the Los Angeles area, saying that unless conditions change quickly and drastically, Southern California will be dealing with a horrific epidemic.Read more
Happy Independence Day! You know, if the Founding Fathers were around today, they might have a little something to say to Gavin Newsom and his friends about what they've done to the Golden State. We'd like to think they'd agree that it's time this whole crew got dumped. It might sound a little like this...Read more
Recent changes in California’s vote-by-mail law regarding “ballot harvesting” make the state an attractive target for unscrupulous campaigns to easily influence (or steal) elections.Read more
The Los Angeles Times is reporting there's a fight between various stakeholders over who gets how much of the money earmarked in the next state budget to fight homelessness in the state.
Sadly, experience has shown that this is really a competition to see who can be the most ineffective with the money.Read more
Whenever some new horror story about what's happening in California appears, the standard (non-Californian) conservative commentary goes something like this:
Well, who cares? It's stupid California. They get what they deserve. They keep voting for those liberals, they vote to keep tax increases and ban plastic bags. Let the state fail - or better yet, kick them out of the country. Who needs 'em?
There are so many problems with that thought process. Leaving out the problems with the underlying assumptions, why would we simply cede an entire state to a group of people who seemingly want to destroy our way of life? We're in another Cold War, this time with socialists in our own country. Giving up this territory is a massive win for the wrong team.
So, let's deal with the assumptions that California is liberal and its residents are idiots who keep voting for failure and bad candidates.Read more
The boxes are filled. The bags are packed. The hearts are breaking. My family is about to be divided, separated, perhaps forever. I wish you cared.Read more