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Shaking off complacency

Shaking off complacency

Like countless Angelenos, I’ve been a Lucy Jones fan for years. When it comes to earthquakes, no one conveys information more accessibly—or calms rattled nerves…
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Exposing a mountain of deceit

Exposing a mountain of deceit

Last month, the Board of Supervisors adopted a widely-hailed, landmark plan to preserve one of our region’s most precious natural resources—the Santa Monica Mountains. Under…
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The beauty is in the details

The beauty is in the details

There are moments in my job—special moments—when I know I’m representing not only the interests of people today but also the needs of generations to…
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Not just a local hero

Not just a local hero

For 40 years, Rep. Henry Waxman has represented a wide swath of Los Angeles’ Westside. But the truth is that no single member of Congress…
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After Baca, a new start

After Baca, a new start

When Lee Baca announced his retirement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, I was relieved but not surprised. As a colleague and friend, I…
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The day I met Mandela

The day I met Mandela

Los Angeles City Hall has played host over the years to heads of state, visiting dignitaries and many of the world’s great and near-great. But…
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Remembering JFK

Remembering JFK

It was the fall of 1960, just two months before the presidential election, and John Kennedy was making a swing through Los Angeles for a…
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A cop’s cop

A cop’s cop

Daniel Sullivan wore his LAPD blues like the rest of the command staff, but he was definitely cut from a different cloth. In an era…
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A time to stay the course

A time to stay the course

After many years in office, I know how tempting it is for political bodies to jump into action when a problem is generating headlines or…
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