J. Patrick Coolican
L.A. Bankruptcy Inevitable, Though Probably After Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Leaves To Become A Male Spokesmodel4 years ago | Budget
Marc Lacter's column in Los Angeles magazine looks at whether the city of Los Angeles is headed for bankruptcy, and it's not pretty. His diagnosis: We're headed there, though probably not until after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leaves office...
Hey Steve Cooley: Time To Take A Closer Look At Former Bell Police Randy Adams And His Shady Pension4 years ago | Corruption
The L.A. Times reports that former Bell police chief Randy Adams, who quit in July when it was revealed he was making nearly $500,000 per year, is quite the physical fitness buff, despite claiming a disability. The whole story raises more question...
Californians Spending Their Welfare $$$ In Vegas Is Great Tea Party Fodder. But It's Less Than 1 Percent Of Total.4 years ago | Media
A lead story in today's L.A. Times reports that Californians on welfare spent more than $69 million out-of-state in recent years. Get ready John and Ken and all you other shock jock talkers: Included in the spending were "millions in Las Vegas, hu...
4 years ago | Election
As Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman debate for the first time tonight at 6 on ABC 7 in Los Angeles, advisers are no doubt deep in fear, hoping their candidates avoid: 1)Saying something stupid that can be used in an advertisement, ala, Gerald Ford's ga...
4 years ago
With a dateline of Atherton, David Brooks, The New York Times conservative columnist who liberals and NPR listeners can love, has come West to diagnose California's problems. As he is wont to do, he splits the difference, saying both left and righ...
Rigoberto Ruelas Suicide At LAUSD: L.A. Media's Rampant Speculation Blaming L.A. Times Is Based On One South Gate Cop's Psychological Musings4 years ago | Education
The apparent suicide of Rigoberto Ruelas, an LAUSD teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in South Gate, has led to rampant speculation by Los Angeles TV and radio stations that Ruelas couldn't bear to live following an L.A. Times series that publ...