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Howard Blume and Dave Perera

Signs of the Time

If you drive around much, it doesn’t take long to figure out who billboard companies would like to see as the next city attorney. Three separate billboard companies have put up messages pitching for Deputy Mayor Rocky Delgadillo. Under city disclosure laws, they have categorized this advertising as an independent......

Rocky’s Road

Photo by Debra DiPaolo You can’t blame the Mayor’s Office for wanting to keep Triple A in L.A. Not only does the Auto Club employ hundreds, but it’s a signature company that embodies the very car culture of Southern California, while occupying a landmark building just south of downtown. So......

What Belmont Foes are Saying: Part 2

Previous page 11. Toxic hydrogen sulfide is an insurmountable problem. It’s harmful at almost any concentration. In the case of Belmont, this argument has been most persuasively advanced by Kaye Kilburn (see "The Experts"), a USC professor who testified before the Belmont Commission that an alarm should sound and people......

What Belmont Foes are Saying

The tiny city of Signal Hill is surrounded by Long Beach. It‘s little more than an incorporated oil field with a nice view. So you can’t blame people there for wanting to build on oil fields -- and even on top of old oil wells. It‘s all they’ve got. “There......

What Belmont Foes are Saying: Part 3

19. No school district has installed such an extensive safety system. Don’t use kids as guinea pigs. The premise of this assertion could be true. Weekly researchers have not found a school with as large and detailed a methane safety system as the one contemplated for Belmont. But that factoid......
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