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Opinion: Safe and Convenient Medicine Collection is Good Medicine for LA County

  By Heidi Sanborn Executive Director of the California Product Stewardship Council Preventing prescription drug abuse and protecting water quality are two issues on the minds of Los Angeles County residents,…

A Climate-Change Policy that Pays for Itself

By Patrick K. Decker This week, government officials from 190 nations are meeting in Paris to forge a plan for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Among the most difficult issues they’ll face?…

Guest Opinion: The Battlefield at Home and the Struggle for Reasonable Healthcare

By Christopher Boits On October 7, 2001 the United States went into Afghanistan and on March 20, 2003 the U.S. went into Iraq. Over the course of our stay in these…

Guest Opinion: Let’s Talk About Teachers and Tenure

By Jenae Suite If you went to Subway and the person making your sandwich wasn’t wearing gloves as they held your tomatoes with their bare hands they just sneezed on,…

Guest Opinion: Planned Parenthood is More than Just Abortions

By Jennifer Dang A graduate student is raped and is impregnated as a result. Her decision is to get an abortion, and so she makes an appointment with Planned Parenthood.…

Homeless Heroes Need Affordable Housing

By Erica Madrid On any given night there are more than 49,000 veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States. In 2013 the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) announced that there…

GUEST OPINION: Paving California’s Future Today

By Mario A. Guerra The California state legislature recently entered into a special session to deal with our state’s most pressing matters. Among the top concerns, and of special concern…

Los Angeles Times Grades Politicians, Who’s Grading the Times?

By Brian Hews Last week, the Los Angles Times graded Mayor Garcetti, and other Los Angeles politicians, giving him a “C” as Mayor of Los Angeles. I guess all of…

Rebuttal to Artesia Trash Contract Story

Dear Editor: I serve as the lead government affairs representative in Los Angeles County for CR&R. [Your] article takes provisions of the proposed agreement out of context. The City has…

OP/ED: “Smoking is Cool”: The Real E-cigarettes

I was watching a movie in the Lifetime channel and I noticed an advertisement on E-cigarettes and it caught my attention. This commercial compared E-cigarettes to tobacco products. The comparison…