April 28, 1991
At the March meeting of the Venice Community Planning Advisory Council (CPAC), Joan Del Monte, a Venice realtor, resigned from the council after two years service. She stated to those assembled that she had joined the council to advocate affordable housing. She noted that in the two years of her service, the Venice CPAC had not obtained a single unit of affordable housing. This council is handpicked by Councilwoman (Ruth) Galanter--who continually tells us that the hallmark of her administration is affordable housing.
May 30, 1991
On April 28, The Times published a letter from Larry Sullivan of Venice quoting me, correctly, as saying the Venice Community Planning Advisory Council, on which I served, had not obtained any affordable housing. He then suggests that I was resigning because of this. That is not correct. And I certainly do not agree with Sullivan's assessment that the Galanter legacy, as represented by the Venice CPAC, is bankrupt. Sullivan is free to state his opinions. He should not put them in my mouth.
September 14, 2009 |
Amid a rebirth of conservative activism that could help Republicans win elections next year, some party insiders now fear that extreme rhetoric and conspiracy theories coming from the angry reaches of the conservative base are undermining the GOP's broader credibility and casting it as the party of the paranoid. Such insiders point to theories running rampant on the Internet, such as the idea that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and is thus ineligible to be president, or that he is a communist, or that his allies want to set up Nazi-like detention camps for political opponents.
March 19, 2013
Re "GOP rift on display at conference," March 17 Many of the Republicans who spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week seemed to think that the problem with their party was the wrapping, not the package. They seem to miss the point that what's inside the package is the problem. When CPAC speaker Mitt Romney said privately to a group of wealthy donors during his presidential campaign that he could write off about 47% of voters, he put into words what many Republicans think.
February 11, 2011
Lindsay Lohan is defending herself on Twitter. Too bad the attorneys and the judge are all back in the real courtroom. ( Los Angeles Times ) Miley Cyrus is set to host "Saturday Night Live. " ( Entertainment Weekly ) The first trailer for Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class" is out, and it looks gooooood. ( Los Angeles Times ) The creator of Sookie Stackhouse is leaving Sookie, but she's not leaving vampires. ( Los Angeles Times ) AMC and Regal don't just like showing you movies, they want to release them too. ( Los Angeles Times )
February 11, 2011 |
It isn't easy to upstage Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich before a crowd of conservatives, but Donald Trump managed to pull it off. The developer and reality television star made a surprise cameo Thursday at the first day of the annual gathering of the nation's conservatives in Washington, saying he hasn't ruled out a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. This year's meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, has taken on added importance as an early forum for possible Republican presidential candidates in 2012.
October 23, 1994 |
This is the first installment of an occasional column of tips for on-line users, from the host of "Log On L.A.," which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on KIEV-AM 870. The following tips are must- haves for any "Seinfeld" devotee: With a simple Inter net letter you can have an up-to-date "Seinfeld" episode guide, complete with capsule descriptions and air dates.
February 12, 2011 |
"Tea party" sentiment is pulling the Republican presidential contest to the right as would-be candidates appeal for support from the GOP's conservative base. Tea party litmus tests were dominant 2012 themes as most of the presidential contenders addressed the nation's largest annual conservative conference, which ended Saturday. Competing for straw-poll votes from thousands of activists ? who gave libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) first place ? the potential candidates sought to outdo one another in expressing their disgust with a bloated government in Washington.
January 24, 1988 |
The City Council is tentatively set to vote Tuesday on a resolution to establish local community planning advisory committees in each of the city's 35 community plan areas. The 15-member CPACs are expected to play a vital role in revising the often outdated current community plans and in refining the impact of growth in each neighborhood district.