Month: May 2018


Vote for a Public Servant, Not a Narcissist Re: “Who Can Budget Like Brown?” Election Endorsements, May 24 Thank you for your endorsement of John Chiang for governor. Throughout his career on the State Board of Equalization, as California State Controller and as California State Treasurer, John Chiang has proven that he works for the people of California — not for his own self-aggrandizement, as has been demonstrated by other candidates on the ballot. I hope others read The Argonaut editorial and follow its conclusion: Vote for John Chiang for governor! Patty Boyle Playa Vista   Sepulveda Isn’t Your...

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Leading from Behind

South Bay gubernatorial hopeful John Chiang is a low-key candidate in an election focused on noise By Joe Piasecki On paper, California State Treasurer John Chiang is arguably the most qualified among the six major candidates running for governor in Tuesday’s primary election. As treasurer and before that state controller and before that a member of the Board of Equalization, Chiang leads the pack in terms of government finance expertise and experience running a statewide office. The longtime Torrance resident hasn’t stumbled into any major scandals, and he comes off as a pretty likeable guy. But if polling is...

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A Stone’s Throw from Home

Trump advisor Roger Stone has been antagonizing Maxine Waters ahead of Tuesday’s primary By Gary Walker It’s no secret that supporters of President Donald Trump would love to be rid of Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles), one of the president’s most gleeful antagonists. Perhaps underscoring their aversion for the 14-term incumbent, Trump confidant and political strategist Roger Stone is lending support to one of Waters’ three Republican challengers in Tuesday’s primary election. Famous (or infamous, depending whom you ask) for his use of opposition research and aggressive campaign tactics, Stone wasted no time flinging mud at Waters while...

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News in Brief

Venice High Has a New Principal Following a six-month search that cast a wide net for community input on several candidates, LAUSD has selected Basset High School Principal Gabriel Griego to succeed Dr. Oryla Wiedoeft as principal of Venice High School, The Argonaut has learned. “It’s an honor to be selected to be the new principal at Venice High School. I think it’s a great school, and I want to keep their trend of high tests scores moving in the right direction,” said Griego, who starts with the new school year in August. “Student achievement will always be my No....

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City’s Housing Math Doesn’t Add Up

Build smaller units on less-expensive land, or burn through Prop HHH funds and leave 20,000 homeless on the street By Mark Ryavec A former legislative analyst for the city of Los Angeles, Ryavec staffed former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley’s Citizens Committee on the Redevelopment of the Central Business District and is currently president of the Venice Stakeholders Association. Despite the heartfelt support of Los Angeles residents to house the homeless through their votes for Proposition HHH and Measure H, the math and housing model underpinning the city’s plans will leave over 20,000 people on Los Angeles’ streets for the...

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