Option A: “Where Will We Go?”


The proposed Metro Los Angeles scheme (“Option A”) desires, through eminent domain, to flatten 186 small businesses employing some 1,500 workers just steps from downtown Van Nuys. The 33-acre area extends from Oxnard St on the south to Calvert St on the north, Kester St. on the west and Cedros on the east. In this…

Marijuana Memories.


Pulling into my favorite falafel restaurant’s parking lot in Studio City today, I noticed that a corner store had been converted in a medical marijuana dispensary. The storefront had frosted glass windows, a white cross inside a green square sign and a reassuring slogan: “healing the community since 1996.” With every new dispensary and with…