Letter From a Neighbor to Councilwoman Nury Martinez


My neighbor, who has lived in Van Nuys since 1979, is aghast at its condition and appalled at the utter lack of leadership in correcting its continuing decline. She wrote a letter, intended for Nury Martinez our Councilwoman and now the President of the City Council. I agree with everything in it. Our community is…

Work From Home, Help the Homeless


Sofa by Kardiel They live in trash camps beside the freeways, under bridges, or along the train tracks. You know they are around when fire trucks speed down the street to put out their fires. Perhaps you’ve seen their gardening, the charred acres of blackened trees in Woodley Park? But you are happy because you…

Moonlight Walk in Seoul.


Let us go for a moonlight walk in Seoul. Put on your mask, there is still a pandemic going on. Everyone else is wearing one, because it is a responsible and civil gesture, protecting oneself and others. Let us go walking on spotless streets.  See the others walk past us. Everyone is trim, they seem…

#BlockGarcetti: A City United


Hollywood Freeway Offramp, Western Av., Homeless, 2020Old Post OfficeHomeless, Bus BenchHomeless TrashHomeless on Aetna St. Feb. 2016Van Nuys Boulevard, 2018, at the height of prosperity, before the pandemic. The possible, rumored appointment of Mayor Eric Garcetti to a post in the Biden Administration has provoked protests at the mayor’s house in Hancock Park, daily, for the last…

Letter From a Homeless Man


Hollywood Freeway Offramp, Western Av., Homeless, 2020Old Post Office, Van Nuys. From the LA Times article, "Garcetti's A Bridge Home Homeless Problem Has Mixed Results." A formerly homeless addict refutes all the tolerant and feel-good ideas that are bandied about by Garcetti and other enablers. Here is what WEHO LIBERAL said in a letter to…

Woodley Park, R.I.P.


A man rides his mini bike down a bike path at Lake Balboa in the Sepulveda Basin as a wall of flames approaches Saturday, July 18, 2020. The fire put up a huge cloud of smoke and burned for well over an hour near a model airplane park and along Woodley Avenue. The blaze charred…