Option A: An Open Letter to Ms. Sheila Kuehl


"Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician and former child actor, currently the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District. In 1994, she became the first openly gay California legislator and in 1997, she was the first woman to be named Speaker pro Tempore in…

Option A: Silencing the Sound of Mustangs.


Just east of Kester, on the north side of Bessemer,  Mustangs, Etc. has been servicing, restoring and selling that model of Ford since 1976. They occupy three buildings. Two are rented, and one is owned. There are 20,000 square feet, in total, of vintage parts stacked high and piled thick, inside cavernous, narrow, metal-shelved rooms…

Option A: Destruction Dressed Up as a Dream Scheme.


From Oxnard north to Calvert, from Kester to Cedros, in Van Nuys, Metro Los Angeles is proposing a 33-acre light rail repair yard. “Option A” will require the eviction, demolition and clearing of some hundred or more businesses that hug the Orange Line industrial area. To the casual passerby, this area looks like a shabby…