‘I think it would be good to give other commissioners the opportunity to speak’

Public Safety Commissioner Balbone takes lead in standing up for process at awkward Public Safety election. Chair Laflen, a Lindsey Horvath appointee, uses her exit speech to attempt to thwart Vice-Chair Berger, a Meister appointee from becoming the ne…

The Unanswerable Question of the Homeless and the Commanding Officer Trying to Make a Difference

When Capt. Ed Ramirez, of the L. A. County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood Station, met with the City Council for an update on public safety, the intoxicating congratulatory smiles over the drop in major crime quickly changed to the sobering real…

Law Enforcement Ready to Summon National Guard if Tensions Escalate

Los Angeles’ top law enforcement officials say that they are ready to call on the National Guard for help as they brace for protests over the upcoming verdict in the trial of a former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering George Floyd and ano…

Hey, WeHo Gym Rats: Keep Sweating and Working Out Hard to Stay Fit, Free of Severe Covid-19 Outcomes

A new study of nearly 50,000 people with COVID-19 shows that regular physical activity provides strong protection frorm hospitalization, intensive care unit admission and death, and that even exercising inconsistently lowers the odds for severe outcome…