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I ❤ LA!

Walt Whitman said, not of LA: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”…

An American Family: Love, honor, & poetry

I bought An America Family by Khizr Khan for my husband, both wanting to support and honor this brave man, his family, the son that he lost, also knowing it’s a book Don would enjoy. I had no idea…

They Go Low – We Go Local!

Published originally in CityWatch LA BUTCHER ON LA – Within two weeks of moving into our new apartment in La Crescenta, I learned of two substantive, meaningful opportunities to participate locally: a community meeting explaining the new districts for elections…

DWP ‘Reform’ Charter Amendment RRR: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!

Originally published in CityWatch – August 29, 2016 BUTCHER ON LA – “Reform” of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is on the November ballot as Charter Amendment Measure RRR and it’s just (w)Rong, (w)Rong, (w)Rong! Wrong for…