Stop! Smell this rose!

“If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. 'Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a…

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…

Sports Politics: Time for an MMA Fighters’ Association?

Last week I was honored to sit in with the founder of the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association (MMAFA) and two MMA fighters at a meeting with my congressman’s district staff. I won’t use the fighters’ names because at…

Good News, LA!

Good News, LA! Go, Nancy Melendez, next Mayor of Riverside!…

There’s a Mayoral Election in Riverside? On June 7?

There's a Mayoral Election in Riverside? On June 7?!? …my first impressions and two cents about the Riverside League of Women Voter’s mayoral candidate forum, Stratton Center at Bordwell Park, April 28, 2016…

DWP Reform 2016

Want Real Reform at DWP?  Make DWP a Part of the City! “If the broad light of day could be let in upon men’s actions, it would purify them as the sun disinfects.” — Former Supreme Court Justice Lewis…