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Bill Boyarsky

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Bill Boyarsky
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Bill Boyarsky, political correspondent for Truthdig, is a lecturer in journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for...

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The unfair Villaraigosa DWP rate increase

Source: LA Observed

Boyarky’s take on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s big increases in electricity bills, which ignore the terrible hardships the Great Recession is imposing on the working people of Los Angeles.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

Spending cuts at the grassroots

Source: LA Observed

An account of the Los Angeles city community meeting held at Ramona Hall Community Center on North Figueroa Street by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. The public gave their opinion on the $23 million in cuts officials are proposing for this year as a result of the big city budget deficit.

Posted on Mar 4, 2010

A union view of MLK hospital

Source: LA Observed

Boyarsky rethinks his criticism towards the failure of the MLK hospital, where he had blamed poorly trained and indifferent staff, and claimed them to be all but immune from discipline because of union contracts, county civil service rules and incompetent administrators. He recognizes that the success or failure of the new hospital replacing the old King will depend on the dedication and skill of its doctors, nurses, aides, and maintenance workers.

Posted on Mar 2, 2010

Ramona Ripston: A place in L.A. history

Source: LA Observed

This column discusses Ramona Ripston and her historical accomplishments as executive director of the American Civil Liberties of Southern California.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

A City Hall Backstabbing

Source: LA Observed

Boyarsky discusses Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s affordable housing plan and how it has been affected by a court decision, the recession, and by his own planning director.

Posted on Feb 3, 2010

Parent Power

Source: The Jewish Journal

Boyarsky discusses Parent Revolution, the organization founded by Ben Austin, which aims to shake up Los Angeles’ public schools.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

A grim lunch with L.A. movers and shakers

Source: LA Observed

Boyarsky comments on the Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum luncheon and its wpessimistic reports due to budget deficits.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

Give Innovation a Chance

Source: The Jewish Journal

Boyarsky visits teacher Ellie Herman’s drama class at Animo Pat Brown Charter High School to get a better sense of charter schools.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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