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The Big Price When Scofflaws Don’t Enforce the Law

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

By Tom Elias, City City-Westwood News Columnist The list of California law enforcement agencies refusing to enforce current stay-at-home, crowd-size and...

Prop. 13 Still the Third Rail? Not Exactly

December 20, 2020

December 20, 2020

By Tom Elias, Century City Westwood News Columnist Proposition 13 is still the third rail of California politics,” crowed Jon...

Column: Will Flailing at the Virus Do Much Good?

December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

By Tom Elias, Century City-Westwood News Columnist It is well established that wearing face masks confers a high degree of protection from...

Column: Defying the Hype: State’s Voters Smarter Than ‘Experts’ Think

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

By Tom Elias, Century City Westwood News Columnist For more than two months, California airwaves were filled with political hype, in large...

Anti-Maskers, Anti-Vaxxers; What’s the Difference?

October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

By Tom Elias, Century City-Westwood News Columnist The headline back on June 12 was threatening: “A revolt against masks creates new risk,”...

Moved up Census: Time for Californians to Act

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist  California polls now show President Trump trails Democrat Joseph Biden in the upcoming presidential election by...

Worst Housing Bills Fail; Solution via Market Forces Now Possible

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Evidence keeps mounting that California’s longtime housing shortage can be solved by market forces set loose...

A Sure Loser Heads to the November Ballot

August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Heedless of informed advice about conditions in California, labor unions behind the Split Roll ballot initiative...

Has Coronavirus Killed the Mass Transit Boom?

August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020

By Tom Elias, Century City-Westwood News Columnist For most of the last 30 years, California saw a mass transit boom stretching from...

Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist New evidence arrives almost every day backing the concept of a market-based solution to California’s housing shortage,...