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Low-Cost Housing? State Keeps Ignoring the New Realities

June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist From Sacramento comes word that the median price for a single-family home in California skyrocketed by...

This Bill Could Kill Rooftop Solar

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist If politicians wanted to kill rooftop solar energy production in California, they could not find a...

Column: Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take It Anymore

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

On May 4, I wrote an article that appeared in the Brentwood News (and BrentwoodNewsLA.com) entitled, “A 22-Point Plan to...

Is Permanent Housing the Real Homeless Solution?

May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist The ultimate goal of city and county agencies trying to solve California’s homeless problem is to...

How to Heal the Soil and Why

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

By Andy Lopez We all know how important the vital role the soil plays in your plants’ health, trees, and...

Housing Backers Start Facing Post-Pandemic Reality

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist The mysterious blindness that apparently affected California’s top legislative housing advocates all through 2020 seems to...

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...