Around the Hub: Postcards have killed email, but not data collection

Mark 2018 as the year personal emails became obsolete. Blame postcards.  Not exactly a high tech replacement, but a replacement nonetheless.  Why not? Postcards are personal, easy to...

Opinion: Has the trade war hit your pocketbook yet?

The US-China trade war broke out on July 6. The U.S. initially imposed a set of 25% tariffs on 818 items worth about $34 billion...

Opinion: America has forgotten to value tolerance and openness

Ever since Donald Trump took office, America is no longer a country of open-mindedness and tolerance. There are petty confrontations everywhere. Recent incidents include...

Opinion: Astronomical lawsuit payouts bad for businesses and taxpayers

Jeanette Ortiz, a former manager of a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Fresno, was accused in 2015 of stealing $626 from a safe at the...

Around the Hub: The Night Stalker’s days on Skid Row

A group of Brits working on a true crime documentary visited Los Angeles just after the Fourth of July on what might have been...

L.A. Voice: “Stealing” money from the public with no shame

A county sheriff and a small city councilman made more money than the President of United States. A firefighter earned $100,000 in overtime alone...

Retirement of Justice Kennedy frames all future politics

Look up a handful of Supreme Court cases from the past three decades and it will give you an understanding of Justice Anthony Kennedy's...

Around the Hub: Humble, funny and inspiring words for graduating students

By Robert Rector Hub correspondent  It’s that time of year when the collective wisdom of the human race is reduced to bite-sized portions and spoon fed to those in...

Around the Hub bids farewell to Anthony Bourdain

Is the Temptations' song "Ball of Confusion" overused in movie soundtracks? I would say yes. But that's me. On the other hand, "Whatcha see, is Whatcha...

Around the Hub: New solutions needed for L.A.’s commute nightmare

By Robert Rector Hub Correspondent It’s a bright Monday morning and Joe Commuter is starting his workday routine.  He’s up with the sun, showers, grabs a...