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...

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...

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...

LA could look at Las Vegas for homeless solutions

If we've learned anything in the past two weeks, it’s that Angelenos have limits. Look no further than the fury in Koreatown over a proposed...

Around the Hub: What’s the 710 extension really going to fix, anyway?

Does it really matter if anything is ever done about the 710 Freeway extension?  For those of us who make the trek from Long Beach...

Around the Hub: Whatever happened to the local grocery?

It didn’t happen overnight, but the face of local grocery shopping is considerably different that it was even five years ago.    Traditional grocery stores are...

Around the Hub: Our nation turns its lonely eyes to Millennials

By Robert Rector Hub Correspondent  Millennials. You’ve probably heard of them. You may be one of them. But for purposes of introduction: They are members of a...