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...

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...

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...
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Weinstein affair likely the tip of a huge iceberg

The whole Harvey Weinstein thing – if true -- can only be described as disgusting and sick.   Sure, Weinstein had a good run. With his brother...

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...

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...
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OPINION: Eric Garcetti is definitely running – Away from Los Angeles

There's this video game out there called “Fortnite.” Essentially it is an online version of the Hunger Games. The game begins after 100 cartoonish players parachute...
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Garcetti looks fine in firefighter’s cap after the gym, but he needs to do...

Officials now say The Skirball Fire that took out homes in Bel Air might have been caused by an errant campfire at a homeless encampment on...

Around the Hub: Marty and Elayne and a collection of thoughts

For my money, the stretch of Vermont Avenue that runs through Los Feliz between Hollywood and Griffith Park is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in...

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...