Category: Opinion


This Bill Could Kill Rooftop Solar

June 4, 2021

June 4, 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

May 29, 2021

May 29, 2021

By Jeff Hall On May 4, I wrote an article that appeared in the Brentwood News (and BrentwoodNewsLA.com) entitled, “A...

PPCC Letter to Los Angeles Times Editors

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

The following is a letter from the Pacific Palisades Community Council (PPCC) to the Los Angeles Times editors over a...

Is Permanent Housing the Real Homeless Solution?

May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

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

Opinion: A 22-Point Plan to Deal With LA’s Homelessness Situation

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

By Jeff Hall People are freaking out about the homelessness issue – and with good reason. The sidewalk camps are...

Letter to Editor: Opposition to Palisades Homeless Shelter

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

To the Honorable Councilman Mike Bonin,  My family and friends strongly object to your City Council motion March 31st, to...

Cities Chip Away at R-1 Zoning

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

By Tom Elias Palisades News Columnist It’s become like a rite of spring: Every year, state legislators reject the most radical of...

Fraught Times for Gavin Newsom

December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist For years, Gavin Newsom had a Midas touch. He legalized same-sex marriage in San...

Summer Blackouts Looking More Like Utility Blackmail

December 14, 2020

December 14, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist It was easy to suspect “blackout blackmail” last summer when rolling blackouts not linked to wildfires...

Will Flailing at the Virus Do Much Good?

December 8, 2020

December 8, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist It is well established that wearing face masks confers a high degree of protection from the...