Category Archives: News

San Gabriel Valley Senate Seat Up for Grabs

The prevailing wisdom is that former Assemblyman Mike Eng, husband of party favorite Congresswoman Judy Chu, is the frontrunner and the party anointed successor to Ed Hernandez for state Senate District 22 seat. But while Eng still has a large … Continue reading

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A Missed Pension Story in Monrovia?

When people talk government pension details, eyes roll back. But the latest at on Monrovia is interesting – and frightening – for a few reasons. The city’s current unfunded liability is $112 million. This, by the way, in a … Continue reading

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New York Times Thursday Style Section

And the media’s hypocrisy on public civility.    

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In Singapore, criticizing government can lead to criminal charges

In Singapore, Family Feud Deepens Over Facebook Posts

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Media Takeaways on Scaramucci Eruption

Is there ever a story about stopping leaks in the Trump White House that doesn’t include at least one leak?  How many times do people need to be told that off-the-record comments must be mutually agreed upon? (And even then, … Continue reading

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Drug Addiction and The Public

Deception, incoherent responses, lack of judgement and accountability will prolong the media’s interest in a negative story and likely have longterm effects. And it doesn’t have to be that way. Recently, a local public official crashed his car, and was … Continue reading

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Ignoring a Crisis Before a Crisis

How many times have we watched companies or public agencies flounder as a crisis situation surprises and overwhelms them? For some of these people, preparing a crisis communications plan is like prepping for the end of the world, only crazy … Continue reading

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