The difference in how politicians responded to the recent Los Angeles Unified School District strike and the ongoing writers’ strike in Hollywood speaks to their respective places in L.A.’s political and cultural landscape. The writers’ strike could ultimately cost Los Angeles billions of dollars and eliminate thousands of jobs, but the impact won’t be felt for a while.
Author Archives: Jim Newton
Jim Newton is a veteran journalist, best-selling author and teacher. He worked at the Los Angeles Times for 25 years as a reporter, editor, bureau chief and columnist, covering government and politics. He teaches at UCLA and founded Blueprint magazine.