John MacMurray is a retired La Habra teacher and former Democratic candidate for State Assembly. He is an occasional contributor to CityWatch.
Sara Roos lives, works and chauffeurs two teenagers in the Mar Vista section of WLA. Politically active for four decades, her written commentary on Education-"reformism" as rebranded neoliberal privatization is archived at redqueeninla.com
John Mirisch, Vice Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, has served on the Beverly Hills City Council since 2009. As Mayor he created the Sunshine Task Force to create best practices in local government transparency, ethics and public participation.
Ellen Lubic, Director of Joining Forces for Education, is a Public Policy educator/writer.
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Beth Cone Kramer
Beth Cone Kramer is a Los Angeles-based writer and CityWatch contributor.
Fred Mariscal is a Communications & Government Affairs Consultant, and a graduate of the University of Southern California. He is Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition, and sits on the board of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. He can reached at [email protected]
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Jay Bradley inspires thousands to take charge of their lives to become happy and healthy. He is certified as a wellness coach CWC, hypnotist CH, and Reiki Master RM. He is an expert fitness trainer, experienced in healthy eating, nutrition, and skin care. His new book LIVE LOOK FEEL, The 12-Week Guide to Live Longer, Look Younger & Feel Better takes a full body, mind and spirit approach to finding balance, joy and perfect health.
Christian Cristiano covers Wellness for CityWatch. He received his Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and his B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. He is a licensed acupuncturist and wellness expert who personally works with patients to help them achieve their healing objectives. [email protected]
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Tony Butka is an Eastside community activist, who has served on a neighborhood council, has a background in government and is a contributor to CityWatch. Tony can be reached at [email protected]
Carl Petersen posts at Change the LAUSD and was candidate for the LA School Board. He is an occasional contributor to CityWatch.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is President of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable and an occasional contributor to CityWatch.
Dick Platkin is a former LA city planner who writes articles on planning issues for CityWatch. He welcomes questions and comments at [email protected].
Brady Westwater is a writer and a long-time contributor to CityWatch. He is president of Westwater Films and Media.
Dennis P. Zine is a 33-year member of the Los Angeles Police Department and former Vice-Chairman of the elected Los Angeles City Charter Reform Commission, a 12-year member of the Los Angeles City Council and current LAPD Reserve Officer. He writes Just the Facts for CityWatch. You can contact him at [email protected].
Joe Matthews is Connecting California Columnist and Editor, Zócalo Public Square, Fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University and co-author of “California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It.” (UC Press, 2010).
Tony Castro, whose “Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son” The New York Times called the best biography of the baseball Hall of Fame legend, is the author of “DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers” (Taylor Trade, 2016) and “Looking for Hemingway And The Lost Generation” (Lyons Press). He was formerly a columnist for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and a political writer for The Los Angeles Daily News. Castro is a feature writer for CityWatch.
Sara Corcoran writes for CityWatch and is a correspondent and contributing editor, as well as founding publisher of the National Courts Monitor. She literally grew up in a “legal family.” She is the granddaughter of “Tommy the Cork,” who advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt and is considered an “author of the New Deal.”
Our “Average Joe” is Charles Tarlow, a mid-city resident and community activist. Tarlow writes Voice in the Cheap Seats for CityWatch. He can be reached at: [email protected].
Mark Siegel co-founded CityWatch and is a long-time labor consultant and activist.
Greg Nelson participated in the birth and development of the LA Neighborhood Council system and served as the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. He also served as Chief of Staff for former City Councilman Joel Wachs. Nelson now provides news and issues analysis to CityWatch. He can be reached at: [email protected].
Ziggy Kruse is an activist and reporter for www.HNN-TV.com. She is also a former Board Member of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council. Ziggy can be reached at [email protected].