Tag: Jeremy Loudenback

June 1, 2015

On Such a Full Sea follows Fan, a young woman from one of the labor communities, as she leaves her home in search of her love. In a corporatized future world – where the wealthy fly in helicopters, workers try to compete with robots, and the really poor live in favelas – what becomes of social mobility and the notions of resilience and hope and equality?

May 8, 2015
April 21, 2015
April 20, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback Aside from robust voter turnout in last week’s city election, the most positive result of protests in Ferguson over policing practices may be attention to inequities in other…

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 10, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback In Los Angeles, a recent debate about street vending in the city has underscored important discussions about race, class, health, immigration, space, and the rule of law. As…

April 7, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback This week, thousands of music fans, critics, and assorted cool hunters will assemble in the parched desert expanses of Indio, California, for the annual Coachella Arts and Music…

March 18, 2015
March 16, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback Despite his soft-spoken public persona, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard casts a long shadow. Over the course of his 16-year tenure, most current Pasadena schoolchildren have grown up knowing…

March 13, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback Best in Governance Government hasn’t always had a model relationship with technology, but the use of open data and other forward-thinking initiatives are helping to make governments more…

February 27, 2015
February 13, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback January 2015 Worst in Governance That the United States is increasingly riven by strong partisan divisions is not exactly news in 2015. But the recent controversy around House…

February 13, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback January 2015 Best in Governance “Politics stops at the water’s edge” was the latter-day foreign-policy vision of Arthur Vandenberg, a one-time isolationist Republican senator from Michigan who fiercely…

January 21, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback For William T. Fujioka, a distinguished 40-year career in public service began in humble circumstances. In 1972, Fujioka started working in the public sector as a custodian…

January 13, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback December 2014 Worst in Governance The end of the year is usually a prosperous and celebratory time for Hollywood. That’s when studios unveil eagerly awaited blockbusters and critically…

January 13, 2015

by Jeremy Loudenback December 2014 Best in Governance Isolation is not working.  In the 55 years since the Cuban Revolution, relations between the United States and Cuba have remained frozen in…

December 20, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback At the Bedrosian Center’s Lunch with a Leader program last week, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Doane Liu recalled with pride how he first got a taste for public…

December 17, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback In the 2008 presidential campaign, the much more prominent use of social media by Barack Obama’s campaign served to highlight his relevance and forward-looking perspective. But by 2012,…

December 10, 2014
November 22, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback It’s clear that even after a historic election victory in June, not everybody is ready for Robert Garcia, Long Beach’s first Latino, and openly gay mayor as well…

November 14, 2014
November 8, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback Just in time for the weekend, here’s a governance-related wrap-up of the midterm elections held earlier this week: National As Tuesday night’s elation fades, the GOP has its work cut out for…

November 8, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback The book of disappointing mayors is a long one. The ledgers are full of entries on bumbling bribe-takers, sexually harassing hizzoners, influence peddlers, and kickback artists, with a…

November 6, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback This past June, Robert Garcia shattered three glass ceilings. Garcia made history by becoming the first Latino and the first openly gay mayor of Long Beach by triumphing…