Burt Ross

It was the first day of 2020, and I was looking for omens. They were everywhere. I weighed myself first thing in the morning as is my daily ha…

Welcome to the new year. There are plenty of good things to go around. For one thing, the holidays are over! I am a creature of habit, a man o…

Okay, let’s get something straight right now. I am not making this stuff up in order to sell copies of this esteemed newspaper, although I am …

The powers that be have asked me, as is their custom, to write a “year in review” column. Now you might think this is a relatively easy task, …

I recently got my building permit, and I can already tell you  that I am not going to enjoy the rebuilding process, not even one little bit. T…

Okay, there it is. I have finally spat out the four letter word. Yes, I am going bald—not Yul Brynner, Telly Savalas, or Jonathan Banks bald, …

My only sibling is “no average Joe.” His name is Phil, and he isn’t even your average Phil. Rather, my brother is a character, but if you know…

When we encounter somebody who has experienced a misfortune, we are often at a loss for words. Simply saying “I can’t even imagine. So sorry f…

“Why? Why? Why?”, comes the chorus of questions from my friends and relatives back East. How can somebody with a modicum of intelligence live …

It’s been a year since our community was devastated by the Woolsey Fire, the worst calamity in the history of LA County. The aftermath will be…

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Burt Ross commented on Blog: Dressing Homeless

Thank you for your comment. You are 100% correct.

Burt Ross commented on My Remarks to the City Council

KINDLY NOTE:
The final paragraph of this guest editorial (in both print and digital versions) should read as originally delivered to the council:

"Thank you again for serving and not being deterred by the personal attacks. And finally, in pursuing the noble goal of preserving …