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Editor, KNOCK.LA | Organizer, Ground Game LA

Spike Friedman

California writing man | Editor at KNOCK

Ace Katana

Public Defender | Ground Game LA Organizer | KNOCK Co-Editor

Ryanne Mena

Journalist from Los Angeles.

Latest Posts

100 Weeks of Lacey Protest

September 18, 2019 marked the hundredth consecutive week of the “Jackie Lacey Must Go” action, and it was a true celebration. Outside the…

In Boyle Heights, Residents Fight Off Another Unfair Eviction

The Ellis Act strikes the neighborhood again, as more low income tenants are put at risk

“It’s outlandish” — UCLA Lewis Center legitimizes anti-homeless politics with their latest hire

Shane Phillips served LA elites and their efforts to criminalize unhoused people as Policy Director at the Central City Association.

The California Charter School Association Purposefully Puts Students In Danger

For almost a century, the Field Act has successfully protected public school students from earthquake damage. Charter schools are exempt.

Now In the Minority, A School Board Member Changes His Tune

In the majority, charter school supporters had little respect for the minority. With the roles switched, Nick Melvoin demands…

Dominicans Unite in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and within it, a new diaspora is appearing.

Watered Down Charter School Reform Bill Falls Short

Compromise brokered by Governor Newsom will allow unelected county officials to continue overturning decisions by local school boards.

Valley Residents Learn Tips on Preparing for the Next Wildfire or the Big Quake at Valley Town Hall

Approximately eighty local residents learned about how to prepare their homes and families in the event of a major earthquake or a…

White People 4 Black Lives’ Statement in Response to El Paso Shooting

White People 4 Black Lives stands in solidarity with the families and those affected by the horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton…

Raquel Rolnik is Back In Los Angeles And Our Housing Crisis Is Worse Than Ever

Why? “The housing crisis became systemic and it is clearly linked to the financialization of housing.”


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