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One Year Later

As of February 1, I have been at Hillsides a year. Though I may not be the new CEO any longer, I am still the rookie given the longevity of so many of our staff members. A year ago there…

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The President’s State of the Union Address

The State of the Union speech is one of our national rituals that should not be dismissed as a hollow public exercise. Its broad themes reflect the President’s convictions and serve as an indicator of his priorities for the nation…

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The Impact of the Proposed State Budget on Hillsides

In a meeting with some financial advisors last week, they signaled a gradual improvement in the economic environment this year. If this is true, it would certainly be good news. Unfortunately, this improvement will not have an immediate impact on…

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Thank you Trish Ploehn

Trish Ploehn, the beleaguered director of the Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services, has been removed from her position. Announced on December 13, the Los Angeles Times website was inundated with vitriolic comments condemning her tenure. Those…

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