Frying Pan contributors include students, workers, rabbis, ministers, business owners, activists, journalists, philanthropists, artists and public officials. We print original content about the economy and its effects on our families, our communities and our environment. We welcome submissions related to these issues. To send an idea or post to us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Jim Conn is the founding minister of the Church in Ocean Park and served on the Santa Monica City Council and as that city's … read more.
Dan Braun works with unions, social justice groups and others engaged in creative change campaigns. He lives and drums in Echo Park, Los Angeles. … read more.
David Pettit serves as director of the Southern California Air Program, Santa Monica, and is a program staff member of the Natural Resources Defense Council. … read more.
Danny Feingold is Editor-at-Large of The Frying Pan and communications director at LAANE. … read more.
Patricia Castellanos is LAANE's Deputy Director and Director of Ports Project.For the past two years she has been leading LAANE's effort to bring good jobs … read more.
Lisa Derrick has worked as a nightclub columnist and pop culture journalist, and wrote and edited Sacred History Magazine. She also appears frequently on RTE, … read more.
Flor Barajas-Tena is LAANE's Director of Construction Careers Project, leading the LAX Community Benefits Agreement implementation program. She has a master’s degree in urban planning … read more.
Frank Tamborello is the executive director and community educator of Hunger Action Los Angeles. … read more.
Satish Kunisi is the lead researcher for Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE). … read more.
Lalo Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” seen in scores of newspapers including the Los Angeles … read more.
Francisco Cendejas is a Research/Policy Analyst for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. Prior to joining LAANE he’d worked in the labor movement … read more.
Jeremy W. Arnold is a junior at Santa Monica’s New Roads High School. His blog is Public Remedies. … read more.
Jim Lair Beard has worked as a server at the Hyatt Andaz for two years. He is also a writer and actor living in West … read more.
Maria Bustillos’ books include Dorkismo and Act Like A Gentleman, Think Like A Woman. … read more.
Peter Dreier teaches politics and chairs the Urban Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A … read more.
Jourdan Clandening is a LAANE communications specialist. … read more.
Donald Cohen is the director of the Cry Wolf Project, a nonprofit research network that identifies and exposes misleading rhetoric about the economy, regulation and … read more.
Greg Good is LAANE’s director of its Waste Recycling Project. … read more.
Jessica Goodheart is LAANE's RePower L.A. Project Director. She has also served as the organization’s Research Director, authoring numerous studies, including evaluations of L.A.’s Living … read more.
Madeline Janis is co-founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. She is also a Senior Fellow at the UCLA … read more.
Erin Aubry Kaplan is a Los Angeles journalist whose posts regularly appear on KCET’s SoCal Focus blog. Her book, Black Talk, Blue Thoughts and Walking … read more.
Rita Lowenthal is a longtime activist and author of One-Way Ticket: Our Son's Addiction to Heroin. … read more.
David Mallon, MSW, LCSW, has worked as a psychiatric social worker at Kaiser Downey and Norwalk Behavioral Health Clinic. … read more.
Judith Lewis Mernit is a contributing editor at High Country News. Her writing has appeared in Mother Jones, Sierra Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Audubon … read more.
Maria Loya is LAANE’s Director of Responsible Hotels Project. Under Maria’s leadership, LAANE succeeded in requiring McDonald’s at LAX to pay a living wage to … read more.
Steven Leigh Morris is the L.A. Weekly’s theater critic-at-large and its Stage Raw blogger. … read more.
Frying Pan editor Steven Mikulan is a Los Angeles writer. … read more.
Vivian Rothstein, a deputy director of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, began her activist career with the Mississippi Freedom Summer campaign of … read more.
Jon Zerolnick is director of LAANE's Clean and Safe Ports Project; he has authored reports including The Road to Shared Prosperity and Foreclosure on Wheels. … read more.