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Friday, September 23, 2005

Wendy Greuel Wants To Be In Pictures!

Council Member Wendy Greuel doesn't generate much press here on the Sister City, in fact the last big Wendy issue we covered was her battle with "Bridge Boy"Bruce Forkish and the Rye Street Bridge.

The latest item to fly into our in-box was grumbling from the son of one of her constituents about her latest plans to screen a free movie for constituents in Sunland-Tujunga. Wendy plans to screen the classic film Shrek 2 outdoors, at Sunland Park.

Outdoor movies are a big thing in other cities and honestly I really wish that community groups and business would take the lead on this type of activity so government could focus on public safety and other more appropriate municipal activities, but I'm digressing to my libertarianism here.

Our reader's son thinks there is some sort of scandal here with the selction of the movie. Why scandal you say? Well connect the dots...prior to her election Wendy worked for DreamWorks, the producer of the film.

But I don't get it. I doubt DreamWorks called their ex-employee to put the squeeze to show a now in DVD movie in a city park. If anything, it was most likely in the reverse, Wendy was able to use her connections to get a donation to a worthwhile community event. If DreamWorks gets press for it, so be it, the community will have a nice time.

As I said, I would like to see community groups - i.e. you and me getting involved - doing this type of thing. But in the absence of them stepping up, its a nice gesture from the Council office.

Movie in the Park - Sunday, Sept. 25 at Sunland Park
Sunday, September 25, 2005
LAPD and Fire Department presentations starting at 4:30 pm
Movie at 7:30 pm
Feature presentation: Shrek 2
Movie, Refreshments & Prizes
Come & enjoy a good family movie outside under the stars
Dress warmly & bring a blanket for seating on the grass
For more information visit www.sunlandtujunga.org/council or call (818) 951-7411


Anonymous Anonymous said:

AT least Wendy got permission from the studio. Last year for National Night Out in Boyle Heights Antonio didn't ask the studio to get a release to show a movie. Seems he doesn't know the rules of screening a film to a crowd of 100 or more.

September 23, 2005 9:19 AM  

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September 23, 2005 6:37 PM  

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