Mayor Sam's Morning Update
We reported several days ago that local businessman and activist - and our favorite son - David Hernandez has announced he will challenge Zev for his seat in the 2006 elections. More and more, David is looking like a fresh alternative to Zev to many voters. When you have major conservative icons like Pat Boone, Melrose Larry Green, Ted Hays AND Mayor Sam in your corner - you have to be considered pretty cool, right?
Our only concern - and hope - is that leadership of the LA County Republican Party - of which David is a member - will put significant party resources behind him. We all know too well how the County GOP's husband and wife power couple - Doug and Linda Boyd - pulled out all the stops for Mayor Hahn in the primary, especially when there were two Republicans (at the time) in the race. We reported it here and here and here, but remember that Doug Boyd got over $30,000 from Jim Hahn to deliver Republican votes. But Mayor Sam will be willing to let bygones be bygones if the County GOP goes balls out for David and gives him the resources he needs and deserves.
Google - the company that just continues to amaze - has a really cool feature for bloggers and blog fans - their blog search feature. However, there is one drawback to this - unlike other Google tools like image search, groups, news, Froogle (shopping), and local which are on Google's front page, the blog search is on their more page. Now this isn't Earth shattering, but it would be really more conveninent if the blog search feature were on the front page as well. Since Google owns Blogger, home of many blogs which run Google ads, it would be their advantage.
Here's something to make an old, dead Mayor pleased. Tomorrow Mayor V will join with our old friend Senator Richard Alarcon to help distribute toys at Alarcon's annual "Gift of Christmas" event in Pacoima. Yes, they called it Christmas! Go Richard!