Mayor Sam's Morning Update
Radio talk show host Al Rantel explained to his listeners tonight why he resigned from the Advisory Board of the Bruin Alumni Association, an organization that sought to expose bias and abuse by liberal professors on the UCLA campus. Rantel says his dedication to the cause is unshaken, but after further involvement with founder Andrew Jones he found the 25 year old Jones to be "incompetent" and "not ready" to run an effort as envisioned by the group. Rantel said he became privy to a number of internal memos written to other board members that made it quickly clear the organization was in trouble. Rantel says he remains committed to other conservative student groups at UCLA and will continue on. Rantel also stated that news reports of his resignation may give the impression he no longer supports the cause, but nothing could be less so says Rantel.
Lores Rizkalla - publisher of the Just A Woman blog has announced she will be hosting a weekly, overnight weekend radio show on KRLA, AM 870. Rizkalla's show will air midnight on Sunday nights (Monday mornings). First broadcast is February 5th, Superbowl Sunday.
The Lone Wacko blog is reporting that orange growers in the Central Valley are finding it harder and harder to find field hands as illegal aliens are being drawn to work in the construction boom that has hit the quickly suburbanizing farm belt. Their solution? Import workers from Thailand.
Senior Deputy to Councilman Herb Wesson, Andrew Westall, has announced he is running for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Previously Westall worked for former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg and current Speaker Fabian Nunez. He also teaches political science at Pasadena City College.