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Monday, February 20, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday

The Daily News reports that the Department of Water and Power is holding millions of dollars of real estate that is either unnecessary or its not producing the revenues experts say the properties could fetch. Among the properties are thousands of acres of land outside Los Angeles, particularly in the Owens Valley, properties that house retail businesses such as stores, cafes, nurseries, etc. and even a boat rental facility. The Daily News contrasts how Southern California Edison, a private owned utility, earns much higher income from similar properties.

In the LA Times, Mayor Villaraigosa is detailing his vision for LA as a dense, urban metropolis that will build up and not out. Writer/professor Joel Kotkin disagrees.

William Cowsill, lead singer of the sixties pop singing group that was the inspiration for the Partridge Family, has died at the age of 58, of emphysema and other ailments. The Cowsills had a few hits in the 60s and early 70s such as "The Park," "The Rain and Other Things" as well as a cover of the theme song from the musical, "Hair." Various members of the band lived at different times in the San Fernando Valley and their brother Richard, who was not a member of the band, served as the Student Body President of Los Angeles Valley College at one point in the 70s. Another band member, Barry, was lost and eventually his body was recovered following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The band was slated to play The Partridge Family on the television show, but bowed out when network execs insisted Shirley Jones play their mother instead of their real-life mom.

Tomorrow, we'll alert you to what could be a controversial action to be taken at Tuesday's County Board of Supervisor's Meeting.

There are no public meetings Monday due to the Presidents' Day holiday.

Here are some of last week's highlights from The Sister City:


Anonymous Anonymous said:

You stole the idea about highlighting the previous weeks story from www.laobserved.com....

February 19, 2006 10:22 PM  

Blogger Westsider said:

Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

February 19, 2006 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who cares? It's a great idea.

February 19, 2006 10:55 PM  

Blogger Matt said:

Maybe he could highlight the previous week's stories from LA Observed...

February 20, 2006 12:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why bother. Mayor Sam has better stories.

February 20, 2006 1:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Today's LA Times has story about "Agenies Reviewing UFW and Charities." They better start packing their bags like Ludlow. There is so much corruption in that organization with family members.

February 20, 2006 7:16 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

10:22 - you're damn right. There isn't an original idea on this blog at all. In fact, the entire blog concept itself was stolen from The Fourth Floor.

Now go play on the freeway you moron.

February 20, 2006 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No original blog ideas, no original blog entries. Where's the person whining about Alger's driver's license issue? Isn't that person due for a typical whine blog? Must be related to Monica Harmon and her 80 watches entry. Monica, don't you have something of value to do?

February 20, 2006 10:23 PM  

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