Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Wednesday
LA County has a new Mayor this year and a new picture. For more, click here.
Thumbnail porn may be a thing of the past for you Googlers out there. A US District Judge ruled in favor of a website that displays photos of nude women, Perfect 10, Inc., which had claimed that web searchers Google and A9 violated their copyright by showing thumbnail size images from their websites in image searches. Under the court order Google and A9 (owned by Amazon) will have to work with Perfect 10 to come up with the parameters of an injuction against the display of the photos.
Franklin Avenue is reporting that Martha Stewart is bringing her McMartha Mansions to LA. Last year, Martha teamed up with KB Homes to build and sell 650 scaled down versions of her own homes in North Carolina. Sales were so brisk that Martha and KB are going coast to coast.
Blogdowntown has a tale of the downtown ooze. When the ooze first was reported, blogger Eric Richardson had it tagged right away. We wonder if the downtown ooze is similar to the westside stench?
In light of the recent California Bar Exam, a couple of blogs (one we never heard of, another one that does a lot of observing) are going out of their way to point out the fact Mayor Villaraigosa failed the bar exam four times. Why? It probably helped his career prospects that he never became an attorney.
A new blog on the market is "Original Suburbia." This blog promises daily photos of life here in the San Fernando Valley. They've only been around a day, but we wish them well and welcome to the blogosphere.
Speaking of that observant blog, once again they prove that they just can't deal with other blogs that compete for the hearts and minds of Los Angeles. Why is it when we scoop both the LA Times and the Daily News that Martin Ludlow was on his way out, the observant blogger can't give us at least a hat tip? Of course, any chance to put my real name on his blog, he will. Like that matters. Whatever.
Somehow we missed Ed Meese's 75th birthday yesterday! No worries, GOP Vixen was on the case and declared it "Ed Meese Appreciation Day."
The Los Angeles City Council is recessed for the day.
8:30 a.m: The City Council's Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee will meet. Room 1060, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.
9:30 a.m.: The Board of Public Works will meet. Room 350, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.
2:00 p.m.: The City Council's Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee will meet. Agenda items include funding for homeless services in the city. Room 1060, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.
3:00 p.m.: The City Council's Transportation Committee will meet. Room 1010, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.