Around the Horn Wednesday
Down the road a bit, the Government's trial against the Aryan Brotherhood began yesterday. MayorSam stands to lose a couple of key commenters, I think. It's not known whether or not Archie Bunker is implicated.
The City of Gardena, not a budgeting model, sidesteps bankruptcy, the Daily Breeze reports, by refinancing its considerable debt:
Eliminating the embarrassing prospect of declaring bankruptcy, the city of Gardena has renegotiated the terms of its crushing $25.5 million debt with two banks, city officials announced Tuesday.
The banks in question are Union Bank, which does a lot of municipality banking business in California, and Sumitomo. The problems arose from dumb municipally-owned insurance program coupled with a home-buyer program. The City still offers low income housing assistance.
Chris Arellano speaks to the Times:
"The race has now changed into questions about me, my past and the things I have done. If I stayed in, that would have continued and that's not why I wanted to run."
Undiscussed in the race since Adolfo Guzman Lopez's report on Chris have been kids, bonds, $172 million dollar pricetags for schools, etc.
Monica Garcia also talks to the Times:
"No doubt I would have liked it to be over. I think the voters made a strong statement," she said. "I would welcome the chance to go to work for the families of this district immediately. We don't have a day to waste, let alone three months."
Monica got 4% of the District's electorate.
The UTLA's AJ Duffy continues to waive the white flag:
"I can't speak for my members," he said. "But my gut feeling is that we will not get back into this race."
That's twice now in the past eighteen hours that the Union head has said he couldn't speak for his members, just before speaking for them.
La Opinion's piece relies mostly on yesterday's LAWeekly site posting. The article notes trying to contact the Arellano campaign by telephone and failing. Not a surprise.
Blogdowntown is surprised to find that the AON garage is---a garage.
Also: As usual, a soothsayer bids you beware the Ides of March. But if you simply beware men in sandals, you should be OK today.