Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
With Monday being Caesar Chavez Day, more protests are expected. State and Los Angeles city offices are closed, but LA County offices are open and the LA Unified School District will be in session. School police will be deployed should more protests boil over.
The California Democratic Council, a statewide association of Democratic Clubs and County Committees overwhelmingly endorsed Jerry Brown for Attorney General following a head-to-head debate at the Santa Clara Convention Center with Rocky Delgadillo, the other democratic primary candidate. On Friday, Brown also picked up the endorsement of the Sierra Club and The Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club.
The rough and tumble free speech of internet bulletin board Craig's List may have put the site in violation of federal anti-housing discrimination laws. The LA Times reports that a lawsuit claims a number of ads posted for housing opportunities are worded in ways that create real or perceived instances of housing discrimination. However, Craig's List could have an out. The Communications Decency Act protects speech posted by users on internet sites. Websites use this law many times in suits against them, and at least one housing discrimination case was succesfully fought under the terms of the CDA.
The Daily News covers the battle for the 20th State Senate Democratic nod in the San Fernando Valley. The best quote comes from Assembly Member Cindy Montanez who says of her opponent Councilman Alex Padilla, "The only thing we have in common is our age." Montanez says that Padilla should finish his Council term before running for another office.
Councilman Bernard Parks is headed to Florida to lobby NFL owners to place a professional football team in a rennovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
We posted a couple of interesting videos over the weekend, one of Councilman Greig Smith making campaign promises three years ago, the other, Mayor Villaraigosa being shouted down by members of the Engineers and Architects Association. The Sister City is now equipped to show video, so feel free to send us your videos of interesting news items. We can accept just about any format, but prefer Windows Media. Send your clips to firstname.lastname@example.org
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