Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday
Actor turned liberal activist Rob "Meathead" Reiner has resigned from the commission overseeing his "First Five" initiative that voters passed in 1998. Following questions over spending by the commission on questionable television ads, Reiner took a leave of absence, obstensibly to spend more time on his latest tax scheme, Proposition 82.
I mentioned yesterday that on Saturday you can expect a major announcement about the future of the blog. Several of you wrote in asking what that is. Patience, my friends. I see some speculation in the comments section and all I can say is, interesting.
We don't know if this falls under the category of white, westside paranoia, but like the famous stench and ooze, we now have the KTLA slip. It goes like this: on Tuesday morning, the KTLA morning news was replaced on Adelphia customers' sets in Sherman Oaks (sort of like the westside) with infomercials. This old, dead Republican mayor - who we all know is a disgruntled customer of Adelphia in Sherman Oaks - reports to the contrary. The Morning News was on and I was subjected to nauseating entertainment reporter Sam Rubin on the throes of laryngitis and the ever annoying Gayle Anderson visiting with a magician in Van Nuys. No informercials.
Mayor Villaraigosa will receive the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award at the Chavez Foundation's annual dinner Thursday evening.
Here in Van Nuys has some great photos of student anti-immigration protests at the Civic Center in Van Nuys. Blogger Andrew wonders if this will lead to our gaza strip? I doubt it. The Palestinian rebels in Israel aren't walking around with McDonald's sodas and about to head home to catch reruns of "My Wife and Kids" on Channel 5.