Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday
About 1,500 protesters marched along Century Boulevard during the afternoon rush hour Thursday, tying up traffic near LAX as part of a push for higher wages and improved benefits for airport-area hotel workers. This major act of civil disobedience was endorsed by our city government and arrangments were made to avoid criminal prosecution of anyone who ran afoul of the law. There was a time in this city when government looked out for the greater good, but now its all about special interests. See related commentary by David Hernandez.
Mayor Villaraigosa will endorse Proposition 86 Friday, which would raise taxes on tobacco to fund health care programs.
At his blog, LA Animal Services General Manager Ed Boks talks about the Jewish ritual of "kapparot," in which a chicken is sacrificed prior to Yom Kippur. Boks points out that most mainstream Judaism does not endorse this practice, and that is a violation of local animal cruelty laws.
Martini Republic reports that Proposition H is having trouble raising cash for the billion dollar housing bond boondoggle. It just seems that the special interests aren't coughing up dough for the campaign. With Zuma Dogg stirring up some local opposition to the measure, there's a chance this trainwreck may not come to pass.
Archie Bunker's favorite local politician - Controller Laura Chick - is once again slapping around the CRA. Read about it at LA Voice.