Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
The LA City Council - especially our favorite ex-motorcycle cop - endorsed the ridiculous Declaration of Los Angeles which sets old white people who rail on about illegal immigration as being far more dangerous and subversive than criminal alien gangs who prey on mostly poor immigrant peoples. With turnabout being fair play, KABC Radio has developed The Declaration of Concerned American Citizens which reiterates that its okay to hold our government accountable for enforcing it's immigration laws.
Local Democratic activists are wagging their tongues about possible candidates to replace newly elected Assemblyman Richard Alarcon should he be elected to his former Los Angeles City Council seat thanks to Proposition R. Among those who could be eyeing the 39th Assembly seat are fomer council staffer Felipe Fuentes, former Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez and current President of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council Jim Alger.
LA City Nerd has an interesting story about regional City Halls in Los Angeles. The next phase of looniness is that the City wants to establish a 10th branch city hall only two miles from the current City Hall. Please explain why we need to spend millions of dollars to do this?
Clark Baker has street cred when it comes to finding the causes and potential solutions for crime in our city. Not only did the former marine serve as an LAPD officer for years in the inner city, he grew up in the hood himself as the child of an undocumented alien in Pacoima. As politically incorrect as it sounds, Baker says that its not racism or injustice but liberal social engineering policies - going back to the days of Mayor Tom Bradley - that have made it difficult for police officers to protect mostly poor and minortiy populations from the thugs that prey upon them.
Anyone who has seen the film Working Girl knows about the boatloads of secretaries and other workers who have no choice but to take ferries to get from their homes in the New York City borough of Staten Island to their jobs in Manhattan. MetroRider LA is proposing a similar mode of transportation from Long Beach to Santa Monica. Local government apparently isn't interested it - and as one reader points out you've got a bit of trek around Palos Verdes Pennisula - but it is an interesting idea. If you could get the right type of boat, enough of them, and solid transporation connections at each terminal it could be an interesting commuting alternative.
I know I don't live there anymore but I didn't think my departure would that much of an impact. Apparently nothing is going on in Sherman Oaks these days. Both of the two excellent blogs that cover news in the former hometown of Liberace have not had anything to say since November 11th and November 24th respectively. Come on guys something must be going on out there.
Looks like the future of Starbucks is secure. Franklin Avenue reports on a whole spat of recent yuppie baby births. Get those play dates booked now!
And finally this old, dead Republican mayor has come to know that his father has entered the digital world and is now a daily reader of this blog. Welcome to the Sister City Dad - see you on Christmas!
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