Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
Just like Zuma Dogg, Digital Hairshirt takes Council President Eric Garcetti to task for urging a boycott of the LAX Hilton. Of course, Eric is doing the bidding of union leaders who think working as a hotel janitor is a career and not an entry level job.
The City Council voted Friday to ban smoking from outdoors in city parks. However, a lefty leaning environmental blog correctly notes that the Council considered financial reasons in exempting city owned golf courses (even those in parks) from the ban. Golfers who smoke might patronize other courses. So if you're poor and can only afford to go a park, you can't smoke, but if you're well heeled enough to play golf, puff away.
City Council President Eric Garcetti often asks Zuma Dogg and other public commenteers to only address issues directly under the City's jurisdiction. However, when it comes to the Council making its opinions known, they're wanton to comment on matters far outside their jurisdiction: in this case the Federal "Patriot Act."
"It's a great day in the City of Los Ann-e-les!" Tom LeBong introduces yet another designer LA community, this time, it's Brookside, somewhere in LA that is probably too close to some other well known neighborhood that probably isn't upscale enough for the nearby villagers. Further information is available from CityNerd (isn't he really you Zach?).
Robert Andrade has been given the permanent post as the General Manager for El Pueblo, home of Olvera Street and the birthplace of Los Angeles. I didn't know that San Diego means "whale's vagina."
CSU faculty members and administrators for the University have come to an agreement to extend the current contract and negotiations, averting a strike for now. Mayor Sam broke this story last week. In other labor news, however, it looks like grocery workers may strike Albertson's markets.