Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday
It's down to the wire for Los Angeles' and Chicago's bids to host the 2016 Olympics. US Olympic Committee officials will be meeting Saturday to decide which of the two cities will become the USA's official entry. Both Chicago Mayor's Richard Daley and Mayor Villaraigosa plan to make personal pitches to the panel.
CityWatch still doesn't get it. Their "Blog Soup" feature highlights a Daily News article. Unless the idea wasn't to sample news and views from local blogs, I am bamboozled by the section.
Good analysis at Education Week concerning what Mayor Villaragiosa needs to do to grab a hold of his desire to reform the LAUSD. But it won't be easy, massive failure is likely.
The Downtown News says that Mayor Villaraigosa "bungled this one badly" when it came to the veto of Jan Perry's air rights plan.
And finally, today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will recognize Tommie Wall on the occasion of his 104th birthday, making Mr. Wall quite possibly the longest living African-American in Los Angeles County. To give you some perspective, the year Mr. Wall was born saw the first trans-Atlantic radio broadcast between England and the United States, the United States began its "lease in perpetuity" of Gitmo and Maurice Garin won the first Tour De France.