Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
An audit by City Controller Laura Chick of the popular Van Nuys FlyAway bus service to LAX has found that shoddy accounting procedures by the Department of World Airports has led to losses of perhaps thousands of dollars in income. Who gets fired for this one?
Times scribe Sandy Banks is bitching about having to pay a whopping tow bill when her car was towed after parking after hours in a bank parking lot that had signs posted specifically prohibiting after hours parking (motivation was that the valet parking line at the club she wanted to patronize was "too long.") Of course "Hurricane" Jackie Goldberg is bringing the nanny state to the rescue to protect drivers' "rights." Forget the rights of the bank who doesn't want to provide free parking for another business on their property.
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You may remember that one time we caught a City Council member parking in a handicapped spot. A new superhero is on the scene making sure that everyone from elected officials to regular folks don't take advantage of resources meant for the disabled.
This might be some affordable housing for those of you looking. Curbed LA has a post about a house for rent right on the 101.
What's up with LA Citynerd? Apparently you now need an invitation to view this blog. Do we need to out this blogger?
Blogger Cutter at MetroBloggingLA wonders why he's "one of the only white people riding the bus every frickin' day?." Thoughts?
Activists are turning parking spaces into parks in LA. Well at least for a day anyway.
MetroBlogging LA's David Markland has set up a cool new blog. Creepy LA details everything from Halloween items you can nab at the 99 Cent Store to the recent passing of Bewitched star and legendary character actress Alice Ghostley.
Shocking news that TV's Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) apparently had a real life lesbian love affair with sister Jan (Eve Plumb) during the years the show was in production. At least a new book authored by McCormick makes that claim.
Near the intersection of Melrose and Gower Jerry Brown and Linda Ronstadt used to sip margaritas near there and years before television history was made by a Cuban bandleader and his wacky redhead wife. Now Tom LaBonge has joined with the City Council in designating "I Love Lucy Square," in honor of both the classic television show and the legendary Lucy's El Adobe Mexican restaurant.
And finally, they first appeared on our pages nearly a year ago; Zach Behrens at LAist reports that the NoHo Girls - and their assorted spin offs The Van Nuys Guys and The WeHo Girls - have posted their last fake reality soap opera on YouTube. I first figured out it was fake when none of the NoHo Girls exteriors actually took place in NoHo.
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