Saturday Hotsheet at 3 a.m.
JM, Che da Man, 11.21.07
There used to be an immigration-experience mural on the Coronado palisade on Sunset Boulevard's south side in Silver Lake (around Benton); now there is a less WPAish, more intriguing anime-inspired mural, including the above detail. More of it here.
Zahniser says the smouldering Mayor/Mirthala affair has been estinguished. But it's strange that you need anonymous sourcing to confirm as much; why do you have to whisper about the end of an affair?
Son of Hugo's Plating: Downtown News has a great story this week about a guy on Lucas Avenue who never sold. He's 93 and has been there 52 years. The Downtown News also says that LA is back to booking major conventions at last, and there's a convenient, barebones downtown restaurant guide for your office manager's or mother-in-law's holiday planning (ours is at Taix, where in my opinion they do banquets best).
Wait until voter-watchdog Bradblog gets ahold of this one: Sec of State Bowen's office has found a weak link in LA County voting system. It seems the ballot boxes can be opened and closed without detection.
It's too bad nobody leapt forward to advance the name of MayorSam for Daily News City editor; between Sam and Orlov, there would certainly be some real discussions; even the interview process alone might afford a good meeting of minds---for both sides. I think our Dead Republican Mayor owes it to his City to apply.