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No problemos at La Opinion, where the pueblo's mariscos wrap of record fires up an exclusive interview with Police Chief Bratton. He says of the incident at parque MacArthur "Fue una aberración, fue enorme, pero ésa no es la forma en que operamos."
He also says that the undocumented don't need to fear the LAPD unless they're also criminals, a statement which should drive some of the lads here loco. "La comunidad latina e inmigrante, legal o ilegal, no tiene nada que temer del LAPD, excepto los criminales."
Mitt Romney has an ad in Spanish, Mi Padre, spoken by Romney's son, who was a Mormon missionary in Chile. Currently playing in Miami. Rudy Giuliani has an ad there in Spanish too. The Times warns that photo-ops alone won't work with Latinos in California. "I guess they have to do these desperate things in an election, but I'm not going to vote for someone just because they go to King Taco," Latina mom Denise Mendoza tells the Times.
Dennis Zine turns a deaf ear to a Neighborhood Council and would-be neighbors to a 160-unit multiuse complex in West Hills. The developer has paid to play with a scant $1,500, and the development will require a zone change from Gail "GPS" Goldberg's Planning Department. It's great to see a newspaper covering these kinds of issues; people might yet learn a few things about their public "servants."
Robert Culp believes the one-elephant elephant exhibit at the LA Zoo should be shut down. He filed a lawsuit in an attempt to get his way, the Daily News reported late yesterday. The Zoo says it is well within animal reg standards.
A credible research org said last week that the Writer's strike is impacting television viewing habits. "About 35 percent of Americans have changed their media consumption habits as a result of the Hollywood writers strike, according to a report by the consultancy firm Interpret, and 27 percent are watching less network TV." So what are the feelings on the matter of the allegedly pro-Union Mayor of Los Angeles? Or, for that matter, the allegedly pro-Union Barack or pro-Union Hillary?
On one end of town, downtown blogger Dave Bullock was rocking Wired with photos of spy gadgets at the Homeland Security conference downtown, and at another end, 24's homeland security stalwart Kiefer Sutherland was released from a Glendale jail after 48 days dry.
Yesterday, the sacking of James O'Shea at the Times was a national and even an international story. Even so, some readers don't think the news is newsworthy for MayorSam. I disagree---no organization in town has the potential to influence City politics the way the Los Angeles Times does; but I read all the comments here and respect all commenters.
But for today anyway, if anyone is Jonesing for new developments re the Times, look to Ed Padgett's blog.