Speaking of billboards, the anti-sign nuts are all up in arms that the City and property owners want to have a certain number of super-sized, media related billboards in the entertainment district of Hollywood. If laws were not followed and permits issued improperly that's one thing. But I don't see an issue with giant entertainment related billboards on Hollywood or Sunset Boulevards similar to Times Square, Tokyo, European cities, etc.
Councilman Tom LeBong, fresh from making maps, still thinks he owns Griffith Park. Cyclists are up in arms that he has banned them from riding in existing bike lanes in the park for the DWP's annual "Festival of Lights." By the way, the festival is great, but why the hell is the DWP paying for it? Let private industry do it.
Tim Rutten writing in the LA Times does an excellent analysis of the political shadiness behind the Mayor's solar initiative. It's yet another way for City unions to grab more taxpayer money and political power while at the same time giving the Mayor something to run. Though most voters will react emotionally and think that solar power sounds like a wonderful deal it's unlikely they will comprehend that this measure will raise electric rates let alone the fraud behind it.