Two Mayoral candidates have unveiled websites encouraging voters to take positions they are supporting. Zuma Dogg has created LAVotersforChange.com offering up endorsments of candidates for other offices and information on various issues. Meanwhile, Walter Moore has launched VoteNoLA.com expressing opposition to three measures on the March primary ballot.
LAPD Police Chief William Bratton, the United Teachers of LA and even the City Council of Carson and others support the naming of a new high school for slain LAPD Officer Randal Simmons who was an active volunteer within the community but now one Council member and Carson's Mayor Jim Dear have reversed their earlier decisions and want the school named after late labor leader Cesar Chavez. Though supporters of the Chavez name deny it, some are suggesting that racial politics are at play; that many residents of the heavily Latino neighborhood opposed the naming for Simmons who was African-American.
If anyone thought that former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was going away anytime soon they were sadly mistaken. A recently launched social networking site dedicated to the Alaska Governor has garnered nearly 70,000 members. Back from the dead Republican Senator of Georgia Saxby Chambliss says he owes his come from behind victory in this month's special election to Palin's campaigning. And local columnist Sandra Tsing-Loh says a pit bull with lipstick PTA mom like Palin is exactly who the LAUSD needs for it's new superintendent (instead of recently deposed Admiral David Brewer or recently coronated Villaraigosa toadie Ray Cortines).