In the meantime, the Daily News prints a list of the salaries of the nearly 100 people who work for Mayor Villaraigosa; all on your dime. Mayoral flack and spin jokcey Matt Szabo is pulling down an easy 100Gs; chief Villar handler Jimmy Blackman is getting about 1.5 times that. And, if you will, Lisa "Do Nothing" Sarno is making a good $125K per year to plant trees.
Zuma Dogg is interviewed by Talk Radio One host Marc Germain about his campaign for Mayor. Unlike some other local talkradio hosts, Germain does not appear to be impressed by candidate Walter Moore, calling Moore's candidacy "one note."
What is it about museum mergers in LA? The Los Angeles County Museum of Art wants to merge with the soon to be bankrupt Museum of Contemporary Art. Sounds like a good plan to me and local leaders such as Zev Yaroslavsky agree. However LA's honorary grandpa Eli Broad and City Clowncil President Eric Garcetti are worried the stronger museum will plunder the weaker museum's collection. Wait a minute! Haven't we been told that never happens?
City Controller candidate Nick Patasouras unveiled his slick new website featuring high powered endorsements from Sheriff Lee Baca, Supervisor Gloria Molina and former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg. Some of the transit geeks who read our blog might enjoy some of the photos in Nick's gallery from his days as head of the RTD and later MTA's board of directors.
If you want to help out victims of the fires in Sylmar to have a happier holiday, here is an opportunity for you to contribute.