Adeena Bleich, Ron Galperin, Paul Koretz, Robyn Ritter Simon, Robert Schwartz and David Vahedi are all running to replace Jack Weiss as the 5th District Council Member and none give the City high marks these days. We've heard that from before from so-called "outsider" candidates like Bill Rosendahl, Wendy Greuel and Greig Smith who all shortly after election became the ultimate outsiders. So run against City Hall but when you get elected keep up the battle and you might endear yourself to the people.
Speaking of Wendy Greuel, as we reported before, she's really not happy she failed to receive the endorsement of the City's Engineers and Architects Association who chose to pick her opponent, Nick Patsaouras. Rick Orlov writes that Greuel was upset that the EAA board apparently opted not to interview her prior to issuing their support for Patsaouras.
Mayor Villaraigosa campaigned on building a subway to the sea, fought hard to pass a significant sales tax increase to fund it but can't vote in favor of the project as a member of the board of the MTA due to ethics laws. The Mayor has received campaign contributions from the firm bidding to build the project so he has to recuse himself. So much for ethics reform.
Looks like Gladstone's, the legendary Malibu seafood eatery, has made a deal to open up a branch at LAX. Who owns Gladstone's? Former Los Angeles Mayor and Villaraigosa patron Richard "Obi Won Kenobil" Riordan.
K-Fed is dating delicious blonde volleyball player Victoria Prince and his boys Sean Preston and Jayden James think Vickie is "cool." Sean and Jayden's mom - K-Fed's ex Britney Spears - already has blown a gasket about the relationship and surely isn't going to like her boys' fondness for Daddy's new squeeze.