LA Weekly's Daniel Heimpel has read the fine print of Measure B and finds some similarities to past shady LA boondoggles, despite the promises from B's proponents that this time is "different." Heimpel retells the story of a DWP plan to invest $2 million in an electric scooter company that flopped as well as a department plan to generate wind power that wound up costing three times as much and hasn't produced a single megawatt.
The LAUSD is moving ahead to build a new school in Echo Park but can't move forward until they get an approval from Councilman Eric Garcetti. Garcetti is upset about aspects of the design of the school and won't sign off until LAUSD makes the changes he wants. Speaking through a spokeshole Garcetti said he "has requested that the district review its plans for the school and see if it can be made more appropriate in size, scale, and design for the neighborhood."
Looks like Jan Perry's goofy fast food ban isn't working. Consumers in South Central are eating at places such as McDonalds as opposed to Subway because they can get more food for their money. Speaking to a USC blog, Marlon Grissom a resident of Watts who supports the ban still thinks it won't change his neighbor's food choices, "They wouldn't go to the healthy places. They'd still go to KFC."
I know this is old news but I didn't know it. I had always heard that there was a rumor that entertainer Carol Channing was really a man. Well that's not probably true but for decades Channing hid the fact that she is African-American. Who knew?