Steve Lopez chats with former Villaraigosa Planning Commission Jane Usher who eventually left the family when she get tired of the shadiness that is LA City government. Usher is hopeful for eventual change in LA but like many of us is terrified of the "terror troika" being elected to lead LA. So she's backing Carmen Trutanich for City Attorney, most likely sensing that Jack Weiss is the most vulnerable and scariest of the troika.
The DWP finally managed to shut off a fire hydrant in the Valley that's been gushing 50 gallons of water a minute for the last ten days. According to the Daily News, after several days the utility ultimately figured out how to save some of the water while they tried to figure out how to turn off the flow. The DWP seems to have a lot of trouble with hydrants lately . And now they want to take over the solar industry in LA? Vote No on B!
Antonio Villaraigosa has one and now Britney Spears is getting version 2.0 of her wax figure at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. In the meantime, Joseph Mailander at Street Hassle has an audio-animatronic version of the Mayor for your amusement .