The City Council wants to try to make up the budget shortfall by going after the funds of Neighborhood Councils. Council Member Richard Alarcon is however stepping up on behalf of the Councils. Rick Orlov quotes Alarcon as saying "I'm getting frustrated that the CAO is not identifying major savings while we're intimidating the neighborhood councils."
Here's something that Flap is right about - Senator Dianne Feinstein will probably not run for Governor. Thought she would be a formidable candidate in many ways there's not an upside. But I believe that DiFi realizes she's better off remaining in the Senate than taking on a race she might lose but even if she wins inherits a whole pack of troubles a Senator doesn't have to deal with. Flap is wrong however that candidates such as Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa will best Jerry Brown. Both Newsom and Villaraigosa have extraordinarily high negatives and Brown is the candidate who appeals most to faithful and likely Democratic voters across the board.
Zuma Dogg is right when he says there isn't a future for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Saltsburg says "Even if the right answers were out there, you would never get all the powers that be to agree to move in one, focused direction." Yes that's correct and its time once and for all to break up this train wreck of a District.
And finally pop diva Britney Spears has been ordered to read the Bible an hour every day. Her father and co-conservator Jamie Spears issued the edict as a series of requirments Britney must follow including banning her from using the Internet.