Say what you will about Eric Garcetti but at least he has a handle on using 21st century tools to important information about street closures to his constituents. An almost identical situation in CD4 was more than lacking in communication not only web 2.0 but even hard copy 1.0.
Mayor Villaraigosa wants to support the census and encourage folks to be counted (because it means more $$ to the City) but a Hispanic advocacy group is urging illegal immigrants to refuse to be counted. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders is urging undocumented immigrants not to fill out Census forms unless Congress passes "genuine immigration reform."
One of the best pieces I've seen by Jasmyne Cannick takes local African American leaders to task for not speaking up on black-on-black crime in Los Angeles. In "Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Cannot Be the Only Black Women Whose Lives Matter to Us in 2009," Cannick cites the lack of attention to the recent murder of a teen-aged African American female as "business as usual."
Blogger Debbie Schlussel isn't going to shop at Whole Foods anymore. Schulseel claims the upscale store sells products it knows are funding scholarships to alleged HAMAS-controlled An-Najah University. You're better off shopping at Ralphs anyway; you save 40 to 50% easy.
The Disneyland to Vegas bullet train boondoggle is looking more and more like a candidate for the list of "things that were never here." Money just isn't there for it and it's not likely to fall on any of President Obama's spend-a-lus lists.