Yet another local "journo" is on the attack against Councilmember Bernard Parks. For some reason supporters of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas think that investigations into what could be a "Martin Ludlowesque" path for Ridley-Thomas are the creation of Parks and not based on the alleged misdeeds of Ridley-Thomas and his supporters. Like Loopy Betty Not So Pleasant the latest scribe to take the hatchet to Parks also works for a "newspaper" that sold significant amounts of advertising to a Ridley-Thomas campaign independent expenditure fund. However Anthony Asadullah Samad's "Our Weekly" got a pittance compared to Pleasant's "The Wave," taking about $6,500 from the Ridley-Thomas IE, the SEIU allied Alliance for a Stronger Community.
For years Southern California has struggled to complete the 710 Freeway establishing a link between Pasadena and Long Beach. Tony communities such as San Marino and South Pasadena which abut the highway route have long protested construction. Add to that Clowncilmen Eric Garcetti, Jose Huizar and Ed Reyes who have taken action to halt construction of the freeway in Los Angeles and are apparently advocating for a goofy, budget busting underground tunnel option (which would have WAY more construction contracts to hand out right?)
Monday Democratic Gubenatorial candidate and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will come to town with his new BFF, President Bill Clinton. The two will tour a "green" building at Los Angeles City College. Also on Monday the Sister City will have a report on how political insiders are abuzz that Newsom's campaign is in serious trouble even though his likely opponent Jerry Brown has yet to declare.