The door can't hit the ass of outgoing Chief of Police Bill Bratton any faster than it will, however Bratton does make a good analysis of the city's failed culture before he finally gets out of dodge. Bratton tells KPCC "This city is almost a city that doesn’t work in so many respects and it’s frustrating...What surprised me was, one, just how big this city was, and two, how neighborhood-centric it was, that despite people moving around this city on freeways, people identify more with their neighborhoods than with the city as a whole. Other cities I’ve lived in – Boston, New York – while there’s great pride in the neighborhoods, they still think of themselves as New Yorkers or Bostonians." And in this case Bratton is absolutely right. LA is not a city like Boston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc. which grew organically. Instead, it was more like a corporate behemoth that acquired many, many local towns through it's evil manipulation of water and has never been able to form into a single whole. In the end, secession is this area's only hope.
The Los Angeles City Clowncil is looking at methods (way too late) to curb runaway film production in the City. There is one thing they can do now, and that's to make sure Chris Essel is not elected to their semi-august body.
And finally Gavin Newsom's "not ready for prime time" Campaign for Governor continues on. First, Gavin blasts Jerry Brown for assisting San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos raise funds for his campaign. Why? Because Ramos is a Registered Republican. However the office is a non-partisan seat and there are no Democrats running. Next, following massive ridicule and opposition from the homeless community in San Francisco Newsom nixed an idea he had to "help" the homeless: Gavin wanted the city to set up special "homeless parking meters" that San Franciscans could drop coins into and which funds would go towards relief programs. Keep thinking Gavin!