AEG President Tim Leiweke says that City Attorney Carmen Trutanich "bullied" him and demanded that AEG reimburse the City for nearly $6 million in costs for the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center. Nuch says when it comes to being a watchdog over the City's cash he doesn't mind being a bully. Going after the sacred cows and power elite in LA is a good thing for Nuch to do. It will bear him far more good will and political capital than going after the pot shops and busting crazy old loon Mayoral candidates.
What do you do when you're a termed out Assemblyman in need of a job? You get the Mayor to hire you at the Port. What happens when, because LA's politics are so incestous, you have to give that job up because your wife's law firm represents the unions that the Port's employees belong to? You move over to the DWP. That's what Wally Knox is doing and that's SO LA!
LAX has raised parking fees at the airport's economy parking lots. Lots B and C will see a $2 per day increase going up to $10 and $12 a day respectively. Tip: Check out LAX Park Place where you can get indoor valet parking for around $9 a day, with free shuttle and no waiting for that damn bus.
Nanny state alert! The City of Calabasas is considering a ban on plastic grocery bags. Now we all know the old, dead Republican Mayor hates plastic shopping bags and uses reusable cloth bags at stores like Ralphs, Trader Joe's and HOWS. He doesn't need the government to tell him to do that nor do those stores need big brother to motivate them to do something that makes sense and is environmentally friendly. Remember when plastic bags are outlawed only outlaws will have plastic bags.