Sunday Morning on the Terrace
Stephen Frank, a history prof at UCLA, puts his job on the line and tells media what the University won't: that he expressed concerns to the University about alleged slasher Damon Thompson a year ago. Teaching assistants agreed with Frank that Thompson then exhibited paranoia. Thompson is from Belize.
FBI LA is getting someone from Las Vegas to be its assistant director. Steve Hernandez has been here before.
Council v. the Mayor, at last. Orlov, up late, files a report about Mayor Villaraigosa assuring neighborhood councils yesterday that he will press for more cops, even if Council reels him in. He says that most of the hiring to date has come from the trash fee. Jan Perry opposes, and Bernie is skeptical. Zine wants to stand pat at 10,000, which is where the force is now.
Despite your cries of socialism, California looks even bluer in 2010 than the rest of the nation. Brown and Boxer are coasting as the GOP has trouble connecting to younger voters. "Republicans this week will unveil a pod-cast available on ITunes in which party chief Nehring and guests discuss issues and GOP positions." That ought to be even more hilarious than the Windows 7 Launch Party video.
Nina Royal of the North Valley Reporter, on Facebook: "The STNC is receiving a plaque for Service during the Station Fire. I really don't know why... we couldn't stop Tujunga Canyon from burning : (. It's going to take...me a long time to get over my friends losing their homes the way they did."
Daily News: "Jews court Hispanic evangelicals." Especially Bush-loving Central Americans. "They fell in love with this George Bush, man of God defending the family from the allegedly gay agenda, abortion and the additional hook of the faith-based initiatives," says a CSUN prof named Garcia.
LATimes finds Jesus this morning too: "California Christians worship in a big way." Porter Ranch's Shepherd of the Hills church leads the article, and there's a small slide show including a photo of Shepherd's pastor Dudley Rutherford. California has two more megachurches than Texas does, most in the Bible belt between LA and San Diego.
Missed this earlier: ten days ago, the Harbor commisioners approved a $1.2 billion plan to develop San Pedro's waterfront. Without financial specifics.
Mayor Antonio will get his St. Louis raviolis from the mayor of Augietown after the Dodgers sweep the Cards. After so much far finer dining at Mozza, he'll likely just pass them on to City Hall food-taster Matt Szabo.