Rick Orlov takes a look at the race in CD2 and reports nothing new. In addition to reminding everyone that Chris (now going by Christine) Essel has spent over a million dollars on a job that pays a fifth of that Orlov types a bold prediction by Clowncilman Greig "Sleepy" Smith that someday all elections might be decided by mail-in ballots.
Because some local and little read bloggers seem to think it was a fabrication, feel free to peruse the police report of the stalking incident at Paul Krekorian's home. The report features statements given by eyewitnesses (names redacted for their safety) who saw an Anglo man in his 40s snooping around Krekorian's home and snapping photos. Photos of the home have reportedly shown up in Chris Essel mailers.
If you live in CD2 most likely you can't afford to spend $500 to attend a political event. That's okay CD2 candidate Chris Essel's latest event really isn't for CD2 residents nor is it even located in CD2. Wealthy friends of Essel will be holding a birthday party/fundraiser for Essel Thursday in Beverly Hills adjacent Doheny Estates.
Back in CD2, Essel may have some more trouble in Sunland-Tujunga.
The City Clowncil sure loves events. What's the latest? Spending time and resources when we can least afford it to bring the World Cup to Los Angeles in 2018. Maybe they can send Oprah and Obama to help pitch it.
The City Clowncil sure loves events # 2. Sparse crowds in attendance at the Hollywood Santa Parade, formerly the Hollywood Christmas Parade. The event, once run by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce featured stars such as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Dumped by the Chamber as a money loser following severly declining television ratings, Clowncilman Tom LeBong has spent millions of your tax dollars via a closely allied associate of his to produce an event which features big name stars such as Lee Majors and former "American Idol" contestant Ace Young.
The Latino Politics Blog is always on top of (so to speak) of what Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is up to. Tuesday the Orange County representative will make an annoucement about her holiday card for 2009. In past years Sanchez has sent out designs with the Congresswoman spread eagle on a motorcycle and in a wet suit expose her bare legs. It's anyone's guess what's next.
And finally a very important news item for the hoi polloi, Chris Essel supporters and those who don't believe in carrying cash. Uber-hip LA eataries Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza will now take credit cards for valet parking fees. Like they say "Only in LA!"