Big battle in City Hall over ever getting a reimbursement for the expenses the City incurred during Michael Jackson's gala funeral at the Staples Center. Council Members tend to concur with Hamburger Jan Perry that it will difficult to get payment from the owners of Staples and the producer of the funeral, AEG as long as City Attorney Carmen Trutanich continues to hold the threat of criminal prosecution over the matter. As AEG President Tim Liewickie has said its time for Trutanich to put up or shut up.
Oh. There's an election in CD2 today. If you happen to see any voter intimidation or election irregularaties call (213) 978-0444.
Former CD5 candidate Adeena Bleich has a good commentary on the CD2 election in the Daily News. Bleich is yet the latest leader to condemn Chris Essel's controversial mailer using holocaust imagery to attack Paul Krekorian. Bleich writes "I know what anti-Semitism and sexism look like first hand, and if one is going to attack another person as such they'd better have a very good reason, with real evidence and solid proof to back it up. Wanting to win a campaign is not a good enough reason."
For some reason the Los Angeles Times is continually posting their endorsement of Chris Essel. They have a lot of stake in her victory.
In all the nonsense going around town whether it's CD2, Trutanich or Villaraigosa off at the hooker I mean climate conference in Denmark there is one good thing we can always count on: The Los Angeles Fire Department and Brian Humphrey. An excellent tip from Brian at the LAFD blog for those of you who may be affected by this current storm: stay tuned to your radio for news and information, primarily KNX 1070 which features regular reports from the LAFD.