Janice Hahn really is serious. She's running for California Lieutenant Governor and has assembled a political dream team led by former Sister City blogger and Villaraigosa consigliere Michael Trujillo and includes fresh from a smackdown in CD2, John Shallman, campaign technology guru Joe Trippi and straight out of the Gavin Newsom debacle, Garry South.
In case you were wondering what City Council members do, they make calendars. At least that's what Tom LeBong has done. Heck even former Clowncil loser candidate Chris Essel made up a calendar!
Mulholland Terrace at Griffith Park Wayist serves up predictions for 2010 including the death of the Los Angeles Times and a great golf score for SLAP's Ron Kaye.
Imagine the Los Angeles City Council having accomplished so much in three years they took a pleased look at their results and then the entire Council subsequently retired. That actually happened 100 years ago this week.
Watching the excellent History Channel program Life After People made me think. Years of failed government policies turned the City of Detroit into an economic basket case that whole neighborhoods have been abandoned and stand fallow, with nature reclaiming the properties. Could a similar fate be in store for a soon to be bankrupted Los Angeles?
Speaking of failed policies the City of Los Angeles spent millions of dollars to redevelop and bring business to the North Hollywood area, the HOWS Market located next to the Metro Red Line is closing after less than three years in business. Officials from the Mayor's office and the Community Redevelopment Agency are rumored to have called an emergency meeting with the store owners but management is reported as saying nothing will persuade them to remain open; sagging sales are forcing the chain to shutter this location.