About 400 operators of medical marijuana clinics will receive a letter from the City Attorney's office this week informing them they must cease operations by June 7th or be shut down by the City itself. KPCC reports however that some of the shops will remain open in an effort to fight an ordinance passed by the City Council and signed by the Mayor.
Paul Hatfield draws an excellent comparison to the economic troubles in Greece to those in Los Angeles and California; as the result of massive government employee pensions. The situation in Greece has grown so bad that riots have broken out.
CalWatchdog says there won't be any significant boycotts by California cities against Arizona in protest of Arizona's controversial and ill timed immigration reform law. Why? Because they can't afford it. Yesterday we noted that Paul Hatfield found that such boycotts might even be illegal. In the meantime some African American activists are criticizing the Mayor over the boycott idea saying that illegal immigration has harmed the Black community in Los Angeles.
While the City is downsizing and planning to lay off employees, guess who is growing? The DWP. The LA Weekly notes that the utility has added 6% more employees in the last year. Additionally, the average salary at DWP is $91,000 per year.
If you're tired of rate hikes and strip club visits at the DWP you can actually secede from the power grid! Atwater Village Newbie charts the tale of a homeowner who has gone all solar and can actually run his meter backward selling power back to the grid.
If you care about the welfare of Griffith Park and environs you must make Griffith Park Wayist a part of your daily blog reading. The blog is the go to source for news about the Park and the efforts by a certain Councilman to turn it into Disneyland. The latest edition details how funds raised to "save the Hollywood Sign" will actually be used for tourist type amenities near the sign such as improved roads and a Tiffany and Company (one of the major donors to the effort) overlook pavilion for the purpose of encouraging couples to get engaged above the Hollywood Sign. If you donated to the effort to halt development around the sign, is this what you signed up for?
And finally if you didn't get the chance to listen to JoeB and I co-hosting Live LA Saturday Night with David Hernandez (guest hosting for the vacationing Frank Sheftel) you can listen on your computer or download it to your iPod/iPhone/iPad by clicking here.