Los Angeles Political Hotsheet for Wednesday
Screw you, Kagel Canyon!
The much ballyhooed protest event held yesterday on the steps of City Hall to demand that the heads of the LA City Council members be placed on a stick for boycotting Arizona, drew a grand total of 30 silly angry people.
Coincidentally, the organizers of the failed protest event, the Republican Party of LA County is under siege by the Rand "It's my lunch counter, dammit" Paul Tea Bag Party, and now a judge is being asked to separate the children and restore order.
SB1070 part 2 is soon to arrive! Now the author of Arizona's controversial "Show Me Your Papers" law has another bright idea and wants to overturn the 14th amendment of the Constitution and kick out kids born on American soil . You stay classy Arizona!
Richard Alarcon had a breakdown in City Council yesterday during the discussion over appointing Irma Munoz to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
While other council members used their time to praise the important work of the SMMC , Alarcon used his time to cry about the SMMC opposing his proposed truck driving school on the designated open space of the former Lopez Canyon Landfill. Kagel Canyon residents are the community most impacted by the landfill and the bizarre & obsessive efforts by Alarcon to open the school no matter how many organizations tell him how bad this project is (the ENTIRE LA County Board of Supervisors for starters). He also demanded a report from Ms. Munoz on why no one from the SMMC contacted him before issuing their letter in opposition to Alarcon's ridiculous Pet Project. Maybe because the SMMC has better things to do than subject themselves to the rants and ravings from the Tyrant of CD 7? Note to Alarcon: Jobs or Taxes is not a valid reason for a zone variance, especially on Open Space.
And finally, I gave a tour of the homeless camps in the Tujunga Wash for the LA Times yesterday. Here is the story and photos.