|Hey buddy how come there's no story about me in today's hotsheet?|
When you're on old billionaire who made mega-profits selling cheap homes to people who couldn't afford them what else is there left to do? Build a shrine to yourself and call it an art museum - and better yet - do it at taxpayer expense. And Eli Broad is going to get even more taxpayer money to do it. Read more at Walter Moore's blog.
John Longenecker writing in the Los Angeles Examiner notes an amazing occurrence - a fairly written article at the local fishwrap of record. This time it's about Second Amendment activists who openly bore arms in Hermosa Beach. This is part of a trend to educate the public on their gun rights which are often under attack from do-gooding politicians and the media. The Hermosa Beach gunowners received mostly positive feedback from citizens. Having heard a volley of thug gunfire outside my own home Saturday evening - in a high rent section of town - the right to responsible gun ownership is comforting counterbalance against gangs, thugs and criminals that are both home grown and imported from every corner of the world.
If you hope to get through LAX without being accosted by Hare Krishnas, LaRouchies and fake nurses asking for money you're in luck. The Ninth District Court of Appeals upheld Los Angeles' enforcement of an ordinance banning such solicitation. Now if we can apply that to the homeless we'd be in good shape.
The City of Glendale is considering spending between $2 to $30 million on a bridge over Interstate 5 to connect that city to Griffith Park. Wonder what folks on the LA side of the line think about additional traffic into the already distressed park.
And finally Phil Jennerjahn has a message for the "birther" crowd; those opponents of President Obama who have a nearly irrational and obsessed notion that Obama was not born within the United States; shut up. Jennerjahn correctly notes that such silliness is distraction from more important reasons to oppose Obama and the Democrats. I would say the same about those Republicans who are fanatical about the gay marriage issue.
Tune into Mayor Sam later this morning for an important announcement.