Mulholland Terrace brings to our attention perhaps a poor employment decision made by Councilman Bill Rosendahl in the hiring of new spokes-hole Jon Fairbanks, an import from Canada. As MT notes could Rosendahl not find a gay publicist in all of Los Angeles? More of concern is the audit trail of stories written by Fairbanks, a scribe out of Quebec, who blogs about "Anglophone bitches" and desiring to keep those women who like to party with gay men out of the bars.
Leave it to the City of Los Angeles to make high priority an all out assault on successful capitalism in Los Angeles and go after the food trucks and taco wagons that have caught the eye (and stomachs) of Angelenos. Because most LA restaurants suck, charge way too much and give lousy service, people are flocking to food trucks. That has led the lazy restaurants who would rather complain than improve service to bitch to the City. And along comes the useless Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is boo-hooing the trucks only take cash and don't pay into those shady business improvement districts.
Truly the end of an era. After 63 years on the job the legendary Stan Chambers of KTLA is making his 87th birthday by retiring. The station will undertake many activities to mark the occasion including an hour long special on August 23rd.
The County of LA is considering taking advantage of $400 million in Obama era stimulus funds that includes projects such as a solar farm in the Antelope Valley, repairs to the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall and a new wing for Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar. However County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is concerned about the debt the projects could saddle the County with. Keep speaking up Zev you're on the right track!
Only about one percent of Metro employees take public transportation to work. But apparently they're not allowed to talk about the reasons why as the agency deletes comments on the topic from it's Facebook page.
Great story about young gays' views on marriage by Pat McDonald in the LA Weekly. Back in the 80s, when I was in my 20s, just about everyone I knew - gay or straight - was looking to fuck as many people as they could. Marriage was the furthest thing from their minds. Those of you who hate gays and oppose gay marriage should be pleased they are preferring traditional relationships to promiscuity. This is a big change.