In a sad scene reminiscent of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, disgraced former Los Angeles Department of Water General Manager H. David Nahai rambles on in the Daily News about how the DWP has gone to pot since he was booted. Nahai makes a list of his achievements as GM and cries out for a hero to take over the agency.
Speaking of Nahai the guy who fired him is also leaving the Villaraigosa Administration. Jay Carson, former aide to both Mr. and Mrs. Bill Clinton has ended his term as a hatchet man for the Mayor greasing the skids for Austin Beutner. Carson will move onto a position with Film LA but still serve as an "adviser" to the Mayor.
Does anyone still think Mayor Villaraigosa is going to run for US Senate in 2012 should DiFi retire?
With pumpkin bread crumbs on his chin Clowncilman Tom LeBong has been fighting one of the scourges of LA, taco and food trucks. It seems as if however that everyone from Socialist candidate for Governor (no not Jerry Brown) Carlos Alvarez to Johnathan Gold writing in the LA Times stand with the taco truck. Gold not only notes the gastronomic diversity the trucks bring to the City but that they are gathering place for folks from all stratas of LA and might just have a positive effect.
Are you prepared for a natural disaster? The LA Fire Department recommends you have at least three days of supplies for your entire family stored away. Here are some suggestions from the LAFD Blog.
Summer is not technically over but already the homeless missions Downtown are gearing up for the winter and will need your support. Our friend and fellow blogger Don "Godizlla" Garza will be chronicling their efforts over the next few months. Be sure to show these great organizations your support!