City Controller Wendy Greuel has come out with a report that says that with $111,000,000 in Obama Stimulus Funds the City of Los Angeles was only able to create 55 new shovel ready jobs. That comes to about $2 million per job. Cynthia Ruiz, President of Los Angeles Board of Public Works responded by saying "We're hoping to have some changes in the next six months." And you all wonder why people are pissed.
LA is the City with the most pedestrian deaths and worst sidewalks in America. Despite that, as reported by LAist editor Zach Behrens, only three members of the City Council - Eric Garcetti, Bill Rosendahl and Jan Perry - have appointed reps to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee which is supposed to have a rep from each Council district as well as reps appointed by the Mayor. On top of that only Garcetti sends one of his staffers to the committee's meetings. Finally, as noted by Zach, LAs Department of Transportation hasn't updated the committee's minutes on it's website in over a year. I guess our Clowncil and Mayor really believe the song Walkin' In LA.
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is suing AEG saying that the organization failed to provide lifesaving equipment to the late King of Pop's doctor.
Mulholland Terrace at Griffith Park Wayist is deeply troubled by the Tea Party movement. He quotes statist RINO David Brooks, who attends the same cocktail parties as folks like Christopher Buckley. Brooks throws out red herrings citing ancient history as a reason not to be concerned about the growth of government. Whatever one thinks of the various Tea Party movements their anger is fueled by years of out of touch, chablis guzzling, elitist beltway Republicans and Democrats who are regularly responsible for debacles such as those noted in the first story of this hotsheet. Pretty or not Tea Party members, like Peter Finch, are as mad as hell at the elites - from Villaraigosa to Murkowski to Castle to Karl Rove to Obama - and are not going to take it anymore. I wouldn't get in the way of that.
The LAPD is searching for a suspect who attempted to kidnap a 12 year old girl from Luther Burbank Middle School. Read the blog post and keep your eyes open.
Who cares what's in your wallet! It's what's in your kit. The LA Fire Department has some great tips on how to prepare a disaster preparedness kit for you and your family.