Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday
-On 10/10/10, inspired by a 30 year old tradition originating from Bogota, Colombia, CicLAvia gets to do what only a presidential motorcade has done in the past; clear 7 1/2 miles of LA streets of cars for 5 hours.
Instead of secret service agents riding on the side of black suv's, the streets will be open only to pedestrians, skaters, and bicyclists.
CD4 candidate and transportation advocate Stephen Box couldn't be happier!
-In case you didn't know, Californians want to legalize marijuana, and not just for the recent tsunami of stressed out suffering teens that flood our local "collectives" up here in Sunland-Tujunga.
-Are Canadians wimpy? Of course they are.
The Canadian Dept of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel warning for citizens thinking of traveling to Mexico. Maybe the Canadian gov't is just covering their ass, but Mexico is as safe as just about anywhere else that's outside of Bel-Air. Just don't be buying drugs or trying to muscle your way in on somebody's human smuggling operation. My good friend, Abby Diamond, just returned from a very relaxing trip to northern Baja's Guadalupe Canyon, and an adventurous 61 year old guy from El Cajon is about to embark on a 1500 mile walking trek of Baja with his burro Don-Kay and 2 dogs.
-Jerry Brown began his campaign for governor just a few short weeks ago and already has gained significantly in the polls over billionaire Meg Whitman, who has been campaigning for almost a year to the tune of $120 million and at least that many annoying radio spots.
-E-Bay founder Pierre Omidyar, says he will NOT endorse Meg due to her support of Prop 8 and her selection of former governor and Prop 187 proponent Pete Wilson as her campaign manager.
And finally, Oh boy am I glad my name isn't Robert Rizzo, who's only barely good news for the day was that a judge reduced his bail from $3.2 million to $2 million. That should help!