As noted by Dennis Romero of the LA Weekly most of these folks are not lawyers, accountants or public policy wonks who would have valuable insight on how to turn the City around but they're all spokesholes whose main duties will be burnishing the Mayor's image. Among the promotions include some title inflation for longtime Villar spokesflunkies, Wonder Twins Matt Szabo and Janelle Erickson. Form of a photo op, shape of a free ticket!
NIMBYS in Woodland Hills still fighting a Costco championed by Dennis Zine at the massive Topanga Plaza Shopping Center. Even though people in the area WANT to shop where they get good service at great prices these bloggin' NIMBYS are attempting to divide and conquer their Neighborhood Council. The Costco is going into a giant shopping center that's been there for decades. It's not the same as trying to shoehorn a massive Home Depot into a postage stamp sized lot in Sunland-Tujunga.
The LA Times George Skelton, no fan of Meg Whitman, writes glowing accolades of Jerry Brown's term as Governor back in the 70s. George posits that Jerry got lucky in crossing uber-pol Bill Clinton that the former President tepidly endorsed Jerry instead of taking revenge on him. Despite all this Jerry's going to need a whole lot more luck to win the left-leaning scribe declares.