When the Clowncil does something good we have to give them credit. They've rejected a DWP request to increase water rates telling the utility they weren't buying the pitch. A spokesman for Council President Eric Garcetti said that following the DWP's last attempt to bamboozle on rate increases their credibility is still pretty low. DWP can come back in a month and try again.
The LA Weekly's Jill Stewart takes apart AJ Duffy, the controversial and often lampooned head of LA's teachers union. In addition to calling Duffy a pipsqueak Jill notes that he's lying that the ACLU did not include the union in succesful efforts to end the LAUSD's "last hired first fired" policy.
Wonder why you can buy books, songs or even a car online but not a city dog license? The tortured path to online licensing is detailed in a Daily News piece.
Franklin Avenue reports that a Fox News Channel morning show was fooled by a Weekly World News fake story that the LAPD was buying jet packs for officers. Might not be a bad way for the cops to get around LA traffic though.
LA gadfly Zuma Dogg makes his first City Hall public comment appearance for the first time in several months. We'll let those of you who were there offer up reviews of the performance.