Newly minted Council candidate Frank Sheftel gets ribbed a little by the LA Weekly. What gives? Also props to Mayor Sam blogger Scott Johnson whose run down of the lot gets a hat tip from the Weekly. (Who give us high honor by declaring we're even snarkier than the Weekly gang!) Who knew?
Former Mayor Sam blogger and community activist Althea Shaw has announced she is running for the CD10 spot held by former Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson. Sufficiently tied into LA's moneyed power cabal (unions and developers) Wesson is formidable even if one can not recall one thing he has done. That being said if Althea can find the right campaign consultant and tap into a source of money from those oppose illegal immigration - she could build the right organization - coupled with grassroots energy - to give Wesson a run for his special interest money.
If you didn't file in time to run for LA City Council you can always move to Bell and run there. Should be some openings.
The County of LA has enacted a ban on plastic bags based on all the junk science and alarmism while following the heels of a report that shows reusable grocery store bags may be even more damaging to the environment. But Zev needs a legacy! The bottom line is this is more Socialist nanny statism wrought by liberals who think you're too stupid and they must tell you how to live your life. When are you losers going to wise and tell them to go to hell?
The LA Chamber of Commerce is pushing a plan to "solve" homelessness by implementing a network of permanent halfway houses for the homeless that would be "integrated" into existing family neighborhoods. Not sure if this is something that work or not but I can see the usual folks just loving homeless shelters right in their residential hoods.
The Franklin Avenue Blog takes a trip to the 99 Cents Store. Among the items of note are 99 cent alcoholic beverages and a wipe for bald guys.