It's that time again...putting on my Carnac hat and predicting the future. Once again I predict that at least 50% of these predictions will not come true.
Stephen Box will defeat Tom LaBonge in a run-off election. However this will follow a massive, unrecoverable gaffe by LaBonge in a debate with Box and fellow candidate Tomas O'Grady in which LaBonge makes a comment that infuriates Neighborhood Council leaders. Box and O'Grady will actually team up to press LaBonge on it; Box's higher name ID will push him ahead of O'Grady in the primary.
A major fishwrap in Los Angeles will announce it's closing it's doors.
Councilman Richard Alarcon will be plea down on charges he broke the law by registering to vote and running for office from a District he did not allegedly live in however neither he nor his wife will see any jail time. However, Alarcon will be forced to resign from his seat, causing a major North Valley scramble to take the seat in a special election sometime in the fall, one that will make the CD2 special election of 2009 look like a child's tea party.
Blogger Mulholland Terrace will put his StreetHassle blog on lockdown, making it only available to Mike Gatto, via invitation.
CD2 candidate Augosto Bisani will fail to garner even 5% of the vote in the primary against Paul Krekorian. However he will be discovered by the History Channel and see his business to become the next one to become a reality show.
Senator Dianne Feinstein will announce she is not seeking another term for the US Senate in 2012. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraiogsa will be among several who declare to run to replace her.
Twitter and Facebook will attempt to merge prompting a nasty response from both the California and US Justice Department. The case will take many years to resolve.
Rudy Martinez will handily defeat Jose Huizar for City Council. Following this, Huizar campaign consultant Mike Trujillo will quit politics for good and enter the ministry.
Blogger Don Garza will announce he is purchasing Carl's Jr, change the name to Godzilla's Jr, and add a bacon grease smoothie to the menu.
In a surprise move, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will appoint blogger and former Daily News editor Ron Kaye to the Planning Commission.
UTLA will attempt to get into the charter school business.
The Los Angeles Lakers will win their 18th World Championship against the Orlando Magic in Game 5 at the Staples Center. The win will be followed by the worst post-championship riots in sporting history leading to several top LAPD brass being terminated.
The History Channel's "Pawn Stars" team will announce the opening of a branch of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop at LA Live. The store will be less so a traditional pawn shop as more so selling merchandise from the show and other History Channel merchandise. Mayor Villaraigosa will attend the grand opening and attempt to pawn his "Born to Raise Hell" tattoo.