Councilman Dennis Zine will recuse himself from voting on an LAX contract because his girlfriend is an employee of one of the bidders. Zine has been reportedly dating Veronica Becerra, who works for contractor Tutor Perini who wants a $270 million contract to build a utility plant at the airport. Airport staff however have recommended to the Council the bid by a competing firm.
Getting into a car accident is traumatic enough. Imagine now that many cities in California are charging you a tax to do so.
LA always has a lot going on around potholes - including Eric Garcetti's latest efforts - but did you know that technically the City can be on the hook if a pothole ruins your car? You can file a claim but the catch is you have to be able to prove that the City knew about the pothole and did not act in a reasonable time to fix it.
It's always customary this time of year to have a look back at what happened in the preceding 364 days. The Daily Breeze has one, blogger Randy Economy has his, and Encino Patch covers the most controversial issues in Encino into 2010.
In case you forgot, after tomorrow night, KCET is no longer a PBS affiliate and goes it alone as LA's indie public television station. Franklin Avenue highlights the immediate plans and shows off the station's new logo, which is pretty much the same as the old logo.