|Martinez, Huizar: Photo by LA Downtown News|
The LA Weekly profiles CD 14 candidate Rudy Martinez - who is scaring some of LA's power brokers - and we learn a few interesting things. Martinez is pissing off diva incumbent Jose Huizar. Huizar campaign manager - fresh off the Janice Hahn and Measure B victories - Mike Trujillo doesn't know Martinez is Latino. And apparently Huizar doesn't tip waitresses. Should be fun!
OMG! WTF? Echo Park is all HaFo SaFo!
LA Planning Director Michael LoGrande is quite excited about a new Downtown NFL stadium on the site of the old LA Convention Center. But there will be no tailgating. Yea, that works.
Chablis must be dropping all over the Westside. PBS' official west coast flagship station will now be Orange County based, following KCET's defection from the public TV network.
On Tuesday, the Parent Revolution will be announcing the first school they are pulling the "parent trigger" on. Joseph Mailander and AJ Duffy will be crying in their beverages. Stay tuned.
Speaking of Joseph Mailander it appears the one time "bloggin' godfather" has sadly jumped the shark with a bizarre rant Wednesday against LA Weekly Editor Jill Stewart and our own Joe Barrett. He continues it again in a Thursday hotsheet (tossing in praise for the WikiLeaks terrorists and riffing on Councilman Bill Rosendahl) before he moves on to calling for News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch to be hunted down.
Several Southern California Democratic members of Congress were among the few in the body who voted no on the censure of Congressman Charlie Rangel on serious ethics issues. While Reps Howard Berman, Brad Sherman and Henry Waxman joined over 300 Republicans and Democrats in the rebuke to ethically challenged Charlie, Members Judy Chu, Xaiver Becerra and Diane Watson were part of the 79 who voted no on the censure. I guess taking free apartments from developers isn't a concern to those politicians. Go figure.
And finally special thanks to Joe B. and Red Spot for doing some fine yeoman work here at the blog. I appreciate the load lifting!
Labels: brad sherman, charlie rangel, echo park, henry waxman, howard berman, jill stewart, joe b., Jose Huizar, joseph mailander, koce, michael logrande, Mike Trujillo, parent trigger law, Rudy Martinez