Outside kissing babies or getting free tix to exclusive events, politicians like to do nothing more than be photographed filling potholes. Council President Eric Garcetti is the latest to do so. There is something about filling potholes that says "City Hall is working for you." Despite the obvious disconnect from reality here, however, Mediabistro cocktail party knee-jerked when it dissed one of the only journos actually working in LA, KTTV's John Schwada, for displaying some rare for the local media skepticism of City government.
So apparently, the idiots who run our City went after a woman who dared to grow organic flowers in her backyard and sell them at Farmers' Markets. Yet they can't seem how to figure out how to not jail innocent children.
Speaking of Jeremy Marks, who thankfully is now out of prison, a prominent engineer from Google has donated $50,000 to the lad's cause. Neil Fraser posted on his blog, normally reserved for sharing his engineering and coding acument with the world, what happened and why he did it.