The LA Times recaps their endorsements. The set as a whole will not please either the downtown status quo folks nor the Clean Sweepers, and in a few districts, neither. They are CD2: Krekorian, CD4: O'Grady, CD6: Goodman, CD8: Parks, CD10: Wesson, CD12: Englander, CD14: Martinez. Count that up folks the Times is actually calling for half of the incumbents up for re-election to be tossed out. And in the case of CD4 the other Fishwrap in town, the Daily News, endorsed the other challenger to Tom LaBonge, Stephen Box.
Law enforcement officials report about a phone scam being run out of county jails and state prisons. Prisoners are using jail phones to convince people to forward their phone to another line (the one they want to call) and then use that as a way to charge collect calls to the unsuspecting victim.
The LA Times takes a look at Charter Amendment G on the March ballot, an attempt by the Mayor and others to rein in pension costs. Blogger Paul Hatfield looks at the topic in general.
Labels: bernard parks, charter amendment g, herb wesson, Jose "Open Space Moron" Huizar, Mitch Englander, paul krekorian, rich goodman, Rudy Martinez, stephen box, streetcar, tom labonge, tomas o'grady