Longtime Catholic Archbishop Roger Mahoney officially retired Sunday. Activist groups protesting his role in the Church glossing over a significant history of clergy sexual abuse are hoping the transition will lead to more transparency on the role of Mahoney and others in the matter.
Mayor Villaraigosa thinks he's entitled to have a six foot high wall built around his official residence at Getty House, the City owned Mayor's manse. This follows his original request of eight feet and nearly three feet taller than City zoning laws. As noted by Mayor Sam tech and design guru, Solomon, the Mayor who is insistent upon his fence once slammed Angelenos for thinking that they have "a God-given right to a 3,000-square-foot home with a backyard and a front yard and a pool in the back."
School board candidate Louis Pugliese accused his opponent, incumbent Tamar Galatzan, of "push-polling" a false story that Pugliese once defaulted on student loans. "Not so," says the Galatzan campaign.
Councilman Jose Huizar has been a strong advocate for moneyed Downtown LA interests. Thus, the LA Downtown News has endorsed him.
Previewing his campaign for Mayor, Council President Eric Garcetti tells Encino types LA has "lost confidence."
Activists fighting a Los Angeles Community College District planned development for the former site of the legendary Lawry's California Center are buoyed by a reported coming Los Angeles Times expose that allegedly shows much shadiness on the part of the District and it's board, many of whom are up for election next week.