Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday
Twenty years ago today, Rodney King got pulled over on the 210 freeway in Lake View Terrace. About a year later, Los Angeles went ballistic.
Tonight, LAUSD Board Seat candidates Tamar Galatzan and Louis Pugliese face off once again. This candidate forum is co-sponsored by the 31st District PTSA and the League of Women Voters and is being held at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, 18605 Erwin St., Tarzana. Showtime is 7pm.
Responsible Mountain Bike enthusiasts understand that you can't go around carving out BMX tracks on Open Space protected parkland. Unfortunately, one or more irresponsible knuckleheads thought it was a good idea to butcher up such an area in CD2 for their own entertainment. Kris Sabo and myself visited the site, reported the destruction, and thanks to the rapid response and assistance by Parks & Rec and Councilman Krekorian, the BMX track is no more, and precious open space is happy once again.
Wisconsin Governor Walker is going rogue and now is in defiance of a court order to open up the people's house. On a related note; Is there a link between illiteracy and conservative voting? I hope you're sitting down; Why yes there is ya morans!
Richard Alarcon is trying to steal money from the Lopez Canyon Amenities Trust Fund, again. This time to the tune of almost half a million dollars. The Trust Fund was established in 1991 to benefit the residents that live adjacent to the now closed Lopez Canyon landfill. Unfortunately, very few of those dollars have ever found their way to where they were designated, instead they continue to fuel Alarcon's pet projects in areas far from Lopez Canyon. Alarcon's motion goes before the City Council on Friday.