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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday

Your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power forget to bill a number of customers for several months and then hit them with back billing, some bills in the tens of thousands of dollars.  "We fell short," a DWP spokesman told KNBC.

LA City Clowncil members aren't too sure about the idea of a "collections sheriff" to seek unpaid City taxes and fees.  No wonder, they can't even get the DWP bills right; better to shelve this idea.

Metro is cracking down on individuals who illegally hawk merchandise on it's trains in Los Angeles. Everything from candy to pirated DVDs are offered up on board.  No word if they plan to crack down on board members who have cozy relationships with contractors.

The Church of Scientology is buying KCET's current studios as the former PBS affiliate looks to downsize.  A commenter at CurbedLA however would have preferred a Whole Foods Market.

Did President Obama really give an interview to the teen heartthrob magazine, Tiger Beat, saying he sings in the shower? Nope, it was a spoof by parody site, The Onion but the former fishwrap of record for the Big Apple bit and published it as true.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power forget"


April 26, 2011 12:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Omg, I just got the email alert about Lou Modestino. What a great man he was.

April 26, 2011 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael, you should interview Assemblyman Portatino about the crap Gatto and the gay leadership of the Assembly are up to.

April 26, 2011 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lou M. was indeed a man among men. He will be missed.

April 26, 2011 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Bureau of Street Repair said:

lou will be missed.

April 26, 2011 7:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wouldn't have my job or future pension were it not for Lou Modestino. Workers are indebted to him for generations to come.

April 26, 2011 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby can you please eulogize Lou M for those of us who knew and appreciate him?

He did a world of good for thousands of city and county employees.

April 26, 2011 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most people don't realize what a great sense of humor and charitable man Lou M. was.

In the heat of a battle, and he survived many of them, there was no greater man to have watching your back.

There are other great ones, but there'll never be another Louie Modestino.

April 26, 2011 11:14 AM  

Anonymous patrice said:

Mayor Sam-

For the love of pete, could you please do a Lou Modestino write up? He was one of the last great ones.

Love the blog, by the way.


April 26, 2011 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not to take anything away from Lou Modestino (a true gentleman), but Merrill Schaeffer passed away in her sleep this morning.

April 26, 2011 11:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Suffice it to say that I wouldn't be where I am today without Lou Modestino.

Rest peacefully, my friend.

April 26, 2011 11:23 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Looks like to me all of you are doing a great job honoring Lou. I am not sure what I can add. We can, however, leave the rest of this post comments to be about Lou. I will decline any posts not about him and ask the moderators to do the same.

April 26, 2011 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For those of you who didn't know Merrill Schaeffer, she was like Lou, but on steroids in how she achieved a goal, like the Figueroa project. It's just tragic that we lost them both on the same weekend.

April 26, 2011 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lou's absence is definitely gonna be felt.

April 26, 2011 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lou and Merrill both thought that Phil Jennerjahn was a major jerkoff.

April 26, 2011 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, what do you remember about Lou and Merrill?

April 26, 2011 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does the Church of Scientology get Huell Howser along with the building in Hollywood? Maybe Huell can hook up with Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

April 26, 2011 5:51 PM  

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