"Angelena II", at least Mayor Antonio Villar didn't "rename and christen it" the west coast version of the "Monkey Business"
Great afternoon for a ride on the water of LA Harbor, we think not. But for many who wanted a closer view of the container cranes of Los Angeles Harbor, the Angelena II was the city-owned vessel of choice, thats if you knew of its existence.
Not wanting to engage in a battle of semantics with Mayor Villar on the classifications of sea-going vessels, this yacht (after all, would the City Terrace raised Villar call a Low Rider just a car?) has been used to give approved riders a visual experience one of the world's largest container ports. As KCBS Channel Two's David Goldstein reports,
the likes of the Morongo Band of Indians were partakers in an Angelena II cruise on the port waters. Maybe they are waiting for the day when the Salton Sea is open to the Gulf of California and join their Cabazon brothers in building a container port in Indio, based upon the knowledge gained from their yacht ride?
But seriously, in these days of fiscal belt-tightening, what is the Port of Los Angeles doing spending big bucks in refitting a yacht for joy ride junkets around the harbor? One can gain the same experience of a harbor cruise by enjoying a ride on one of former CD 15 City Council Candidate Jayme Wilson's dinner excursions on the water.
There is also a City of Los Angeles Fireboat that could also double as a tour boat and educational platform for school kids. Yet, at the end of the day, a world port is befitting of a world-class yacht, ... or boat in the public conscious eyes of Mayor Villar.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Angelena II, kcbs, mayor antonio villaraigosa, port of los angeles