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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

Here In Van Nuys has some great shots of overhead power lines, past and present. Blogger Andrew also has details on how other cities are working to bury power, cable TV and telephone lines underground. LA is a little behind.

An anonymous poster on Craig's List Rants and Raves defends former video game exec Stefan Erikkson for wrapping his $1 million Ferrari Enzo around a PCH telephone pole. Erikkson was reportedly going 100-120 miles an hour when he crashed and destroyed the vehicle, of which only 400 have been made. Britney Spears and Nicholas Cage are among those who own one each of the 399 remaining.

Yesterday we reported that the Engineers and Architects Association has picked up support from the powerful Teamsters' Union. Click here to see the Teamsters' letter to the EAA.

City Controller Laura Chick will address a special joint Council committee hearing, Thursday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m. regarding her recent audits of the Recreation and Parks Department. The joint meeting of the Audits and Governmental Efficiency Committee and Arts, Health and Aging Committee will be held in City Hall in Room 1010.

We mentioned yesterday that Martha Stewart was teaming up with KB Homes to build mini McMartha mansions in LA. Today, following claims that Martha was going to "fire Donald Trump" and take over his Apprentice series, the Donald issued a very terse but funny letter to Martha. We have it here.

In other bitchiness news, one of our readers sent over a picture and wasn't very nice in what they had to say about School Board candidate Monica Garcia.

Fox is annoucing the creation of a new television network that will air two hours of programming each week. "My TV" will feature mostly reality shows and English versions of Latin telenovelas (soap operas). My TV will air on Fox owned stations that previously been UPN affiliates. UPN and the WB recently annouced they will merge as the CW network.

Thursday evening, Mayor Villaraigosa will attend the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Gifts in Honor of the Museum's 40th Anniversary'' event.

Public Meetings for Thursday

9:30 a.m.: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board will meet. MTA Building, 1 Gateway Plaza.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dily News hits it right on the head......
UPON stepping down from the powerful position as head of the County Federation of Labor, Martin Ludlow chose to invoke the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rather than to address the accusations of serious political corruption that led to his downfall.
The reference to Dr. King was a deliberate ploy by Ludlow to cast himself as both a great moral guide of Los Angeles and a symbol of the persecuted labor movement.

February 23, 2006 6:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unfortunately for Monica, this short race is a beauty contest. On that front, she cannot win. It also doesn't help that Jose had the worst staff amongst the board members. Now, with that "stellar" record, Monica believes she should be promoted!

Myself along with dozens of people here at the LAUSD are simply amazed.

February 23, 2006 6:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it possible that you all really don't know what's going on? The Fed's cut a deal with Martin. This means he was not the ultimate target, but they needed his testimony to build a case against the ultimate target. That ultimate target is Tony Villar, our little Mayor. Tony worked hand in hand with Martin as speaker of the assembly, when he ran for Mayor the first time, when he ran for CD14, and in his succesful Mayoral campaign. Tony has had long standing ties with teachers unions and affiliates like SEIU 99. Wasn't Tony's godson one of the subjects of this investigation? Put it all together. Don't you see where this is going?

Fed Friend

February 23, 2006 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Tony Villar is indicted, that means Eric Garcetti is Mayor. WOW! A military mayor.

February 23, 2006 3:32 PM  

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