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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

The California Faculty Association has endorsed Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination for State Attorney General. The California Faculty Association is the largest higher education union in the nation and represents 22,000 faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches on the twenty-three campuses of the California State University system.

A secession effort of sorts is going on out on the Westside. The community of Westside Village which borders Mar Vista and Palms is seeking to have itself removed from the Mar Vista Neighborhood Council and be attached to the Palms Neighborhood Council. The Palms area has become a hotbed of activity lately as detailed in the Palms-Village Sun online newspaper.

Also in the Sun, George Garrigues remarks how Council Member Alex Padilla seemed to be lost as to where Mar Vista, Palms and Westside Village are located. Also, Council Member Janice Hahn had to be hunted down by the Sgt. at Arms when she wasn't on time for the Council meeting. With new sheriff-in-town Eric Garcetti making it crystal clear meetings will start on time, I wonder why Janice would run afoul of the clock? (See related story)

Actress Betty White was honored today by Mayor Villaraigosa and Coucilman Tom LaBonge for her years of work on behalf of animals and the Los Angeles Zoo. White was appointed as "Ambassador to the Animals." The 84 year old Emmy award winning actress is also a member of the Los Angeles Zoo Commission. White is best known for her starring roles on TV's "Golden Girls" and "Mary Tyler Moore" shows. She can also be seen in nightly reruns of the classic game show "Match Game" on cable station GSN. A plaque was placed at the zoo in honor of the occasion.

The Los Angeles Convention Center is host to the first-ever Multicultural Media Expo starting tomorrow and continuing through Thursday. The major players of ethnic media, marketing and advertising including representatives from CNN en Espanol, MTV World, TBS, SiTV, Urban Television Network, IW Group and Muse Communications, among others will be participating.

Public Meetings for Tuesday

10:00 a.m.: The Zoo Commission will meet. Grand Room, LosAngeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive.

10:00 a.m.: The City Council will meet. Agenda items include discussion of a proposed five-year contract with the operators of Sunshine Canyon Landfill and whether to establish guidelines for council presentations. Council chamber, third floor, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.

10:00 a.m.: LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education will hold a closed-session meeting to discuss existing litigation, personnel matters and labor negotiations. In open session, the board will discuss the district's policy for naming schools. Room 24-173 and board room, LAUSD headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave.

1:00 p.m.: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will meet. Agenda includes a request from the Sheriff's Department for funding to deal with disturbances at county jails (see related story) and approval of a $375,000 settlement for an inmate who was repeatedly kicked in the head by another inmate. Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St.

1:30 p.m.: The Airport Commission will meet. Agenda items include consideration of purchasing 43 natural gas fuel trucks from Reynolds Buick GMC, in addition to six minivans and 12 sedans from South Bay Ford for use at Los Angeles, Palmdale and Ontario airports. Board Room, Administration Building, LAX, #1 World Way.

3:00 p.m.: The Los Angeles Fire Commission will meet. Room 1820, City Hall East, 200 N. Main St.


Blogger Peter McFerrin said:

The map on the Palms-Village Sun page showing how Westside Village is the only majority-white area in the 10/405/Venice Blvd. triangle is a pretty devastating piece of evidence in support of Garrigues' contentions, I think.

Of course, Mar Vista has a large non-white, majority-renter population in its southern portions (especially in the area between Venice Boulevard and Washington Boulevard), but I can guarantee you that most of the power in the district lies with the upper-middle-class white homeowners who live on the hill that gives the district its name.

February 21, 2006 12:58 AM  

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