The Daily Breeze reports on a move to change several miles of Crenshaw (from Wilshire to 79th Street) to Tom Bradley Boulevard. Bradley, for those who forget, was the mayor from 1973 to 1993. I'm not a big fan of renaming local institutions for politicians, but if the community wants this (which is far from clear yet) at least it would honor Bradley's memory. When the international terminal at LAX got Bradley's name, he was still around -- lame. In general I think L.A. has gone too crazy honoring breathing and unbeloved figures with monuments that the citizenry ignores. Take the Richard J. Riordan Central Library. No knock on the ex-mayor, but everyone still calls it the Central Library.
By the way, the Breeze has completely redesigned its website. It's now one of the easiest to use among local papers. Today it runs a good piece from David Zahniser, the reporter at L.A. city hall for Copley News, on the behind-the-scenes wrangling over Mayor Jim Hahn's call for more cops.