It's almost Villaraigosa time


• Hahn chats with Tina Daunt about the future, goes dirt-bike riding with Jackson and Katrina, and tries to score Rolling Stone tickets for the Hollywood Bowl: "I've seen the Stones in every decade except this one. I have to keep true to that." He also comes out as a fan of Folk Scene, the Saturday morning tradition on KPFK. LAT

• Villaraigosa tells Hahn: "Sometimes in the heat of a contest, as gladiators in the arena, we say and do things that we normally would not. But I have to say, and I have told people, that I respect and admire you for your integrity. Prior to these elections, I voted for you for every office you ran for. I endorsed you every time you ran." Daily News

• Mariel Garza wishes Hahn had pulled a Nixon. Daily News

• Bernard Parks left the chambers before Hahn's farewell ceremony, returns just after. Breeze


• RSVPs for the inauguration include Al Gore, Gov. Schwarzenegger, every living ex-governor, most of Sacramento, Michael Bloomberg and his NYC rival Fernando Ferrer, a bunch of Latin American officials, and from San Francisco Willie Brown and Gavin Newsom. LAT

• Can Villaraigosa inspire L.A.? Robin Abcarian finds the answer is maybe, but observes that he already looked tired over the weekend. LAT

• Patt Morrison calls on Villaraigosa to turn the Southwest Museum into a Museum of the City of Los Angeles. Times

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