Politics

It's almost Villaraigosa time

Outbound:

• 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

Inbound:

• 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


More by Kevin Roderick:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent Politics stories on LA Observed:
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Help for the homeless a phone call away?
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
Bray-Ali support collapses over his web past
Garcetti says: 'Homelessness is the moral issue of our time'


 

LA Observed on Twitter