Is LAUSD bill unconstitutional?
The state's Legislative Counsel says it is, and district officials are already talking lawsuit if AB 1381 passes. LAT
Antonio's pitch to black leaders
Starting to work, says the Times
. Rep. Maxine Waters is now talking up the LAUSD deal, but Earl Ofari Hutchinson is skeptical.
Terry Tamminen leaves Schwarzenegger
He's now a campaign volunteer and won't return
to the Administration. Republicans won't miss him, but environmental activists call it a "worrisome loss."
No Skid Row deal
YouTube advertisers get new channels
Allison Margolin in the news
L.A.'s dopest attorney
is profiled in Column One
by the LAT's California Supreme Court reporter. At this point, I must conclude that Margolin's pot, babe and blog
marketing strategy has worked. How many other 28-year-old sole practitioners have you heard about?
Like actress Reese Witherspoon's character in the movie "Legally Blonde" — a rich, ditsy Beverly Hills blond who goes to Harvard Law School — Margolin, 28, is the kind of lawyer who might be easy to dismiss. The graduate of Beverly Hills High talks like a Valley girl, preceding adjectives with "like" and using "whatever" as a period.
Her years at Columbia University and Harvard Law School failed to dim her fascination with movie stars. She is devoted to the tabloids and knows intimate details about the rich and famous.
Her husband said she used to believe whatever her clients told her, accepting preposterous explanations for crimes. There was the woman who didn't mean to stab her boyfriend. She just threw a basket that happened to contain a knife.
And there was the time Margolin burst into tears after a prosecutor told her she had only minutes to decide whether to take a deal that would put a client in prison for 17 years. The prosecutor relented and extended the deadline.
Condo towers planned for Staples Center
Moinian Group says it will build
housing and retail on four acres at 11th and Figueroa purchased from Anschutz for $80 million.
Ray Bradbury takes ten minutes on his 86th birthday to chat with Patt Morrison on KPCC. He's scheduled for about 2:45 pm on KPCC.
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