Going through the motions
Police commissioners are about to formally evaluate Chief Bratton, but president John Mack and VP Alan Skobin both say they would vote
to give the chief a second five-year term.
DN says budget honeymoon over
Mayor Villaraigosa is facing political struggles over dropping city revenue, says a Daily News editorial
Downside of new schools
With 65 new schools now opened in LAUSD and falling enrollment, no elementary students are being bussed across town for overcrowding. That's good for the kids but the Daily News says it is bad for Valley campuses
The city airport commission is expected to vote today
for a $575 million project to upgrade the international terminal at LAX.
Board of Supes perks
The Daily News gets huffy about the size
of staff, salaries and cars for the county Board of Supervisors, and also does a piece on the driver
for LAUSD boss Roy Romer.
: Mayor gets testy with the press, and Note Holden finally admits he doesn't live in Los Angeles. Hymon:
Western Heights dispute, banning roosters, Janice Hahn's phone bill.
Talking up neighborhood councils
Jason Lyon and Jeff Jacobberge offer an LAT op-ed
saying that power is shifting.
It's Good to be rich
Good magazine packed in several hundred guests including two delegates from LA Observed for its launch party Saturday night at the former St. Vibiana's Cathedral downtown. In Sunday's New York Times, Sharon Waxman checked in
on the Good phenomenon.
Mr. Goldhirsh, the son of the founder of Inc. magazine, Bernie Goldhirsh, and heir to a fortune, doesn’t read many magazines himself, nor do his friends. “I try to read The Economist every week, but it’s almost like an assignment,” he said. “It’s an effort.”
Nonetheless, he and his Andover buddy Max Schorr, now the publisher, decided that a new magazine was exactly what his generation needed most: “A free press for the critical idealist,” as the inaugural issue proclaims.
In practice this means short features on subjects like a Los Angeles garage that converts cars to run on vegetable oil and an Austrian movie about processed food. The first issue has a distinctly unsexy cover, with a blank space for filling in a verb of the reader’s choice, followed by the phrase “Like You Give a Damn.” It includes an essay on America’s place in the world by James Surowiecki, a New Yorker writer, and an exhortation to end poverty by the economist Jeffrey Sachs.
It also has big graphic features. One maps out a timeline of Paris Hilton’s wealth, and another charts the average costs of marriage and divorce.
Baldwin Village success
Cleaning up the apartment neighborhood and adding after-school centers for tenant kids makes the Sunday New York Times
Another abomination coming
Naming rights to the Shrine Auditorium are for sale
Gov. Schwarzenegger will sign the LAUSD power-shift bill with Mayor Villaraigosa and a cast of dozens at the Central Library at 10:30 am.