Two Schwarzenegger advisers depart the staff
Alan Bersin, the education adviser, and Richard Costigan, who guided legislative strategy. LAT
Council OK's sweet bond deal
Yesterday's Times editorialized against
Councilman Tony Cardenas's plan to award the underwriting deal on $150 million in bonds to E.J. De La Rosa & Co., where lobbyist Fernando Guerra is a VP, rather than put it out for the best or cheapest bid. CAO Bill Fujioka also criticized the sweetheart deal. It was approved anyway. Times
, LA Weekly
Retired cops picket Daily News
They apparently think all coverage of videos and possible abuse must be pro-cop, rather than accurate. They plan to picket
at the Times next week.
Less presumptuous than I thought
Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office advises that it wasn't he who labeled his talk on the Westside yesterday a "State of the City speech." It was his hosts, LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce, which always bill the local councilman's annual talk that way.
Guest blogger at LAT
Jordan Rau of the Sacramento bureau is sitting in for Bob Salladay at Political Muscle
Cardenas pleads out, released
William Cardenas, the suspect who got slugged several times by an arresting officer while on the ground in last week's video, pleaded no contest
to a misdemeanor charge of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. He had been in custody since Aug. 11 so was released.
Leading causes of death in Los Angeles County
is that Alzheimer's jumped into the top 10. Chart from the L.A. Times, based on county data.
Deaths per 100,000 population
Coronary heart disease 196
Lung cancer 38
Colorectal cancer 17
Alzheimer's disease 16
Breast cancer 12
All rates went down between 1994 and 2003 except for Alzheimer's (+220%) and diabetes (+30%).
Herbalife to move downtown
Its headquarters will go into
the office building at L.A. Live. They are currently in Century City.
Big day in Boyle Heights
The Gold Line tunnel will break through (officially) at 1st and Lorena Streets at 10:30 am. Expect politicians.
National president Nadine Strossen addresses Town Hall Los Angeles for lunch at the Japanese American Museum.