LAT goes tabloid on Rocky

The Times editorial page launched a Rocky Watch box this morning that counts the days until City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo "comes clean" about who was driving his city-owned GMC Yukon when it crashed in 2004. They started with Day 7. Columnist Steve Lopez has also latched on to Delgadillo (he calls it Day 10) and announced in his weekend column that Rocky agreed to meet with him and a reporter this morning. If you are just tuning in, the deal is that Delgadillo's SUV suffered a couple thousand dollars in damage when he wasn't driving. The city picked up the repair tab, but Delgadillo won't say who was driving — in the face of sources telling the Times that it was Delgadillo's wife Michelle. More specifically, the talk is that the damage occurred when the Yukon hit something in the Cedars-Sinai parking structure while Michelle was there for a medical appointment. Oops, she may not have had a valid license at the time this might have happened, and city rules forbid personal use of the Yukon by spouses. That cackling you hear downtown is coming from DA Steve Cooley's offices.

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