Some pretty amazing numbers on non-English speaking, more parsing of yesterday's Erwin Chemerinsky story, some City Hall moves and more.
Living the bilingual life
Some 57% of Los Angeles County residents speak other languages at home, but the story in the L.A. Times based on U.S. census data doesn't clarify the prevalence of English in those homes or seem to break out which is the primary language spoken. For California as a whole, the stat is 43% speaking a non-English language at home. LAT
Times op-ed undid Chemerinsky
UC Irvine chancellor says the opinion piece about the death penalty raised doubts that Erwin Chemerinsky would tone down his political activities to further the new Irvine law school. LAT Meanwhile, non-liberals Douglas Kmiec and Stephen Bainbridge go to bat for Chemerinsky.
Baca's contributions from the staff
Most of the officers that Sheriff Lee Baca promoted to his command staff contributed to his political campaigns, says a Daily News study.
Tennie Pierce case is back
More parking meters for Silver Lake
As usual, merchants want them and residents don't. LAT
City Hall (Incoming)
Peter Hidalgo, communications manager for The Gas Company/Sempra Energy and ex-press secretary for Mayor Richard Riordan, is joining the office of Councilman Jose Huizar as Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislation and Communications. He begins September 24.
City Hall (Outgoing)
Catching up on moves out of Mayor Villaraigosa's media office: Diana Rubio has gone to Verizon in Thousand Oaks as director of communications and planning. Elizabeth Kivowitz began this week as a senior media relations rep at UCLA.
Angelenos can use Santa Monica Airport dog park
They will need a Santa Monica dog license come November. LAT