City Hall blast from the past

A tribute to retired City Hall powerhouse Ron Deaton last evening brought out "a who's who in the city of Los Angeles," in the words of City Council member Wendy Greuel. Speakers included Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (on his birthday), ex-mayor Jim Hahn, Rep. Howard Berman and most present and living ex-City Council members. Former members visible in this picture include, from left, Robert Ferrell, Mike Woo, Hal Bernson, Mike Hernandez, Rita Walters, Jackie Goldberg, Cindy Miscikowski and Joy Picus. (See larger.) Bob Ronka is obscured behind Miscikowski. Hahn, who is just off screen, recently joined Alternative Resolution Services as a for-hire mediator, the LABJ says.

Also: RonDeaton.com

Photo: Jane Galbraith

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Politics stories on LA Observed:
David Ryu and candidate Mike Fong
Tronc buys (NY) Daily News, La Tuna fire aftermath and more
Helping in Houston, new lion cubs, Garcetti's back
Garcetti has weekend date in the Hamptons
Garcetti hitting the road to New Hampshire
LA Confederate monument coming down
LA Observed Notes: Back from vacation and into the fray
Rendon fights for neglected Southeast


LA Observed on Twitter