The best political contest of the year in Los Angeles, by far, is the showdown between Councilman Bernard Parks and State Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas to be anointed the next Los Angeles County Supervisor for South L.A., parts of the Westside and nearby cities. Reporter John Mitchell and his print editors at the L.A. Times get it — they put his scene-setter at the top of this morning's California section. It wasn't so high on the radar of the LATimes.com web editors. The story was nowhere to be found in the local story queue this morning, prompting a little note from Ridley-Thomas' communications adviser. The story's up now.
Hidden powers at the Board of Supes