In our developing L.A. noir story to beat them all, Mayor Russell Napolitano was snatched off the sand beneath Santa Monica Pier and thrown in a motorboat. He tried fighting with Omar, the kidnapper he recognizes from Brentwood, but all it got him was a face full of sand. Now they're on shore at Venice, sirens are closing in, and His Honor still doesn't know whether Celeste is OK or why somebody wanted his subway map bad enough to kill for it. The rest is up to you, the readers of LA Observed. Eric Estrin analyzes the newest twist at his Script Notes blog.
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