Who's the real Mister Los Angeles?

OK, this is embarrassing. Los Angeles magazine's latest web traffic gimmick is to ask readers to vote online for Mister Los Angeles. (This month the mag anointed Tom LaBonge, the city councilman from Los Feliz.) The staff picked a dozen nominees, and the embarrassing part is that I'm tucked in among the ones who actually belong there: Vin Scully...........

....oh, and also Eli Broad, Jay Leno, Magic Johnson, Wolfgang Puck, Steve Lopez, Huell Howser, PiolĂ­n, Charles Phoenix, Bob Baker and the magazine's own Chris Nichols. They'd like us to campaign and drive readers to the site, but my platform is simple: while it's an honor to be mistakenly included in such an Angelenic group, if elected I will not serve—and vote for Scully. Relative newcomers to L.A. may not grasp why he's the obvious one, but some day that book will be written.

Good point: David Markland of L.A. Metblogs asks where is Ray Bradbury?

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