That's City Councilmember Janice Hahn and former mayor James Hahn in the front row, flanking their parents at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, site of the county's free holiday concerts. This is the 50th year of the Christmas tradition, which began at the Sports Arena before moving to the Music Center. Kenny Hahn's role in getting the free concerts started (and micromanaging them) is explored at Zev Yaroslavsky's website.
Also at ZevWeb: Breaking news Sunday night on a county Auditor-Controller report finding that some sheriff's deputies are racking up massive amounts of overtime, often by working double shifts and long stretches without a day off. Ten deputies doubled their pay in 2008, but it raises questions about how well they did their jobs.