Well, that didn't last long. Media interest in Robert Rizzo watching over the parking lot proved to be too much heat for the International Surfing Museum in Orange County. The museum probably got its most free attention ever today, thanks to Steve Lopez in the L.A. Times and a certain portly former Bell city official, but the museum board thought having Rizzo sit outside hurt the institution's image. "Our acting manager, a volunteer himself, exercised extremely poor judgment in deciding to bring Mr. Rizzo on board, and in utilizing him in a very public capacity," board member Brett Barnes wrote in a statement. "The board of directors is rectifying this situation immediately." Oh. My. God.
Meanwhile, Lopez was all over the TV and radio dial today, taking deserved kudos.