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Echo Park Chamber of *&Viagra!#$ Commerce

The EP Chamber of Commerce's hacker was back for a second round this morning. He (it has to be a "he" and even more likely a "they") seems to think the chamber is a fertile venue for hawking his product. In this most recent attack he sends out a solicitation for Viagra through the email of the Chamber's secretary, Rosie Betanzos.

Rosie sent out a warning this morning. If you received an email with the subject line "More Health ID67688" from the Secretary@EchoParkChamber, don't open it. She didn't send it. She says her webmaster is on the case.


From the much-better-ideas department, we have an email from a Texas reader who used to live in L.A. He proposes solar-electric paddle boats for MacArthur Park and Echo Park lakes.

Al Hafner wrote that he was sorry to learn about the demise of the paddle boats:

But back in the 60s there were really cool little electric runabouts at both of those parks. I remember. Maybe that will come back, when the economy turns? Cool little electric boats, 2, 4 and 6 seaters with canopies. [In the future maybe we'll see] Possibly solar panel canopies. Possibly driven by all-solar charging stations. Sponsored by a solar power company! Green energy.
I ... loved those little boats. Paddle boats are OK, but this would be better.
Hafner describes himself as "currently living in Tyler Texas, but trying to get back to Santa Monica beach."

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