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Friday, May 14, 2010

Morning around the park


How many of you were awake at 5am this morning because of the ongoing bird orgy in the tree next to your bedroom window?  Spring in the Southland can be a challenge when our avian friends are all amped up with birdie hormones. We just have to live with it. Or do we? Animal Services departments across the area report that people regularly call them to complain, and they expect action.

California is already 20 billion in the red for FY11. The Governator offers we taxpayers a handy fact sheet for how he is going to fix it. 

Did you get your DWP bill this month?  How do you feel about paying that monster? It's going up in July, too.  Read Mulholland Terrace's article on some of the not-so-hardworking DWP employees who benefit from your bill, then leave your feelings in the comments section.

News flash: Glenn Beck and local blogger/perpetual candidate Phil Jennerjahn - one of the people behind the effort - have the same pedigree. The Colbert Report revealed last night that Beck has listed having been an entertainer - specifically  a clown - in the past. Mayor Sam is reporting that Jennerjahn may be in a little bit of trouble.

Both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have been working over Glenn Beck real good this week. We mostly ignore Beck, so were surprised to learn that the political analyst has become a full-on prophet now, with God feeding him a plan that he will reveal on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28. And that's a whole new level of serious crazy.

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A victim of the economic climate, Homeboy Industries is laying off 300 employees. One of the favorite non profits in town with the politicos, we expect that a bailout in the form of cash or programming or full-on new P3 will be forthcoming.

On CityWatch, Stephen Box wonders what would happen if Walt Disney were the Mayor of Los Angeles. This is too scarily close to the Walt Disney acolyte who is the self-anointed mayor of Griffith Park. Hm.

It's going to be a beautiful weekend. Go outside and enjoy it!