The naming of Californian Mark Zuckerberg as Time's Man of the Year owes to the twin creative energies of two California phenomenons that still lead the world at what they do: Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
Jerry Brown has checked out two rehabbed downtown Sacto buildings for prospective domicile. Can't imagine Meg Whitman wishing to live among the hipsters.
Principle feature and bene of a proposed stadium as built by AEG downtown would be that it wouldn't cost the public any money--a claim rival stadium developer Ed Roski disputes, Ron Kaye notes. Kaye thinks the downtown stadium is a done deal. So do I. Please pay no attention to the renderings--they don't ever end up the way they're pitched. Joe Scott--who has covered the stadium battles better than anyone, for years--has yet to weigh in.
The State has named a tentative slate for the six commissioners who will redraw California's districts. Two are Dems, two are GOP, and two are non-partisan. They are: Gabino T. Aguirre, Lilbert "Gil" R. Ontai, Michelle R. DiGuilio-Matz, Maria Blanco, Michael Ward, and M. Andre Parvenu. Abundant public comment coming to Sacto over these names. You can follow up at wedrawthelines.ca.gov.
The California Air Resources Board is moving forward with cap-&-trade regulations for our state's 600 top polluters.
The State's Public Utilities Commission safety inspector warned PG&E about weak gas lines, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
LA City Council wasn't able to override the Mayor's veto on review of the DWP General Manager.
My posing of a very simple question to MayorSam's Scott Johnson--did you write the first sentence of this post, or did someone else write it?--provoked an absurd amount of personal attacks from the site and from Johnson himself. But neither Johnson nor the site has yet answered the question. The site has had noteworthy credibility problems recently, and even been obliged to pull some of Johnson's posts.