Jerry Brown sworn in with a few hacks and coughs and ad-libs. John Myers wins the day as he tells NPR: "Arnold Schwarzenegger was a Hollywood blockbuster. Let's face it, I think Jerry Brown is more like reality TV."
That Beverly Hills attorney for Parent Revolution gets to offer his two cents at HuffPo, and he spent his two cents this time calling value-added measurement of teachers "cutting edge" instead of what they are: corporate-cuddling instruments meant to pry public schools out of public hands and deliver them to corporations. He wants the new Governor to do things his way, natch.
Kevin Roderick notes something useful: that the big box bookstores that put all the real bookstores out of business were not even around when Jerry Brown was last Governor.
Rudy Martinez's campaign released a juvenile send-up of the Godfather movie poster, featuring Jose Huizar in the starring role. It's the second such local-to-LA send-up in three months--the first surfaced at an equally juvenile blog, and featured Mike Gatto. Martinez's amateurish campaign claimed that the new poster was done by someone on Huizar's own staff, but refused to answer any questions about the anonymous artist behind the poster.
Candidate Stephen Box, running against Tom LaBonge as is Tomas O'Grady, trimmed his billy goat gruff.