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Another Terrace Morning


Corgie, & Guess


In case you were wondering how to address Anne Gust, say "Special Counsel."

Brown's most controversial appointment--by far--is convicted felon Bill Honig for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The crimes were a little convoluted and happened long ago, and it's that Jesuit thing for forgiveness that showed up. A very audacious appointment.

Here comes the Rust Belt to California, say some real estate analysts who see the world through the lens of--real estate. Your obliging scribe feels that love comes and flees, but good property is forever, and bad property is forever too.

Blue Shield wants to raise your premiums up to 59% in the State. We all work for doctors.

In CD 4, Stephen Box's quixotic campaign kicks off tonight at a storefront in Thai Town.

So what do LA County's 2012 DA candidates have in common? Web-itis. Jackie Lacey has done it the worst way you can do it. She both demonstrates that she's in the race for District Attorney with this placeholder website and she also demonstrates that her campaign is not quite ready yet to hit the ground running. She's also not demonstrating decisiveness: here's a synopsis of her intent of "exploration" regarding seeking office...

But does Danette Meyers even have a website up yet? It does not seem so. (UPDATE: she does, thank you reader: danetteforda.com)

Alan Jackson? Ditto. (UPDATE: ditto too, thank you reader twice: AlanJacksonForDA.com)

We find all this odd because so many people who work with/for them find a lot of time to surf the net for juice on their co-workers. The people in the DA's office are among the most web-addled public employees we know. One detects a missed opportunity here; but it has to be carefully wrought, as pro forma won't win hearts and minds either.

Finally, for the LA faithful, if you missed it, we published CLARTS FOR DUMMIES yesterday. Some have been missing it for longer than others.