Another Terrace Morning
Oscar bait, editorial bait....
If the former fishwrap of record's editorial page seems a lot frothier to you, it's likely because style writer Carla Hall has become a member of the editorial board. While the paper has "editorialized" on Helena Bonham Carter and Lindsay Lohan in recent weeks, it has thus far failed to weigh in on the blighting of our City's parks with advertising.
EGP News has the best summary of the Huizar/Martinez Eagle Rock candidate forum at which both candidates pledged to run clean campaigns. It says that "the crowd seemed split either 50/50 or 40/60 in favor of Huizar." One key difference: it notes that Rudy Martinez would not support a salary cut for Councilmembers, and that Councilman Huizar will support a pay cut and has also given past salary increases to charity and pledges to continue to do so.
Satire in Boyle Heights: "After years of rumors and speculations, Hogwarts School of Wizardry and the Ministry of Magic announced Wednesday that they will be partnering with LAUSD in opening a new wizardry magnet charter school in the Boyle Heights area...." It only gets better after that.
The anonymous Latino Politics blog, which first published the Trujillo cocktail-hour memo, expresses some concerns over Martinez's persistent calls for volunteerism: "However, I think that residents don’t necessarily have time for more volunteering and that a reduction in services will have to happen for some things that require professional staff."
Mitch Englander sent out an email blast noting that both the LA Times and the LA Daily News have endorsed him. Brad Smith wonders about the Times' endorsement, when they later came out editorializing against Enterprise Zones, which Englander, favoring, has made a centerpiece of his campaign.
Here we go again: LAUSD layoff warnings, 7,000 of them this time. Too bad the Board members aren't receiving any of them.