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Another Terrace Morning



All things must pass...Rudy Martinez walking precincts in CD 14, recalling another boulevardier of old.

This is a great interactive map: click on LA County and you see that people are moving to LA from the Northeast and from Minneapolis-St. Paul, but when they move from LA they might go anywhere.

A local scribe liked our take on the Banksy tear-down: "Welcome to Los Angeles, where nobody knows anything about anything." That is perfect. It's been a great week for quotes. Earlier today I came across, "California economy: I rub your back for $75 an hour then you rub my back for $75 an hour then we both go down to Best Buy and get a new Chinese TV." And on Tuesday a friend muttered, "Look, we're at war with the people who control the idiots."

Here's a headline we don't even have to tweak to make perfect: "The Village at Topanga Promises to be 'Nicest Loooking Costco.'" If you still have doubts, here's the Draft EIR.

The UTLA, which endorsed candidate Brad Smith in CD 12 yesterday, will conduct a runoff in March to determine who succeeds A.J. Duffy. Julie Washington and Warren Fletcher are the two names to master. Fletcher is a hopeful reformer, Washington a longtime apparatchik.

LAT gives thumbs up to I and J, the two DWP measures on our ballot. Nearly everyone else does too. It also runs a make-up op-ed in support of Measure L, the Library measure, which its editorial board opposed.

Every now and then a political consultant bypasses the scribes entirely and slips a puff piece into mainstream media completely unadulterated, and Ed Rollins got one in at CNN for Chris Christie yesterday.