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Another Terrace Morning

Superman on Hollywood, @ The Dirt Floor.

Nationwide unemployment is substantially under 10% now--it's at 8.9, in fact. However, job-destroying Republicans remain a threat to the recovery, says Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman.

LA's rate is 12.4%. California's is 12.3%. Only one other state's is higher: Nevada.

Rudy Martinez plans "the BIG Walk" tomorrow in CD 14 and declares "We are going to win this race."

Will Campbell is conducting his 2nd annual March March from Union Station to Whittier Boulevard. Kicks off at 10 a.m.

Eighty-year-old guy spotted at Travel Town in Griffith Park yesterday, left. Courtesy FB and longtime friend Meg Hodgetts-Jackson.

An industry executive tells the National Transportation Safety Board that the deadly San Bruno gas blast was an "anomaly." Which they considered unhelpful. Even so, PG&E will now send you a letter advising you if you live within 2,000 feet of a major gas transmission line.

California Democrats have OKed some big budget cuts. Some sound very sensible, like limiting MediCal recipients to seven visits a year, and any more requiring doctor approval. Health advocates don't like it, but the State has indeed been generous in this department.

Joe Matthews says that LA's pension reform Measure G is flawed as two-tier systems are, because the City is likely to return to a single tier in an upturn.

Carmen the Clown "is actually an intellectual," Bill Carter tells the Weekly in a sit-down with the City Attorney that goes nowhere. The only other thing we really learn is what they had for lunch.

Wait a minute. Justifying his crackdown on immigration advocate protesters, the Intellectual told the Weekly that "Rosa Parks went from the back of the bus to the front of the bus" ..."She didn't lie down in front of the bus." That was what he said a few days ago. But yesterday, he dropped the charges against them.

The Times opines in an editorial that giving parents a stake in determining the future of their public schools isn't a good idea. "Many voters were ill-informed about their choices, and there were troubling attempts to unduly influence the outcomes." Translation: the votes didn't turn out to be a clear-cut teacher-bashing victory for charter schools. You have to wonder: if the Times is against giving parents a larger stake in Public School Choice, then certainly it must be against Parent Trigger too?