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Another Terrace Morning

Orlov files on the coming Mayor's race, the Kevin James announcement, and Cooley lending his support if not his endorsement.

His paper's editorial board, not known for its financial acumen, editorializes about the need for the Mayor and Council to "toughen up." Nobody even seems to know about my idea, which I borrowed from history I lived through, in which the City borrows from the very pension funds it is so beholden to.

Republicans don't want consumer protections when it comes to buying homes. The closing docs to a mortgage are over fifty pages long, and for first time buyers, they haven't seen a single page before. Debtors are also going to jail in increasing numbers. Republicans are also keeping amateur web programmers busy.

San Francisco is talking about banning unsolicited Yellow Pages directories.

"We don't see much connection between the alleged malfeasance of a few CalPERS officials and the financial troubles afflicting most public pension funds," the former fishwrap of record editorializes. If not, why go muckraking then? An editorial encourages as much, though.

The Belasco Theater opened downtown this weekend, after a 26-year dark spell. It's next to the Mayan.

Why does Carmen Trutanich keep hitting on Studio City Homeowners Association? Is it love, or superstition, or preaching to a handy choir? "It was the Valley that put me in office," Nuch admits. Now he's quoting Darryl Gates on his memos and whining about being obliged to move attorneys from criminal to civil. "If a DUI's got a point-oh-eight, maybe I don't file," the man who filed and dropped against immigration protesters admits.