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Another Terrace Morning


Don't...stop...be-leeeving....

I get a report from the Valley suggesting to me that parents are drawing more from Glee than from actual educators when visualizing baubles for new high schools. There may be a danger in handing over too much "empowerment" to parents. But on the other hand spending Prop K money on theaters rather than athletic fields sounds like a good idea to me.

Prepared for The Masters yesterday: watched two HS teams play a hole at Wilson Harding. Walked three miles from home to this outstanding local course built as a WPA project in 1937. The greatness of the WPA and its fabulous legacy makes me wonder if USA is blowing an opportunity to invest in building keys to the happiness of future American generations. Ride back over Hyperion Bridge, another stunning project from the early 20th century.

Mark Mauceri responded to our post on the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council yesterday and notes:
"One GGPNC board member made it clear to me his video tapes of our marathon meeting were going straight to the 'Griffith Park Wayist!' Ostensibly where I would be publicly flayed. The irony: An hour or so prior the same gentleman had openly declared he had absolutely no association with that entity whatsoever."
Meanwhile, I hope to talk to Los Feliz Ledger publisher Allison Ferraro today to find out if maybe she went a little too far in print in denouncing the Griffith Park Wayist blog wholesale, and in suggesting that Kristin Sabo has ever hid her identity as a key author at the site. It is largely Councilman Tom LaBonge's awe-inspiring ability to tune out public criticism that enabled the jaycee side of the community to wonder for months about what was already obvious to everyone else. The site isn't even actively competing for Ferraro's ad revenue...not yet, anyway...

By the way, we see that Stephen Box has emerged from hibernation with a couple of FB posts. Several people are trying to get in touch with him, including Ferraro, whose paper reports that Box "did not return calls and emails seeking an interview for this edition."