Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy March

Just a few nibbles of news to begin the month.

News briefs

Embarking Princess Cruise passengers can now bring friends and family aboard for a nostalgic “Bon Voyage Experience.”

On a related note, downtown merchants are launching a pilot program to draw cruise passengers to their businesses.

In other news, “[m]ore than 400 trees to be trimmed in downtown San Pedro.”

The new issue of Random Lengths News is out with a cover story on the neighborhood councils’ political power. (Not yet online; look for the print edition at the newsstand).

Arts notes

The Daily Breeze theatre critic gave a thumbs-up to the two “Escanaba” shows now on stage at Little Fish Theatre.

The food critic gave a thumbs-up to Beach City Grill in downtown San Pedro.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LA Times
By David Zahniser and Maeve Reston
March 8, 2010

Automatic 'yes' votes allow time for back-room dealing at City Hall

Thanks to voting software, City Council members can hold meetings, give interviews, even grab a smoke while deciding the day's issues.

Los Angeles City Council members have figured out how to be in two places at once. It's no magic trick. But some say the public is being fooled all the same.

On Nov. 24, the official record showed Councilwoman Janice Hahn casting a vote in favor of a new Villaraigosa appointee to deal with issues facing the city's disabled residents. In fact, she was in a private room at the time with lobbyist Ben Reznik discussing Ponte Vista, a proposed housing development in San Pedro.