Friday, January 05, 2007

Around the City

Here are a few of the things that caught my eye in the news and in the blogosphere this week:

Monica Howe, CD13 bicycle advocate extraordinaire, is profiled in the LA Times.

Best places to eat breakfast in L.A. includes Rodeo Grill, a favorite of mine and LA city workers
(I would have added Nick's on N. Spring St., one of L.A.'s last diner counters).

Crime is down again, but a candlelight vigil for the victim of an errant bullet and renewed focus on gang violence reminds of us of how much is left to be done.

I helped kick-off MLK week celebrations at the California African-American Museum (which has a great exhibition, Intersections of South Central), and from the archives, this recording of a sermon given by Martin Luther King at my mother's synagogue, Temple Israel of Hollywood.

A new vegetarian restaurant opens in Echo Park.

Our great LAX executive director, Lydia Kennard, is going to leave the airport. We will all miss her tremendously.

The gifted David Jansen, County Administrative Officer, is retiring, too. He gives us his thoughts on increasing the power of a future CAO.

As long as we're talking county, should Los Angeles have two mayors?

The Top Ten Environmental Stories of the Year.

And, for fun, is your mind more male or female?

Have a good weekend!