Monday Roll Call


Two L.A. City Councilmembers are publicly butting heads over how to handle gang intervention funding – Tony Cardenas is vehemently against Laura Chick’s plan to pass control from Council to the Mayor’s office. [LA Times]

The City of Paramount relaunches its brand new $20,ooo website with a high tech feature unavailable since it first launched in 2001: email links to city council members. The site also has a searchable database of city laws, event listings, and news items. [Long Beach Press Telegram]

Most of the students at Pasadena’s Wilson IB Middle School are pro-Obama and are ‘”antagonistic’ toward the Bush administration.” [Pasadena Star News]

Gov. Bill Richardson keynotes and Gen. Wesley Clark headlines Tuesday’s conference “on how the U.S. should act toward ‘rogue states'” at UCLA’s Ron Burkle Center for International Relations. Other speakers include Former Foreign Minister to Thailand Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Kal Raustiala, director of the Burkle Center; Henry T. Wooster, and deputy director of the Office of Iranian Affairs at the U.S. State Department. [event info]


The ACLU has filed a complaint against San Diego Mayor Jerry Sander, saying a Feb. 25th report on last October’s wildfire failed to address the need of minorities who didn’t understand warnings that were only sent out in the English language. [SignOn San Diego]

The controversial private military outfit Blackwater Worldwide has dropped plans to build a training base in east San Diego County after discovering gunfire tests exceeded county noise limits. [SignOn San Diego]


The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is hoping Mayor Newsom will veto a plan to “place human-shaped bronze markers” at the site of every homeless death in the city. [LA Times]

Speaking of Mayor Newson, he’s considering a run for governor in 2010, joining an anticipated race between “Attorney General and former Gov. Jerry Brown, former state Controller Steve Westly and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.” [San Francisco Chronicle]


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