Thursday, January 22, 2015


photo by Thomas Hawk

(Okay, I had a picture of downtown L.A. ready for this post, and yes, I went with a picture of a giant donut instead.  Listen Randy's Donuts is in L.A., and after all, come on!  It's a big donut!  How can a big donut ever be wrong?)

This piece in the Los Angeles Daily News, goes in one big circle from 'all is well,' to 'we need help!' to 'actually we're making headway.'  See the article quotes below.  That's politics for you, no? 

Sunny skies:  “ 'I can’t think of anything where we have had a major problem,” Wesson [council president] said. “The mayor [of Los Angeles] came from the council, and he knows how we operate around here.'

We should tweak things:  " 'Los Angeles needs to think about being L.A. again, instead of trying to be a sun-drenched Portland.  L.A. just doesn’t have its swag back,' Kotkin [Chapman University fellow] added."

We're racing down Progress Avenue:  "Garcetti is an improvement over [former mayor] Villaraigosa . . ."

Later there was this: "proactive agenda."  

That phrase caught my eye.  It's right in the following commentary, where Dan Schnur from USC--director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute--shared,  “With an improving economy, you can have more of a proactive agenda."   Proactive work is a great principle!        article link

Principle in the type:  "Let us realize that:  The privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!"   David O. McKay

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