- Making News: Schwarzenegger Plans Closed-Door Government Reorganization
Governor Schwarzenegger plans the largest reorganization of government in state history-eliminating up to 200 boards and commissions and 1500 political appointees. A staff of 265 people is working in secret on a plan that will give the legislature just 60 days to say -yes- or -no.- That-s according to Jim Hinch of the Orange County Register.
- Reporter's Notebook: LA International Airport Sabotaged by Crows
Ten days ago a power outage of less than a second caused an equipment failure in the control tower that lasted several hours. Yesterday, in another outage, but electrical backup systems worked and no flights were delayed. What worries airport officials is that the cause of both outages was the same: a big bird that touched an overhead wire and a utility pole at the same time. Jennifer Oldham is reporting the story for the LA Times.
Mayoral Candidates Go One-on-One
Lately, each day seems to dawn on another candidate's hat in the ring at LA City Hall. Today, former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg made it official. He will be a candidate, as will State Senator Richard Alarc-n, against LA-s incumbent Mayor, Jim Hahn. Councilmen Bernard Parks, whose contract as chief of the LAPD was not renewed by Hahn, and Antonio Villaraigosa, who was Hahn's run-off opponent three years ago, both say they're consulting their families and constituents. Warren Olney goes one-on-one with each of them, then gets some insight from one of LA-s veteran political observers, Professor Raphe Sonnenshein.