As the Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved from LAX through to the Science Center downtown, what LA Mayor Villaraigosa once touted as "the mother of all parades," has been scaled back to a virtual embryo. The LAPD now says the streets would be empty if officials had their way. Instead, they’ll be full of police officers, and even the sidewalks will be closed to pedestrians for most of the way.
When Is a Parade Not a Parade?
Robert Pearlman - collectSPACE.com, Rudy Lopez - Los Angeles Police Department, Judy Dunlap - Inglewood City Council - @judy_dunlap, Ed Antillon - Southern California Edison, James Fugate - Leimert Park Merchant Association, Paul Whitefield - Los Angeles Times