AM news: Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?
Just like Reservoir Dogs, the MTA is running out of colors. So far there is no Pink Line, but a possible Aqua Line has people wondering about the color-coding system. We suggest Chartreuse, Fuchsia, and Burnt Sienna.
The Union Rescue Mission has captured an obvious skid row "dumping" incident on video: a taxi pulled up near its door and released a 63-year-old woman in a hospital gown and slippers. When she wandered into the Mission, she couldn't remember where she came from or how she got there. The hospital that released her, Kaiser Bellflower, has apologized.
The mission has been sending videos and chronicles of alleged dumping incidents to the LA City Attorney's office, which is paying increasing attention to Skid Row. It filed a lawsuit yesterday against two single-residency only hotels that allegedly force occupants to vacate every 28 days — that way they never become tenants, who have more rights under the law.
The Daily News profiles Ed Boks, the new head of the LA Animal Services department. He jumped into a messy situation and seems to be making things, miraculously, better. Fewer animals have been euthenized, some activists seem to like him, and the department is running smoothly. Plus, he's got a blog.