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City Hall columnists talk Monorails, Dodger Stadium

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Every Monday morning, Rick Orlov of the Daily News and Steve Hymon of the LA Times write their weekly "what's going on at city hall" columns.

Orlov brings an interesting story about City Council Member Dennis Zine, who represents the 3rd District in the West Valley. Zine has been given a cease and desist order from Warner Bros. over a lapel pin he has used for years as a political token to supporters. It is called the "Z-man" badge, inspired by the Superman symbol. Now he has a new lapel pin to give out that resembles an LAPD badge with a large Z in the center and the city seal on the bottom.

Hymon talks at length
about Dodger Stadium in what looks like his distaste for having our baseball stadium "atop a hill, removed from downtown proper and surrounded by parking lots" (we couldn't agree more). He goes on to explain that San Diego and San Francisco moved their ballparks downtown near mass transit from the parking lotted suburbs. Then there is this fact: Dodger Stadium has 16,000 parking spaces while the Giant's new stadiums has 3,000.

Both columnists tackled the new transportation plan with Hymon poking fun at it:

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