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Los Angeles Luminary: Hasselhoff

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We know David Hasselhoff is awesome. How could the driver of K.I.T.T. and the head lifeguard on Baywatch not be? Besides that he's a musical superstar and so locked into our cultural fabric that some even think he's the anti-christ but luminary? As in an inspiration to others? Well, former Governer Jerry Brown seems to think so. He writes of his experience at Mayor Villaraigosa's inauguration:

On Friday I attended the inauguration for Antonio Villaraigosa, the new Mayor of Los Angeles. It was a beautiful day. In addition to such luminaries as Jesse Jackson, David Hasselhoff, Warren Christopher and Cardinal Roger Mahoney, thousands of ordinary Angelenos filled out the south lawn of city hall and cheered their new mayor.

Cardinal Mahoney and Mitch Buchannon...inspirations to us all.