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Alter Mudd

  • New LAPD chief Charlie Beck, left, and Tom Selleck, right. Or was it the other way around? This morning, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced he will tap Deputy Chief Charlie Beck as the newest head of the LAPD. While we all wish him luck, we are simply dumbstruck by the uncanny and positively eerie resemblance to Mr. Magnum, P.I. himself. Coincidence or underhanded push to increase film production in Los Angeles?...
  • After more than 45 hours of debate -- the longest in history -- the state Sen. has passed a budget
  • It's 9:30 p.m. Do you know where your state Assembly member is? I know those lawmakers can be slippery, but thankfully all are about to convene under one roof at 11 p.m. for a special floor session to figure out a way out of this mess, meaning there could be a vote tonight on the budget. But first, the Democrats have to grant three Republican wishes...
  • Four of the seven state offices in Southern California will be closed some Fridays due to the furloughs.

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