Tuesday, August 26, 2008

08.26.08 - 7 PM Update

LIVE STREAMING VIDEO OF TONIGHT'S Democratic National Convention at LA Daily Blog.com
via Zuma's LA Daily Blog by zumadogg@gmail.com (zuma dogg) on 8/26/08
What's her name is speaking tonight in Colorado for the Democratic National Convention. Watch the whole event LIVE, including the stuff most networks don't broadcast, right here, on this thread at...Go to LADailyBlog.com for full story.

Schwarzenegger Agrees to not Veto his Own Bills
via LAist by Zach Behrens on 8/26/08
In order to get the State Legislature to pass the budget, which was due by July 1st, Schwarzenegger threatened to veto any bill that came across his desk until it passed. But that meant he would have to veto bills that he supported like the bill to update the High Speed Rail proposition (SF to LA in under 3 hours) or his water bond bill. Then today he reversed course... for his pet bills, of course. For those following the Metro sales tax story, Streetsblog LA has some hope that the bill that would allow voters to approve or deny public transit funding will be signed.

Proposition R (City Council Term EXTENTION) FINALLY Sees It's Day In Court (Not looking so good.)
via Zuma's LA Daily Blog by zumadogg@gmail.com (zuma dogg) on 8/26/08
This Prop R (Term EXTENTION that City Council called "Lobby Reform/Term Limits" (even though it doesn't even really do anything about lobby reform according to experts) has been like a kid waiting...Go to LADailyBlog.com for full story.

Rumblings & Bumblings: Dirt Lots in West LA & Mar Vista, A Lone Mailbox on Laurel Canyon, and A Messed Up Door Downtown
via Curbed LA by jwilliams on 8/26/08
Call your friends! We need help to answer these questions from actual readers like you. If you have an answer, you may leave a comment or you can email us at la@curbed.com. Answers shall be posted this Thursday.

1) Mar Vista: A reader spots an empty lot on the loose at Palms and Sepulveda. "I was driving down Sepulveda and saw this and am wondering if anyone knows what 1. used to be there 2. what's coming."

2) Downtown: What's going in at the Pacific Stock Exchange Building? "After they destroyed this awesome door...do you know whats going in here? Club? lounge?"

3) Laurel Canyon: Ahem, sounds a bit shady to us. "What is with the little "property" at 2205 laurel canyon? it's a mailbox and some astroturf and about 30 square feet hidden behind a fence. it's listed as a business address for some sports video business. i wonder about it every time i drive over the hill. do you know?"

4) West LA: Another empty lot question. "What's the deal with the empty lot on Santa Monica and Beverly Glen (pictured here)? I drove by it the other day and saw construction vehicles parked there... is something actually going to be done at that corner?"
[Send you replies to LA@Curbed.com.]

Stocks Calm Down After Monday Sell-Off, Take Fed, Housing, Oil Headlines In Stride
via Investor's Business Daily: INVESTING on 8/26/08
Stocks traded mixed Tuesday as a raft of housing news, a consumer confidence report, the release of the latest Fed minutes and a bump in oil...
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