Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, July 6, 2012. The November election is months away, but two Jewish Democrat reps are locked in a battle for votes in the redrawn 30th Congressional District.
Although Rep. Brad Sherman came out on top in June's primary election, Rep. Howard Berman is gaining traction among the district's Jewish population. Curiously, some voters are choosing to stay neutral, while others are mailing checks to both candidates. Jewish Journal
The city of San Fernando can't seem to hold on to a police chief. They fired Gil Carrillo, the interim chief, Monday, after only four months on the job. San Fernando has had a few alleged scandals in the past few years, involving both the City Council and police department. Daily News
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, an adamant defender of public transportation, celebrated a bill passed by Congress that is intended to create jobs and propel transit infrastructure. Columnist Bill Boyarsky calls the passage of America Fast Forward "one of the most important transportation developments in recent local history." L.A. Observed