Newly sworn-in Co-Mayor Billy Crystal pledged “not to build a wall around the town, even if they were banning people from those s**thole towns like Malibu and Brentwood.” Well, Mr. Co-Mayor, you’ve got it wrong. We must build a wall—and Malibu’s gonna pay for it!
Missing the Punchline
I liked your coverage of the “exclusive mayor’s club” and comedy night, but you did not give the star of the night all the respect he deserved. And that was Arnie Wishnick, president of the Chamber of Commerce, who was amazing and funny and wise and sad and funny all over again. As Kevin Nealon, a professional funnyman, said: “Who thought coming on after Arnie would be so tough?” This is a man we should all honor, treasure and enjoy.
Caruso Holds Back
So we now know there will be eight places with alcohol licenses at Palisades Village (or is it Village Palisades, I always get confused) and more than 40 shops and stuff. Yet we only know who around half of them will be. Rick says he is nearly full and turning away some people. He also says he likes to share things with the community. So why not share some more names—so long as they are not boring, over-priced and so, so Italian, we shall be very happy.
So much for the cops saying the Ruthless Ryderz were fading away. They were back again last Wednesday night in bigger numbers than ever. I do hope those ladies who are setting up a charity to help the cops end this weekly nightmare get on with it. I know we are getting 12 or 13 new cops on the Westside, but guessing they are all going to be in Venice and other rougher neighborhoods. We need action and more cops more than ever.
I noticed a strange trend in the last few 2 Cents columns. People were being philosophical, sweet natured, thanking each other for helping out. Wow. Are all the angry people and bad mom drivers still on vacation?
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