Since the courts have struck down Redevelopment Agencies in California, there's a new trend in redeveloping those run down neighborhoods - arson. Arsonists are starting fires all over the Hollywood area, which led to a comical press conference today featuring what seemed like every political leader in Los Angeles, not to mention the fire and police departments involved.
There was some unintended truth offered at the news conference when both Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and West Hollywood Mayor John Duran described their neighborhoods as "dense". Truer words were never spoken.
Duran even took it another step and in typical liberal fashion tried to reason with the arsonist via his news conference statement. These people never figure out that you can't negotiate with evil.
It could be a hot holiday weekend in Hollywood.