Trutanich To Be Honored By Monkee
File this one in the "you can't make this up" category: City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is to receive an award presented at an event emceed by Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.
The October 6, 2011 event will honor Trutanich for his role in the 1980's in the Environmental Crimes/OSHA Division of the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. Trutanich will pick up his belated award at an 11:30 luncheon at the Hilton Woodland Hills. The event is open to those members of the public who are willing to pay $50 to "watch a monkee reward a clown," as the anonymous tipster who sent us the link commented.
Seriously, an award for something that happened at least 25 years ago, should also be filed in the "scraping the bottom of the barrel" category.
Trutanich Likely To Announce DA Campaign in December 2011
It's not a question of if, but rather when Trutanich will bring to an end the pathetic pretense of his exploratory committee and formally declare that which he has been pursuing since October 2010; he is running for District Attorney.
It is likely that Trutanich will now chose a date December to make the announcement it the hope that the goodwill of the holiday season will overshadow the slew of accusations that he has reneged on his numerous promises and assurances that he would not use the City Attorney's Office as a springboard to higher office.
It is understood that Trutanich had originally slated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks to make his announcement, however, Assembleyman Mike Feuer stole the moment to announce his challenge to Trutanich's City Attorney position.
Feuer's surprise announcement may have upset Trutanich but he can say or do little about it. Instead he may choose to make the announcement on December 7, the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Appropriately, "a date which will live in infamy."
And On A Lighter Note
File this one in the "only in LA" category: