Sweatin’ Bullet Points: 8/31… late night action

http://blogging.la/archives/images/2006/08/priceisright-thumb.jpg News cameraman BeFrank makes no apologies in covering a fluff piece for the day (instead of his usual beat of cop shootings, drive bys, and other violent acts), and gets some great snaps (like the one at right) from behind the scenes at the first day of The Price Is Right’s 35th season. Which reminds me of something else I’ve never done in L.A…. join the studio audience and try to become a contestant on The Price Is Right – heck, that sounds like a great writers and readers field trip for blogging.la! Anyone wanna come on down?

Blogging.la contributor Travis Keller is a featured DJ on the bill for LA Weekly’s Detour Music Festival to be held Oct. 7th downtown. While you’re waiting for Travis to perform (or finishing your drink afterwards) you can also check out Queens of the Stone Age, Redd Kross, Shepard Fairey, and the one Scientologist who might make us give the religion a shot: Beck!

The deadline to get your pet spayed and/or neutered* and implanted with a microchip was this past Sunday. What? You didn’t know. No worries since “the county Board of Supervisors voted to postpone strict enforcement of the new law for six months.” This only applies to pet owners in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles. (from The Daily Breeze)

It sounds like the demand for cheap, illegal labor is about to go up in Los Angeles as the state Senate approved raising minimum wage to $8 an hour. The $1.25 bump is being rolled out in two steps, starting with “an increase of 75 cents an hour in January and another 50 cents the following year.” (source: Daily News)

Little known fact: the most active (and arguable interesting) comments in the Metroblogging network are at Karachi, Pakistan. One of the hot subjects revolves around a post where blogger MB suggests that they’d be better of if a number of their local leaders “just disappeared” or worse.

*In tribute to Bob Barker, I suggest both.

7 thoughts on “Sweatin’ Bullet Points: 8/31… late night action”

  1. Fluff? This was one of the hardest hitting, pull no punches, down and dirty pieces of undercover “gotcha” journalism. . .uh, well, maybe you’re right. Instead of fluff, can we cal it “lifestyle”?

  2. It sounds like the demand for cheap, illegal labor is about to go up in Los Angeles as the state Senate approved raising minimum wage to $8 an hour.

    Hmmm…I wonder what side of that debate you come down on? It’s hard to tell. ;)

  3. BeFrank, nothing to be ashamed of! I’m a blogger – we’re big fans of fluff!

    J. and Don, I was only half kidding when I mentioned that… now I’m seriously thinking about it! Bob Barker, here we come!

    5000! I don’t think you need to be on either side of the argument to make that assessment. But seeing as how rents and home prices have more than doubled in many areas in the same time period that minimum wage has gone unchanged, I think a minimum age increase is long overdue!

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