Never thought I'd say this, but I'm beginning to feel a little sympathy for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
This is graduation season, and there are lots of good tales of perseverance out there. But it would be hard to top the story of Doreetha Daniels.
Doris Tillman got a jump on the rest of us when it comes to water conservation.
Oh, about that $51,000 water bill we sent you?
Mr. Goreshter gesticulates, snarls and paces in his Van Nuys condo.
"Please help me," said the letter from an 85-year-old reader in West Hills. "I am having trouble with my utility bill from the L.A.D.W.P."
You see them behind bushes and in parks, in ragged tents and beat-up vans, on beaches and along arroyos, under bridges, in alleys and on sidewalks.
I wouldn't have wanted to be LAPD Deputy Chief Bea Girmala on Thursday night in Venice, where an angry crowd packed Westminster Elementary School to blast police over the fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man.