I spend a lot of time urging people to vote. But it occurred to me that I had never delivered that message to my niece, Elise, who turned 18 in July. Was she even registered?
It was billed as a town hall for Venice residents to hear about the bridge housing shelter for homeless people proposed for the unused Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus yard in that coastal community. Mostly, however, it was a three-hour flogging of L.A. city officials.