On October 10, three years after the city council voted unanimously to take over our local water system from Golden State Water, the same five council members voted to accept a generous proposal by Golden State to put an end to the failed attempt. We can now definitively quantify the cost of this fiasco at a little over $11 million.
I am a born and bred Angeleno. I lived my first 10 years in Hollywood with my mother. My father had moved to New York and visited me a few times a year when he came to Los Angeles on business.
He stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel and I loved to visit him there and eat Monte Cristo sandwiches and profiteroles covered in hot chocolate sauce. I am sure I did other things, but that’s what I remember looking forward to.