So September 4th is the 230th birthday of the city of
! To celebrate, let’s look back at one of the first mayors of the city- Stephen C. Foster. He served from 1854- 1855, then again in 1856. Why the break? According to “Mayors of Los Angeles”, published by the city- “He was a member of local vigilante groups formed to help control crime during a period of unprecedented lawlessness and once resigned his office to head a lynch mob.” (Italics mine.) Yeah! The mayor left his job to join a lynch mob! Once the job was done, he resumed his duties as mayor. I’m trying to imagine any politician today temporarily leaving office to do something like that. Los Angeles- HB LA
But if you’re in the mood to celebrate LA’s birthday, why not take a hike? (No, I’m not insulting you.) Los Pobladores, a group made up of the ancestors of the city’s founding families, will take a nine mile hike on September 4- go to http://www.lospobladores.org/ for more information.