Cutie Meets Her Councilman

When she’s not reviewing films and restaurants, smooching her husband of seven decades or spoiling her grandchildren, Cutie moonlights as a library advocate. And these days, L.A.’s libraries need all the friends they can get, since the Mayor’s 2010 budget left the LAPL system so poorly funded, hundreds were fired and Sunday and Monday branch hours eliminated.

But one Councilman who voted against these devastating cuts was CD14 representative José Huizar, who happens to represent Cutie’s neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

On August 5, 2010, the famous blogging grandma and her Councilman sat down with David Kipen — former head of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts and proprietor of Boyle Heights’ newest independent lending library and bookshop, Libros Schmibros — to talk about their shared passion for books, the importance of libraries for raising healthy kids, and what folks can do to help keep their local libraries alive.

Cutie says: “You can tell Mayor Villaraigosa and your local Councilmember that you support LAPL when you visit http://www.savelapl.org!”



When she’s not reviewing films and restaurants, smooching her husband of seven decades or spoiling her grandchildren, Cutie moonlights as a library advocate. And these days, L.A.’s libraries need all the friends they can get, since the Mayor’s 2010 budget left the LAPL system so poorly funded, hundreds were fired and Sunday and Monday branch hours eliminated.

But one Councilman who voted against these devastating cuts was CD14 representative José Huizar, who happens to represent Cutie’s neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

On August 5, 2010, the famous blogging grandma and her Councilman sat down with David Kipen — former head of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts and proprietor of Boyle Heights’ newest independent lending library and bookshop, Libros Schmibros — to talk about their shared passion for books, the importance of libraries for raising healthy kids, and what folks can do to help keep their local libraries alive.

Cutie says: “You can tell Mayor Villaraigosa and your local Councilmember that you support LAPL when you visit http://www.savelapl.org!”