The voice of the people has spoken, and Al Martinez will once again write for the LA Times. According to LA Witness and Celeste Fremon, the Topanga Democratic Club organized an email campaign to keep Martinez around.
So, O’Shea and the other big-wigs relented and as Martinez wrote:
They have asked for the return of my column once a week, possibly in op ed. If they come up with the right deal in the right place, I shall return, to quote a guy once kicked off an island.
Considering that the contributing op-ed writers get about $750 per piece, we’re not betting on the deal or the place being all that right.
The Times also dumped Mallard Fillmore, but we’re pretty sure that no one in Topanga squawked.