LA City Council Adjourns In Honor of George Ramos

The LA City Council adjourned yesterday to honor the memory of former LA Times reporter and East LA native George Ramos, who died last weekend at the age of 63 in his Morro Bay home. Virtually the entire city government took time to offer their words about Ramos.

“George was a tenacious reporter and a brilliant story teller who always wrote from the heart,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “A proud son of the Eastside, he intimately captured the Latino experience in Los Angeles and never lost sight of the human dimension in journalism. He will be greatly missed but his legacy and enduring love for our City will live on through the many young journalists he mentored throughout the years.”

City Council President Eric Garcetti and the majority of the rest of the council offered their words as well.

Journalists are pests. Especially ones as tenacious as Ramos. So it says quite a bit that the politicians he’d been dogging for his entire career took the time to say some parting words. His Pulitzers showed Ramos was tenacious. The honor yesterday showed he was also fair.