Pawn takes bishop in a curious game of chess between Robert Andrade and La Plaza United Methodist Church in downtown Los Angeles.
Andrade is the general manager of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority, the monument including Olvera Street's collection of souvenir shops and restaurants, as well as museums, historic buildings - and an operating Methodist church.
El Pueblo, as the area is called, is tucked between Union Station and Chinatown on city land that was L.A.'s original 1800s settlement.
Andrade, appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, answers to the nine-member El Pueblo Board of Commissioners, all political appointees of the mayor.
and the tiny city department that controls those 44 acres spend about $7 million a year.
"Sometimes [Andrade] has to come to the City Council for approval.