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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Free Turkey Dinner at the "Connected Non-Profit Barrio Action" this Evening (** take out orders accepted)

Holla from LA-32!! Its Free Turkey Dinner Time tonight at Tammy Membreno's "Connected Non-Profit Barrio Action Youth and Family Center".
Thanks to Tammy's continuing funding from the likes of the GRYD Program, you can call in your To-Go Order. **BTW, any support from CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar for this event? 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

The Improbable Campaign of 39rd AD Candidate Patty Lopez pulls off the Miracle

In what Political Scientists may label in the future as simply "The Improbable Campaign", an upstart Assembly Candidate, Patty Lopez, pulls off a Northeast San Fernando Valley Miracle in defeating the Incumbent 39th AD Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra by 467 votes..  
The smiles of Team Patty Lopez must be more pronounced this afternoon.
** Blogger's note: Please pardon the sports analogy flashback (1980 Miracle on Ice) but many in the Northeast San Fernando Valley this afternoon, have a new found affirmation in miracles (back by committed, hard work) ........, of a political variety. The Improbable Campaign of a First Generation American Immigrant, just became the most pronounced, local political success story in decades, as Patty Lopez, is but a signed validation of election results away from becoming the next 39th Assembly District Representative. As Community Activist David Hernandez reports via Facebook, the final tally of unprocessed 39rd AD ballots, had Lopez increasing her lead to 467 votes over Incumbent Raul Bocanegra. The final tally of the vote, is sure to send shock waves throughout not only the San Fernando Valley, but California, as pundits commit column inches in musing on the root cause of this 1971 Sylmar-like Political Earthquake. Bocanegra, who was being broached as a possible Assembly Speaker, will now have to seek out gainful employment from the likes of CD 7 City Clowncilman Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes (maybe he can ghost write council district proclamations?), or the wife of his Political Consultant Gerry Guzman, CD 6 Clowncilwoman Nury Martinez---Scott Johnson.
The numbers tell the story.
Assemblyman Bocanegra, where were you when the final repudiation from your constituents was made public?
Paraphrasing the great Al Michaels ......., Northeast San Fernando Valley, do you believe in Political Miracles? YES!!

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BREAKING NEWS: Lopez Wins in AD39, Bocanegra Concedes

BREAKING: Following a final count in the close election for the 39th Assembly District between incumbent Raul Bocanegra and challenger Patty Lopez, Lopez pulls to a +1% margin of victory and sources are telling MayorSam that Bocanegra has conceded and will not pursue a recount.

Lopez: Headed to Sacarmento

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

Will the pending Reelection Campaign of CD 6 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Nury Martinez, suffer mortal Political Collateral Damage, via the resounding upset of 39th Assembly District Officeholder Raul Bocanegra?  
Are solemn political times ahead for CD 6 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Nury Martinez?
Good bloggin morning to everyone within our cyber audience as we remain on 39th Assembly District Upset Watch. Beginning at 1 P.M this afternoon at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Office in Norwalk, the last remaining 10,000 ballots from the November 4 Elections will be counted and with a minute amount of those coming from the 39 AD, the Improbable Campaign of Patty Lopez will have achieve a Political Miracle against an imploding Political Machine.
To repeat an old political cliche, "Elections have Consequences", and for the Northeast San Fernando Valley Political Machine that includes (or included) California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, CD 7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes and especially CD 6 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Nury Martinez, the repercussions of the pending Lopez Victory, may have dire consequences. 
Clowncilwoman Martinez's husband Gerry Guzman was the lead Campaign Consultant for Assemblyman Bocanegra and will have to live with the repercussions of a election crash and burn, who's blast zone may engulf his wife's chance at reelection in March, 2015.
Already, the enemies (including Convicted Felon Richard AlarCON) of the Padilla/Fuentes/Martinez Machine, are using the Bocanegra Campaign Debacle to rally the masses that supported the Improbable Lopez Victory and fixate them in taking out the former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar-supported LAUSD School Board Member.   
** Longtime Civil Rights and LAUSD Activist George Buzzetti fight backs against charges of harassing School Board Member Tamar Galatzan.
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) California Policy Director and LAUSD Observer George Buzzetti plays audio of alleged telephone calls to School Board Member Tamar Galatzan. 
Once you meet longtime Civil Rights and LAUSD Activist George Buzzetti, you would be hard press to forget the distinctive persona that has been a thorn to the entrenched establishment at LAUSD. Buzzetti's proclivities in outing waste, fraud and corruption on Beaudry, may have garner him a form vindictive payback from district officials. Buzzetti was jailed for five days after LAUSD Police asserted that he made a harassing phone call to School Board Member Tamar Galatzan's Office. In the video above, Buzzetti contends (and the audio provides compelling evidence) that it is not him making the comments, that resulted in his imprisonment. We should note that it was Buzzetti who was source of information that implicated District Officials, for their respective roles (including Galatzan) in the IPad Scandal. Thus, there are those who would love to silence Buzzetti once and for all.
** Where and why does LAPD Commissioner and Echo Park Connected Non-Profit El Centro del Pueblo Executive Director Sandra Figueroa-Villa, get the money to donate the maximum contributions to three City Council Campaigns? .    
Is LAPD Commissioner and Echo Park Connected Non-Profit Executive Director Sandra Figueroa-Villa dreaming of (or buy) ways to grow her organization contracts? 
Supporting the successful mayoral aspirations of Eric Garcetti has been quite lucrative for Echo Park Connected Non-Profit El Centro del Pueblo Executive Director Sandra Figueroa-Villa. First, you get appointed to the Commission charged with overseeing the actions of the LAPD. Second, a Board of Director's daytime employment with a certain CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member (allegedly), gains your organization access to a new service area, despite community opposition. Thus, with friends in the right political places, why not try buying new access for your organization within other areas of the City of Los Angeles? As the contributions records below illustrates, Commissioner Figgueroa-Villa (and associates of her employees relatives in Southeast LA County) are donating money to the likes of Steve Veres for CD 4 Campaign and others, in the quest to buy that access.   
05/29/14Sandra Villa - Figueroa  
(Social Services, El Centro Del Pueblo)
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3420
Steve Veres 
Council Member - District 4

1360387 - Steve Veres for City Council 2015
A - Monetary Contribution Received 
(IND - Individual) 

Period: 01/01/14 to 06/30/14
Election: 03/03/15
10/11/13Sandra Villa - Figueroa  
(Social Services, El Centro Del Pueblo)
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3420
Steve Veres 
Council Member - District 4

1360387 - Steve Veres for City Council 2015
A - Monetary Contribution Received 
(IND - Individual) 

Period: 01/01/13 to 12/31/13
Election: 03/03/15
11/06/13Sandra Figueroa-Villa  
(Executive Director, El Centro Del Pueblo)
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3420
Nury Martinez 
Council Member - District 6

1360441 - Nury Martinez for City Council 2015
A - Monetary Contribution Received 
(IND - Individual) 

Period: 01/01/13 to 12/31/13
Election: 03/03/15
02/19/14Sandra Villa-Figueroa  
(Administrator, El Centro Del Pueblo)
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Marqueece Harris-Dawson 
Council Member - District 8

1360402 - Harris-Dawson for City Council 2015
A - Monetary Contribution Received 
(IND - Individual) 

Period: 01/01/14 to 06/30/14
Election: 03/03/15

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cypress Park Stakeholders protest the Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo/El Centro del Pueblo Backroom Deal at the Historic Cypress Park Community Center

Stakeholders within the Cypress Park Community protest the Backroom Deal by CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", that gave LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa's "Echo Park Connected Non-Profit, El Centro del Pueblo", access to the Historic Cypress Park Community Center.
Cypress Park Stakeholders line the sidewalk in front of the Historic Cypress Park Community Center, to protest Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo's lack of transparency regarding his Backroom Dealings with LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa.
** Blogger's Note: While CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" was in the Far East as part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Asia Trade Mission, the first term Clowncilman's growing contempt for community input was leaving its marks on his "political rear end" as Cypress Park Stakeholders staged a protest over his absentee leadership, regarding the future staffing and programming at the Historic Cypress Park Community Center. Without any consultation, as requested multiple times by Cypress Park Stakeholders, "Broken Deal Cedillo" granted access within Historic Facility, to the Echo Park "Connected Non-Profit, El Centro del Pueblo", who's Executive Director is LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa. Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo's backroom dealings with El Centro del Pueblo and Commissioner Figueroa-Villa, have raised ethical concerns, considering potential Conflict of Interest issues involving Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo's staff and the Echo Park Connected Non-Profit's ties to "Persons of Interest" involving corruption investigations in Southeast LA County. Recently, in response to community protests, the Cypress Park Neighborhood Council voted to draft a letter to Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo, requesting that he facilitate and attend a meeting to hear concerns of Stakeholders. At this time, no response has been forthcoming from the Clowncilman's Office---Scott Johnson.     
Protest Organizer Art Pulido (in cap) being interviewed by La Opinion Reporter Araceli Ortega.
Video from Cypress Park Community Center Protest as documented by George Buzzetti.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday 39th AD Vote Tally Update: Patty Lopez 22,558, Assemblyman Bocanegra 22,139

The upstart Patty Lopez for Assembly Campaign increases its lead over Incumbent 39th AD Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra to 421 votes in the latest canvass of unprocessed ballots.
From the Facebook Page of David Hernandez.
This is a day of conflicting emotions for the Improbable Campaign of 39th Assembly District Candidate Patty Lopez.

On the campaign front, Lopez has increase her margin of lead over Incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra to 421 votes with most ballots counted.

But on the personal side, Team Lopez is dealing with the death of her Brother-in-Law.

According to a local Consultant of note, the chance of Assemblyman Bocanegra making up the increase margin of deficit is extremely remote. Since the process of counting the outstanding ballots commenced, Team Lopez has garnered 54% of those votes.

The final certification of the elections results will be forthcoming on November 28, 2014.

Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers are with the Lopez Family at this time of loss.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nadine Diaz for CD 14 Fundraiser this Evening

As the CD 14 Campaign of Nadine Diaz gains traction within the Boyle Heights base of the "Tonto Huevon", the multi-tasking of collecting signatures and raising money is on-going.
Any amount of fiscal contributing is greatly appreciated.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday

The Improbable Campaign of upstart 39th Assembly District Candidate Patty Lopez, edges closer to Victory, as the latest batch of processed Ballots gives it a 235 Vote Lead over Incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra.   
"Team Patty Lopez" at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. Photo via David Hernandez
Darn, this pending Political Upset smells so good for democracy!
The Improbable Campaign of Patty Lopez has sent shock waves across not only the Northeast San Fernando Valley, but throughout the City of Los Angeles. If Lopez holds on to beat Bocanegra, the first aftershock of this political equivalent of the 1971 Sylmar Earthquake, will be the upcoming CD 6 City Clowncil Central Committee Rematch between current Clowncilwoman Nury Martinez and Cindy Montanez.
With the chance of probability on the same level as this blogger's next use of "Spollcheck", Clowncilwoman Martinez Husband Gerry Guzman's role (G7 Strategy Group, INC.) in the Bocanegra Campaign, is surely to garner some unwanted attention, considering the negative, dismissive tone directed at Team Patty Lopez.

** This is why CD 5 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Paul Koretz has been labeled the reigning "Nanny Spud" within the Horseshoe at 200 Spring Street.
 Yawn!! CD 5 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Paul Koretz opposes the Keystone Pipeline. 
While the City of Los Angeles faces a looming Budget Shortfall and underfunded Pension Obligations, the reigning "Nanny Spud" of the City Clowncil Central Committee Paul Koretz found quality time for a Photo Op with some of his Democratic Environmental Fellow Travelers, to denounce the mega job-producing Keystone Pipeline. Joining the "Nanny Spud" in this exercise of environmental revisionism, were the Sierra Club's (and DWP Human Resources Director by day) Susana Reyes and SEIU 721 President Bob Schooonover. We are sure out-going Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landreiu appreciated the gesture, but then we know how much love the Sierra Club has for "Business Democrats". 
** Can we call this a "Home Conversion Cover-up?"
You too can use Public Money to convert your Garage into a Man Cave.
There is a strong probability that a certain, now incarcerated former SEIU 6434 General Manager (Tyrone Freeman), has received a gleeful message from his noted Political Ally LA County Board of Supervisor Mark "Home Renovation-Thomas", on how he beat the rap for using Public Funds in converting his Garage into a personal Man Cave. But the self-styled South LA Political Boss may not want to celebrate too quickly, as it appears that the LA Times is not ready to back down in getting at the root of this latest ethical breach from the Friend of Tyrone.
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14  

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Women against the Political Machine for Tuesday

With potential candidates for the even number, City of Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Districts seeking qualifying signatures, the March 2015 Elections may usher in a Female Resurgence at 200 Spring Street and end the reign of Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson.  
Clowncil District Six Antagonists, Incumbent Nury Martinez and Cindy Montanez.
The lovers of a good Political Cat Fight get their dream rematch as former Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez announces her intentions to challenge fellow former San Fernando Politica and current CD Six Clowncilwoman Nury Martinez for a full term come 2015. The money and grass roots advantage will flip flop in this Political Cat Fight Squeal, with Martinez getting assess to Special Interest contributions but countered by Montanez new ability to rally Grass Roots support considering Martinez husband Gerry Guzman employment with embattled Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

We bring you this latest "Hypocritical, Do As I Say, Don't Do As I Done (or are still doing) Political Moment" from the lone Princeton Graduate of the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Jose Huizar.  
The Public Image of a politician who passes on indulging in the Ice Bucket Challenge (while still donating $100.00) citing drought concerns, is contradicted by a report which documents increase home water usage during these same parched times.
Kudos indeed for the "Tonto Huevon's" latest dubious distinction.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

A Bloggin Farewell to an Alledged, Grieving (now Ex) DONE NEA name "Lisette"

As the Department of Neighborhood Council (DONE) and the Union representing its employees, Engineers & Architects Association (EAA), agree on a Grievance Settlement that allows "Council for Councils Volunteers (C4C)" to mentor NC's, the alleged lead NEA grievant, Lisette Covarrubias, leaves DONE today (Friday) for a new job at Metro. 
You too, can be a highly-compensated Empower LA Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate (NEA) (such as now former employee Lisette Covarrubias) and enjoy quality leisure time at assigned NC Meetings (especially if your duties DO NOT INCLUDE filing meeting reports).
** Blogger's Note: The following bloggin Friday "Bad News Dump (NAUGHT!)" merits a musical jingle ......., we hate to see you go, we hate to see you go, but what the heck you waiting for, we hate to see you go (NAUGHT!). Pardon the camp song flashback, but with the news that "Disempowerment LA NEA" Lisette Covarrubias, who was the alleged Department NEA that testify on behalf of the Grievance, filed against Council for Councils (C4C) having a role in mentoring Neighborhood Councils with issues, has accepted a new job with Metro (MTA) after today, then many NC Advocates will surely want to sing along. The Settlement between DONE and the Union representing the department grievants (EAA), is a major victory for C4C ......, and DONE GM Grayce Liu. GM Liu (especially with Covarrubias departure) can now hopefully get some fiscal help from Mayor Eric Garcetti in filling vacant positions within the department. Hopefully, the new agreement with C4C will provide the training ground for volunteers to prove themselves worthy of filling the vacant paid positions, while growing a cadre of volunteer action teams that can step in to mentor NCs with issues (like the current incarnation of the LA-32 NC), without subjective, political attachments ......., as exercised by now former "Disempowerment LA NEA Lisette Covarrubias"---Scott Johnson.    
Who do I like ......, or dislike (mostly males) on this NC?
Page 1 from the Grievance Settlement between the City of LA/DONE/Council for Councils (winners) and certain employees of the department/EAA/and allegedly Lisette Covarrubias (losers). ** You can read the rest of the Settlement below.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Notes on the 2014 Post Election Scorecard for Wednesday

As President Barack "H" Obama awakes to a better today (for true Freedom-loving Americans), we flashback in time to dedicate a 2008 Campaign Musical Classic, in honor of his role regarding yesterday National Election Outcomes.
Obama gonna change it (Republican control of the Senate), via HOPE run amuck.
Good morning from the Left Coast on the edge of the "Greece on the Pacific" (the formerly Golden State) as an Easterly Red Political Wave, mostly washed out on impact with the state, but still cause enough political havoc to lighten the Dark Blue Political Landscape, into shades of purple in some areas.
Thus, with no further delay, we bring you the Notes on the Post Election Scorecard (with respects to the late, great LA Sports Writer Allan Malamud), focusing on the winners and losers from yesterday's election proceedings.
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Morning Briefs on Campaign Themes for Election Day

Can Republican Elan Carr pull off the Upset in defeating Democrat State Senator "Hamas Teddy" Lieu to replace Lefty Liberal Congressman Henry Waxman in the 33rd Congressional District?
Republican Elan Carr and Democrat State Senator "Hamas Teddy" Lieu.
Its all about turnout.

While the rest of America is set to roll back the corrupt President Barack "H" Obama Collectivist Dependentcrat Agenda, the silent majority of "Greece on the Pacific's" (formerly the Golden State) Independent and Republican Voters can do its share, by growing the Republican Congressional Majority (for example, in the 33rd Congressional District) and dissolving the Super Majorities in Sacramento. The following local races represent the best opportunities to do just that ......,
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Monday, November 03, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

Outrage a plenty as Convicted Felon (and former State Senator) Roderick Wright, serves 43 minutes of his 90 Day Sentence for Voter Fraud. 
What was longer, the booking (and photo above) or the actual time served in a jail for the Felony Conviction of Voter Fraud?
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Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Central Basin Water District Political Misadventures of a LAPD Commissioner name "Sandra" (Figueroa-Villa)

LAPD and Ethical Watchdogs should be wide-eyed at the Association and Endorsement by LAPD Police Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa, of the notorious Central Basin Water District Director (via the Ramona Gardens Housing Projects) Art Chacon. 
 El Centro del Pueblo Executive Director and LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa.
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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Special Briefs on the Pre Election Scene for Saturday

The Bobby Shriver for Supervisor Campaign's video response to challenger Sheila "Zelda" Kuehl's  "You can't really hold people you elect responsible" comment.  
The Shriver Campaign for LA County Supervisor, has been quick to capitalize on the latest asinine comment from a Left Wing Radical once known as "Zelda".
** Blogger's Note: Great Saturday before Election Tuesday as we bring you the latest local election news on this last weekend before the next great Republican Revival (and hopefully an end to One Party Collectivist Dependentcrat Rule in the "Greece on the Pacific") in the Great U.S. of A. Please note that either tomorrow or Monday, this blogger will regale you with his Tuesday Voter Guide for your bloggin consumption---Scott Johnson.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Downtown News "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie's Seventh Annual "City Hall-oween"

Happy bloggin Halloween as we present excerpts from Downtown News Editor and "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie's Seventh Annual "City Hall-oween Missive".
From the Downtown News: Could that be a IBEW/DWP Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo Call Greuel" flying over 200 Spring Street?
** Blogger's Note: We want to wish our cyber audience a safe Halloween as the current "Tonto Huevon Officeholder" is offering "Political Tricks and Treats" to buy himself another four years on the Public Payroll (but I digress). For the Seventh Year, the reigning "Scribe of Wit" among the local Political Commentators, the Downtown News Editor Jon Regardie, keyboards another Edition of a City Hall-oween. We link to it here and "cut and paste" excerpts for your enjoyment below---Scott Johnson. 
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A Huizzy Flip Flop on Beer and Wine Gardens at Community (that HE sponsers) Events?

Are Political Motivations behind the latest "Huizzy Alcohol Flip Flop" regarding the approval of the "Beer and Wine Garden" at his Co-sponsored Saturday's "Dia de los Muertos Event" next to the Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School and Hecho En Mexico Restaurant in El Sereno?
Strange, on the Clowncilman Huizar Flyer above, there is no mention of a Beer and Wine Garden but .....,
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The latest Wasteful (to the taxpayers), Frivolous, Litigious Rantings from the "El Sereno Delusional (whoops Historical) Society"

The noted "Procedural and Racist Bullys" of the "El Sereno Delusional (whoops Historical) Society", are now wasting Taxpayer's Money with their Frivolous Lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles, over the Historical Recognition of the Rose Hills Community.  
 The "Husband (Jorge Garcia in Pacific Electric T-Shirt)" and "Wife (Yolie Garcia in Brown Delusional Society T-shirt)" Duo of the "El Sereno Delusional Society".
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

When Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson wants to increase dialog on a given Committee (especially when it involves raising the Minimum Wage), he simply names himself to it.
LA City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson.
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Maria Elena Durazo to Step Down as Leader of the LA County Labor Federation

The Former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar Comadre and Widow of the Late Miguel Contreras, Maria Elena Durazo, announces her Resignation as the Leader of the Los Angeles County Labor Federation.
Were recent political defeats (LAUSD District One and 2013 Mayoral Election) part of the reason for Durazo's Resignation?
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Mayor Sam Exclusive, Part 2: Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia turns her back on Latina Water Board Candidate Elba Romo for "Not Paying the Right Price (allegedly)".

In Part Two of our Mayor Sam Exclusive on Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, we disclose that the former City of Bell Police Association-financed Basta Frontperson, allegedly, turned her back on supporting former Latina Huntington Park City Councilwoman and City Clerk, now Central Basin Water District Candidate Elba Romo, for "Not Paying the Right Price". 
As documentation shows, even supposed Anti-Corruption Crusader Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (with Assemblyman Ian Calderon), has a "Sell Out/Buy Off Price" for her endorsement/support.
With the surprise victory of supposed City of Bell Anti-Corruption Crusader Cristina Garcia to the California Assembly in 2012, many political observers opined that the Basta Spokeswoman could be the Political Trail Blazer for other Latinas in seeking political office, to clean up corruption in Southeast Los Angeles County ........, so they thought.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: The Political Hypocrisy of Southeast LA County Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia ............

The Corruption Buster Mystic of former City of Bell Basta Coalition Spokeswoman, now Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, takes a major hit with disclosure of recent donation to the Reelection Campaign of Assemblyman Ian Calderon (the last remaining Calderon Family Officeholder).
Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia and local Southeast LA Political Leaders call upon State Senator Ron Calderon to resign after disclosure of FBI Affidavit.
** Wednesday Morning Update: We received the following reaction from City of Bell Mayor Nestor Enrique Valencia ........., Wow! She never was against the corruption. Just used it to her advantage. In fact she was not the activist in Bell that she claims. We know better than to fall for the untruths. 
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Noontime Caption This Contest .............

From yesterday's Huizzy Pumpkin Patch festivities at the El Sereno Arroyo Park.
Who has the best grip on their pumpkin?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Campaign Scene for Monday

Big Political Whoops for the former Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto, as both campaigns in the EXPENSIVE 26th State Senate Race, out Assemblyman Mike Gatto's link to the Prosperity PAC (which is a political, infantile NO NO).  
The now Assemblyman Slobo Mikey Gatto (noted Ethnic Cleanser of Armenian-sounding voters for Assembly District Delegates).
Will this be the look from the former Infant Assemblyman that greets FPPC Investigators when the question him about his Properity PAC's role in the EXPENSIVE 26th State Senate Race?
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Councilman Cedillo gives Convicted Felon Larry "Nativo" Lopez's Organization $10,000 from his CD 1 Officeholder Account

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo's" "$10,000 Civic Donation" to Convicted Felon Larry "Nativo" Lopez's Santa Ana-based "Citizen in Action Community Development Organization", from his District's Officeholder Account.    
Lets play "Where's Convicted Felon Larry Nativo Lopez?" (in yellow shirt, white hair) to the upper left of speaking CD 1 City Councilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo".

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Mayor Sam on the Air!

Saturday night, October 25th at 10 p.m. PDT, I'll be part of the guest panel with Mark Isler on the Mark Isler Show on AM 870 The Answer. Listen live in LA on AM870 (yes I will be heard on an actual radio!) or via the TuneIn or iHeartRadio apps!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Request for Judicial Notice submitted in 2012 City of Los Angeles Redistricting Lawsuit

Attorneys for the Plaintiffs in the litigious 2012 City of Los Angeles Redistricting Lawsuit, have filed a Request for Judicial Notice regarding a similar State of Virginia Redistricting Case, that prompted a Three Judge Panel to order a redrawing of unconstitutionally-drawn political boundaries.    
 The Los Angeles African and Korean-American Communities, along with supporters of a fair Redistricting Process, await the decision of United States Federal Court Judge Consuelo Marshall on whether the "Backroom, Racially-motivated Dealings" of the 2012 Redistricting Process, will go to Trial.
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Cypress Park Neighborhood Council votes to request Meeting with CD 1 City Clowncilman "Broken Deal Cedillo"

After listening to community input, the whole of the Cypress Park Neighborhood Council votes to send a Formal Request to CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" to attend a Special Meeting regarding the usage of the Cypress Park Community Center,  
The Cypress Park Neighborhood Council listens to its Stakeholders at its normal Meeting at the dimly-lit LA River Center.
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A Confirm, Mass Sighting of LAPD "Black and White, Motorize Poltergeists (Ghost Cars)" in CD 14?

As the media scrutiny of LAPD's "Black and White, Motorize Poltergeists (Ghost Cars)" builds, we bring you alleged, photographic documentation of a mass (7 cars total) paranormal sighting of alleged Ghost Cars, outside of the Councilman Jose Huizar's El Sereno Field Office.
The supposed aberration of LAPD "Black and White, Motorize Poltergeists (Ghost Cars)" in the dimming light of dusk, outside of CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar's El Sereno Field Office.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday to Us

It was a Thursday evening, October 21st, 2004 when I saw with my Dell Inspiron at the Starbucks at Coldwater and Victory in North Hollywood reading about the demise of The Fourth Floor, the original anony-blog covering City Hall intrigue. The blog runner had decided to shut down because there was intense pressure coming from a few City Council offices to "out" the blogger. I eventually came to know the identity of the Fourth Floor blogger, but not sure if they ever outed themselves, so I won't do it here.

Suffice to say I was pretty disturbed that the forces that be would attempt to shut down such an informative and delicious site that I figured the only thing I could do was try my own blog. Not being a City Hall insider and only possessing an avocational knowledge of local politics, it was a tad bit of hubris on my part to think it could work; but I was in good company - at least three four other blogs emerged from the ashes of the Fourth Floor; sadly none of them lasted more than a few weeks.

What happened next was beyond my biggest expectations. People started reading the blog. Insiders started sending stories. Other writers, journalists and bloggers provided information and technical support. Some joined up as writers. The blog took off. I was soon regularly appearing on talkradio programs, being interviewed by publications, frequently used as a source by the likes of the Daily News, the LA Times, LA Weekly, KCAL 9, KABC Radio, KFI Radio, KRLA Radio and so many others. We were chosen as the website of the month by Los Angeles Magazine. And, we even made the likes of CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer when we reported that then Councilwoman Janice Hahn had used her city vehicle to illegally park in a handicapped spot.

Then there was that day where we got the biggest to date and since spike in readership - when we revealed the name of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's alleged girlfriend. You know who the lady was; given that she has moved on and has a new life, perhaps we don't need to repeat her name.

Along the way, I met many people, made many friends, even found what I thought at the time was THE love of my life; all of which changed my life in so many profound ways. There jammings, alliances and re-alliances, fights, battles, law suit threats, a protracted battle with a State Assemblyman, battles with fellow staff members and so much more.

In recent times, I have not been able to be as involved with Mayor Sam as much as I was or would like to be. I've had probably as many unrealized dreams for the site as unexpected blessings coming true. I hope at some point life situations allow me to be more involved and truly bring the site to what I think it's full potential could be.

But we made it - ten years. Wow. Not many endeavors last that long.

Mayor Sam has many fathers/mothers and tenders, but were it not for Scott Johnson, we would not have survived. His dedication and tenacity, even when's pissing off the majority of readers, has kept this site alive and vital. I can not recount how much I owe Scott for his major contribution.

I had hoped to do more for the tenth anniversary, perhaps a big celebration, maybe, a special podcast or radio show, a tour of talk radio programs, interviews in other blogs and publications and a whole series of articles about the last ten years (but you can read such a thing if you buy Joseph Mailander's book!). I just did not have the time for that. As it is, I am writing this during a rushed lunch break. Perhaps in the near future, we can celebrate belatedly. But the biggest thing I think we can do to celebrate is to just keep working and getting the word out there. Given the state of Los Angeles these days, we need MayorSam now more than ever. So let's keep it going.

Finally, I want to thank a boatload of people. This is in no particular order and some of these folks I am not even friendly with these days. But they had a contribution of some sort of another. Hopefully, I have not forgotten anyone, but I am sure I probably have:

Scott Johnson
Joseph Mailander
Zuma Dogg
Frank Sheftel
David Hernandez
Debbie Lopez
Phil Jennerjahn
Annette Stark
Doug McIntrye
John Phillips
Brian Whitman
Kevin James
Erin Farrell
Jon Regardie
Jill Stewart
Ron Kaye
David Berger
Rita of Sunland AKA Wally Wharton
Patrick Range McDonald
John Thomas
Eric Hacopian
Jeremy Oberstein
Councilman Bernard Parks
Bernard Parks, Jr.
Jim Alger
Gregory Cole
Edward Padgett
Nina Royal
David Barron
Robert Acherman
Mike Trujillo
Brian Hay
Lydia Grant
Jennifer Forkish
Solomon Wolfson
Walter Moore
Joe Barrett
Kristin Sabo
Abby Diamond
Jack Witt
Betty Pleasant
Jack Humphreville

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The "Connected Non-Profit" Tammy Membreno's Barrio Action Youth and Family Center hosts "Explicit Master Artist" Andrew Cervantes

The "Connected Non-Profit" Tammy Membreno's El Sereno Barrio Action Youth and Family Center, along with the El Sereno Community Arts and the DONE-approving LA-32 Neighborhood Council, presented "Master Artist" Andrew Cervantes (without any background vetting?).
Would Mayor Eric Garcetti approve of Tammy Membreno Barrio Action's hosting of "Master Artist" Andrew Cervantes upon reviewing the "Artistic Content" of his Facebook Page? 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Blogger Prohibited from Emailing "Disempowerment LA" Staff

In a blatant violation of the First Amendment Right to Petition a Governmental Entity, "Disempowerment LA" has place an Email Ban on a "Certain Stakeholder/ Blogger", for merely stating concerns about possible Brown Act Violations and inappropriate allocation of Public Funds. 
Deputy City Attorney Darren Martinez (standing at podium) during DONE Training.
When DONE General Manager Grayce Liu needs to silence perceived trouble-makers (that her political bosses want checked), First Amendment-breaking legal consequences may impact her ethical standing.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

The Failure Mayor Antonio Villar/ Monica "Gorda Boo Boo" Garcia/ Eli Broad Education Machine Superintendent John Deasy, has crafted a "Goodbye Settlement" with the LAUSD Board of Education as the UTLA-supported majority seeks a new like-minded leader. 
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy will soon leave Beaudry.
What will become of the LA School Report Blog?
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Morning Briefs of the Los Angeles Political Machine for Hump Day

Its Official!! The Husband and Wife AlarCON Duo that were the former CD2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Officeholder, will never hold Public Office again.
The Booking Photos of Mr. and Mrs. Richard AlarCON.
Let it be stated that on Tuesday, October 15, 2014, the former Mr. and Mrs. CD 2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard "The Zorro Marxist" AlarCON, became merely, the Convicted CONs.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Night of Celebration with new State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon can be Costly

On the night before "Friend of Fabian via San Diego's Logan Beach", State Senator Kevin de Leon becomes the President Pro Tem, the former Carol Jacques "Coach Potato", is celebrating with a "high maintenance (in Campaign Contributions) event" in Downtown LA.
 Indicted State Senator Leland Yee to new State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon: "LMAO!! The price to party with you is comparable to the firearms I sell (allegedly)". 
Indicted State Senator Ron Calderon to CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo": Kevin proposed a no work Commission Appointment for me that resembled the one your son had at the Central Basin Water District (allegedly)".
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Guy Weddington McCreary, North Hollywood Activist/Scion, Passes at 77

Guy Weddington McCreary, devoted husband, loving father, philanthropist, community leader and historian, left this earth on October 12th at the age of 77 years, after a brave battle with cancer. Guy leaves behind his loving wife Diane, his son Jon and many devoted friends.

Guy was the venerable patriarch of the historic Weddington family, who owned and developed much of North Hollywood, Toluca Lake and Studio City. Guy's family came to present day North Hollywood in 1886. In 1892 Wilson Weddington, Guy's Great Grandfather, was appointed the first Postmaster of the town of Toluca. He was also Constable of that same community.

Original Farm, Was North Hollywood Business District
The Weddington's original farm included most of today's North Hollywood business district. Their first family farm house remains today on Weddington Street. Throughout their 128 year history in the San Fernando Valley, the Weddington family provided the land or built the first area school (Lankershim school), the first jail, the first and then current North Hollywood fire stations, the Southern Pacific train depot, the North Hollywood Post Office, the El Portal Theater (which the family built in 1926), the Bank of Lankershim, the Weddington Brothers General Store (later Rathbun's Department Store and the Valley's first modern department store) and the North Hollywood Library.

North Hollywood Park Created
During the 1920's the family helped create and dedicate North Hollywood Park, and in later years Weddington Park on land previously farmed by the family. In 1895 the family sold The Southern Pacific land for a train depot (which remains today), and beginning in 1897 the family operated the Bonner Packing Company, which produced and shipped San Fernando Valley fruit across the Nation and around the world.

Pacific Red Car Comes to Valley
By 1907 Bonner Packing was the largest employer in the area with more than 250 employees. In 1910 the Weddington Investment Company was formed and, in partnership with Harry Chandler, Moses Sherman and H J Whitley, they were successful in bringing the Pacific Electric Red Car to the Valley. In the 1950's the family lead the fight to build the 101 freeway through the Cahuenga Pass and later, under Guy's leadership, they would fight to bring the MTA Red Line subway to the Valley. In the 1970's, as North Hollywood was in decline, Guy McCreary lead the fight to bring redevelopment to the community his family had built. Guy helped envision and bring about what is today the thriving "NoHo" community.

Accomplished Historian
Guy was a graduate of North Hollywood High School, Whittier College and he earned a post-graduate degree in Government from the Claremont Colleges. He served as President of the Weddington Investment Companies from 1984 to his death. Among his many accomplishments, he served as a Commissioner on the L A County Commission for Public Social Services and he was Executive Director of the Republican Central Committee of Los Angeles County. Guy's commitment to the community was demonstrated through his leadership and activities with the North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Jaycee's, Toluca Little League, the Kiwanis Club of North Hollywood, the Key Club and his beloved Campo de Cahuenga; the birthplace of California. Guy was an accomplished historian and in 1974 his highly-acclaimed history of the Mexican revolution "From Glory to Oblivion" was published.

Donations to the Campo de Cahuenga Memorial are requested in Guy's honor.

(Information from the Universal City-North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce)

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