Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca to Plead Guilty to Lying regarding Jailhouse Corruption Probe
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty in a downtown courtroom Wednesday to making false statements, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff's Department.According to a charging document filed by federal prosecutors on Wednesday morning, Baca lied about his involvement in keeping an inmate away from FBI agents who wanted to interview him about brutality and corruption by sheriff’s deputies in the county jails.Baca also lied when he said he was unaware that his subordinates planned to approach an FBI special agent at her home, the document said.Baca's attorney, Michael Zweibeck, said his client had agreed to plead guilty to a single count as part of a deal with prosecutors that will see him spend no more than six months in prison and possibly no time at all.
Don't expect Baca to make many License Plates, if any, during vacation time at Club Fed----Scott Johnson.
A Morning After, Gun-citing Spin (Again) on the Presidential Campaign Scene via "MEAT/Chief Parker" Trujillo
Monday, February 08, 2016
The AB-109/Prop 47 Mike Feuer Crime Blotter HOT Briefs for Monday
Who in this group would support a public demonstration at Foothill Division along the lines of what our friends in San Pedro just held? It got a lot of play on the news. Their demands in SP are very similar to ours. As you know, we've really been seeing movement from the mayor's office, not so much from FF. I believe the Police Protective League would support us as to our goals. We'd need at least 200 people to show up and we'd need to coordinate so media would show up. If you'd be interested in participating, can you please indicate that here? WE DO NOT HAVE A DATE YET.
Our Sunland-Tujunga Friends may want to engage with PPL, in sharing with everyone what Chief Beck did to the Special AB-109 Compliance Unit that was responsible for parole sweeps in places like the Tujunga Wash, where Homeless Parolees have set up camps .........., while funding a dubious Media Relations Unit, overseen by a "Close Associate".
In an ideal world, acts of civic engagements, as exampled by the recent San Pedro and the upcoming CD 7 gathering, would be common place and the likes of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and City Attorney Mike Feuer (along with his Sacramento Democratic Friends), would be held accountable for a deadly Prison Reform Debacle.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Sunday, February 07, 2016
The 2016 Post Re-election Edition of the Super Bowl with Huizzy Contest
3. Northeast. This division covers Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Mount Washington, Silver Lake and more. It has seen a 23.8 percent increase in violent crime. In the January-to-January time frame, robbery has gone up an astounding 76.9 percent.2. Hollenbeck. The true Eastside — Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, University Hills and more — has experienced a 33.3 percent increase in violent crime as of January. Robbery was up 50 percent during that time.
Of course, this can all be explained away, via a "Coca Puff" that places the blame on .........., CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo, but we digress.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Please Pardon the Bloggin Pause
Friday, January 29, 2016
Fundraiser in the Memory of Boyle Heights Mentor of Character Louie Moreno
Labels: Louie Moreno
A Bloggin Deconstruction of Betty Pleasant's Latest "Wanton Missive of Distortion (WMD)" regarding her "Boycotting the Return" of the LA Rams
HONEY, I’M HOME! (Thanks to the leadership of the African-American-governed City of Inglewood)— You know what else needs to be boycotted? The returning Los Angeles Rams (What about protesting the return of the Raiders Fan Base via AB 109 and Prop 47?). For some unknown reason, the Rams left us 20 years ago and settled into a new life in St. Louis (Via a Gold-digging Widow, married for the Eight Time) . I’m wholeheartedly in support of having a football team in Los Angeles, but I want it to be any team except the Rams (The rant of a Raider Lover?). The Rams is like a wayward husband who leaves his wife and moves in with another woman and then decides 20 years later to return to his wife (Wrong analogy Betty, it was a Gold-digging ex, who's husband went for a swim ......., and she becomes a LA-hating NFL Owner)! So how do the jilted residents of Los Angeles react to this? Like, crazy people! (Have you been to the Black Hole lately, Betty?) They’re happy and are welcoming the Rams “home” with open arms. That’s unnatural (what has become "natural" is losing records for the Raiders ......, and shorter incarceration times for its fans). Think about it. Is there any woman alive whose husband up and left her, moved in with another woman, and decided 20 years later to leave his woman and return to his wife, who eagerly welcomes him back! (Betty, how many Olympic-caliber swimmers such as Carroll Rosenbloom, drown in shallow waters ......., and then have their wife inherit a NFL Team?) No such sane woman exists (But Inglewood was inviting). I hate the Rams and I hope they lose every game they play (and may you enjoy the return of a fan base ......, without a team).
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Morning Briefs on 2017 Los Angeles Mayoral Ambitions for Thursday
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Morning Briefs on the Internal Dysfunctional LAPD Machine for Wednesday
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Morning Brief on the Evolving Eric and Wendy Political Relationship for Tuesday
Monday, January 25, 2016
HOT Brief on a NFL City Make Believe Mayor for Monday
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Mayor Sam Exclusive: The Questionable, Subjective Actions of Empower LA Director of Elections Jay Handal
Friday, January 22, 2016
Noting another Implosion in the Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Political Machine
** Blogger's Note: Its amazing what can grow out of a gathering of Northeast San Fernando Valley Democrat Political Machine Staffers, at a 2014 39th Assembly District Campaign Ballot Count.
From Official Notification in the Congressional Record, through numerous Subpoenas of CD 6 and CD 7 Staffers, then a sudden announcement from an ambitions First Term City Councilman Felipe Fuentes, that he would not seek a Second Term and now the latest regarding questionable, small donations to the 2015 Nury Martinez for City Council Campaign ........, can we presume that something scandalous is being exposed via a FBI/Federal Grand Jury Investigation.
The latest implosion regarding the alleged washing of money into small CD 6 Constituent-based contributions to garner the maximum amount of public Matching Funds, has the characteristics of an organized attempt to circumvent new Ethics Commission requirements that City Council Campaigns must document "Grass Roots Support" by gathering 200 $5-10 Donations to qualified for taxpayers Matching Funds.
Discerning observers can extrapolate via the Times detailed report, that someone within the Northeast San Fernando Valley Machine, has been giving the FBI/Federal Grand Jury Investigation, a GPS concise road map on the financial manipulations, orchestrated to circumvent Ethics Commission/FPPC Rules.
If there is any person who can speak regarding the fiscal practices of the five-headed Northeast Political Cabal, it would be the husband of CD 6 City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Consultant Gerry Guzman. We can only speculate whether the architect of the 2014, now former Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra Campaign's collapse, has been formally summon to answer questions under oath, but we can gather that no formal resolution to this even-expanding investigation, would not be complete, without testimony from the Husband of Nury----Scott Johnson.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A Personal Note .............
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Please Help the Family of Boyle Heights Mentor of Character Louie Moreno
Labels: Louie Moreno
Monday, January 18, 2016
The Passing of Boyle Heights Mentor of Character Louie Moreno
** Blogger's Note: On this day we honor a great American of Character who helped bridge the divisive chasms of intolerance, with mere acts of witnessing, many within the Boyle Heights Community (and beyond), are sharing such, as its mourns the lost of a Great Mentor of Character Louie Moreno.
Louie, a 1980 Roosevelt High School Grad, who's health in recent years had been affected by the ravages of Diabetics, suffered a fatal Heart Attack yesterday in Downey according to friends on Social Media.
Just in the last couple of months, Louie had been making a great recovery from Heart Surgery, working at the longtime, usual Monday Night Football (and Director of Security) Gig at Steven's Steak House and promoting his new Public Relations business venture, while exhibiting the same, great perseverance that personified his on-going battle with Diabetics.
It should also be noted that Louie and his Sports Rap Up sponsors were selfless in giving to those less fortunate, with their annual Christmas Toy Giveaway and Movie Day at the old Edwards Theater in Alhambra. Hundreds of kids in the Ramona Gardens Projects were the beneficiary of this annual event (and for that, this writer gives THANKS).
We would be remiss in not noting, that up to a couple of years ago, Louie was a much beloved City of Los Angeles Employee, who made daily contacts with the likes of the Mayor, City Councilpersons, Department Heads and visitors, with his years of duty in the City Hall Garage, until Diabetics took part of his leg, necessitating an early retirement.
Louie Moreno is survived by his daughter Teresa Michelle Moreno. We share our profound prayers with Teresa and Louie's Family in this time of Great Loss ........., while giving witness and celebrating a life of Selfless Mentoring in the interest of building a better Community of Character.
** PLEASE NOTE: The Eastside Bike Club will be dedicating its Annual Tour de Cure (for Diabetics) Fundraiser to late Lincoln Heights Community Advocate Frank Wada ........., and Louie Moreno. Please consider giving your support.----Scott Johnson.
Friday, January 15, 2016
The Rising Cost of "Legal Arrangements" for Congressman Tony Cardenas
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) appears to be spending a lot of time with his lawyers lately. In the last three months, his campaign committee spent $131,470 on “legal services” with five separate law firms, according to new campaign finance records. The legal expenses, which are more than Rep. Cárdenas’ campaign spent in the three previous quarters combined, suggest that a federal investigation involving one of his aides has intensified.
In April 2015, Gabriela Marquez, the top staffer in Rep. Cárdenas’ district office, informed the House of Representatives that she had been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury. Roll Call reported at the time that Marquez had been questioned about whether staffers in Rep. Cárdenas office did campaign work on official time. Politico reported that the FBI was focusing on work Marquez did for other campaigns, not for Rep. Cárdenas.
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday
“If a person moved to the city now and heard Mayor Eric Garcetti talk, they’d assume he’s a member of the Tea Party,” Riordan said in a statement. “He isn’t doing anything for the poor but helping the rich get richer -- through these zoning deals on land development.”
LOL!! You got to love the documented Republican Ex. Mayor (with strong RINO proclivities), for comparing the PROGRESSIVE Mayor to the Tea Party ........., when in reality, the Second Term-seeking Rhodes Scholar is engaging in the current Democrat/Republican Establishment Scheme of rewarding their Corporate Development Welfare Donor Class, with value-adding Zoning Exemptions.
BTW, we would like to thank the "Successful Ex Mayor" for being the inspiration behind bestowing the new "Mayor Gar-ce-Tea Brand (of Development) Moniker" on the Density-loving Officeholder.
** Surprise, surprise (naught) that the Trial Lawyers are seeking out positions at the City of Los Angeles General Fund Trough, as the legal fallout from LAPD's Policy-challenged Response to the November 26, 2015 Ferguson, Mo. -related Protest, kick into Class Action Lawsuit mode. With the recent decision to not prosecute noted LAPD Blogger Jasmyne Cannick, based upon violations of the department's official unlawful assembly protocols, expect payouts to total seven figures.
** The early observations on new LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King, does not bid well for the likes of outside reformers and Charter School supporters as the longtime District Educator pans the premise that the nation's second-largest School District is in need of major reforms (while supporting single-sex campuses), as the UTLA-backed School Board pushes back against a Eli Broad-supported Charter School expansion proposal.
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
A Comment Section Dialog on the Best Usage of Park Space
To respond to your criticism of Councilman Cedillo creating a parking area for Plaza de la Raza. What’s wrong with that? I am a long time resident and community advocate who still resides in the area around Lincoln Park, Hazard Park, and El Sereno and I’ve been around long enough to see both the good and the bad in our community. This parking area is a good thing for OUR COMMUNITY. It provides our community with a whole variety of programs in the arts that would otherwise not be available to our residents. We loved our old Boat House but if it were to be used for something else, Plaza fulfills it in a very positive manner. The video that you showed is so misleading to viewers about all the free parking space around the park. The truth is that there is little community parking on most days, especially weekdays. Between the DMV, Forever 21, and USC Health Science using up all the community parking and access to the park, their leaves no parking for the residents until after 6pm weekdays. So the loss of a little green space is certainly alright with me. Leave the few positive aspects of our community in peace. If you want to use your blog constructively, look at the other side of the park where all the community parking to access the Lincoln Park is being taken up daily by USC employees/students for free. Ray Rios
Raymond Rios,Proving you wrong about “the lack of parking” is already done – I’ve filmed, photographed, and documented the open parking in numerous free lots and on the surrounding streets around Lincoln Park.The question I have for you: how many folklorico classes do I have to teach before I can drive into the middle of a public park?Why can’t people in wheelchairs have the $5,000 needed to bring access to the park up to the bare minimum of access standards?The users of the Plaza are a nasty, entitled, group of snobs when it comes to their place in this community. You teach culture and the arts? Great! Please stop ruining the park grounds!!!\
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Is it Time (via Dennis Zine) to Reinstate an Enforcement Tool to Combat the Hit and Run Epidemic?
This week, California Department of Motor Vehicles officials released Assembly Bill 60 statistics for the month of November, as well as totals since the program was implemented on January 2, 2015. The program has been very successful. In November alone, 26,000 AB 60 driver licenses were issued. And from January 2 to November 30, 574,000 AB 60 driver licenses have been issued. A license is not issued until the applicant proves identity and residency with qualifying documents or through secondary review, passes a written knowledge exam, and completes a behind-the-wheel drive exam.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Its Official!! The Rams are Los Angeles (via Inglewood) Again!!
Monday, January 11, 2016
Afternoon Briefs on the Imploding Northeast San Fernando Valley Political Machine for Monday
** Blogger's Note: Great Monday (after Friday's Political Earthquake) to everyone, especially to those in our cyber home base of CD 7's Sunland-Tujunga, where the political aftershocks of CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuentes surprise "political machine-fracturing" announcement of his intentions NOT to seek a Second Term, are still shaking the political landscape.
The political aftershocks of Councilman Fuentes announcement are taking the forms of community meetings, candidate speculation and running dialog on Social Media, as a Northeast SFV Community (and beyond) attempts to find the exact epicenter that prompted Fuentes decision.
This major Political Earthquake, like those that happen naturally may of been preceded by (or could be) a smaller, but telling foreshock. This could be exampled by the late November decision by CD 6 City Councilwoman Staffer Jim Dantona, to withdrawal from the 27th State Senate District Campaign to replace Senator Fran Pavley.
Dantona's decision to forgo the 27th State Senate Campaign, came after the October, 2015 Report that fellow Staff Members of Councilwoman Martinez staff were subpoenaed to appear before a Federal Grand Jury, investigating undisclosed issues involving staffs from Congressman Tony Cardenas, and those from CD 6 ......., and now CD 7.
In Friday's Times report, it was disclosed that Councilman Fuentes Staffer (and Aunt) Yolanda Fuentes Miranda, was subpoenaed in December, to appear before the Federal Grand Jury. Records show that she was present at the now infamous 2014 39th Assembly District Campaign Ballot Count in Norwalk.