Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
On Deadline ...........
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Note on the Upcoming LA County Board of Supervisors District Five Candidate Debate
Monday, April 18, 2016
HOT Brief on the "Broken Deal Cedillo Political Machine" for Monday
Friday, April 15, 2016
Remembering the Passing of Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby September 29, 1964 - April 15, 2015
Labels: The Passing of Michael Higby
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
A Personal Note .................
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Councilman Buscaino Giving Witness to a Los Angeles Icon's Last Season with Father
Monday, April 11, 2016
Mayor Sam Exclusive: Say Hey!! Is Kevin James Pondering a CD 12 Campaign?
As the sun rises on the latest incarnation of Monday, we focus our cyber attention on speculation regarding a former Talk Show Host, turned paid Political Appointee, with aspirations for Elective Office (allegedly).
In the last couple of weeks, the chatter has increased of a possible Campaign for City Council by former Radio Talk Show Host, now Mayor Eric Garcetti-appointed Board of Public Works President Kevin James ........,, but not in CD 5 (James current home Council District).
According to multiple sources, James is strongly considering establishing Domicile in CD 12, if the current "Councilmember/
The Western San Fernando Valley Council District was a stronghold of support for James during his Third Place Campaign for Mayor in 2013 ..........., and with James Endorsement, was a vital voting enclave that enable, now Mayor Garcetti to beat Wendy Greuel in the 2013 Mayoral Runoff.
But since James populist outsider, reformist Mayoral Campaign of 2013, the perception of many local activists of the now Board of Public Work President, is best exampled by the comments of former LA Daily News Editor and Civic Activist Ron Kaye in a LA Times Missive regarding James
"Kevin has joined the system," said Ron Kaye, former editor of the Los Angeles Daily News. "It's distressing to see someone who knows better buying into the idea that we have to protect the system from reform.".
Yet, the now-supposed City Hall Insider, has been "front and center" in his Board of Public Works Presidential capacity, during the on-going Porter Ranch Gas Leak Crisis, which may pay political dividends (or not) in a speculative CD 12 Campaign.
Its also apparent from a recent telephone poll in the 39th Assembly District, that the political clout of James is also on the mind of a certain political entity, as potential voters were asked to grade the likes of 39th AD Challenger Raul Bocanegra ......., and James (who endorsed Bocanegra's fellow Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine Member CD 6 City Councilwoman Nury Martinez for Election as pictured below).
Friday, April 08, 2016
COMMUNITY ALERT!! "Son of Fabian (Nunez)" to be Freed from Prison
The son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez whose conviction in the death of a college student was commuted by Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon be a free man. The parents of victim Luis Santos, who was stabbed to death in a 2008 fight on the San Diego State University campus involving Esteban Núñez and others, said this week that they have been notified of his impending release.The pair spoke Thursday at a victim’s rights rally in the state capital where they told CBS Sacramento it would happen within a week. Nunez pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for his part in the brawl and was sentenced in 2010 to 16 years in prison. But the following year, then-Governor Schwarzenegger commuted the sentence to just seven years saying that Nunez, whose father was a political ally, had no prior criminal record and that the sentence was excessive. When asked if his ruling had anything to do with his relationship with Núñez , Schwarzenegger was later quoted as saying “Well, hello! I mean, of course you help a friend.”
Monday, April 04, 2016
HOT Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Monday
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Noting the Passing of former CD 11 City Councilman Bill Rosendahl at 70
Rosendahl died early Wednesday morning at his home in Mar Vista, surrounded by friends and family, after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a statement by David Graham-Caso, communications director for City Councilman Mike Bonin. Rosendahl was diagnosed in 2012 with cancer of the ureter, the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder. The disease went into remission in 2013, but it reappeared in 2014. His loved ones were told by doctors in January that Rosendahl could pass away "any day,” Graham-Caso said, so for the last three months, they have been visiting his home, holding something of “an amazing living wake." Rosendahl is survived by his longtime partner, book publisher Hedi El Kholti.
A tireless, selfless Progressive, Rosendahl was a sincere persona who in the middle of his battle with cancer, still placed paramount the concerns of those who he could help, above self. Our bloggin memory of Councilman Rosendahl will include his befriending of our former Mayor Sam Blogger David "Zuma Dogg" Saltzberg, as exampled in the photo above.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rosendahl Family and Friends as Angelinos join in remembering a Selfless Man of Character.
Your thoughts .................
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday
What is the difference between Richard Alarcón and Rod Wright? Alarcon is Hispanic and he’s been vindicated. Wright is Black and he hasn’t. I asked Wright: what are you going to do? He said his appeal was filed with the Second District Court of Appeals last spring and he said he and his attorney are waiting for oral arguments to be scheduled. In light of Alarcón’s acquittal, that district attorney thing we have issued a statement to the effect that her office is “reviewing the court’s opinion and deciding on other options.”
In Betty's opinion ........, Exonerating Corrupt Black Politicos Matters.
In a nutshell, here’s what you need to know about Schwartz: He’s thoughtful, intelligent and running out of a true desire to help a city that sometimes feels like it’s melting into an economically ravaged, homelessness-plagued sludge. He’s no gadfly and the campaign for this married father of three is serious. He genuinely appears to care far more about the state of Los Angeles than the personal power the mayor’s office affords. At the same time, Schwartz seems shockingly out of his league, with a platform and a race strategy that are as wobbly as a plate of Clifton’s Jell-O. Granted his candidacy is in its infancy, but more than anything he seems to be banking on riding a populist swell against politics as usual. He repeatedly criticized Garcetti and cited Los Angeles’ myriad problems and weaknesses, but was unable to articulate what he personally has done that qualifies him to run a city of 4 million people.
In layman's terms, its about being a candidate speed bump to slow Mayor Gar-SOFT-ee's Sacramento ambitions.
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Monday, March 28, 2016
The Newly-Engaged "Antonio and Patricia Villargovea" Do Easter Day of Service on Skid Row
Hola Familia!! Do You have a Spare Five, Ten or Twenty Spot for the Nury in CD 6 Campaign?
Seven weeks before L.A.'s 2015 municipal election, political aide Caesar Huerta was on the hunt for campaign donations. His boss, City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, needed contributions from 200 of her constituents to make her campaign eligible for up to $100,000 in taxpayer funds. Huerta, a field deputy, turned to aunts, uncles, cousins and others in his immediate circle, asking for as little as $5, according to several members of his extended family. Since then, Huerta and at least eight of his relatives have been questioned by FBI agents, called to appear before a federal grand jury, or both, family members told The Times.
For those of us CD 14 Natives, staffers roles in re-election campaigns, comes as an afterthought, considering that the current Princeton Graduate Officeholder initiates policy directives based upon the loyalty to him, of Special Interests and Constituents. But then unlike CD 14, Councilwoman Martinez does not have a CLARTS Amenities Fund, to supplement Staffer salaries. Thus, their loyalty can only be ensured to a ambiguous, legal tipping point, especially when familia gets involved .........., or Subpoenaed to appear before a Federal Grand Jury----Scott Johnson in CD 14.
Friday, March 25, 2016
BREAKING NEWS!! Tony Villar engaged to become "Antonio VIllargovea for Governor 2018"
Thursday, March 24, 2016
A Tale of Two Communities Response (or lack of) to Rising Crime
Meanwhile withing the confines of the LAPD Hollenbeck Division, the latest meeting of its Community Police Advisory Board was cancelled, this in lieu of the latest tragic death involving Cab Driver Antonio Paz Gonzalez, who was senselessly killed after being robbed. Bluntly, with the "alleged (more below) cancellation" of the latest Hollenbeck CPAB Meeting, Stakeholders who have been subjected to the SECOND HIGHEST rate of increase in violent crime within the City of Los Angeles, have been denied an opportunity (again) to speak out and demand their fair share of Law Enforcement resources ..........., but rest assure, those seeking support for their ABC Licenses ("Micro-Brewery in Boyle Heights, USC) still have CPAB's backing----Scott Johnson.
Hello Community Members, the Hollenbeck Community Police Advisory Board monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2016 is canceled and we do apologize for that. The next meeting will be /Wednesday, April 20th, please be there and bring a friend. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, Officer Macklin, Community Relations Officer.
Officer Anthony Macklin
Hollenbeck Community Relations Office firstname.lastname@example.org 342 4144
......., or was it? To be continued.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Sunday, March 20, 2016
HOT Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
6. In the Matter of Patricia López, Patty López for Assembly 2014, and Carolina Perez; FPPC Nos. 15/313 and 15/314.Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton, Special Investigator Paul Rasey, and Program Specialist Soni Mangat. Patricia López was a successful candidate for Assembly District 39 in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election, and in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Patty López for Assembly 2014 was her candidate controlled committee. At all relevant times, Carolina Perez was the treasurer of the Committee. López, Patty López for Assembly 2014, and Perez failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement and two preelection campaign statements for reporting periods in 2014 by the applicable due dates, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, subdivision (a), 84200.5, subdivision (a), and 84200.7, subdivision (b) (1 count); failed to deposit contributions into a single, designated campaign bank account prior to expenditure, in violation of Government Code Sections 85201, subdivisions (c) and (e) (1 count); received cash contributions of $100 or more totaling approximately $1,300, and made cash expenditures of $100 or more, totaling approximately $1,220, in violation of Government Code Section 84300, subdivisions (a) and (b) (1 count); failed to maintain supporting records for contributions and loans received and expenditures made, in violation of Government Code Section 84104 (1 count); López failed to disclose required economic interests of real property and income in her Candidate Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Sections 87206 and 87207 (1 count).Total Proposed Penalty: $7,500.
Meanwhile ......., a Federal Grand Jury is still outstanding in rendering Justice against a Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine, that holds Accountability in contempt (allegedly).
Antonio Villaraigosa @villaraigosa .@SBCDP and I agree, to honor victims of mass shooting, both @HillaryClinton and @SenSanders should debate there.
AHHHHH?? Maybe "MEAT/Chief Parker" should craft the Tweets (when not driving Tony).
John Thomas @CApolitico Could Mitch Englander be LA County's #Trutanich 2.0? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-englander-campaign-designation-20160318-story.html … @LieCounter @AllenJWilson @GeneMaddaus @Johnnydontlike #Lies
........, to be continued.
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
On Bloggin Deadline (and CD 1 Staffer Fredy Ceja is released from County Jail)
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Morning Briefs on the After-hours City Hall Staffer Drinking Scene for Tuesday
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