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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HOT Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

As two LAPD Hollenbeck Division Officers recover from injuries resulting from a deadly altercation with an AB-109 "Non-Violent Probationer", speculation is rampant about an alleged, "breech of crime scene protocol", by the now Captain of the newly-created Community Relationships Division (and "close associate" of Chief Charlie Beck), Ruby Malachi.   
Photo via KTLA Channel Five from the Boyle Heights location of the May 13's deadly, officer-involved shooting, which resulted in injuries to two LAPD Hollenbeck Division Officers. 
LAPD Captain I Ruby Malachi.
** As two LAPD Hollenbeck Division Officers continue their respective recoveries following a May 13 Shootout with a supposed (and now deceased) "AB-109 Non-Violent Probationer", speculation is becoming increasing rampant that a certain new "Captain I (and CLOSE associate of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck)" is in need of a refresher course regarding "Crime Scene Protocols". According to multiple sources, Ruby Malachi, the newly-promoted Captain overseeing the recently-created Community Relationships Division, was observed to have breech the May 13 Boyle Heights Crime Scene, as defined by the familiar (and clearly-noted) red color tape, pictured above. This latest episode is surely to garner more scrutiny on how the newly-promoted Captain, was chosen to preside over the equally-new Community Relations Division, forgoing the normal protocol that saw Captains serve in a Divisional Patrol position. 
The Boyle Heights Evergreen Cemetery Voting Precinct?
** KCAL/KCBS Investigated Reporter David Goldstein in his latest installment, finds that Los Angeles County shares some "dead polling proclivities" with the State of Illinois Cook County. Not surprisingly, the majority of the Dead Voters were Democrats ..........., and some cast their ballot by mail. Most longtime political consultants will agree that the best way to bridge the Polling Place to those seeking to cast a vote from the "After Life", is by the Absentee Ballot. This fact may be why the Princeton-educated CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar has proposed that ALL City Elections be facilitated by Mail  Thus, come the time when the termed-out Officeholder seeks to become Mayor, then all he has to do is send a ballot to his Evergreen Cemetery Voting Base ;) ;).
Youth for the Berning Man.
** With yesterday's deadline to register to cast a ballot in the upcoming June 7 Primary, we are hearing reports that a certain Charter School was a site for a last minute Voter Registration Drive by one of the Campaigns. Most would agree that all Public Schools should remain Neutral Ground ......., to be continue.
Your thoughts .................
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

The People's "Berning Man" Sanders rolls into CD 1's Lincoln Park for Monday Rally (** Morning Update)

With little more that two weeks remaining before the June 7 California Presidential Primary, the surging People's Campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, preps for a Monday Campaign Rally at the City of Los Angeles Council District (Gil Cedillo) One's Lincoln Park. 
The "Berning Man's Campaign" arrives at Lincoln Park.
Morning Update at 7 AM: Media Trucks Galore at Lincoln Park.
Mid-morning gathering of Rally attendees.

** Blogger's Note: As a beautiful Spring afternoon descends into the shadows of evening, a lone truck stands now where tomorrow at around noon, thousands will gather in solidarity with the "Berning Man" of the 2016 Presidentional Campaign, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. With the June 7 California Primary approaching, the surging Presidential Campaign of Sanders is going all out in its battle against embattled Candidate Hillary Clinton. Tomorrow's CD 1's Lincoln Park Rally, most likely planned with the help of Sanders endorser City Councilman Gil Cedillo, should help reinforce the reality that the local Los Angeles Democratic Machine, is divided between the Hilary-supporting Crony Establishment .........., and the Progressive True Believers/ Grass Roots activists. But more important, the choreographed visuals of Monday's Rally will play into the media narrative,  that Hillary is a candidate with issues ............, especially when it comes to likability among the supposed Democratic Party Base----Scott Johnson.
** A Lincoln Park Sanders Rally Parking Advisement: For those driving to Monday's "Berning Man Rally", PLEASE consider arriving early (before 8 AM) because local street parking is acute due to the multitudes of "Big Corporate University of Scandalous Conduct (aka USC) Health Science Campus" Students and Staff, who are NOT USING a new on-site parking garage ..... and adversely impacting Park Parking along Valley Blvd and Mission Road.
Si Se Puede!! Si Se Puede!! ........., in beating Hillary's Phony/Crony Establishment Machine.
The Berning Man with supporter One Bill Gil.
A Pre-Berning Man Rally Song from Steve Earle: "Revolution Starts Now".
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, May 16, 2016

HOT Brief on the Questionable, Studio City Neighborhood Council Election Proceedings for Monday

In a reversal of a previous ruling, an Empower LA Neighborhood Council Elections Challenge Panel, reinstated Studio City NC Candidates Eric Preven and Patrice Berlin as the victorious candidates, unseating among others, the infamous "Dangerous Enemy of Freedom (and Fair Elections, allegedly)" Lisa Sarkin.
 "The Dangerous Enemy of Freedom (and Pro-Development Shill)" is "unwanted (officially)" on the Studio City NC by Stakeholders.
Justice prevails (after a second reconsideration) for anti-Development Activists Eric Preven and Patrice Berlin. 
Let Freedom reign once again in Studio City ..........., and may a "Dangerous Enemy of Freedom" forever be tainted for besmirching the character of TRUE neighborhood advocates.
This blog has previously noted the dubious exploits of now FORMER Studio Council Neighborhood Council Member Lisa Sarkin, who has earned the wrath of neighborhood advocates, city-wide, for her role in past acts of retribution, against the likes of former fellow SCNC Board Member Michael McCue and others who stood up against her constant Pro-Development shillings.
In recent times, efforts to remove her, either during the normal NC Election Cycle, or via an attempted Recall process, have narrowly failed to unseat the "Rubber Stamp" for controversial Development Projects such as the Sportsmen's Landing .........., but her Developers (and CD 2 City Councilman Paul Krekorian)-sanctioned antics, finally reached the tipping point during the just-completed April SCNC Elections.
Challengers Patrice Berlin and Eric Preven (also a former CD 2 Candidate), were the top two vote recipients, beating out Sarkin for the available two seats in the "Employee/Independent Contractor Catagory" ........., but the "Powers to Be (aka Friends of Sarkin)", concocted a scheme to usurp the will of the Stakeholders.
According to the LA Times, associates of Sarkin, filed multiple Election Challenges, that made allegations against Berlin and Preven, that the duo were involved in illegal Electioneering within the Polling Location. Further, officials with Empower LA, impaneled a RARE Grievance Committee, made up of the trio of Boyle Heights NC President Vera del Pozo, Historic Highland Park NC President Monica Alcarez and Eagle Rock NC President David Greene (all noted City Council PLUM Committee Chairperson Jose Huizar supporters), who ruled against the recommendation of Empower LA staff, and disqualified Berlin and Prevan, in a dubious (and questionably legal process) that made Kangaroo Courts look dignified.
But in documentation submitted by the duo of Berlin and Preven, to the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer which raised serious questions about the objectivity (and the veracity of the allegations) regarding the actions taken against the duo  Its obvious that Empower LA was placing itself in legal trouble, especially when an alleged statement, submitted as part of the testimony collaborating the charges of Electioneering, are refuted by its supposed LAPD Officer witness, as noted below.
On Apr 19, 2016, at 10:25 PM, MICHAEL LEWIS <31575 lapd.lacity.org=""> wrote:“Patrice,All I know is that I saw you in the hallway of Walter Reed Middle school during the night of the election and we said hello to each other. We probably talked for less than a minute. It is then I heard somebody (I don’t know who it was) say that it was against the rules for you to still be there because you were a candidate in the election. You then quickly said goodbye and left.If this is what they are referring to as inappropriate electioneering, I need to talk to somebody because that is ridiculous. This is the only time I saw you all evening and I did not witness any inappropriate electioneering. I don’t know what the rules of inappropriate electioneering is but its the only time I saw you.I am off tomorrow but I’m back on Thursday. I will also call Stu Miller. I’m reluctant to get involved in theses type of situations but I also don’t appreciate somebody speaking on my behalf, especially when it’s untrue.Who can you suggest I contact or call in an attempt to remedy this or at least give my side of the story? Or who told you last night that you can’t remedy this situation, call witnesses or remedy the situation?Mike

Thus,  contradictions in the evidence against Berlin and Preven, as exampled above (and legal pressure), may be why Empower LA took the drastic step to reconvene the Election Challenge Panel on May 9, 2016 .........., and the results were to rescind the Disqualification of Berlin and Preven (who was stilled found to have engaged in Electioneering, but given only a Written Reprimand).

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

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Monday, May 09, 2016

We're on Bloggin (and Work) Assignment ......., again

We begin the latest bloggin (and work) week with pending assignments, meeting deadlines later today .........but meanwhile, we remain cognizant of musing content regarding a certain Highland Park "Avenue 50 and York Mercado (ie. Councilman Huizar self-marketing event)" that took place, with tepid turnout, over the weekend----Scott Johnson.

From Councilman Huizar Twitter Account




Saturday, May 07, 2016

A TGIF (on Saturday) Debrief on Protesting Hillary's East Los Angeles Pandering

The Main Stream Media loves to promote the divisions within the Republican Party, but Thursday's Protest of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton's East Los Angeles College Rally, showcased that there is currently No Unity in the Community among the factions within the local Democratic Political Machine.
Video from KABC Channel Seven's Report on Thursday's Protest at ELAC.

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Enabling Hillary and Tonto Huizzy do Cinco de Mayo Campaign Fundraising

As former Impeached President Bill and enabling Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton panders across Los Angeles for Campaign Contributions, we ponder if the aspiring first Woman President will take a pause to review documentation regarding past, alleged Sexual Assaults via today's Campaign Fundraiser Co-host CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar?  
Another dubious distinction for the Princeton Graduate, CD 14 Officeholder.
** Blogger's Note: Great Cinco de Mayo to all as we celebrate another anniversary of our "Neighbors to the South (and financial supporters in the then small Ciudad de Los Angeles)" role in blunting the expansion of the Democratic Slave Culture via their French surrogates, at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Thus, helping Republican United States President Abraham Lincoln preserve the Union. That said, its fitting that today, another skirmish against the 21st Century Democratic Party's "Dependent Enslavement/Crony Capitalist Establishment", is being played out across the City of Los Angeles, targeting its supposed Plantation Leaders Bill and Hillary Clinton. This afternoon, the wife (and aspiring first Woman President) of former Impeached President Bill Clinton, will be pandering to the masses at East Los Angeles College .........., before attending a evening Fundraiser, co-hosted by CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar (Hillary cough, cough ........, and more coughs).  Mrs. Clinton, who some have opined as being "THE SMARTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD", must of had (along with her Campaign Team), a momentary lapses of reason, when approving of a Fundraising Event, co-hosted by a local Princeton Graduate Politico .......... with "Husband Bill-like Women Issues (and an enabling, Hillary-like spouse, allegedly)".  We take note in the invite below, that the location of tonight's gathering, was "still to be determine (supposedly in the Downtown LA area), which prompts us, in the spirit of cyber cooperation, to recommend a Pasadena location that the current CD-14 Officeholder knows well. If the presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee is true to her words in the video below regarding Sexual Assault, then she can be a POWERFUL voice, empowering those who have been subjective to the alleged horrors of inappropriate Sexual Conduct (as outlined in the Pasadena Police Report obtained via a Public Records Act Request) .........., that's unless those inconvenient moments of infidelity (or worse) by a straying spouse (or campaign supporter/fundraiser), gets in the way of personal, political ambition ----Scott Johnson in CD 14.
Information regarding tonight's "Conversation with Hillary Fundraiser", co-hosted by Jose Huizar.
The Burke Williams Spa in Old Town Pasadena.
Would Hillary Clinton be a voice for a certain Burke Williams Spa Employee, who filed the Pasadena PD Complaint below against her tonight's Fundraiser Co-host in 2005?

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

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A Morning Brief on Biological (and Political) Inbreeding via Steve "Mini Riordan I" Soboroff

The failed Political Replication of former Mayor Richard Riordan, now Police Commissioner Steve "Mini Riordan I" Soboroff, again highlights his Political DNA Linkage to LA's former top officeholder, by inserting "Foot in Mouth" while describing the alleged biological similarities of a Donald Trump Rally attendees.    
Fail Mayoral Candidate, now LAPD Commission Member Steve "Mini Riordan I" Soboroff.
** Blogger's Note: The following is a quick bloggin dissertation on the follies of Political Replications as exampled, again, by former failed Mayoral Candidate, now LAPD Commissioner Steve "Mini Riordan I" Soboroff. Longtime political observers will remember that the noted Frontperson of the Playa Vista Development, was former Mayor Richard Riordan's choice to succeed him upon completing his Second Term in 2001, but fail to make the Runoff where James Hahn defeated the then Antonio Villaraigosa. The similarities between Riordan and Soboroff in community endeavors, political philosophy, and mannerisms, has garnered the current Police Commissioner the bloggin moniker of "Mini Riordan I", especially when he inserts "foot in mouth, via tweets", just as the former Mayor did on multiple occasions before the Era of Social Media. Judging from the tweet below, "Mini Riordan I" was channeling the mindset of the late (and disgraced) former CBS Football Commentator (and Gambler) Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, in giving his thoughts on the alleged biological linkage of those who attended a recent Donald Trump Rally in Indiana. Its apparent via the silence from Mayor Eric Garcetti, that racial stereotyping/commentary regarding alleged inbreeding practices involving White People, is acceptable speech for his Mayoral Appointees. But we bloggin DARE note that if the rally attendees were Black, Asian, Latino, Indigenous or Female .........., then at this moment, there would be one less "Mini Riordan" serving in any official capacity within the City of LA----Scott Johnson.

The "Mini Riordan I" Foot in Mouth via Tweet.
The late Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder infamous comments regarding breeding of Slaves.
Steve "Mini Riordan I" Soboroff and former Mayor Richard Riordan.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

BREAKING NEWS!! Ted Cruz ceases Campaign, Hillary losing to Sanders in Indiana

The true Conservative Hope to win the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, suspends his Campaign making it all but certain that Donald Trump will be the GOP Standard Bearer in November .........., while Hillary Clinton trails Socialist Bernie Sanders in the aftermath of today's Indiana Primary.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz bows out with grace.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton filling the BERN ......, again.
** Blogger's Note: In a historic evening, Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced the suspension of his Campaign, after today's loss in the Indiana Primary to the presumptive November GOP Standard Bearer Donald Trump ........, but California still matters (Hillary cough, cough), for Democrats,  as the wife of Impeached President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is filling the BERN again, trailing Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders in the tally of ballots within The Hoosier State-----Scott Johnson. 

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Morning Briefs on the Pending June Election Proceedings for Tuesday

In the weeks leading up to the June Primary, the Mayor Sam Blog will remain fixated on keyboarding coverage regarding the local election proceedings ..........., while musing on the local Political Machine theatrics regarding the 2016 Presidential Elections.
Local Elections Matters, especially when selecting Quality Future Judges such as David Berger.
Our Votes Matters ........., as always.
Yet in 2016, a rare Political Blue Moon occurrence may take place as voters in the "Greece on the Pacific (formerly the Golden State of California)", may have a decisive role on the Presidential Selection Process (especially if Ted Cruz pulls a "Hail Mary" in the Indiana Republican Primary today).
For us here at Mayor Sam, the 2016 Election Proceedings had already taken a bloggin, unforeseen diversion when Assemblyman Mike "Slobo Mikey" Gatto dropped out on an uber-anticipated 25th State Senate District blood-letting against former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino.
But instead of musing on the cyber, astro-turfing antics of "Gatto Truthers", we have been blessed with pending content galore on the local Political Machine theatrics, as the communal political factions take sides, in both the Republican and Democratic Primaries.
As witness with last week's RINO Populist (and past Clinton Foundation Contributor) Donald Trump's Costa Mesa Campaign Rally (view video below), there will be those on the Left-Wing fringe, who will exploit (with the help of indoctrinated Public School grads) the blunt immigration commentary (based on testimonials by the likes of Jamiel Shaw) of the bombastic Billionaire (with multiple bankruptcies), turned shallow, political blowhard.
Protest outside of Trump's Costa Mesa Campaign Rally..
That said, we want to remind our cyber audience that this blog will remain true to its focus on the local elections proceedings as exampled in the "David Berger for Judge (which we endorse)" photo above. 
In addition to bloggin Presidential Election coverage, we list below local elections of interest that will merit cyber-musing in the days leading up to the June Primary.
** The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor District Four and Five Elections: Can termed-out Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Don Knabe help their staffer underlings/candidates, succeed them on the increasing Labor-leaning LA County-governing entity?
** 39th Assembly District Election: Will current Assemblywoman Patty Lopez prove to the Political Pundits that her epic 2014 Upset of Raul Bocanegra, was no fluke?
** 25th State Senate District Election: Even without Assemblyman Mike Gatto, this open seat contest between Anthony Portantino and termed-out LA County Board of Supervisor Mike Antonovich, should provide a barometer on turnout in November.
** 43th Assembly District Election: We would be bloggin remiss if this blog did mot cover the contest to replace the termed-out "Infant Assemblyman", turned "Slobo Mikey" Gatto.
We can also keyboard that other races will show up on our bloggin radar screen in the days ahead ......., but until then.
Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson n CD 14 

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Monday, May 02, 2016

HOT Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Candidate known as "CD 12 Councilmember/Police Officer Mitch Fifelander" is reaping the monetary windfall of his Councilmatic Connections, as Developers, Billboard Companies .........., and IBEW donate to an Independent Expenditure Committee, supplementing his top-funded Campaign.  
LA County Board of Supervisor Candidate Mitch "Fifelander".
Its good to be a Spring Street RINO!!
As we enter the month leading up to California's June Primary Elections, the lone token non-Democratic Member of the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Mitch Englander, is reaping the Special Interests Largess of his 200 Spring Street dealings as Developers, Big Billboard ........, and "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's" IBEW donate to an Independent Expenditure Committee, benefiting the "Councilmember/Police Officer Fifelander Campaign" for the LA County Board of Supervisor Seat being vacated by termed-out Supervisor Mike Antonovich. 
In the latest tally of Campaign Contributions, the "Fifelander for Supervisor Campaign" showcased the benefits of being connect by blood, to the Englander, Knabe & Allen Consulting/Lobbyist Machine, as it reported $1.2 Million Dollars in contributions. 
But more telling are the monetary/future and past favors payments to an IE Committee, benefiting the current CD 12 Clowncil Central Committee Officeholder, as the LA Times notes.

The largest contributors to the committee set up to support Eng Fifelander came from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 and from fitness studio owner Janet Crown, who both gave $50,000.

........., a fact DWP ratepayers/City of Los Angeles-residing voters in the campaign to replace Supervisor Antonovich, should take notice of before casting their ballots.

LA County District Four Board of Supervisor Candidate Steve Nopalitano.
The issue of questionable ballot designations is not only endemic to the LA County District Five Board of Supervisor Campaign.
Out-going District Four Supervisor Don Knabe aide/scheduler/deputy/and his endorsed choice to replace him Steve Nopalitano, was a recipient of a legal request by the Dr. Ralph Pacheco Campaign, to have his Ballot Designation reflect his actual "Deputy Duties".

Pacheco is asking that (Judge) O'Donnell order Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan to reject Napolitano’s paperwork and order Napolitano’s title on the ballot be changed to reflect the true scope of his duties as a field deputy in Knabe’s Torrance office, one of several offices the supervisor maintains throughout the district.  Although named as a defendant Logan will not render opposition in court.

......, in the spirit of compromise, we offer the following; "The smarter Candidate than Challenger Challenger Janice Babs Hahn" (but then that would be true of most of "Bab's past/current/and future challengers).

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

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Friday, April 29, 2016

We Interrupt Our Cyber Vacation to Bring You These Boggin Teases

 We interrupt our cyber Spring Break Getaway to bring you these Bloggin Teases on future content when we return on Monday.
The choice LAPD Division for relocating demoted Police Captains?
Are LAPD Cameras becoming petty disciplining tools for Department Brass?
** Blogger's Note: GREAT Friday to all as we interrupt our cyber Spring Break to bring you these Bloggin Teases on select content for when we return on Monday----Scott Johnson.  

1. From the apparent choice designation for demoted Captains (with straying eyes ......, and hands, allegedly), we are hearing whispers about disgruntle rank and file officers .........., and friction with Command Staff. It seems that Mayor Eric Garcetti's LAPD Body Camera Initiative, is becoming a moral-sapping tool for LAPD Brass to impose petty discipline upon the Rank and File Patrol Blue Line. To be continue .............
2. Which LA County Board of Supervisor Candidate (not "Officer Fifeenglander") created a Ballot Designation that denoted a Job Title that did NOT exist? To be continue ...........
3. Which former Mayoral Candidate will soon establish domicile in a Gentrified CD-14? To be continue.
4. Which large Los Angeles Corporate entity, in cooperation with a willing Politico, had their version of a "Mission Accomplish Moment", that will be outed in the week ahead? To be continue ........
5. Plus, we will also have complete June Election coverage when we return.

NOW BACK TO OUR CONTINUING CYBER VACATION. SEE YOU MONDAY!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

We're on Bloggin Vacation

Its time for a bloggin vacation. We will return to the cyber dialog on Monday.
See you all back on Monday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

On Deadline ...........

Great bloggin Thursday to all as this blogger has work obligations that will inhibit the posting of content today. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Note on the Upcoming LA County Board of Supervisors District Five Candidate Debate

Mark your Political Calendars as the Candidates seeking to replace out-going Los Angeles County District Five Board of Supervisor Mike Antonovich, gather for a supposed "Green Dialog/Debate" ......., and surely some pointed commentary on a certain Candidate's "Police Officer (naught)" failed Ballot Designation.
The Liberal League of Conservation Voters-sponsored Debate.
** Blogger's Note: As the Leftward lurch of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors pauses as the Campaigns to replace termed-out Officeholders Don Knabe and Michael Antonovich play out, the candidates seeking to replace the District Five (and State Senate Candidate) Conservative will gather in Pasadena next Wednesday to debate the issues. The (Liberal) League of Conservation Voters-sponsored Dialog, should be green-laden with questions dealing with the recent Porter Ranch Gas Leak and others. But a recent court ruling against current "CD 12 Councilmember" Mitch Englander in his failed attempt to brand himself as a "Police Officer", is surely to get some play as witness in the comical "Police Officer Englander"/Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife comparison below. In bloggin hindsight, a fictitious union of an "Ambitious Councilmember" and make-believe "Mayberry Deputy Sheriff", resulting in a Political Branding of "Councilmember/Thespian Deputy Sherriff Candidate" Mitchell Fifelander ........, may have been found more authentic in court----Scott Johnson. 
 The Councilmember/Police Officer Candidate Mitch Englander.
The Fictional Mayberry Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife (via the late Actor Don Knotts). 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

HOT Brief on the "Broken Deal Cedillo Political Machine" for Monday

The Cracks in the Political Foundation of now CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo;s Community Coalition, continue to widen as 2013 CD 1 Third Place Candidate (and Cedillo's Runoff Supporter) Jesse Rojas, pulls 2017 Campaign Papers to challenge the Second Term-seeking Officeholder. 
One Bill Gil's recent proclivities for reneging on promises has earned him the new moniker "Broken Deal Cedillo".
Highland Park Business Owner Jesse Rojas endorsing Cedillo during 2013 CD 1 Runoff.
** Blogger's Note: In an ideal Political World, the challenge to a City Council Incumbent, especially when the Officeholder is the renowned/infamous Gil "One Bill" Cedillo, would be Front Page-garnering Breaking News.
But in a 21st Century "Ciudad de Los Angeles", the Act of Pulling 2017 Campaign Papers by now Councilman Cedillo former supporter Jesse Rojas, becomes a "bloggin HOT Monday Topic in chronicling a growing CD 1 Backlash against the career politico, now known as "Broken Deal Cedillo".
We bloggin rewind to a "2013 Better Yesterday", when a diverse community coalition help the then nationally-recognized "One Bill (Driver Licenses for Illegals) Gil" narrowly defeat challenger, former CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes Chief of Staff Jose Gardea by a triple-digit margin.
A key endorsement in the Cedillo Victory over Gardea, was provided by Third Place Candidate Jesse Rojas, who's block of support surely played an important part in Cedillo succeeding the much-disliked Reyes.
Yet, three years-removed from endorsing the current Officeholder, Rojas pending challenge is another example of a growing backlash by former 2013 supporters from all neighborhoods within CD 1.
Rojas joins Pico Union Neighborhood Council Activist Miguel Amaya in a growing list of "Grass Roots Davids" seeking to unseat the Union-back Political Goliath .........., and the speculation is rampant on who else may join in.
Flying Pigeon Bicycle Shop Owner Josef Bray-Ali, who has been a front person espousing opposition to Councilman Cedillo's Figueroa Transit Plan and Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council President Monica Alcarez, a vocal critic of Cedillo (and BIG supporter of CD 14 Councilman Huizar) are other prominent names mentioned as potential 2017 Candidates.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Remembering the Passing of Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby September 29, 1964 - April 15, 2015

Please join us in a Bloggin Moment of Reflection on this First Anniversary of the Passing of Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby.
Michael sharing his Fifty B-day with Family and Friends.
** Blogger's Note: As the cleansing (and healing) winds of a new Spring abate momentarily, this is the bloggin appointed time to reflect on the Passing, one year ago today, of Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby. One year later ........ and the numbness in keyboarding my thoughts on a "Person of Character" who introduced this writer to the "Wonders of Spollcheck" is still profound. From above, Michael would surely not want this First Anniversary of his "Calling Home" in joining with his Mother Judy, to become a "Godzilla El Nino Downpour" of teary revisiting on a Life of Character that Michael espoused and lived daily during our Bloggin Mayor's time among us. But instead, focus on continuing the cyber crusade of bearing bloggin witness on the issues of the day, in the spirit of empowering Openness and Transparency. Since Michael's Passing, we are still working through the protocols in ensuring that his Cyber Creation will continue on (and grow) in being the "Click of Record" in musing the truth .........., and giving voice to those who exemplify the Character that our bloggin colleague granted opportunity to, in being part of the Mayor Sam Family. In the weeks ahead, we will be making announcements regarding our future cyber endeavors to continue on in Michael's vision which includes growing our bloggin Family of Writers and Audience. But paramount in ensuring the continuation of the Mayor Sam Blog, is empowering and mentoring the "Next Generation of Mini Mayors (we know of one already as I keyboard these thoughts)".  Thus, as the healing winds recommence, we bid our beloved Friend Michael and loving Mom Judy well in a world where we will all someday reunite again (at the Joselitos Franchise above) .........., and continue on below (as a "Tear of Thanks" runs its course through the "Watershed of Appreciation")----Scott Johnson. 
The Voice of Mayor Sam.
A Wally Portrait of Michael.
A Friend Taken Too Soon.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Personal Note .................

Our Thoughts and Prayers on this Wednesday are with longtime Mayor Sam Reader and Supporter Robert Guevara, who's loving wife Patricia, passed away after a sudden/unexpected health matter on April 2. 
** Blogger's Note: Please pardon us as we take a temporary time out from our normal bloggin, sardonic musings to note the sad passing of Eagle Rock Activist Robert Guevara's loving wife Patricia.after a short, unexpected illness. Many in the Neighborhood Council Community of Activists, will surely note Robert's regular attendance at the monthly Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) Meetings and his steadfast commitment to Open and Transparent Governess. Robert is, and has been a longtime Mayor Sam supporter, sharing his opinions via the comment section (in addition to extensive conversations at various times). But most important, Robert was blessed with a loving Soul Mate, who's wit and humor this writer will remember from meeting her during the Medical Marijuana-influenced, contentious 2012 Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Elections, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Robert and his Family during this time of Profound Loss----Scott Johnson.  
Patricia and Robert Guevara.
From Robert Guevara's Facebook Page:
It is with much sadness that our family shares the notice of the passing of my wife, Patricia Guevara. She left us on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded family and friends, following a sudden and unexpected health matter that had caused her hospitalization.
Among the things about Patricia that is most remembered by all is her spirit that was evidenced by her smile and amicable nature. She enjoyed working with people, with many friendships gained over her life, that included a good amount of easy laughter as a part of her personal and professional life. A devoted wife, mother and friend, we will gather to honor her on Wednesday.
Services will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at St. Dominic Church, 2002 Merton Ave. in Eagle Rock (L.A. 90041) at 2 pm with a rosary, followed by a mass. Reception in the parish hall will follow

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Councilman Buscaino Giving Witness to a Los Angeles Icon's Last Season with Father

As the Los Angeles City Council honors Dodgers Living Icon Vin Scully, CD 15 City Councilman Joe Buscaino (and Father Matteo) share a QUALITY moment with the always gracious and humble Voice of the Boys in Blue.
CD 15 City Councilman Joe Buscaino and Father Matteo (in glasses) share a moment with Los Angeles Dodgers Living Icon Vin Scully. 
** Blogger's Note: Please pardon the absence of bloggin content as we give witness to another Opening Day of Dodgers Baseball. Students of local Sports History will SURELY prep themselves for what will be the last Opening Day Broadcast featuring the half-century plus some years, Voice of the Dodgers Vin Scully. As we near the time for Scully's last Opening Greeting to start another season within Chavez Ravine, we want to commend the Los Angeles City Council (with Scully's blessing) for formally moving forward in honoring the Hall of Fame Broadcaster, with the naming of "Vin Scully Avenue".  It was fitting to take note from yesterday's "Vin Scully Avenue Festivities", a "Moment of Family" involving CD 15 City Councilman Joe Buscaino and Father Matteo as they shared in Special Moment with one of Los Angeles Greatest Living Icons. For decades, Scully brought families ..........., and a community together in chronicling the Glory (and objectively noting the pratfalls) of the Boys in Blue. Thus, as we near the opening pitch ............, let enjoy our Civic Treasure Vin Scully, from where ever you may be----Scott Johnson

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Say Hey!! Is Kevin James Pondering a CD 12 Campaign?

A recent Poll in the 39th Assembly District sought out Voter's opinion on the favorable rating of 39th AD Assembly Candidate Raul Bocanegra ............., and City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works President Kevin James, building on speculation of a possible, "James for CD 12 Campaign".
Mayor Eric Garcetti to Kevin James: "Regarding that 39th AD Poll, should I say Very Favorable or Favorable ........, to you running for CD 12?"
Oh the love of bloggin speculation!!

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/Police Officer Candidate" for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mitch Englander, is victorious in his Campaign to replace out-going Supervisor (and current State Senate Candidate) Michael Antonovich.

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).

Kevin James Endorsement Letter for CD 6 City Councilwoman Nury Martinez.

In ending this bloggin exercise in speculation may come to naught especially if a centain "Council Member/Police Officer Candidate" for the Board of Supervisors, is not victorious ........... but hey, if Councilmember Mitch becomes Supervisor Englander, then the discussion continues.

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

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Friday, April 08, 2016

COMMUNITY ALERT!! "Son of Fabian (Nunez)" to be Freed from Prison

Thanks to a friendly favor from a disgraced, former "Kennedy Republican Governor", the thug, "Son of Fabian (Nunez)" is to be freed from State Prison ............, while a grieving (Santos) Family endures a Life Sentence of Sorrow and Anger, inflicted upon them via Crony Politics. 
CORRECTION!! Esteban Nunezs soon to be Freed after serving Seven (instead of 16) Years, thanks to Arnold.
Justice commuted ........., and the Family of Luis Santos Life Sentence of Sorrow continues.

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.”
Our Prayers to the Santos Family. 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, April 04, 2016

HOT Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Monday

Longtime CD 10 City Councilman Herb Wesson's Chief Deputy (and alleged Bagman) Michael Bae, has vacated his underling position with the Cit Clowncil Central Committee Strongman, sparking speculation on the reasons for his departure. 
Chief Deputy Michael Bae (on the right in photo) next to his now, former Boss.
** Blogger's Note: As the first Monday of April 2016 dawns over Koreatown, many longtime activists will surely be conversing, regarding the departure of CD 10 City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson's Chief Deputy Michael Bae. During the contentious 2012 Redistricting Commission Hearing in Koreatown, Bai was the focus of allegations involving "Strong-armed Contributions" by activists, as exampled in the video comments below by Jimmy Chai. As a side note, the lawsuit against the 2012 Redistricting Commission's redrawing of council district boundaries, is still working its way through the Appeal Process.  
Activist Jimmy Chai speaking regarding the "conduct" of now former CD 10 Chief Deputy Staffer Michael Bae.

** Krystee Clark elected President of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC).
Krystee Clark.
With a tremendous turnout that almost double the previous STNC Election's tally of votes, former CD 7 City Council Candidate Krystee Clark, garnered the top number of votes (by a slim margin) to become the next President of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council. The high turnout for this latest installment of the STNC Elections, can be credited to a vibrant Social Media Dialog via the Facebook Pages of the "The Foothills, Observed", "The Fabulous Foothills Fringe" ........, and the "CD 7 Open Letter". But we would be remiss in not mentioning outgoing CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuente's role in motivating turnout, via his disrespect of the STNC ..... and the Greater, United S-T Community.

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

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Noting the Passing of former CD 11 City Councilman Bill Rosendahl at 70

Former Cable Public Access Television Host, turned Selfless Progressive CD 11 City Councillman Bill Rosendahl, succumbs to four year battle with cancer at the Age of 70. 
The Whody Who Venice Duo of Bil Rosendahl and David "Zuma Dogg" Saltzberg.
** Blogger's Note: A day of solemn refection has surely descended on 200 Spring Street, as the news of the Passing of former CD 11 City Councilman Bill Rosendahl at the Age of 70, becomes public. Rosendahl had fought a roller coaster battle with cancer since 2012, before passing away this morning in the company of friends and family, as noted by the LA Times.

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 BoninRosendahl 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 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

With a Judicially-exonerated, former CD2/7 City Councilman Richard "Zorro Marxist" AlarCON, free to campaign as a Congressional Challenger against embattled Congressman Tony Cardenas, longtime South LA Soulvine Columnist Betty Pleasant muses about potential "Brown Black Inequality", involving the Voter Fraud Convictions (and dismissal) of State Senator Rodrick Wright and AlarCON. 
 Hahahaha Betty!! I'm exonerated ........., and Rod is still convicted.
Longtime Soulvine Columnist Betty Pleasant.
** Blogger's Note: A light news morning at 200 Spring Street (with the possible exception of Sidewalk Vote, update below), grants us cyber space to catch up on recent musings via the keyboards of Longtime South LA Soulvine Columnist Betty Pleasant and Downtown News Editor and "Reigning Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie respectively AFTERNOON UPDATE: The City Clowncil Central Committee approves plan to pass on the cost of future Sidewalk Repairs to Property Owners ----Scott Johnson.

** Within the "Space of Being" of longtime South LA Soulvine Columnist Betty Pleasant, every action, event, convictions of corrupt Politicos ........., and their Judicial Exoneration, is viewed through a racial prism as exampled below.

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.

 2017 Mayoral Candidate Matthew Schwartz via the Downtown News.
** Downtown News Editor and Scribe of Wit Jon Regardie does a Public Service in enlightening Angelinos on the background of Mayoral Candidate Upstart Matthew Schwartz .........., and some details excerpted below. 

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

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