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Friday, December 19, 2014

Services this Evening for Longtime Lincoln Heights Business Owner (and Beloved Mother) Norma Olivo

Beloved Longtime Lincoln Heights Community Business Owner (Sloan's Cleaners on Broadway at Sichel) Norma Olivo Passes Away  
Norma Olivo standing outside of Sloan's Cleaners on Sichel Street in Lincoln Heights.
** Blogger's Note: Its with profound sorrow that I join many in the Lincoln Heights Community in mourning the unexpected passing of longtime Sloan's Cleaners Owner Norma Olivo. Olivo passed away Sunday at home in the company of family members. Sloan's Cleaners on the corner of Broadway and Sichel has been a Lincoln Heights Business Institution for decades as many entered its doors with wrinkled wear and smiled on the way out with cleaned, press clothing, while happily engaging in pleasant platitudes with Norma. The care that Olivo took in making her business a community success, was also extended to the surrounding community as she and her older daughter Erika Gallo, took the lead in gathering petitions to successfully place a Stop Light at the Broadway and Sichel Intersection after serveral pedestrians were hit in attempting to cross the busy Broadway thoroughfare. Services for Norma Olivo are schedule for ............,
Rosary
Friday, 12/19 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass...
Saturday, 12/20 10:30 a.m.
both at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
2210 Sichel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Our thoughts are with daughters, former LincolnHeights Neighborhood Council Vice-President Erika Gallo, Leslie Skellington and the Olivo Family, during this time of profound loss---Scott Johnson. 

Candles placed by an unidentified party, in tribute to the longtime owner of Sloan's Cleaners. 
Tribute to the Loving Mother of Leslie Skellington and Erika Gallo.
With Sincere Respects ....................
Scott Johnson

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Gloria Molina Campaign Office Open House

As over 1,600 CD 14 Voters help qualify former LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina for her challenge against Incumbent City Clowncilman Jose Huizar, the next step in her quest, is the Grand Opening of the Campaign's Eagle Rock Office this Sunday.
The smile tells it all (with the help of a hand written sign).
Team Molina moving forward.
Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday

LIVE ........, with Sound Effects via the City Hall Fire Alarm System, its the 2014 CD 6 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Nury Martinez's Holiday Season Presentation of "Disco Inferno" (with fake smoke and lights, allegedly).
 Studio 51 (better yet, Florentine Gardens) comes to the City Hall Office of Nury Martinez?
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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Insane Development of Big Tujunga Canyon

Big Tujunga Today
The continuing insanity of over-densifying Los Angeles has now come to the rural northern hamlet of Sunland-Tujunga. 

Plans are afoot to build a major development of nearly 250 luxury homes smack dab in the middle of Big Tujunga Canyon, near what has been used as space for baseball fields and archery ranges. And the rest of it, just good old fashioned open space.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the Big Tujunga Wash is a major tributary of the Los Angeles River which links the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean offering residents of the Los Angeles area a link to a natural environment. The Place's wooden riparian area serves as an important wildlife corridor, as well as a habitat for sensitive animal species.

But the powers that be want a Santa Clarita style mini city. All in a location at the base of Foothills with only a two lane road in and out. 

Can you say "Stop the Insanity?" More to come.

For More Information: Check Out Save Big Tujunga Canyon's Facebook Page.


Previous plan from 2007

Current Project Plan

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

As CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" continues to ignore constituents, a just release Fiscal Report from the Office of the City Clerk documents "Broken Deal Cedillo" granting infamous Immigration Rights Activist, now Convicted Felon Larry "Nativo" Lopez's Organization another $5,000 in Public Funds.
 CD 1 City Clowncilman "Broken Deal Cedillo" ignores Cypress Park Stakeholders .......,
........., while granting Convicted Felon Larry "Nativo" Lopez's "Citizen in Action Community Development Organization" another $5,000 and denying funding for the likes of the cancelled Lincoln Park Fireworks Show. 
$15,000 dollars and counting.
As activists from MacArthur Park to Cypress Pass continue to vent their respective displeasure at the lack of follow through from second year CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" ......., a Convicted Felon continues to benefit from the Fiscal Largess of his "Immigrant Rights Brother".
The just completed 2014 General City Purposes Fund Allocation Report for CD 1, discloses that infamous Illegal Alien Supporter and Convict Felon for Voter Fraud, Larry "Nativo" Lopez's Orange County-based "Citizen in Action Community Development Organization", was granted the top amount of $5,000, that was also given to the Hollenbeck Youth Center in CD-14.
Mayor Sam had previously reported that the former "One Bill Gil", now disparaged as "Broken Deal Cedillo" by many, gave the mentally-challenged, Convict Felon Nativo, $10,000 from his Officeholder Account in the Second Quarter of 2014.  
Surely, the latest disclosure of "Broken Deal Cedillo" granting Public Funds to a Convicted Felon such as Nativo, is bound to raise the ire of those who's request for funding (for example, the cancelled Lincoln Park Fireworks Show), was denied in favor of a Orange County Organization with tax and ethical issues. 
** Who did the NFL reach out to when searching for help in revamping its Disciplinary Policies? Hint, a former Chief of Police and soon to be termed-out CD 8 City Councilman, with vast experience on the issue.
CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks.
“They were interested in my experience at the LAPD and how we handled discipline,” Parks said. “In many ways, there are a lot of similarities between an NFL player and a police officer.
“Both have to deal with a lot of emotion on the job, but the question is, How do they cope with that when they are off the field or when they go home?
“How do you cope with those emotions once the game is over or you are done with your shift? There are a lot of parallels.”

** As yesterday's absolute deadline for potential City Council and School Board Candidate's  qualifying signatures, is now history, two notable activists are in limbo regarding their respective efforts to qualify for the March 2015 Ballot. In CD 2, David Hernandez still has not been certified. Meanwhile in CD 14, the big surprise is longtime Progressive Activist Carlos Montes, who's total of submitted signatures, was deemed insufficient for inclusion.
  A Fundraiser for naught?
 
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 



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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Its Time to Light Up the 2014 Huizar Christmas Tree (** and disclose the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Gifts to CD 14 Organizations)!

With the 2015 CD-14 March Elections four months away, its time to disclose the "2013-2014 Fiscal Year Joys of Giving Report (or vote buying?)" by Clowncilman Jose Huizar to various Community-based Organizations (CBOs), in the Mexico PRI-styled quest to drive up his vote base. 
The quest for reelection always brings out the best in Clowncilman Huizar's (and connected friends) sponsored Holiday Events.
This year's El Sereno Huizzynista Christmas Tree is brought to you by noted Clowncilman Huizar supporter Joe Cano.
**Blogger's Report: Great Saturday morning to everyone as we near the start of another CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "The Tonto Huevon" Huizar "Reelection Holiday Season Special Event" this afternoon in El Sereno. With the self-noting Princeton Graduate seeking a third and final term as the Purveyor of Favors for the Downtown LA Special Interests, whoops, meant representative of Clowncil District 14, the Incumbent's noted cycle of pre-election attentiveness (mixed with the dispensing of spoils to voter-rich CBOs), is again, all too apparent to the discerning political observer. In 2015, with a formidable reelection challenge coming from termed-out LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina, the embattled "Tonto Huevon" is falling back on the documented Mexico PRI-tactics of using the material resources of the office to buy key voter blocks, in the diverse areas within his district, as evident in the 2014 General Purposes Fund Report obtain from the City Clerk's Office (** The entire eight page report is posted below). From Eagle Rock, where numerous community group (with high propensity voters) received fiscal allocations, to targeted groups in El Sereno (the Bicentennial Committee and Stallions Pop Warner Program) and  Boyle Heights (the "Connected Non-Profit Enclave" within CD 14), the "Spirit of Giving (in return for votes), has been shifted into high gear (with ethical concerns a mere afterthought) ** BTW, what does challenger Gloria Molina think of buying off organizations, or paying for campaign hired guns? From the Downtown News ........, Molina will get plenty of opportunity to make her case in the next four months. She expects to attend numerous neighborhood coffee sessions. She hopes to have precinct walkers, but says she wants them to be unpaid volunteers, not hired guns. After all, it should not be about what your "buy point" is, but whether the Incumbent is worthy of another term, based upon factual achievements of distinction---Scott Johnson.  
Page 1 of 2014 CD 14 General City Purposes Fund Report. ** Note the $20,000 allocation to now Huizar Staffer Genny "Godoy" Guerrero's El Sereno Bicentennial Committee (most likely to cover 2014 parade cost and "other expenses"?). Plus, the Boyle Heights Wolfpack get their annual allocation of Huizar "support me affection". 
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Friday, December 12, 2014

LAPD Hollenbeck's Crime Stats trumps CD 14 Political Support regaiding Big Saver Market ABC LIcense Requested Upgrade

We bring you another "Do as I Say, Don't Do as I Get Contributions for Enabling Moment" from CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "The Tonto Huevon" Huizar as his support for a ABC Liquor Upgrade for the El Sereno's Big Saver Market, runs into a Stonewall of startling LAPD Crime Stats.
No previous pronouncement from "The Tonto Huevon", can withstand the need of enabling favors, in return for campaign support.
 
We hope sincerely that the following statement was not merely a shallow "Coca Puff" via Clowncilman Huizar Longtime Communications Director Rick Coca, from the July 31, 2014 Edition of the Eastern Group Publications (EGP) ........., “Our objective is to limit and decrease the number of (alcohol) licenses” in Hollenbeck.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fuentes Shepherds $15 Million Bond to Affordable Housing Developer

Samoa Street: Site of Coming 48 Unit Apartment Complex

You won't read about it in the papers very likely, but $15 million of taxpayer money is being directed towards a controversial housing development in Sunland-Tujunga, rammed through the City Council while most of the citizenry is gearing up for the holidays.

Councilman Felipe Fuentes backed affordable housing bond funds going to a 48 unit four bedroom apartment complex on a narrow hillside road in Sunland-Tujunga, despite the protests of local residents and the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council.

Developers, in a letter to the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and the Sunland Tujunga Alliance stated that without the public funds, their project would not pencil out.

In addition to the impact the property would have on strained local infrastructure, safety issues with regard to parking and the ability of fire personnel to reach the property, residents objected to how a required bond hearing was not held, in lieu of the City Council discussing the matter. Many have noted that the Council is likely in violation of the law here.

The next step will be a state panel issuing the final approval for the bonds; however many residents feel that will simply be a rubber stamp of the Council's rubber stamp.

Let us hope that this is a wake-up call to the community that the game has changed, that developers and the City Council see Sunland-Tujunga as a prime area to concentrate affordable housing and that one can not fairly expect the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and it's Land Use Committee to shoulder the burden of this fight. Individuals will need to get involved, dollars may need to be raised to hire attorneys and cover other expenses of the fight and perhaps, a suitable replacement for Mr. Fuentes for the 2017 election needs to be identified, groomed and supported now.

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

As Federal Arson Investigators team up with their LAFD Counterparts to find the cause of Sunday night's massive blaze at Downtown Developer (and past Councilman Huizar Campaign Donor) Geoffrey Palmer's DaVinci Apartment Complex, we highlight the contrasting responses from CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar, to the DeVinci Fire and the recent Firebombings targeting African-American Families in Ramona Gardens.
The massive DaVinci Fire  from north of Downtown LA.
LAFD Firefights at the scene of one of the Ramona Gardens Firebombings targeting African-American Families.
Will call this the tales of CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar's responses to two, high-profile fires within his Council District.
First, on the day after the massive, suspicious fire at noted Developer Geoffrey Palmer's controversial DaVinci Apartment Development, the Downtown LA Representative to the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee meets with the media, insinuating possible homeless population connection to the blaze and imploring those with information , to contact authorities.
But most discerning political observers will remember Clowncilman Huizar's controversial role in getting approval for an exclusive DaVinci Tenants Bridge that would connect the fortress-like, insular portions of the complex above street level ........., and away from the homeless population that Clowncilman Huizar insinuated, could of played a role in the fire.

From Clowncilman Huizar's Facebook Page.
Second, on the day after the Firebombings in Ramona Gardens that targeted African-American Families, what was the response from the self-noting Princeton Graduate?
Crickets!!
.........., did Clowncilman Huizar have a statement a week later?
Crickets!!
For the record, it was on June 18, 2014 that Clowncilman Huizar could be attributed in broaching that the Firebombings in Ramona Gardens were "despicable" as he stood before the cameras announcing a $100,000 total Reward for information on the crimes ........., and why the month delay in commenting on a possible Hate Crime? As we noted on May 18, 2014, the Princeton Graduate was tending to other "business".
** If anyone was pondering why CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar has been quiet regarding the Ramona Gardens Fire-bombings, it may have to do with the fact that the Princeton Graduate is more concern about helping Downtown LA Developers build bridges over homeless encampments.
.........., with contribution to Reelection Fund pending.

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

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Which Way will Clowncilman Huizar Sway regarding requested Upgrading of ABC License for El Sereno's Big Saver Market?

As Clowncilman Huizar touts his Clean Communities Initiative as a reason for reelection, discerning constituents await his "Next Moment of Leadership" regarding the requested ABC Alcohol License Upgrade for the Big Saver Market in El Sereno.
Is it too early to congratulate the Princeton Graduate for standing by his 2011 comment that he only supports Hard Liquor Licenses for "Sit Down Restaurants". Thus opposing the requested ABC License Upgrade for the El Sereno Big Saver Market? 
** Blogger's Note: In 72 hours, CD 14 constituents/voters will get an opportunity to ascertain whether City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "Tonto Huevon" Huizar's "Clean Communities Initiative", includes the rejection of a requested ABC License Upgrade for the El Sereno Big Saver Market on Huntington, Drive. During his 2011 Reelection Campaign, the Princeton Tonto Huevon Graduate stated that he was generally in opposition to new Hard Liquor Licenses, unless the were full a "Sit Down Restaurant". But one could also extrapolate from past campaign contribution documentation, that exceptions took place. In the case of the El Sereno Big Saver Market, the owner has made a significant capital investment in remodeling the property, which includes its request for the ABC License Upgrade. But according to ABC documents, the El Sereno Big Saver has been cited multiple times recently for selling either beer or wine to minors. Further, the market is near a church/rehab center and school. Yet, there are those who support the upgrade due to the market's owner long time support of community events, such as the El Sereno Bicentennial Parade and of course, a certain Princeton Graduate---Scott Johnson.
The Official Hearing Notice for the El Sereno Big Saver Market effort to gain approval for selling Hard Alcohol.
Numerous of Boyle Heights and other communities alcohol establishments, within the LAPD Hollenbeck Division were inspected via LAPD and the ABC
Current LAPD Captain Martin Baeza and staff, are to be commended for lowering the amount of liquor licenses within the Hollenbeck Patrol Area in recent times. Yet, community members are awaiting his formal recommendation regarding the requested ABC License Upgrade for the Big Saver Market. 
We should note that Captain Baeza's Hollenbeck CPAB Co-chair and Clowncilman Huizar Loyaltist Mago Amador, has in the past, worked with "Connected Non-Profit Legecy LA", who supported ABC License Requests for the likes of 7-Eleven, as evident on the attached video.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14


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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

The alleged, former LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy's Astro Turf Blog "LA SMEAR DEASY's SCHOOL CRITICS REPORT (aka LA School Report)", commits journalistic malpractice via its now retracted, attack piece on longtime Civil Rights Activist and Education Observer George Buzzetti. 
......., or is it the "LA SMEAR DEASY's SCHOOL CRITICS REPORT"?
George Buzzetti speaking at a LAUSD School Board Meeting. 
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Black Friday

As Americans hit the malls in search of Black Friday deals, eight City of Los Angeles Department Heads/General Managers, are the recipients of 3-5% Pay Raises via the kindness/evaluation of Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The Hash Tag #Raise The Wage LA has a special, prolific meaning for some of Mayor Garcetti's Department Heads.
The City of Los Angeles Coalition of Unions were left off of Mayor Garcetti's Pay Raise Gift Card List. 
With Thanksgiving 2014 a digestive episode in the past, its now officially the Season of Giving and Mayor Garcetti could not wait to today's edition of Black Friday in blessing seven certain Department Heads with "Pay Raise Gift Cards" as the Daily News reports .......
Steve Reneker, general manager of the technology department, is getting a three percent raise, and will see his salary increase from $228,385 to $235,234. General Services department head Tony Royster is getting a five percent raise, and his salary will bump to $220,451. General managers from the following departments are also getting raises: Animal Services; Bureau of Street Lighting; Department of Neighborhood Empowerment; Bureau of Contract Administration; Los Angeles Public Library; Department of Aging; and the Bureau of Sanitation.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Unions can look forward to below, as advise by Miguel Santana.
** LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was in the Holiday Mood and some 90-plus Ferguson Protesters were able to enjoy Thanksgiving with their communal families. Thus, avoiding an opportunity to enjoy a long, holiday weekend lock up.
Downtown News Jon Regardie presents "Happy Mayoral #Thanksgiving".
Pilgrim Garcetti via the Downtown News.
** Downtown News Editor and "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie keyboards the follow pertaining to the mystical Second Annual Mayor Garcetti Thanksgiving gathering at City Hall as we excerpt below.
Who sponsored "Happy Mayoral #Thanksgiving?"

The Mayoral #Thanksgiving! will be sponsored by Live Nation, and successfully serving the dinner with turkey and sides will show the world what can be accomplished in Los Angeles. Live Nation, which recently staged the Made in America Festival, will reimburse the city for all costs associated with hosting the event, except for the parts that Live Nation doesn’t reimburse because it’s not written into the contract.

What was on the Menu?

The centerpiece of the back-to-basics dinner will be a humanely treated, 313-pound fair trade turkey named Gulliver who, before sacrificing himself for the Mayoral #Thanksgiving, was adored like King Fowl VI and never once saw a cage. Gulliver enjoyed all the luxuries in life, including straw bedding, hormone-free feed and his own Twitter account, @BirdIsTheWord. Now that he is gone, that account is being managed by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. Sides will include City Controller Ron Galperin’s famous Big Data Stuffing, City Attorney Mike Feuer’s Problem-Solving Potatoes, and leftovers of Antonio Villaraigosa’s Cranberry Sauce to the Sea. Villaraigosa will not attend the dinner because he’s not invited. Plus, he is probably spending the holiday with Charlie Sheen (#OyVey). Desserts will include a couple council member specialties, among them fresh Tom LaBonge Berries, and Curren Cakes, from Ninth District rep Curren Price. Following the agreement to open the books of the secret DWP training institutes, IBEW union head Brian D’Arcy will deliver a heaping helping of Humble Pie. 
......., that was some great Humble Pie. 

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

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Bloggin Thanksgiving!!

As the likes of Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Members Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", the "Tonto Huevon (with Papi Tony Villar)", "Average Joe" Buscaino and "Pandering Paul" Krekorian partake in Thankful Festivities, we simply want to wish our cyber audience a BLESSED THANKSGIVING
Gobble, Gobble Dammit!!
Political Papi Tony Villar and Mijo Jose "Tonto Huevon" Huizar (with Wife Richelle and daughters), serving the masses at the Los Angeles Mission. ** BTW, as the "Tonto Huevon" touts his giveaway of 1,500 Turkeys, we ponder if he rehired his "Turkey Giveaway Consultant" (paid $27,000 plus) to target the "appropriate voter recipients"? 
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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?
**Thanksgiving Update: Apparently he did.


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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
$200.00
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
$500.00
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
$700.00
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
$700.00

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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