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Monday, October 12, 2015

Hot Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Columbus Day

As the backlash grows against the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC) Lockout tactics of CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuentes, its becoming more apparent that the looming Federal Grand Jury proceedings involving members and staffers of the Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine's "Gang of Five", may have played a role in Councilman Fuente's actions.
The Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine's "Gang of Five".
** As non-essential City of Los Angeles facilities engage in a Columbus Day Holiday Lockdown, the growth in the backlash against the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC) Eviction initiated by CD 7 City Councilman Felipe Fuentes continues.
Longtime Sunland-Tujunga Activist Lydia Grant, in a appearance on the KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show last Saturday Evening,announced that the San Fernando Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) were initiating Motions that assert the rights of NCs to maintain office space within city property.
The actions of the two major coalition of NCs come in response to documents that disclose Councilman Fuentes lack of forthrightness in noting that the STNC was in fact, leasing office space that was label vacant, when the CD 7 Officeholder sought approval of the full City Council to grant office space to the Los Angeles Conservation Corp and the Los Angeles Housing Group.
That said, its also apparent via the timing of the Councilman Fuentes Lockout and the issuing of the Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas to staff members of CD 6 City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Its logical that staff members from CD 7 who were also involve in the 39th AD Campaign Ballot Count, may also receive Subpoenas to appear before the Federal Grand Jury. 
Thus, the Councilman Fuentes Lockout/Eviction of the STNC, may have a political retribution origin. More on that later.
** Last week rains washed out a planned protest, targeting the Highland Park Figueroa Corridor policies of CD 1 City Council Gil Cedillo, What has gone unreported until now is a possible CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar connection to the protest leaders. Both Cycling Activist Josez Bray-Ali and Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council President Monica Alcarez, are staunch Huizar supporters, prompting objective observes to opine that the just re-elect CD 14 Officeholder, is inciting the protests as retribution for Councilman Cedillo's support of former CD 14 City Council Candidate Gloria Molina. 
** The following ad pictured below from the former Southeast LA County Newspaper of Record, now the "Official Smelly Fish Wrap of the Chacon Political Family (paid for by the Commerce Casino)", the Los Cerritos News, is prompting many to call out the blatant, falsehood-laden agenda attacks against Montebello Mayor Jack Hadjinian by the Brian Hews-published Weekly Paper. In the last couple of years, Brian Hews has become the Convicted Felon Angel Gonzalez-like newsprint promoter of the Calderon-like, Chacon Political Family as the ad below illustrate. In the days ahead, we will highlight the "Fall from Grace" for a former Award-winning Newspaper, turned muckraker tool for Southeast LA Corruption.
"Los Corruption News" Political Ad supporting Fernando Chacon for Montebello City Council.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Friday, October 09, 2015

Mayor Sam Blogger Scott Johnson in Studio with KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Saturday Evening from 8-9 PM

SPECIAL BLOGGIN PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT!! The Breaking News of Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas being served on five staff members of CD 6 City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, is one of the Hot Topics as Mayor Sam Blogger Scott Johnson joins KRLA 870 AM Talk Show Host Randy Economy (and Regular Co-host Dennis Zine) in Studio, Saturday Evening from 8-9 PM. 
CD 6 City Councilman Nury Martinez and Husband Gerry Guzman.
** Blogger's Note: Breaking News via the LA Times David Zahniser last evening, that five staff members of CD 6 City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, have been served with Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas. Speculation is rampant that the Subpoenas are in response to a investigation into the misuse of Congressional Staff (via congressman Ton Cardenas), during the counting of outstanding ballots from the 2014 39th Assembly District Campaign won by now Assemblywoman Patty Lopez. I will be in studio with KRLA 870 AM Talk Show Host Randy Economy, along with his regular Co-host, former CD 3 City Councilman Dennis Zine to discuss this story. In addition, former CD 6 City Council Candidate Cindy Montanez is expected to call in---Scott Johnson.  
Page 1 noting CD 6 Staffers at 2014 39th Assembly District Ballot Recount.
Page 2 noting CD 6 Staffers at 2014 39th Assembly District Bollot Recount.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

A Open Letter to LAPD Hollenbeck Captain Martin Baeza

We present the following Open Letter to LAPD Hollenbeck Division Captain Martin Baeza regarding the University of Southern California Health Science Campus Hyatt Hotel Project and its supposed request for an unknown number of ABC Licenses to sell/serve Alcohol in a health/crime sensitive community.
LAPD Captain Martin Baeza, with CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar.
** Blogger's Note: Consider this a Teachable Moment on how to request accountability from your Public Servants, especially when the actions of an appointed body can have major, future ramifications on a crime/health sensitive community facing more stress on its infrastructure. For the record, there are over 200 Active ABC Licenses within the LAPD Hollenbeck Division. Surely, the members of the Hollenbeck Community Police Advisory Board would be cognizant of the impact of adding more choices for alcohol in an area such as the Greater Hazard Park/Ramona Gardens Community .........., or maybe not. We will find out soon---Scott Johnson. 

Good afternoon Captain Baeza,
I hope this open letter/email finds you and the staff of the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division safe and well.
At the October 5, 2015 Meeting of the Hazard Park Advisory Board, the Facility Director advised Stakeholders that she attended a recent meeting (August or September) of the Hollenbeck Division Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB).
During the CPAB Meeting she attended, a presentation was made by representatives of the Hotel Development on the University of Southern California (USC) Health Science Campus, that noted in part, the Developer's desire to seek approval for an unknown number of ABC licenses for the sales/serving of alcohol on the location.
In the interest of Openness and Transparency, can you provided the following documentation and information regarding the proposed sale/serving of alcohol on the site of the Hotel Development (Please note that this open letter/email also acts as a formal California Public Records Act Request)?
First, can you provide a copy of the Hollenbeck CPAB Agenda from either August or September, 2015 that denotes this presentation.
Second, can you a copy of the Official Meeting Minutes of the Hollenbeck CPAB, where the Hotel Development Presentation (noting the ABC licenses request) was made.
Third, can you provide documentation on any action (which notes the specific voting record of CPAB members in attendance) that was taken to either support, or not support all or any aspects of the Hotel Development Project?
Please note for the record, that I have contacted representatives of the Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights and LA-32 Neighborhood Councils regarding any actions on their part, regarding supporting (or not supporting) the supposed Hotel Developer's request for ABC licenses. None have done so.
In ending, I look forward to your response on this matter, especially in lieu of its potential, future impact upon the Greater Hazard Park/Ramona Gardens Community.
With respects,
Scott Johnson
Greater Hazard Park/Ramona Gardens Community Member

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

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Introducing the ........, "AB-109/Prop 47 Mike Feuer Crime Blotter Briefs"

In bloggin tribute to the former Assemblyman Co-author of AB-109 Prison Realignment/Non-Revocable Homeless Parolee Dumping (in Skid Row and neighborhood near you), we present the ........, "AB 109/Prop 47 Mike Feuer Crime Blotter Briefs"
The former Assemblyman, now City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Please pardon this momentary exposure of our bloggin soft side.
Its not often that we bless a new bloggin feature in honor of a upstanding member of the local Political Machine, but as neighborhoods from Sunland-Tujunga, through Skid Row, to San Pedro become "points of re-entry/dumping" for thousands of  "Low Level, Non-Revocable Parolees" (resulting in documented increases in all levels of criminal activities), the resulting impacts has motivated us to create the ..........., "AB-109/Prop 47 Mike Feuer Crime Blotter Briefs". 
The "AB-109/Prop 47 Mike Feuer Crime Blotter Briefs" will be a bloggin weekly feature that chronicles former the former Assemblyman, turned City Attorney's contribution to the current "Homeless State of Emergency" his co-authoring of legislation that made possible the dumping of "Low Level, Non-Revocable Parolees" in places such as Skid Row and elsewhere within the City of LA.
With no apologies to the "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street (aka LA Times)", the "Downtown News of Record", was disclosing the adverse ramifications of AB-109 in a Three-Part Missive in 2011 that documented the genesis of increases in criminal activity, which has spread to other neighborhoods, city-wide. 
Now in late 2015, a "Downtown News of Record Editorial" again outlines the dual roles AB-109, the more recent Prop 47 decriminalization legislation, has had on the spiking criminal activity and concentration of Homeless (many with Mental Health issues) in Skid Row. 
We sincerely hope that City Attorney Feuer will find harden motivation in a rare momentary, bloggin moment of softness, while in the weeks ahead, our cyber audience is presented with the reality of a "Deadly Failure of Public Policy" that requires a harden resolve to rectify.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez Refuses to Disclose Appointment Calendars

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez refuses to disclose his Appointment Calendars, in response to a California Public Records Act Request. 
LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez.
** Blogger's Note: In response to a tip, the Mayor Sam Blog initiated a California Public Records Act Request to the Los Angeles Community College District, seeking the Appointment Calendar of its Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez ........, and the reply from LACCD Legal Counsel (in simplistic terms)? "The Los Angeles Community College District will not be disclosing the Chancellor’s appointment/meeting calendars". Surely, we would love to give the LACCD Administration the benefit of the doubt, that their response was not predicated in keeping private, meetings, gatherings, junkets to far-off locales, that were not related to the official duties of the Chancellor. Further, we would think that the Chancellor of the largest Community College District in the nation, would be well-verse in the knowledge, that Openness and Transparency, should be a paramount priority for a Higher Education entity, that has been the recent focus of extensive news coverage regarding the misuse of public funds. That said, we would like to share a "Bloggin Teachable Moment" with the newly-appointed Chancellor regarding the role of local media in ensuring that highly-compensated public officials, are dedicating their "time on the clock", to assigned duties. We would advise Chancellor Rodriguez to review the following signature missives from now KRLA 870 AM Talk Show Host (and former Los Cerritos News Investigative Reporter) Randy Economy, regarding the "Official Calendar" of former Los Angeles City Controller and Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel ........, and the Investigative Missive Classic of former LA Weekly Reporter Patrick Range McDonald, that documented how former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dedicated a mere 10% of his work time, to official duties. BTW Chancellor Rodriguez, both missives were derided from documents obtained via the California Public Records Act. Thus, in the public interest, the Legal Counsel of LACCD ......, Chancellor Rodriguez may want to reconsider their response. Below we post the response from LACCD Legal Counsel ---Scott Johnson.
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A Morning Note ............

Please pardon the bloggin interruption to tend to an ailing family member. We have two Mayor Sam Exclusives in the works---Scott Johnson. 


Monday, October 05, 2015

Clowncilman Fuentes Ousts STNC, Day 6: NC Members and Activists Responses

As the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council calls a Special Meeting for this evening to deal with the ramifications of CD 7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuente's OUSTING of the NC from its Office/Meeting Space, NC activists need to ponder whether the actions of Clowncilman Fuentes, constitutes a "Line in the Sand Moment" for the City-wide NC Program.
.........,or does the NC Movement need a moat to safeguard its Charter Entitlements?
** Blogger's Note: On Day 6 of "Clowncilman Fuentes Ousts STNC", members of the NC have taken to Social Media, the KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show (link for Podcast), Blogs and other communication medians to espouse their responses to the actions of its City Clowncil Officeholder. The timing the STNC Ousting, coming mere hours after the Neighborhood Council Congress at City Hall, comes as a back-handed slap to many NC activists (including those from the STNC), who spent long hours in making the annual NC gathering a success. NC Activist and City Watch LA Contributor Denyse Selesnick has posted this missive, detailing some of the alleged reasons for "Mini Padilla's" actions, but NC activists need to review the comments of former DONE General Manager Greg Nelson who stated the following regarding the STNC Controversy ........, "The Plan for a Citywide System of Neighborhoods has always called for the city to provide NCs with certain support that they need to function as planned. One of those mentioned is office space. That would mean either giving them money to rent space, or as was done to save the city money, find them space in city facilities" ....., and further .........., The NCs has allowed city hall to violate the City Charter and the ordinances for too long. It's time for the NCs to gather up all the attorneys who support them (it can be done online), and develop a strategy for how to force city hall to follow the letter and spirit of these law. What has always been missing is a leader who take on the project. Without that person, city hall will continue to pat them on their heads, smile at them, and violate their rights.  Sadly, some Clowncil members have co-oped NCs (especially in CD 14) by strong-arming their respective boards. Thus, if the NC Movement is to survive this latest "Test of Wills", then its imperative that the remaining non-co-oped NCs, widen the needed "ditch in the sand"......, or the actions of Clowncilman Fuentes (and Huizar before him) will become common place---Scott Johnson.

** From STNC Treasurer Nina Royal: NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION for the SPECIAL Board Meeting of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC) tomorrow night, 10/5, at 6:30 pm to be held at 10137 Commerce Ave. at the S-T Elks Lodge. All stakeholders and the public are encouraged to attend in order to discuss the future of our Council, which is necessary due to being evicted from our office By CD7 Councilmember Felipe Fuentes. This will make it necessary to re-arrange the allocation of our funds regarding expenses and projects and require us to submit a new budget to the city for approval due to unforeseen additional expenses that will have to be covered immediately and in the future. ALSO NOTE that the Land Use Committee Meeting which is normally scheduled for this date has been cancelled because of the Special Board Meeting.

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

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Hot BREAKING NEWS Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

The Push Back against the Figueroa Corridor Policies of CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" continue as those who have grievances against the First Term Clowncilman, will gather this afternoon for a 3-5 PM Vigil/Protest at Figueroa and Ave. 55 ........,
For Yolanda and a Safer Tomorrow along Figueroa.
.........., and in Sunland-Tujunga, community members will be meeting this evening at the S.T. Elks Lodge, beginning at 6:30 PM to discuss the recent, arbitrary actions of CD 7 City Clowncilman Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes, in ousting the community-elected body from its longtime meeting location.
Sunland-Tujunga NC Members Mark Siegal and Cindy Cleghorn discussing the NC's ousting on the KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show this last Saturday Evening.
** Blogger's Note: Its a BREAKING NEWS Monday as protests and agitations over the recent actions of Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Members Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" and his Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine Colleague Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes, are set for later today. First, Highland Park activists are planning to renew their protest against the actions of CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil Cedillo this afternoon from 3-5 PM at the intersection of Figueroa and Avenue 55, where local resident Yolanda Lugo was killed in a recent Hit and Run Homicide". Second, a SPECIAL MEETING of the S.T.N.C. will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 10137 Commerce St, beginning at 6;30 PM tonight, to discuss the recent actions of Clowncilman Fuentes and make changes to their annual budget. We will hopefully have reports and photos from these respective events---Scott Johnson.

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Clowncilman Fuentes Ousts STNC, Day 2: "Its About the Homeless (allegedly)"

On "Clowncilman Fuentes Ousts STNC, Day 2", the "Mini Padilla" of the Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Political Machine, cites need for space to deal with area Homeless Issues (allegedly) as reason for Ousting the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC).
CD 7 Clowncilman "Mini Padilla" Fuentes:  "Maybe the LAFH Apartments on Day Street might have a meeting space for the STNC?"
On Day 2 of "Clowncilman Fuentes Oust STNC", its become apparent that the City of Los Angeles "Homeless State of Emergency" and the resulting local actions of CD 7 City Councilman Central Committee Member Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes, played a role in the booting of the STNC from its longtime meeting space in Tujunga.
Constituents received the following email in recent days from their Clowncilman, stating the following .........,
Bringing more services to
Council District Seven
Since taking office, more than two years ago, we have witnessed a growing need to provide more services to address homelessness in our communities. I've made it a priority to partner with social services agencies, such as Los Angeles Family Housing (LAFH), to provide resources and shelter for our local homeless population. In fact, I'm working to bring more services to Council District Seven. Recently, the City Council approved my motion to begin negotiations to provide space at the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood City Hall. LAFH provides various resources such as outreach and assessment, housing location and placement, case management, job training and employment services, child care and tutoring, continuing education services, financial literacy, onsite primary and behavioral health care and more. By partnering with LA Family Housing, we are responding to the growing need for services from the chronically homeless individuals. We are tackling this city-wide issue with the end goal is to ensure EVERYONE in the community is safe and receives the services they need and deserve.
OK, but did the same Los Angeles Family Housing Organization just complete building a Homeless Apartment Complex on Day Street, to house the area's chronic homeless population?
The LAFH Day Street Apartments.
In a ideal world, one would think that a Non-Profit built, living facility would have administrative infrastructure in place, to provide services that will possibly be replicated at the proposed Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood City Hall location.
But then the likes of Clowncilman "Mini Padilla" Fuentes and his Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine cohorts, would not be the types to let a City Hall-manufacturer "Homeless State of Emergency Crisis", go to waste in enacting political pay-back.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Breaking News!! CD 7 Clowncilman Fuentes ** Ousts Sunland-Tujunga NC from Longtime Meeting Location

BREAKING NEWS!!! CD 7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes allegedly evicts Sunland-Tujunga NC from longtime Meeting Location
Member of the Northeast San Fernando Valley Democratic Machine, CD 7 Clowncilman Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes.
** Blogger's Note: We received the following from longtime San Fernando Valley Businessman, Activist and former CD 2 City Council Candidate Frank Sheftel, regarding the (now-confirmed) actions of CD 7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes, against the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council. At this time, we are seeking verification (it did) whether this has taken place and will post an update when more information is forthcoming Update: We made a phone call to Fuente's City Hall Office (213) 473-7007 and the young lady took down this blogger's contact info for a returned call (1:40 PM) ** Evening Update: This has been confirmed by a STNC Member---Scott Johnson.
From Frank Sheftel's Facebook Page
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Announcing the "Michael Higby Community & Civic Pride Scholarship" at Los Angeles Valley College

As we celebrate what would of been the 51st Birthday of Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby, we gladly join Michael's Jaycee's Friends in announcing the "Michael Higby Community & Civic Pride Scholarship" at Los Angeles Valley College.
Michael's love of broadcasting took root during his time at Los Angeles Valley College.
Jack Witt
** Blogger's Note: With a head tilted to the heavens, its time to wish our bloggin friend Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby a Happy Birthday on what would been the start of his 51st year on earth. In honor of his contribution to civic improvement, Michael's Jaycee's friends have this special honor to present him on his B-day via his friend Jack Witt---Scott Johnson.

Several of us past Presidents and Board Members of the Universal City North Hollywood Jaycees, who served with and worked with Michael in the local community, have started a scholarship in Michael's honor for a student at Los Angeles Valley College. The scholarship is for an individual who demonstrates leadership, commitment and passion on a community project that helps disadvantaged kids, families or seniors. These were all things near and dear to Michael's heart, and he inspired so many us to get involved in our communities and do the same.  Michael attended LAVC in his young adult years.

So here's how you can help us and ensure the legacy of Michael Higby lives on.

Write a check, made out to "LAVC Foundation" and reference "Michael Higby Community & Civic Pride Scholarship" in the memo section. Checks can be mailed directly to:

LAVC Foundation
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401

Pay with a Credit Card:

1.       Go to www.lavcfoundation.org and click “Give Online Now.”
2.       Scroll down to “Other Designation” and enter $$ amount.
3.       Under “Additional Instructions” enter the name of the scholarship (The Michael Higby Community and Civic Pride Scholarship) .
4.       Click “Calculate Total” and “Donate.”
5.       Enter additional info such as credit card number.
6.       A receipt may be printed or emailed to you.
ANY amount that you can donate is appreciated. We want the spirit and goodwill of Michael Higby to thrive perpetually through this scholarship, and directly impact and inspire a young leader and student to serve his/her community and make a positive impact in people's lives, just like Michael did.
We're so grateful that Michael's former employer; SADA, has offered to match the amount of money we raise for this scholarship. So let's all chip in and make this first year's scholarship memorable while setting the stage for it to be awarded each and every year to a deserving student.

Questions? Contact Jack Witt at Jack@GetFitwithWitt.com


Jack Witt, MS, CPT
Fitness and Health Coach
Individuals / Groups / Corporate310.562.5629 Cell / 818.760.3891 Main

Happy B-day Michael!!
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Join us for a Live Randy Economy Road Show from The Big Catch Seafood Restaurant in Koreatown

The KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show goes "Live From The Big Catch Restaurant in Koreatown" from 8-10 PM this Saturday (10-3-15)
A certain "Blogger Voice not ready for Prime Time Radio", with Randy Economy and friends.
** Blogger's Note: Big thanks to KRLA 870 AM Radio Host Randy Economy for giving a certain "Bloggin Voice not ready for Prime Time Radio (with bad chest cold)" the opportunity to opine on the issues of the day, this past Saturday night in studio. Randy is a natural behind the mic and his supporting cast has a great chemistry that makes for a smooth flowing dialog. This Saturday, Randy and crew take the show on the road with a Live Remote from the "Big Catch Seafood Restaurant" in Koreatown (see info below)---Scott Johnson.

You are invited to attend the LIVE BROADCAST of "The Randy Economy Show" at the Big Catch Seafood Restaurant on Saturday night, October 3rd, at 2748 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

Join Randy Economy and his co-hosts Frank C. Girardot, Dennis Zine and Gary Mendez for a night of fun, over the top talk radio!

Pre-Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Live Show begins at 8 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m.

Reservations are suggested due to anticipated large crowd.... by not required....call The Big Catch Seafood at (213) 388-8985.

Stay tuned for additional updates on guests who will be appearing during the show.

Mark your calendars!

Join in all the fun!

Bring a Friend....or come and make a new friend

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hot Morning Briefs on the "Anti-Broken Deal Cedillo NELA Political Scene" for Monday

As CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil (formerly One Bill) Cedillo nears the end of his First Term, its becoming clear to a growing number of disenchanted Northeast LA constituents, that their Officeholder is becoming the official purveyor of Crony Capitalism ....., at the expense of Broken Promises to the Greater NELA Community.
Has the former "One Bill Gil" become the Crony Capitalist Opportunist known as "Broken Deal Cedillo"?
** Blogger's Note: For a former, career Sacramento Lawmaker, now First Term member of the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee, who's singular pursuit of entitlements for the Undocumented, earned him the moniker of "One Bill Gil", is exhibiting a new political persona that is bound to have his Progressive followers wandering if he spent to much time absorbing the Free Enterprise proclivities (minus the ethics) of his Legislative, Republican friends. Since his victory over former CD 1 Clowncil Ed "Density" Reyes Chief of Staff Jose Gardea, many who were part of the Northeast LA Coalition that gave the friend of former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar, his slim margin of victory, are now openly condemning their former candidate of choice for numerous broken promises, which prompted a certain blogger to bestow the CD 1 Officeholder with the moniker of "BROKEN DEAL CEDILLO". Its been bloggin clear to most objective political observers that material self-interest (via the accumulation of campaign contributions) and its desired benefits for a select group of cronies (ie. Crony Capitalism), has become paramount for Cedillo, when deciding his course of action on a particular policy issue. Below, we extrapolate upon how the Crony Capitalist desires of "Broken Deal Cedillo" has adversely affected policy direction on four on-going issues within Northeast LA---Scott Johnson.
Is Northeast CD 1 becoming less safe under the supposed leadership of "Broken Deal Cedillo"?
** Safety on the Northeast LA Figueroa Corridor: For those who were involve in the vigil for Yolanda Lugo, who was killed September 18 in a "Hit and Run Incident" at Figueroa and Ave. 55. The tragedy of Ms. Lugo's death is compounded by the fact that "Broken Deal Cedillo" views those who are the regular voices calling for increase pedestrian safety as the "One Percent". 
Do Northeast CD 1 Constituents have any say when "Broken Deal Cedillo" supports major Crony Capitalist Developments?
** The Proposed McCormick, Barron and Salazar Highland Park Transit Village: When you put self-interest before the concerns of the community, sometimes the results can become litigious as residents (Friends of Highland Park) use their legal rights to preserve their neighborhood character. Conceived during the reign of Clowncilman Reyes, the proposed Transit Village had the backing of the local political establishment, which were given their pieces of the Crony Capitalists payouts. But under the reign of Cedillo, a promise to revisit the project, has became just another Broken Deal via Cedillo (allegedly).
Will the goal of a rehabilitated and open Southwest Museum become a casualty of the latest "Broken Deal Cedillo" Crony Capitalist Scheme?
** The Future of the Southwest Museum: What should of been a policy priority for the latest CD 1 Clowncil, has instead, become a "El Plan" how to put Crony Capitalistism, Self-Interest before preserving and re-opening Los Angeles Oldest Museum. What is readily apparent is that Broken Deal Cedillo has created bad, political Ju Ju for himself by aligning himself with the likes of Gabriel Buelna, who see real estate exploitation as being paramount, instead of a stand alone, reopen museum.
What is the effect on a community when their voice is ignore in favor of a backroom dictated exercise of Crony Capitalism?
** Cypress Park Community Center/GRYD Prevention Contract: Since being awarded the Northeast LA GRYD Prevention $800,000 Contract, El Centro del Pueblo's Program Director Fernando Chacon has found some quality time (away from work) to run for City Council in Montebello.  That said, we would advise community members within the boundaries of the contract area, to practice oversight in how contract money is dispense .............., considering these FPPC Actions again his brothers Art and Hector ........., and his involvement with both.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby 51st Birthday Gathering

Enjoy your 51st B-day above Michael as we miss you Friend below.
Specail Announcement!! Tuesday, September 29 will be our Dear Friend Michael Higby's 51st Birthday. As Michael celebrates above, we still stuck on Planet Earth can gather to wish "Mayor Sam" a blessed B-day in a informal gathering from 6 PM on at Joselitos Restaurant in Tujunga. BIG THANKS to Jose for hosting another Michael B-day Gathering---Scott Johnson at Mayor Sam.
Joselito's Mexican Food Tujunga
7308 Foothill Blvd,
Tujunga, CA 91042
Phone. 818-951-2275
Email. JoselitosMexicanFood@gmail.com

Friday, September 25, 2015

Special Bloggin Program Announcement!! Mayor Sam Blogger Scott Johnson in Studio with KRLA's Randy Economy Saturday Night!!

Special Bloggin Program Announcement!! Mayor Sam Blogger Scott Johnson will join KRLA 870 AM Talk Show Host Randy Economy in Studio, as Guest Co-host, Saturday Evening from 8-9 PM. 
KRLA 870 AM Talk Show Host Randy Economy.
** Blogger's Note: "The Bloggin Voice not ready for Prime Time Radio" will attempt to fill the void of regular co-host and former CD 3 Motoring City Councilman Dennis Zine (on assignment at the "Frisky Kitty", allegedly) as I join Randy Economy and his other regular co-host Frank Girardot (former Editor of the San Gabriel Tribune) in Studio tomorrow evening. Local politics will of course be a part of our free-ranging dialog, but never underestimate where the given discussion may venture into (maybe Southeast LA County?). Please tune in at 8 PM sharp ..........., and as a SPECIAL TREAT, our former blogger David "Zuma Dogg" has recorded this great INTRO, enjoy!!---Scott Johnson.


We are on Bloggin Assignment

Please pause the bloggin interruption due to our field coverage of BREAKING NEWS.

BREAKING NEWS!! According to Official Sources, LAPD and numerous city departments ascended the ridge line of Elephant Hill yesterday morning to clean up multiple homeless emcampments. More later on this and other stories---Scott Johnson.                                                                                                                                                                          

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

Newly-elected CD 4 City Councilman David Ryu remains true to his outsider political persona ........., and his colleagues stay faithful their Special Interest benefactors as the Korean-American Councilman's proposal to ban Business and Union Campaign Contributions goes wanting for a second signature.
The Euphoria of Victory meets a stonewall of political reality for CD 4 City Councilman David Ryu.
Please pause as we get a Second Signature to approve our Morning Briefs .................................. 

Ryu!! That took longer than normal this A.M. due to wandering the halls of the cybersphere in search of someone who agrees with our bloggin premise, in supporting new CD 4 City Councilman David Ryu's "Outsider Persona".
But as the first Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee is learning, adopting an "Outsider Persona" can quickly become a solitary pursuit ............, especially if policy initiatives run counter to the established Status Quo.  
Thus, it should come as no surprise that Councilman Ryu's proposal to ban Campaign Contributions from Business and Unions fail to garner a second signature from his Clowncil Colleagues .........., and who was the responsible party for putting the "Outsider Persona" in the "Policy Corner" for bucking the Status Quo? From the LA Times .............. 
Among those who raised concerns was Andrew Westall, a policy aide to council President Herb Wesson. Westall told Ryu aides that the proposal would be premature because city ethics officials would soon make recommendations about group donations, according to Wesson spokeswoman Vanessa Rodriguez.   

Lesson learned .......,, no "Outsider Persona" shall buck the Absolute Authority of City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson.

** While LA City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Merman "Mini Amin" Wesson was putting a "policy lockdown" on the "CD 4 Outsider Persona", another perceived "Political Outsider, City Controller Ron Galperin", was getting another dose of political reality as the "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo-controlled" Board of Trustees, who oversee the Joint DWP IBEW Job Training and Safety Non-Profits, rejected the City Controller's recommendation  and kept $11 Million dollars in surplus money, in a "Rainy Day Fund".

** Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who received united support from the Political Machine in his resounding victory over indicted former Under sheriff Paul Tanaka, is sure to draw the ire of the rabid, illegal immigrant rights activists, as he continues the Sheriff Department's cooperation with ICE.

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

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Morning Briefs on a Homeless State of Emergency for Wednesday

We are on a bloggin mobilization as the "Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee" (with the support of "Mayor Eric Gar-Soft-ee"), declares a "Homeless State of Emergency", with a supposed, fiscal arsenal of $100 Million dollars pledged, to combat LA's latest self-inflicted policy crisis.  
We are on bloggin "Homeless State of Emergency Watch, Day 2".
When failed public policies such as the former Assemblyman (now City Attorney) Mike Feuer's co-authored AB-109 Prison Realignment impacts Skid Row ..........,
** Blogger's Note: With a bow to urgency, we commence our bloggin mobilization of descriptive vernacular in response to yesterday's drastic "Homeless State of Emergency Declaration" by the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee (with support of Mayor Eric Gar-Soft-ee). Years in the making (via favorable year-round climate, Sanctuary City policies, ease of obtaining Entitlement Benefits, the ACLU, the fact that being Homeless is not a crime ......, and with recent help from AB-109 Prison Realignment), the Clowncil Central Committee's actions can be best describe as a policy action, devoid of a end goal. But what is clear from the streets of San Pedro, vacant Veterans Administration property in West LA , the concrete bottom lands of the Arroyo Seco, the side avenues of Venice, a expensive hilltop in El Sereno, the washes of Sunland-Tujunga ........., and back to a germ/disease-laden Skid Row, LA has a public policy failure of its own creation, that has acute health ramifications for all. Below, we link to pertinent missives and commentaries that highlight the magnitude of progressive policies gone wild ........, and its impact beyond the once-managed enclave of Skid Row---Scott Johnson.
** From 2011, via the Downtown News Three Part Series ......., "State Prison Shift Puts Skid Row at Risk" .........., and since then, the spike in the crime rate has validated those concerns.
** From two days ago, via the LA Weekly ........., "Union Rescue Mission CEO Will Never Walk Again Thanks To Bacteria Crawling On Skid Row" ........, and where do these uber-strains of bacteria originate?
** From last May, via KPPC .........., "Visiting the Arroyo Seco Homeless Camps" ...........and what percentage of the Arroyo Seco Homeless Population were recent inmates dumped back on the streets due to AB-109 and Prop 49?
** From August via the Daily Breeze ........, "Homeless Issue Rolls On as Tiny Houses are moved off a San Pedro street" ........, note the pro-active approach of CD 15 City Councilman Joe Buscaino.
** From August, via US Senator Dianne Feinstein ........., "Feinstein, Boxer and Lieu Urge Veterans Affairs Committee To Support West LA VA Housing Plan" ......., and why has it taken so many years for this to move forward?
** From November of 2013 via "The Foothills, Observed" by Michael Higby ..........., "Latest Homeless Violence Incident at Sunland McDonalds Shows S-T Residents Have Had Enough of Flawed Homeless Policy" ........., and this two days ago via Barry Ira Geller via the same blog ........, Homeless man, found face down in a bathroom at LAX Airport? Where is he now? Two days ago was sent to New Vista Nursing home, on Fenwick street across from the park. What? What? I discovered this yesterday on visiting my LCC Reverend friend, Ed Correll. No one there can figure out why this man was sent here, 40 miles away! Anyone else except the Record and the STNC (who already are in denial) want to deny homeless are being sent to our town??? Maybe some "reporter" who knows how to get the facts (rather than their own agenda) care to check into this? Or does it not matter at all?
.........., the issue of Homelessness migrates to other areas such as CD-14 El Sereno Elephant Hill.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14


Some Mayor Sam Blogging Housekeeping Notes for Tuesday

Some quick notes on the bloggin housekeeping here at Mayor Sam
Keeping the Bloggin House in order is a top priority.
** Blogger's Note: Happy First Day of Fall 2015 ......., or for the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee, its "State of the Homeless Emergency, Day One", as the Clowncil turns a self-created, policy debacle, into a Grand $100 Million Dollars (plus) Crusade to rid designated areas of those, who's shopping carts and cardboard housing, are stalling the next round of campaign-contributing episodes of Gentrification in Ciudad de Los Angeles. But before we assume our role in bloggin readiness to cover the latest policy debacle, turned into a calculate, self-serving political crisis, lets take a few cyber moments to update everyone on some Mayor Sam Blog Housekeeping Items;
First, in the wake of the passing of Michael, we are still dealing with tech issues, including the non-ability to moderate comments. For now, you can use our Facebook Page to post your thoughts on the bloggin content of the day. (** Please note that my thoughts on comment moderation is that we may revisit the "Wild, Wild West Era" of free flowing comments ......,, with a disclaimer in place that places accountability in the lap of those Cyber Trolls who can't control their keyboard/fingers/brain coordination).
Second, with the likes of "The Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street (aka LA Times)" and the "Valley Daily Moldy Green Sheet (aka LA Daily News)" becoming mere fish bone wraps, devoid of meaty substance, its time to venture beyond the cyber and virtual boundaries of our 200 Spring Street-centric focus area ............, and expand our bloggin over watch to areas such as Southeast LA County, where the errant boys (Mario Beltran) to the political elites (Gil Cedillo) by day, are at night, creating copious amount of future missives with their political antics.
Third, as the fight continues over the control of an aging PR/Agenda Journalism Organ for the local Political Machine, its time that this blog become formal member of the Los Angeles Media Community, with the goal of espousing the growth of Citizen Journalists/Communal Commentators.
Lastly, with a busy summer now over, I want to thank everyone who has been supported in our committed efforts to continue on ........, and grow the cyber creation of our dearly-missed friend Michael Higby------With respects Scott Johnson.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Morning Hot Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

As the Elites of the Los Angeles Political Machine seek "Local Control" over "The Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street (aka LA Times)", the "Northeast LA Monthly of Record (aka Boulevard Sentinel)" undergoes an Ownership Change.
The last issue of the Tom Topping-edited (and owned) Boulevard Sentinel.
Now former Boulevard Sentinel Editor and Publisher Tom Topping and CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, are smiles in celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Northeast LA Monthly of Record.
** As the likes of Los Angeles Civic Watchdog Jack Humphreville, former Glassell Park Neighborhood Council Member (and friend) Tony Butka, the (West) LA Observed Blog's Kevin "Westside White Guy" Roderick and the who's who of the Los Angeles Political Machine, seek to bring the "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street (aka LA Times)" under local control/ownership, a "Northeast LA Monthly of Record" has change owners ........., and retained its endemic character.
Longtime Eagle Rock resident and the Founding Editor/ Publisher of the Boulevard Sentinel Monthly Newspaper Tom Topping has sold his Journalistic Creation to local business owner Tim Tritch (of the family-owned Tritch True Value Hardware Store), as he relocates to Eastern Washington. 
Topping in a Farewell Column within the September Issue of the Sentinel, cited the recent Passing of his Mother and the high cost of maintaining home ownership in the Los Angeles area, as some of the reasons for pulling up his longtime Eagle Rock stakes. 
Regular readers of the Sentinel will note that Topping was not afraid to take on the local political bosses since its incarnation back around 1999 when it gave coverage to the then upstart CD 14 City Council Campaign of Nick Pacheco, which defeated South Pasadena's Victor Griego by a couple of hundreds of votes.
In recent years, Topping's missives and commentary on Northeast LA issues, garnered him a "-1 score for loyalty" via the staff of just re-elected CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, which might have hit bottom considering his recent writings on the Princeton Graduate's Colorado Blvd. Bike Lanes and his last edition story on the cancelled 2015 Eagle Rock Music Festival (more on this developing controversy later). 
CERT Container with Supplies.
** You would think that last week's 8.3 Chile Earthquake and a possible, looming El Nino Winter would have the likes of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and public safety officials, ensuring that all disaster First Responders (paid and volunteer) have the necessary resources in place to handle any contingency. But under the reign of former Assemblyman (and AB-109 Prison Realignment Debacle Co-Author), turned current City Attorney Mike Feuer, the purchase and maintaining of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Containers by the likes of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, has been branded a LIABILITY by his staff. The LBNC response to the absurdity of the City Attorney Feuer's directive was to craft the following letter below to the Mayor, seeking follow through on a promise to place the City Attorney Office in touch with the LBNC, regarding this issue.  
Page 1 of LBNC Letter to Mayor Garcetti

Page 2 of LBNC Letter to Mayor Garcetti.
This situation has taken on a greater sense of urgency considering that a letter to City Attorney Mike Feuer was "Returned to Sender (unlike 2013 campaign contributions from his former Bet Tzedek associates, but we digress), as noted below. 
Strange, that address matches the mail listing on City Attorney Feuer's Webpage.
Hopefully, the Second Term-seeking Mayor will not exhibit his 'Inner-Gar-Soft-ee" on this urgent issue of disaster preparedness, after all, every life matters in defending against a natural disaster.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

On Bloggin Vacation

When face with the bloggin choice of using (or losing) vacation time, its time to enjoy some R & R. We will be back on Monday---Scott Johnson.
Time to say Goodbye to the "Dog Days of Summer".

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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

Please pardon the bloggin interruption due to work projects, we will return tomorrow.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Did BHNC President Vera Del Pozo Disrespect the Memory of the Late Ruben Salazar?

Did Community Politics play a role in the denial by Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council President Vera del Pozo, of a request by fellow BHNC Member Carlos Montes, to honor late LA Times Reporter Ruben Salazar, with a "Moment of Silence", on the 45th Anniversary of his Murder in East LA? 
Note at the 6:25 Mark on the video the request by BHNC Member Carlos Montes, to adjourn the Meeting of the NC, with a "Moment of Silence" in honor of late LA Times Reporter Ruben Salazar.
** Blogger's Note: On the day before the 45th Anniversary of the death of LA Times Reporter Ruben Salazar during the Chicano National Moratorium March in East LA, a simple request to honor a slain reporter, (coming just 48 hours after race-related murders of two media members in Virginia), has created a community controversy, with its foundation in petty, payback politics. Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Member (and its former President) Carlos Montes, made a request to newly-installed President Vera del Pozo, that the concluding meeting of the NC, be adjourned in the honor of the 45th Anniversary of the death of Ruben Salazar and a "Moment of Silence" be observed. But as evident at the 6:25 mark on the video above, his request was ignored/denied by President del Pozo.
After the meeting, a disappointed Montes posted the following on Facebook; "Very sad: at last nights Boyle Heights Neighborhood B.h. Council Board meeting the new president Vera del Pozo refused to hold a moment of silence for Ruben Salazar who was killed 45 years ago in ELA on August 29, 1970 while reporting on the Chicano Moratorium! Send her a message to her Face Book". and born was a Social Media-driven community dialog/ controversy. President Vera's sister (and fellow NC Board Member) Diane del Pozo Mora keyboard this, in defense of her sibling; "Her reason .... it was that the meeting had already been adjourned. There is a time and place for everything. You could have done it at the beginning of the meeting to offer the correct attention and time but no you walked in late. How dare you call her out on like that. You crossed the line. Vera del Pozo Phillip Jr. del Pozo Margarita Mago Amador Beatriz Ochoa Rafael Chagoya Fanny Redhothellraiser Ortiz this is a true attack on her character. But sadly in recent months, meetings of the BHNC have dissolved into personal (and political-driven) episodes of attacks on the character of NC Members. Thus, a exercise in honoring the memory of a renowned Reporter, becomes captive to another vile act of petty, payback politics---Scott Johnson.

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