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Thursday, March 31, 2005

More Hits = More News

Today's Daily News summarizes the days events best.

"After four years of Jim Hahn as mayor, we haven't seen him fulfill his promises," Close said.
He promised to do something about traffic.
He promised to do something about overdevelopment.
He did nothing. "

"We want a mayor who will be more energetic and who will be there with us. I have worked with Antonio Villaraigosa for 10 years and he has never gone back on a promise."

At Hahn's press conference: Supervisor Mike Antonovich endorsed.

The supervisor also said he and Hahn have agreed to discuss changes to the modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport.
The county has sued to block the $11 billion project, but Antonovich said Hahn has agreed to discuss ways to use other airports in the region.
"We have agreed to discuss all these issues to find a way to come to an understanding and promote regionalization," Hahn said

So Richard Close tells Valley Voters they can't trust Jim Hahn on anything in Van Nuys.

While Mike Antonovich tells Valley Voters (in downtown Los Angeles) that the mayor wants a regional approach to LAX.

In today's LA Times, they sort of make my point by printing:

At an afternoon news conference in front of the county Hall of Administration named for his late father, Hahn showcased his endorsement from Antonovich, a Republican who represents parts of the Valley.

Also in today's LA Times 3 council members call for an inquiry into James Acevedo and his housing loans that he failed to pay.

More fun in the Sun for the City of Angels.









71 Comments:

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

This just in. . . UPDATE on the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Mount Washington (Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa's "current" home community) as of 8:25 p.m. Straight from the whor... (er, um) HORSE'S mouth.

ADV® is "committed" to keeping it's one-of-a-kind, near-century old historic collection there!

SO. . .

R.I.P.
SOUTHWEST MUSEUM
(1907 - 2005)

. . . anybody want to buy one of two EMPTY facades?

(Either ADV® OR the museum facilities... the former "empty facade" is "for sale" now; the latter will be very shortly)

March 31, 2005 1:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is it that every time a factual story is posted, Nighties and other Anti-Antonios need to immediately change the subject?

Acevedo just joins Stein, Edwards, Wong, Dowie and many others who have been feeding off the City of Los Angeles while our Mayor has been asleep at the wheel.

Let's see, if I read the article right, the City loaned Acevedo money which he then used to buy land on speculation. Now, it isn't working out, so he wants the City to rezone the land and make it more valuable for him to cover his losses. Do I have it right?

Sound a little like Chris Hammond's deal over on Crenshaw? Let's see, isn't Hammond yet another Commissioner of Hahn's?

So, do Acevedo and Hammond now get to join the Band of Brothers that have been milking the cow that is the Hahn Administration's Los Angeles Piggy Bank?

Steve Cooley - Debby Yang, where are you guys?

Looks to me like our two grand juries ought to be getting overtime pay, thanks to the shennanigans of the Hahn Band of Brothers.

OK, Anti-Antonios, filibuster away with your invective, but whatever Antonio may be, he will not allow this kind of naked banditry to go on in his administration.

March 31, 2005 3:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Get some sleep 3:16 AM ANON. Stop believing that bullshit that Tony's camp is feeding you. Practicing blind faith is what got us Bush. Take a look:


Los Angeles Times
May 31, 1993
Author: NORA ZAMICHOW; TIMES STAFF WRITERMetro Desk

Transit Contract Stirs Controversy
Government: Supervisor Gloria Molina's appointee helped her husband win job. They say no impropriety has occurred.


Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina's husband won a $193,200 consulting contract after Molina's appointee to a local transit board helped derail awards to competing firms, records show.


Antonio Villaraigosa, a Molina appointee, abstained from voting on the awarding of the contract to Molina's husband, Ron Martinez, a Los Angeles affirmative action consultant.

But Villaraigosa twice voted to rescind award of the contract to other firms after Martinez had lodged formal protests.

The vote on Martinez's contract occurred less than 24 hours before new regulations took effect that would have blocked his selection.

Villaraigosa, now Molina's alternate on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said he broke no laws and merely wanted to make sure that Martinez had a fair opportunity to win the contract.

He acknowledged that his 14-year friendship with Martinez may have influenced his actions. "I'm sorry if it looks bad--I never meant to do anything bad," said Villaraigosa, a union official who served as best man at the Martinez-Molina wedding.

"Did the fact that I know him come into play? Maybe," Villaraigosa said.

Try this website if youdont belive me.
http://infoweb.newsbank.com.ezproxy.lapl.org/iw-search/we/InfoWeb/?p_action=print&p_docid=0EB42FB6965D7F98&p_product=LATB&p_theme=aggregated4&p_nbid=C73U57VTMTExMjI3OTk1NS4xMTYzMTY6MToxMToyMDYuMTcwLjExMA

Eventhough I believe Acevedo to be a slime ball, the money was put into the purchase of a property, the city loan is secured. With the way land prices have skyrocketed, who knows, those 4.1 million is probably worth 6.5 to 7 million now. I guess Hahn made the city money? Think Tony hs made any money for the 14th District?

March 31, 2005 6:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't the Flyswatter post that the LAT is doing a story about Acevedo and his allies with Antonio? Looking forward to that story.

March 31, 2005 6:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's the article website again.

http://infoweb.newsbank.com.ezproxy.lapl.org/iw-search/we/InfoWeb/?p_action=print&p_docid=0EB42FB6965D7F98&p_product=LATB&p_theme=aggregated4&p_nbid=S6FQ53XPMTExMjI4MDc3Ni45MjQ3NjA6MToxMToyMDYuMTcwLjExMA

March 31, 2005 6:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For Anonymous : 6:50 AM a question.

Daily News reports “Acevedo is trying to sell the land and plans to use the money to repay the city, said his spokesman Mark Ryavec. The city has imposed zoning restrictions on the land, requiring it to be developed with low-income housing, and Ryavec said that had made it harder to find a buyer. Until the city recognizes that the numbers don't pencil out on the projects and they lift the restriction, they can't be sold," he said.” If City allows the restrictions to be lifted, then the citizens lose out on low cost housing when the property is sold for other uses at a higher price. If the sale price exceeds the low and interest, who get to keep the net profit, Acevedo and his friends?

March 31, 2005 7:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Corrected

For Anonymous : 6:50 AM a question.

Daily News reports “Acevedo is trying to sell the land and plans to use the money to repay the city, said his spokesman Mark Ryavec. The city has imposed zoning restrictions on the land, requiring it to be developed with low-income housing, and Ryavec said that had made it harder to find a buyer. Until the city recognizes that the numbers don't pencil out on the projects and they lift the restriction, they can't be sold," he said.” If City allows the restrictions to be lifted, then the citizens lose out on low cost housing when the property is sold for other uses at a higher price. If the sale price exceeds the loan and interest, who get to keep the net profit, Acevedo and his friends?

March 31, 2005 7:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Corrected

For Anonymous : 6:50 AM a question.

Daily News reports “Acevedo is trying to sell the land and plans to use the money to repay the city, said his spokesman Mark Ryavec. The city has imposed zoning restrictions on the land, requiring it to be developed with low-income housing, and Ryavec said that had made it harder to find a buyer. Until the city recognizes that the numbers don't pencil out on the projects and they lift the restriction, they can't be sold," he said.” If City allows the restrictions to be lifted, then the citizens lose out on low cost housing when the property is sold for other uses at a higher price. If the sale price exceeds the loan and interest, who get to keep the net profit, Acevedo and his friends?

March 31, 2005 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's be clear: James Acevedo is a political consultant and not a housing developer. He's a decent political stategist, but a dunce with respect to all things related to real estate. It's amazing that the City (i.e., Hahn) would allow this guy to develop property given his lack of experience. More importantly, the article also points out that Acevedo and Hammond were involved in the deal. So, I must tip my hat to Jimmy and than him giving City land to these two losers so that they could NOT develop it into affordable housing.

March 31, 2005 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's be clear: James Acevedo is a political consultant and not a housing developer. He's a decent political stategist, but a dunce with respect to all things related to real estate. It's amazing that the City (i.e., Hahn) would allow this guy to develop property given his lack of experience. More importantly, the article also points out that Acevedo and Hammond were involved in the deal. So, I must tip my hat to Jimmy and than him giving City land to these two losers so that they could NOT develop it into affordable housing.

March 31, 2005 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's be clear: James Acevedo is a political consultant and not a housing developer. He's a decent political stategist, but a dunce with respect to all things related to real estate. It's amazing that the City (i.e., Hahn) would allow this guy to develop property given his lack of experience. More importantly, the article also points out that Acevedo and Hammond were involved in the deal. So, I must tip my hat to Jimmy and than him giving City land to these two losers so that they could NOT develop it into affordable housing.

March 31, 2005 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's be clear: James Acevedo is a political consultant and not a housing developer. He's a decent political stategist, but a dunce with respect to all things related to real estate. It's amazing that the City (i.e., Hahn) would allow this guy to develop property given his lack of experience. More importantly, the article also points out that Acevedo and Hammond were involved in the deal. So, I must tip my hat to Jimmy and than him giving City land to these two losers so that they could NOT develop it into affordable housing.

March 31, 2005 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:36 and 7:42 ANON

So what's your point? According to the Times today Mercedes Marquez form the city Attorney's Office is handling this deal. Mercedes is a long time city employee with impeccable integrity. She could have made millions as a law partner somewhere, being that she is one of the first Chicana Ivy Leaguerers in history. She's the first Chicana to graduate from Princeton University in 1974, one year after the first graduating co-ed classes at Harvard, Yale and Princeton. She grew up in New Mexico so she hasn't been exposed nor tainted by any political faction, Latino or otherwise, in this city. Wait and see how she turns this into a win/win situation for all involved. If anything, Parke's exposure of this story through his pawns at the Times only costs Acevedo his profits. Do you think Parke would question Eli Broad, one of Tony's past masters, about his business dealings - eventhough he is on Hahn's side this year. Something about being Latino in this city that you can't get a fair shake. And again, I still believe Acevedo to be a slime ball - he'll get burned eventually, but he's taking Alarcon with him.

March 31, 2005 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT YOU SAID YOU WOULD ANSWER THE QUESTIONS POSTED ON HERE. WHAT IS ANTONIO'S STANDO ON LAPD 3-12 FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE? This is a very big issue especially with Bitter Bernie. Is Antonio afraid to answer cause he hasn't done his homework and has no clue what it is?

March 31, 2005 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lack of sleep probably brought on by a guilty conscience for supporting a pathological liar like ADV caused some pissy Anon at 3:16 a.m. to ask this question: "Why is it that every time a factual story is posted, Nighties and other Anti-Antonios need to immediately change the subject?"

Read the original posting again, Tony-bitch, with your eyes this time and not your love-sick heart. What was the "subject" of the thread? You may have wanted to concentrate on the last few lines of the dozens posted for your own misguided agenda, but there really wasn't any one "subject" to the thread, just a mish-mosh of miscellany from the day's news INCLUDING the opening subject which had to do with "fulfilling promises." And the first comment on the thread dealt with ADV's inability, again, to do just that... even in his home community.

Who knows more about calling a pathological liar on his broken promises than the Anti-ADV people. SN's first post was about another so-far incompetently bobbled, soon-to-be broken promise by Mr. "I will not run for mayor during my first term on city council" -- "Okay, I will, but only because my subjects want me to lie them now that I've started 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES in a district with only a dozen neighborhoods."

Can't get any more "factual" than that (especially since the "factual" story YOU want to focus on is still rumor and innuendo). (As far as "naked banditry" is concerned, I thought the subject of ADV's private life was off limits?)

ADV's degree of corruption has only been limited so far by the amount of power he's had to exercise. Give him more power, you'll get more corruption than the city's ever seen. His is fueled by political ambition -- the worst kind of corruption, which means it has NO limit.

March 31, 2005 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lack of sleep probably brought on by a guilty conscience for supporting a pathological liar like ADV caused some pissy Anon at 3:16 a.m. to ask this question: "Why is it that every time a factual story is posted, Nighties and other Anti-Antonios need to immediately change the subject?"

Read the original posting again, Tony-bitch, with your eyes this time and not your love-sick heart. What was the "subject" of the thread? You may have wanted to concentrate on the last few lines of the dozens posted for your own misguided agenda, but there really wasn't any one "subject" to the thread, just a mish-mosh of miscellany from the day's news INCLUDING the opening subject which had to do with "fulfilling promises." And the first comment on the thread dealt with ADV's inability, again, to do just that... even in his home community.

Who knows more about calling a pathological liar on his broken promises than the Anti-ADV people. SN's first post was about another so-far incompetently bobbled, soon-to-be broken promise by Mr. "I will not run for mayor during my first term on city council" -- "Okay, I will, but only because my subjects want me to lie them now that I've started 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES in a district with only a dozen neighborhoods."

Can't get any more "factual" than that (especially since the "factual" story YOU want to focus on is still rumor and innuendo). (As far as "naked banditry" is concerned, I thought the subject of ADV's private life was off limits?)

ADV's degree of corruption has only been limited so far by the amount of power he's had to exercise. Give him more power, you'll get more corruption than the city's ever seen. His is fueled by political ambition -- the worst kind of corruption, which means it has NO limit.

March 31, 2005 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Posted that last "factual item" twice, JUST to piss off the anal-retentive little Villa-orgasmic insomniac at 3:16 a.m.)

March 31, 2005 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT/Ullysees/Steve/Parke

You want hardcore proof and facts. Does what 6:50 AM ANON posted suffice? There is penty more. Shall we go into the contact Tony slid to Victor Griego, your former boss at DSO. "Community Outreach" contracts with no accountability whatsoever, despite the huge staff currently workin gat MTA. Just like the contract Victor got form LAUSD when Vickie Castro directed them to him. You probably worked on these contracts. Where you in charge of the double billing?

March 31, 2005 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT WHAT IS ANTONIO'S STAND ON THE LAPD 3-12 ISSUE? You keep saying you answer questions posted here for your boss. You can't all be that lame that you don't know what the 3-12 is.

March 31, 2005 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, thanks from all of us for only posting your stupidity twice; usually we get it four or more times.

All of us Antonio lovers on this blog...

March 31, 2005 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, thanks from all of us for only posting your stupidity twice; usually we get it four or more times.

All of us Antonio lovers on this blog...

March 31, 2005 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amen, and Amen to that. bro.

We're with you.

What puzzles me is how anyone can support Limpy.

March 31, 2005 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the ADV-lovers on the Blog.

You're both welcome!

March 31, 2005 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the ADV-lovers on the Blog.

You're both welcome!

March 31, 2005 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dateline: Hahn Headquarters
I have no knowledge of what my appointee Acevedo has done with the 4.2 million dollars. If an investigation turns up any criminal activity they should prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. And please don't remember that I personally appointed him to PORTLA's Board of Commissioners.

Sincerely, Slimmy Jimmy

March 31, 2005 11:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dateline: Hahn Headquarters
By the way, I have absolutely no knowledge of the future loan defaults that will be announced that will result in the loss of many more millions of dollars by friends and appointees of mine. And if any inquiry shows any criminal wrongdoing with any of THEM, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I will not mention all of the low cost housing I failed to build in any of my subsequent debates or campaign speeches... I think in retrospect I was in error in bringing up that issue at all.

Sincerely, Slimmy Jimmy

March 31, 2005 11:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SO, since this is such an INTEGRAL part of the Anti-Hahn argument, can we get a commitment from ADV... NOW, before the election, before we have to choose a mayor, that he will NOT appoint anyone who's helped raise large sums of money for his election to key commissions or as department heads, that he will NOT appoint ANY political cronies with even slightly questionable backgrounds, he won't appoint friends or former roommates or spouses of friends or former roommates or anyone else whose presence in s top spot might could his judgement of them, he will NOT appoint anyone who endorsed him for office (with the goal of being appointed to a top position), that he will NOT hand out critical GM spots to colleagues that are not qualified to supervise large numbers of people or handle huge sums of money.

That he'll ONLY appoint commissioners and department heads that excel in that particular area or discipline or government, whether they've ever done him a favor in the past, or even know him that well (or even supported him for mayor).

AND, when any of his appointees is accused of some wrong-doing (and it happens in EVERY administration), accused by ANYONE -- media, political enemies, disgruntled former employees, ex-spouses, bitter opponents, anonymous bloggers, etc. (even if it should turn out to not be true later, or there's there's no immediate proof), ADV will promise to immediately remove them from that position, even before the investigations begin, can their asses, and publicly humiliate them for being accused of doing something criminal (true or not).

(Not that a "commitment" means anything to him... but, we're waiting! Let's get it in writing, okay?)

March 31, 2005 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What puzzles me even more is how all these Monday morning quarterbacks just keeping regurgitating stupid lines that have already been answered.

On the neighborhood watches. 30+ captains met this week in El Sereno. Ask SLO Morales. That's just in 90032. I wouldn't want to have AV post my address out their to all the wacko recall glory whores and have them key my car.

on 3/12 - please enough already. 3/12 or 4/10 or 5/8 - I really don't care as long as there is a cop there when I need them. You all know the only reason the LAPPL wants 3/12 is so that their members can go moonlight as security somewhere else and get paid extra $$$ because they are POST certified.

On AV running for Mayor during mid-term, we need someone that can bring national attention to LA - poopy can't do that - not even given another 20 years in office.

On AV being a bully - get over it- Poopy is a big boy he should be able to handle himself by now. Why would you insist that AV is a bully - because out fundraise your guy? because he can get more press coverage by just walking out the door and talking to people? because he can cause a major union like IATSE and former Hahn supporters to defect from the status quo and support AV?

If AV supporters were jumping ship in drove's liek they are with Hahn, I don't think you would be calling Hahn a bully or taking any pity for AV.

On the corruption issue - how can you all be so blind? When you have grand juries called out on folks that you appointed and have taken tons of advice and counsel from - how can you say with a straight face that Hahn knew nothing about their misdeeds? Follow the bread crumbs they will all lead back to Poopy.

If you want your guy to win, you have to do two things:

1.) Move in to the City and actually get registered instead of pontificating without really having a stake in this race

2.) Organize your base. Your guy has held elected office for over 20 years and can evenget the majority of the vote in the Primary? How pathetic! Your guy should have volunteers lining up to get on the phones and walk precincts out of sheer gratitude for all the wonderful things he has done to make thier lives so great.

That's what's happening over at the AV camp. You're supposed hero worship is actually gratitude!!!

Case in point the LACDP endorsement meeting. Why was all of the 3rd fl at the meeting for Hahn and mostly volunteers for AV? City workers outnumbered Hahn volunteers 3:1!!! How sad that the only people that Hahn can convince to support him are those people whose jobs are on the line - and I bet most of them don't even live in the city!

blog away!

March 31, 2005 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What puzzles me is how all these Monday morning quarterbacks just keeping regurgitating stupid lines that have already been answered.

On the neighborhood watches. 30+ captains met this week in El Sereno. Ask SLO Morales. That's just in 90032. I wouldn't want to have AV post my address out there to all the wacko recall glory whores and have them key my car.

on 3/12 - please enough already. 3/12 or 4/10 or 5/8 - I really don't care as long as there is a cop there when I need them. You all know the only reason the LAPPL wants 3/12 is so that their members can go moonlight as security somewhere else and get paid extra $$$ because they are POST certified.

On AV running for Mayor during mid-term, we need someone that can bring national attention to LA - poopy can't do that - not even given another 20 years in office.

On AV being a bully - get over it- Poopy is a big boy he should be able to handle himself by now. Why would you insist that AV is a bully - because out fundraise your guy? because he can get more press coverage by just walking out the door and talking to people? because he can cause a major union like IATSE and former Hahn supporters to defect from the status quo and support AV?

If AV supporters were jumping ship in drove's liek they are with Hahn, I don't think you would be calling Hahn a bully or taking any pity for AV.

On the corruption issue - how can you all be so blind? When you have grand juries called out on folks that you appointed and have taken tons of advice and counsel from - how can you say with a straight face that Hahn knew nothing about their misdeeds? Follow the bread crumbs they will all lead back to Poopy.

If you want your guy to win, you have to do two things:

1.) Move in to the City and actually get registered instead of pontificating without really having a stake in this race

2.) Organize your base. Your guy has held elected office for over 20 years and can evenget the majority of the vote in the Primary? How pathetic! Your guy should have volunteers lining up to get on the phones and walk precincts out of sheer gratitude for all the wonderful things he has done to make thier lives so great.

That's what's happening over at the AV camp. You're supposed hero worship is actually gratitude!!!

Case in point the LACDP endorsement meeting. Why was all of the 3rd fl at the meeting for Hahn and mostly volunteers for AV? City workers outnumbered Hahn volunteers 3:1!!! How sad that the only people that Hahn can convince to support him are those people whose jobs are on the line - and I bet most of them don't even live in the city!

blog away!

March 31, 2005 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's hilarious. You can't even get your daddy Jimmy to make that commitment while he's facing 2 grand juries, possible indictments, millions of dollars in loan defaults, deputy mayors and commissioner appointments blowing up in his face, and you want to turn this around and have AV make the promises? Face it, he may still be your daddy after this election, but Jimmy won't be your mayor!

March 31, 2005 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dateline, Empty CD14 Council Offices

"Antonio? Antonio who? Oh, he doesn't really "work" here, we just take messages for him and forward his paychecks.. He's running for MAYOR, your know!"

(Rumor has it the empty-suited emperor graced the people of his district -- near his home community -- last night at a SRO emergency public meeting about the imminent loss of the most prized cultural posession in the district. - the Southwest. He showed up an hour late, took cue cards from his staffer so he'd know what the meeting was about, stayed 22 minutes, answered questions defensively - like he was still at a debate with Hahn - and then "promised" again to do "whatever the community wants, when the time is right" (huh???)

THEN, he then turned their panicked emergency meeting into a campaign stop and had the CHUTZPAH to say, "But if you vote for me for mayor in two months, there's an even better chance I can clean up this mess then" (the mess my inattention and incompetence brought on in the first place).

NOTE TO ADV... It isn't ALWAYS about YOU and your naked political ambition, you arrogant prick! Sometimes it's about fixing what you shouldn't have allowed to get "broken" in the first place.

March 31, 2005 11:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT,

Hahn volunteers outnumbered city hall employees.

I'm glad you're feeling so confident in your ground game.

March 31, 2005 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I got the biggest laugh on Antonio's website he has MINORITY police officers who endorsed him. I saw Cmdr. Kim last night with Antonio. Cmdr. Kim is a Parks cronie who got promoted after his young daughter had to call the police cause daddy Kim was beating the shit out of her mother. I've called some members and laughed cause NOT one of them knew their organization had endorsed Antonio and they don't know where he stands on the flexible work schedule. LALEY is most the racist Latino organization in the dept. Haven't you seen the picture of Art Placentia,Prez of LALey and an LAPD Detective in a low rider on their website? Total loser.

March 31, 2005 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I knew this would be the dodge, HA HA!!!

"30+ captains met this week"

Do you even KNOW what a neighborhood watch organization is retard? That group of 30 is ONE F*CKING Neighborhood WATCH. NOT 30 neighborhood watches.

HA! Proof is in the dodge. They're counting EVERY little old lady shut-in with a rotary phone and a clipboard as a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH organization!

Is anybody at the MEDIA watching this and laughing as hard as I am? How exactly did ADV "organize" these INDIVIDUAL captains? Did he buy them paperclips? Is he explaining which desk drawer they should keep their binoculars in. HA HA HA!!!

GREAT, then lets count ADV-style... most neighborhood COUNCIL boards in CD14 have 25-30 board members. Does that mean there are 200+ Neighborhood COUNCILS in the district. Are there really 15 CITY COUNCILS meeting downtown 3 times a week. ADV has dozens of field staffers, does that mean he has "organized 20 to 30 FIELD OFFICES???

ADV "organized" 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES (that means he , personally, REALLY just signed up 80 little old ladies in house dresses who stare out the window on their block and rat out neighbors for driving over the speed bumps too fast.

I LOVE IT (you were better off NOT trying to explain it... at least a few love-sick diehards still believed it then).

March 31, 2005 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I got the biggest laugh on Antonio's website he has MINORITY police officers who endorsed him. I saw Cmdr. Kim last night with Antonio. Cmdr. Kim is a Parks cronie who got promoted after his young daughter had to call the police cause daddy Kim was beating the shit out of her mother. I've called some members and laughed cause NOT one of them knew their organization had endorsed Antonio and they don't know where he stands on the flexible work schedule. LALEY is most the racist Latino organization in the dept. Haven't you seen the picture of Art Placentia,Prez of LALey and an LAPD Detective in a low rider on their website? Total loser.

March 31, 2005 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

all ADV is doing is going thru the valley and getting home moaners associations to endorse.

You could get the Deja Vu North Hollywood to give free lap dances for ADV voters and no one will show.

The turnout on this one is gonna be under 25% - what is critical is absentee ballots, and republicans vote absentee - the party will endorse hahn.

That will prove the difference. blog away dum dums. Including mr Meat

March 31, 2005 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV-lover says: "we need someone that can bring national attention to LA"

And ADV's "national attention" is exhibited how?

OH yeah, he had an integral part in the most embarrassing loss for the national Democratic party in the last 100 years. Yeah, we need people in D.C. knowing L.A. harbors LOSERS!

Will John Kerry be endorsing ADV for L.A. mayor soon? Or is he like ADV, blames OTHER people for his losses... maybe he thinks it was all Antonio's fault (not delivering a majority of the "Latino" votes). Wasn't that the main reason he was brought on board?

And he did all this while he was supposed to be helping CD14 (didn't do EITHER job well, did he!!)

March 31, 2005 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Anon at 11:29. Unlike you ADV-lovers, some of us don't need our mayoral candidates to be surrogate "father figures."

My "mommy" was married when I was conceived, and "daddy" stuck around, too.

Sorry for your "situation' - hope ADV fills the void.

March 31, 2005 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word is the media will finally start reporting on the MEcha stuff and ADV opposing gang injunctions. Do you really think white people in the valley will vote for a sleazy character like Antonio? One of my friends whose organization endorsed Antonio yesterday in the valley said they were pressured and behind that little voting booth they will most certainly NOT mark AV's name especially after reading the story about his opposition to the gang injunction at the San Fernando Park.

March 31, 2005 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey asshole @ 11:48,

How arrogant can you get? When I give up my own personal time away from my kids to do something positive and take control of what is going on in my neighborhood and then I get assholes like you to start lecturing me and calling me a retard - F*CK YOU!

Please excuse me folks, but I cannot allow arrogant assholes like 11:48 to get by and discredit my sacrifices away from my family. This campaign is about potholes and streetlamps - and yes speed bumps and old ladies being fed up with drag racers or assholes like 11:48 who only sit back and complain about other people trying to make a difference.

Hey Asshole 11:48 are you on a Neighborhood watch? Do you have the balls to run for Neighborhood Council? Do you have the balls to put your name out there and let everyone ridicule you as you try to change things in your neighborhood?

Thanks to you I'm going to make sure that every single captain knows exactly where Hahn supporters stand on their work as Watch Captains. I'm going to personally recruit them to be precinct Captains and deliver 20 lawn signs to each one.

You had to make it personal so go ahead - like MEAT says "bring it on” cause Poopy is going down. I hope you have your resume ready - I heard Wal-Mart is hiring.

March 31, 2005 12:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not a city employee, RETARD, I work for a living. Bottom line, rant or no rant:

ADV said 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES (HUGE LIE)... NOT block captains.... not even CLOSE to the same thing.

How many "blocks" do you suppose there are in CD14, pinhead. THOUSANDS? Then why hasn't miracle-man Villaraigosa "organized" THOUSANDS of "WATCHES" by his/your silly definition.

Oh, he's too busy making fun of Hahn trying to fix the 25 worst traffic intersections in the city by saying "I'll fix ALL the bad intersections.

Whty hasn't organized ALL the blocks in CD14, he's had two years (elapsed time in the district = 6 weeks).

(OH, and by the way, you're right, I'm NOT a "block captain"... I co-orghanized and ENTIRE (REAL)NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH with MORE THAN 30 captains... with NO help from ADV's helpless field staff. They didn't even know where to begin... said "ask LAPD."

(And I don't want my car keyed, by your keyed-up heavy-breathing, ADV hero worshippers).

March 31, 2005 12:27 PM  

Anonymous meat said:

FROM MEAT:

First off, i didn't write that comment above regarding Hahn's city staffers and volunteers. I agree 100% with whoever wrote it, but it wasn't me.

Second, the 30 folks that met in El Sereno last night, wasn't one neighborhood watch, you idiot. It was all the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH CAPTAINS. In other words each person there represented their own neighborhood watch. But with 30 neighborhood watch captains meeting in just El Sereno last night, i think you can see where the Villaraigosa folks get that 80 number from. Also note, word is not all the captains were able to make it because of scheduling conflicts.

Third, i'll bet anyone a good steak dinner that no media outlet ever mentions MECHA on their own unless they are quoting someone.

blog away

March 31, 2005 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraiogosa did not establish the neighborhood watches in El Sereno -- but then, you didn't EXACTLY say he did, did you. That wasn ALMOST clever. (Note the double-dodge there). Poster only said they "met" not that these were any of the ones ADV organized.

Weeks of calling ADV a lier, and they dinally jump on the bandwagon of some group doesn't even know they're being discussed and say "see there are watches in CD14!!"

Most, if not all of those existed already (81 percent??), and there are NOT 30 different WATCHES in ES, period. Boy you Tony Toe-suckers can spin. A WHOLE neighborhood watch for EVERY thousand residents in the community? That would be the best-patrolled community in America. Beverly Hills doesn't have that many "watchers" -- and most of the community's residents have NEVER heard of this group. There meetings aren't posted anywhere, never listed in community papers, or on electronic community bulletin boards.

When did ADV "organized" these hundreds of "watchers" last night, while on the way to sell off the Southwest Museum to the cowboys?

SHEESH, if your candidate wins,
you'll have him bronzed as a god!

March 31, 2005 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Invective aside, it would seem to be a VERY dangerous thing to have a mayor whose supporters were that adoring and blinded to things that are obviously lies and exxagerations. Politicans are prone enough to lie, but if they think they can break core promises and still be worshipped like the can do no wrong.

(Villaraigosa supporters have occasionaly posted here that "he's not perfect" but they've never criticized him for anything done in office, ever. They also make excuses for why it's okay to break promises... so very dangerous.

No one ever treated Hahn like a God, and he still did some things I'm not happy about and that he should have shed more light on. Can you imagine having a mayor who's supporters swoon this way, if he decides to continue being as deceptive as he has been with his district people?

March 31, 2005 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I live in CD14... I already KNOW where ADV's people get the "80 watches" number from... it's from Antonio Villaraigosa, a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do what he says.

Someone prove me wrong.

End of story!

March 31, 2005 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This really isn't that hard to prove MEAT and the one other ADV-lover who posts here.

No one's asking for home phone or social security numbers of Neighborhood Watch organizers. If ADV (or even his lousy field staff), actually did start 80 NEW Neighborhood Watch organizations, they're bound to have organization names, locations -- something to identify what and where they are.

I mean when they meet, they don't send out APB's saying "ADV-organized Watch #61 is meeting at Community Hall on Wednesday" They have something, some way to identify themselves from each other, right?

Just publish a list (e.g.)...

1) XYZ Street Neighborhood Watch (organized 3/04)
2) ABC South Sector Neighborhood Watch (organized 11/03)
3) North-Central Main Street Watch
4) East Cesar Chavez 8000 block Neighborhood Watch
5)...
6)...
7)...

and so on.

If they exist, someone in the CD office has a list of what they're called, right? They should be able to e-mail to to you in minutes...

IF, that is...

We'll wait...

(Get right on that, will you?)

March 31, 2005 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dateline: CD 14
We recently had an election, March 8th, that covered not only our district but all of the districts in the city. We citizens of CD14 showed in a concrete fashion, how much we appreciate our councilman by overwhelmingly voting for him (73%), which puts the lie to these jackasses that are trying to say AV has problems in our district. In the same election, over 75% of the voters in Los Angeles voted to dump Slim Jim. In his own district where he also has his sister campaigning full time for him and where he's been spending money like the drunken sailor on leave his is, Jimmy just barely got over 50%. We in CD14 know why you Hahn sycophants are venemously looking for any arguement to use, but we notice that you never talk about how good your candidate is and how he would benefit the city in another 4 years. Even you know Jimmys a loser and now you're just fighting to try to keep your own feather bed in place.

March 31, 2005 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're all watching a brand new dance that Hahn should patent...the "Slimmy Jimmy Shimmy".

March 31, 2005 1:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DATELINE CD14:

WE "LOVE" OUR COUNCILMAN SOOOOO MUCH, WE WANT HIM TO GO AWAY!???

But he hasn't done anything HERE, yet?

(As that other poster says... Prove me wrong!)

March 31, 2005 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This just in, CD14 residents ask Villaraigosa to run for Governor... of Colorado!!

"The further away he gets, the better he serves us!"

March 31, 2005 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't have my calendar, when is Villaraigosa supposed to officially BEGIN work?

As councilmember for CD14, I mean!

Is that AFTER he's mayor?

March 31, 2005 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FACT: THERE AREN'T EVEN 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES IN LOS ANGELES CITY MORONS. We've spoken to all the Senior Lead Officers and they agree with us that 80 DO NOT EXIST. Officer Morales agrees THEY DO NOT EXIST. The truth will come out next week in the LAT. MEAT if you're so sure you don't have to give away the addresses but just name the Senior Lead Officer where they are at. Each Senior Lead has to attend each neigborhood watch meeting. It's LAPD policy. Now if Hollenbeck Div. Senior Leads had to attend once a month 80 meetings they wouldn't have time for anything else. All the Senior Leads both at Hollenbeck and Northeast have stated EMPHATICALLY THAT THEY DON'T EXIST.

March 31, 2005 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NO, NO, he works for CD14 WHILE he's mayor, works for L.A. CITY, while he's State Senator, and works for the State while on leave from U.S. Congress.

Try to keep up. I know this isn't how REAL people do their work, but he's... he's ANTOOOOOOOONIO!

(Practically a god, you know. His lies are GOOD for us. His promises are BETTER for us once they're BROKEN. He don't even SWEAT?)

But he DOES "rollllll up his sleeves" ad NAUSEUM!

March 31, 2005 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Keep whisteling in the dark Hahnistas. With every assinine comment you post you prove how scared Jimmy really is. Keep the Slimmy Jimmy Shimmy going...

March 31, 2005 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is such a loser that for the last 6 months he's never in CD14. He's been in the valley, south and westside. He's even sending his receptionist to events and just last week they embarrassed themselves at a dinner. Hahn's rep was there to give certificates to some women who were being honored. Antonio's loser receptionist gets up there and LIES SAYING THEIR CERTIFICATES WERE OUT OF ORDER AND BEING PUT IN ORDER IN THE BACK. Liar liar liar. Everyone laughed cause they knew they didn't have the damn certificates. Typical Antonio bullshit from his staff.

March 31, 2005 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lovestruck Anon says: " In the same election, over 75% of the voters in Los Angeles voted to dump Slim Jim."

In the VERY same ELECTION, 68% of the voters in Los Angeles voted NOT to elect ADV mayor.

Just like 55 percent voted not to elect him mayor four years ago (looks like he's going in the WRONG directions for someone staking the rest of his standstill political legacy on this next vote).

Just like a majority of L.A. will ALWAYS vote for someone, ANYone else but ADV for mayor.

What's your point, or did you even have one? If Villaraigosa thought Hahn was as wounded as you wounded puppy lovesick supporters of his do, he'd be sitting home watching telenovelas right now. He underestimated Hahn (and L.A.'s understanding of ADV's shallowness) last time; you're doing it for him, now.

Papa Tony wouldn't be happy about this...

March 31, 2005 2:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Assinine at 2:25 said "With every assinine comment you post you prove how scared Jimmy really is."

OH YES, you found me out... my "assinine" postings of my own, private non-city employee beliefs are the TRUE indicators of how SKEEERDED, the mayor (whom I've never met or spoken to) is of Truthless Tony. I, personally, speak for and channel the fears and anguish of one James Hahn, right here on this Blog, just for your amusement.

Stay tuned, tommorrow I'm going to channel the IMMENSE ego of AN-PHONY-O Villaaraigosa, in much the same way (then I have to rest... because my head will REALLY be hurting from the expansion).

March 31, 2005 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is that you Janice Hahn?

March 31, 2005 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Having done this in the past, I can guarantee it takes months of work and outreach to organize an even moderately effective Neighborhood Watch -- coordinating meeting dates with LAPD officers, collecting materials, arranging meeting space, recontacting people for follow-up meetings, etc. Then to keep them going is even harder.

If ADV's people had organized even 8 (not 80) new neighborhood watch organizations in the district, pretty much everybody of any activist level in the district would have known about it -- from the constant reminders and publicity outreach. They don't happen in silence, in a vacuum, because some field staffer calls a quickie meeting in somebody's home.

Field staffers in my area of CD 14 still don't even have good contact info for community leaders -- they have to rely on a handful they do know contacting all the others. They send e-mails to 8-10 people and say "please forward this to everyone you know" -- and many people in the neighborhood still don't have/use e-mail. Then the few meetings they have tried to arrange have had embarrasingly poor attendance. People WILL come out to see Villaraigosa -- he's a "draw" (but almost never available for community groups - unless its a campaign fundraiser), but the neighbors won't cross the street to see his council staff blunder through a meeting.

March 31, 2005 2:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, it's me, Janice... now get back to work peasant, before I tell your boss, Jack Weiss your wasting taxpayer money again...

March 31, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FROM MEAT:

Some dum-dum said -- 'Each Senior Lead has to attend each neigborhood watch meeting. It's LAPD policy."

Now here is where you are LYING AND 100% WRONG.

There is no policy on neighborhood watches, there are doznes of neighborhood watches whose primary organizing goal was because of a building and safety issue. There are dozens of neighborhood watches across the city that were organized because of Nuisance issues. And of course, there are a majority of neighborhood watches organized primarily around crime.

As to LAPD policy, they have a policy of NOT RELEASING the neighborhood watches they work with, because there are communities out there that don't want their information public, why because they don't want to known by the criminals in their neighborhood.

SLO's do not attend every neighborhood watch, because not all neighborhood watches are set up for crime purposes, many times, building and safety inspectors attend neighborhood watch groups, and other city departments that have community outreach officers.

So please know what you are talking about when you post, but 95% of the folks here just post for sport not for facts.

Other than that, i really don't know how someone on this blog can post about a policy, that does not exist.

blog away dum-dums

March 31, 2005 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT YOU ARE SO FULL OF SHIT. That's for the good laugh. I'm going to send what you posted to every Senior Lead citywide so they can laugh as well. Neighborhood Watches moron are for public safety purposes. The senior leads attend so they can work with the community MEAT its called "community policing" which I'm sure you and you're boss have no clue about. Anyway the Senior leads work with the community and give them crime updates then in turn the community advises the officers of problems in their neighborhood. You are one big loser. You keep saying because of privacy issues bullshit. Father John Morretta of Resurrection has been having his neighborhood watch meeting for the last couple of years and VNE gang bangers even know when he has them loser. They are also listed on the LAPD website. We're not buying your excuses. MEAT when the Deputy Chief, Captain, patrol and Senior Officers all say THE 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES DON'T EXIST BUT TONY SAYS THEY DO, WHO DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BELIEVE? Gotta it. the officers

March 31, 2005 3:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Poster MEAT is answering the neighborhood watch question but is not answer the 3-12 flexible work schedule question. MEAT answer the poster about where Antonio stands on that issue. Seems to me you and Antonio are scared to death to answer the question.

March 31, 2005 3:07 PM  

Anonymous meat said:

FROM MEAT:

I'll answer it after Parks endorses Antonio, you idiot.

As other dum-dums have said, "it's all about timing!"

the level of dum-dums is really high today.

blog away

March 31, 2005 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Neighborhood watches for building and safety purposes? Who the hell have you been talking to... did "South-Pasadena-Adjacent" Parke tell you that little ill-informed nugget about the LAPD? Wrong jurisdiction, gullible one.

Damn, their facade of doing anything at all in CD14 in two years is crumbling fast. They must be panicking for the next debate... ADV will have to crow about organizing 80 NEW TEACHERS UNIONS this time, and just keep reaching further and further back in history.

What are these never-before-heard-of "building & safety" watches do, watch the paint peeling? Check for cracks from earthquakes? Cite people for Christmas decoration violations? Double check carpenter's hand tools? GEEZ.

How many "building inspectors" attended with the 30 "captains" in El Sereno?

SLO's have attended every watch meeting I've ever been to, and that's been in MANY different communities as a part of the local CPAB (better look that up - Parke will think it's the name of a local PAC). Whenever possible, they even try to get the officers that ride the cars in that area to attend, as well.

One Eastside community couldn't even organize a watch last year, because they could never get the SLO out to see them on a day the organizers didn't have conflicts.

If ADV and his Keystone Kop-field staffers organized "80-SOME" watches on district/city time, their work is PUBLIC INFORMATION. If they can't (won't) provide backup in the form of some kind of legitimate identification of the groups they supposedly spent their time with, then it's for one reason only. IT DIDN"T HAPPEN!

There are no "SECRET" city staff/constituent meetings!!

If, however, they just showed up occasionally while the LAPD did the work, then they're back to ADV's old tricks of taking credit for the work of another city department (LAPD).

PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

(Top Secret "Unlisted" Neighborhood Watches. . . GAWD, what a speed bump).

March 31, 2005 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Building inspectors in L.A. do NOT go to evening community meetings, guaranteed. I've tried to get them out to them. They start at the crack of dawn, and shut down at 4 p.m., solid. Anybody tells you different is nuts...

March 31, 2005 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, MEAT's right, for once -- LAPD SLO's don't attend every ADV-organized neighborhood watch meeting in CD14.

BECAUSE THEY DON'T EXIST!

They tried that to get overtime. "Yeah Captain, I'm gonna have to put in 100 hours of overtime this month to meat with all those new neighborhood watches ADV created in Hollenbeck and Northeast last year." One's meeting at Smitty's Bar in Boyle Heights, another one's getting together at the Krispy Kreme in Eagle Rock, and a WHOLE bunch of other local bars and hangouts (81 percent run by sleazy recall bar owners, no doubt).

And then they all had a HUGE laugh at Villaraigosa's expense!

March 31, 2005 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hollenbeck is so desperate for neighborhood watch meetings that the very few that do exist the SLO is constantly asking others to form another group. Command staff are laughing hysterically at this 80 "made up" neighborhood watches Antonio is lying about. They all know that 80 don't exist citywide as a poster stated. Oh but then Antonio is the golden child and miracleously accomplished what the entire LAPD couldn't in decades.

March 31, 2005 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Times wants to do a story on the 3-12 work day and the 80 Negh. Watches in the 14th.

1-213-237-7000 desk- ask for Jessica Garrison or any reporter.
CELL- 323-383-2406

March 31, 2005 7:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT neighborhood watches were started by LAPD not building & Safety. Residents who have issues with public safety in their community meet once a month with LAPD officers and talk about crime and issues they can work on together. In the last month LAPD officers from Hollenbeck and Northeast have not met anywhere near 25 meetings let alone 80 that don't exist. Your bullshit about these neighborhood watches being afraid is contradictory being that an LAPD officer would make them safer by their mere attendance. I don't know of any neighborhood watches since the 70's in CD14 that have met without an LAPD officer. Why would these neighborhood watches have a meeting without an officer? Thinking they could do the job themselves. Typical Antonio arrogant attitude.

March 31, 2005 7:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you Bill Murray,
respectfuly. No one in the community knows more about this issue than you. There are not 80
Neigh. Watches in CD 14, The police say it is not true.

March 31, 2005 10:14 PM  

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