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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Valley Vote-Richard Close endorse Villaraigosa

Earlier this morning at the Marvin Braude constituent center. Marvin Braude himself endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa along with Richard Close, Gordon Murley, Polly Ward, Bill Powers and Benny Bernal.

Richard Close endorsed Jim Hahn 4 years ago, now he is with Antonio Villaraigosa.

Keith Richman - the would be Valley Mayor endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa.
Benny Bernal - who came in 2nd for Valley Mayor endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa.

Gordon Murley a local republican leader from Woodland Hills has endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa. I guess those Valley Republican leaders and those South Los Angeles leaders are lining up one by one. Jim Hahn has announced Hal Bernson.

I suppose they don't care or believe Hahn's charges on Antonio. Tony Villar's team seem to be focusing in like a laser beam on South Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley to win this race.

Finally an e-mail from the Hahn campaign:

At 2 p.m., Mayor Jim Hahn will join representatives of the SimonWiesenthal Center for a news conference to ``denounce the recent anti-Semitic comments and actions'' of London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Museum of Tolerance,9786 W. Pico Blvd.
Contact: Jordan Markwith, Hahn's office, (213) 978-0741

At 3:45 p.m., Mayor Jim Hahn will receive an ``influential endorsement.'' Court of Flags outside the County Hall of Administration, 500W. Temple St

If you ask you shall receive.


Blogger Chief Parker said:

The media spies are saying this endorsement of Hahn is Michael Antonovich.

The Supervisor with the lowest amount of City residents within his borders.

March 30, 2005 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah, Chief, but Antonovich's area is the one ADV needs MOST in order to pull past 50 percent this time.

March 30, 2005 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Previous poster you are correct. That area (Antonovich's district)would include the critical areas of CD 12 and the good folks in CD 2 (Sunland-Tujunga + Shadow Hills). These folks vote and they vote often. But don't be looking for these people to be coming out in droves to vote for Hahn or Villaraigosa.

I imagine many of them will stay home but there are plenty of people in CD 12 who are fed up with Hahn period. They can care less if his opponent was Kermit the Frog...they would rather vote for the frog than the empty suit.

March 30, 2005 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You have GOT to be kidding, HAHN is the "empty suit?" Boy, do YOU need a new program for this race. If you look "empty suit" up in the Dictionary of Politics, Antonio's picture is there.

He's the poster boy for all talk and NO action.

March 30, 2005 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He can't help it... Antonio Villaraigosa is a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do what he says he'll do. Someone prove me wrong.

End of story!

March 30, 2005 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker. You conveniently forgot to mention that Close was already Anti-Hahn, and endorsed Hertzberg in the primary. This is hardly a loss for Hahn at this point -- water under the bridge.

March 30, 2005 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The same Richard Close who a decade ago closely tied illegal immigration to increases in crime" Who helped champion Prop. 13?

This guy is going to shuttle ADV around the Valley and tell his buddies they need to vote for Villaraigosa??

That should be fun to watch.

March 30, 2005 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Miguel Mena Endorses Mayor James Hahn! There I got it in.
I do not have a Blog so I log in as Anonymous.
LA had an activist mayor for two terms and we end up with the charter revised and millions of his own dollars spent.
Jim Hahn came in and had to deal with possible Valley secesson and Bernard Parks refusal to even listen to requests for community based policing.

March 30, 2005 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Close is such a load. Valley secessionist will stay home. this is looking like lloyd levine - cherny redux. all antonio needs now is the kiss of death from bob.

March 30, 2005 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The valley has Antiono there all of the time. The tale of two cities is beginning.

CD 14 Tonight Wed 7 pm meeting at the

Rommona Hall 4580 Figeuroa next to Sycamore Park Highland Park

Fighting to save and keep the Southwest Museum in the 14th
Why is our councilman letting that happen. Information
Nicole Possert 323-255-3408

March 30, 2005 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Because, Antonio Villaraigosa is an impotent politician AND a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do what he says he'll do. Someone prove me wrong.

End of story!

March 30, 2005 2:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Am I losing it or didn't these same stooges already endorse Antonio? Antonio was for session and now he wants to be Mayor not of San Fernando but LA.

March 30, 2005 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jessica Garrison LA Times
where are you in terms of Southwest museum and reporing this story.

Is this story being covered.

1-213-237-7000 All reporters
Cell-383-323-2406 Jessica Garrison

March 30, 2005 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa supporters in Northeast L.A. are working overtime to keep this one close to the vest, even though their silence probably means losing that area's main cultural attraction. They know this would be a MAJOR black eye for their favorite-son candidate just a few weeks before the general election.

We won't be seeing any mailers with him standing in front of the museum this time around, like every other race he's been in recently. How embarrassing.

March 30, 2005 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

correction-of error
Jessica Garrison--LA times reporter
cell 323-383-2406
1-213-237-7000 All reporters

anyone that you ask for will answer call. posted in the newspaper.

March 30, 2005 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's nice to see that some Valley leaders have some sense about them and are doing the right thing by voting for Villaraigosa.

Mark my words: AV will win because believe (and I believe) he can do a better job than Jimmy.

Keep the MOJO going AV.

March 30, 2005 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

These would be the so-called Valley "leaders" who picked the guy who came in 3rd in the primary, and they also lost the secession vote, right?

Gotta trust those political instincts to get it right... eventually... someday... (but not this year).

March 30, 2005 2:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 2:23pm you gotta be kidding. Antonio can't even do his job as CM and you really think he could be mayor? God help you. Yesterday he wasn't sitting in his council seat, today he was not in council seat even though there were CD14 agenda items and important motions. Now, he's asked for Friday off for personal business. He completely ignored his constituents voting against a city sales tax to get more cops even though his district voted 70% and even went to council to beg him to vote yes. He hasn't said ONE word about the homicides in his district and there was another one on Sunday. Putting young kids on the Eastside in body bags isn't worth his time cause his priorities are in other areas.

March 30, 2005 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is afraid of debating alone. The only way he knows how to answer a question is attack Hahn or go back to his old assembly days 4 years ago.

Frontrunner Villaraigosa rejects Hahn's call for more debates

March 30, 2005 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


When the going gets tough, Villarai-GOES away.

Can't wait for the first big crisis in L.A. under his leadership (natural, etc. -- not mayor-created)

Where's Antonio? In Thailand? Studying what kind of flora preservation program in a $1,000 a night suite?

March 30, 2005 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MAYOR Sam is the one MIA... can't take the heat now, huh Yorty?

March 30, 2005 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Typical Tony... gang-banging debates is OK, safety in numbers. But a fair fight one-on-one with the gloves off -- sorry, TOO busy!

Yer "yellah," ADV!

March 30, 2005 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonovich will give a lukewarm endorsement to Hahn; his attitude is typical of Republicans: rather have an ineffectual Mayor for four years than a smart, hardworking, progressive one for eight.

Antonio will get this town moving again, after four years in the doldrums with Mr. Boring.

Si, se puede!!!

March 30, 2005 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'd like to see a "smart, hardworking, progressive" mayor in office in L.A., too. But unfortunately, no one like that is running anymore.

(And, diarrhea gets things "moving" to, but I sure wouldn't wish on the whole city the load of shit ADV has been shoveling in CD14, "true-believer")

I suppose you think Valley Vote's endorsement of Villaraigosa was something other than "lukewarm?" ADV-lover, PUh-Leaze!

March 30, 2005 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NO, no se puede!

March 30, 2005 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV Haters take notice: Your new mayor will be Antonio. All the invective directed at AV is misplaced. He's not perfect (nor close), but he is superior to Hahn.

A mayor is only as good as the people he or surrounds himself with. Hahn failed to do that with nearly all his deputy chiefs of staff.

AV will do better (or can't do worse).

March 30, 2005 3:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF. Please call the media and pressure them to get the truth out.

MEChA, Villaraigosa And The LA Mayoral Campaign

May 24, 2001
IMAGINE THAT a former member of a racist, anti-American organization, who has never repudiated that organization, were running for mayor of one of America's largest cities. Wouldn't that be considered a major scandal? Wouldn't such a politician be shunned by the mainstream, condemned in newspaper op-eds across the nation, and attacked for his past by his opponent?
Now imagine a second scenario. .......but in this scenario, such a politician's past is largely ignored by the mainstream media. Could such a thing be possible?
Yes, such a thing is possible and is in fact happening right now in Los Angeles, California. One of the two principal mayoral candidates is Antonio Villaraigosa, who in his college days was president of the UCLA chapter of MEChA. At the time of this writing, Villaraigosa has refused to renounce his membership in the MEChA, and has even said he is proud to have been part of the group. Villaraigosa's past is being ignored by the LA Times, the LA Daily News.

March 30, 2005 3:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:26 P.M. said "A mayor is only as good as the people he or surrounds himself with.... AV will do better..."

Here's where you haven't been paying attention, anonymous. For months now, "haters" (who love their communities in CD14) have been saying repeatedly and giving unrefuted, undisputed, proof that since 2003 Villaraigosa has ONLY done worse. His staff in CD14 has been the worst in memory, they are clueless, rude, acerbic, disconnected prima donna's who have put every viable project that was on track up to 2003 on a collision course with failure. ADV has done WORSE in his first two years as a city employee than any mayor, or councilmember in decades.

Hahn has succeeded at more THIS WEEK, than ADV has accomplished in the past two years.

Explain how any of that makes him "superior to Hahn?" He wears better suits? He has a prettier smile? What FACTS are you basing any of this ON? NONE WHAT SO EVER.

Just "feelings"... right, mijo? Because "he will do better" sure isn't based on any performance factors in this century.

Get over it. Cities don't run on "feelings."

March 30, 2005 4:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

". . . typical of Republicans"

FINALLY, an ADV-lover wakes up and smells the coffee. Good for you 3:18 p.m. Anon. This is exactly what some of us have been saying for weeks, and this is WHY Tony V. will never be mayor of L.A.

ADV can't build a coalition that includes Republicans (20+ percent of the registered L.A. voters; usually an even larger share of the most "likely voters"). Hahn can and did (in 2001), Hertzberg might have been able to, but ADV can NOT.

As a result, in order to get past the 50 percent mark he missed so badly four years ago, he now has to get TWO-THIRDS of what's left -- in order to make up for that large untouchable block he can NEVER get. That means two out of every three Democrats, Independents, etc, have to believe he can be trusted (ouch!)

It's never been done, and ADV has the absolute WORST profile of anyone to try it before. A hardcore, 60's radical, ACLU-supporting, gang-injunction-defeating way-out-in-far-left-field, big "L"... L-I-B-E-R-A-L.

Thanks for waking up to that reality; keep in touch!

March 30, 2005 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, you morons, it has nothing to do with "feelings".

It has to do with a Mayor who has spent 24 years on the public dole, feeding at the troth, and still, except for a few weeks every four years when he has to run for election, gets into the office at 10:00 A.M., reads a little mail, makes a few calls, goes to lunch, reads some more in the early afternoon, and heads out for home at 2:00 P.M.

Jimmy had nothing to do with any of the corruption, since he's not around to do anything about it.

If, and I mean, if, he is told something, he says "I don't know anything about it, but I'll look into it, and, if they are bad, they should be puniished."

Well, he's right about punishing them, but what about responsibility for managing your Commissioners and Deputy Mayors?

Does he get a pass, like he did for running the worst City Attorney's Office ever? Ask Rocky what he found when he walked in the door.

Look at what Laura Chick has done in the Controller's Office; what did he do, besides read the newspapers?

No folks, this is a referendum on four failed years of lack of leadership. The numbers don't lie. The people finally have Jim Hahn's number.

I knew Kenny Hahn; Jimmy Hahn is not his Daddy.

Now, the people know Jim Hahn as well, and they ain't a gonna put up with this for four more years.

He's toast.

March 30, 2005 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's also a referendum on two of the worst, most NON-progressive years in the history of CD14... I won't even go into Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa's work habits (the word "habit" implies he shows up to work... not true). I doubt he even knows where his office is. But he SURE knows where LAX is, as he heads out to play "national politician" on our time.

If Hahn is keeping banker's hours (so YOU say), it beat ADV being on a perpetual "bank holiday" for the last two years, off in someone else's jurisdiction, coveting other people jobs while shafting the people paying to do one here.

March 30, 2005 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All anyone has to do is close their eyes and just imagine what would kind of shape would this city be in if Bitter Bernie was stil Chief? Antonio thougth Bernie was the right man for the job in the valley. Now open your eyes to the best Chief in the Nation with Bratton. No one helped or supported Hahn to get rid of that corrupt chief. Hahan was a man, gave Bernie a chance he failed and thank god we have a better city for it. Let's see what has Antonio done anywhere close to that major decision? Oh nothing at all.

March 30, 2005 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, I have seen what Laura Chick has done. Approved and paid for bills she shouldn't have and then complained afterwards. She hasn't done the job she was paid to do at all. Just like her goombah Antonio she is on one never ending campaign. And one day it will catch up with her.

March 30, 2005 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, it's true- Antonovich endorsed Hahn. A "hold your nose" and choose decision?

March 30, 2005 5:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmm, why hasn't Hertzberg done one of the "hold your nose" endorsements of ADV like people keep saying he's going to ANY MINUTE.

Because the stench of being one of empty-suit Tony's bitches is just TOO overpowering.

March 30, 2005 5:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV should grow a spine and stand up to that witch Laura Chick. She's on a holy mission to undermine our mayor and our city. Sure seems like she is selectively enforcing the law with audits. Totally unfair to Hahn.

March 30, 2005 6:56 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

There is nothing unfair going on in the City Controller's office. Get the bastards -- AUDIT EVERYTHING damn pols can't keep hold of our money for two seconds withougt doing corrupt things with it.

Like approving contracts with Fleishman --- putting on elaborate press conferences so you can look mayoral. There's nothing Mayoral about unwisely spending taxpayer dollars. I recall when little Jimmy was Controller he never audited anything, because he was looking to curry favor with all the powers that be and not be a man.

Many of times did Jimmy want me to cut some deal with him behind the scenes to hurt and damage my city some more.

If anyone should gargle with razor blades it should be all the UNIONISTAS that have gotten their way for 4 years.

March 30, 2005 7:02 PM  

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March 30, 2005 11:42 PM  

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.

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

SO. . .

(1907 - 2005)

. . . anybody want to buy an EMPTY facade?

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

March 30, 2005 11:44 PM  

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