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Friday, April 15, 2005

Daily News and the Chief

DAILY NEWS Stem cell bungle
Hahn administration's lack of drive reflected in research center application failure
If there's a perfect illustration of how Mayor James Hahn's benignly neglectful administration has been, it is the bungling of the application to host the state's $3 billion stem cell research center.
Word came Tuesday that Los Angeles -- California's largest city -- was cut from the finalists' list because it didn't properly complete the paperwork and meet the set criteria. In other words, all the mayor's merry staff men and women, his access to high-priced consultants and his pals among L.A.'s superwealthy and superpowerful insiders couldn't even follow basic directions. Civic leaders in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego and even little Emeryville could, but not L.A.
It was a telling display of why the mayor's bid for a second term is in such serious trouble that he barely made the May 17 runoff. In a city that's famous for the marketing genius of Hollywood, the mayor couldn't even put together a sales pitch worthy of consideration.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine won't create many jobs directly. The real benefit would come from companies wanting to locate close to ground zero for $3 billion in research funding, as well as the expertise available to local research facilities at University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles.
Hahn came to understand the value of this deal frighteningly late, despite the cheerleading by some of his top advisers nearly a year ago. But when he called the media to a big show of sending the application -- just hours before the deadline in March -- he suddenly was the biggest, if most belated, champion of the center.
It must have been no surprise to Hahn's campaign team that the news about the application process wouldn't be good for him because they chose to trot out the old, tired attack on rival Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa over the letter that he -- and Cardinal Roger Mahony and dozens of other prominent figures -- sent asking for clemency for the son of a major Democratic political contributor whose son was convicted of dealing crack.
It worked in 2001. But that was before the citizens of Los Angeles had four years of Hahn's administration fumbling through its civic responsibilities, never acknowledging mistakes and breaking out the same deny-and-deflect technique.
It's enough already. If Hahn really wants another term as mayor, he's going to have to wake up to the realities of the city and get to work fixing what's broken.
If Los Angeles is ever going to live up to its potential, it needs to have a leader as dynamic, energetic and visionary as its people.

104 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Energy, vision- are those even words in Jim Hahn's vocabulary? For the past four years, he has been following other people's leads and when he does say something, it is at some staged press conference. Pronouncements are made, but there are few results. Fluff, not substance.

Examples:
1. Stem cell research headquarters (see story above)
2. Street repaving- repave one block and have a press conference
3. RAND Security Study for LAX- the second phase contract on Alternative D has not been drafted
4. EVA Air Cargo moving to Ontario Airport. What was not highlighted was that the Department of Airports was going to pay for the cargo building at Ontario and, as we are finding out now from the L.A. Times, the deal was predicated on Evergreen Marine being leased dock space at the Port of L.A. The Mayor's office didn't tell the Harbor Commission about the EVA/Evergreen deal until after the Harbor Commission accepted the port staff's recommendation to sign the lease with P&O/Nedlloyd.

You can add your own to this list.

DUMP HAHN!

April 15, 2005 2:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Energy, vision- are those even words in Jim Hahn's vocabulary? For the past four years, he has been following other people's leads and when he does say something, it is at some staged press conference. Pronouncements are made, but there are few results. Fluff, not substance.

Examples:
1. Stem cell research headquarters (see story above)
2. Street repaving- repave one block and have a press conference
3. RAND Security Study for LAX- the second phase contract on Alternative D has not been drafted
4. EVA Air Cargo moving to Ontario Airport. What was not highlighted was that the Department of Airports was going to pay for the cargo building at Ontario and, as we are finding out now from the L.A. Times, the deal was predicated on Evergreen Marine being leased dock space at the Port of L.A. The Mayor's office didn't tell the Harbor Commission about the EVA/Evergreen deal until after the Harbor Commission accepted the port staff's recommendation to sign the lease with P&O/Nedlloyd.

You can add your own to this list.

DUMP HAHN!

April 15, 2005 2:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is yet another example of the IDIOTS Hahn has working for him over on the 3rd floor. That deputy mayor who was on the hot seat in Cuoncil yesterday-HOW ARROGANT. At least admit you made a mistake-whether in judgement or in the details of the bid-and move on fromt here. People would respect you so much more.

April 15, 2005 6:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lesson in RFP's and RFQ's:

1. Create a checklist of requirements.

2. Create bells and whistles to amplify your response.

3. Prior to completing and sending your response, check checklist to be sure all minimum requirements have been met in order to avoid disqualification.

The above is Beginning Govenment 101.

Instruction for riding a horse:

1. When you discover that the horse you are riding is dead, the recommended procedure is to dismount.

2. See rule Number 1.

April 15, 2005 6:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know this is off thread, but, speaking of bungles, how is the recall in CD 14 going?

I figure that since Villaraigosa is a pathological liar, a cheat, a fraud, a drive-by shooter murderer, an adulterer, a rapist, an absentee Councilman and several other pejoratives which do not quickly come to mind, and since EVERYBODY in CD 14 knows it, that there would be no trouble at all getting the requisite number of signatures.

So, WHERE'S THE MEAT?

(Pardon the pun, Meat...but I couldn't resist the irony and I let the moment overcome me)

April 15, 2005 6:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Crybabies Antonio lovers. Obvious you are all a little afraid that Hahn once again will come out in front. Chief Parker you must be getting paid. Let's talk a much bigger f--- up. The CNN Homicide in Hollenbeck makes Baghdad look like a safer place to live then Boyle Heights with all its gangs. And what has Antonio done about it? ZERO. Another f--- up the $20 million in parking fines Antonio forgot to collect as Chair of the Transportation Committee. Another f--- u, the businesses in his own district are losing money because of the construction on 1st Street by the MTA. What has Antonio done to help them? ZERO BTW the community doesn't want that damn biomed place over by USC medical. USC medical in Antonio's district has already taken away way to much land from the community. There will be major protests if this happens.

April 15, 2005 7:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT says this news is 10 yrs old. Not quite because the voters want to know if ADV made those phone calls to the state prosecutor. The media is going after it now.

posted on another site: That endorsement party sure was one big Vignali reunion. Molina, Hertzberg, Villar - I'm surprised Mahoney didn't show up. I'm sure Baca is just around the corner to complete the full Viganali reunion.

So why did Antonio run away from Linda Breakballs. She sure has it out for your boy, Parke. What was that answer that Tony gave, "absolutely not!" Not once, but twice, and on camera. No going back now.

Parke, do you know why Linda was pushing so hard? Do you know why Hahn isn't even sweating it? Remember that time that Tony took his car into Vignali's shop on Figueroa? The time he got $15K to $20K work done on his car - for FREE! Well, the shop was bugged. You know how Tony likes to talk when you're not there to coach him. And you know how he likes to take credit for everything. Well it turns out, he confided to Vignali that he was behind his son's pardon - phone calls, letters, meetings - everything. Turns out there are some people in the FBI that don't like Tony and they are big fans of the former City Attorney, James Hahn. You know, the guy they worked with to blow Rampart wide open. I guess you can kiss that Baca endorsement

April 15, 2005 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The recall has collected a little over 4000 signatures on a budget of less than $3000. How much did it cost Antonio to get 14000 votes - $10000? I don't think so, more like $600000! If the recall could raise just $20000, Villaraigosa would have been "...out of here."

BTW. I rember the spin from Antonio lovers - Hahn's behind the recall, Pacheco's behind the recall, "sleazy" bar owners are financing the recall. All wrong! If the recall had a little bit of help from any of them Councilmember Villaraigosa would be recalled.

April 15, 2005 7:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

COME OUT RECALL PEOPLE. THERE'S A TON OF VOTERS WHO WANT TO HELP YOU BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO CONTACT YOU.

EVERYONE ASKS HOW DO WE FIND THEM? DO SOMETHING TO LET PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO CONTACT AND HELP YOU! THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE IN CD14 THAT WANT TO HELP.

April 15, 2005 7:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"If we had $20,000 thre would be as recall".

If I had wheels, I would be a wagon.

Why don't you ask Mayor Hahn for the $20,000? He'd be happy to give it to you, if he could raise it.

But, he seems to be having his own problems these days with raising money. Maybe he should call Ted Stein, Leland Wong, Troy Edwards, Doug Dowie, James Acevedo, Chris Hammond or John Stodder for some help.

Do you have any idea how pitiful you guys sound?

Do you understand that the Council is not responsible for collecting oarking fines any more than the Council was responsible for the Stem Cell response. These are ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES that are the province of the Mayor of Los Angeles.

The very issue that bugs you is the F.U. of your ineffectual Mayor who works about two months every four years campaigning and feeds off the public dole the rest of the time.

Well, his 15 minutes are up. The poll that takes place on May 17 will not be debatable, and blaming a crime on Antonio will not make it happen.

It's about all over except for the shouting.

April 15, 2005 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please post RECALL information, my group would enjoy gathering signatures for this to happen. We need our district clean of all corruption and it begins with Villaraigosa. If he will not do anything for our district, there are plenty more non communist politicians in the community that will help our district instead of ignoring it.

Post recall information. Who do we contact? It's never too late, it is really just the beginnning.

April 15, 2005 8:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa and staff are just as responsible about the Biomedical center situation. Villaraigosa claims to be in the "know" and claims to have the "high powered gov. connections" then where was he when this whole situation came to light, I'm talking about before the filing. Did Villaraigosa just sit around and do nothing. Regardless of the Mayor, Villaraigosa probably new about the Biomedical center, but did not use his so called "connections" to make an impact on the bid. Now, he jumps on the bandwagon to blame but does not take responsibility as a public official to have done something about it if so called mayors office cannot do the job. If this Biomedical situation mattered so much to him as to spin it off in the arsenal of negative campaigning, then why did he not tell the "all people" what was going on before any of the filing. This is all calculated propaganda and tactics by the professional spinners in Villaraigosa camp (Oh and ofcourse I should include those in training to be professional spinners, ex Alarcon staff.)

April 15, 2005 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Recall info. Chair Eliseo Villanueva. Go to http://www.recallvillaraigosa.com and you will see how to contact him.

April 15, 2005 8:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PS. jessica garrison of the LAT has suppressed all and any info on the recall. She has received press releases, she has received calls from Eliseo, she has promised Eliseo an interview, she promised to write about the recall. And she did - nothing!

April 15, 2005 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jessica Garrison is a bright writer. All I can say is that she is not the only writer, so if you knock on the door and there is no answer, go to the next one. This is not to bash anyone, this is said so you are aware that there are biased writers in the media, and those that even if the truth is told to them, their ideologies will prevent them from being printed. Do not give up, just allow other writers to have a chance in exposing the truth about Villaraigosa. For those of you that say it is too late...it only takes the truth to change the tide...the waves of truth are being exposed and Villaraigosa can't just ignore this. Hey, when is the next East L.A. meeting? We are very much motivated to be present and pass out our leaflets to the community at your walkathon. Come on, let's all join together and have a healthy debate in PUBLIC where all the community can watch and hear unrehearsed responses. It might be a first for Villaraigosa.

April 15, 2005 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is next posting for funds collected and spent? Anybody?

April 15, 2005 9:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Article: Antonio Holds Back

"Villaraigosa’s cautiousness is on abundant display this year. In Monday’s debate last week, he avoided taking a position on public funding of elections, while Hahn and Hertzberg endorsed the idea. “Last time we were trying to consolidate the liberal base,” says Parke Skelton, Villaraigosa’s longtime consultant. “Now we’re focusing on the targets we need in [the] May [runoff]: white Valley Democrats who vote for Hertzberg in the primary [assuming Hahn makes the runoff] and African-Americans who vote for Parks in the primary.”"

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/05/13/powerlines-meyerson.php

April 15, 2005 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So who is Ace Smith? Councilmember Villaraigosa's campaign manager, right?

Let's see what Villaraigosa has in store for the public with this guy.

Partial article & link:
***********************************

"So it was with considerable glee this week that a top aide to a Dean opponent informed me that the former Vermont governor has just hired killer gumshoe Ace Smith to gather dirt on political rivals.

The very same Ace Smith who ran "oppo research" for sharp-elbowed, soon-to-be-ex-California Gov. Gray Davis - "puke campaigns," in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"Ace certainly has that jugular instinct," says an operative who has worked closely with him on Davis' campaigns.

The 44-year-old Smith - who operates from a San Francisco office building that was used in the movie "Dirty Harry" as a crazed sniper's perch - didn't sound pleased when I phoned him yesterday.

"I'm trying to be really low-key," he told me. "My name appearing in a newspaper somewhere doesn't do me a whole lot of good. I'm not doing anything tremendously interesting anyway."


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/story/129744p-115983c.html

April 15, 2005 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Smith is concerned that the Hahn can go negative, well he has not looked at himself in the mirror, or did he just suffer from Alzheimer? Smith you are the "King Spinster of Negative Ads."

This article is about TV Ads that had run by the DAVIS campaign-Ace Smith involved once again.
**************
"DOAK: We had always assumed the abortion thing was something we would use as a flip-flop in the general. And I was on the phone one day with Ace Smith, and Ace said, 'You know, we could kick him on abortion,' because we were thinking about just snapping the numbers back. And that caused me to start thinking about using the abortion thing. And the more I thought about it, the more I thought it was a perfect trap, because he can't get out of it. If he publicly says he's pro-choice, it puts him at odds with the Republican base. If he sits back and lets us paint him as right to life, which would help in the Republican Primary, it will kill him for the general. Remember when you were a kid and you had these Chinese handcuffs you put on your fingers and the harder you pull, the tighter it got? That's sort of the way I thought it was.

But the second piece of it, which was very important, was not using the tape first. Our strategy was to lay out the first attack, to accuse him of being pro-life, and then to save the tape as the counter-punch. We thought he'd come back with an ad that would say, 'No, no, I'm pro-choice.'"
http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/publications/par/spring2003/tape.htm

April 15, 2005 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton (Villaraigosa)
Nicknames: Passion Player, Mailman.
The Book on Skelton: Consultant most likely to lose sleep over going negative. Known for left-wing politics and for picking candidate he wants to win. Skilled at direct mail campaigning.

Above found in the L.A. times

April 15, 2005 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Flip Flop, Flip Flop, Villaraigosa.

Villaraigosa strategist Parke Skelton said the candidate had viewed the city's early gang injunctions as too broad and too vague to respect constitutional rights, but now sees them as playing a useful role in fighting crime. In the 2001 election, Villaraigosa said he supported gang injunctions "in a very limited sense" and stressed prevention efforts.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayor30mar30,1,5995942.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true

April 15, 2005 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yet one more blog on this site morphed into a rant on Antonio, Ace and CD 14.

Don't you vatos have another forum in which to vent your rage?

There are 14 OTHER districts and we have our problems as well.

Go away.

April 15, 2005 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you trying to suppress our freedom of expression? Typical Villaraigosa staff propaganda... No me dejas hablar, tengo derechos! Yo no soy vato (or) vata. I am a constituent. This is not about "race" it is about being honest with the community of Los Angeles and the Valley.

April 15, 2005 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tribune Co. to Show Circ Losses; 'L.A. Times' Down More than 5.5%

By Jennifer Saba

NEW YORK Circulation at Tribune Co. papers will show declines in the next Fas-Fax report, with the most troubling plunge at the Los Angeles Times, Tribune Publishing President Scott Smith confirmed during a conference call with analysts this morning.

Gee, I wonder why. I've heard they're down more than 60% and people are calling canceling everyday because of their obvious bias. The day they start reporting on Antonio's council record and truth about the fact he's lied abut 80 neighborhood watches then I will renew. Until then they can kiss my brown ass

April 15, 2005 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I will not "GO AWAY" because I have rights! Yo tengo derechos!

I will expose the truth and my group is anxious to meet the community in the next ELA walkathon. Hablamos muchos idiomas, we speak many languages. We are the diverse group you claim to have but are not. We are diverse and are against the liar Villaraigosa.

Para afuera con Villaraigosa!
El Mentiroso!

April 15, 2005 9:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

people who have worked with Jim Hahn's staff the last three years are not surprised by the latest screw up; he has a bunch of very nice people being led by a nice-guy-chief of staff but they can charitably be characterized as a B-Team; it is for the good of the city Hahn leaves city hall and gets himself a nice 9 to 5 job that fits his work ethic.

April 15, 2005 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gracias Vatos e Vatas:

You never fail to amuse me.

If only our entire citizenry cared as much as you do about our government, maybe things would be better.

It is truly a shame that you are misguided and unable to see that the devil we have (Hahn) is worse than the devil you know (AV).

A big picture guy like Antonio who can dream, also understands that you have to create wealth to support that dream.

Jimmy never got it. The only wealth he creates is for his minions, personally. That's why he is going down.

April 15, 2005 10:13 AM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Since the theme is "bungles" lets not be one-sided. One previous blogger said: ". . .We all know that you feel the election of a Pope is not as important as getting a dog park in CD 14 or some other slight, real or imagined. . ." another notes there are 14 other districts (but only one has an "honorary" CM running for mayor).

This former is now becoming the "straw dog" issue for several passionate ADV®-lovers who are picking up this parke theme as some new "weapon" or slur to show how CD14 people are petty, have backward priorities, or are just being TOO demanding of their attention-deficient boy toy candidate and his hand-picked transplanted help. I mean, it's not a stem-cell research facility (that a city with 51 percent functional illiteracy never stood a chance of getting, anyway).

But here's the question: If it was such an incidental thing, a petty thing, so small, so unworthy of discussion. . .

And the funds were there when ADV took office (Rec & Parks has confirmed repeatedly they were tranferred in full mid-2003). . .

And Rec & Parks has ALSO stated (repeatedly) that "petty" project COULD have been completed - start to finish - paperwork and all, in far less than a year. . . it was a priority for THEM to get it completed.

And there was NO community resistance (Hermon petitioned for it in the first place -- unlike other CD14 communities, which went NIMBY on it dating back to 2001). . .

And the (newer) council office SAID they supported it (Uh oh, that's the kiss of death, right Southwest Museum Coalition?). . .

And environmental mitigations were virtually non-existent. . . and all could be handled by RAP staff (ONCE ADV®'s staff finally got the ball rolling, RAP did all the REAL work on it), plus protest letters were minimal, which is amazing for a park project. . .

Then WHY couldn't ADV®'s field staff get this petty little thing done (or even started) in TWO FULL YEARS. It was SO simple, SO petty, SO minor, SO unopposed, SO wanted, SO "supported!"

(ANSWER? Because ADV®'s staff selections were SO bad, and his people are SO incompetent that they ALMOST (almost) make him look competent). Maybe that's his goal?

It's not like they were busy completing OTHER, more substantive projects (since NONE have been, in TWO YEARS). It's not like they were introducing tons of critical policy measures at City Council (council agenda items listing ADV®'s name are few, and mostly 98 percent "ceremonial". . . even more "petty" things like school carnivals, where the MAN himself is going to make an appearance/campaign stop).

It's not like they were hunkered down with LAPD trying to figure out some enduring solution to gang problems (an occasional crack house busting photo op doesn't count, since they just "move" it somewhere else in the district, duh!)

And it's NOT like they were spending a lot of time (none really) meeting with elected neighborhood council leaders -- their certified "advisors" to ask them what needed doing in the district -- because they STILL don't.

AND, it's not like they were off spending council dollars in other areas needed, because -- this just in, they're NOW sitting on more than a year's worth of unused, unencumbered improvement funds (to be used as "perks" -- big IF/when -- ADV® moves out in a couple months. Payoffs to reward people and community groups that helped him make mayor (PAY for play, HELLLLLLL, yes!) Especially since a good amount of this could have been used to complete some of the (supposedly) under-funded project's ADV® says they're, uh, "still working on?"

SO, what were they doing? What have they ALWAYS been doing?

Certainly not district work. Certainly not dealing in any way with rising homicide rates. Certainly not fixing things (petty OR major) in CD14.

The priorities of CD14 people who make complaints here, and in the district, here are not what's in question -- they are concerned about ALL these things, big and SMALL. They would have appreciated ANY visible sign since 2003 that the people in the district offices could complete ANY, simple, petty project. But, sadly, ADV® and his staff have (obviously) been concerned about NONE of these things. They've been moving OUT, since the day they moved IN.

And IF they move out, they can do an even BETTER job of BUNGLING the bigs things than they have screwing up the "petty" little things.

P.S. (CD14 people, probably majority Catholic at least in their background, KNOW the Vatican isn't in the district. They also know John Kerry doesn't live here, either).

April 15, 2005 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn-haters want you to believe we should be replacing a 200-lb "weakling" for mayor with a 97-lb weakling. like that's better.

April 15, 2005 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio has dreams, all right, he brought them to CD14, made people believe in them (just like he's doing to the whole city now), then abandoned them to go "dream" about something, somewhere, and someone else.

It's been a fucking nightmare, instead.

April 15, 2005 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"If I had wheels, I would be a wagon."

If you had wheels, ADV would have already ridden you out of town looking for the next job. . .

April 15, 2005 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The 14 other districts can't access here? (Or do their CM's stay home once in awhile and deal wioth district issues?)

Here's rule #1 for ADV -- get to the next level before people figure out you're a fraud!

April 15, 2005 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"If I had wheels, I would be a wagon."

:) A stalled wagon, A broken wagon, A mirage of a wagon...this is what Villaraigosa staff has broken wagons (broken promises, so called dreams, and broken TRUST)

The people in the CD 14 district are awaking to reality everyday, shootings, police sirens, helicopters, gangsters, and graffiti. What type of cleaning did you do? I sure hope you do not keep your home this clean.

April 15, 2005 10:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa, what are you doing in Miami? Bigger dreams? If I was an employer and my employee jetted of to another state without finishing their job, I would hand them the "pink slip." You are not doing your job, so we should gather and hand you your pink slip and then you can go ahead and do your second job. Networking for the National Democratic Party. Are you supposed to be their "Latino, Hisp..." ethnic boy for their next presidential election? Go get the $$$$, and this is the only way they will look at you, since your record is dismal, even if we use Ace Smith's neon lights, it still won't look any better. The truth is inevitable, the truth will expose you, and the truth will send you to confession immediately!

April 15, 2005 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do your suppose those Miami Cubans have any idea that ADV's political "theology" is (shhhhh) CASTRO-esque?

April 15, 2005 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of theology, ere's a bit of a fractured "parable" for the closet "deist" who's also a rabid ADV fanatic -- "those who FUBAR little things, FUBAR big things (even BIGGER). FUBAR is the CD14 ataff's mantra.

But in L.A. politics, "pretty" people who screw up little things get promoted so they can really mess up the big things (before they move on, of course).

April 15, 2005 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am SO tired of hearing about Antonio Villaraigosa's BIG vision. Name ONE stinking example of how he's brought BIG vision into ANYTHING, anywhere in the city of L.A. since he started taking a paycheck -- and if you have to go back past when he was sworn in as a councilmember, then you didn't read the question right.

BIG VISION people who are competent surround themselves with equally competent people who can carry out their vision. Even if they screw up once in awhile, there are enough other competent people in the circle to pick up the pieces and see it through.

There isn't a single person on ADV's council staff that can move something through to the end, anywhere.

ADV's only VISION is how BIG can he get in politics by moving his backsside from one jurisdiction to another.

Even the fawning media keep saying "where's the vision" -- what's he going to do -- more trains with no money? He can't even complete projects in his own district that he HAS money to work on.

April 15, 2005 11:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony actually TALKS when his handlers aren't around? You're kidding, without Ace or Parke having their hand up his shirt moving the levers?

I refuse to believe that. . .

April 15, 2005 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SPEAKING of BUNGLES Chief Parker, didn't you get tricked by ADV's people into trying to cover for their lie about 80 neighborhood watches?

They certainly haven't provided you with any real proof, or we would have heard about it.

Warn them at the next campaign conference call they tap you into that there's at least one SLO in CD14 who's close to retirement, fed up with Tony's unbelievably arrogant lies and pro-gang stances, and ready to go on record about that horse manure claim of theirs.

Timing, timing, timing. . .

April 15, 2005 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV'S ON A ROLL THAT SEEMS UNSTOPPABLE. . .WORD IS HE WON'T STOP UNTIL HE MAKES IT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND HE WON'T WAIT EIGHT YEARS FOR THAT. . .

April 15, 2005 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Finish a job Villaraigosa, for once finish it and stop the lies. Why put the city of Los Angeles and Valley through stagnation to be the Democratic's Party ethnic boy? Are you willing to put your constituents through a rollercoaster of lies and broken promises?

When is the next East Los Angeles Meeting on 1st Street and State?

April 15, 2005 11:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This blog is becoming so predictable. No matter what the topic is, the same people rehash the same slams on both sides. PLEASE GET SOME NEW MATERIAL PEOPLE.

What about the topic? No one want to talk about the stem cell debacle? I think we can all agree that the blame does lie with Jimmy, for having that dip sh*t deputy mayor Renata Simril oversee the bid but where exactly was Antonio in all of this? He should have been clamoring to be involved. Instead, no one stepped up to the plate and the city of Los Angeles got shafted once again.

No matter who you personally think should be the next mayor of this great city, people should be bullsh*t that we lost this bid (or at least made it to the final round). Yet, it seems everyone just wants to keep saying the same old crap-Jimmy's corrupt, Antonio's unethical...COME ON

April 15, 2005 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So who did Villaraigosa meet in Miami? Former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas, one of "Hispanic" fundraisers hosting Villaraigosa. Sergio Pino, another host said, "''He's a Hispanic. I'm a Hispanic. I want to help a fellow Hispanic,'' said Pino," printed in the Miami Herald.

Let me clarify this, Miami power brokers and political "hispanic" fundraisers are giving Villaraigosa $$$$ because of the color of his skin? Not for his record, but because of his ethnicity. What happened to his campaigning of candidate of all people, it sounds to me when he wants $$$$$, he will be whatever you want him to be!

This is what Al Gore said about Alex Panelas:

"Al Gore's comments over the weekend, calling the Florida Democratic candidate for Senate Alex Panelas "the single most treacherous and dishonest person I dealt with" during the 2000 election, has resulted in a strong riposte from current Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Bob Graham..."

Flip Flop, Flip Flop

Are you a candidate for the Hispanic movement, or are you now the candidate for all people, or the communist candidate? Please help us in clarifying your position...flip flop...

April 15, 2005 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What happened to that last guy ADV tried to get into the White House?

John Kerry...

OH yeah, GW says he and Theresa can join the visitor's tour anyday they want.

(Boy, wasn't THAT embarrassing -- and some polls had KERRY way up 6-8 weeks before the election.)

April 15, 2005 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"What about the topic?"

If this wasn't 5 weeks before the election this never WOULD have been a topic -- the TOPIC is the election. The incumbent, who's staff makes some mistakes, or the challenger, who's staff does NOTHING right.

Pick your poison, slow boring death (with Hahn) - with the possibility of finding a "cure" in 4 years, or a shotgun blast to the back of the head from ADV's team of bozos.

April 15, 2005 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous 11:36 AM

I agree with part of your post, but well said.

Yes, the Hahn people couldn't get the job done, and Villaraigosa people couldn't get the job done...that leaves the "people" thier constituents out in the cold. What is ironic is that the villaraigosa people claim they can do it better than Hahn people (staff) and still they do not perform to their word. These two candidates have their flaws, but I do not want a socialist propaganda in office. No communism propaganda in City Hall...

Biomedical Center was an opportunity, unfortunately it did not materialize for the City of Los Angeles, but Villaraigosa has "NATIONAL" connections, so I would think this Biomedical Center would have been easy for him to get momentum before any erroneous FILING. He should have stepped in, but in reality his staff is even more incompetent, his staff is busy courting Mexican Government Officials at the East Los Angeles Campaign Headquarters. Go visit them during one of their "BIG RALLYS" but now they seem to have them only in the Valley, who knows what is happening with the spinsters in that office.

April 15, 2005 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're right, the blog is predictable -- anyone with an LA Times/DN link could handle this. Find the day's story that makes Hahn look the worst -- not hard in local papers (and ignore anything bad about Villaraigosa in the media), copy part of it, add a personal dig at the end, and then let the bloggers go wild.

No brainer there.

April 15, 2005 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shall we tally how many new jobs the Hahn administration has brought into the city -- tens of thousands, with the number of improvements of any kind in CD14.

The only jobs ADV brought to CD14 was when he booted out the competent district staff members and hired legal "aliens" from Sacramento. I think that's a negative job growth policy (unless you live in Sacramento)

April 15, 2005 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Previous Anon, "Are you a candidate for the Hispanic movement, or are you now the candidate for all people, or the communist candidate? Please help us in clarifying your position...flip flop... "

Why can't ADV be all three -- there are five days in a week, and he'll average at least three in this city. (A better average than the past two years).

April 15, 2005 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"No brainer there."

DAMAGE CONTROL? No one said posting was a difficult task...you are also spinning this topic, pathetic Villaraigosa Socialist spinsters.

Suppressing Freedom of Expression here...

It is predictable to the secrets that Villaraigosa is trying to keep "SHHHHH" don't tell anyone, don't let anyone know, I don't want people to find out my socialist connections and background, please I am the candidate of all people...Help me Ace, Parke, and all the other pretend spinsters...Help me, yes this is probably Villaraigosa's rant.

April 15, 2005 12:17 PM  

Anonymous meat said:

FROM MEAT:

Some Einstein wrote "Remember that time that Tony took his car into Vignali's shop on Figueroa? The time he got $15K to $20K work done on his car - for FREE! Well, the shop was bugged. You know how Tony likes to talk when you're not there to coach him. And you know how he likes to take credit for everything. Well it turns out, he confided to Vignali that he was behind his son's pardon - phone calls, letters, meetings - everything. Turns out there are some people in the FBI that don't like Tony and they are big fans of the former City Attorney, James Hahn."

Umm are you alluding to Mike Hernandez, because he went to the car shop -DUM-DUM.

So there are "some" (unamed of course) people in the FBI that don't like Tony?

I suppose this blogger is the guy that "hears" or "assumes" things are about to happen that never do. Are the same person that says "word is" or "knows it's coming". What's coming? What i do know IS coming from true empiracal data is some big hurt for James Hahn.

blog away dum-dums

April 15, 2005 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Meat,

Just being productive here, since your in the "know" and obviously one of Villaraigosa's (paid or unpaid) staffers, and you seem to claim that you know what is right for the city...then why don't you do Villaraigosa's job, since he neglected his job for the past years. Go and take over. You don't need him... Are you the buddy that is tattood all over at the meetings tearing up the opponents signs in the community, or are you just his blogger soldier, out to get the so called "freaks" controlled and suppress their speech. I really don't care who you are, all I know is that you are surrounded by socialist and constituents should know the truth.

Oh Yes, let's stay on topic, Stem Cell...How long prior to the filing was Villaraigosa aware of this bid? Did he sit on it, like he is going to sit on you if you do not blog correctly and help him out?

April 15, 2005 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RE:
"John Kerry...

OH yeah, GW says he and Theresa can join the visitor's tour anyday they want.

(Boy, wasn't THAT embarrassing -- and some polls had KERRY way up 6-8 weeks before the election.)"

This is why Villaraigosa is out proving himself the the Democratic Party, since he didn't do it right the first time. He does not really care about Stem Cell.., Crime, Education. He wants everything as and will find the perfect stepping stone to catapult him to the next level. Constituents? He doesn't even know we exist, if you have $$$$$$$$$ then you will shine so bright that he cannot ignore you. How long did he sit on the Stem Cell research Bid, it is awful to see something so important for him to just let it go by without using his "SUPER MAN ENERGY." He must have been getting out of state funds on the Stem Cell research days...

April 15, 2005 12:44 PM  

Anonymous meat said:

FROM MEAT:

Hey Anonononmo,

You wanna know who was a socialist? Jesus.

So you have a lot of people to convince that Jesus is wrong.

How about you start with the Pope?

blog away

April 15, 2005 12:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meat, it's hard for you but stay on topic, Stem Cell remember?

Cheap shot, why involve Jesus in your debate? That is your perception of Jesus and I would hate to see a friend disagree with you in politics, you might just bring in the disciples to for defense. Leave religion alone! Religion is too good for you to use in such cheap comments. You must not respect it as others do, but now that is my opinon. Religion is much more important than what you just made it out to be and use it in a cat fight on the blog...Jesus was Jesus, not your perception of it.

Oh, you are such a classic Villaraigosa spinster. Why don't you get the dusted lawn signs and start putting them in the neighborhood? Do something for your compadre, he needs your help right now, he is being exposed.

Back on topic...How long did Villaraigosa sit on the Stem Cell Research and did nothing about it? Does he even care? Nope.

April 15, 2005 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meat wants everyone to be a socialist.

You don't have to look to far to find one, just over your shoulder, look at all of the ex Alarcon Staff scrambling to give you lawn signs. Do something meat, Villaraigosa wants productivity, right? Villaraigosa's staff can do the job better, right? Then do his job because no one is doing it RIGHT NOW!

April 15, 2005 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT, Check your Bible, Sunday School boy, if "Jesus" was a socialist, God the Father (who he "reports" to), was the original law-and-order, conservative capitalist Republican.

HA!

April 15, 2005 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Limp) MEAT said: "What i do know IS coming from true empiracal (sic) data is some big hurt for James Hahn."

Meat is 81 PERCENT CERTAIN of it.

It's been months since you were certain of that, Tony's little meat pie, how about you post the proof that he had an 81% approval rating in CD14 weeks before the primary? (And don't tell me about how proud you are he only increased votes in his own district by a few hundred bodies over the 2001 primary, after TWO FULL YEARS as its "hero" CM -- cuz it's not believable since Hahn's votes in CD14 grew by an even larger percentage).

April 15, 2005 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bout time we got some "true" empirical data from the ADV camp, after all that false empirical data they fill their mailers and website with.

April 15, 2005 1:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dang, M. don't let Pope Tony, the district-abusing priest hear you misquoting the bible like that, he'll have you ex-co-meatitated.

April 15, 2005 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You can STILL feel that rumbling, the "Chief Parker" neighborhood watch investigation "proof" is coming down, any minute -- along with those repeatedly promised high level indictments (of someone other than third-party, non-city employee contractor flack shops), and the completion of the FIRST and only CD 14 project since 2003.

MEAT, hold your breath, everyone else. . . don't!

April 15, 2005 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's funny, ADV's Webmiser just added Hertzberg to the list of elected officials endorsing, and refers to him as "ex-mayoral candidate" (but they don't list Parks of Alarcon that way). Guess he never DID take them seriously.

STILL no "community leaders" from L.A.'s Eastside, however. They just KNOW ADV too well to trust him in the BIG chair.

April 15, 2005 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THINK, L.A., think, WHY would the activist, politically attuned community leaders who have been "privileged" enough to have experienced ADV's civic leadership skills first hand, up close, mangle-a-mangle for TWO full years, not be flocking to endorse him as mayor?

Hahn has people who've worked with him that that way who support him, and some who don't. But not a SINGLE well-recognized community activist in CD14 is on that list on the Villar campaign site.

(Suddenly, you're almost to the altar, and you realize the ex-spouses of your "bethrothed" are at the back of the church. . . snickering, laughing, and pointing -- and you KNOW why!)

April 15, 2005 2:58 PM  

Blogger Transit Nerd said:

OK, so what well known CD-14 community activist(s) are on the Mayor Hahn for simple, honest, dynamic government website?

Þ--Þ--Þ

April 15, 2005 3:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Attn: Villaraigosa Staff at

Eastside Campaign Office
1868 E. First St. (1st St. and State St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 262-1724

You have posted the above public information on the website as one of your campaign offices, but no more walks, rallys?

When are you going to be in the neighborhood? Why do you not want to stay in the neighborhood, your to good for your constituents in CD14 now? We need a better representative. Do I hear recall?

April 15, 2005 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where are the 80 neighborhood watches?

With so many Neighborhood groups that Villaraigosa claims in his mind to have, I'm sure atleast one could have helped him not sit on the Stem Cell Research facility for the area. Oh Wait, since he probably only has 8 not 80, the help was not possible. For the one neighborhood watch that may exist, no bashing to you, I commend you for putting up with a CM that doesn't exist, who neglects, and is currently MIA in the neighborhood. Stop Taking Credit For Other People's Hard Work and Stop pushing your socialist propaganda.

April 15, 2005 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor is citywide not just ONE district. Antonio's CD14 has some of the most active community members. That's what the poster point meant. With the many they have NOT ONE is supporting Antonio. I saw some young students who have changed drastically since being brianwashed by Antonio and his people. They're barely 22yrs and all of a sudden they're dressing in militant clothes. These kids don't have a clue. They all of a sudden have that stupid Latino mentality thinking that this country owes them something. Very dangerous in this day and age for them to be thinking that way.

April 15, 2005 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can we get back to the thread of this posting?

Who was the Deputy Mayor responsible? Was it Renata?

Pobrecita.

April 15, 2005 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think it was also that genius Reginald Jones-Sawyer.

The blind leading the blind.

Led by the blindest of all.

April 15, 2005 4:09 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Anonymous past said: "They (CD14 community activists) just KNOW ADV too well to trust him in the BIG chair."

Same can be said for most of the current city councilmembers -- endorsing Hahn. They've worked with him most (when he's in town); more than anyone else downtown; on committees (when he's in town); in council sessions (when he's in town); on special council task forces (when he's in town); on major policy issues he's put forward for the city (OKAY, never mind that one. . . ERASE, erase, erase); on projects that affect more than one district like the new high school planned for Taylor Yard that border CD1 and CD13 (okay, ALSO not a good example, since one of ADV's supporters just snatched up the land for speculation from under LAUSD's nose and plans on bilking the Villaraigosa offspring-less school district for multi-millions); BUT, on other projects affecting adjacent districts, like Southwest Mus... (nevermind).

OKAY, how about they've worked with him on. . .

You got me?

(As the little boy answered the priest who asked what the term "circumcision" meant. . . "I don't know Father, I'm stumped!")

So, I guess they really haven't worked with Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa THAT much . . . (but who's fault is that?)

April 15, 2005 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You really think the endorsement of City Council Members is a plus?

Go down and watch them in action some day; you'll wish for 15 Villaraigosas.

Hal Bernson had a great saying, he would say, "I'll endorse you or your opponent, whichever will do you the most good".

Look, this thread is about bungled opportunity for the City of Los Angeles in the Stem Cell Research Home Office.

Any of you attention deficit Anti-Antonio's get it?

Oh, and don't forget to watch the debate Sunday night. We want the viewership to get up over 100 if possible.

April 15, 2005 4:45 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

OKAY, okay, I think I see the problem. I'm being WAY too hard on ADV® about this "people who work with him on council" not endorsing him thing. The city council is way too large (15 people), and the members REALLY haven't gotten to see the "magic" of ADV® up close that often in TWO YEARS, meeting 100+ times a year (200+ times in two years -- someone check my math). So I shouldn't expect MOST of the council members to respect his leadership, yet. . .

I should have looked at the COMMITTEES he serves on (when he's in town). Those people should know him VERY well, they'll be among the CMs endorsing ADV® for Mayor, I'm sure:

TRANSPORTATION: Smith & LaBonge (UH, nope. REALLY? ADV® chairs that one?)

EDUCATION & NEIGHBORHOODS: Hahn (phew!) & Zine (sorry, NO)

PERSONNEL: Zine & Gruel (strike 3, ADV®, zilcho)

Then, how about the special "AD HOC" committees -- the above and beyond, extra, overtime work that CMs do for the city for special urgent needs and expertise, you know:

-- Convention Center Hotel
-- L.A. River
-- Stadium
-- Business Tax Reform
-- CLA Selection
(and)

-- GANG VIOLENCE & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT!!!
(BOY, that would be a GOOD one for the CM whose district includes Hollenbeck to be on)

How about the people ADV® serves with on those fresh, energetic committees? WHAT, you say he doesn't SERVE on any ad hoc committees? NONE? Not giving ANYthing extra to the city. But there are SIX such committees with 5 spots on each one? 30 positions (for 15 CMs). ADV® isn't on ANY of them?

Not EVEN the one dealing with GANGS (like the gangs killing one person a week in CD14)?

Mr. "CD14-deserves-better-than-high-gang-murder-rates-in-the-district-so-elect-me-and-I'll-fix-it" of 2003, didn't ask, no DEMAND, to be on THAT committee so he could KEEP HIS PROMISE to deal with gangs and increasing homicides?

I'm stumped AGAIN?

So, NO ONE that works with ADV® close up, on the few committees he's a member of (with ADV® chairing only ONE out of 21 committees), is endorsing Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa.

Makes you THINK, don't it. (ADV®-lovers, first call someone at campaign HQ and ask them if it's okay if you "think" about this, just for a couple minutes, or until your head starts hurting, whichever comes first).

P.S. Good thing we don't have a parlimentary style government here, or that would make ADV® what they call a "back bencher" by ANY definition.

April 15, 2005 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"wish for 15 VILLARAIGOSA's" on council?

Hell, they would never make a quorum for meetings.

Hell, looks like from what SN says, they'd never be able to convene a committee.

Hell, they'd ALL be breaking ALL their promises to all 15 DISTRICTS.

Hell, they'd never get a budget passed.

Hell, they'd ALL be running for mayor.

(It'd be PURE Hell!)

April 15, 2005 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Quite a few of these councilmember just ran unopposed, or got 70-80 percent for re-election. I think if my returned councilperson endorse the mayor, it would mean something to me (at least as much as some termed-out assemblyman or other "Sacramento" politician.

April 15, 2005 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:55 p.m., -- and they would only put one policy item each into council (and none would ever get through committee, like ADV's one "lost" measure).

April 15, 2005 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't have the full list, but I'm pretty sure Tony V. has by far the lightest committee load of anyone currently on council, and I've seen the committees he's on cancel dozens of sessions, in the past year alone - no doubt since he's out of town so often and most regular committees only have 3 members each.

April 15, 2005 5:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thread. Thread. Thread.

Try to repeat it...

April 15, 2005 5:03 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

After all that, it just finally DAWNED on me (duh!), ADV® never really intended to BE a city councilmember (for too long), and that's why he barely joined any committees, focused (right, that'll be the day ADV® can "focus") on state and national developments, and never worked towards completing ANY projects in his district, or addressing serious issues there.

It was ALL A TRICK!

(I'm SHOCKED, ADV®, shocked!)

And to think, I BELIEVED your campaign promises (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Know what I mean!)

April 15, 2005 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHAT "thread" this post is hours old, and yesterday's subject.

ADV can't keep on one subject or problem that long. Why should we?

April 15, 2005 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sac's in rare form, someone must have upped his medicine or he took off early on a Friday.

April 15, 2005 5:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SAC-Nites, you mean, ADV intended to run for mayor this year. All along?

You must be mistaken, he made a promise, and said he changed his mind only because circumstances changed.

Maybe those circumstance were his council chair was too lumpy or his desk got too cluttered.

April 15, 2005 5:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So what thread, theres only 2 or 3 of the sleezy bar owners here, and one ADV lover. SO waht.

April 15, 2005 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Say it ain't so, ANTONIO. Say it ain't so! We SO want to believe you weren't lying from the git go.

That's it, I'm never again going to believe the promises of a "visionary" or "big picture" politican again.

But, what if he's doing it again? You think? Maybe?

(What does my Magic 8-ball say?)

"Reply Hazy, Try Again"

"Without a doubt"

"Outlook Good"

"Signs point to yes"

"My sources say... YES!

April 15, 2005 5:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah, Chief PArker's saving the list of 80 invisible (new) ADV-created neighborhood watches in CD14 for the weekend, when the news is slow.

That must be the reason for the delay.

I have faith in YOU, too, CP. AFter all, it's not like you're a councilmember running for mayor.

April 15, 2005 5:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's give Villaraigosa the benefit of the doubt and have him list all the 80 neighborhood watches with addresses, amount of "breathing" members, date the neighborhood watches were implemented, and actual non cancelled meetings that took place.

I foresee paper fraud in his circle of trust at the East Los Angeles Headquarters.

I want facts, give me the list of 80, prove us wrong, now give us an actual credible list, not a made up one. We want to investigate and present it to the media.

What? another lie villaraigosa!

April 15, 2005 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you have the 80, make the list public, not just the number 80 but back this up with actual facts.

I can also tell you I have 1,000 neighborhood councils that I started, but if I don't have the facts to back this up, I would be in trouble. Give the public the data, we atleast deserve honesty, we want to believe, but I'm afraid you are lying again, again, and again.

Make the list PUBLIC!

April 15, 2005 5:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you do have the 80 Neighborhood watches as of right now, then publicize them RIGHT NOW!

What are you afraid of?

Afraid to be caught lying?

Afraid of flip flopping?

We deserve better than this liar.

April 15, 2005 5:50 PM  

Blogger Halogirlfromcity said:

Getting back to the topic, how difficult is it to complete an application? You double check and make sure everything has been covered and addressed. If you have questions you ask and don't assume. Especially on something like this that could have put Los Angeles in the top tier of cities with major identity in th medical world. But then again, it was Hahn's staff that couldn't get it right. Click to MLK Hospital. How in the world is Hahn going to save a hospital when he can't even fill out an application correct.

So, why wouldn't this be big news? Wasn't it Hahn's intention to showcase this wonderful opportunity and use it to show he is competent to remain Mayor? Once again, the Mayor has no knowledge of what happened nor how it happened.

Now come on posters (Mayor staff acting like angry CD14 consituents). Spin this topic into how bad your current CM is. Don't you think this Mayor is the worst ever? I don't think we can get any worse. Atleast AV has vision and energy. I'll take that anyday over one who knows nothing and has no knowledge of what his staff is doing............ Ready, now GO!

April 15, 2005 6:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

if antonio villaraigosa is as bad as many of the haters say why are you all cowards refusing to post with your names??? perhaps there are only about 10 bitter people with a lot of time on your hands??? perhaps you are afraid that the crazy source of your bitterness would be exposed???

April 15, 2005 6:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How bad are CD14 staffers.. actual conversation from a senior CD14 staffer at a city commission meeting, this year (she's been on the job, AND handling this same project since 2003).

Yes, Mr. President we do have that motion for you.

Is it in writing.

Excuse me?

Do you have the motion in writing, printed - so, the commission members can review it before voting?

No, my chief of staff had a phone conversation with your staff earlier today...

Okay, let me tell you how we do things on commission usually. You send us the motion in writing, our staff ads it to our packet of meeting information, we review it, then we vote. We'll handle it verbally now because it's timely, but please, in the future come prepared?

(This was 4 months ago, and the project is still in limbo).

Do you ACTUALLY think ADV's SUV full of 35 Bozos would have even been able to get an application in the MAIL in the first place??

MORE yucks to follow.

April 15, 2005 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:23pm poster you're wrong. Antonio is the worst CM ever. AT least Hahn has a record he can be proud of. 1st he's given us a great Chief with few officers and still can keep this city in one piece. Unlike Parks who I'm sure Antonio would have kept made us lose 1,000 officers and was responsible for Rampart. ADV has one of the most overcrowded schools in his district. Jose Huizar endorsed him and between both of them can't seem to do crap about it. Gangs, well we all know ADV supports them that's why Boyle Heights is more dangerous then being in Bagdad. Traffic, again the worst in his district and what has he done. Oh I forgot put up a couple of signals. Education and Neigbhorhood Committee although Antonio wouldn't know what they do cause he never goes.

MEAT you said Antonio doesn't support Neighborhood Councils cause they're nothing. Read this idiot!

Council File 05-0675 was discussed today in the City Council. The Council members who spoke praised the Neighborhood Councils for their achievement, and the City Council voted unanimously to receive and file the motion that asked the City Council “take jurisdiction of the decision by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners to approve the MOU with the Neighborhood Councils

April 15, 2005 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...the crazy source of your bitterness would be exposed???"

I thought we had already exposed him -- the lying, pandering, promise-breaking, project scuttling, rising homicide-rate ignoring, G.W. Bush-electing, cue-card-reading, conman we like to call "our fearful leader"

COUNCILMEMBER ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, B.S (as in bullshit), A.D.V., and PHD (not the doctorate kind).

(He's not as bad as we "say" he is -- HE'S WORSE. But the full truth would just be expunged from the Blog).

And yes, YOU'RE anonymous, too, little CD14 staffer... it's safer for everyone that way (either way the race goes, us CD14 residents are STUCK with him, and you probably can't get a REAL job, anyway).

April 15, 2005 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't someone say Antonio Gonzalez is best friends with ANtonio. They're desperately trying to get voters to register cause he knows he's in trouble. I thought Southwest Voter was suppos to be non-partisan?

Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) will be joined by the CLVC Education Fund, Bomberos de L.A. County, the Anahuak Youth Soccer Association and members of the community to celebrate Earth Day and register voters for the upcoming Los Angeles Mayoral Election on April 24, 2005 at Lincoln Park/Lincoln Heights. The volunteers will gather for breakfast and conduct voter registration at 100 local churches. The Community Canvass will kick-off the SVREP Earth Day Community Festival which will run through 6:00p.m. “Environmental awareness and political empowerment go hand in hand,” said Antonio Gonzalez, the President of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. “We are bringing together hundreds of volunteers Sunday morning to visit our Los Angeles area churches to register thousands of voters. Since last September, we have registered 15,000 new voters in the city of Los Angeles,” continued Gonzalez.

The Earth Day Community Festival is free and open to the public. Lincoln Park/Lincoln Heights is located at 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90031.

April 15, 2005 6:58 PM  

Blogger Halogirlfromcity said:

Why don't you anonymous posters create a blog name so we can identify and communicate by name than by time posted. I'd like to see how many people actually post here. Can't tell by the anonymous posting. I have my name and have identified myself as a City Hall employee. Atleast you know where I'm coming from. What about you anti AV folks. Identify yourself by street, pretend name something else besides anonymous. What are you so afraid of? As a matter of fact, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and send your recall list to the Daily news since they are more friendly towards Hahn than LAT. I guess we can admit that AV didn't spend much time as CM to make a change because he was already running for Mayor, but what do you expect? Opportunity was there for him to run against thee most potentially corrupt Mayor. He took it. Sorry your CD is affected but there is a bright side. One of you can run for CM and make a difference. Any takers on creating a blog name? Any takers on identity of some sort? Why is SacNighties the only anti AV person identifying her/his self. It's not difficult to do, just sign in......

April 15, 2005 7:19 PM  

Blogger Halogirlfromcity said:

What happened? Is it HAPPY HOUR.

April 15, 2005 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Deputy Mayor Renata Simril, a name that will live in infamy.

Renata, there will always be something for you in Antonio's administration, for you have given him a gift from heaven.

A real, live, Three Billion Dollar screw-up, directly attributable to your boss, about-to-be-former Mayor James Kenneth Hahn.

April 15, 2005 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I have my name and have identified myself as a City Hall employee. Atleast you know where I'm coming from."


Halogirlfromcity, I like your name. Very original, sounds like an XBOX game, but original. City Hall girl, original. Your comments, very unique, very smart, could not have posted better myself. You pretty much exposed everyone, so we can't answer your super intelligent rants..oops, comments.

Do you want my address, birthdate, hobbies, what I do in the mornings, evenings, my favorite dish, do I associate with criminals, do I sign papers for criminals, am I part of a socialist group, or do you want to know if I am racist like villaraigosa? You probably already know, it sounds from your posting that you are the "all knowing."

Now, you say we know your name and that your a city hall employee. Hmmm...So your name is Halo...something, and your a city hall employee...........This says absolutely nothing! Might as well sign on as anonymous. Oh, back to your name, very modern and technical...Maybe you and the Villaraigosa "gang" can keep playing video games or putting up dusted signs or something...

In respect to everyone else that posts here, the above comment is just an opinion of an observation made. You should read a weeks worth of posts before you post, you sound hmmmm-no further comment.

April 15, 2005 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Happy Hour? How old are you? Wait don't tell me halo...something, something...girl, it really does not matter. It might matter to Villaraigosa, he seems to stray from home once in a while, or was it a while bakc that he strayed home once...does not matter=the same thing.

Villaraigosa ex alarcon (socialist) staff might be interested in having you join for the teenage recruiting group, putting up signs, dancing on stage at 1st st. in boyle heights, crowd control, calling, walking, something energetic. Tell him to give you whatever he's been taking, everyone seems to think he is "FULL" of ENERGY, but he is instead "FULL" of BS.

April 15, 2005 10:02 PM  

Blogger Halogirlfromcity said:

Anon 9:57 - I've been reading this blog way before the primary. It's funny how the same thing is said over and over. We're reading and realize how boring this site gets after a while. This issue has merit. We see it daily. The public sees it when it's in the paper. The current administration is in trouble in more ways than one. Why can't you admit the current Mayor is trouble. Time for a change. And please stick to the issue or this site will remain a CD14 cat fight.

April 15, 2005 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Halo..whatever...girl,

Should I salute you now, or when you wave your red flag?

Freedom of Expression...persons that post should say their opinions, facts, and/or comments. Are you the moderator? I didn't see any rules, except dictating style rant. Just let the public say their opinions. Sometimes we will hear things we do not like to hear, or read things we do not agree with, or disagree all together in politics, but does not mean that we have to tell people to shut up, or not to post, to stay on topic, or just plain "GO AWAY as someone used earlier." Democracy does not work that way, just allow people to view their opinions, don't get offended. You say what you want, and let everyone else say whatever they want.

In reality Halo..girl, if this was up to me, I would get rid of Villaraigosa and Hahn, and put in a competent Republican...but it is not up to me to admit something you want to hear...my politics differs from yours and that's about it. I am passionate about what I believe in, and I can tell you are passionate too, but just from your last post. I don't know you, but I respect your opinion and I think that is more important to tolerate difference in opinions and ideas then to demand things from people. It sounds too socialistic to me. In other words, do not tell me what to do, but prove to me your points instead.

April 15, 2005 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4000 names signed on the recall? uh...ok...Then print them here. I want to see the 4000 names!

HEH!

April 15, 2005 11:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It was a pleasure posting on this site...great blog site. The tide of truth has begun and I'm gone to work out in the field and organize many groups within the Los Angeles and Valley for the recall and public awareness of the real Villaraigosa, not the fantasy marketing spinster poster boy that Ace and Parke have packaged for you. Their lies, lies, and more lies. We will expose his entire history, not just the spinsters PR work.

Villaraigosa has been exposed and the tide of truth cannot be prevented from further exposure.

I will never vote for the socialist Villaraigosa and the people will become aware of the true flag he stands for--it is not the red, white, and blue...

By the way, before I say Adios, Goodbye...Villaraigosa staff, are you having an East L.A. March, Walk? Don't worry I will see you in the office soon and join you in that walk to expose Mr. "socialist propaganda" and his staff.

We are a diverse group that do not wish to see the racist Villaraigosa spread his socialistic propaganda to the constituents. Si Se Puede...Para afuera con el comunismo! Venimos a California para prosperar, no para estarnos atras! Para afuera con el mentiroso Villaraigosa! Tengo derechos, y voto por el mejor candidato, no por el color! No tienes vergue...

April 16, 2005 12:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn will go after Antonio on his supporting gangs. There's a gang in the valley that Antonio filed a lawsuit to help them. Hahn should crucify Antonio on that one. There's more gangs in CD14 then the rest of the city and Antonio again silent. Antonio will go after mayor for not hiring more cops. Although Antonio voted against a city tax that would have given them to us. HIS OWN DISTRICT WANTED IT. He ignored his own constituents. Parks made us lose 1000 cops. Antonio would have kept Parks. By bringing in Bratton you can say Hahn helped us keep over 2,000 cops who most likely would have left by now.

April 16, 2005 6:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How long did Villaraigosa sit on the Stem Cell Research and did nothing about it? Does he even care?

April 16, 2005 5:40 PM  

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