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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Hal Netkin Arrested

The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that local gadfly Hal Netkin was arrested at a speech by anti-illegal immigration group Minutemen founder Jim Gilcrhist, at the Women's Civic Club last night in Orange.

According to reports, at least 300 pro-illegal immigration activists showed up to protest Gilchrist. Netkin was on his way out of the parking lot when a number of them begin to attack his van.

Netkin was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon but later released.

This morning, Netkin told KABC's Doug McIntyre that the protestors tore one of the windshield wipers off his van.

Can't we all just get along? Hal, you should probably stick to the Valley.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Send Hal to......Iraq .....with his Van !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 26, 2005 8:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know that there has to be a person from the city blogging here or private sector in the know. So here is my question: There is a family in CD14, a single mom with 3 kids and a disabled father. She is the sole breadwinner of the family (min. wage) and was paying $800 a month rent at a low income housing, but her rent increased $80 due to maintenance. From what I understand, the company that owns the building receives grants to subsidize for the low income units and to make them affordable for the community. The rent increased and she already works but has no food. I came across her path by chance and gave her some cans of food from my home, but is there any help for her and her family. Food programs and also legal help to look into the rent increase to see if it is legal? If anyone here can open their heart and give me some information, please do so, this family is in dire need of food. Keep in mind, she is not on welfare (not that it is bad) but she is a single mom that works to support her school aged kids and disabled father.

May 26, 2005 9:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You know, I always thought of Mayor Yorty as being slightly right of center. You Mayor Samblog are quite to the left. Maybe you ought to change the name of the blog to something like: Mayor Joe Stalin. Just sayin'

May 26, 2005 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

anon 9:55am. Boyle Heights is in a rent control area. Rent can only be raised 3% per year. She can call the housing department and put in a complaint if they try to charge her more. All this info only applies if she lives in a multi family dwelling. Example apartment or a lot with two or more homes on it. Resserection church on Opal and Lorena have a daily food bank no questions asked.

May 26, 2005 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Anon 9:55 am:

To check on whether the rent increase was legal, you (or her) should probably contact the Housing Authority for the City of LA. Their number is (213)252-5370. If it is low income housing, it probably falls under their jurisdiction.

As for help with food, can you let the bloggers know where in CD14 they live at? That would help in knowing who she can go to for support with food for her and her family.

May 26, 2005 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

However, if the rent had not gone up over the past few years, the landlord can increase it retroactively, that is, 3% times the number of years without increasing rent.

For example, if rent has stayed at $800 for the past three years, the landlord can raise the rent 3% X 3yrs.

Not fair, but legal. You must check with City's Rent Stabolization Division who keeps records on rent controlled units.

May 26, 2005 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:37 AM Anon,

The family lives in El Sereno. I have given her the number you posted and she appreciates the help you are giving her with information.

Thank You
Muchas Gracias

May 26, 2005 11:16 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

What the hell does some poor lady have to do with Hal Netkin?

Rent control applies assuming she lives in a rent control building built before 1978, if its a new building she is SOL. Of course, I think landowners should be able to charge whatever the market bears.

If she needs food assistance, there are plenty of food pantry programs out there. If she belongs to a church, she may check with them.

In the meantime, if she is not already, she should be investigating schooling or training so that she can earn a higher income and afford to support her family. She should also review all her expenses and make sure she is effectively budgeting her money.

Why must the government take care of people?

May 26, 2005 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And you guys think Mayor Sam is a leftist????

May 26, 2005 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

This city has rich and poor, it is only honest and fair to be able to speak of and help either type of person. The rich may be helped with contributions, networking, businesses, the poor can be helped with education, food/health/shelter programs.

You shouldn't judge a person that quickly. On a min. wage, I'm surprised she wasn't hungry a long long time ago. No one can live and budget with a family of four on a min. wage...that is obvious for a republican like you and I to realize.

May 26, 2005 11:27 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

She can get off minimum wage if she gets further education and job training - which will make her more valuable to employers.

See, you people expect the government to pay people career wages for non-skilled labor jobs that were never meant to be jobs for people to raise families on.

In America, all of these people have an opportunity to work hard, move up the ladder and work hard.

But you union types keep selling them a sad, misguided, dishonest bill of goods. You don't care about them - you only care about your own money and power.


May 26, 2005 12:45 PM  

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