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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Sammy's

Unknown to Mayor Sam i feel as tough we should create a "Sammy" award to the best political predictions made this election season.

Here are my thoughts - please add your own.

Best political prediction - Kam Kuwata proclaimed San Francisco chronicle that they could lose by 20 points -- they lost by 17-18 points (depending on the provisionals).

Worst political prediction - Sacramento Nighties - with his consistent 52-48 prediction for Mayor Hahn, sacramento nighties needs a Los Angeles day to realize he's not in sacramento anymore.

Most consistent Hahn hater -" MEAT" with the taunts and comments he gave a lot of pro-hahn bloggers many upset stomachs.

Most consistent Villaraigosa hater- "Sacramento Nighties" with his registration of ADV he slammed Antonio enough to get his spin on other websites.

Any other awards?


Anonymous noel park said:


Tony V. 60%, Hahn 36%, undecided 4%

Margin of error 4.5%

I felt superstitiously guilty posting it yesterday, but it gave me such a morale boost I had to share it.

They nailed it!

May 18, 2005 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV 95
hahn 5

This is how we voted in CD 14 & yea all the mechistas were out of the closet yesterday.

May 18, 2005 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a great way to start Antion! Now the LA Times reports

Voter Discontent Drives Villaraigosa to Victory

Many of his supporters were driven more by dissatisfaction with Hahn than by allegiance to Villaraigosa. And Villaraigosa has earned few fans in Los Angeles for his work on the City Council, where he did little to take on the most vexing issues facing the city.

On the campaign trail, he often avoided direct answers to tough questions about his campaign fundraising and his legislative record, a habit his opponent exploited to tag him as untrustworthy.

And in the face of momentous civic problems, Villaraigosa has made big — some say unrealistic — promises.

On one issue, he has already stumbled. Villaraigosa, who promised to clean up City Hall, takes office amid a criminal inquiry into whether donations to his mayoral campaign from employees of a Florida airport concessionaire were laundered.

Villaraigosa's broad coalition could also complicate his job, forcing him to navigate between numerous competing interests. "You've got to make a lot of choices, and that's a real challenge of coalition politics, but it can also open doors," said Cal State Fullerton political scientist Raphael Sonenshein, an authority on Los Angeles city politics.

Villaraigosa impressed fewer people in two years on the City Council. He pushed only one major initiative in his first year, an as yet unrealized plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

May 18, 2005 9:56 AM  

Anonymous noel park said:

Come to think of it, how about the Times poll?

They weakened a little toward the end, but the April poll showing an 18 or so point lead, was clearly a turning point.

May 18, 2005 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so true, so true, well let see if any of the promises he will keep. he sure has a dam record of not!
from cd 14

May 18, 2005 10:17 AM  

Blogger Athena said:

TO: Elseo and his Rockin'Recallers

For: Holding Antonio down to 73.7% of the vote in the 14th.

Great work guys!

May 18, 2005 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not an 81 percent approval rating?

May 18, 2005 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What will the Hahn-haters do after July 1? Fetal positions for all!

May 18, 2005 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Mayor Tom said:

Well, I'd like to say I predicted pretty well. I said that Villaraigosa would beat Hahn 59%-40%. And Villaraigosa won 59%-41% , so I say I was more on target than Kam Kuwata. But I don't get an award since I've been anonymous all the time although today I'll reveal myself. I did do a lot of trash talking against Nate Holden though.

I think Athena gets an award for being the most rational and intelligent poster in the race. Oh and also I'd like to thank Westsider for his prediction that Bill would defeat Flora.

May 18, 2005 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Biggest Lie of the Campaign (not told by a candidate or their paid mouthpieces).

"I have proof of 100+ neighborhood watches in CD14 and will post them in Hahnwatch blog before the election."

Chief Faker

May 18, 2005 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most Underrated Mayor of then 20th Century (his own fault).

Jim Hahn

May 18, 2005 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most Hypocritical Blog Thread of the Campaign.

Mayor Sam, for the THIEVERY thread (in the middle of a weeks worth of posts containing stolen Web graphics).

May 18, 2005 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Co-enabling award goes to CD14 for voting majority votes for the least productive councilmember in 30 years.

May 18, 2005 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congratulations on your Candidate winning!
Now what about the future of "mayorsam.blogspot?com".
With your insiders knowledge and position at City Hall you could be of great service to the citizens of Los Angeles County for LActions effect us allpoliticsislocal.
Looking foward to your raising of the issues and maybe suggesting the solutions to our regions problems. Steve Lee

May 18, 2005 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fastest decline in Web visit hits.

Sister City, beginning now. 135,000 by New Years?

May 18, 2005 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most transparent paid campaign hack blogging -- Harriman/Athena.

May 18, 2005 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa's schedule first week in July. Roll up sleeves. Roll down sleeves.

Now what?

Do it again!

May 18, 2005 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Best revelation of problems with LAUSD. School flack talking on McIntuyre today.

"California is rated 44th in the nation in per student expenditures for public education. That means there are only four, no FIVE states that spend less."

I SWEAR to God!

May 18, 2005 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Without the ADV-haters here on the blog anymore, Mayor Sam's will not be rated as a pornographic site form all the lovers "servicing" each other non-stop.

May 18, 2005 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, Sammie, but LAVoice never credits SacNighties for the re-postings there. Must be something about his/her screenname.

May 18, 2005 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn referred to himself as having "CDD" (charisma deficit disorder) last night -- maybe there were some campaign hacks sniffing around here after all.

May 18, 2005 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whats wrong with that, Noon-poster about LAUSD?

He was only off by 3?

May 18, 2005 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most overblown slime of the campaign -- "corruption in city hall"

(from L.A. Observed)

• That second indictment in the City Hall influence investigations that Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam D. Kamenstein advised the court was coming never did happen.

May 18, 2005 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Or maybe he was paid, Anon at 11:48.

May 18, 2005 12:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Poor GOP voters, they have to settle for just running the White House, both houses of congress, the Supreme Court and the Governor's office in Sacramento.

Someone throw them a consolation prize.

May 18, 2005 12:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe now that this "first of (state race)" first of... that - is over with now we could get back, or on to electing the most qualified candidate for a particular office, regardless of race creed, color, or political party. Maybe?

May 18, 2005 12:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's what I had in mind!

MLK, Jr.

May 18, 2005 12:46 PM  

Anonymous boifromtroy said:

12:03 PM Anon said, "maybe there were some campaign hacks sniffing around here after all."

And here I was assuming that EVERYONE on this site was a campaign hack!

May 18, 2005 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I had mentioned on this site before, if AV won there would be riots. AV is a false candidate, no substance and today at Taft the LAUSD is trying to cover up and say it is not a racially motivated fight that happened before AV showed up. Parents of the students are saying LAUSD officials lied and that it was a riot against Blacks and Hispanics.

Read this:

Said Villaraigosa: "I've been briefed by the principal and the superintendent. I can only go on what I've been told. I've been told (there were) three different fights of two people, that at least four of the people - - the one-on-one fights -- were from the same ethnicity or race."

But some parents interviewed by reporters at the scene insisted otherwise, contending the disturbance was racially motivated and involved black and Hispanic students.

A woman who said she has two daughters at the school told KCAL9: "They told us that there (were) only three fights, and that the kids were running to the fights, but that's not the truth.

"My daughter called on her cell phone, and she was crying and screaming that it was a riot, and that she had been hit in the head," the woman said. "And so, the school never called me. I (could) hear kids screaming frantically in the background."

According to Ramirez of LAUSD, the school was locked down briefly, but by late morning things were back to normal. Classes were to be dismissed this afternoon at the usual time, she said.


May 18, 2005 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


LA High School In Lockdown
Another LA High School is in lockdown this morning, following a fight said to involve hundreds of students.
The fight apparently broke out on the woodland hills campus around 10 am.

Officers from the LAPD's West Valley Division are on the scene, with more LA school police on their way from downtown Los Angeles.

Most of the students are now in their classrooms and the school is on lockdown.

Police say six students are in custody, but at this time the exact reason is unknown.

Officers have set up a mobile command center and school officials are deciding whether to let students leave or resume classes.

May 18, 2005 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Student violence breaks out at Taft HS

By Josh Kleinbaum
Staff Writer

WOODLAND HILLS - A series of fights broke out today at Taft High School ahead of a scheduled visit by Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa, and school officials disputing claims by parents and students who said the brawls appeared racially motivated.
As many as 17 patrol cars and an LAPD helicopter were dispatched to the Ventura Boulevard campus about 10 a.m., a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said.

Taft Principal Sharon Thomas said there were three separate fights among ninth-graders lining up to take standardized tests in a multi-purpose room. Six students were detained for questioning and the others were sent to their home rooms, she said.

Sandra Torres, 18, a senior, said she saw a number of students hop a fence onto campus and run toward a group of students.

"They started beating up on anybody they came across. There must have been 50 people involved. Ten people were hurt with bloody noses (and) lying on the ground.

"It was a lot of violence," she said. "I was scared."

Thomas and Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer said the fights were not between Latino and African-American students, despite what many students reported.

"It was a limited thing," Romer said. "It was not racial."

Villaraigosa, appearing with Romer during a news conference, reiterated district officials' comments that the violence was not racially motivated.

But Erika Robles, 17, a junior, said the fighting occurred between African-American and Latino students.

About 40 parents rushed to the campus, many of them called by students using cell phones.

Carletha Lee, whose nieces and nephews attend the campus, said the district and the mayor-elect were not being candid with parents.

"You can only stomach so much, the fact that (Villaraigosa) is downplaying a serious situation.... He wants to discount this as a simple fight between students. We clearly know this is not the case," she said.

May 18, 2005 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa, appearing with Romer during a news conference, reiterated district officials' comments that the violence was not racially motivated.

But Erika Robles, 17, a junior, said the fighting occurred between African-American and Latino students.

About 40 parents rushed to the campus, many of them called by students using cell phones.

Carletha Lee, whose nieces and nephews attend the campus, said the district and the mayor-elect were not being candid with parents.

"You can only stomach so much, the fact that (Villaraigosa) is downplaying a serious situation.... He wants to discount this as a simple fight between students. We clearly know this is not the case," she said.

May 18, 2005 1:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"You can only stomach so much, the fact that (Villaraigosa) is downplaying a serious situation.... He wants to discount this as a simple fight between students. We clearly know this is not the case," she said.
"You can only stomach so much, the fact that (Villaraigosa) is downplaying a serious situation.... He wants to discount this as a simple fight between students. We clearly know this is not the case," she said.
"You can only stomach so much, the fact that (Villaraigosa) is downplaying a serious situation.... He wants to discount this as a simple fight between students. We clearly know this is not the case," she said.

May 18, 2005 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good grief,

The fight was started by some girls (of the same race), then it became a good ol fashion school yard brawl. The same kind they had in 1800's. Kids will be kids -- as with all adrenaline pumping moments the facts get distorted and dum-dums like you want to inflame them like idiots.

blog away

May 18, 2005 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The same race scenario is being pushed by LAUSD and AV, the students and parents say otherwise. Pretty lame that you call that just a "good ol fashion school yard" since you might not regard those LAUSD students important enough for better terms.
These students are just as important as anyone else and they should not have to deal with fights but be educated. AV must of felt at home with this type of situation.

May 18, 2005 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When the facts come out as they have slowly been, AV is looking more like a fool for saying it was same ethnicity. He confirms his natural ability to lie, lie, and lie.

May 18, 2005 2:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have one thing to say: Gil "the racoon" Cedillo, run stay in the senate because we don't want you in CD 14. Your Tio Taco act with former Mayor Hahn wore thin.

May 18, 2005 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous said...
I have one thing to say: Gil "the racoon" Cedillo, stay in the senate because we don't want you in CD 14. Your Tio Taco act with former Mayor Hahn wore thin.

May 18, 2005 2:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We need an Asian American to run in CD14, I do not trust ANY LATINOS. They are crooks and liars. Never keep their promises.

May 18, 2005 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's NOT what I had in mind!

MLK, Jr.

May 18, 2005 2:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(and you thought having Hahnistas was bad - now all you'll get are the dead-on Antonio-haters)

May 18, 2005 2:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV will never be what MLK had in mind, he will be the opposite.

May 18, 2005 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

[a bone for Sister City, which hasn't had a real Blog scoop since supporting ADV]



May 18, 2005

Contact: Robert Urteaga
(323) 243-8387


Councilmember Nick Pacheco (Ret.) to Announce Decision Whether to Return and Serve in His Council District

LOS ANGELES (May 18, 2005) -- With the Election of Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa to the Office of Mayor, many are speculating whether Councilmember Nick Pacheco
will return to serve in his council district. Join Nick on Thursday, May 19th at 12:00 pm (noon), when he will announce his decision whether to return and serve as Councilmember of the Fourteenth District.

The announcement will take place at the site of the future Boyle heights Youth & Technology Center, located on the southeast corner of 4th and Gless. When in office,
Councilmember Pacheco secured $9 million for the new Center, which will house the Youth Opportunity Movement, provide high-tech training and computer skill development to local youth.

Pacheco represented the Fourteenth Council District for six years (1997-2003), two as an elected Los Angeles Charter Reform Commissioner and four as a Councilmember.

Aside from a brief stint away from college, Pacheco has never left the Fourteenth Council District. He was born in Boyle Heights, the son of hard-working immigrant

Nick attended Loyola High School after the Principal noticed his intellectual ability and gave him a scholarship. He went on to graduate from the University of Berkeley ’88 and Loyola Law School ’94. After passing the Bar, he practiced as a Criminal
Prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for close to five years. He was then elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 1999.

Nick has lived his entire life in the Fourteenth Council District -- thirty seven years in Boyle Heights and the last four years Eagle Rock has been his home.

# # #

May 18, 2005 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Award to Pacheco for striking while the iron is hot?

May 18, 2005 3:51 PM  

Blogger Athena said:

"...to Announce Decision Whether to Return and Serve in His Council District"

Hey, Nick. It's not your decision. There's going to be an election.

May 18, 2005 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wasnt' Robert Urteaga working for Hertzberg? Or is all of this name confusion have me incorrect?

May 18, 2005 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Athena shut up, get it? If those words came out of AV towards the governors office, you would be salivating.

May 18, 2005 3:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This was the best thing to happen to CD14. Get retard out of office and put someone in who is competent, intelligent,has passed the bar, and worked as a lawyer. Thank God we have that faker out of our district.

May 18, 2005 3:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about Jose Huizar? I thought he was ADV's shoe in??? Anyone...hello...

May 18, 2005 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Huizar? He's going to shine AV's shoes, and hold the cigars for Meruelo.

May 18, 2005 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wheeeee-zar could not shine Pacheco's shoes if you loaned him your spittle, Athena (and by City Charter there does not have to be a election to fill the seat).

You are the eggspurt on details, did you not look that up before you spoke here?

May 18, 2005 4:05 PM  

Blogger Athena said:

I didn't say there had to be an election - just that there was going to be an election. And there is. You think the Council is going to appoint Pacheco?

May 18, 2005 4:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, there has already been discussions. He was supported by most of the current councilmembers when he ran against Pacheco in 2003. A special election is expensive and not necessary in this case.

May 18, 2005 4:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(ran against villaraigosa that is)

May 18, 2005 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That loud noice is athenas head spinning in rage.

May 18, 2005 4:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Athena seems to be jealous of Pacheco, why? Tell me why?

May 18, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennie Carreon was not that close to AV during the celebration. Did they have a fall out. If so, I want to date AV for his position, not his looks or soon to come in money.

May 18, 2005 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It might not just be about Nick and Jose, there might be someone else . . .

May 18, 2005 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV is going to transition his divorce and slowly give Jenny a better "position" in the Mayoral office. His wife is cute, what does AV want with that ugly mexican looking Jenny. His wife is classy and tall, and jenny is short, big knockers (they sag a bit).

May 18, 2005 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:19 I heard loser Alvin Parra wants the job. He has his own skeletons in the closet. My wife likes him, she's told me he's a nice guy, but all I see is CORRUPTION!

May 18, 2005 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BTW 4:19

Alvin Parra's family are all drunks, yes, alcoholics. Some of the siblings cheat on their spouses, it might be a Latino/Latina thing, right?

May 18, 2005 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Any one here know how someone can get involved with their local NC?

What goes on in these meetings, is it worth it to join?

May 18, 2005 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Corruption is a requirement to run for council in CD14, either real or allaged. If your jacket is clean them make you move to district 1.

May 18, 2005 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most common line during 2003 CM race was. I like Nick, he's been good, but I think Antonio will get more done, and he has promised to serve a full term so he will.

May 18, 2005 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Also common line during 2005 mayoral race. Jim is an okay guy but I think Antonio will get more done, and he has more energy.

May 18, 2005 4:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alvin Parra will have to give something more to Villaraigosa if he wants his support. He wasn't very helpful during the mayors race. His goofing off with the LA32 neighborhood council was an embarrassment at the wrong time.

May 18, 2005 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 4:29 PM,

In what way was Alvin goofing off, he may be the best of all three mentioned.

May 18, 2005 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pacheco and Ricardo Torres and CAL Inc. and Gloria Marina and Xavier Becerra are going to kick some ass in CD 14!

Nobody ever leveraged power on behalf of his/her district as effectively as Nick Pacheco did before sellout ADV bought the council race with his billionaire pimps.

I respect that Pacheco fights like a dog to win campaigns -- because he does the same for his constituents.

Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules!

If you can't take the heat, get the hell out of the ring with Nick Pacheco.

He will bury you.

May 18, 2005 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anybody but Pacheco!!!

May 18, 2005 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bottom Line is that...

Villaraigosa - 58.1
Hahn - 41.9%

In CD14:
Villaraigosa - 73.3%
Hahn - 26.7%

The numbers speak for themselves. All your lines of talking trash and spreading false rumors doesn't mean a damn thing... BECAUSE HE WON!!!

May 18, 2005 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:29 PM
How much money does Alvin have to pay? 47,000, 100,000 dollars, what is the price?

May 18, 2005 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The numbers speak for themselves."

They do, 30 pc turnout says SIESTA TIME IN CD14!

May 18, 2005 5:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pacheco had an eighty-TWO percent approval rating. I have proof.


May 18, 2005 5:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you ADV lovers just hate Hahn o is your passion so intense and deep seeded that you try to destroy anybody that didn't bow down before Villaigosa - past, present, future.

If the goal is somehow to get more Hispanics in office and a more representative presence in this city of them then maybe ADV should stop punking every Latino not on his "team" whether they're in the way or not.

He whooped Nick once, didn't even need to and sure didn't do the district any favors in the process. Does he have to either hold, or control every "latino" seat in his sphere of influence?
Will he put up some surogate to deck Gil now, just because. Maybe he should take down Reyes as well, since he didn't genuflect enough to show reverence. And is he going to skin Garcetti as well, because he half Hispanic and didn't bow and scrape too? (Which half has to beg forgivess?)

May 18, 2005 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmm, I wonder if Rolando Cuevas and Mimi Soto are still flappin' their lips out there??? I'm sure that they'll huff and puff until they blow something down.

May 18, 2005 6:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, I'm sure that Mimi Soto is better choosing her words, after she came out on the news telling Hahn yesterday that it was going to be a good day for him. Yeah, it was so good that he got a pink slip delivered to him by the people!

May 18, 2005 7:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Big O for CD 14th.

May 18, 2005 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You know the real "hahnistas" if they ever were here are the only one's who know what all that name droppings about - so save it!

It's lost on the people who were just here to bash villaraigosa. Now it's open season on big game, and you Hahn-haters have NOTHING to do but.... wait!

May 18, 2005 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Us "Hahn-haters" have nothing to do now but wait???

I'm sorry, am I the only one that missed the fact that Hahn got whooped by an 18-point margin last night??? At the very least, I'm going to celebrate!

May 18, 2005 11:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the poster interested in neighborhood councils. Yes, they are worth it and yes, you should get involved in your own.

Go to the city website (lacity.org) and then go to City Departments and drag down Department Of Neighborhood Empowerment. Click on that and put your address in and you'll find your neighborhood council's name and contact information.

Definitely worth it.

May 19, 2005 12:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn yesterday at press conf. was full of dignity and respect. Antonio on the other hand has already started lying and covering up the race fights at 2 high schools. Media torn ADv apart saying they spoke to parents and students and what ADV is saying is not true.

ADV people who campaigned hard for him will now go to Pacheco's team. They hated ADV and now they all say Pacheco really careed about the commuity.

The only reason ADV won Latino vote is because sneaky Southwest helped him out.

For the mayoral election, SVREP launched non-partisan GOTV campaigns in more than 400 precincts and turned out an estimated 25,000 new Latino voters from a pool of about 37,000 targeted voters who had never before voted in an election. As part of its arsenal, SVREP aired more than 400 spanish-language television and 60 radio commercials. It positioned over 300 get-out-and-vote billboards across targeted Los Angeles area neighborhoods and ran an aggressive walk and telephone program with more 400 volunteers that visited in excess of 10,000 households and made more than 100,000 phone calls from 6 different phone banks using 52 phoners at any given time.

Finally, SVREP also sent out more than 50,000 vote-by-mail applications to first time Latino voters and an additional 50,000 voter education mail pieces. By sponsoring 54 other community groups, churches, and businesses across the City of Los Angeles, SVREP was able to increase voter registration among Latinos by nearly 13,000 voters, raising the number of registered Latinos to almost 350,000.

May 19, 2005 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Noel Park said:

Yeah, but who got the "Sammy's"?

May 19, 2005 8:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Earlier poster says. "I'm sorry, am I the only one that missed the fact that Hahn got whooped by an 18-point margin last night??? At the very least, I'm going to celebrate!"

(Stay drunk for the next four years, too. It will mask the effects of the municipal depression about to set in).

May 19, 2005 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since Mayor Sam's is going to close down for lack of interest any day now, I don't see the "Sammy's" (sic) really becoming an annual event. Keep the tuxs in mothballs.

May 19, 2005 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sammy sumittal: New "First Lady" of City Hall goes to Jack-eline Bouvier Weiss for hitching her cart to the right horse and rescuing what political career she may have left. Can't wait to see her in those Jackie O sunglasses and how she's able to redecorate city hall.

May 20, 2005 11:17 AM  

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