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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Vote!

Today is the day indeed!

And thank God cause I am about as sick of it as I could be. But no matter what, everyone needs to vote.

Since this is the last day, I'm blogging up a post here for you people to spin, cut and paste and have fun. Give us your observations for the day, precinct reports, exit polling, violation allegations, amusing stories, whatever. We want to hear what is going on out there.

Vote away dum dums!

163 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mark your ballot:
Mayor- Villaraigosa
11th Council- Rosendahl
Measure A- No

May 17, 2005 10:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"But my prediction is Villaraigosa by seven to nine points."
- Kevin Roderick, LA Observed

May 17, 2005 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mark hahn!

May 17, 2005 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roderick is a Hahn guy who even was on his campaign so if he says Antonio is going to win, he must be right.

May 17, 2005 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

looks like Brentwood is voting Villaraigosa.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-051705snaps_lat,0,3456147.story?coll=la-home-headlines

May 17, 2005 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

well i was going to vote hahn, but if he's going to lose, I am going to have sushi for lunch instead and skip voting.

May 17, 2005 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Check out yesterday's KABC poll at surveyusa.com/currentelectionpolls.

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

528 likely voters

4.3% margin of error

May 17, 2005 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ouch

May 17, 2005 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ABC is owned by Disney, and Disney wants an airport concessions contract -- creating new "Futureworld" on runway 3a -- so of course they fixed the survey to favor Villaraigosa.

May 17, 2005 11:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just voted in CD11 (I voted for Rosendahl). The polling place was as empty as can be. But I voted. Okay, now make it all go away.

Patrick Meighan
Venice, CA

May 17, 2005 11:29 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

Just voted for HAHN in Central City East.

HIgh turnout. The low income people are turning out big time.

I wonder who they are voting for?

Don Garza

Central City East

May 17, 2005 11:49 AM  

Blogger Republican for AV said:

Palisades Rustic Park has a load of cars for voting; lots of Flora signs and few Rosendahl signs areound here; lots of Villaraigosa and NO HAHN signs.

I think the Mayor is toast.

Prediction:

Villaraigosa 56.2%

Hahn 43.8%

I'm not always right, but I am seldom wrong.

I see Flora pulling this out. but by just a few hundred, maybe a thousand or so votes.

May 17, 2005 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10 a.m. Borders Bookstore, Westwood

Voter turnout is expected to be light and that was certainly the case here, where only 25 ballots had been cast at one of two polling stations in the store.

"Perhaps there is not that much difference between the two candidates," said poll worker David Smith, 55. "And if there was, it wasn't emphasized. I was expecting a low turnout like this. It's consistent but it's low. An even, low flow."

UCLA graduate student Cody Livingston, 25, who cast his ballot for Villaraigosa, was disappointed by the lack of interest in voting.

"I wish there had been a higher turnout," said Livingston, who is studying environmental science engineering. "I felt someone should get their voice out, even if I'm not the most informed voter."

Livingston sided with the Villaraigosa because he thought the candidate made an effort to get to know the people and issues in Westwood. "He just made a more active effort to win my vote," he said.

Patti Ditullio, a 53-year-old stay-at-home mom, said she voted for incumbent Mayor James Hahn because she was impressed with his hiring of Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton. As a former New Jersey resident, Ditullio said she was familiar with what he had done to reduce crime as head of the New York Police Department.

"I think they both really want the same things in terms of schools and transportation," Ditullio said of the two candidates. "I think Hahn has done a good job. It's a hard city to run and I don't think Villaraigosa would really do anything much differently or better, campaign promises aside. As far as the campaign...I thought it was pretty dull on both sides.

She voted yes on measure A, the initiative that would allow the Los Angeles Police Department to take over the Los Angeles International Airport police force, an independent agency strongly opposed to the merger. Chief William J. Bratton has argued that a merger would eliminate duplication and streamline command.

"I really do think they should be taken over by LAPD," Ditullio said. "I think it would be a more cohesive effort if it was all centralized."

-- Times Staff Writer Tonya Alanez

May 17, 2005 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Playa Vista tried to steal the election for Flora at the last minute, lying to the voters over the phones. Flora's campaign of lies and deceit was revealed again, this time by the Times:

Westside Council Candidates Fighting to the End
Independent spending of $45,000 by Playa Vista officials touches off another skirmish.

By Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer


Candidates for the Westside seat on the Los Angeles City Council spent their final day on the stump Monday trading barbs over the massive Playa Vista housing project, which has become symbolic in a campaign largely about development and traffic.

The latest exchange between the camps of Bill Rosendahl and Flora Gil Krisiloff ignited after three men with ties to the sprawling development south of Marina del Rey reported spending a total of $45,000 since Friday in support of Krisiloff, according to the city's Ethics Commission.

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The independent expenditures included $10,000 from Douglas Moreland, a Playa Vista senior vice president; $10,000 from Randy Johnson, the project's chief financial officer; and $25,000 from Robert Maguire, one of the original owners who is now involved with commercial property at Playa Vista.

The Ballona Wetlands Committee to Stop Playa Vista has spent $11,406 in support of Rosendahl.

An independent expenditure is money spent in support of a candidate by individuals or groups. Candidates are not allowed to coordinate such spending with donors.

The City Council last year approved Playa Vista's second phase, which includes 2,600 housing units, 175,000 square feet of office space and 150,000 square feet of retail.

Rosendahl has said he wants to slow down or stop the second phase. Krisiloff has said that she wants to see how litigation involving the phase is resolved before taking a stance.

"Playa Vista is trying to buy the election," said Mike Bonin, Rosendahl's campaign manager. "We've been trying to make clear for months now that there is a huge difference between the candidates on Playa Vista and this clearly underscores that Flora Gil Krisiloff is Playa Vista's choice."

Rick Taylor, Krisiloff's campaign consultant, said:

"This is a woman who developers feared the most in the town when she was on the Planning Commission because she held them up to a very high level. She's been a community activist for 20 years while [Rosendahl] has been representing special interests as a cable television lobbyist. He's trying to reinvent himself."

Playa Vista official Moreland said that he got tired of Rosendahl spreading misinformation about the development.

"I spent several years of my life working on Playa Vista and I believe it's great public policy for Los Angeles," he said. "I'm very proud of my work and I'm proud of this project, and I decided to stand up and defend it."

May 17, 2005 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:38 AM PDT, May 17, 2005

10:50 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hollywood

Voting was steady as residents of the Hollywood Hills and Los Feliz stopped in on their way to work. The parking lot of the lavender-colored church, which sits just above the Hollywood Freeway, was heavy on hybrid Priuses, including one whose license plate frame read: "My other car is a Hummer."

Across the street from the church parking lot, signs for Mayor James K. Hahn lined a chain-link fence that enclosed a vacant lot. But few early morning voters voiced much enthusiasm for Hahn, the son of late County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn.

"Sometimes political royalty have something they can deliver. But sometimes, it's just a name," said Hall Davidson, 55, director of educational services for a television station, who voted for Antonio Villaraigosa.

"I think Hahn may be more like that--just a name," Davidson said. "I just didn't see any reason to vote for Hahn. I didn't see any action coming out of that."

Jenny Skoble, 47, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, said she focuses most of her attention on state and national politics, but she voted for Villaraigosa because she felt he had more energy.

"Hahn just seems to me very much an old-time politician, a real insider. He had some questionable ethics, and he's certainly not a progressive leader," she said.

Skoble, who is from New York, said she thought Villaraigosa would bring "excitement, new ideas." She likened the prospect to New York city under Rudolph Guiliani.

"I didn't love his tactics," she said of Guiliani, "but it was really nice to not have squeegee guys on every corner. It was really nice that Grand Central Station be clean."

Crime was a concern for Manny Cordero, 30, a clinical researcher who voted for Hahn. He cited Hahn's recruitment of William J. Bratton to be police chief.

"I think Hahn's doing a good job. If he wasn't doing a good job, I'd be afraid to live in L.A," said Cordero. "I grew up in South Central L.A. and one of the biggest (issues) there was the police presence. I felt safer. There was a lot of gang violence, but at least there was a sense of safety."

Mary Ledding, 56, a lawyer for an entertainment company, also cited Bratton's presence as a reason she had voted for Hahn. But she said she was also turned off by Villaraigosa.

"I voted for Hahn mainly because I don't like the politicking history of Villaraigosa. He's a born and bred politician. He just struck me as smarmy," she said. Still, she said, she saw Hahn only as "the lesser of two evils."

Ledding said she was often disappointed with Hahn--especially during the transit strike.

"I wish he would have stepped in and settled it and spoken out about the need for public transportation in this city. It's a huge issue but it's like it's the issue of the forgotten people," she said.

--Times Staff Writer Nita Lelyveld

May 17, 2005 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Flora the liar and Playa Vista the thief, potato-sack racing it down the gutter, tripping and falling into a big pile of BS.

May 17, 2005 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SAVE BALLONA FROM FLORA!!!

SAVE BALLONA FROM FLORA!!!

SAVE BALLONA FROM FLORA!!!

May 17, 2005 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

just voted for hahn in cd 14, some of my nieghbors are also voting for hahn as well. a villaraigoza walker stopped by my home and they could not defend ADV, sent them out of the hood, hopefully they will vote otherwise. I truely believe Kabc is bias with their poll just as the LAT. soon we all will know tonight.

May 17, 2005 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the "grassroots" campaign of Flora from the putting green of Playa Vista execs? Maybe, it is from the practice greens of Brentwood Country Club. How can anyone from the hills of Brentwood claim to mount a "grassroots campaign"? Here is a bigger question: If Playa Vista is a "done deal", as Flora claims, then why have Playa Vista supporters, lawyers, lobbyists, and employees given almost 50% of regular contributions, and 50% of independent expenditures to Flora's campaign? Flora, owned by Playa Vista. Go home, Flora, go home to Brentwood.

May 17, 2005 12:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

17TH UNANSWERED HOMICIDE IN HOLLENBECK -- and still no response from the recently converted "law-and-order" councilmember Villatraogsoa.

REPORT

Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a male Iranian approximately 60 years of age.

On Monday, May 16, 2005, at approximately 1630 hours, Hollenbeck Patrol Officers responded to a radio call "Death Investigation" at 5301 Via Marisol Avenue in the City of Los Angeles.

Upon arrival the officers entered apartment No. 310 and discovered the victim in the living room area of his apartment, lying on a bed.

Further investigation revealed that the victim had sustained a single stab wound to the left side of his neck area. No suspect (s) were seen and there was no evidence of force entry into the residence.

Los Angeles City Fire Rescue Ambulance No. 47 responded to the scene and provided the victim with emergency medical treatment. The victim failed to respond and was pronounced dead at 1635 hours on May 16, 2005 by paramedics.

Los Angeles County Coroner's Investigator responded to the crime scene and took charge of the decedent. The Coroner Investigator's preliminary examination revealed the cause of death was attributed to a single stab wound to the left side of his neck. The decedent was transported to the Coroner's Office for further postmortem examination.

The public's assistance is requested in solving this murder. If anyone has information concerning this incident please contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Gutierrez or Caballero at (323) 526-3142 during normal business hours or the Hollenbeck Area Watch Commander at (213) 485-2942.

May 17, 2005 12:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV FUNDRAISER REMOVED FROM COUNTY POSITION!

Campaign "Monkey Business" Moves Closer to Home...


County Removes 7-Year Chief of AIDS Program; The official says he was not given a reason for the decision, which comes after a probe of his fundraising for Villaraigosa.
By Jack Leonard
Times Staff Writer

May 17, 2005

Health officials said Monday that the embattled head of Los Angeles County's AIDS program will no longer run the office, which doles out $82.5 million a year in government funding to community prevention and treatment programs.

Department of Health Services officials declined to explain the removal of Charles L. "Chuck" Henry as director of the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, a position he held for seven years.

Officials notified Henry's co-workers in a letter Friday that they were searching for a replacement to run the office but did not elaborate. Henry remains a county employee but his new role has yet to be determined, they said. Henry's attorney said his client had not been told why he was no longer director.

John F. Schunhoff, chief of operations at the public health agency and Henry's supervisor, acknowledged that Henry's departure came after a county investigation was completed last week into his role as a fundraiser for Los Angeles City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa's mayoral campaign.

Schunhoff declined to make the results public, but a preliminary investigation two months ago found that Henry had solicited campaign contributions for Villaraigosa from community groups that receive funds from Henry's office.

County investigators also discovered a fundraising flier for a Villaraigosa event on Henry's office computer, according to a March 7 memo from the top attorney to the county Board of Supervisors. County officials are prohibited from campaigning at work or using county resources to do so.

Henry's attorney, Winston Kevin McKesson, said neither he nor Henry had been given the results of the county's investigation. He said that Henry had done nothing wrong in working for Villaraigosa's campaign.

"Everything he did was open, obvious and above board," McKesson said. "He built a brick wall between his position in the county and his volunteer efforts for Villaraigosa."

Henry was hired in 1998 amid growing accusations of mismanagement at the AIDS office, which county auditors had long criticized for failing to adequately monitor contracts worth millions of dollars.

As director, Henry was a polarizing figure in the county's tight-knit but often fractious world of HIV and AIDS treatment providers. Some lauded his abilities to increase the amount of money the county received in state and federal grants, which rose by nearly 25% under his watch. Others accused him of favoritism in the way his office distributed those funds.

One of Henry's most vocal critics was Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation Inc., itself the subject of a critical county audit released Monday.

Auditors accused the nonprofit organization of overcharging the county $348,000 for services provided to AIDS patients at the group's Carl Bean House hospice in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Health officials said they intend to ask Weinstein to reimburse the county.

Weinstein sharply disputed the audit's findings, saying that the county had long accepted his agency's billing practices. He accused Henry of prompting the audit in retaliation for Weinstein's outspoken criticism of him and said he would fight any attempt to force him to return the money.

"There's no question that we spent the money we got in caring for those patients," Weinstein said.

May 17, 2005 12:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Much like the letters to the editor at the Daily News, Times letters are singularly without and voices of support for Antonio Villaraigosa following the Times endorsment:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Examining Candidates, Issues and Financing
Four years ago I voted for James K. Hahn for mayor. This election neither candidate looked appealing but I shifted my support to Antonio Villaraigosa. After giving it more thought I came back to Hahn. The reason: He won't be eligible to run again and he'll have more time to tend to city business instead of spending four years preparing to run for another term.

Richard Stalder
Chatsworth


Re "Contracts, Position Flow to Hahn Ally," May 10: It seems a tangled web of malfeasance has weaved its presence through the Port of Los Angeles. The practice of enriching a hand-chosen few with lucrative contracts and special favors has resulted in entrenched mediocrity and pervasive conflicts of interest. The port's $120-billion operation ought to be watched more carefully by the state and its citizens. A big thank you to The Times for shedding a little light on the tip of the iceberg.

Kathleen Woodfield
San Pedro


Re Hahn versus Villaraigosa: It's sickening to listen to the mudslinging! That won't get you elected mayor. In fact, it turns people off! Get to the issues.

Lillian Harrow
Los Angeles


Richard Hasen's idea of providing public campaign financing for city elections in the form of $25 vouchers for citizens to give to candidates (Commentary, May 10) is an interesting way to address L.A.'s campaign financing crisis.

Unfortunately, it would reinforce the negatives of the existing system. Without a mechanism for providing funds to strong but little-known candidates so they can get their message out, it would lock in the popularity contest aspect of private fundraising. It would reward the best-known candidates with the most dollars instead of leveling the playing field.

Conversely, under a Clean Money full public financing system, all candidates who qualify for public grants receive equal amounts of funding to run their campaigns after they've proven their viability by showing a broad base of support, refusing private donations, and agreeing to limit campaign spending.

Aaron D. Cervantes
Latino Outreach Manager
California Clean Money Campaign, Los Angeles

May 17, 2005 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The "natives" are obviously restless on Mount Washington, Antiono Villaraigosa's home community for more than a decade. On the very EVE (coincidence) of a vote to make their "Lackluster" City Councilmember mayor of L.A., the largest homeowners group (the one not controlled by ADV supporters), issues a stern warning re: a local issue that definitely sounds like they are at least a little skeptical about Antonio's ability to "kiss the boo-boo away" if/when he becomes mayor - as he promised at a community meeting about the time of the L.A. primary. Is FAITH in local "chieftan" Villaraigosa crumbling all around his holy hill (and if so, is it any wonder -- these people's children would have attended the high school lost to one of Villaraigosa's camapign supporters under very suspicious circumstances).

Maybe they are coming to understand that when he says he "supports" something, Antonio speaks with "forked tongue?"

For immediate release:

May 16, 2005

MOUNT WASHINGTON HOMEOWNERS’ ALLIANCE REJECTS AUTRY MUSEUM OFFER TO EXPLORE “ALTERNATIVE” USES OF THE SOUTHWEST MUSEUM CAMPUS

Alliance Also Calls Upon The Southwest Museum Coalition To Consider An Autry Membership Boycott And An Autry Donor Education Project Until The Autry Makes An Appropriate Commitment To Operate The Southwest Museum

Today the Executive Committee of the Mount Washington Homeowners’; Alliance (“Alliance”), the largest community-based organization in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Mount Washington, issued a letter to the Board of Directors of the Autry National Center (“Autry”) communicating the Alliance general membership’s unanimous rejection of the Autry’s recent public declaration that it would move the Southwest Museum to a new $100 million building to be constructed in Griffith Park and commence a public input process to identify “alternative” uses for the Mount Washington campus of the Southwest Museum.

A few years ago, when the Southwest Museum was struggling financially, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage entered into negotiations to assume operations of the Southwest Museum and its priceless treasure trove of Native American artifacts and art. As part of the Merger Agreement eventually approved by the former Board of Directors of the Southwest Museum and the California Attorney General, the Autry agreed to prepare a Master Plan studying the two museums and their operation under the umbrella name of the “Autry National Center.” This study has never been prepared and released to the public yet in early March of 2005 the Autry announced that it had decided to build a new building for the Southwest Museum on taxpayer-owned land in Griffith Park next to the existing Museum of the American West. In its press release, the Autry also publicly announced that:

“The project will physically merge the multiple institutions that have come together in recent years to form the Autry National Center. A large portion of the Autry’s expansion will be dedicated to the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, quintupling the gallery space currently devoted to its world-class collection.”

The Autry’s press release indicated that other uses would be explored for the current campus of the Southwest Museum: “Los Angeles architect Brenda Levin and urban planner Fred Glick are exploring potential future uses of the 12-acre Mt. Washington campus. . . .”

Public response to the Autry’s announcement that it would “physically merge” the Museum of the American West and the Southwest Museum was met with universal condemnation by elected officials and the 75-member community-based Southwest Museum Coalition. A public meeting was held on March 30, 2005, attended by over 250 community residents and organizational representatives where a motion was adopted that until the Autry made a legally binding commitment to continue to operate the Southwest Museum on Mount Washington, it should be denied any further development permits to use taxpayer-owned lands in Griffith Park. In the context of these events, at the Alliance’s General Membership meeting on Monday, May 9, 2005, the organization considered and adopted all but one of four motions unanimously. The first motion was based upon the initial policy position taken on March 30, 2005 by the 75-member Southwest Museum Coalition. This motion called upon the Autry to make a legally binding commitment to operate the Southwest Museum as a condition of being allowed to construct any new facility in Griffith Park. Victoria Tanaka, President of the Alliance, observed: “The Coalition has sought for two years to work with the Autry and seek an amicable resolution of concerns about the Autry’s stewardship of the Southwest Museum and its collection. The current Autry plan to toss aside the nationally significant Southwest Museum campus and the investment of millions of dollars of taxpayer transportation funds to build a rail station at the Southwest Museum, without ever fulfilling its promise to conduct a Master Plan study of the entire Autry National Center, is unconscionable. We reluctantly found it necessary to ask our Coalition partners to take a stronger stand against the Autry’s current course.”

The Alliance put on the table three other strong responses to recent Autry actions. The second motion directed the Board of the Alliance to send a letter to the Autry rejecting any proposal to explore alternative uses for the Mount Washington campus of the Southwest Museum until a public input process on uses complementary to the Southwest Museum were first explored -- a promise made to the Alliance membership by the Autry’s CEO, John Gray, last year and never implemented by the Autry. The motion also called upon the Southwest Museum Coalition to work with elected officials to conduct an immediate public input process (with or without Autry cooperation) to identify uses complementary to the Southwest Museum location in order to enhance possible revenue streams to support the Southwest Museum location.

The third motion adopted by the membership of the Alliance called upon the Southwest Museum Coalition to obtain legal counsel and work with elected officials to ask the California Attorney General to open an investigation of the Autry’s fulfillment of promises made in the Merger Agreement with the former Board of the Southwest Museum. The California Attorney General has jurisdiction and enforcement authority over charitable organizations including museums such as the Autry.

The fourth motion, which passed with one opposed and three abstaining, called upon the Southwest Museum Coalition, in the absence of fulfillment of the Autry’s legal and moral obligations to the Southwest Museum, to commence a wide-spread Internet-based campaign to convince Autry members to boycott renewal of their memberships until the Autry makes proper legally binding commitments to the Southwest Museum. Furthermore, the motion called upon the Coalition to also use the Internet-based campaign to educate Autry donors of the substance of the wide-spread objections to the plan to “physically merge” the two museums and call upon such donors to withhold donations or further pledges to the Griffith Park building until there is a resolution of this dispute.

The Alliance’s letter to the Autry indicated that the Alliance would withhold urging the Southwest Museum Coalition to conduct a boycott and donor education program if the Autry offered some concrete commitment to satisfactorily resolve this controversy within the next 45 days.

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MOTIONS RELATING TO THE SOUTHWEST MUSEUM
Adopted May 9, 2005 General Membership Meeting Mount Washington Homeowners’ Alliance

1. Motion Urging The Autry National Center to Commit to Southwest Museum:

Having been entrusted with the Southwest Museum’s assets and priceless collection through a Merger Agreement with the former
Southwest Museum Board of Trustees in which Autry National Center made certain promises to the former Southwest Museum Board members and the California Attorney General, having been entrusted with a nationally historic building in which millions of state and local transportation funds have been expended to establish a Southwest Museum public rail station at its front door, and occupying taxpayer-owned public lands in Griffith Park free of charge for the Museum of the American West, the Autry National Center has both a legal and moral responsibility to maintain and revitalize the Southwest Museum’s Mount Washington home so that it will play as much of an integral role in the future cultural and economic development of Los Angeles as it did in the past.

The Mount Washington Homeowners’ Alliance joins the Southwest Museum Coalition and other organizations in urging that as a condition of being allowed to retain perpetual possession of the Southwest Museum collection and as a condition of a perpetual permit allowing the maintenance of (or new development of) Autry museum facilities in Griffith Park on lands owned by the taxpayers of the City of Los Angeles, the Board of the Autry National Center make a legally binding commitment for the perpetual maintenance and operation of Mount Washington’s Southwest Museum venue as a primary exhibition site of its collection.

Further, in addition to fulfilling all legal commitments contained in the Southwest Museum/Autry Western Heritage Museum Merger Agreement, the Alliance calls upon the Autry National Center to commit to a thorough programmatic study to determine how the Casa de Adobe and Southwest Museum may continue to be operated in a manner consistent with its founders’ vision, as a reflection of the cultural, historical and artistic heritage of the Southwest, of California, and of the City of Los Angeles.

2. Motion To Initiate The Public Input Process For The Museum In The Absence Of Any Process From The Autry National Center:

The Mount Washington Homeowners' Alliance calls upon and will support and assist the Southwest Museum Coalition and offices of elected officials to conduct one or more community meetings to solicit public input on other complementary uses for the Southwest Museum campus that are consistent with the continued operation of the Mount Washington campus as a primary exhibition location of the Southwest collection -- consistent with the vision and tradition of Charles Lummis, founder of the Southwest Museum. Furthermore the Alliance directs its Board to send a letter to the Autry National Center objecting to an Autry-sponsored public process that only explores alternative uses for the Mount Washington campus instead of carrying out the representations of Executive Director John Gray, made to the Alliance at a meeting last year, that the Autry would carry out a public input process to explore uses complementary to the Southwest Museum operation on Mount Washington.

3. Motion Calling For Enforcement Of The Southwest Museum - Autry Museum Merger Agreement:

The Mount Washington Homeowners' Alliance urges the Southwest Museum Coalition to retain expert legal counsel in non-profit organizations to investigate whether there has been or will soon be a breach of the Autry/Southwest Museum Merger Agreement. If such a breach has occurred or is imminent, the Southwest Museum Coalition is encouraged to work with elected officials to call upon the California Attorney General to open an investigation of the Autry National Center's compliance with the Merger Agreement and to take all appropriate enforcement actions necessary to obtain a legally binding commitment from the Autry National Center to maintain and operate the Southwest Museum in perpetuity as a condition of perpetual possession of the
Southwest Museum collection.

4. Call Upon The Southwest Museum Coalition To Organize An Autry Membership Boycott And Donor Education Drive:

The Mount Washington Homeowners' Alliance calls upon the Southwest Museum Coalition to organize an Internet-based lobbying campaign to spread across Los Angeles and California messages calling for members and donors of the Autry National Center to withhold renewal of memberships and condition any financial support of the Autry National Center's preservation of the Southwest Museum collection upon the Autry entering into a legally binding agreement with the California Attorney General to maintain and operate the Southwest Museum at the historic and culturally significant Mount Washington campus envisioned and constructed by the founder of the museum, Charles Lummis.

For more information:
Mark Kenyon (323) 227-6491
Daniel Wright (323) 223-4797
Victoria Tanaka (323) 223-0944

May 17, 2005 12:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Earlier poster said: "Didn't you see today's Daily News editorial? It clearly points out that Villaraigosa has the Republican fiscal positions, not Hahn!"

With ADV "positions" mean nothing - because he has no intention of abiding by them. The ONLY
"position" he is ever concerned with is the next political position for HIM.

Do you know what his "positions" were in 2003 running for City Council.

1) I will not run for mayor, I will serve a full term... (enough said).

2) "12 homicides in CD14 in the first part of 2003 is TOO MANY -- it's the fault of the sitting councilmember. CD14 deserves better (me)." Two years late 16 HOMICIDES in the same period of time...

3) "Sitting councilmember (in 2003) has done some good things, but I'LL do MORE." He did FAR less by ANY measuring method...

4) "Budget cuts won't stop me from doing better, I have connections and can add funds from outside sources." Not ONLY not true, he spent $1 million LESS than he was allowed of the CITY budget within his district.

5) "I am committed to Open Space." Six major attempts to save open space by his constituents, totalling nearly 100 acres in heavily congested areas -- he was NO help whatsover; nearly ALL are now being overdeveloped, others are in limbo.

6) "My staff will be head and shoulders above the old CM's staff."
Constituents, including his OWN supporters dread dealing with his staff -- and THEY have alos been far less productive the previous staff by ANY measure.

7) "I will be there, and will ROLL UP MY SLEEVES" (yes, he said it then, too). He has been in his district, in his council seat during sessions, and in his committee assignments LESS than any other current councilmember. His absentee rate if higher the the NEXT THREE CM's in line behind that record.

8) "I will bring people together." He has torn people, communities and neighborhood councils apart. Two NCs in his district were the first to be threatened with decertification. Opposition to him a FAR greater and more poisonous that when he ran to unseat a relatively popular CM in 2003. His staff is abusives and unprofessional. He has rewarded campaign contributors with favors while snubbing others (there are ethics complaints on file -- at least a dozen at last count).

THAT is what becomes of ADV's positions.

It's ALL about his career... HE wants to be on the TOP, while screwing his constituents -- that's the ONLY position that counts in the end.

May 17, 2005 12:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If he has "Republican fiscal positions" then why are all the liberal democrats following him around?

May 17, 2005 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was the only person voting at my Brentwood precinct in CD 11 today. A few more signs in the Palisades will not give Flora a victory. If she wins (and that's a very big if) it will be because of her increasingly dirty campaign tactics. But those only show that Rick Taylor is getting very desperate. I predict Bill Rosendahl by 4.

May 17, 2005 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What are all of you AV haters going to do tomorrow once he slaughters your boy this evening. Poor Mayor Sam, there goes all of your traffic once the third floor gets fired!

May 17, 2005 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Report from Echo Park at Morton. Enthusiasm was high for AV. Good turn out. This once Latino precinct has turned decidely white and the buzz in the air was about AV's victory tonight.

May 17, 2005 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just voted, 4 votes for Hahn from my household.

May 17, 2005 1:19 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

I can't say it's been fun OR educational; more like working a suicide hotline alone on a rainy Thanksgiving day. . .

Regardless of outcome, THIS blogger won't be back! If by chance I'm right and ADV® loses (again) - it's not a real "win" because he's still the "honorary" CM for CD14 -- plus, I don't enjoy gloating. Also, it's not a "game" to have the communities you love neglected so criminally back home.

If I'm wrong (sorry -- you can't call it "sour grapes" in advance. . .), and on July 1 Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa becomes the least-skilled mayor in the history of this great city, then have a blast gloating behind my "back" -- I won't give you the pleasure of my checking back to see.

But, THEN. . . look up the phrase "phyrric victory" and memorize it well -- because based on every ounce of history and factual data, ADV®'s move into the Mayor's office would be the last "movement" the city sees for many years.

Retiring "SacramentoNighties" also means a few other "identities" are no more. If you hadn't started to suspect, then that explains why the ADV® con job has so easily fooled many here. Also checking out are:

"Anon-In-the-Know"

"Republican-Against-ADV"

. . . and a few recurring anonymous posters that I just think of as:

-- "ADV® is a pathological liar; prove me wrong" (and no one ever did)

-- The "80 INVISIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES" taunter

-- ends every post with "HA!" derider

-- "no charge for that, Jim Hahn" (also true)

... plus a couple I can't really characterize with any specific.

L.A. DOES deserve better than James Hahn, but no city deserves what being "led" by ADV®'s incompetence would entail.

Hasta Muchachitas!

May 17, 2005 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Anon:
12:35 PM, May 17, 2005

Anonymous said...
If he has "Republican fiscal positions" then why are all the liberal democrats following him around?

12:35 PM, May 17, 2005


Inside every Democrat is a Republican just waiting to come out!

May 17, 2005 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But usually they have to be mugged first!

May 17, 2005 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

GOOD riddance, nighty nites!

May 17, 2005 1:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't go away bittre just go away.

May 17, 2005 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think the saying goes that if you can't take the heat...Good riddance.

May 17, 2005 1:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Westwood voter for Hahn. Cast my vote earlier today.

May 17, 2005 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is Rick Taylor so good at what he does?

Because as a respectable, ethical businessman and lobbyist for developers and businesses he is still so damn smart to say the following, from the L.A. TImes:

'Rick Taylor, Krisiloff's campaign consultant, said:

"This is a woman who developers feared the most in the town when she was on the Planning Commission because she held them up to a very high level."'

It's exactly the reason why I, as a builder AND an environmentalist (yes, you certainly can be both), will go to him next year when I'm ready to subdivide my lots in Mar Vista.

And Rick will be able to walk me right through the front door of Councilmember Krisiloff's office, and I will have no problem getting my variance and lot line adjustment.

Viva Rick!

May 17, 2005 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would say that Rick might be able to walk you to private citizen Mrs. "My greatest accomplishment is raising my children" Kristoloff's front door but I doubt she'll still be speaking to him at that point.

May 17, 2005 1:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Two words why Hahn will win the African-American vote, and the election:

Nate Holden.

Two words why Hahn will cut deeply into ADV's Latino base:

Gil Cedillo

Cedillo is the true champion for immigrants, and has the courage to stand up to the fascists. He will win the fight to give drivers' licenses to ALL immigrants regardless of status.

Two words why Hahn will win the business vote:

Eric Garcetti.

Garcetti has effectively slowed down the creeps at LAANE who are trying to stop economic development in black and brown neighborhoods. Garcetti has earned the trust of the business community -- and they will come out en masse for Hahn because of Garcetti's endorsement.

ADV is toast.

May 17, 2005 2:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are veterano (slang term for ex gang bangers) in El Sereno driving in a small burgundy truck taking all of the Hahn signs down. It confirms this, that the Villaraigosa staff/volunteers are threatened by a mere sign. They must have psychological problems out in El Sereno.

May 17, 2005 2:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AKA "OG" elsewhere...

May 17, 2005 2:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

At this very moment, Krisiloff employees are trying to steal the election. At the polling place at the Mar Vista Family Center, they are being allowed to walk spanish-speaking voters right into the polling booth and give them directions on how to vote.

The attorneys have been notified.

If Soboroff can't buy the election for her, she will try to steal it.

May 17, 2005 2:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Saw Kam and Carrick go into the Mayor's office for a long time this afternoon. I hear they're drafting the concession speech.

May 17, 2005 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what is OG?

May 17, 2005 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Voted for HAHN during my lunch time.

May 17, 2005 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is there any way to find out who is winning this election right now?

May 17, 2005 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you get a license plate on that truck?

May 17, 2005 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Voted for Villaraigosa, Rosendahl and No on A and B this morning. Westchester neighbors are doing the same.

May 17, 2005 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OG = "original gangsta"

May 17, 2005 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My wife and I voted for Hahn, we hope he wins.

May 17, 2005 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its still sour gapes, Sacto.

May 17, 2005 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Macintire radio phone-in calls this morning were 11 Hahn, 9 Villaraigosa. Not that good for a conservative talk show, but could have been planst.

May 17, 2005 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, I did not take the license number down. I don't really care who wins in this election, my interest is in studying human behavior. This election has been interesting.

May 17, 2005 2:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This morning it looked like the bloggers had given up, but not to worry, they just got a late start.

Mayor Sam, you have created a monster!

May 17, 2005 2:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Blogging is the new mode of media.

May 17, 2005 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Watching veteranos is not studying "human" behavor.

May 17, 2005 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

unless more intelligent minds prevail the monster this blog helped create will be ADV

May 17, 2005 2:25 PM  

Anonymous cmk said:

1. my family of 3 voted in mount washington - along with all the others for the neighbor we have faith in: AV.

2. "anonymous": you're wrong about the open space issue (as well as the others, but no time to rebut). i attended dedication of 20 acres november 2003. and - funding for ascot hills was a huge open space triumph for AV! and, if you're talking "elephant hill" that 15 acres subdivision was approved 15 years ago.

3. and, a word to "sacramento nighties": if you're going to ask people to remember a fancy phrase: you'd better know how to spell it. it's "pyrrhic" victory, not "phyrric" !!

May 17, 2005 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The election and reactions of those in the competition is studying human behavior. The veteranos just happened to be blocking my way when they decided to jump off the truck and grab the signs off the lawn. Get serious, I have no interest in veteranos themselves, but reporting it in detail. Are you offended or maybe it was you pulling those signs off the lawns.

May 17, 2005 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with the poster of studying human behavior. Veteranos are a species of their own. They used to kill people, take drugs, break the law constantly, and now reformed they do less aggressive things like tear down signs for ADV.

May 17, 2005 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mark XXXX for ?

May 17, 2005 2:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SacramentoNighties, you will be missed. You are one of the best bloggers on this site. Many times you made fools out of the ADV cult and still they cannot get over it.

May 17, 2005 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Take this with you to the polls:

Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor

Bill Rosendahl for City Council

No on Measure A

May 17, 2005 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Comment on Antonio's Website:

NO SOY CIUDADANO, SOY MEXICANO, ANTONIO TE DESEO SUERTE. TU ERES EL FUERTE

(roughly translated): I AM NOT A CITIZEN, I AM MEXICAN, GOOD LUCK, ANTONIO.

Then? (MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU)?

Apparently illegal alien Star Wars fans are big fans of ADV, as well.

May 17, 2005 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, 2:28 p.m. Everyone here spells so well. Lets check grammar too and punctuation while were at it.

May 17, 2005 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think the last part, 2:35 P.M., is more like "you are a power/force" - but I'll defer to Spanish speakers.

May 17, 2005 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only thing the ADV lover from his 'hood can comment about SN's dig on ADV is the spelling of one word. Funny.

May 17, 2005 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Two words why "Anon 2:01" will be helping Hahn clean out his office tonight: "Dumb shit"

May 17, 2005 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wish Hahn had had one vote for every time an ADV lover here posted one-line insults like that as rebuttles to real, well constructed arguments against Antonio. Hahn would have won the primary by a majority.

May 17, 2005 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They are not the most clever bloggers around, are they?

May 17, 2005 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone see the Soboroff piece for Flora this morning?

May 17, 2005 2:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When did Parke move to MountWashington?

May 17, 2005 2:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Got the Soboroff "newspaper" this morning pimping for Flora. It will work well for the bottom of the bird cage.

May 17, 2005 2:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The CD11 people came alive the last couple weeks, huh!

May 17, 2005 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Two words why Hahn will cut deeply into ADV's Latino base:

Gil Cedillo

Cedillo is the true champion for immigrants, and has the courage to stand up to the fascists. He will win the fight to give drivers' licenses to ALL immigrants regardless of status."

Let's see; does this mean that Hahn gets all the illegal alien vote?

What a great country!!!

May 17, 2005 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why not? Looks like Tony Villar is getting the Star Wars alien vote.

May 17, 2005 2:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CD11 has been rock'n and roll'n since last year. Where have you been??????

May 17, 2005 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

whos got exit polling???

May 17, 2005 2:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hadn't noticed, but how can they say Hahn is boring compared to the two council candidates in CD11. YAWN

May 17, 2005 2:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For reals I saw part of one of their debates on the city channel. I couldn't pry myself on.

May 17, 2005 3:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like Hahn is getting the washed old hag actress vote.

12:40 p.m. Robertson Honda, North Hollywood

Many Los Angeles residents were casting their ballots at places where they normally conduct business.

At Robertson Honda on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, a polling place had been set up next to the cars on the showroom floor. Few voters arrived there late in the morning, although the receptionist dutifully asked those who approached her desk, "Are you here to vote today or are you looking for a Honda?"

Dinah Rogers, 72, an actress, came out to vote as she always does, casting her ballots in support of Hahn and against Measure A.

She credited Hahn for reducing crime and trying to improve public transportation, she said. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I think he deserves another chance," Rogers said of Hahn.

May 17, 2005 3:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THIEVERY AT MAYOR SAM'S.......

The "VOTE" graphic at the top of this thread was STOLEN, without giving credit, from:

http://www.holycross.edu/departments/dos/vote/images/vote.jpg

After ALL that crap about Hahn's campaign getting caught in the COOKIE JAR.

HOW COULD YOU!

(Check for yourself -- right click "properties" on your mouse on top of the image!)

SO VERY typical!

May 17, 2005 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, I am the graphic artist weho designed that for "Rock the Vote" and I recognize the color scheme and placement.

I will be filing suit with the city attorney in the morning.

Does anyone have the website for Rockard J. Degaldillo they could provide.

Marvin Heimlich

May 17, 2005 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's so much worse, ANON, in just the past seven days, Sister City has lifted graphics from the following sites (several of which I am sure are copyrighted, such as Time Inc. - without any permission or credit being given:

http://www.iliumsoft.com/

http://myth.cside1.com/

http://www.lottaliving.com/

http://www.lacityneighborhoods.com/

http://i.timeinc.net/

http:///jpg3.lapl.org/

http://www.stuartwaldman.com/

http://bcsia.ksg.harvard.edu/

http://lagop.org/

http://www.supportlahotelworkers.com/

May 17, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous cmk said:

funny that i posted only a spelling error re: sacramentonighties' AV-bashing fest? nah! she's just not worth that much of my time and energy that i'd choose to rebut everything she said!!

May 17, 2005 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can't not won't. Transparent.

May 17, 2005 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CAUGHT, MAYOR SPAM - better remove ALL the stolen graphics. YOu're DEAD MEAT if someone got a screen save.

May 17, 2005 4:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THIEVERY AT MAYOR SAM'S.......

The "VOTE" graphic at the top of this thread was STOLEN, without giving credit, from:

http://www.holycross.edu/departments/dos/vote/images/vote.jpg

After ALL that crap about Hahn's campaign getting caught in the COOKIE JAR.

HOW COULD YOU!

(Check for yourself -- right click "properties" on your mouse on top of the image!)

SO VERY typical!

May 17, 2005 4:19 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Anon 4:15 - eat my shorts.

If I went down on your loser about to be booted out Mayor candidate, you wouldn't bitch.

But you are so sad. Nothing to do now but attack Mayor Sam.

Shit all over me away dum dum!

May 17, 2005 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AND now it's gone. So you DO live on the BLOG!

(Which one of you owners is from Holy Cross?)

Best go back and wipe the "Hahn stole this thread completely clean hypocrite!)

May 17, 2005 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Live by the blog attacks die by the blog attacks (I'm a Huggy Boy guy myself).

May 17, 2005 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FYI - Hahn's concession speech is set for about 9:30 this evening.

May 17, 2005 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHOA dude, Time-Life has big bucks and two whole floors or attorneys.

Better make tracks now.

May 17, 2005 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you think that Time Warner cares that some two shit blog that gets maybe a couple of hundred readers a day is linking to their stuff? Its promotion for them if anything.

Some of you people need to get a life. When Mayor Sam was bashing Antonio, you were right there with him (or her?).

You are the hypocrites!

May 17, 2005 4:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Exit poll showing Hahn in trouble.

May 17, 2005 4:26 PM  

Anonymous cmk said:

rocky delgadillo:
http://www.lacity.org/atty/

May 17, 2005 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My exit poll says this is the legal end for Mayor Sam. Time, Inc. legal gets an e-mail today, with screen dump.

Yes, they are VERY protective of their images and copyrights - a whole team of lawyers just for that.

(What's the Holy Cross connection? Is this blog some experiment from their Poli Sci dept.?)

May 17, 2005 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Nacho the Great said:

keep clicking dum dum you keep making mayor sam more money - man you guys are morons!

May 17, 2005 4:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Exit polls were wrong in the primary, look back.

May 17, 2005 4:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YEAH, how many millions of "clicks" will it take to pay off Time-Life? 15 Trillion. I'll try and do my part.

May 17, 2005 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam is the only complains about cutting and pasting.

May 17, 2005 4:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A lawsuit will reveal who's really behind the blog, boy that will be funny.

May 17, 2005 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

shoudlnt you be phone banking for hahn or walking precinks? man you waste your time on the blog...maybe hahn don't want you on his campane.

May 17, 2005 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well if Antonio wins, is Jose Huizar ready to step into a big boy campaign. He's never been tried nor tested and there are plenty of people in the 14th district looking for revenge. Enrique Gasca, welcome to the big boy stage, there won't be any mercy for you.

May 17, 2005 4:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn, who? I'm after a real thief, not innuendo - Mayor Spam!

May 17, 2005 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Nacho the Great said:

Hahn is pissed Mayor sam cost him the election.

May 17, 2005 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Time to yank this whole thread - too incriminating.

May 17, 2005 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RIGHT! Jim Hahn is blogging to expose and anonymous pussy like Mayor Sam.

I think he's probably busy!

May 17, 2005 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV lovers said this blog was no important, now it cost Jim the election? Bozos.

May 17, 2005 4:39 PM  

Anonymous Nacho the Great said:

Jose is a pussy, bring back Pacheco.

May 17, 2005 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stop with your threats to Mayor Sam. You can't sue a dead guy!

May 17, 2005 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi
Leon P. Kass M.D. & David Picotte

Nice to know your interested in California politics

May 17, 2005 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn doesn't care about the blog, its his sycophants that are pissed.

May 17, 2005 4:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No it is
Patterico


Pronounced "Patter-EE-koh"

May 17, 2005 4:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Hahn loses the election, it is his own fault, not some blog!

May 17, 2005 4:43 PM  

Blogger Republican for AV said:

Jim, Carrick and Kam are holed up in Room 300 writing the concession speech. Speech at 9:30 P.M. so we can all go to bed early tonight.

Kam is looking for a job and looking for his money.

Carrick is counting his money.

Jim is looking foreward to more time with his family.

What goes around comes around.

May 17, 2005 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't there a TONY VILLAR supporter on this board who can pull their head out of their ass long enough to admit that this was a bonehead move?

We can all debate how major or minor this is, issue wise. But you have to admit it was pretty dumb to just copy something wholesale from the HOLY CROSS home page, and put it right on your own -- without changing it one bit.

I mean, c'mon folks, can't we all agree that this was stupid?

May 17, 2005 4:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not sickofpants, 4:41 p.m. noni. I wear them all the time.

May 17, 2005 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

17TH UNANSWERED HOMICIDE IN HOLLENBECK -- and still no response from the recently converted "law-and-order" councilmember Villatraogsoa.

REPORT

Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a male Iranian approximately 60 years of age.

On Monday, May 16, 2005, at approximately 1630 hours, Hollenbeck Patrol Officers responded to a radio call "Death Investigation" at 5301 Via Marisol Avenue in the City of Los Angeles.

Upon arrival the officers entered apartment No. 310 and discovered the victim in the living room area of his apartment, lying on a bed.

Further investigation revealed that the victim had sustained a single stab wound to the left side of his neck area. No suspect (s) were seen and there was no evidence of force entry into the residence.

Los Angeles City Fire Rescue Ambulance No. 47 responded to the scene and provided the victim with emergency medical treatment. The victim failed to respond and was pronounced dead at 1635 hours on May 16, 2005 by paramedics.

Los Angeles County Coroner's Investigator responded to the crime scene and took charge of the decedent. The Coroner Investigator's preliminary examination revealed the cause of death was attributed to a single stab wound to the left side of his neck. The decedent was transported to the Coroner's Office for further postmortem examination.

The public's assistance is requested in solving this murder. If anyone has information concerning this incident please contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Gutierrez or Caballero at (323) 526-3142 during normal business hours or the Hollenbeck Area Watch Commander at (213) 485-2942.

May 17, 2005 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mi nombre es Ulisses y soy estupido
Mayor sam es estupido tambien
vamos ir a comprar elotes hoy
y comer con villaraigosa

May 17, 2005 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Norris Poulson said:

Mayor Sam didn't copy it, he linked to it. Its just like a newspaper showing you a photo of a website or a shot from a movie.

What Jim Hahn did was take a graphic from Villaraigosa and made it look like his own.

Nonetheless, the designer didn't care.

May 17, 2005 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Redpath
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Time Inc.

legal@timewarner.com

Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictions
This site is controlled and operated by Time Warner Inc. at One Time Warner Center, New York, NY 10019. The phone number is (212) 484-8000. All material on this site, including, but not limited to images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights which are owned and controlled by Time Warner, its related companies or by other parties that have licensed their material to Time Warner. Material on timewarner.com or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Time Warner is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by e-mail or other electronic means, without the express prior written consent of Time Warner. Use of the materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment, or use of the materials for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of Time Warner's copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited.

May 17, 2005 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn 36.1 %
Villaraigosa 63.9 %

May 17, 2005 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What part of this do you not understand?


MATERIAL ON TIMEWARNER.COM OR ANY WEB SITE OWNED, OPERATED, LICENSED OR CONTROLLED BY TIME WARNER IS SOLELY FOR YOUR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE. SUCH MATERIAL MAY NOT BE COPIED, REPRODUCED, REPUBLISHED, MODIFIED, UPLOADED, POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR DISTRIBUTED IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING BY E-MAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF TIME WARNER.

May 17, 2005 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

... WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF TIME WARNER.

May 17, 2005 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In November of 2002 a small mailer went out to the 14th District. It asked,"Would you let the 14th District be another one night stand for Antonio Villaraigosa?"

I guess Ricardo Torres, was right. But two ineffective years in politics is more akin to a five minute squirt at the bus station rest room.

Can we now get on with the real work at hand 14th District? We were on the path before LLoyd passed away. I don't care if Pacheco comes back - I do care that his staff comes back.

May 17, 2005 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Redpath
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Time Inc.

(Now what was that misssspelled "p" Victory word Sacto used?)

May 17, 2005 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://i.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/1996/1101960115_400.jpg

http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/2005/05/bratton-run-for-border.html


SUCH MATERIAL MAY NOT BE COPIED, REPRODUCED, REPUBLISHED, MODIFIED, UPLOADED, POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR DISTRIBUTED IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING BY E-MAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF TIME WARNER.

May 17, 2005 4:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

low-level INTERNET indictments, coming down (HERE) soon...

May 17, 2005 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Spam's got her tit in a wringer...

May 17, 2005 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some of you folks got too much time on your hands to be researching copyright issues. How about doing something useful after the polls close like cleaning up campaign signs illegally posted all over the city?

May 17, 2005 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where's the Chief Parker expose on the 100 plus neigborhood watches in Hollenbeck?

May 17, 2005 5:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Express written consent" is some pretty big words there, dudes!

May 17, 2005 5:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NEW neighborhood watches, remember.

May 17, 2005 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn 50
ADV 50

Mayor Sam "1 to 5" in Club Fed.

May 17, 2005 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The rest of the city will now feel the pain of the 14th District.

3 to 1 odds on a major, emabrassing scandal in the first 60 days of a Tony adminstration.

May 17, 2005 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I predict a loser liberal Democrat will be elected. During the winner’s term, we will hear about many fantastic programs, however, at the end of the day – there will be the same number of gangs and murders and the children of Los Angeles will continue to lack the basic skills to exist in the modern world (unless you are upper-middle class or above – if so, don’t worry you will “feel good” about a liberal Democrat being in charge).

May 17, 2005 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Copyright infringement? Know a good lawyer, Mayor Sam?

I understand Nick Pacheco is in private practice (even after being painted as corrupt by ADV for months). Not a shred of evidence against him.

Go figure.

May 17, 2005 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:21 where have you been Wacko Walter?

May 17, 2005 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Predictions on how long before this graphic disappears?

http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/2005/05/bratton-run-for-border.html

Blog betting pool, any one?

May 17, 2005 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If all the polls are correct, Pacheco won't be in private practice for much longer. As Tony's torch bearer, Huizar, are you ready to defend his record in the 14th.

Just like Tony, leave someone else holding the bag. In all my years that I used to smoke out with that "codo", he never did once buy some "mota" - he just mooched off others.

May 17, 2005 5:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jim Hahn maybe free to practice law again soon, Mayor Sam -- nah, never mind.

Not a good idea!

May 17, 2005 5:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Exit polling data? Anyone?

Will the City Clerk be able to count the Ink-a-vote ballot this time?

May 17, 2005 5:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

White-bloggar crime, Mayor Sam. Too bad you backed the one candidate in this race that is not a good lawyer.

May 17, 2005 5:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If exit polls were looking that good for Antonio, MEAT would have be here by now. its closer than they thought.

May 17, 2005 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not a good lawyer? Not even a laeyer at all, but you can't knock for trying - 4 times.

May 17, 2005 5:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT's driving around those vans in El Sereno.

May 17, 2005 5:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Republican for AV:

You lie like a rug. You said one hour ago that Jim Hahn was AT City Hall. Not true. No concession speeches are being written at all.

Jim Hahn is calling voters and is NOT doing it from City Hall.

You just totally made that up.

I'm in the northwest valley making phone calls for Jim Hahn right now. I've got undecided Republican voters and it's not that hard to convince them to go vote.

Three votes for Jim Hahn in my house!

May 17, 2005 5:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Tony were so far ahead, surely MEAT would have time to come on here and gloat. What are those exit polls saying? Is turn out that low? Could it be, can it be, will it be, another Hahn upset?

May 17, 2005 5:59 PM  

Blogger S.F. said:

What the hell happened to Ink-a-vote? I walk into the polling place and they hand me a ballot and a skanky, much-used magic marker. Jeez, how about some consistency, people?

Anyway, light turnout in Los Feliz, at least when I was there.

Voted for Villaraigosa. Hope you all did the same.

May 17, 2005 6:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And what are you telling those NW SFV Republicans? Is Hahn going to put in a trash tax and place a $1 billion sidewalk repaving bond on the ballot?

May 17, 2005 6:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

VILLARAIGOSA FOR MAYOR!!!
VILLARAIGOSA FOR MAYOR!!!
VILLARAIGOSA FOR MAYOR!!!

May 17, 2005 6:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like the old black people are voting for Antonio after all
4:30 p.m. Lula Washington Dance Theater, Crenshaw

Medgar Parrish, 41, and his wife, Doryce, 42, said they both voted for Villaraigosa. Medgar Parrish said he was disappointed that Hahn had replaced former Police Chief Bernard Parks with William J. Bratton.

"I probably would have voted for Parks if he had gone farther," said Medgar Parrish, referring to Parks' failed mayoral bid in the March primary. Of his vote for Villaraigosa, he said, "It's the lesser of two evils."

Doryce said Villaraigosa's pledge to wield more influence over Los Angeles' schools system swayed her vote.

"His wife is a teacher," she said. "So he knows what's important. I'm sure he understands. He's a minority and I'm sure he understands the lost struggles that minorities go through. We need a change."

Ida Jordan, 67, said she voted for Villaraigosa because she believed he would represent her community. Jordan said she had repeatedly complained to City Hall that campers regularly park in her south Los Angeles neighborhood near the dance theater.

"When you mess up the first time, I don't think you need a second try," she said of Hahn's failure to address her neighborhood concerns. "We have people sleeping out in the streets and campers move from one side to the other. Go to Beverly Hills and you'll find signs that say no parking without permits."

She said several friends told her not to vote for Villaraigosa because they didn't think he would address the concerns of the black community. But she said she didn't feel that way.

"I feel he is for the community, period," she said, "not race."

May 17, 2005 6:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3 votes for hahn casted right now.

May 17, 2005 6:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The worst thing about ADV winning is that Pacheco has a chance to win. And he's real hungry again since he has no one to extort and no real job.

May 17, 2005 6:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Three GOP votes for Villaraigosa.

May 17, 2005 7:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Five GOP votes for Hahn.

May 17, 2005 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its very quiet out there, I believe that the villar media camp does not like the numbers that are in support of Hahn. You figure the AV camp would be boasting by now..... continues to be quiet at 8:56.

May 17, 2005 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:58 ANON

Yeah and Pacheco extorted so many people before - didn't Tony prove that. That's why he is in jail!

What a moron, get your facts straight and stop living in the world of inuendo. Pacheco was a ten times better councilman than Tony and Tony was the best campaigner for another Pacheco term, just look at the mess he has created in the 14th - good riddance to him.

May 17, 2005 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pacheco cleaned up a horrible mess left behind by Alatorre, also in terms of public faith in the office. I don't know if even he is up to restarting all the district matters ADV has abandoned and his staff has screwed up in just two years.

May 17, 2005 9:44 PM  

Blogger Republican for AV said:

OK Morons, your 15 minutes are up. I'm going to sleep now, so nothing you can print will ever reach my eyes.

Your money will be coming when the contributions come in, or, see Bill Carrick, the only one who made any money here.

Hahn Blogging Team, 'Ten-shun!

Dismissed!

May 18, 2005 1:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

games over, you can stop pretending to be GOP now.

May 18, 2005 5:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rep for AV is a Republican, not some fake GOP that you keep harping about

May 18, 2005 2:14 PM  

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