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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Padilla's Love Affair with the City of San Fernando -- PART I

First the background:

City of San Fernando Councilmembers Jose Hernandez, Julie Ruelas, and Nury Martinez are currently getting sued for actions and votes they took regarding a liquor license permit for Roadhouse Cafe. The San Fernando City Council had previously approved to give Roadhouse Cafe a liquor license (conditional use permit No. 2005-01), but the majority bloc then turned it over shortly after their local elections took place on March 8. An emergency vote was called, two days after they were re-elected, to bring the matter back to council. On March 21, the council followed through and overturned the permit. They probably figured they couldn't do this action pre-election, since the business sector/chamber of commerce would be up in arms and they would be labeled anti-business. Not a good campaign item, clearly.

The Padilla Factor:

Alex Padilla endorsed Jose Hernandez in his re-election effort. This was despite the fact that James Acevedo & Co. (Padilla's trusted campaign guns) tried to oust Hernandez in 2001. Jose Hernandez ran on a campaign to squash the opening of upscale restaurants which would obviously have wine/liquor available. He said he wanted to stop a "Cantina Row" from emerging in the city's redevelopment area.

Two hit pieces went out against Hernandez's opponents. One used the "cantina row" theme and the other was an attack on the 'powerful' sister of one of the candidates. Guess who paid for those independent expenditure mail pieces?

Padilla has his fingerprints all over those hit pieces -- He dumped $8,000 into a race that covers a city of almost 2 square miles. All this money came from developers like Mark Handel who give $500 to his officeholder account, but turned around and gave LARGE donations to other Padilla entities.

The city is now getting sued for $250,000 plus attorney fees, insurance, etc...driving up the price to almost a million.

So, besides not being able to provide CD 7 with basic necessities (i.e. sidewalks), Padilla feels he should interfere in the affairs of a small neighboring city which shines like a gem in comparison to Sylmar & Pacoima. To a small city that's a lot of cheese in comparison to the budget Padilla deals with. Padilla only got involved to increase his visibility in that city for his senate race, so he doesn't care about the outcome. Let them deal with their financial problems, right?

Stay tuned for Part II, the Ruelas connection...
This one comes complete with some interesting screen shots...

142 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That endorsement was a joke. Crybaby endorsed two 80 yr. olds versus 3 candidates of his age group. Pathetic. Even 80 yr. olds punk him around.
Why u cryin Why u cryin?

-G.LO

August 23, 2005 8:19 AM  

Anonymous Sam Fer said:

Sadly, ethnic politics spiked by populist socialism is going to turn a wonderful little city into another hellhole like Pacoima. This is a city where middle class business owners of all races have prospered and got along quite well. In comes a bunch of carpetbaggers to fuck it all up.

The best thing in the world would be for SF to have a catina row. It would generate tremendous sales taxes for the city and perhaps draw young professionals to live there.

Very sad. Go home Punk Padilla. We don't need socialist do gooders like you or Tony Cardenas to tell us how to live our lives.

August 23, 2005 8:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This sounds like "Pay to Play" to me. Isnt' Mark Handel bullying through tremendous housing projects in that neck of the woods?

August 23, 2005 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ay Lloron, what can I say.

August 23, 2005 9:04 AM  

Anonymous Cyberlady said:

Love your post G.LO.

Alex Padilla did have an opportunity to support candidates in his age range, his actions give the impression that someone else is always pulling the strings for him. In regards to the "lloron" labeling, well he sort of earned that name by now.

August 23, 2005 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know San Fernando Politics but this is some shady stuff.

August 23, 2005 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who sits on San Fernando City Council?

August 23, 2005 9:17 AM  

Anonymous Cyberlady said:

Alex Padilla what are you doing in council? You vote for it one day, change your mind the next before and after your re-election? It does sound fishy, you should be sued!

August 23, 2005 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well you already read in the article about three, but the following people sit on council

Julie Ruelas, Mayor
Nury Martinez, Mayor Pro Tempe
Maribel De La Torre
Dr. Hernandez
Steve Veres

August 23, 2005 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with you Cyberlady. The other thing I don't understand is why is he Council President? Why doesn't anyone take him out?

August 23, 2005 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clearly Alex is trying to make his mark in San Fernando since he running for state senate. You are in a whole different ball game when it comes to SF. I would stick to Pacoima and Sylmar my friend. They have enough problems with gang violence and inadequate city services.

August 23, 2005 9:26 AM  

Anonymous Cyberlady said:

9:19 Thanks. I agree, who knows how he ever became council president. Prove us wrong Alex, help make things right along with the remainder of your colleagues.

August 23, 2005 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To be fair, Maribel del La Torre is Cindy Martinez' sister and Steve Veres is her former boyfriend. So Alex didn't have a chance for a unanimous vote.

Didn't this same thing happen with the Tia Chucha Cafe?

August 23, 2005 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Secession will come back to haunt Padilla in his senate race. The condition of his own neighborhood in itself is a hitpiece. A postcard from Pacoima or Sun Valley might as well will be a hitpiece. These things are unacceptable in the communities of the West Valley. MIT, or high id. or not, Alex is in for the fiercest competition (first time) ever.

The trackrecord of a his opponent as mayor of that small city is pretty admirable. THey turned that city around, and Acevedo & co. once again make their way in after being kicked out.


-G.LO

August 23, 2005 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy Martinez gives her socialist pals a hand in landing jobs?

August 23, 2005 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

montañez

August 23, 2005 10:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Didn't this same thing happen with the Tia Chucha Cafe?"

That was a sweetheart James Acevedo contract by the way. The votes were there for it to pass, except the community was up in arms. By 2001, the Acevedo/Padila/Cardenas council bloc was GONE--voted out.

August 23, 2005 10:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 23, 2005 10:04:

Nepotism is actually rampant with Padilla/Acevedo/Cardenas. They're like the MLB, they trade players back n' forth (Ackley Padilla (Alex brother) from Tony's office for Frank martinez), sign free agents (when a loser like Pacheco, Holden, Hahn is out of office). Cardena's father in law with Hahn, and associated with Tia Chuchas. Sometimes they just BUY a whole team--Hernandez & Ruelas.

-G.LO

August 23, 2005 10:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for that weight loss plan. Please make sure that Ackley Padilla gets it...

August 23, 2005 10:20 AM  

Anonymous boifromtroy said:

If I recall correctly, Hernandez taught many current and former City Councilmambers at CSUN's Hispanic Studies program, so perhaps Padilla was trying to neutralize him.

Also, liquor licenses are a big deal in San Fernando...they're practically impossible to get.

August 23, 2005 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 23, 2005 10:25 AM:

Neutralize him? What chessboard are u playing on.
That 80 yr old man isn't getting any stronger. As an academic he's a joke. He's the most anti-white person in "CHICANO" studies, yet his wife is white. ridiculous.

August 23, 2005 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stop Crying Cindy Staff that worked on the SFC Campaign!!!

August 23, 2005 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Those staffers couldn't be as bad as the Huizar 4 stooges.

August 23, 2005 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who hasn't Cindy dated? There appears to be a long list of formers.

August 23, 2005 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who has Yolanda dated? No one! Who would! HA HA HA HA HA!

August 23, 2005 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy better get a man (or woman) before she ages.

August 23, 2005 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Those DSLs will keep her in business for years to come. Don't worry about the wrinkless honey.

August 23, 2005 12:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy has many men. In Sacramento, she is very popular.

August 23, 2005 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

how about women?

August 23, 2005 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parra is still the hot one of the bunch. Word has it that she does Fabian and Cindy does Kevin DeLeon. Or is it the other way around? I forget.

August 23, 2005 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i heard padilla made a sexual advance at montanez during last year's dem convention...she rejected him and to show her who's boss he's running against her

August 23, 2005 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Padilla did have relations idiot!

August 23, 2005 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Cindy belonged to Sheila Kuehl now.

August 23, 2005 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This picture of "PLASTIC MAN" "CHILLETAS/LLORON" is too big.

August 23, 2005 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She dates Peter from Family Guy, she does everything.

I saw her with Ted Kennedy in Cuba.

August 23, 2005 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She is the hit-it-and-quit-it type. That must be tough with her legislative duties. I would hate to be her scheduler.

August 23, 2005 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton shits in his pants

August 23, 2005 2:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What? San Fernando is being sued because councilmembers don't want quality restaurants! Your kidding? Just when we think there's hope for minority cities, idiot councilmembers let politics take over. Has the city banned all alcohol in their city? I'm sure if they have there is a bigger lawsuit waiting to happen then the one they are facing right now. Are they that stupid to let crybaby ruin their small city so his district doesn't look so bad...right now Pacoima and Sylmar are shit compared San Fernando.

August 23, 2005 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do not delete, Parke keeps deleting these posts

August 23, 2005 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke, question, you like making fun of other peoples personal situations, but you delete the ones that include you.

August 23, 2005 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:07 Padilla has been officially called "Chilletas or Lloron" Take your pick. Either one will hurt his ego.

August 23, 2005 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea right, hot from her big oversized head and little body.

August 23, 2005 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke-baby, why you deleting? Is the heat in the kitchen too hot?

August 23, 2005 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about Steve Veres?

August 23, 2005 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She's married, fools. Why you hating?

August 23, 2005 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton is deleting because he is one of the Blog site Administrators.

August 23, 2005 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm outing you Parke Skelton, airing your dirty little laundry from 1st street. You won't like it.

August 23, 2005 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about Stuart and Steve getting it on? That's hot.

August 23, 2005 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Stop Crying Cindy Staff that worked on the SFC Campaign!!!"
11:25 am and 10:34

They lost one and took one you could say. They ended up alright, since that same staff simultaneously ran the AV office during and after the primary.

Its sounds like their Senate operation will be a rollover of Villaraigosa's Valley operation..endorsements and all.

August 23, 2005 2:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you say that you want to get it on with Steve and Stuart? HAHA

August 23, 2005 2:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From a female's perspective...I may not like Montanez but what she does in her personnel life is her business, not mine and unless you wake up with her every morning I doubt you know who she has or hasn't been with. Women who climb the professional ladder as she has, are always accused of being promiscuous. Their intelligence, hard work and dedication for their work is discounted. Latino women especially...

August 23, 2005 2:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whatever 2:14 go choke someones chicken and shut up.

August 23, 2005 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It becomes all of our lives when she pushes legislation to allow her and her partner to marry.

August 23, 2005 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:16 sounds like Mayor Sam. You posting anonymously now???

August 23, 2005 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seems to me like nobody on this blog is in the know when it comes to Montanez, Padilla or the Valley. Must be a bunch of CD 14 bloggers.

August 23, 2005 2:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The question Is Parke still with his wife keeps getting deleted.

Why Chief Parker?

August 23, 2005 2:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And what is wrong with women marrying?

August 23, 2005 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, ... please explain Chief Parker.

August 23, 2005 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Choke someone's chicken? So 80s. Go feed Tina you dork.

August 23, 2005 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe he wants to get his Manishevitz on.

August 23, 2005 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All hell is going to break loose once Part 2 of this blog goes up. It will be fun to watch.

August 23, 2005 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief and Shimpock out on the prowl...beware girls.

August 23, 2005 2:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As our compassionate conservate commander in chief says, Bring it on. Should be fun.

August 23, 2005 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:21

Wasn't it Acevedo, Alex and Tony crying that it was people from East L.A. who won it for Cindy's sister - the victory that gave her the office of Mayor and a sure bet for the Assembly seat?

They know much more than you think.

August 23, 2005 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

..."Stay tuned for Part II, the Ruelas connection...
This one comes complete with some interesting screen shots..."


Oh oh. I do detect a stinger.

August 23, 2005 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shimpock, Steve and Stuart ... that's hot.

August 23, 2005 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone have Parke's wife email to send her the link.

August 23, 2005 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:18 sounds like your an f'ing homophobic rambling idiot? who f'ed you in the a as a child?

August 23, 2005 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Leave her out of this and let the boy have some fun. He is entitled to it.

August 23, 2005 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex is going to get his ASS handed to him BY A GIRL and I am going to laugh until I fall down when that happens.

August 23, 2005 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy's sister is running for the Assembly? What happens to Alarcon?

August 23, 2005 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its the ghost of Pete Knight ... still spreading his hate and venom toward gays and lesbians.

August 23, 2005 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

straight or wandering girl

August 23, 2005 2:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 23, 2005 2:36 PM:

He's used to losing.
Flora 05'
Pacheco 03'
Fuentes 02'
Cardenas 02'
Hahn 05'...and on and on and on.

August 23, 2005 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 23, 2005 2:37 PM

Alarcon is running un-opposed. He's a shoe in.

August 23, 2005 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alarcon is going to use his massive 3% base in LA and become a true populist.

August 23, 2005 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great. We get another six years of Alarcon. What a treat. Will we get another boxing commerical if the race gets tight?

August 23, 2005 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alarcon has a weak-ass field office. Anyone who runs will be competitive. Go Maribel!

August 23, 2005 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Alarcon is aligning himself with Alex and Tony.

August 23, 2005 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Alarcon wanted to be the mayor of L.A.

August 23, 2005 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please explain 2:36. What girl? ... and that's a lot of ASS.

August 23, 2005 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:44:
The chickens came home to roost. The Acevedo Clan. reunited and it feels so good.

August 23, 2005 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you think Alarcon's staff is crappy, can you imagine what Huizar's staff is.

Day Two and the inept staff is still there.

August 23, 2005 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He DOES want to be mayor but the 3% revolution isn't cutting it.

August 23, 2005 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I also hear Alarcon wants to be Speaker of the Assembly. This guy never quits.

August 23, 2005 2:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What do you mean crappy? It's a well-oiled machine.

August 23, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If someone ran against Alarcon he would seriously lose. Given the fact that he has done some good work, people do not like him and if he says that they do they are lying. During his mayoral race he learned the hard way when people said that they were with him and quickly voted against his ass. Alarcon is a has been....

August 23, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Karen Bass will spank his ass if he tries. Now there's one hot mamacita.

August 23, 2005 2:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has-been? Try never-was.

August 23, 2005 2:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

who is cindy's sister?

August 23, 2005 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Poor Alarcon, at least he still has George Lopez

August 23, 2005 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:48 PM

We'll see on the night of Nov. 8 when we are wondering why Jose did not come in first or straight out win against "loser" Nick.

Staff will scratch their heads and wonder why.

Jose ya basta with your Inept staff.

August 23, 2005 2:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maribel isn't as pretty as her sister but is more pleasing to the eye than Alarcon.

August 23, 2005 2:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can anyone explain why George Lopez's head is disproportionarly larger than the rest of his body. Freakish if you ask me.

August 23, 2005 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doesn't Alarcon have a girlfriend younger than his eldest daughter? 2:18 you should worry about child molesters and not so much the gay marriage legislation.

August 23, 2005 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

one in the same

August 23, 2005 3:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maribel would win big time

August 23, 2005 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Padilla is going to win - end of story. Sorry Cindy, it was nice knowing you but don't let the door hit you in the ass.

Alarcon does not have this in the bag. Las t I heard, Andrés Irlando, president of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, had switched to Assembly from his proposed Senate bid. So where is Alarcon going to get his volunteers now that the UFW will have their hands tied up with Andrés and Christine?

The laborers are not going to cross Padilla and lose out on potential influence from the City on future construction contracts - so both Alarcon and Montanez now find themselves without their usual cast of political volunteers.

No folks, Padilla is in for two main reasons:

1.) He will be able to out raise Cindy 2:1.
2.) He will be able to count on labor and his volunteer base from the past two cycles.

*** The only person that can help Cindy is Antonio, and it would be incomprehensible for him to help in the primary and see his first year in office get stalled in committee.


-Gov. Pico

August 23, 2005 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Andres, the carpetbagger? Good luck. He has until then to learn spanish.

August 23, 2005 3:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:00 If molester=fag then fag=ALARCON

August 23, 2005 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

***Montanez now find themselves without their usual cast of political volunteers


***Enter the AV race of 05'

Put on your seatbelts folks, this is gonna get ugly.

August 23, 2005 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FYI-- Christine is going to get her ass handed to her.

August 23, 2005 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maribel couldn't win a race against Alarcon neither will she try to run against him

August 23, 2005 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alarcon is set. With no name I.D., Andres isn't running Alarcon for Assembly. Why would he, doesn't his mom work for Richard?

August 23, 2005 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not so fast ... Christine will win handily.

August 23, 2005 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow. From Lt. Gov to the Assembly. Talk about trimming your sails.

August 23, 2005 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 23, 2005 3:23 PM:

sure.

August 23, 2005 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maribel for Assembly

**Partial endorsement list
Congressman Howard Berman
Congressman Brad Sherman
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
Assemblywoman Montanez
Assemblymember Levine
Schoolboardmember Julie Korenstein
Schoolboardmember Jon Lauritzen
LA City Councilwoman Wendy Gruel

......
Hell, the whole San Fernando Valley excluding Alex Padilla and his bed-buddy Tony Cardenas and of course the three who fucked the city of San Fernando with their "dumb growth" policies...shit no growth would have been better...smart growth is beyond their intellectual capacities.

August 23, 2005 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know who his Mom works for but the way he sees it, it's about his career and political future.

'06 is going to be a bloodbath. While neither Andres nor Christine can win - they will serve as the Ralph Nader's of this cycle.

The Padilla Senate race is pretty much done, because there are no other big names or big machines waiting to jump in.

Cindy, I think Firebaugh may be looking for help at his lobbying firm. But you may not want to join up since he is going to lose his Senate race as well.

-Gov. Pico

August 23, 2005 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Cindy, I think Firebaugh may be looking for help at his lobbying firm. But you may not want to join up since he is going to lose his Senate race as well."

CD 7 will be open.

August 23, 2005 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She would have to move into the City from San Fernando and take on Felipe Fuentes for CD 7.

Nope, better just open your own firm or run for school board.

-Gov. Pico

August 23, 2005 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Felipe hahahahhahahahaha.

August 23, 2005 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know it's funny, but he is a nice guy and knows his way around City Hall. You would think he's been able to pick something up from being both a Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff.

If Rockard, who started off as a Deputy Mayor, can land in the White House, then Felipe will be able to do an outstanding job.

-Gov. Pico

August 23, 2005 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so who are the major contenders for the latino seats:

1) Reyes:up in 09

2) Garcetti:up in 09

3) Padilla:up in o7

4) Cardenas:up in 07

5) CD 14:up now

August 23, 2005 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gov Pico sounds like your stroking his dick

August 23, 2005 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Incorrect:

3) Padilla:up in o7--2009.

4) Cardenas:up in 07--2011

August 23, 2005 4:21 PM  

Blogger Athena said:

Alarcon?? God help us. He never stops. Try and talk with the guy the only thing he talks about usually, is how great he is.

And Padilla, he is president because he does the least amount of attacking, or maybe the least amount of cry baby shinanigans.

August 23, 2005 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gov. Pico:

Rockard has actually done ground work to address quality of life issues through his staff, atleast in the SFV.

Fuentes? Just look at him, he has no clue. Terrible staffer, u know Mabie runs the show, not him.

August 23, 2005 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mabie does run the show, but he neither lives nor can he win in CD 7.

Felipe has been working that area for years now and probably would wrestle Bill from Alex to be his Chief.

If people voted based upon the candidate's qualifications, we would have another President and 1000's of US KIA's would be home getting ready for Labor Day.

-Gov. Pico

August 23, 2005 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gov. Pico,

what do you think of Huizar's Inept staff. Do you agree he should dump them?

August 23, 2005 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Labor isn't gonna go balls out for Alex, that is aside from Julie Butcher and the Laborers. Even then, they're not much of walking operation. Cindy can expect I.E. money gallore from the groups that constitute the Special Election alliance.

It would be silly for organized labor to come full blow against Cindy, knowing there is a strong chance they will have to deal with her at City Hall.

Felipe has the personality of a parking meter. If he goes up against somebody like Cindy, he can join his aunt Yolanda.

August 23, 2005 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why do you say Garcetti seat is latino? I don't think the latino voter registration is that high in CD 13.

August 23, 2005 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

who will replace garcetti if he jumps into the assembly race?

August 23, 2005 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FYI

DEMOGRAPHICS
With more than 100 languages spoken in its streets, the 13th District is one of the most incredible mixes of people ever assembled in one place. According to the US Census Bureau, more than a quarter-million people reside in the district. Approximately 60% of the residents are foreign-born, and ethnic breakdown of the district is 62% Latino, 16% Anglo, 16% Asian-American, 3% African-American, and 3% American Indian/Mixed Race/Other. 83% of the residents of the district are renters and the median household income is $24,074 with 40% children living in poverty. 16% of the residents of the 13th District have no education beyond the 6th Grade, 46% have no high school diploma, and 17% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average household size is 2.9 persons.

More than 100 languages are spoken in the district with significant populations of Mexican, Central American, Filipino, Armenian, Korean, Thai, Cambodian, African, and Chinese immigrants. 30% of the population in the district is under 20 years old, while 11% is over 60 years old.

August 23, 2005 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How come no one has stated the obvious yet:

That Padilla endorsed Hernandez because Dr. H was running against a Cindy staffer.

If you knew you were going to run for that Senate seat and you were Padilla, who would you rather have, Dr. H or the staffer.

It's like that old saying "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"

August 23, 2005 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:14, and you must be...Sun Tzu?
duh.
he shoulda/coulda stayed neutral, now he's tied to an ugly mess & lawsuit.

I'm still waiting for Part 2 of this blog.

August 23, 2005 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ENOUGH OF THIS ITS GETTING BORING LETS MOVE ON TO SOME MORE INTERESTING NEWS. LETS TALK ABOUT CD 14.

LETS TAKE A HAND COUNT OF WHO IS GOING TO WIN BASED ON CYBERVOTES.

I VOTE FOR HUIZY JUST BECAUSE PEDRO WAS NOT IN THE RACE.

August 23, 2005 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I vote for Pacheco. And I am not just saying that because I work for him.

August 23, 2005 8:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is a sad case when your staffers are spending to much time on this blog in a effort to ensure their boss a win in Mayor Sam's world of blogs.

August 23, 2005 8:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 8:33, you must be one of those CD14 idiots. Turn off the CAPS LOCK dumbshit.

August 23, 2005 8:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The posting is about the Valley...not the god forsaken place we know as CD 14

August 23, 2005 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Any Inept Huizar staffers fired today?

August 23, 2005 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"*** The only person that can help Cindy is Antonio, and it would be incomprehensible for him to help in the primary and see his first year in office get stalled in committee"


That's assuming Padilla will be council will be president. What clout is that fool going to have to w/o a presidency to be an obstructionist? As Cardenas keeps fucking up with A.V., so will AP's chances of mercy.

Once they start sweeping the remnants of the Hahn adminstration (i.e. staffers) such as Yolanda Fuentes and Cardenas' father-in-law, u know what time it is.

August 23, 2005 10:59 PM  

Blogger Laborthug said:

No drinking in San Fernando, and no lap dances in Los Angeles!!??

Cockblocking to the fullest.

August 23, 2005 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex Padilla is Council President becuase he's a staunch Democrat. He's a strong leader, who does exactly as he's told

August 24, 2005 1:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex Padilla is Council President becuase he's a staunch Democrat. He's a strong leader, who does exactly as he's told.

August 24, 2005 1:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Told by...?

August 24, 2005 2:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Go Cindy. Go Cindy. Go Cindy. We all know you are the hands down winner.

Sorry Alex.

August 24, 2005 2:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex Padilla is a joke in council. No one respects him and he can't even control chambers. Those idiots can't even be in their seats on time and all they do is screw around during the meeting. How embarrassing that people speaking at public comment have to consistently yell at them and ask them to listen. If Alex had any brains he would whip them all into shape. Problem is Alex has "nothing" in that young, little brain of his.

August 24, 2005 7:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm going to have to stick up for Alex on this one. They've done that since he started on Council. It's all he knows. He thinks it's normal to ignore the speakers and allow all council members to eat, drink, talk on the phone... ANYthing but listen to what the public is saying.

It is behavior modeled by the old worthless council members from the past.

August 24, 2005 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

dang this thread was getting interesting with the Cindy being a lesbo or bi.. or just busy.. that's hot. or hotter than Alex P doing anything at all. but really folks, Alex P a socialist? mmmm he's a corporate hack who re-invents himself after every weather report.

August 24, 2005 4:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of Alex Padilla's pal Mark Handel... What's his connection to Pedro Nava (Assemblymember 35th district)? Besides that he gives huge amounts of money to Nava?

September 01, 2005 5:19 PM  

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