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Friday, August 19, 2005

Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship

***News Update***News Update***News Update*****

Main consultant to the Nick Pacheco campaign Eric Hacopian resigned from his post today due in part to repetitive blogging by the campaign manager and staff on this very site.

Martini Republic comments on this breaking news as well.

UPDATE (8/23): Hacopian tells Martini Republic the following:

"We had clearly different visions, regarding how the campaign should be run, and who should be involved in it. Nick and I parted very amicably, with no ill wishes."


Blogger Chief Parker said:

(cough) (cough)

Keep on blogging brothers!

August 19, 2005 6:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Won't help you, Chief Faker... I ain't campaign!

Where's your "proof" of 80 neighborhood watches?

You promised!

Now who's the RAT, and who's SHIP is sinking, Captain Parke(r)

August 19, 2005 6:26 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Chief - 1

Nick's Cut and paste team - 0

August 19, 2005 6:27 PM  

Blogger NO_JUE_JOSE said:

FUNNY, Huizar touts Villaraigosa's endorsement, but when he's canvassing privately to get supporters and endorsements in the district and runs into the MANY people who think CD14's constituent service sucks and AV got nothing done, he says... "don't hold that against me, I won't run my council office like that!"

Pretty funny, and pretty sad. Not exactly an "endorsement" of AV's staff and management skills in return there, eh Jose?

August 19, 2005 6:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anti-PARKER blogging team -

EIGHTY (and holding!)


August 19, 2005 6:28 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Wonder if John Edwards is doing the mail now.

August 19, 2005 6:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If this is true, it's good news for Pacheco.

He needs to trust his own instincts and stop relying on flown-in consultants that don't get what's going on in the district.

Trust your heart, Nick -- it brought CD14 the best four years of city council direction and management since wonk punies like Parker were fetal tissue.

August 19, 2005 6:34 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Nick Pacheco Campaign Manager to do list:

1. Hire New Consultant
2. Stop Blogging
3. Take My Medication
4. Tell Others not to Blog
5. Never mess with Chief Parker

August 19, 2005 6:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Marco Firebaugh dropping out from the Senate race due to health reasons?

August 19, 2005 6:39 PM  

Anonymous Cyberlady said:


You must be jumping for joy right now. Consequences are a bitch! Hey if rules were broken, that is his choice to move on.

August 19, 2005 6:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

chief, while I certainly understand that you want to express your opinions, don't you think that personally attacking and trying to humiliate campaign staff is a little bit low? you have a bully pulpit as one of the major posters on this forum, and while it's important to generate traffic for your site, don't you think you might want some semblance of journalistic impartiality? don't you think you might be taking your rivalry with these silly neighborhood watch people a little too far and might be hurting the integrity of your blog?

The way this reads, you are really taking their stupid insults personally, and considering that a. you're anonymous and b. you're in a position of power over them as a site admin, don't you think you have the ability to step back and have a little more perspective?

August 19, 2005 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Cyberlady said:


Although your scoop is impressive to say the least, it still has nothing to do with previous requests on releasing proof of evidence.

August 19, 2005 6:48 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

anon 6:47

A. I agree.

B. However i am not a journalist and i've never proclaimed to be one.

C. This is a political site -- its rough and mean and not for the light-hearted.

August 19, 2005 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Robert Urteaga said:

Political Consultant Steve Afriat Joins Team Pacheco

"Steve Afriat brings a wealth of experience that will benefit Councilman Nick Pacheco and the campaign."

--- Robert Urteaga
Campaiagn Manager


Afriat's Client List:

--- CLIENT LIST (Political / Governmental)

US Representative Jane Harman
California State Senator Ruben Ayala
California State Assembly Speaker Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
California State Assemblymember Paul Koretz
Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Leon Kaplan
Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick
Los Angeles City Councilmember Hal Bernson
Los Angeles City Councilmember Ruth Galanter
Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Hernandez
Los Angeles City Councilmember Nate Holden
Los Angeles City Councilmember Cindy Miscikowski
Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry
Los Angeles City Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles City Councilmember Rudy Svorinich, Jr.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Joel Wachs
Los Angeles City Charter Commissioner Paula Boland
Los Angeles City Charter Commissioner Rob Glushon
Los Angeles City Board of Education President Caprice Young
Pasadena City Councilmember Rick Cole
West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land
West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman
West Hollywood City Councilmember Sal Guarriello
West Hollywood City Councilmember Jeffrey Prang
City of Calabasas
City of Culver City
City of Santa Clarita
City of West Hollywood
Los Angeles Personnel Department
Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles World Airports
Citizens to Turn LA Around
- Yes on Charter Amendments 1-8
LA for Kids - Yes on K
Libraries for Our Future - Yes on DD
Los Angeles Airport Police Supervisors Association
- No on Charter Amendment A
Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee
Los Angeles Taxpayers for Good Government
Public Safety Coalition
- Yes on F (Los Angeles Fire & Animal Services Bonds)
- Yes on Q (Los Angeles Police & Fire Bonds)
- No on F (San Fernando Valley Secession)
Smoke-Free LA - No on 188

--- CLIENT LIST (Organizations)

Agape Spiritual Center
Archer School for Girls, The
B'nai B'rith
Beit Hamidrash
Boy Scouts of America
California Coin Laundry Association
California Motorcycle Dealers Association
Carpenters Contractors Cooperation Committee
Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
Citizens for Lower Water Rates
Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services, Inc.
Hadassah Southern California
Hollywood Beautification Team
Hollywood Entertainment District
Holy Martyrs Armenian Elementary & Ferrahian High School
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, The
Los Angeles City Fire Department Chief Officers Association
Los Angeles Center for Living
Los Angeles Conservancy
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Los Angeles Sheet Metal Workers Joint
Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Los Angeles Youth Network, The
Loyola Law School
Maimonides Academy
Ming Ya Buddhist Foundation of Los Angeles
Mirabella Homeowners Association
Mount Hermon Neighborhood Association
National Paint & Coatings Association
Options House of Hollywood, Inc.
Orange Grove Homeowners Association
Organization for the Needs of the Elderly
People in Progress, Inc.
Pritkin Longevity Center
Saint Anne's
Salvation Army, The
Self-Realization Fellowship
Service Employees International Union Local 535
Shakespeare Festival / LA
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Studio City Chamber of Commerce
United Paramedics of Los Angeles
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Young Israel of Century City

August 19, 2005 6:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I find it interesting that Chief has never once backed up the 80 Neihborhood Watches.

I personally never cared except it would be nice for him to admit THEY DON'T EXIST!

Until then, you have ZERO credibility Chief.

August 19, 2005 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You should all talk more about hot city hall staffers.

August 19, 2005 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Urteaga... and if all those client vote for Nick... he'll get 3%.

Why the hell are you on Mayor Sam and not out campaigning???

August 19, 2005 6:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, there is this blonde that is always in city coucil... think her name is Laura... HOT AS HELL.

August 19, 2005 6:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'd introduce her to my STAFF any day.

August 19, 2005 7:00 PM  

Anonymous Cyberlady said:

Now we know more, they hired a new consultant (per,Robert U.). Mayor Sam's site has become the it place to make or break politicians...wish you the best Hacopian. Only you know why you made this choice. I don't agree with all of the posts, but we do need this blog site. Bloggers realize this as an unfolding the blurriness which politicians throw at us everyday.

August 19, 2005 7:01 PM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

The rats always know first when the ship is sinkihg...

Politics is a body contact sport.

August 19, 2005 7:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Although some observers expect LAUSD board member Huizar vs. ex-councilman Pacheco to ultimately turn just as ugly, the encounters to date have been civil and issue-oriented (if less entertaining than 2003). Indeed, Monday brought no harsh rebukes, no personal attacks and not a single allegation of sleazemongering. A quick, informal post-debate audience polling had several observers remarking on how often the two agreed.

August 19, 2005 7:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian the leak?

August 19, 2005 7:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CD14 debate

Odder, however, was a giggle that frequently skipped into Huizar's comments on Monday night. It may have been nerves (the laughter was gone on Thursday), but it was off-putting to see a big grin and hear a chuckle when he uttered lines such as, "At the LAUSD I've felt the frustration of parents who have to deal with the bureaucracy." He even managed a laugh in the dry phrase, "I actually moved a school district regulation..."

August 19, 2005 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cool, Steve Afriat, has a former cokehead as a client. Good ol' Mike Hernandez. Not only does Nick have pedophile supporters, but add crackheads to the mix.

Poor Nick is desparate. Don't forgot about the Taco Truck endorsement.

August 19, 2005 7:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What did Eric Hacopian ever do for Nick. He can't even take credit for his brochure. Just another overpaid consultant waiting for his checks. He never was part of the team anyway, three quarters of the campaign staff and virtually all the volunteers never met him and never knew who he was anyway. He won't be missed.

August 19, 2005 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

to the idiot poster praising Nick for getting rid of his "flown in consultant", do some research moron. Hacopian has done more local races then most consultants would dream of, everything from council races to state assembly.

I agree with Krakow, at this point in the game Hacopian probably saw the writing on the wall: nearly half the money of Huizy, practically no worthwhile endorsements, no community support and the fact that he has to battle the new popular Mayor.

Believe it or not folks, consultants , especially good ones, always know when to pack up and call it a day. This is not good for Pacheco at all.

As for Afriat, he's a political has been, just look at his client list, most of the electeds are either retired, termed out, or on there way to being termed out with no where to go.

Looks like this race is over before it ever really began.

August 19, 2005 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What scoop? This was old news last Saturday.

August 19, 2005 7:18 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Never called it a scoop - just a news update.

August 19, 2005 7:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, Hacopian really saw the writing on the wall in the DA race. Nick's campaign is a community grass root effort, no need for primadonna consultants.

If the race is over, why won't Huizar put out the results from his poll, Nick did.

August 19, 2005 7:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Mike Hernandez people are supporting Huizar you idiot. Victor Griego, Mike's former consultant, held a fundraiser for him and is helping on the field, Ed Reyes - Mike's Chief of Staff when he got busted, just endorsed Huizar and let's not forget that stellar 1st District staff, most of whom are holdovers from Mike's council days.

August 19, 2005 7:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

yeah, but isn't ruby de vera on the staff of Reyes?

August 19, 2005 7:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

August 19, 2005 7:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only Hacopian knows why he stayed on for the DA's race, probably wanted to have a county wide race under his belt, win or lose, plus the money I'm sure wasnt bad.

As for grassroots effort, having your campaign manager and staff constantly blogging on a site mostly read by political wonks and not more then a couple hundred voters doesnt really seem like grassroots. Seems more like symptoms of boredom and mental illness. Urtegea posted about Afriat within 20 minutes of the news breaking, seems kinda strange that he's running a campaign and has the time to constantly be on this site.

As for the poll, thats a good point. Most likely Pacheco is still up in the polls due to his high name id and thats why Huizar wont release his. Or it could be that they are sitting on it, waiting for the right moment to release the avalanche of negative press that Pacheco will get when the finance #'s are released. Seems like a good time to show a gain in poll #'s when you also release your finance records.

Lastly, if you want to talk about primadonns look at Afriats client list. Only a primadonna would boast about having the

Ming Ya Buddhist Foundation of Los Angeles
Mirabella Homeowners Association
Mount Hermon Neighborhood Association
National Paint & Coatings Association

as clients.

National Paint & Coatings Association? WTF?

August 19, 2005 7:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:






August 19, 2005 7:44 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

It's also nice to see Nick's campaign manager take my advice and hire a new consultant.

I hope he does numbers 2-5 as well.

August 19, 2005 7:45 PM  

Anonymous Cyberlady said:

I called it a scoop and was praising the chief for this specific scoop, so go ahead blame me for the mistake.

August 19, 2005 7:45 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Note to all bloggers:

If you had as much class as cyberlady you wouldn't be in the situation you are now.

You can disagree with me, or even challenge me, but cyberlady does it in a honorable way. Doesn't mean i'll listen, but she takes the right approach, and thats why she was on the hot list.

August 19, 2005 7:47 PM  

Anonymous cypressparkmama said:

It is most likely that Senor Hagopian left Pacheco's campaign because of John Edwards.

My community was blown away and disgusted when we read in the paper that Pacheco hired Edwards as his spokeman.

But many of us knew how divisive he is and nodded, "yep, that will destroy Pacheco."

No surprise that people are leaving. They are not rats. Pacheco has hired a 60 year old loser who has not accomplished anything other than destroying everything he touches.

August 19, 2005 7:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric Hacopian didn't do one thing for the Pacheco campaign. I didn't see his name on one campaign press release.

August 19, 2005 8:00 PM  

Blogger BULLSEYE said:

The way I see it, this could be anywhere from truly enlightening to completely pointless and stupid.

August 19, 2005 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Mashed Fried Plantains)
Serves: six adults
Preparation time: About thirty minutes. Ingredients:
3 or 4 green plantains, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablespoonfuls of ground garlic
1 tablespoonful of olive oil
4 slices of bacon
Sautee the bacon slices until most of the fat has melted. Add the garlic and olive oil.
While step one is going on, fry the plantain slices over medium to medium-high heat in a deep pan with your favorite frying oil.
Remove when they begin to turn crisp.
Using a large mortar, grind the plantain slices, a few at a time, adding the bacon and seasoning mixture slowly. The plantains should form a thick, hard blend.

August 19, 2005 8:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Ruby was put up to run to get the Filipino vote away from Nick. Nick was very successful in getting this community's vote in the past and Huizar didn't have a prayer. So Ruby was put up to be the stooge, watch her endorse Huizar if there is a run-off.

August 19, 2005 8:06 PM  

Anonymous Joseph Mahma said:

Its Friday night and the Pacheca-Kids are just blogging away like they've never had a date before. Probably haven't and explains why they are unable to go out and talk to voters.

Nick lost a real weapon in Hacopian. Hacopian ran the walk program for AV in the council race, and really knew the district. Oh well...Maybe Afriat can do some canvASSing. Until then I'll be sitting here eternally waiting for a Pacheca-Kid volunteer to actually call or walk my house here in El Sereno. Bet I grow old before that happens.

August 19, 2005 8:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Put'n Plaintains aside, The DNC wnts AV 4 GOV.

August 19, 2005 8:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa=Communist Manifesto
Huizar=Communist Manifesto
Ruby=Communist Manifesto

The 3 Amigos. Of course they help each other.

August 19, 2005 8:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

August 19, 2005 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Chinese Communist Party
Hunan's provincial capital is Changsa. Changsa is also the birthplace of communism. Qingshui Tang (clearwater pool) is Chairman Mao's former residence and the site of the first local Communist Party offices.

August 19, 2005 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hear MAyor Sam has been nominated for a Downtown Los Angeles Town Crier Ambassador of Good will award for keeping the public informed.

Rumors mind you

August 19, 2005 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

why r the comments about firebaugh being edited

August 19, 2005 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The younger ?, who is ?, is in the midst of a five-week program in the Hunan Province of China

August 19, 2005 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We don't want to be disrespectful of our relationship with Mexico. In fact my state, New Mexico, is the most immigrant friendly state. We have licenses for undocumented workers. We have scholarships for them to go to our university because we want to integrate them; we don't want them out driving without insurance. But when you have border security that is such a concern in terms of terrorist activities, in terms of drug smuggling, human smuggling, this is why we're asking for, pleas to both federal governments to just get a little more involved and active. -- Bill Richardson (A little more active?)

August 19, 2005 8:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I saw Marco today. He made a long presentation at a hearing held in the DWP chambers. He looked and sounded healthier than I've seen him in years.

August 19, 2005 8:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

isn't kevin de leon part of this group?

August 19, 2005 8:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i saw firebaugh dumped his girlfriend for maribel medina...true?

August 19, 2005 8:30 PM  

Anonymous Hay te watcho, 80 watches! said:

Hay te watcho ('80 watches') has an obsession that knows no bounds. He jumped on this thread immediately.

I'm still not sure he isn't one of the Chief's multiple personalities.

August 19, 2005 8:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maribel Median the Mariachi Member?

August 19, 2005 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

no the LAUSD lawyer making over $ 200,000 per year....thanks to Huizar

August 19, 2005 8:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"It would be nice to appoint a minority and a woman"

I guess it would be too much to ask them to just appoint someone qualified.


August 19, 2005 8:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maribel Medina is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Pasadena. She has served as a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and is currently the President-Elect of the Los Angeles County Mexican American Bar Association. She earned a masters degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

"(Keep paying those taxes California. Mexico thanks you.)"

August 19, 2005 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Los Angeles Board of Education has chosen a Pasadena assistant city attorney as its new special counsel, a lawyer with the backing of union leaders and the school board president but far less experience than others seeking the job. According to several sources familiar with the selection process, the school board voted 4-3 in a closed session to offer Maribel S. Medina the position, which could pay up to $240,000 a year. Medina specializes in land-use, environmental and real estate law. The vote to hire Medina is the latest in a series of board decisions that have caused some...

August 19, 2005 8:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

catch up she has been at LAUSD since the beginnning of the year.

City's Main Land-use Lawyer to Leave Post
Pasadena Star News, 12/27/04

Pasadena- Maribel Medina '95, the primary land-use attorney for the city of Pasadena, has been offered the job of special counsel for the Los Angeles Board of Education.

The board made its decision in a Dec. 17 closed-door meeting. The vote was later leaked to area newspapers after questions were raised about Medina's relative lack of experience and her past ties with the board president. ...


Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District


9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles, acting as the Governing Board of the

Los Angeles Unified School District, met in public session prior to closed session on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Los Angeles Board of Education Administrative Offices, Room 24-173, 333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles.

Mr. Jefferson Crain, Executive Officer of the Board, called the meeting to order at

10:26 a.m.

The following Board Members were present: Ms. Julie Korenstein, Mr. Mike Lansing, Mr. Jon Lauritzen, Mr. David Tokofsky, and Vice President Ms. Marlene Canter.

Mr. José Huizar and Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte were absent.

Mr. Kevin Reed, General Counsel, and Ms. Maribel Medina, Special Counsel to the Board, were present.

August 19, 2005 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 19, 2005 8:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is this the method Latinos do business?

Around 1985-1987 a Head Start Director at CSULA committed fraud and stole money from the kids. In Christmas she hid x-mas presents from the kids and gave it to her families. With the laundered money she bought apartments in Whittier.

August 19, 2005 9:16 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

Ok , let s get real

I was the one who got Jan Perry Reelected. I am the best politcal consultant out there. You want to be relected take my advice.

August 19, 2005 9:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who does this leave on Nick's team? Robert "Hertzberg almost made the runoff" Urteaga and John Edwards? How sad is it that Urteaga's career will forever be tarnished by his association with the despised and non-credible John Edwards.

August 19, 2005 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Urteaga's career is far from over. He is professional and polite. Able to work with the Av's and Anti-Av's, this is a true future politician.

August 19, 2005 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Los Angeles panel gives pay increase a pass
Commission sends controversial agreement between DWP and electrical workers to the City Council.
By David Zahniser
Copley News Service


August 19, 2005 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I think that we should move it forward but make it clearly articulated that we are very, very uncomfortable," said Commissioner Annie Cho, one of the four commissioners appointed by former Mayor James Hahn

August 19, 2005 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA officials announce injunction against 'Big Hazard' gang
"We have to do something here in Ramona Gardens for these people," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told a news conference

August 19, 2005 9:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAX: Congresswoman Waters wants FAA to delay funds...

August 19, 2005 9:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Court Bars Gang From Eastside Area
By Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer

The preliminary injunction against the Big Hazard gang, also known as Hazard Grande, prohibits members from "driving, standing, sitting, walking, gathering or appearing" together in a roughly half-square-mile section of Boyle Heights, according to a statement Monday from the city attorney's office.
Included in the area is Ramona Gardens, a public housing project that the gang allegedly has used as a "headquarters" for drug dealing, assaults, robberies and murder.

The area is roughly bounded by Cornwell and San Pablo streets to the west, North Indiana Street to the east, Valley Boulevard to the north and Marengo Street to the south.

The prohibitions on gathering in public are similar to those in 25 other injunctions that target gangs in the city. But it is the first during the tenure of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and it is significant to him personally and politically.

Villaraigosa, a former president of the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, once was a critic of such restrictions because he believed that innocent people could be "broad-brushed as gang members."

August 19, 2005 9:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Guest: I was alarmed or surprised to learned about how some of the teacher staffing within the district works. I am referring to the fact that lowest performing schools tend to hire and employ some of the least experienced teachers. Understanding that I thought that is okay if they got less experienced teachers and they are paying them less so you can hire more of them. But I was shocked when I found out the way budgeting works, that if you have more teachers earning less you can't hire more teachers. From my perspective, it sounds like if you are going to med school and you have a first year out intern and they are putting them on heart bypass surgery and we are scratching our heads when we don't get the results we want

Jose Huizar: Scale is not the issue. They spent 6 months in LAUSD they have small schools. With the six tenants that Frank talked about, it is not scale. We can have that and still have the same type of environment as in

Jose Huizar: I would not say that in middle schools and high schools there is progress, certainly in the elementary. First year in four years and it has been negligible when you compare it to other schools. In comparison to other schools I am not too excited about our middle school and high schools in what we have seen.

Jose Huizar: We went from the discussion that we were criticizing it. I thought we are discussing what it is, and how to improve it. I felt the same criticism but I think we should be honest and talk about what it is how to improve it. And we recognize we are doing great things. We are doing better.

August 19, 2005 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Bob, you want to break up LAUSD. While you have received strong citywide support from voters, parents, teachers, and civic leaders, as well as from State Secretary of Education and Former Mayor Richard Riordan, you have also been challenged by others who are content with the status quo. Please explain why you’ve raised the breakup issue and discuss your plan.

Four years ago, current School Board President Jose Huizar was quoted by LA Times’ columnist Frank Del Olmo saying, “I’ve told people to put their plans for secession (breakup) on hold for now. If I don’t get anywhere...I’d have no problem supporting a breakup.” It’s been four years and we’re still not making the kind of progress we need. It’s time to deal with the elephant in the room, break up the district, and get our kids the education they deserve.

August 19, 2005 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Four years ago, current School Board President Jose Huizar was quoted by LA Times’ columnist Frank Del Olmo saying, “I’ve told people to put their plans for secession (breakup) on hold for now. If I don’t get anywhere...I’d have no problem supporting a breakup.” It’s been four years and we’re still not making the kind of progress we need. It’s time to deal with the elephant in the room, break up the district, and get our kids the education they deserve.

August 19, 2005 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Joseph Mahma said:

Damn...looks like Nick told his Pacheka-Kids to stop blogging. Sudden silence (or mourning).

August 19, 2005 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bob Hertzberg Website
We know that students who drop out are three and half times more likely than graduates to be arrested for a crime, and that three quarters of prison inmates are dropouts. We know that dropouts are sixty percent more likely to be unemployed, and that graduates earn thirty-six percent more than dropouts on the job market.

In an age when our city’s economy is driven by knowledge industries and a high-skill workforce, we lead the nation in functionally illiterate adults. In a city that’s been labeled the “gang capital of the world” by its own police chief, we’re giving gangs thirty-one thousand dropouts every year to recruit from.

August 19, 2005 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Hertzberg's driver wrote in this blog that he has no intention of ever running for office. Was Urteaga lying?

August 19, 2005 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The facts of the early and unneeded closures was not the only complaint from local merchants.
"They lied to us," said Rosie at the Boulevard Hair Salon. "They brought the piece of paper for us to sign and they didn't tell us we had a choice." She was talking about the petitions that party organizers were required to circulate by Councilman Villaraigosa's office before being allowed to close down the street. "They said we're closing down the street and you have to sign this, so I did." Organizers reportedly needed 50% of the business owners in the area to sign in order to close the street (most of which were closed on Saturday afternoon anyway and were not impacted).
Angie at El Arco Iris Restaurant said, "Never again." They had come to her in the middle of a rush, and since she supports the police she signed it. "I was so busy and since I trusted them I signed it." In fact most of the businesses, because the owners are immigrants, signed when they were told to, they said, because they thought it was the police telling them that they had to. The event was organized jointly by the Museum and LAPD Detectives.
"I didn't want to be the bad guy," said Mariano. "If I said no, I'm sure I would have had eight (building) inspectors here on Monday morning... I know how it works."

August 19, 2005 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cyberlady-Why didn't you or Chief run for CD14?

August 19, 2005 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:06- what the f*** you talking about?

August 19, 2005 10:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now that Hacopian exposed what's going on, it makes complete sense. All the same "anon" people making the same comments in the same style. Damn, I'd be mad too if my campaign staff were fucking around on a blog site all day instead of actually doing real work. Damn, Nick has no control of his campaign. This Robert Urteaga guy must be young and inexperienced if he's so obsessed with a blog. Get it kid!

August 19, 2005 10:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 19, 2005 10:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 19, 2005 10:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 19, 2005 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paul C. Hernandez Field Deputy Prior to joining my Council staff, Paul worked for several years with the KoreanAmerican Federation of Los Angeles. Currently, Paul serves as my Field Deputy in theBoyle Heights community. Paul is a graduate of Woodbury University where hereceived his BA in Business Administration

August 19, 2005 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dora GarciaField DeputyDora is a graduate of California State University Los Angeles and performs caseworkand constituent services in my Boyle Heights field office. She has also served as thecoordinator for special events in Boyle Heights including our Days of Service. Prior tojoining my Council office Dora served as a key volunteer in my campaign for CityCouncil and worked as a Customer Service Specialist for the Bank of America.

August 19, 2005 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have a more recent report from what you posted Cyberlady. Sorry Cyberlady-----------


AV says he created 89 neighborhood watches in his 2nd year. How is this even reality? Did AV take the same medication daily or what???

August 19, 2005 10:48 PM  

Anonymous Who Cares?! said:

I know for a fact that Afriat and his Burbank based consulting group make their money by peddling influence in the Planning Department, Building and Safety, and the Bureau of Engineering.

Their web-site boasts of what they have bought, bribed, cajoled, and hoodwinked these departments into doing.

Afriat is all about greasing the wheels, and his staff of ex-politcal appointees use their contacts to do just that.

The upside of a Pacheco victory is that maybe Afriat will force these three crappy agencies to shape up and serve the public and their customers - without having to be bribed to do it.

August 19, 2005 11:21 PM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

Robert Urteaga has long worked for Steve Afriat; Afriat's entry into the race is no real news, it just means that Robert got nervous and asked the boss to come in and help.

I'd be nervous too, if I had to deal with Edwards and the only adult in the group, Eric Hacopian had pulled up stakes and moved on.

Hacopian's departure means one or more of three things;

1) No money to pay his salary; and/or

2) Lack of direction or clear lines of authority creating divisiveness in the campaign structure; and/or

3) A candidate who will not get out of the way and let the professionals run the campaign.

I suspect all three are true.

Huizar continues to increase his base and his fund raising, maintaining a 2:1 lead in dollars raised and on hand.

Things look bleak for Pacheco.

As the saying goes "Time wounds all heels".

August 20, 2005 4:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe the reason Hertberg did not make the runoff was because Urteaga (Hertzberg's driver)was blogging in stead of campaigning.

Poor Nick, he has a sad excuse for a campaign manager. He is just a young kid. Didn't he get fired from Janice Hahn's office?

I think he is too busy trying to find his sexuality. It's ok, you can come out of the closet. This is Los Angeles. We will accept you.

Do you and yourself a favor, let someone else that knows what they are doing take over your position of campaign manager.

On a different note, does anyone know what happended at County Committee?

August 20, 2005 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Why do you call this site Mayor Sam? It should be called "Jose Huizar for CD 14." LA Times said it best yesterday about Antonio wanting control of city council and that would happen if Jose got in. What does that say about Jose? That he will only be a puppet for AV. Not very flattering.

August 20, 2005 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You have no idea what is going on in Pacheco's campaign, just like Hacopian. Do you think after what happened in 2003 that Nick's inner circle - which doesn't include John Edwards - was going to trust a former Villaraigosa consultant. After Lloyd's passing in 2003, Phil Giarizzo had no loyalty to Nick or his team and the results bear that out. Just look at how many labor candidate contracts Phil has gotten since then. It is no irony that the first call received by Phil after the 2003 defeat was from Miguel Contreras. Phil sold Nick up the river and an outsider like Eric would never be trusted.

I never met Eric, he might be a nice guy, I don't know. What I do know is that he wasn't one of us. Pacheco's camp is in total close down -which can't be said about the Huizar camp - after his victory you'll find out what really went on. I wish Afriat lots of luck, but he'll be in the same boat as Eric.

August 20, 2005 8:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Daily News

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called for an independent review of elephant quarters at the Los Angeles Zoo, a move that could determine whether to send the pachyderms packing to a wildlife sanctuary....Villaraigosa, whose campaign for mayor included a promise to improve conditions at the Los Angeles Zoo...."I have been reviewing the elephants' situation at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Don't you just love Antonio's priority of which campaign promises to keep????

August 20, 2005 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer
....Four Los Angeles City Council members were absent Friday, forcing the panel to cancel its last meeting before a two-week summer recess and highlighting the increasing difficulty in getting enough members to do business.
The 15-member panel already has two vacancies and needs 10 members for a quorum. Friday's absences - previously approved by the council - put the council at just nine members.

Councilman Eric Garcetti was away on official city business, and Councilmen Greig Smith, Jack Weiss and Ed Reyes also were excused....
City officials said the early start to the summer break did not affect any imminent city business, nor will any city business or pending council action be affected by the break.....If there is an emergency, City Clerk Frank Martinez said the council can be reconvened or the mayor can take control.


August 20, 2005 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Joseph Mahma said:

Hey 8:35,

"You have no idea what is going on in Pacheco's campaign, just like Hacopian."

So you're saying Hacopian, as the lead consultant on the campaign, had no idea what was going on with his client? Wow, that's sad.

Then you say: "What I do know is that he wasn't one of us. Pacheco's camp is in total close down" which leads me to believe that you (a blogging campaign staffer who is too green to know you shouldn't be doing this shit) are telling everyone that Nick is so secretive and manipulative that he wouldn't even work with the most important person he hired for the campaign- his consultant.

So to everyone out there, you heard it here, from the horse's (ass) mouth, Pacheco's campaign is "in close down" so don't bother volunteering or helping out. They'll go about it alone.

August 20, 2005 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Joseph Mahma said:

Hey 8:35 (Irked-te-yaga)

Since you're so free and easy talking about the "closed down" state of Pacheco's campaign, maybe you can tell me why he took $3 million from the constituent center and gave it to ANOTHER COUNCIL DISTRICT. Nice way to treat your constituents.

"Oh I lost and so you'll pay for it." That's no way to treat your constituents. Thank god we got that money back and an additional $6 million with Villaraigosa that you couldn't find in 4 years .

So don't be coming here to El Sereno and saying that the constituent center was something YOU had started or had responsibility for. That's bullshit and you know it. You gave away the money and Antonio's people not only brought it back but they got the rest that was needed that you couldn't do.


August 20, 2005 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hear Urteaga also spends a lot of time on very suspect online dating places. How many CD 14 voters you meetin' there Robert?

August 20, 2005 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joseph can you read? Pacheco didn't give away $3 million to another council district. That is Villaraigosa/Blackman propaganda. Read the motion.

August 20, 2005 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Pacheco also lost his fundraiser. I got a call from one guy a month ago, and a girl just the other day. She didn't seem too knowledgable, but said she just got hired.


August 20, 2005 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Joseph Mahma said:


I can read. I looked up the motion on the city website. If you check it out, it only says that the money is going to CD 13 from the constituent center. Pacheco just spinning his lies.

August 20, 2005 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 20, 2005 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No comments? Whew! I recall, Huizar camp is making calls and taking a walk since 9AM today.

August 20, 2005 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The motion states that CD14 would have the 3 million for the Constituent Services Center (03-1354)

August 20, 2005 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why doesn't Huizar release his latest poll? Villaraigosa never kept his (good) numbers secret from anybody...

August 20, 2005 12:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

wasn't Afriat the guy who saved the lapdance?

August 20, 2005 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Where is everyone?

Are they all walikng precincts including yourself.

August 20, 2005 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief has Huizar by the hand on 1st street.

August 20, 2005 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief is licking the ??? on 1st street.

August 20, 2005 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam-w/Kerry
Mayor Frank-out to lunch
Chief Parker-Huizar 1st st office

August 20, 2005 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam you got the story wrong.

The word from Pacheco insiders is that Hacopian was a paid operative working for AV. He was also let go, he did not quit.

There will be no more spies working in the inside to destroy Nick's campaign.

August 20, 2005 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian in the campaign: Pacheco has a chance.

No Hacopian in the campaign: Turn off the lights the party is over.

How did you lose this guy Nick? that is pretty stupid.

August 20, 2005 1:53 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

I will tell you why they got rid of him. MAybe, because I don't know.

I asked NIck PAcheco to come wlak with us at the last NEighborhood Watch Walk , they did not show up. MAybe it is a good thing this guy is gone.

BEcause of the recent head bashing of my neighbor at the 3rd street tunnel and the fact that Nick PAcheco did not show at the last neighborhood watch walk , I am leaning towards another candidate to support , I will not be fooled again , someone who will recognize the inhumanity of this place we call skid row , but has a real name : Central City East.

Whoever walks with us will be my candidate and I will organize to my hearts content , because I have lot's of time.


I will rally the troops.

August 20, 2005 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric Hacopian: Glendale Armenian who knows nothing about the 14th District.

August 20, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If no one will defend the guy then I will. I had the pleasure of working with Eric Hacopian in Gloria Romero's state senate race.

Eric has the best field operation in So Cal. He is also the second best mail person outside of Parke Skelton.

As far as the guy being a rat, that is bullshit. Eric is more of a man than all the other sleaze balls in the consulting business.

August 20, 2005 2:53 PM  

Anonymous Head Faker rules! said:

Gotta hand it to Parker -- he set out to disrupt the Pachueco campaign and he did it!

He announced he would be posting an anti-Pachueco hit piece every ten days until the election. He even told us what the topics of the pieces would be. He didn't have to deliver -- that was enough to fake RU and staff into checking the blog all day every day. Once they got sucked into that, they couldn't help but post all the time too. Brilliant!

Best political movida since the Arnold announced on Leno (and faked Riordan into the popcorn machine). Head Faker (Chief Parker) rules!

August 20, 2005 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

question to the Huizar people. did that ghetto girl laura barrera walk precincts...big mistake if she did...she is a disgrace to the candidate.

August 20, 2005 7:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ditto the other guy's comments. Eric Hacopian is a class act - a damn good strategist and one of the few honest consultants out there.

Tough loss for Pacheco. What was the last race Steve Afriat did?

August 20, 2005 8:23 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

I agree Eric is a good guy.

The rats comment was merely expressing an old saying.

August 20, 2005 8:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

any up-date on huizar kick-off.

August 20, 2005 9:15 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

well if cheif frank says HE is a good guy , I will apologize for my statement . But it still stands NIck did not come to th a2nd Neighborhood watch walk after I had asked his campaign to come and support us. Will we be forgotten again? I just wonder.

Like I said I will be rallying the troops for whomever walks with us .

ALso if someone responds that they do not want to poiliticize this tragedy , well,. we have the tv cameras there for the specific purpose of letting the City Know we need help. So I don't want to hear any false humility about not wanting to politicize the tragedy of Central city east/ skid row. Because we need all of the politicizing we can get .

Check out my Blog and you will see many folks getting thier meds through medi-cal may fall through the cracks , when those getting social security disability and Medicare , switch them completely to Medicare prescription drug plan. We have an ongoing emergency , and no other agency other than NAMI is taking this seriously.


August 20, 2005 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


And my Neighborhood Watch investigation has reached over 100 neighborhood watches...

(Chief "Parker" April 29, 2005)

To help them (the Hahnwatch blog) -- I plan on releasing my Neighborhood Watch report on their blog -- it's a one time guest spot. So don't get used to it!

(Chief "Parker" April 26, 2005)


Right now I have found over 84 neighborhood watches, i need to know how many were in the district before Tony Villar became a Councilmember.

I am finding most of the Neighborhood watches by calling Hollenbeck and Northeast pretending to live in different neighborhoods, it's working. I don't want to call the Villaraistas mainly because i think they will feed me biased info.

(Chief "Parker" April 15, 2005)

August 20, 2005 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The 80 neighborhood wacthes people are NOT from Pacheco's campaign. Get a clue.

That lie from Parker means nothing to them, or to their need to minimalize Huizar.

Huizar is the opponent this time, not Villaraigosa.

That's good for Pacheco, bad for Chief Faker's attempt to paint any exposure of his past lies as "Pacheco-based"

3 months ago he was saying it was Hahn staffer attacking his credibility.

PARKER, your main stumbling block to any credibility on this blog are the lines you've told repeatedly. Period.

YOU are your own worst enemy.

"We have met the enemy, and they is us!"

-- Pogo

August 20, 2005 10:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I met Hacopian at Pacheco's startup rally.

Very unimpressive, very lost, very faceless and clueless.

Wouldn't know a "sinking ship" if it had "SS Sinking Ship" painted on the side in 14k gold.

August 20, 2005 10:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How is it this evil "John Edwards" is supposed to be some big wig in Pacheco's campaign, and he's not drawing salary, not listed anywhere, not on the "funds" sheets in any way.

Someone's making this stuff up. Sounds to me like he's a volunteer that makes an easy mark for Chief Parker's criticism, because Urteaga's another Boy Scout with a good track record in the District.

Pick the weakest mark to attack,even if their not "official" with the campaign, huh?

Pretty cheesy, when the truth comes out.

August 20, 2005 10:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope Skelton really is looking at Parker's bilge here, and thinking he's got some inside window into Pacheco's campaign.

Because NO ONE from the campaign is blogging here.... it's just us, unaffiliated "rats!"

August 20, 2005 10:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Your "UPDATE" is you commenting on another blog commenting on your INITIAL post.


August 20, 2005 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


DOn't re-spin Skeltons lies here, Pacehco's explanation of the $3 million makes perfetc sense, and shows good big picture management and care for the district. Let peeople read if for themselves (below)> THEN, explain why Antonio's people are STILL sitting on $2 million in district discretionary funds they should have spent on CD14 needs months, or YEARS ago??

$3 million goes elsewhere in the city to help, and we get it BACK, vs. AV's people HORDE $2 million since 2003.

(from Pacheco) Council District 14 Constituent Services Center (Silver Lake Library $3M)

"This was an effort to look beyond my `fiefdom' and have a win-win proposition with a neighboring colleague."

JB: Seven days before leaving office Mr. Pacheco authored a motion to take $3 million dollars out of Council District 14 and put it in Silver Lake. While we support the efforts of our adjacent Council Districts (in this case, Council District 13), this move was truly inexplicable and we are glad that we worked to stop this motion in our first days in office.

NP: No such thing ever occurred, I would never give away $3M

The motion, CFI 03-1354 (see below), was an effort to swap OLD MICLA money (02-03 budget) for NEW MICLA money (03-04 budget) and
consequently CD 14 would still have its $3M. Here's what really
happened and not what Mr. Blackman would like you to believe. We
had accumulated $5M dollars for the Constituent Services Center ($3M MICLA and $2M gen. fund) and unfortunately before we could purchase the preferred site a private party purchased it. Everyone in City Hall knew our preferred site was taken and consequently knew the project was going to be delayed. This delay gave some council members the opening to try to "scoop up" this old MICLA money and place it in their district. Councilmember Garcetti approached me for the OLD MICLA money and I told him the only way to get it was for the motion to include NEW MICLA money for Antonio. He agreed and the motion reflected a swap of OLD money for NEW money. The motion was not passed and consequently CD 14 still has the $3M of OLD MICLA money from the 02-03 budget and let's hope that it is spent soon before someone else tries to scoop it up during a future budget crisis.

BTW, the remaining $2M of general fund was placed in two different
places to protect it from council district raiders. I parked
$1.45M in the Boyle Heights Technology Center since that project was moving forward to a ground breaking quickly. I knew that if the project came in under budget Antonio would be able to reprogram those funds in CD 14. Also, I felt confident that the MICLA $3M dollars was more than enough to secure a parcel, even one with a building, on the eastside. The remaining $550,000.00 was allocated
to the purchase of Moon Canyon and this project was scheduled to
move immediately in the summer of 2003. These funds are still
present in that account and let's hope that they are spent soon.

August 20, 2005 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boy, looks like AV's people have lied about every single project in CD14. Half a million to buy Moon Canyon would have been plenty if they would have acted quickly. But like every other project in teh district, Goal #1 is/was:

"WAIT UNTIL PEOPLE FORGET PACHECO did this, so AV can get the credit."

Even if we lose the window of opportunity. Better to NOT have a new amenity in the district, than have someone other that Antonio get the credit.

Take that to the bank!

August 20, 2005 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric a spy? How can that be? Paid by Villaraigosa to spy on Pacheco, insulting.

August 20, 2005 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, once AGAIN, Chief Faker takes something that will probably help Pacheco and tries to make it look like the roof is caving in.

Nick hires a new outside consultant (UPGRADES) at a critical point in his campaign after finding out the old one was useless, and that's "rats" leaving a sinking ship.

Sounds more like the ship just GOT A BETTER NAVIGATOR, and is getting back on course.

Now I'll write Pacheco another $250 check, to make my max. I wasn't feeling good enough with Hacopian there to go that extra mile.

August 20, 2005 10:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can anyone here explain to me why would you claim Hacopian was a SPY?

Is there proof?

Is he meeting with Parke Skelton?

August 20, 2005 10:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Agreed, 10:28 p.m.. Never very impressed with Eric. Lots of talk, little delivery.

That's FUNNY though, that Afriat also represented the MOUNT HERMON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

That was the fake HOA that PARKE SKELTON and his wife organized for awhile to fight the development behind their home, right before Pacheco took office in 2003.

They lost, BIG time! But I hear they still blame Pacheco. The FIX was in LONG before he took office. The developer's parents were tight family friends of (then) MAYOR RIORDAN.

No way they weren't going to get their variances from Riordan appointed commissioners.

August 20, 2005 10:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only lie on this blog so far was that Hacopian was at Pacheco's opening rally. Utter lie.

August 20, 2005 11:18 PM  

Anonymous cypressparkmama said:

John edwards was in the daily news as nick pachecos spokesman. anyone who'd hire that idiot as a spokesman is enough to make me get all my friends in the northeast to out and walk precincts for whoever gets in the runoff againts pacheco if he makes the runoff with an idiot like that aboard

August 20, 2005 11:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's where you're mistaken. I heard John Edwards was Pacheco's Political Director. AAMOF, he gave me his card that said as much. If he is not getting paid, it's because Pacheco has no money. I also heard Robert Ortega answers to Edwards. Political Director sounds like he is the head of the whole shaaabang.

August 20, 2005 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

good night

August 20, 2005 11:40 PM  

Blogger William Mulholland said:

All you idiots talking trash about Urteaga have ignored the fact that he is a VERY experienced, albeit YOUNG, staffer. He has served:

- Mayor Riordan
- Mayor Hahn
- Councilmember Janice Hahn
- Mayoral Candidate and former State Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg

...and the former and NEXT Councilmember of the 14th District, Nick Pacheco.

I have seen Robert Urteaga in action, I have worked with Robert Urteaga and know that he does not kiss anyone's ass to get to where he wants to go. Didn't do it for Riordan, Hahn, Hahn, Hertzberg and certainly doesn't do it for Nick.

Vote for Nick, and you won't be sick...vote for Huizar and, um, you'll be sorry!

August 20, 2005 11:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All you fucking Pachuecos can kiss my ass!

Fuck all you Pachuecos!

August 21, 2005 12:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:18, what can I say... if Hacopian wasn't at the rally, then some other 30-ish Armenian-looking dude shook my hand there, in the parking lot outside the offices, on York blvd, late morning, and said, "Hi, I'm Eric Hacopian.

I didn't ask for ID, sorry. Next time I'll be more thorough. Usually when people tell you their name, that's who they are.

I had pan dulce from La Macota and and tamales from some place near downtown, donated by supporters.

nuff said?

August 21, 2005 12:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some of the anti-Pacheco peeps need to take their meds, or get another "fix" from the Villaraigosa koolaid pitcher. They're getting cranking this a.m.

Been up all night calling on people of Huizar and got pissed off hearing everyone in Cd14 say, Hose-ay WHO?

August 21, 2005 12:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn it, Chief Faker, can't you and AV keep a lid on this stuff. Here's another neighborhood watch starting up, and they're NOT keeping it secret (OR involving AV's staff). Don't they know the rules, they'll get KILLED if people know where and who they are!

A group of residents have indicated their interest in starting a
Neighborhood Watch for the Avenue 54 corridor from Baltimore to Monte
Vista. The watch would serve as a forum to discuss safety and quality
of life issues and crime prevention, in addition to educating
participants about community and city resources.

Residents of Aldama, Irvington Place,Abbott, and Raphael Street are
encouraged to get involved. If a resident homeowner or renter, and if
you're interested please email Ana at armez@... . We're projecting a first meeting for October.


- Ana

August 21, 2005 12:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

IT JUST KEEPS GETTING worse, now they're going to post SIGNS telling people where they are. It'll be a massacre, STOP THEM PLEASE, Chief Faker:

Attached are the Department of Transportation and Los Angeles Police
Department New Neighborhood watch sign application and procedures.
Please announce and distribute to your neighborhood council members.

DOT is the primary authorizer of neighborhood watch sign installs
The new procedures will effect new installations and re-installs.
In order to acquire signs, the requester must obtain approval from
the LAPD, DOT and Bureau of Street Lighting.

All signs must adhere to the attached specifications. Signs can not
be altered or have any special logos or verbage, such as names of
block clubs, neighborhood watch groups, neighborhood council names
and/or logos.

Neighborhood watch signs will be removed by DOT if the installations
are not authorized. Signs will be removed and not returned. No
refunds will be given for the wrong signs purchased or removed. (See
application and procedures).

Neighborhood watch signs CANNOT be fixed to traffic control and
parking signs devices and/or utility poles.

After the requester receives the approval, it will be the
responsibility of the requestor to install signs and poles from the
following approved City contracters, whom are contracted by the
City to install on city Property :

Maneri Sign Company
1928 W. 135 th Street
Gardena, CA 90249


Traffic Operations
216 Toby Way
Pomona, CA 91767

Links to assist in establishing a Neighborhood Watch:

National Neighborhood Watch Institute
www.NNWI.org or contact 888.669.4872

National Crime Prevention Council
www.ncpc.org or contact 202.466.6272

The forms should be available on LAPDOnline and LaCity.org next
week. The forms will be downloadable and user friendly.

If you have any questions please contact me at the below number.

OFFICER. LORI LEE::Community Policing Unit::Los Angeles Police

August 21, 2005 12:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HEY, how come they aren't telling people to contact their councilmember's office to start up a neighborhood watch?

OH, that's right, because CM'S OFFICES don't have ANYTHING to do with that LAPD function.

Just scam artists like AV that take credit for the work of other city agencies.

August 21, 2005 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker speak with forked tongue.

Tells people this blog is read by BIG media, then says Pacheco people are wasting time blogging here.

Two-faced, lying, and utterly confused.

August 21, 2005 1:30 AM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Why on earth folks were blogging this late into the night is beyond me.

And since it was anti-jose folks on here blogging on a saturday night, makes me think they have no life, or are blogging from prison.

I hear they have internet now.

If I were the Chief still it wouldn't be allowed, but liberalism creeps its way into everything.

August 21, 2005 2:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Daily Breeze..Go David Zahniser

MAYOR FAVORS WESTSIDERS FOR L.A. COMMISSIONS....Review finds that almost a third of Mayor Villaraigosa's commission and board appointees reside in two well-to-do districts.....Los Angeles' two affluent Westside council districts -- including one that runs from Los Angeles International Airport to Pacific Palisades -- have become fertile ground for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as he looks to fill the city's boards and commissions.

Since his election, Villaraigosa has frequently touted his plan to assemble an ethnically mixed, highly qualified field of candidates. And so far, 30 percent of his appointees have identified themselves as Latino, compared to 42 percent white, 17 percent Asian/Pacific Islander and 11 percent black.

August 21, 2005 7:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm about moving forward and he's about talking about how things used to be," Huizar commented. "Every one of his responses was, 'Well I started this project, I started that project. I never finished it, but I started this project and I started that project.'"

August 21, 2005 8:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When the candidates were asked how long they would stay in office, a reference to Villaraigosa's decision to jettison the 14th after two years to run for mayor, loud snickers were heard in the audience. Yet that was little league compared to a second debate held on Thursday in Boyle Heights. Huizar, thinking he had a strong point, boasted of his endorsement from Villaraigosa, only to be showered with a huge, sustained chorus of boos. Seems there's a bit of displeasure over the councilman who wasn't there.

Odder, however, was a giggle that frequently skipped into Huizar's comments on Monday night. It may have been nerves (the laughter was gone on Thursday), but it was off-putting to see a big grin and hear a chuckle when he uttered lines such as, "At the LAUSD I've felt the frustration of parents who have to deal with the bureaucracy." He even managed a laugh in the dry phrase, "I actually moved a school district regulation

August 21, 2005 8:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i's called nervous habit. Looks like torretes syndrome.

August 21, 2005 10:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why has no one other than dgarzila described the debates. I don't understand how you want me to vote for your candidate and you do not tell me more of how the debate proceeded & issues involved.

August 21, 2005 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric Hacopian- Bright young thing.
Steve Afriat- Old has been.
John Edwards- Eurotrash never been.
Robert U- Robin to Edwards batman.
Nick Pacheco- Good as dead without Hacopian.

August 21, 2005 11:57 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

come on Robert is Batman. Folks don't get fooled by that boyish exterior. Rule one when fighitng a war , never undeestimate the enemy.

Number two deception

August 21, 2005 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You want proof for Hacopian being an AV spy, here it is.

1- He was one of two consultants working on 03 AV campaign.
2- His client list is the whose who of the anti Nick electeds. A.V.-Gloria Romero-Jackie Goldberg-
Jack Scott- Adam Schiff.
3- Hacopian is the in house consultant to Rick Caruso, who wants to suck up to the new mayor.
4- Pacheco's first mailer has a quote from "AV" in the back. Who has ever seen that before.

The word is that he was offered future work by A.V. for his

August 21, 2005 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

is chief faker a commie. to many liberties on this blog

August 21, 2005 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can anybody tell me what campaign Eric Hacopian did that was so successful? The one person I found who had actually worked with him said he was useless.

August 21, 2005 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Question to the Mayor's people on the blog.

Is he now a candidate for Mayor. I know he just got elected but as he said after he promised to serve his full-term...."the people are calling for me to run for Mayor...can't say no to the people"

Is he going to pull another rabbit out of his ass and run for Governor...because the people are calling?

August 21, 2005 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A few years back I worked with a fundraiser on a campaign where Hacopian was the consultant. He was a joke - always showing up to meetings with a large unlit cigar, barking out orders and leaving. I know the fundraiser will never work with Hacopian again and I think the candidate dropped Hacopian after the election.

August 21, 2005 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Hacopian is a spy story from the Pacheco camp is stupid.

Give it up guys, admit you fucked up in losing him.

August 21, 2005 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can you prove Hacopian has been promised a job with AV camp for his services?

Did he get paid and how?

If you have proof send it to Daily Breeze.

August 21, 2005 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"It was very clear that the kinds of issues Schiff cared about resonated with Armenian American voters," says Eric Hacopian, a political consultant who worked on the Schiff campaign.

Once known for voting along Republican lines, the community's agenda now includes housing, senior issues and social security. "The community has shifted its political agenda and outlook in favor of social justice and basic everyday economic issues, and is seeking politicians who address such needs," explains Hacopian.

But there is interest. Two of the six candidates responded to AIM's questions.

Antonio Villaraigosa is, according to some, one of the two front-runners for the race together with City Attorney James Hahn. Villaraigosa says, "the [Armenian] community is playing an increasingly pivotal role in Los Angeles politics."

Villaraigosa is one of two major Hispanic candidates, a reflection of that ethnic group's significance in the area. Congressman Xavier Becerra, is the other. He says, if elected, he "will establish regular ties and communication between the Mayor's office and the Armenian American community ­ through town hall meetings, one-on-one sessions, and appointments to boards and commissions, as well as staff that includes Armenian American representation."

August 21, 2005 1:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ATTN: Robert Urteaga

Tell us, is Hacopian a spy or not?

What's wrong with telling us the truth.

August 21, 2005 1:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

'Young' Robert is 30 years old, if he's a day. Are you telling me he's the next Alex Padilla? Someone put some crack in your tamale, hombre.

August 21, 2005 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope Robert is not Chilletas. I would hate for him to become a LLORON

August 21, 2005 1:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

does anyone know if the Raiders won?

Long live the Raider Nation.

August 21, 2005 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian is not a spy.

August 21, 2005 2:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 21, 2005 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Edwards and Robert U. dont like Eric Hacopian. They spend all their time shitting on the guy.

Everyone else thinks the guy is pretty bright.

hmmmm- who do I believe.

Kasimoto and side show Bob or every one else.

Gee, that is a hard decision.

August 21, 2005 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How AV will take care of Eric Hacopian for his "services", I suspect we will never know.

No smoking gun, but where there is smoke. There is usually fire.

August 21, 2005 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He promised position in admin. 6 mths.time. Parke Skelton scam. Where is ethics in all this?

August 21, 2005 4:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar people spinning this blog to make Hacopian look like a spy, he was not.

August 21, 2005 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

On Tuesday July 12, 2005 Mayor Sam wrote

Pacheco consultant Eric Hacopian was behind the latest PR attempt to align Pacheco with Villaraigosa *** dirty little secret is that their name ID poll has some interesting tidbits about Villaraigosa and his influence over CD 14 voters. Hence the (laughable) recent head fake.

August 21, 2005 4:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wasn't John Shallman dumped from Huizar's campaign to make way for Parke Skelton?

August 21, 2005 5:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wasn't John Shullman a Hertzberg operative?

August 21, 2005 6:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Heard Huizar had tons of students at his rally yesterday. 9th & 10th graders walking the street for him. Interesting!!!!!

August 21, 2005 6:15 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

Juan Jimenez made it to Downtown. I can't beleive it. No other campign has called me saying they have initiated an outreach to the Downtown Community.

www.centralcitye.blogspot has all of the particulars

August 21, 2005 8:08 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Congrats Dgarzila!

Though we disagree on candidates, i can't help but support you and your worthy causes.

You and people like you are going to make this City great again.

August 21, 2005 8:17 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

remind me who you supprit again?

I am still up in the air, though I haven't taken down the pacheck it shirt on the blog.

But like I sadi whoever walks with me will become my brother or sister.

Thanks Mayor Frank.

August 21, 2005 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, almost 200 comments and still going strong. I bet Nick wishes he got in the limelight for something positive for a change. What is it with this guy?

August 21, 2005 9:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nick will get relected to the 14th district.

August 21, 2005 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm moving out of the district next month, so good luck amigos. This election has been a blast.

August 21, 2005 9:17 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

i mean thanks cheif parker

August 21, 2005 11:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone know about a recall against the two main candidates in the CD 14 race?

There is a petition circulating out there in CD 14

August 21, 2005 11:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Would have to be a "pre-call" not a recall.

Nobody's been "called" yet.

August 22, 2005 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1. Fuck the raiders!
2. I walked. I'm not a ninth grader. Neither was my hottie partner.
3. Fuck all you Pachuecos!

August 22, 2005 1:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Start of a new week, CHIEF FAKER, what's it gonna be, Full Disclosure, or the same kind of ongoing BS that PROVES to the blogosphere from here on out that ALL your blog topics are partisan SHINOLA (like you know the difference).

How about you meet the enquiring minds HALF WAY (that's in line with your idol Antonio's way of "reaching consensus"), supposedly. Just cough up your diligent, multi-promised research from last April/May on HALF of the 100+ neighborhood watches you said you uncovered, apart from AV's handlers spin cycles. Make it an even 50 (that should also cover HALF of AV's fake "80.")

That should make it SO easy, and since someone on the blog posted the ID and meeting locations for the (one) neighborhood watch organization in each of the largest communities of CD14 under Northeast Division (Eagle Rock and Highland Park -- WOW, imagine, one-third of the population of CD14 covered by TWO pre-existing watches), then you can just focus on Hollenbeck division -- that gives you another "break."

Go for it -- it's your last chance to reclaim some minute portion of credibility here, as anything other than an AV shill. AND, I hear CAPTAIN FIERRO really wants to know, too. (He thinks maybe some of his SLOs are slackers, and missing dozens of critical neighborhood watch meetings each month).

So, STOP trying to shoot the messenger that isn't even there. Robert U. don't care about the "80 neighborhood watches" AV lied about and you covered for -- he ain't busting his chops to get Hertzberg in anymore, and the "big 80" means nothing to THIS CD14 race. I'm pretty sure BIG BAD John Edwards don't care either, and we KNOW Hacopian don't give a flying fig. Even your so-called "ethically challenged" least favorite candidate, Pacheco, know that your huge ethical lapse in telling whoppers to cover for AV's lack of accomplishments is OLD news so far as who wins in November. That was the BIG LIE from the last election, and Nick wasn't event a candidate then.

NAH, this is ALL just about whether the blog readers here should have ANY reason to think you know anything at all that's TRUE in L.A. politics -- or if you're still just pulling spin out of Skelton's backside. We KNOW you got an ego, even an anonymous one. . .

Your silly dodge about these publicly recognized organizations needing to be "top secret" gave up the ghost the week you suggested it, so that's out for continuing cover from other blog celebs here. The "no one cares" OBVIOUSLY isn't true since this is following you to EVERY thread.

Time to come clean. . .

AND, whatever you do, if you DO try and salvage this somehow, don't try and ID individual block captains in El Sereno or Boyle Heights as each being a WHOLE "neighborhood watch ORGANIZATION" themselves. All the campaign spin last Spring was very clear... "organizations" and that DON'T mean one person watching from the attic window and calling the cops, after attending some startup meeting with a 3rd level AV staffer (unfortunately, that's where Parke got the fake numbers to begin with).

August 22, 2005 1:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The anti-Pacheco rowdies are STILL pissed (1:35 a.m.) that NOBODY out here knows who Huizar or any of the other seven political dwarfs on the next CM ballot are. Someone give them some milk and cookies and send them to beddy-bye.

August 22, 2005 1:39 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

by poular request:

my blogsite is


August 22, 2005 2:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:35 anon you must be one of those 9th graders. Your language is horrific! You can't seem to get your message across except by using foul words. Grow up and get a dictionary.

CTIY HALL WHODUNIT...MAYOR, COUNCIL,go AWOL rather than explain DWP union's sweetheart deal
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That's what the mayor and City Council did last week when they went on vacation without answering the hard questions about who is responsible for cutting a sweetheart deal with Department of Water and Power workers that could dash hopes for a better Los Angeles.

August 22, 2005 6:50 AM  

Anonymous 'hay te watcho' watch said:

This blog has turned in part into an "Hay Te Watcho watch."

Hay Te Wacho (aka '80 watches') is slowing cracking up before our eyes. (See his 1:37 AM rant above.)

Will he just bow out like Hacopian? Disappear like Meat? Might he announce a more dramatic self-inflicted demise? (He is something of a drama queen.)

Or will he end up just babbling incoherently ad infinitum?

Stay tuned.

August 22, 2005 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman was FIRED as Jose's consultant and was replaced by Parke. My guess is that AV told Jose to work with Parke.

August 22, 2005 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:42 a.m.,

The "80 watches" rant at 1:37 makes more sense than your daylight rant (i.e. Parker posting anonymously).

Drink some coffee before you start blogging, maybe?

I agree. Some moderator posts multiple threads claiming they have proofs that some obviously bogus campaign-created non-accomplishment is true, and then when their boy wins, they just step away from it like it never happened? You want to believe the person asking repeatedly for the "truth" is the wacko, then start with Cindy Sheehan -- she's got the bigger audience.

Someone should hold Parker accountable, expose him as an opportunistic liar, or nag him off the blog. Media people are picking up story tips from Parker, for crying out loud, and he's full of it.

If we held politicians accountable like this they might start telling less lies and get some things done.

August 22, 2005 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Losing Eric Hacopian, dumb.

Losing Eric Hacopian while keeping John Edwards, priceless.

August 22, 2005 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Edwards has done more for Pacheco in a year, than Eric Hacopian can do in a life time.

August 22, 2005 12:09 PM  

Anonymous hay te watcho, too said:

Is there more that one HAY TE WATCHO, or does he have a fan out there?

August 22, 2005 12:33 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Hacopian spoke to us this afternoon, and issued the following statement:

"We had clearly different visions, regarding how the campaign should be run, and who should be involved in it. Nick and I parted very amicably, with no ill wishes."


I like Hacopian. He helps a lot of Demos do a lot of good things.

That said, some of the stuff that anonyposters have been dishing up here is absolutely dum-dum level incredible. You couldn't make it up. I mean, granted Hacopian is a talented political consultant, but--the idea that billionaire developer Rick Caruso might need to use someone like Eric Hacopian of all people "to suck up to the new Mayor" is completely looneytoons.

August 22, 2005 1:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Hacopian is a talented consultant and a DECENT guy to boot. No one believes the crap dished out by the Pacehco thugs.

Those idiots are as good as dead without him.

August 22, 2005 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

are you paid by Hacopian? no one will trust you any more Joseph.

August 22, 2005 2:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian is a hatchetman for Rick Caruso, just ask the good folks in Glendale.

August 22, 2005 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, not bad Robert. Two anti Hacopian posts in two minutes. Your getting to be pretty fast.

August 22, 2005 2:08 PM  

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