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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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VALLEY GLEN (CNS) - With the opening of the Metro Orange Line just five days away, city and county officials warned today that drivers and pedestrians who ignore traffic and trespassing laws along the route will face stiff fines.

In the last six months, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have written 500 traffic citations, arrested 17 people and solved cases involving more than $200,000 in vandalism along the Orange Line's route, Sheriff Lee Baca said.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A team of city representatives will attend the NFL owners' meeting this week in Kansas City in hopes of building support for bringing a professional football team back to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Although Los Angeles isn't a topic on the NFL owners' agenda, Councilman Bernard Parks says he hopes to show that the city is "politically, economically and structurally ready for an NFL team."

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A federal judge agreed today to a four-month postponement of the trial of two former Fleishman-Hillard executives accused of overbilling the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Douglas Dowie and John Stodder had been scheduled to go on trial in U.S. District Judge Gary Feess' courtroom on Nov. 15.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn. I had blocked out the whole week to watch Dowie try to wiggle out of this one.

Steve Sugerman is going to nail his ass to the wall, and he knows it.

This is just one more attempt by Dowie to try to find a way to blame someone else for his arrogance and ball breaking crudeness in forcing every single penny out of LADWP and the City of Los Angeles, while our "leader" hid in his bunker with his Chief of Staff.

Judge Gary Fees knows what to do; the end is still near, and there will be no further delays.

The US Attorney will not let him off the hook.

Stodder should have turned him before Sugerman, he'd have fared much better.

October 25, 2005 1:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OR, since the trial hasn't been held, here's an equally possible scenario:

Dowie walks and F-H HQ in St. L. turns out to really HAVE been the one prodding the over-charging, as Dowie claims (They SURE as hell caved fast on a settlement). Dowie wins his suit, and Hahn has every right to claim he's vindicated in the process.

SO, we find out through the ACTUAL legal system (vs. campaign slander and partisan slime leaked to newspapers), that we have a NEW do-nothing mayor who built his entire election campaign on the "corruption" that wasn't there (OH, and taking over LAUSD, of course), and that the "crook" he ran out of office wasn't anything of the sort. Not that anyone will care.

Villaraigosa takes better pictures.

October 25, 2005 2:38 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

I hope Hahn, does this and really use this on Laura Chick when she runs for higher office, and puts that lying maniputive c*** in her place.

But I doubt it, Hahn has too much class for that.

October 25, 2005 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:38

Yeah think about those wonderful campaign contributions the DWP and IBEW gave Villaraigosa, that the newspapers barely report on.

October 25, 2005 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

"Although Los Angeles isn't a topic on the NFL owners' agenda, Councilman Bernard Parks says he hopes to show that the city is "politically, economically and structurally ready for an NFL team."

Does this sound like they're pushinng a bond or sales tax to support an NFL team? If you say No, then you're naive.

October 25, 2005 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't need an NFL team, do you? I have this new-fangled thing called a tele-vision that lets me watch football being played anywhere in the world.

Keep the lousy team (because that's what they'll send us for the first 10 years), keep your bond measure, keep your massive parking headaches and traffic snarls on game days -- the ONLY damn day of the week left for sane people to be able to drive over 25 on the freeways.

Screw that up, so road crews can't even work on weekends, (AND say "no road construction during rush hour" -- Villaraigosa) -- and pretty soon L.A. just ='s one BIG pothole.

October 25, 2005 4:39 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

Yeah, I can't understand all these little yuppies who want an NFL team. They'll say "LA is the largest television market for NFL" Of course it is you fruity dingbats, because we have no team, means we'll more likely to sit at home and watch the game on TV, which means once we have the team a majority of that $$$ revenue is lost.

October 25, 2005 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Every single one of the employees who overbilled the city should be prosecuted...They all acted like stuck up snobs at city hall. Telling people what to do like they were in charge.

October 25, 2005 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The newspapers, they are so busy making up the news they have no time to report what's really going on. If they did report it, they would have made sure the Vignali front man would not have been elected.

October 25, 2005 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:38 and 3:17 - yeah, and then it'll start raining gumdrops.

Who needs an NFL team when LA has 2 top 10 NCAA teams. College is way more exciting than the NFL and we don't have to subsidize them.

October 26, 2005 12:42 AM  

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