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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Sam's LA Briefs for Thursday

One thing Los Angeles is not noted for is a certain level of candor. The following was posted to Craig's List. We can't vouch for its veracity nor aren't even going to ask anyone to speculate who could have posted it, but if it is true, I just love the honesty:
I am a really hot and smart female working in the entertainment industry. Today I was promoted to VP!!! HAHA! To all you idiots who said that being gorgeous doesnt get you anywhere. I used to temp and now I am sleeping with my boss..My income is six figures!! LIFE IS GREAT!!!!! THANK YOU!
If you want to read this post or even send an email to her anonymous email address, click here.

The Metro Orange Line opens up on October 29th. The Daily News reports on the inner machinations of how former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg and still yet County Supervisor Zev Yarovslasky brought the "train on wheels" to life. Also on MS2, we have an agenda of the entertainment for the kick-off ceremony to be held at the Orange Line Station in the NoHo District, which does have an agenda item for some of your favorite politicans to show up for photo ops. But they do have some cool bands signed up as well, so its worth the speeches and glad handing.

One of the more odd parts of the Orange Line is the crossing at Fulton and Burbank. The old railroad right of way the Orange Line parallels hit Burbank Blvd. at an angle, crossing a small tad of the northeast corner of Burbank and Fulton (anyone remember the old George's Puppy Dog Cafe?) on the edge of Valley College and across Fulton to join the right away in its northwesterly march towards Victory Blvd. Obviously that wasn't going to work for the busway, so the ROW was adjusted to run over the Burbank-Fulton interection at a 45 degree angle. Traffic on Fulton and Burbank comes to a stop when a bus is ready to cross the intersection. Yesterday, I saw a test of that for the first time. Scary, but if people pay attention to the lights, it might work.

Yesterday I gave you my thumbs up on the Paycheck Protection Act, Proposition 75. Now, the LA Chamber chimes in with their support.

LAist is reporting that two candidates for Mayor have put up "Villaraigosaesque" websites. Decide for yourself.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is ANtonio as dumb as he looks/ He's chosen an ACLU executive director to the homeless agency. Again this is another appointee who SUED the city and tried to name Chief Bratton in lawsuit for LAPD arresting people sleeping on streets. THe lawsuit was dismissed.

What is it with Antonio picking people who are suing the city? We can all really tell how dumb he is and the fact that he didn't pass the BAR 4 TIMES.

October 20, 2005 8:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She looks like a transvestite.

October 20, 2005 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ACLU...these are his buddies.

October 20, 2005 8:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is all a ploy by Villaraigosa to CREATE A CRISIS (hiring folks who has a direct hatred for the certain other figures like Police Chief Bratton)so that he's comes in like Prince Valliant to "Show his consensus building" skills.

I will admit, I admire the little brown Drama king for these clever stunts.

October 20, 2005 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excellent choice! Shows a commitment to really addressing homelessness.

When the City is wrong, it deserves to be sued, moron. That's the catalyst for change. But remember, that was a suit under the previous administration that was both out of touch and provided the City with NO direction.

October 20, 2005 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Orange Line, like current Gold Line, is yet another example of the shortsightedness of both MTA staff and local politicians who sit on the board. One of the major goals of public transportation is to make it an attractive alternative to the auto. This line, like the gold line, is far from it. If the MTA had simply committed the proper funding to the project and built grade separations at most, if not all, intersections, this would be a success. Short of that, it will only continue the MTA's tradition of moving around the same 350,000 or so riders that have no other alternative.

October 20, 2005 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


A catalyst for change would be hiring someone who actually deals with the Homeless on a daily basis like someone from Chryslis or Midnight Mission. Rather than a liberal lawyer who only thinks about the homeless when they can have a nice lawsuit to bring attention to themselves in the newspapers.

But come to think of it, 9:05 you're right this person IS a good choice, because they basically mirroring what the mayor is doing, bring attention to themselves rather than the issues.

Monkey see, Monkey do.

October 20, 2005 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

they pulled the article off the daily news cause it made hertzberg look bad. as if that was even possible.

October 20, 2005 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:05 Being sued does not bring change you moron. How many times has a drunk driver been sued, and they still drink and drive. Same philosophy...corrupt politicions like midget mayor will not change.

October 20, 2005 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What article about hertzberg?

October 20, 2005 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

daily news article about how bob turned hahn on not stopping the orange line.

it has been pulled. bob needs no more bad press. rumor is bob wants to run for the sherman oaks neighborhood council but they can't design a stage big enough for him and richard close.

October 20, 2005 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The irony to the ORange Line is that it's this busline that really sparked the Seccession Movement in 2002.

Again Hahn was right in ascessing that this Busway was poorly planned and would be a big waste of taxpayer funds which would have been put to better use in improving the existing services in the valley or earmarking these funds for a Light Rail Line.

Hahn was a good decision maker but bad leader.

October 20, 2005 12:56 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

October 20, 2005 11:11 AM

Hey that was funny anon.

You know with this new line now open I will be going and exploring the valley.

Great idea.

October 20, 2005 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the article is back up. it does not deal with the back room deal made to have hahn back down. i remember it guaranteed i think hahn's sister not being opposed.

I jog by the orange line. anyone who takes that thing is a total loser.

October 20, 2005 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arch, he's appointing more than 1. She just happens to be an legal advocate.

11:24 - drunk drivers are prosecuted, Dickhead!

October 20, 2005 2:41 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

tell me more about the jogging.

I want to know. Cause I need a place to get back to running and riding my bike.

What is happneing over there with this?

October 20, 2005 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:41 Prosecuted and sued by private parties my dear rude blogger.

October 20, 2005 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the chick in the picture one of HOlden's honeys?

October 20, 2005 9:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That blonde has big boobs!

Nice :-)

October 21, 2005 9:27 AM  

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