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Friday, March 31, 2006

The Cat Is Out of the Bag - This Blog is History

I had intended to announce this Saturday, but as I thought might happen, a local blog has scooped us on our own story.

A major change is coming to Mayor Sam, and that is, it's hasta la vista baby.

We have had a great run for a year and a half on this blog. Its been an awesome experience.

I'll still have the full story tomorrow morning, or perhaps later tonight, when I have more time to give you details. And then, well that will be it.

In the meantime, blog away dum dums.

40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congratulations on a job well done. You will be missed....by most !!!

March 31, 2006 3:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would this blog shut down?

Is Ludlow rumor true?

March 31, 2006 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh shit. Rob Reiner investigation, Trujillo and Mayor Sam

You're innocent Mayor

March 31, 2006 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You provided a great service & will be sorely missed.

March 31, 2006 3:17 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Now what will I do now to occupy my time venting over how this city is screwed.

Oh well, I still have two hands to play with my prick or I could just go to City Hall meetings and vent to the officials.

It has been nice blogging on here Mayor Sam and Frank you Limosuine Liberal Meatheads!

And finally and most importantly Laura Chick-n-shit will always be a MANiulative Cunt!

March 31, 2006 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam - if Ludlow or Villaraigosa or Reiner or Trujillo or Walter Moore or whomever is coming after you, we can get you pro bono legal representation. I'll email you.

March 31, 2006 3:21 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Bye, Sam.

March 31, 2006 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Que Pasa? Alcalde Samuel se fue a la chin....?

"
Random news you should know today - if you don't already: Filmmaker/politician Rob Reiner is being audited :
Seeking the audit, Sen. Dave Cox (R-Fair Oaks) and Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) cited press reports that First 5 spent $23 million in tax money on ads touting the benefits of preschool as Reiner was launching an initiative to fund preschool for 4-year-olds.

Additionally, they said, First 5 and its staff awarded $230 million in contracts to public relations and ad firms that had helped Reiner win the 1998 campaign for Proposition 10, which created First 5. The initiative raised cigarette taxes by 50 cents per pack to pay for the commission and its programs."

March 31, 2006 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't go.
Don't go.

What's wrong with this picture?

March 31, 2006 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's been pulling strings for sale of the South Central Farm to the people who've been farming it for 14 years.:
Behind the scenes, the mayor�s administration has been scrambling to negotiate a deal that would allow a third party to buy the property from developer Ralph Horowitz. A likely deal would involve paying Horowitz $50,000 a month for the option to buy his land, while negotiations for a sale continue.

March 31, 2006 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor, bloggers, and others

Who other than REINGER is part of First 5 Commission?

March 31, 2006 3:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are also concerns that the commission used no-bid contracts to hire consultants close to Reiner and paid out public funds to people working on Reiner's Prop. 82 campaign.

ANY L.A. POLITICIANS TIED TO THIS AUDIT?

March 31, 2006 3:33 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

^ The Mayor's Wife. The Plot will thicken

March 31, 2006 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, the same handsome Mike Trujillo who works for Rob Reiner’s pre-school initiative and volunteered for Antonio Villaraigosa

March 31, 2006 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ARCHIE,

THAT IS INSANE. PAY FOR PLAY
ONE DOWN, MORE TO COME.

March 31, 2006 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Trujillo, a spokesman for Rob Reiner's school initiative.

WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THIS ROB REINER, AV'S WIFE CORINA, MIKE TRUJILLO HAS HIS ROLE IN THIS...PR OR SOME SORT BS OPERATIVE

Mike Trujillo, 26, a spokesman for a preschool ballot initiative headed by Rob Reiner, said he was "Chief Parker" for several months during the mayoral race.

March 31, 2006 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOS ANGELES - For almost a year, a tell-all blog both entertained and irked City Hall workers with anonymous postings that included profanity-laced rants, personal attacks and gossip.
Now, the people behind Mayor Sam's Sister City - a reference to former Mayor Sam Yorty - have finally come forward.
Turns out that two of the three worked for candidates in this year's mayoral election.
Brian Hay, 29, worked for former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg, who was defeated in the March primary.
Mike Trujillo, 26, served as an unpaid volunteer on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign and was a spokesman for a preschool ballot initiative headed by actor-director Rob Reiner.
The site's creator, Michael Higby, 40, is a community activist in the San Fernando Valley and wasn't connected to any mayoral candidate.
Hay, who oversaw Hertzberg's computer operations during his mayoral campaign, said he became active with the blog after Hertzberg's defeat in the primary election.
Hertzberg said Thursday that he didn't know Hay was a key figure behind the anonymous blog.
"I probably would have stopped him if I had known," said Hertzberg, who was the chairman of Villaraigosa's transition team.
Trujillo said that Reiner, who also backed Villaraigosa, was unaware of his role with the blog. Reiner, through a spokesman, declined to comment.
Trujillo said he thought people gave the site too much credit for digging up dirt.
"I don't know anything; all I know is the e-mails that I receive and would post," he said. "At no time was it me going around and looking for stuff."
But Bernard Parks Jr., chief of staff for Councilman Bernard C. Parks, another unsuccessful mayoral candidate, said the blog - unlike the mainstream media - usually did not call him to get a response for any negative story about his father.
"It's a very little surprise that one campaign had something to do with it," Parks Jr. said.
The blog contributors said Thursday that they identified themselves because they

March 31, 2006 3:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TE ACUERDAS?

I am reading all of the posts, one thing does bother me, maybe you can comment Mayor Frank.

Mayor Sam there is no connection, and Mayor Frank connected to Hertzberg, big deal. The one that bothers me is Mr. Michael (Mike) Trujillo.

After reading the posts, I find it odd he disclosed of ten people using his account here at Mayor Sam's Sister City. The 10 people have to be known to him and only him, also he is a behind the scenes operative. This type of shit, he is used to. It does not surprise me that he knowingly blogged here, Villaraigosa, Ace, Skelton and the crew better hope the attorney general does not look further into Trujillo, we might find him going to that freeway you guys tell that cut & paster to go to. Threatening? Who knows?

March 31, 2006 3:48 PM  

Blogger Manzanita said:

I was sick of the Mission pieces and most of the "dum dums" couldn't even keep names straight long enough to make legitimate commentary. I'm sure many closet- republicans aka leftist liberals will miss bad-mouthing those who can truly make a difference.

Your shallow writing was a great springboard for the empty-headed with excess spare time. I'm just glad I could defend at least one assembly district candidate with class from your hoarde of losers.


Good riddance, Mayor Sam.

KEVIN DE LEON FOR AD 45 ON JUNE 6!

YES, JUNE 6. ONE TYPO DOES NOT MAKE IDIOTS OUT OF THE ENTIRE VOTER POPULATION!!!!!!!!!!

March 31, 2006 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Manzanita you are a piece of work.

March 31, 2006 4:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AHHH! POBRECITOS!!! What are all of you APAD haters gonna do with your time now? Volunteer on Cindy"s campaign? Yeah right!!! Go APAD!!!

March 31, 2006 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Cruz A. Rios said:

VIVA MEXICO CABRONES, NO MORE GRINGOS AND THEIR STUPID BLOGS, CHICANO POWER. NOW, WE THE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND OF AZTLAN WILL TAKE OVER. UNITE LATINOS BECAUSE TOGETHER WE WILL TAKE BACK WHAT WAS ONCE OURS AND WAS TAKEN FROM US. A CHINGAR SU REPUTA MADRE CULEROS GRINGOS

March 31, 2006 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

wow, real dumb-dumbs here.

Anyone looking to actually find the truth and not just repost some old google research will find that the Attorney General cleared everything Reiner did as fine and proper.

Sooo -- so much for the weirdo, crazies getting much traction on the Reiner claim.

As for Prop. 82 -- looks like its going to win big-time.

Now, let's do the math here crazies, trujillo who worked on the villaraigosa campaign making LA history is on the verge of passing the largest tax increase in CA history (in terms of dollars) seems like the guy doesn't lose.

The only ones who lose are the loser crazies who have black helicopters flying overhead everynight.

March 31, 2006 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT, see what you caused!

This is just the beginning. Take a look:

Evelyn Martinez, Member

Evelyn Martinez is Executive Director of L.A. County Children & Families First Proposition 10 Commission, an independent Commission established to promote, support and improve the early development of children in Los Angeles County from prenatal to five years of age. Ms. Martinez was appointed to the Civil Service Commission on September 21, 1999, following nomination by 1st District Supervisor, Gloria Molina. She was reappointed on November 12, 2003. Her term expires on November 12, 2007.

Evie, as her good pal Gloria calls her, is an old time chola friend of La Gorda. Look into how many contract Maria Ochoa Veloz and Ron martinez received - that money found it's way back to Gloria.

March 31, 2006 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for the memories Mayor Sam you shall truly be missed.

March 31, 2006 4:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Mayor Sam goes down he was probably threatened with a lawsuit. Someone should start a continuation and post right here where we can all find it. It seems odd that all of a sudden this blog will disappear. Obviously someone who doesn't like what's being posted got upset.

March 31, 2006 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ITA is clamping down, this blog is created on city time which is B/S and all the complainers should shut the F*&^ up or pay for webservice.

March 31, 2006 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My theory is that Mayor Sam is really Jim Alger, and he is shutting down the blog because his campaign kicks off officially in a couple of weeks.

March 31, 2006 5:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has anyone looked at a calendar? The day that Mayor Sam planned to make this announcement is April Fools Day. I bet he is yanking our chain.

March 31, 2006 6:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm a certified DUM DUM

March 31, 2006 6:09 PM  

Blogger Westsider said:

Mayor Sam, your blog will be missed. Somehow I had a feeling when you wrote about a surprise announcement that the blog shutdown would be it.

Never before has there been something so innovative for an ongoing discussion of city politics than this blog. There is no doubt that this blog in many ways has informed and help to shape policy debates and to determine the outcome of elections.

True, we could have done without some of the profanity, however, the blog provided for color commentary in a way that people could express themselves and then readers could come to their own conclusions based upon the merits of what the writer wrote and not who the writer was.

Mayor Sam, good luck in your future endeavors!

March 31, 2006 6:27 PM  

Blogger Laborthug said:

Aww great Mayor. Just when I was about to catch up to your 2000+ profile views.

Thanks for the laughs!
Long live the open source movement!

Bloggers of the world unite.

March 31, 2006 6:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

April 1st? Shut Down? Sounds like sophomoric valley humor to me.

March 31, 2006 7:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah man, I was just starting to have some fun!!

March 31, 2006 7:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

April 1st? That's April Fools Day, isn't it? OK, we believe you, Mayor Sam.

March 31, 2006 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I gues we can say Hasta la By By to the only place Jim Alger had a campaign

March 31, 2006 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

How can I beat Rocky without you? Please, please don't go. I'll crush your cell phone and make racist remarks if you do!

Jerry Brown

March 31, 2006 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Jerry Brown said:

Mayor Sam,

Don't listen to that previous impostor. I can beat Rocky with my pants off. Now just make sure you call me when I'm AG and I'll help you out with that little indictment.

Jerry

March 31, 2006 8:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Best April Fool's joke in recent memory. It's almost as good as a joke as Mike Trujillo.

March 31, 2006 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:14 your an idiot.

Alger doesn't need a blog that is why Shaw is running scared.

Besides, your such an idiot that you can't even figure out it is an APRIL FOOLS JOKE.

God you Lyn supporters are some serious lame-asses.

March 31, 2006 11:02 PM  

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