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Friday, March 17, 2006

Council certifies School Board results

City Council votes 10-0 to certify the School Board primary results, placing Arellano on the June ballot.

21 Comments:

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

A friend of mine one ran against two people who "dropped out of the race" - but who's names were still on the ballot. We all thought he had it in the bag, as he was the only one out campaigning, etc.

But on election day, we found out what "dropped out of the race" really means if your name is still on the ballot. It means YOU ARE STILL IN THE RACE.

If Arellano "drops out of the race" he's stil, technically, in it. Why make the announcement?

Arellano probably wasn't confortable with his own past (and its negative interpretation) being trotted out by the opposition, and by their friends in the local media.

The moral I pulled from this: when you run for office, you have to know who you are, and what you have done in the past. Whatever it is, it will come back to bite you in the ass, and you'd better be ready for it.

March 17, 2006 12:32 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

The moral I pulled from this: when you run for office, you have to know who you are, and what you have done in the past.

Please explain George W. Bush.

March 17, 2006 12:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"when you run for office, you have to know who you are, and what you have done in the past. Whatever it is, it will come back to bite you in the ass, and you'd better be ready for it."

Forget about the past, Arellano even as we speak STILL HAS LIES ON HIS WEBSITE!:
"He is a longtime resident of the district who struggled to earn a Masters of Social Work and a Public Planning degree from USC."

Why doesnt this lying sack of shit just put on his website that he won the first round by a landslide?

March 17, 2006 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

gee sounds like the last poster is really nervous about the possibility that Chris just might pull it off because so many don't like Antonio, Jose and Monica in District 2. I give Chris credit for going to college. That in itself is a big accomplishment. And please all your idiots throwing stones you're not as innocent as you all pretend to be.

March 17, 2006 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

which is why we dont run for office!!! knowing well that if there shit in your past, stay out of sight from public scrutiny dumbass

March 17, 2006 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"sounds like the last poster is really nervous about the possibility that Chris just might pull it off because so many don't like Antonio, Jose and Monica in District 2"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!

Holy shit that was funny.

By the way, Gertrude, it 2:32 pm March 17 and Arellano STILL has his FRIGGIN LIES on his website:
"He is a longtime resident of the district who struggled to earn a Masters of Social Work and a Public Planning degree from USC."

March 17, 2006 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You can still run for office if you have elephant skin AND the money to define yourself (including your skeletons) and your opponent. I think Bush was boozing with tennis-dude John Newcombe when he got his DUI.

March 17, 2006 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey what's up with Antonio asking the Chief about the city cars command staff take home? He should take away all the city cars out of city hall first before going after anyone else.

March 17, 2006 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another one will bite the dust.
BPI on the case of Maxine Waters and the union vote
Turning their attention to this year’s elections, a bunch of union folks got together and invited the potential candidates in the June primary to come and make their pitch for the privilege of political office. The candidates came, and so did an interloper. The candidates cried foul, and now the FBI cometh.

This, in a nutshell, is what happened when the State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) held a meeting Jan. 26 in the Beverly Boulevard office of SEIU Local 434B to interview local candidates and determine which ones were worthy of union support. The interloper? Rep. Maxine Waters. The foul? She wasn’t supposed to be there.....Waters’ presence at the meeting caused a furor from the moment she and her husband, Sidney Williams, were seen sitting in the room, and for weeks afterward. The candidates lodged formal complaints with state union officials, who assert that not only did the congresswoman sit through the candidates’ interview with the union members, but that she also sat through the actual voting process for the selection of endorsees....They said she was the only elected official in the room, was observed talking to union members and was viewed as an intimidating presence in support of the candidates she prefers.

The complaints were so loud that the FBI heard them and came running, because, as everyone knows, the FBI lives for complaints involving unions and political elections.

March 17, 2006 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Felon/Liar Arellano won't do squat in the election. He was a paper tiger bankrolled by UTLA.

Now, he doesn't have UTLA's money doesn't have UTLA's the foot soldiers. When he did, he only got 19%.

And, yes, his lying about his EDUCATION is an issue because he was a candidate for THE SCHOOL BOARD. You have to be pretty thick to not understand why that is important.

Felon/Liar Arellano got what he deserved. He's lucky other revelations about his past activities haven't come out that the Eastside gay community knows about.

March 17, 2006 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You know, some people just come across as mean, bitter and petty. And the above post definitely qualifies.

We don't need your F-bombs and nastiness to get your point.

Grow up.

March 17, 2006 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pendejo: un burro sabe mas que tu.

March 17, 2006 7:38 PM  

Blogger Jennifer Solis said:

Harry Truman knew the ugly reality of politics when he invited those who "couldn't stand the to get out of the kitchen" of politics.

I was hoping that the City Council yesterday (3/17) would simply certify Monica the winner and save Chris the embarrassment of being on a meaningless June run-off ballot. Our District 2 could use a warm body sitting in the horseshoe NOW.

I first met Monica when I was a freshman at Belmont HS five years ago. Every time there has been a meeting regarding the new campus at First and Beaudry, or other local issue, Monica was there getting input from the students, teachers and parents. A year ago, Gasca and Arellano were more interested in running for the Assembly, and had demonstrated no interest in the LAUSD, except as a campaign whipping post.There's nothing wrong with political ambition, but a track record of being in the educational trenches is a better badge of qualification for school board candidacy.

If we compare experience, who of the five was infinitely better prepared to hit the ground running to represent the stakeholders of District 2, and the rest of the LAUSD. Forget the mud wrestling -- Garcia was, and is, the best choice. But until the job pays more than two grand a month, and becomes a full time position, as is the City Council, we shall never see the caliber of candidates necessary to run a $15-billion corporation we deserve.

March 18, 2006 4:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have heard that Dario Frommer got out of the Controllers race because he failed to get enough signatures?

has any one else heard this?

March 18, 2006 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennifer, did she also let you know that she has been a resident of Montebello for the past 5 yrs or more and that if she cared about the district so much, she would have lived in it. However, the CARPETBAGGER saw this election as a "CAMPAIGN WHIPPING POST" too and decided to come back. She could have used all this "experience" to benefit the students in her own district of Montebello as board member there.

However, Money talks. Her powerful supporters won this campaign for her. We know HER track record and she may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but I am interested to see what her numbers will be in the June election.

Does anybody remember how many people out of the meager number of voters, actually voted for her?

March 18, 2006 7:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Does anybody remember how many people out of the meager number of voters, actually voted for her?"

about three times as many as voted for the liar Arellano. And your point is..?

March 18, 2006 8:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

thats funny, but true, point is not even the candidate with the most votes could claim that "the community has spoken." So does anyone remember the total number of votes

March 18, 2006 9:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Welcome to East L.A. Democracy, Parke and Antonio style. Stifle all competition, and you win. Great lessons for our children.

March 18, 2006 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know Garcia's track record too. She is from the Eastside (East LA and Montebello) and grew up belonging to many Eastside social/cultural institutions. She knows the area well and she cares about the kids. She will not be a millionaire board member. So, yes she will have to raise money...and raise money from the same unsavory types that give money to candidates of both parties and all political persuasions.

To the political gadflies and political operatives on the list...the race and final results (thus far) are the going the way you would want it to go if your own candidate was in the race(whatever the race, whatever the context). The nature of politics is that sometimes it cuts your way and sometimes it doesn't (Bush 2000, Bush 2004 and why not include his election as gov. of Tejas too).

March 19, 2006 8:07 AM  

Blogger Jennifer Solis said:

I'm not sure how one defines a "carpetbagger" anymore. Fabian Nunez, my Assemblyman (46th District) was a resident of Claremont when we first elected him (maybe he still is), but he was by far the best candidate we could vote for, so it didn't really matter to most of us where he took off his shoes at night.
If Monica Garcia still hangs out in Montebello, it's obvious that her political and community interests are here in my LAUSD District 2 -- and she was (and is) the best we can vote for this year.

March 20, 2006 7:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone know if Firebaugh is in the hospital and in grave condition?

March 20, 2006 11:19 PM  

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