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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Open Thread for Thursday

Audra Strickland was elected to serve in the State Assembly, representing the 37th Assembly District. Before her election, Audra Strickland taught junior high school students American history and Language Arts. But, anyone who has worked with Audra knows she has a deep passion for public policy.

As a member of the Assembly, Audra Strickland’s legislative priorities include measures to address the state’s economy, the retention of jobs and tax relief for California’s families and pubic safety. Major legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Strickland includes tax relief for homeowners, limiting states ability to increase college tuition on students, and strengthening punishments for sexual predators. Working with the Animal Protection Institute, Assemblywoman Strickland has successfully authored and passed a bill to reform California’s exotic animal regulations, following recent high-profile incidents of animal neglect and abuse.

In her first year in office, Assemblywoman Strickland was appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly to serve on the Little Hoover Commission, the state’s premiere oversight agency. As a member of the prestigious Little Hoover Commission, Assemblywoman Strickland will review major state government restructuring, including the Governor’s Reorganization Plan.

While earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Strickland served as president of the Ronald Reagan Republican Club at the University of California, Irvine. She has previously worked for several state legislators including former Speaker of the Assembly, Curt Pringle.

Assemblywoman Strickland resides in Moorpark with her husband, former Assemblyman Tony Strickland and their daughter Ruby Ruth. Audra is also involved with a variety of local organizations and causes, from a cancer awareness effort to a battered women’s support organization.

(Source: Official Website)


Anonymous Anonymous said:


May 17, 2006 11:04 PM  

Blogger El Santo said:

¡Hola Amigos!

I just got in from Escuintla, Mexico. ¿What's El Gordo up to now?

¿Still Selling out to corporations like a pendejo? ¿Did my talk to him about Fuentes work? ¿What is Pipo up to now anyway?

¡Get in the ring with me perro!

May 18, 2006 12:00 AM  

Blogger Laborthug said:

Political consultant Taylor said Padilla's motion likely had more to do with standing up for himself and firing back against the mayor than creating a political rift on the council.

"It's symbolic for him to step up, be bold and stand up for himself," Taylor said, "because he's been criticized for not being the boldest guy on the face of the Earth."

May 18, 2006 12:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i think this chick is HOT! I don't much care for Reps but i will make the acception this one time

May 18, 2006 2:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

el santo and laborthug back at it on a tag team............gotta love you guys.

May 18, 2006 2:25 AM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

She IS Da Man!!!

May 18, 2006 3:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is there no comment by anyone here about the LAPD consent decreee being extended for 3 more years? In his first year Bratton repeateldy said publicly that his goal was to have the consent decree gone by the end of year two.

He failed completely, yet like Villaraigosa he seems to be a teflon politician.

May 18, 2006 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

why didnt' the media print that consent decree with tax payers spending over $10 million dollars was because of Parks. Because he closed his eyes to corruption we now have to pay the price.

May 18, 2006 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In another news, Cruz Bust-A-Gut-Mante rode his bike to work today.

May 18, 2006 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What happened to all the city Gossip. This blog is boring!!

May 18, 2006 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


May 18, 2006 6:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

she is as dumb as a stump. i mean D-U-M-B.

May 18, 2006 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

“Unfortunately, before I entered the race Mayor Villaraigosa had made a commitment to Speaker Fabian Nuñez to support Fabian’s friend from high school,” said the statement.

Popp did not go so quietly, saying she attended an endorsement interview at City Hall, where the mayor told her that she was the most qualified but that he felt a loyalty to Nuñez. A similar message was delivered weeks later by Maria Elena Durazo, the interim head of the County Federation of Labor, Popp said.

“What you should do is look at our qualifications,” she said. “And if, at the end of the analysis, you think that I am more qualified, and yet Kevin got the endorsement of his childhood friend and other folks associated with his childhood friend, then what is that, if not a boys’ network?”

Asked whether he had placed friendship over qualifications, Villaraigosa provided a two-word answer: “Absolutely not.”

Nuñez gave a lengthier, yet similar, response: “I certainly respect every other candidate in the race. The 45th always produces good candidates,” he said. “But Kevin, in my view, is the best qualified.”

May 18, 2006 10:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She is not a MILF. That's just a good picture of her.

May 19, 2006 2:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A. City Mayor Villaraigosa Fails to Raise Matching Funds to Save 350 Poor Families in South Central Los Angeles From Brentwood Developer

For the last three years, 350 families have been fighting to preserve the largest contiguous piece of open green space in South Central Los Angeles. On April 22nd 2006, Trust for Public had negotiated a 30 day buy option that depended on the city matching 5 Million put up by a private foundation. It appears that the City of LA and the Mayor's office will not match the money and the land will fall to Brentwood Developer.

WHEN: Friday, May 19th, 2006 @ 9:00 a.m.

WHO: South Central Farmers

WHAT: Protest and Press Conference

In the week of May 15 2006, the community was informed that, "Mayor Villaraigosa and his office would not be able to raise the matching 5 Million that he had promised to the community," stated Tezozomoc, elected representative of the South Central Farmers. "The community is in shock. Everyone thought that it was a done deal and now families face a bleak future with the possible destruction of the community farm," stated Albert Tlatoa, farmer. According to the Los Angeles Superior Court Brentwood real estate developer has already acquired the legal right to deploy the Los Angeles Sheriffs department to remove 350 families from the largest urban farm in the U.S. This could happen as soon as May 24th, 2006.

There will be only 3 days to Save the Farm!

WHERE: Location Changed! We will now be demonstrating at the intersection of S. Figueroa St. and W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles

WHY: This is a unique opportunity to eliminate park poverty in this highly urbanized, blighted and semi-industrial neighborhood. This site is a singular opportunity to make permanent and public the community and cultural benefits of the green oasis created by 360 families over the years as they continue to grow healthy fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants to supplement their food budgets. This urban garden, once purchased, will remain open space for generations to come.


Known as the largest urban farm in the country, South Central Farm provides food and sustenance to some of the most underserved residents in Los Angeles.


May 19, 2006 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Audra Strickland a poster child for corruption. Hiring each other with campaign funds. Lets not forget taking 26,600 from State Republicans to give to her husbands group. The California Club for Growth. Only that money was then used by DMH printing in Irvine to send attack mailers against Nicole Parra in the Central Valley (all a violation of proposition 34's rules on independent expenditures). One day the FPPC and good ole boy D.A. Totten might actually slam the two shysters over it...

May 20, 2006 2:50 PM  

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