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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Open Thread for Wednesday

Rocky Delgadillo is the current City Attorney of Los Angeles, California.


* Teacher/ Coach, Los Angeles Unified School District
* Attorney, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
* Director of Business Development, Rebuild LA
* Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, Office of Mayor Richard Riordan
* Elected City Attorney of Los Angeles 2001
* Re-elected City Attorney of Los Angeles 2005

Born July 15, 1960, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is a native of Northeast Los Angeles. With his election as City Attorney in 2001, he became the first half-Latino to win citywide office in more than 100 years. Running unopposed, he was re-elected in March 2005 to a second four-year term.

He is running against former Governor and current Mayor of Oakland Jerry Brown in the 2006 race for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general of California.

Delgadillo had claimed to have received a football scholarship to Harvard and played professional football. After an investigation by newspapers he corrected the record.

(Source: Wikipedia)



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

Thanks for the good times. The 4th Floor under previous ownership was fun and informative. Your site during the first couple years and with the CD 14/Hahn crowd and then Pacheco/Huizar crowd was fun. Really bare knuckles. The 2 AD races, although not as urgent and crazy, are also fun and informative as well. Many a great memory with Chief Parker and Brian Hay and all the anonymous and self-named bloggers.

But now unfortunately, this site has really moved into being a 1 trick pony. With Walter Moore blogging like a geyser and the only responders being the 10 people who hate the Mayor, I think it's time to call it quits for my viewership. I can barely get through the actual topics now, much less read the responses without being sick of the two dimensionality of the responders. You too should also be able to detect the lack of diversity of opinion and voice here on the blog. Is that maybe why you've been conspicuously absent lately?

Thanks for the memories. It was a fun run while it lasted.

By the way, please tell Walter to run for council. Maybe then he'll actually get a clue. For a man with so many letters after his name, he really seems to lack the one bit that is needed: horse-sense.

May 23, 2006 10:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky D. looks like the son of Frankenstein

May 23, 2006 10:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why don't the reporters look into the extent of time at O'Melvny. Rocky claims to have been there a number of years as an employment attorney.

I think you'll find that simply is not true (big surprise). His legal career at O'Melvny was just under two years. However, as Rocky tells it, he was on partnership track and was there for 5 or 6 years.

May 24, 2006 8:48 AM  

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May 24, 2006 9:35 AM  

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May 24, 2006 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Antonio's immigration problem
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa makes the the front page of today's Wall Street Journal—above the fold (subscribers only), complete with drawn portrait—under the headline "In the Straddle" in a piece about the delicate political balance he's trying to master on immigration. Reporter Miriam Jordan does a good job describing the mayor's wish to be out front on immigration reform, without looking like he's leading any marches—and writes he "has been pounded for every perceived misstep...and from all sides."

If Mr. Villaraigosa appears to be too sympathetic to the cause, he could be pigeonholed as an ethnically driven mayor by both blacks and white conservatives hostile to relaxing immigration laws. Yet appearing critical or even lukewarm about the matter runs the risk of alienating the mayor's biggest and most fervent base of support...
"I don't believe I am the leader or face of this movement," [Villaraigosa] says. "I just happen to be the mayor of the city that has a very large immigrant population."

The piece probably serves to introduce Villaraigosa to a new national audience that may not know he's American born, came from a broken home, was temporarily paralyzed as a teenager and got kicked out of his first high school. It also informs people on the origin and pronunciation (the WSJ's take: veeya-ray-GO-zha) of his marital surname. Joel Kotkin, Eli Broad, Carol Sobel, Maria Elena Durazo, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Earl Ofari Hutchinson and the chief pastor of First AME are quoted on the ethnic politics of "the straddle." The reporter leaves it to KFI anger talk host John Kobylt to sum up the obstacles the mayor faces, fair or not: "A lot of people look at Villaraigosa and they see an illegal alien. There's no end to how much we'll milk this."

May 24, 2006 4:46 PM  

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