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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

Stuart Waldman has once again announced he is running for his current and former bosses' 40th Assembly Seat in 2008. You may remember we covered this before, this time Stuart has announced he has already raised $125,000 for his quest ($100,000 of which is a loan from Stuart himself). Stuart's campaign consultant is John Shallman, who ran Bob Hertzberg's campaign for Mayor. Sister City readers may remember that Shallman was often accused of being Mayor Sam, before this old, dead Republican mayor was "outed."

KABC's Doug McIntyre reports his experience as a co-host of the Los Angeles Press Club's marathon awards show Saturday night. Among the highlights, McIntyre believes only he and Mayor Villaraigosa were the only ones wearing tuxedos, when introduced, both McIntyre and the mention of his station received hissing and boos from the NPR table, and that there was little visible sympathy or outrage from fellow journalists of the attack on reporter Sandy Wells at La Academia. Obviously political correctness has reared its ugly head.

Community activist David Hernandez is calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to veto Mayor Villaraigosa's plan to takeover the LAUSD. Not likely to happen though, Arnold is a bigger supporter of the plan than most of Antonio's fellow Democrats.

If you're interested in how much money the County Board of Supervisors is spending, and where they are quietly increasing your taxes, click here. The County Board of Supervisors also completed budget deliberations approving a $20.03 billion budget for the 2006-07 fiscal yearMonday, you may wish to peruse that as well.

Greenlight Financial Services is inviting consumers to write about why it's "Good To Live Green" as it relates to protecting the environment in the home, office, school or auto. The winner will receive $2,500 cash.

Animal activist and former Sister City blogger Dan Guss has a Daily News op-ed piece about Mayor Villaraigosa's animal record. Guss is also reporting that his favorite foe, LA Department of Animal Services General Manager Ed Boks, is allegedly planning some type of fundraiser at the legendary T&A eatery, Hooters. Guss is promising to post the flyer soon, as soon as he does, we'll bring it to you.

Tuesday morning Mayor Villaraigosa, chef Wolfgang Puck and children from LA's Best afterschool program will hold a pizza-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Puck's first downtown restaurant.

City of LA Meetings for Tuesday

8:30AM - COUNCIL: Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee
9:00AM - COUNCIL: Education & Neighborhoods Committee Meeting, CANCELED
9:00AM - CERS: Benefits Administration Committee/Special Meeting Board of Administration
9:30AM - LAPD: Board of Police Commissioners CANCELED
10:00AM - COUNCIL: Los Angeles City Council Notice
10:00AM - CERS: Board of Administration
2:00PM - COUNCIL: Information Technology and General Services Committee Meeting, CANCELED
2:00PM - COUNCIL: Planning & Land Use Management Committee Meeting
3:00PM - LAFD: Fire Commission HRDC Committee Meeting
3:00PM - LAPD: Board of Police Commissioners Special Meeting Agenda
6:00PM - 8:30PM - LARIVER: Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan

County of LA Meetings for Tuesday

9:30AM - Board of Supervisors


Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have a friend from American Fork, UT who looks like the Platonic ideal of a Mormon circa 1955--sandy blond hair and blue eyes, worships John Wayne, wears cowboy boots to work, votes straight-ticket GOP, etc. And yet, even this dude likes listening to NPR, because it's the only radio forum for political discussion that can be characterized as remotely civil. Perhaps it's because he's a desk lawyer and just an incredibly polite dude anyway, but he has little patience for the bullying that characterizes right-wing talk radio, including McIntyre and KABC.

June 27, 2006 1:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You trashed Daniel Guss's participation on Sister City before because he was both unreliable and a lightning rod for spam replies from every animal crank in L.A.

You're not doing yourself any favors by acknowledging his latest anti-Ed Boks diatribe (he'd be singing a very different story if he'd gotten the job he wanted a few months ago, no doubt!), which, like so much of Guss's tripe, is predicated on a fundamental untruth.

The Animal Services Department is not sponsoring an event at Hooters. It is the designated charitable beneficiary of a swimsuit contest that will take place there in July. But the City department has nothing to do with organizing or staging the event. The reaction of Guss and some other prudish Boks critics just shows either that the "new Victorian" era is alive and well or these hypocrites are even more shameless than ever.

Guss is so eager to trash Boks that he'll say anything to make him look bad. Unfortunately anybody who unwittingly plays along with his dirty game gets covered in the same mud. We'll turn the spigot and hose Mayor Sam down at the appropriate moment...

June 27, 2006 7:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio sent a blast e-mail yesterday begging people to send e-mails in support of his AB 1381 bill to the Senate Education Committee. All anyone OPPOSED has to do is send them ALL THE NEGATIVE stories it got last week.

One reporter stated Antonio would go to the opening of a "door". Pretty sad

June 27, 2006 7:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great Antonio is using Kids to promote an already filthy rich business person Wolfgang Puck.

The Hooters fundraiser is appalling. This goes to the heart of character or lack thereof of Boks. What is the fundraiser for?

June 27, 2006 8:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not sure who fakes injury more, Sandy Wells or a World Cup soccer player.

June 27, 2006 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


There's no need to wait for Dan. The event flyer is right here, available in the Department website.


The event is entitled "Hooters for Neuters." Hooters will be having a fundraiser bikini contest giving all proceeds to the Department to help save animals. They have done this for many well respected animal shelters and rescue groups. Come and enjoy the fun. Below is Hooters racier flyer.


June 27, 2006 9:53 AM  

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