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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Arab-Israeli Protests In L.A.

Dateline: Miracle Mile, L.A., Sunday, July 23, 2006, 5:30 p.m.

Israelis and Lebanese -- and those supporting them -- protested en masse today. The two groups rallied near the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente, just east of Beverly Hills.

According to my expert estimates, I would say there were . . . a LOT of people -- and that's just the LAPD officers.

An LAPD helicopter has been orbiting since about 3:30. There are police in cars, on motorcycles, on bicycles and on foot.

Happily, everything is very peaceful, so far. There was a pro-Israel rally starting at 4:00 p.m.

Diversity and the First Amendment -- you gotta love it.

I just hope the heat doesn't overcome anyone. It's hot, hot, hot.

Updates to follow

******
Update: 6:45 p.m.
The police have told everyone to go home now. "If you are not moving, you are not cooperating." Aside from some shouting, and a few tossed water bottles, and -- wait a minute -- about 50 police just went running down the street. There's word someone got beat up. Hey, police can move FAST when they need to!

36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony political operative is sent by Parke Skelton to disrupt a Hahn press conference, and you ask for an apology? How stupid can you get?

But let's see who else wants an apology, this time from Tony:

-That girl from Sacred Heart that Tony got pregnant, she wants an apology for ruining her life and setting her family on the run to Fresno - you know one day that kid, must be about 33 now, will come looking for you.

-Maria Elena Durazo for not marrying her and passing her off to Miguel Contreras.

-June from the Venice Room, she still has that scar you gave her.

-Father John Morretta of Resurrection Parish, for flat out lying to him, maybe you can go to him for confession, you are, after all, a reformed Catholic!

-The Mothers of East L.A. for lying about them and destroying their scholarship program, have you given any schoalrships away?

-The residents of the 14th District not for lying to them but for your insistance that they released you from your promise.

-Your daughter Priscilla, for leaving that bruise that prompted a child abuse case to be filed against you.

-That guy from La Fonda, I'm sure he still has a scar from when you stabbed him.

-Your wife for, well, just being you.

-Martha Reyna for, well, just being you.

-Your son, Tonito, for all the times that you abandoned him at those South Pasadena baseball fields, how many times did he have to walk over to Jesus Quinonez' house waiting for you to pick him up while you were out there being a man!

-Bob Hertzberg, for either making a pass at him or setting him up with one of your sluts, and you wonder why Cynthia doesn't want him to endorse you.

-El Sereno residents for reviving the dead Long Beach Fwy extension and supporting the connector road.

-Parke Skelton and Steve Barkan, for not being honest with them and telling them about all those skeletons in your closet, you know more are coming - timing, timing, timing.

This list goes on and on.....

July 23, 2006 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV SOUNDS REPUBLICAN TO ME DONT YA THINK?

HIS ARAB SUPPORT IN L.A. WILL DWINDLE TO 0 AFTER THIS CRAPOLA HITS FAN.

Calif. Pro-Israel rallies draw political heavyweights
ERIC BERKOWITZ
Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined thousands of Israel supporters in the withering heat Sunday to rally behind Israel's recent attacks in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

Loudly condemning the "relentless rocket attacks of Hamas and Hezbollah against Israel," Villaraigosa drew a cheer when he said: "We're here to defend (Israel's) unassailable right to defend itself."

July 23, 2006 10:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Al-Marayati said the council invited Villaraigosa to an interfaith vigil last Sunday, but that the mayor's office did not respond until last Friday, declining.

"The mayor either needs to meet with us or we go to City Hall," said al-Marayati.

"People keep casting us as if we are representing foreign groups," said al-Marayati. "We are here to represent Americans."

July 23, 2006 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Methinks some 14th AD poster is stuck in a time warp.

Nick, Eliseo and Rick, III, it is over. You lost, Antonio won. He is the Mayor. Jose is the Councilman. You are the losers.

Take your sour grapes and go haunt some other houses, we've had enough from you.

The people have spoken, now many times. Can't you hear or read?

July 23, 2006 10:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To 10:24:
Since when is supporting Israel, or supporting a nation's right to defend itself after 6 years of rocket attacks, A PARTISAN ISSUE?

I'm a Democrat, I support peace in the middle east, but it has to come through a process that sometimes involves heavy fighting. Even the Dalai Lama recognizes the bitter medicine of war is necessary to achieve peace.

And come on, Hezbollah, a partner in the Lebanese gov't starts off by attacking troops within Israel's UN approved border (unprovoked) and expects no consequences? IT'S AN ACT OF WAR AND HEZBOLLAH IS GETTING THE REACTION THEY WANTED! And they are holding Lebanon hostage in the process.

Anyone who understand int'l politics gets that allowing Israel to ferret out Hezbollah now (although painful) will result in a safer and more independent Lebanon, and therefore, peace.

So how is supporting Israel a republican issue? Because it involves doing the necessary dirty work of disabling a terrorist network? Sounds like you know less about the "left" than you do the "right" And it sounds like you know even less about Hezbollah and the way they've held the world hostage for 25 years.
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/lebanon/tl03.html

Democrats take controversial stands in tough times and support doing the right thing, even when its the tough choice. You stand for nothing, my friend.

July 23, 2006 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter was it our mayor get'n beat up?

July 23, 2006 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YOU GOT IT!

CLINTON BOSNIA

DEMOCRATS STAND TOUGH UNLESS IDEA INITIATED BY REPUBLICANS.

DEMOCRATS=HYPOCRITES

July 23, 2006 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Detectives link separate deaths to single suspect
After leads dry up, tip from unrelated drug case results in arrest of man, 38, who has pleaded not guilty to murder charges
After separate investigations that led them to dead ends, authorities now believe the two victims were linked: They'd both crossed paths with Robert Vincent Estrada.

"This man was a potential serial killer," said San Fernando police Detective Anthony Vairo, a lead investigator on the Race case. "He killed once. He killed twice. Who knows what could have happened?"

Estrada, a 38-year-old Pacoima resident, was arrested March 1 and charged with two counts of murder along with special circumstances for using a gun during a robbery -- counts that could result in the death penalty if he is convicted. He also is charged with grand theft auto, witness intimidation and arson with the intent to murder.

July 23, 2006 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Koreatown Shooting Leaves 2 Wounded, 1 Arrest Made
(CBS) LOS ANGELES A man was arrested on suspicion of shooting two men near Koreatown Saturday morning.

The shooting occurred about 2:15 a.m. at Pico Boulevard and Manhattan Place.

The victims, described as two men in their early 20's, were taken to a hospital. Their names and conditions were not disclosed.

The name of the suspect was withheld and a gun was recovered, according to Los Angeles police Officer Kim Panthen.

July 23, 2006 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Man Loses Temper, Fatally Shoots 2 At Taco Stand
(CBS) LOS ANGELES A man allegedly shot two men at a South Los Angeles taco stand and was arrested after other patrons helped restrain the suspect.

Edgar Suchite, 35, allegedly screamed and went into a temper tantrum at a taco stand and shot Eric Salvador, 26 and Efrian Martinez, 27, who were eating.

One of the men was shot as he tried to help his cousin, however it was unclear who was shot first in the 3100 block of Pico Boulevard.

July 23, 2006 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stabbing Suspect Cuts Throat As Building Burns man suspected of stabbing a woman and a 10-year-old girl at apartment building that went up in flames Friday slit his own throat when police confronted him, authorities said.

The fire -- which police believe was set before they arrived -- raged for hours and nearly destroyed the building

July 23, 2006 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Toddlers Shot In Compton
(CBS) COMPTON, Calif. Two girls, including an infant, were wounded in a shooting in Compton Friday, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The shooting happened in the 2000 block of North Santa Fe Avenue at about 10 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. April Tardy said.

July 23, 2006 11:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Suspect Sought In Boyle Heights Kids' Shooting
(AP) LOS ANGELES Police are looking for an alleged gang member suspected in the shooting of two young brothers in Boyle Heights Saturday night.

Police think Mexico-native Mauricio Alejandro Jimenez fired the bullets into a crowd that hit Jeremy Hernandez, 3, and his brother James, 6.

James was hit in the stomach and is listed in critical condition. Doctors say Jeremy, who was hit in the wrist, is in stable condition.

Police say the shooting suspect, 26, is a long-time member of the Boyle Heights-based Tiny Boys gang.

They say Jimenez has been arrested at least seven times in the past several years for a variety of weapons and gang-related charges.

He was deported to Mexico just four months ago after serving more than a year in state prison.

July 23, 2006 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

More Than 50,000 Customers Remain Powerless
(CBS) LOS ANGELES More than 50,000 homes and businesses were powerless around the Southland as record demand and high temperatures sizzled electrical equipment.

At least 30,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power; 20,000 of which, were in the blistering hot San Fernando Valley, according to Gale Harris of the DWP.

Scattered DWP outages also occurred in Eagle Rock, Boyle Heights and other parts of Metropolitan Los Angeles.

July 23, 2006 11:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Man Killed In City Terrace Shooting
(CBS) CITY TERRACE, Calif. A man was shot to death early Wednesday morning in the unincorporated City Terrace area of Los Angeles County, authorities said.

The shooting occurred in the 4100 block of City Terrace Drive at 12:45 a.m., Deputy Dana Camarillo of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau said.

The man, whose name was withheld, was pronounced dead at the scene, Camarillo said.

No arrests were made and a description of the gunman was not immediately available, Camarillo said.

July 23, 2006 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Racial tension causes concern in Los Angeles
As Latino population grows and violence is seen in schools, blacks fear they will have a harder time when seeking jobs, housing
By Aurelio Rojas
SACRAMENTO BEE
LOS ANGELES - Campaigning in black churches while running for Los Angeles mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa stopped at Redeemer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles.

The Rev. Robert Lee DeFrance Jr. bluntly told Villaraigosa his congregants' big fear: that they would be left behind if a Latino became mayor.

"The needs of African-Americans continue to be slighted, and the Spanish population is getting preference in jobs," DeFrance told Villaraigosa, who assured the gathering that his administration would be color blind.

The day after he was elected the city's first modern Latino mayor last year, Villaraigosa's visit to a San Fernando Valley high school was marred by one in a series of brawls between black and Latino students.

July 23, 2006 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boy Killed In Possible Drive-By Shooting
(CBS) LOS ANGELES A boy riding his bicycle Saturday was killed in a possible drive-by shooting in East Rancho Dominguez.

Officers investigating a "shots fired" call at 2:23 p.m. in the 14000 block of South Lime Avenue found a "man down," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Skrnich said.

The car pulled up beside the boy as he was riding his bicycle, Sgt. Paul Patterson said. A passenger got out with a handgun and shot him once in the chest.

The child was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Lynwood, where he was pronounced dead, Patterson said.

The suspects fled the scene in the car.

July 23, 2006 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Greater Los Angeles is the most economically segregated region in the country, according to a recent study.


The results of the study by demographers at Wayne State University in Detroit were reported Sunday in the Los Angeles Times.


They suggested that the rich and poor are mixing less and less in L.A.


The study's authors found that based on 2000 census data more than two-thirds of Los Angeles-area residents live in neighborhoods that are mostly rich or mostly poor.


Los Angeles County "has more billionaires than any other part of the country. It's also the capital of the working poor," said Peter Dreier, chairman of the Urban and Environmental Policy Program at Occidental College.


Only 28 percent of the area's neighborhoods are middle class or mixed income, the study said.

July 23, 2006 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Denver Billionaire's Invisible Hand Shapes L.A.

Industrialist Philip Anschutz, intensely private and 'focused beyond belief,' is quietly changing the face of downtown.

By Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer

July 23, 2006

On a warm summer evening in 2004, Philip Anschutz greeted British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott at the $150-million soccer palace Anschutz had created in Carson.

After settling into a luxury suite to watch the Los Angeles Galaxy battle the San Jose Earthquakes, Prescott asked Anschutz which side he was rooting for.

"He said it didn't matter because he owned the two teams," Prescott recalled in an interview in London. At the time, Anschutz controlled half of the 10 pro soccer franchises in the U.S.

July 23, 2006 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Black-Latino tensions grow in L.A.

July 23, 2006

By AURELIO ROJAS The Sacramento Bee

LOS ANGELES — Campaigning in African American churches while running for Los Angeles mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa stopped at Redeemer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles.

The Rev. Robert Lee DeFrance Jr. bluntly told Villaraigosa his congregants' big fear: that they would be left behind if a Latino became mayor.

"The needs of African Americans continue to be slighted, and the Spanish population is getting preference in jobs," DeFrance told Villaraigosa, who assured the gathering that his administration would be color blind.

The day after he was elected the city's first modern Latino mayor last year, Villaraigosa's visit to a San Fernando Valley high school was marred by one in a series of brawls between African American and Latino students.

In April, when more than 500,000 people marched through the streets of Los Angeles in support of illegal immigrants, Najee Ali had a visceral reaction.

"It was a real sense of fear," said the African American activist who campaigned for Villaraigosa. "Fear of being displaced."

As the region's Latino population grows with immigration, mostly from Mexico, African Americans are finding it more difficult to land jobs and housing.

Latinos now make up an estimated 45 percent of the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County; African Americans account for only 10 percent.

July 23, 2006 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Black Student Enrollment at UCLA Plunges
July 21, 2006

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Elaine Korry
National Public Radio


Nearly 10,000 African-American students graduated from high school last month in Los Angeles County. This fall, only 96 of them will attend one of the state's most prestigious universities, the University of California, Los Angeles.

The number of black students at UCLA has been falling for years, partly due to a ballot measure that ended racial preferences in admissions. School leaders now say something has to change. ...

Los Angeles County is home to more than 1 million blacks; it's one of the largest African-American centers in the country. Yet African-American enrollment at UCLA has dropped to its lowest level in more than 30 years.

July 23, 2006 11:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (Reuters) - A power outage late on Tuesday at a regional FAA radar center halted most air traffic in the Los Angeles area, officials said.

"All departing flights at LAX of at least 13,000 feet -- essentially all our flights -- have been grounded," said Nancy Castles, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the fifth busiest airport in the world.

A regional radar facility in Palmdale, about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, lost power, cutting radar for Los Angeles area airports at 5:38 p.m. local time (8:38 p.m. EDT, 0038 GMT Wednesday).



Some 75 departing flights at LAX had been affected up to 7:15 p.m. local time.

July 23, 2006 11:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOS ANGELES POLICE: Gang Shooting Leaves One Dead and Six Injured


/noticias.info/ Los Angeles: Los Angeles police are investigating an apparent gang related shooting that occurred yesterday evening, leaving a 22-year-old man dead.

On July 17, 2006, around 10:00 p.m., a gunman in a dark-colored car, fired a shot into group of people standing in front of the 3300 block of West 8th Street, a busy business area of Koreatown.

According to detectives, pellets from a shotgun blast, killed one bystander and injured six others, including a seven-year-old boy. According to Detective Barry Tellis, " The intended target was another Hispanic gang member who was among the group and critically injured."

All six victims were taken to area hospitals, including the man who died. His name was not released pending notification to his family.

The seven-year-old boy's parents took him to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

The gunman is still at large and police are looking for a 20-25 year old male Hispanic, who is bald and stocky. He drove away in a 4-door Honda Accord along with three other Hispanic men.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Homicide Detectives Telis or Hernandez at 213-473-0446. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free hotline at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855

July 23, 2006 11:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Officials said the individuals suspected in the shootings are members of a violent street gang. The first shooting incident occurred in January at the Ramona Gardens Housing Development. The officers shot were identified as Alexander Alvarez and Alonzo Ramirez.

The second incident happened in March, also at the Ramona Gardens Housing Development. Officials said Raymond Madrid and Trevor Whiteman were shot at while they were inside their police vehicle.

The officers were not fatally shot in the incidents

July 23, 2006 11:57 PM  

Anonymous CENSORSHIP ON PUBLIC CHANNELS said:

CENSORSHIP ON PUBLIC CHANNELS

July 24, 2006 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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July 24, 2006 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Make the stalkers stop posting those stories, which are some old and some new drive by shooting or gang related shooting posts.

What is your point?

Are you fascinated with death or something weird?

July 24, 2006 2:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MAYOR SAM YOU'VE ATTRACTED SOME REAL WEIRDOS AND MENTAL CASES ON YOUR BLOGS.

YOU HAVE THE MENTALITY INSANE ONE WHO STILL HAS AN OBSESSION FOR ANTONIO POSTING LAST YEAR'S NEWS. GET A LIFE!!

THEN YOU HAVE ANOTHER PSYCHO WEIRDO POSTING ALL THE VIOLENT SHIT.

THIS IS AS BAD AS THOSE LOSERS WHO SHOW UP TO COUNCIL AND SPEAK, ZUMA DOGG, MATT DOWD, SADIE HAWKINS AND THE REST OF THOSE MENTAL CASES.

July 24, 2006 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus has sent a letter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to express his disapproval of a charter school in LA which promotes Hispanic separatism. Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo is asking both leaders to denounce the school, which is funded by taxpayer money. For one things, says Tancredo, the school's principal, Marcos Aguilar, espouses a radical separatist agenda. According to the GOP lawmaker, the school's website description and Aguilar's own description of the school could constitute hate speech. "He is accusing those people who are complaining about this school as being filled with hate speech," says Tancredo, "but I think that's what he's teaching here." The Colorado representative says he expects neither Schwarzenegger nor Aguilar to denounce the school. "Of course, they've had some time now; this happened several months ago. But I just wanted to draw people's attention to the fact that they have not [offered any comment]," he says. "The leader of the state of California, with more immigrants than any other state in the nation, really, and his silence would certainly indicate that he approves of this kind of behavior." Tancredo suggests that if a charter school advocated the principles of white supremacy, the community would be justifiably outraged -- and the governor would take swift action. But apparently, he says, it is okay for a school to promote Hispanic supremacy and separatism. [Chad Groening]

July 24, 2006 9:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:18 AM CD14staffer

SHUT YOUR MOUTH

July 24, 2006 9:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:48Am you must be one of the mental cases posting last year's crap about Antonio and have an obsession with others. Go get help. I'm not a CD14 staffer but a mature adult who is tiring of all the ranting and raving of old news and personal attacks on people.

You guys posting the weirdo crap really need to find another web site where people can give you the attention you are desperately seeking. Go to city council with Zuma Dogg, Sadie Hawkins, and the rest of those losers.

July 24, 2006 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NICK PACHECO MUST LET IT GO! GET OVER IT NICK.

The reason you lost is because you are a selfish brat.

*You never even thanked your volunteers.

* You never thanked your staff.

* You act like everyone owes you.

Bitter.

July 24, 2006 2:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How ridiculous that Mayor Villar and the Governer choose sides, of course the Mayor is going to side with the Jewish community, many of them suppoted and support his campaign, And now Arnold (I'll do whatever Villar does)wants the Hispanic vote,and will give up his ways to get those votes. How dare they act as though the Palestinians do not have the right to exist. I am neither of the two. I am a Catholic American, according to my Religion we are all created equal. The Jewish community belives they are the choosen ones, choosen to do what, kill more of mankind. Terrible things happen to everyone and every race, revenge is not sacred or kosher. What is old Mayor Villar doing interferring where he is not needed, do your job Mayor, not everyone else's.

July 24, 2006 4:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm really waiting for my Jewish friends to start being honest about what Israel does, but it will never happen. They are going to drag America down. They totally control the White House and the media.

July 24, 2006 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was at the Pro-Israel rally which had over 10,000 in attendance. The "counter-demonstration" had 50 at best. If 50 is "ALOT" to you, no wonder Republicans keep losing elections in LA>

July 25, 2006 9:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Really, the amount of people has noting to do with it. I am an American of Mexican Culture, was born and raised here in the U.S.A, so were my parents, and grandparents, However, I do not agree that they(any person from any country), should enter the U.S.A. illegaly, just as it is hard for me to believe that there is no solution to the crises in the middle east, or Isreal. We here should not be choosing sides. We might want to have compassion for everyone. There are many people suffering in the world today over different issues. Here in the U.S.A. we have alot of poverty, and suffering. We should be taking care of our own citizens also, here at home. By the way as I am writing on this blogger this morning I am hearing on the news that Isreal has killed some U.N. Peacekeepers. Whether it was an accident or not, this is what happens when people get out of control.

July 26, 2006 6:59 AM  

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