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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Wednesday

The Daily News has an editorial in which it slams the City Clowncil's shell game to divert funds from the newly implemented trash tax (which was meant to hire more police officers) to "anti-gang programs." No doubt these "programs" are going to be run by favorite City Hall special interest groups who love to suck at the trough.

The Times reports that the Los Angeles Unified School District has retained the services of a Sacramento based law firm to sue, should Mayor Villaraigosa's school takeover plan be passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor. Quote of the day: "Thank God there is a judiciary branch." - school board member David Tokofsky.

Zach Behrens - publisher of the Sherman Oaks based "In The Oaks" blog is running for the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. Behrens hopes to improve the Council's communication efforts and raise its visibility in the community.

In other Sherman Oaks blogging news, Behrens notes that Wendy Greuel staffer Patricia Davenport has taken up blogging at the From Sherman Oaks (1927 - ) blog.

Given his bizarre behaivor of late - including jumping on Oprah's couch and slamming Brooke Shields use of prescription drugs - Tom Cruise has been fired after 14 years with Paramount Pictures. Cruise and his producing partner say they'll now start their own studio.

36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If MAV jumped on a couch and proclaimed "I love this City", can we fire him too?

Oooh, couch jumping. Cool new sport for the Clowncil. Just think, we can have the Official City Of Los Angeles Couch (I Meant To Say Office) Jumpers.

August 22, 2006 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is zuma dogg running for the Sherman Oaks NC?

August 22, 2006 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hope so.

August 22, 2006 11:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why fire ADV for couch jumping when we let lunatics like Zuma be?

This town is a fucking free-for-all. One poster said it well, this is 2003 all over again. But who the hell are we recalling?!?!?!?

August 23, 2006 12:22 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Haven't decided which District I'm running in yet. Have till Octiber 6th to declare residency...so I'll see who screws up the worst till then. Looking like Greuel or Smith, though.

THANK YOU SENATOR MCCLINTOCK FOR ALLOWING ZUMA DOGG TO ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOUT A.B. 1381 (LAUSD):

After the Sentator had to deny my question (that Z.D. was told today from a Sacramento insider) that:

The CRP (Cali Republican Party) has let it be know, any Republican who votes "Yes" on A.B. 1381 will have all support pulled, come re-election time. And if it passes, if Arnold doesn't "veto" it, "No soup for you", either, Mr. Governor.

Even if it does pass, L.A.U.S.D. will try and have it shot down in Federal Court, so get ready for a long, drawn-out battle, certain to bring school politics, I mean management to a screetching halt like 405 rush hour traffic.

And Senator McC's response to Zuma Dogg regarding A.B. 1381? His comments include:

"It's entirely unfair for ALL of the communities NOT part of L.A. And for those in L.A., I don't understand how it will improve the school system. The problem is everything has been bueracrtized, centralized and unionized to the point that no one is in charge of our public schools anymore. Simply changing the beuracracy without changing the fundamentals of how it's managed is like reshuffling the deck chairs n the Titanic." Senator Tom McClintock (to Zuma Dogg on 790 KABC radio.)

So, I guess that's a "No" on A.B. 1381.

www.ZumaDogg.com for all City Hall YouTube videos and blog entries.

August 23, 2006 12:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Man the pharmicists must be working over time for the bloggers on this blog.

LA Times editorial glowing reviews of the Mayor fighting EAA. Same with the Daily News.

Ahem -- EAA idiots handed the Mayor a victory.

As for the LAUSD suing -- listen AB 1381 is going to pass -- and the leadership in LAUSD that allows for this lawsuit to happen will have hell to pay.

In 2007....

August 23, 2006 2:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Declare residency in Northridge West NC, Zuma Bee-otch, you and Alger deserve each other (and you may be the only one voting or running there by the time their next election roils around).

I say if the wealthy, apathetic stakeholders there don't need the $50K per year that Alger's council hasn't spent (NO problems in Porter Raunch, apparently, so NO sense doing outreach), then put in back in the pool and let the rest of us spend it in ours.

Our NC is changing the 'hood for good, working WITH our councilmembers, NOT challenging them to self-promote.

August 23, 2006 4:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now that I was able to see the City Council debate regarding NC creating motion files for consideration by the City Council via the City View broadcast, I agree with the City Council. These NC gadflies need to take a chill pill.

It maybe outside their role or mandate as advisory councils and there is no real oversight regarding possible ethical conflicts.

August 23, 2006 6:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Staffers have been told to monitor this site for all the negative remarks about their bosses. Its the staffers posting the negative statements about NC's. Say what you want but Zuma Dogg has received more publicity then any of the clowncil members and continues. His argument about LAUSD takeover is one of the most solid and best I've heard. NC's are gaining major support for communities that were never involved in their meetings. People are hearing the bullshit Clowncil members have been doing. They are going to be voted OUT. Zuma you're doing a great job.

August 23, 2006 7:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg don't listen to the bullshit excuses about misinformation on the allocated gang money. Here it is on last Friday's agenda. Advancement Project did a study and reported gang programs ARE NOT WORKING and the city is wasting $86 milion on them. Laura Chick-N-Shit needs to audit all these corrupt programs.

05-0025-S1
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON GANG VIOLENCE AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC
SAFETY and BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEES’ REPORTS relative to the allocation of crime prevention resources for Gang Prevention and Interve ntion Youth Programs.
3. ALLOCATE $1.4 million for FY 200 6-07, or 15 percent of the $9.3 million in the Mayor’s FY 2006-07 proposed budget for the hiring of more police officers, in the Unappropriated Balance for prevention and intervention programs.

August 23, 2006 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Those knuckleheads at the LAUSD are at it again (no, not the high paid “political” consultants named Sragrow and Gritzner). Here is what the dimwitted General Counsel had to say about how much taxpayer money he has spent on a law firm who will challenge the mayor’s education reform plan:

Reed said he didn't know how much money the district has spent so far on the Sacramento law firm, Olson Hagel & Fishburn, which it retained in June for "analysis of governance issues." He said the firm had already been under contract to the district for other matters.

Dumb Ass. Mr. Reed, we all know law firms have different billing numbers for different matters, precisely so people like you can figure out whether their billings are justified. The fact that you don’t know means you are either: (1) not paying attention to how you spend our money or (2) purposefully misleading the public.

I think you should update your resume because the Mayor is going to send you packing.

August 23, 2006 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And how much has our midget Mayor spent? In the millions and don't tell me its his own money. Bullshit!! He lobbied on our tax dollars to get that money. Looks like some Republicans aren't 100% happy with Gangaraigosa's bill.

...At issue is an obscure provision in the legislation — now pending before the state Senate — called a severability clause. This clause says that if part of the bill were found to be unconstitutional, the rest would nonetheless become law. Villaraigosa's legal advisor inserted the language precisely because portions of the bill might fall prey to legal challenges. Better to have part of the bill than none of it, went the reasoning....Riordan departed from that logic once he considered the insertion's practical effect.

He joined forces with Wilson, Broad and two key Republican state legislators — Assemblyman Keith Richman of Northridge and Sen. George Runner of Lancaster — to argue for removing the clause.

August 23, 2006 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AP

SACRAMENTO -- The rancorous national debate over illegal immigration spilled into the California Assembly on Tuesday as Democrats yanked an immigration resolution after a testy, partisan exchange that drew an outburst from Speaker Fabian Nunez.

"We're pulling the bill. You've got a problem with that?" the Los Angeles Democrat asked before uttering an expletive about Republican nitpicking and leaving the chamber, slamming the door between the Assembly and his conference room...

Morgan Crinklaw, a spokesman for the Assembly Republican Caucus, said Nunez "was completely unprofessional given the seriousness of the issue of illegal immigration."

August 23, 2006 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The illegals are going to march again. Damn them for causing traffic jams, carrying Mexican flags, and demanding rights. I say DEPORT ALL OF THEM BACK. Will someone translate for us???

!LA GRAN MARCHA LABORAL Y POR LA AMNISTIA GENERAL"
Cuando: SABADO 2 DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2006
Hora: 12PM
Lugar: CENTRO DE LOS ANGELES (Olympic y Broadway)

Tambien Unase al "DESFILE LABORAL"
Cuando: LUNES 4 de SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2006
Hora: 10AM
Lugar: BANNING PARK EN LA CUIDAD DE WILMINGTON, CALIF.
(1331 Eubank Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744)

August 23, 2006 10:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Irony: The mayor of Los Angeles taking over a school district to improve education and simultaneously discounting the value of his most educated city workers (engineers, architects, accountants, systems analysts, programmers, scientists, administrators, surveyors, …) by refusing to negotiate their contract.

I supported this mayor from the beginning but I have lost a lot of respect for him. Management 101, your staff is your most valuable resource; who does AV think will implement his ambitious plans to improve the city??

AV, remember your roots and what got you to where you are. Your new friends will drop you like a hot potato as soon as you become tarnished. Your old friends will remember your two faced treatment of labor. Go back to the table and do what you do best, negotiate!!

August 23, 2006 10:34 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

10:34

This is what I've said all along about AV and him pawning off the DWP payraises as something "Hahn did".

If Hahn did that as the old mayor, and it still needed to go to council why didn't he renogociate the DWP contract at that window of time? He was in his legal right to do it, since he was not 'involved' in the decision as he saying and since the voters made him mayor in the timeframe of the contract automatically gives him that right.

He didn't exercise it because the DWP-IBEW gave him a nice fat campaign contribution.

But whoever is running this supposed 2 day strike is an idiot, because no one is effected by it.

If you're going to raise hell and strike do it right, where it will completely fuck with the city. Like not having any of the street lights working at the buisest intersections of the city other than a flashing red light. Picketing on the Runway at LAX something that will get attention.

August 23, 2006 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEMO TO "LA ANTONIA TIMES"

Nice to here local T.V. and Radio echoing your taking points on how "POLLORAIGOSA" handleing of the EAA walkout can actually benefit his image. Even the "POLLO's DAILY RANTS" (ie. DAILY NEWS) agrees with the spin.
Thoughts to ponder, what will be the spin in 2007 when SEIU 347 comes calling for their fair share ? Julie Butcher and company will surely not make easy after the heat she took for standing with Hahn, who by the way, was a great freind of labor. Further, with the re-organization of the SEIU units 347, 660 and 434B into one "SUPER GOVERMENT UNIT" POLLORAIGSA will need "legs of steel" to stand up to FREEMAN, BUTCHER, and GRAJEDA. Anybody want to place odds on how quick the CLOWNCIL and POLLORAIGOSA roll over to maintain their cash flow ?

August 23, 2006 10:57 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax23aug23,1,7460626.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Proposals to Ease Gridlock at LAX to Be Unveiled
Officials will outline options for improving traffic flow, a key element in updating the airport's design.
By Jennifer Oldham
Times Staff Writer

August 23, 2006

In a proposal that would dramatically alter the main roadway to Los Angeles International Airport, city officials are considering double-decking Century Boulevard to relieve gridlock that chokes city streets around the world's fifth-busiest airport.

Building an elevated six-lane concrete roadway over Century — similar to the raised carpool lanes on the Harbor Freeway south of downtown — is one of eight alternatives that officials will unveil tonight to reduce congestion around LAX.

The proposals, which also include adding two under-runway tunnels on Sepulveda Boulevard, were devised over the last several months by airport-area residents and the city agency that operates LAX.

It's likely that a combination of the eight traffic options will be included in a modernization plan for the airport being developed by representatives from the city's airport agency, the cities of El Segundo, Inglewood and Culver City, community groups and Los Angeles County. Officials expect to release the plan this winter.

"No decisions have been made at this point," said Lydia Kennard, executive director of the airport agency, Los Angeles World Airports. "But now we're coming into some tough issues and some tough discussions."

In addition to double-decking Century Boulevard, which is lined with hotels and other airport-related businesses, alternatives include providing direct airport access from the 405 Freeway several blocks to the east and extending the Metro Rail Green Line.

August 23, 2006 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

-Calling himself the "poster child" for affirmative action, Villaraigosa said all students who work hard and excel should be given a chance, just as he was when he was a student (Sac Bee, 1/25/99).

-“I had a 1.4 grade average.." Antonio Villaraigosa (Daily News, 12/22/97)

August 23, 2006 11:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:31

That's called a non-denial dismissal.

Ignore the facts presented, and claim that the "attackers" have "motive" and work for the other side.

No one needs to work for the city to access the DONE website and see that most Neighborhood Clowncils in the city SUQUE (with both lips) at the two most critical things required of them (in order to get the respect of City Council and their own stakeholders), namely -- reaching critical mass through OUTREACH, and spending the money supplied WELL for their communities.

AND, as pointed out here repeatedly (you call it "attacks"), it's the loudest mouths attacking City Council that SUQUE with all FOUR lips at these things (50-100 people voting for them in NCs with 20-50K residents???)

NC voting and participation has declined in most NCs from even year one, when a lot of them barely certified and came to hearings with a dozen people in the audience, and many also have 2-3 years worth of their tiny "allowance" sitting in DONE's piggyback, growing cobwebs.

Worse than spending city money BADLY (something they accuse City Council of non-stop), NOT spending it in some of the neediest communities in the city is just plain evil, a gross sin of ommission and negligence.

Your spin is straight out of Porque Eskeleto!

They = "bad" "powerful" "corrupt".

We = "good" "little" and "attacked".

"We must be right, people are attacking us."

(No, your just full of yourselves, unmandated at home, and annoying as hell -- especially to NC people TRYING to make change in the city, THROUGH city council and other elected officials.

Get a consulting contract, 7:31 poster, or register as a lobbyist if you wanna practice that kind of shity misdirection.

August 23, 2006 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Reep What You Sow said:

Zuma - The CRP also went on record at the convention to support Assembly candidates that oppose AB1381. These are also the same candidates that make up part of the infamous "Farm Team" posse that appears to be getting some serious buzz within the party.

I took a quick look at all the candidates on their websites and one of them has NC experience so at least there is some grassroots connections there as well as some compassion. The one who had NC experience has an opponent who is on record as supporting AB1381...so that says something right there.

Give these folks a call. They would probably be happy to work with you and give you a hand. Given the way things are one or more of them just might pull it off and win...so you'll have a friend in a high place.

August 23, 2006 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Not anonymous said:

"Staffers have been told to monitor this site for all the negative remarks about their bosses. Its the staffers posting the negative statements about NC's."

A result of the irresponsible method of allowing anonymous posting, with editor, no fact checking, no accountability.

You don't like it, so allow only registered users post. Otherwise go back to your chair, you pajama- wearing, unemployed loser.

August 23, 2006 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam you must be pleased that you are getting all these clowncil members staffers posting negative comments. You can feel the venom coming from their firing mouths with the words they post. NC's must really be getting to them. Get original morons you keep posting the same crap.

Papers are stating this strike is the 1st in 14 years.Gangaraiosa has to be worried. He challenged the EAA all over the news last night. Had the audacity to say he can look himself in the mirror and has pissed off the other unions for being so disrespectful to their brothers. This is going to be really interesting. Why Aquino only had the strike for 2 days no one knows. BAD MOVE. Why not the same day the illegals are marching on Sept. 2nd???? Now that would have made an impact.

August 23, 2006 1:17 PM  

Anonymous valleygladfly said:

I hope Zuma Dogg runs for a seat on Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Clowncil (forgive me, couldn't resist!). About half of the current Board has resigned, so there's plenty of room! Check out Ken Gerston's comments on Zach B.'s blog. Speaking of Zach, be nice if he didn't have any connection to Wendy Greuel or work for the City. So much for biting the hand that feeds you...

August 23, 2006 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MAV has been flying his folks, Kevin Acebo and other up to Sacramento the whole week in order to lobby the legislators. It's funny that so much press is dedicated to how LAUSD has their whole team on this bill, but no one dedicates a whole article to MAV's war chest and use of staff towards this one debacle of a bill. In addition, Riordin, Pete Wilson, Broad and the Republicans are lobbying their own changes on this bill and setting it up for future runs at a business takeover of the school district (since MAV lost the battle for full mayoral control).

Otherwise the week is nice and sunny! Why are we all on blogs and not enjoying the L.A. sun.

My dog, Zuma Dawg! I hope you run against that self-righteous fake of a councilmember Gruel! Smith and CD 12 is a waste of time. That district will forever be the bastion of L.A. Valley conservatism. Shake things up in Gruel's district!

August 23, 2006 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma we need you in CD2!!!!

Take out Tony!

August 23, 2006 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg my man run in CD14. Tons of people will let you move in with them and take on an address. You can easily beat Jose's little ass.

August 23, 2006 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:17

Denial, Da Nile, De Nyle. . . if ONLY you can make people believe that it's ONLY the city council staffers that believe that NCs are irrelevant (and not the 98.7 percent of all their stakeholders that STILL don't know these NCs exist in their own backyards).

AH, but there's the rub-a-dub-dub, bubbah, since there are probably more city staffers in L.A. that have actually HEARD of NCs than there are actual PEOPLE in the neighborhoods.

79 voters in the last election in Alger's NC (out of almost 20 THOUSAND residents). . .

51 votes in the last election in Jacobberger's NC (out of 50+ THOUSAND residents). . .

And BOTH had 2-3 TIMES that many people involved the year before.

(Hell, I'll bet there are more card-carrying members of the ARYAN NATION up there in PORTER RAUNCH+NORTHRIDGE WEST -- or is it WESTRIDGE NORTH -- than there are NC voters. Not to mention, there are bound to be FAR more REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS in Mid City West than there are NC voters there).

Anyone wanna take bets there aren't 5X as many HOMELESS in Lyon's SLIVERLAKE NC than there are actual NC voters in those declining numbers? (Now there's a growing constituency to latch on to -- if ONLY you could mail them BALLOTS).

HA! Ain't that a fickle, limp pickle?

So, who-ever DO these balking heads represent?

(Better take notes, you REAL Weiss-head staffers. This is MUCH better shit than the fake gay marriage amendment thing your council-boy dreamed up!)

August 23, 2006 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, Blog traffic way down since the union started the strike.

I guess we know now who really posts here all day long. Bored city EAA workers.

August 23, 2006 4:57 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

8:01AM, Thanks for the de-spin info. AND -- Thanks to all the other ZD mentions on ideas of where to run, based on your lousy councilmember.

CITIZENS ALERT!

Hear Zuma Dogg LIVE, IN STUDIO, on 790 KABC with Al Rantel, to discuss the EAA Labor Strike, and more. 7pm/Thurs.

AND...if you have info you would like me to see in preparation, before I hit the mic, email it to me or leave a voice mail message and I'll call you back. (email link and phone number on my web site www.zumadogg.com.)

Thanks,
Zuma Dogg

August 23, 2006 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Fired up and Bored said:

4:54

You didn't make sense when you said that neighborhood councils have 98.7% of their stakeholders who believed them to be irrelevant. Then you said that they had never heard of them.

Which one is it?

Do they need more outreach to get to the 98.7% of the stakeholders who don't know they're there?

Or do the uneducated stakeholders just consider them to be irrelevant, and if that is so, what are you basing that on? Perhaps if the 98.7% found out about them, they would find them very relevant.

You know the biggest bullshit about your analogy? I double dog dare you to walk down the street in ANY council district and start asking people who their councilperson is and IF they know, then can they tell you anything about them or their policies or MORE importantly, what their job consists of!

This is such a good idea, I might go do it myself. Just to prove to you all how the councilmembers are able to do whatever the hell they want to do and 98.7% of the council district doesn't know who their council person is or what his/her job is.

August 23, 2006 5:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hate Tom Cruise.

August 23, 2006 5:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:54 is MAV

August 23, 2006 6:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:38 is either:

a) Sumner Redstone

b) Nicole Kidman

August 23, 2006 6:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 23, 2006 6:33 PM,

Sumner Redstone is Jewish.

Do Jewish people still controll Hollywood?

August 23, 2006 9:27 PM  

Anonymous judy hyler moore said:

Why didn't The Times report me no satisfied (with the Clowncil, of course, dirty birdies)

August 24, 2006 10:52 PM  

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