Because the City kicked off the "Million Trees LA" project in Jose Huizar's 14th District's, Hazard Park.
And I must say, it's a real shame that USC is trying to take the park away from the people of the community, because what a haven it is, right in the heart of a major City.
Besides Zuma Dogg, The Mayor, Jose, Eric Garcetti and all the major TV stations; Julia Louis Dreyfuss was there (and MAN, she looked even hotter in person), Angelica Houston (also, soooooo fine), that good looking latino actor with the goatee from "Desparate Housewives", some other hot latina actreess alot of the cameramen wanted to interview, and; Ed Beagley Jr., who I alerted that City Council wants to impose a moritorium on the Medical Marijuana dispensaries in the City of Los
Angeles, and that's all he needed to hear, to kill the good mood of the "Million Trees LA" event on his way out...yeah, yeah!
The Mayor gave a great entertaining, inspiring and humourous speech that even charmed the socks off of Zuma Dogg. Damn it! That's the problem people...the guys so charismatic and charming your average sucker consituent doesn't stand a chance against his charm, and they would never believe the greediness and corruption that goes on in Big City politics. And let's face it, the next Governor race will be
between Gavin Newsome and Mayor V. (if he doesn't get picked up for a VP ticket first), and Newsome doesn't stand a chance, cause you can't win without L.A. (just ask Arnold), so were basically looking at the next Govenor of California.
So all we can hope, is that the people can be a true checks and balance system that shadiness and corruption has basically eliminated out of actual government. AND, the fact that the only way The Mayor will be allowed to move up the ladder, by the voters, is if he quickly recovers from a shakey first year, and burns some rubber and do some good things for this City.
So they planted some trees, everyone took home a tree; The Mayor greeted and took pictures with all the kids and parents in attendance (at least a couple hundred), and for that one moment on a Saturday afternoon, alot of people (especially kids) were really inspired and activated and may carry on in community participation beyond the photo opportunity.
Then after the dust was setteling, and he was walking away from the event; with the crowd still following (and the guy didn't deny ANYONE a picture, even as he was trying, very unsuccesully to leave), ZD moved in and said, "Hey Mayor, I know I've been rough, but I wanna start mentioning some of the good things happening in the City that people need to get involved in, so I wanted to show up today for this one...cause only a fool only sees the bad in everything."
And Mayor V., amazingly turned away in the middle of the photo opportunity, possibly risking a bad angle to say, "Thank You!"
Cause this October 4th is the six month anniversary of Big ZD vs CC and Mayor V., and although Ebert and Roper could always do a full show of all "thumbs down" movies, people also like to see some "thumbs up" movies, otherwise they would never go to the movies.
So similarly, I PROMISE you it will still be just as much "thumbs down" reviews by ZD, but the commmunity really does need more charitable contributors, volunteers, non-profit community programs and whoever else to start trying to stand up and fight for the best interests of the City. And the only way to do that, is to highlight
some of these programs and events in L.A., so on Mayor Sam, TV 35, and KABC (and KFI sometimes), I'll be bringing attention to those things to, so you can get involved if you want to.
BUT DON'T WORRY, I'm not gonna let the opportunity pass to say, "NO on R", "No on H", Stop abusing the Special Event Fee Waiver, Mayor V. BETTER have good intentions for LAUSD in addition to the development money (hey bro, whatever you gotta do to move the City forward, as long as you don't overlook the kids/future), Start enforcing Tenant Right's as laid out by Planning and Land Use Committee, and damn
it...lay off the Eminant Domain abuse, as well. And go to www.MillionTreesLA.org and register for a tree...we got a million of these things to plant/unload, and it's supposed to be good for the environment and ends up saving money and all that good stuff, so tell some people about it and get one yourself.
But remember, all your information will be used to help get you to register to vote in upcoming elections, which is fine by ZD, as long as you are aware of it, and try and educate yourself as to what's up with the issues. And more importantly...look for the Z.D./Mayor V. Tee, coming soon. Yeah, yeah!