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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

We reported yesterday on the elections for the Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Del Rey and claims by some that the folks behind the mega-development, Playa Vista (also known as Santa Clarita by the Sea) was wining and dining their residents and employees in order to secure votes for a pro-Playa Vista slate. Elections are now over and the official counting will begin Thursday. In the meantime, one of our readers sent over what they claim is a flyer put out by the pro-Playa Vista slate. Some of our readers think Neighborhood Councils are irrelevant. If that is the case, why would a major company feel they have a stake in the direction of the Council? Interesting.

LA Times reports that the LA School Board has narrowed its short list of replacements for retiring Superintendent Roy Romer down to three names. Tom Vander Ark, executive director for education initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; former Occidental President Ted Mitchell, who now heads a nonprofit firm that funds charter schools; and Carlos A. Garcia, the former head of the Clark County, Nev., school district. Mayor Villaraigosa is insisting that he be involved in the selection process, but it looks like the school board is doing everything it can to avoid that.

Three new high schools opened up in the San Fernando Valley today, Arleta High on the grounds of the former Gemco store, Panorama High on a site that once was a Carnation Company facility and a yet to be named high school in North Hollywood that sits on a former Caltrans yard.

LA CityNerd reports on the "Hollywood Slash," remnants of the old Red Car tracks that ran through the city. Other features of roads and property around LA that give hints of what was once there are discussed in a very interesting post and comments thread.

At We Clean Your Toilets: Mayor Villaraigosa's schedule for Thursday.

At Mayor Sam 2: Rep. Maxine Waters Issues Letter to LA County Board of Supervisors, Poll Shows Brown Leading With Wide Margin, Voter Registration Deadline Approaching, and The Transit Coalition e-Newsletter.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma and Matt please go after these clowncil members for wasting our money...Bitter Bernie wants tax dollars used to help the richest university in the country USC and Tom LaBonge wants our tax dollars used to help one of the richest areas in LA. Why don't they provide shuttle service to minority communities where there's no shopping areas???
CD 8 MOTION (PARKS - PERRY) relative to declaring the events in conjunction with Trojan Parents Weekend on October 4-6, 2006 a Special Event (fees and costs absorbed by the City = $3,000).

CD 4 MOTION (LABONGE - WESSON) relative to funding the operation of weekend shuttle service in Larchmont Village during the upcoming holiday season.

October 05, 2006 8:08 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat with flourish and bows): Did you perchance hear the ker-plunk this morning? One scoundrel was put upon the plank and forced to walk, and another is poised to jump. Methinks there will be many more jumping ship in the days ahead. And for those knotheads among you, I am referring to the publisher of La Antonia Times, Jeffrey Johnson. One of the crew has press credentials from the Times, and reports that there is the beginning of speculation that the Chicago bosses are a tad more cut throat than those that currently occupy City Hall. Does Hiller (sp?) have ties with sots? Bugger the sots, they read too much.


October 05, 2006 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



"BIG TRIBUNE" gave the KOOL-AID CUP to the publisher of the "OLD GREY HAG ON SPRING STREET" today. L.A. Observed, props, for your coverage on the passing of publisher Johnson. As of now, EDITOR BAQUET and the other P.R. editors have not carry out the mass "KOOL-AID PARTY" that has been speculated upon. In passing, I will give "PUBLISHER JEFFERY" credit for riding the Fish Wrap of Michael Kinsley and the Leftist, Black Panther Groupie, Robert Scheer. Yet, he got rid of the great cartoonist Michael Ramirez. To the incoming Publisher, Welcome to the "PUEBLO DE LOS ANGELES", Hope the Scribes include you in the "WRITE TO PLAY INCENTIVE PROGRAM". That way you can venture over to the "BONEAVENTURE" and meet the High and Mighty in this town. Lastly, please give consideration to finding a genuine local conservative to counter balance the liberal drool that is called objective news at the TIMES.


Did you notice the "BIG MIDDLE FINGER" the "LAUSD SIX"("ANTONIA JUMBO GARCIA" objecting) gave "HIS POLLONESS" over selecting the new Superitendent? Props to the "LAUSD SIX" for standing up to "POLLORAIGOSA".

October 05, 2006 2:04 PM  

Anonymous tina harris said:

It is sad that the Playa del Rey I visited when I was a student, back in the eighties, is no more. It was quite amusing and pretty.

I would never be happy with the choice of someone from Microsoft for superintendent for a simple reason. Any possible other computer choice than Windows© would be out of the question. Yes, I am partial to Macintoshes.

Finally, the only reason someone already busy would have to get into LAUSD would be to jump from there to a higher post. For once in my life I agree with the Board.

October 05, 2006 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No follow up on Westchester/PdR NC election?

Interesting trend in 3 elections:
Election #1 - 1100 votes
Election #2 - 672 votes
Election #3 - 1405 votes

Looks like some outreach is working. Also may simply be a function of the candidates on each ballot.

Out of curiosity, what NC's city wide have had the highest voter turnouts ever. Is there a top ten?

October 08, 2006 10:42 AM  

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