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Friday, December 29, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday

David Z writing in the LA Weekly says it clearly: Mayor Villaraigosa was "bitch slapped" by our favorite "hanging judge" Dzintra Janavs who threw out his school takeover plan as unconsitutional. Judge Dzintra may get to do some more bitch slapping next month when the City Council's term limits extension scheme, Measure R, shows up in her courtroom.

Business leaders are expected Friday to file 100,000 signatures of Los Angeles registered voters to force a vote on a living wage ordinance affecting 3,500 employees at 13 airport-area hotels.

Of the 15,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers who lost power in wind-related outages, about 5,300 had their electricity restored Thursday afternoon, utility officials said. Power was restored to customers in Park La Brea, North Hollywood and Hollywood, according to the utility.

LA City Nerd has published his top ten list of significant events in 2006 over at LAist.

And finally, the WWG has re-published (in his excellent Valley history blog) an LA Times story from 1885 that hints there may be "gold in them thar hills" in Pacoima. We don't know if anyone ever mined it, but doing a little armchair research of my own, I think the location may very well be here (Be sure to click on the hybrid or satellite button to get an aerial view). Now, don't get your pick axes, shovels, pans and mules out yet - this is probably private property and it wouldn't be a good idea to jump their claim.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous al segundo said:

mayor sam who is wally baker?

December 29, 2006 12:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Happy New Year Mayor Sam!

December 29, 2006 1:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They don't mention Zuma in the CD 7 election race. Guess he didn't get signatures so its a lie he's running.

2 qualify, 3 file petitions for City Council race.....Richard Alarcon and Monica Rodriguez both secured spots on the ballot...Waiting to see if their petitions are OKd are Oscar Mendoza Hal Alvord and Margie Carranza.

ATTN: DAVID Z...please file a public record's act and find out who dontated the $1 mil to Antonio he's hiding.

....Last week, Villaraigosa collected a $1 million donation for the shadow school district he's running in anticipation of his LAUSD takeover. This was the second such donation, the first coming from telecommunications giant Verizon. The source of the second million, though, is a mystery, as the donor is being kept anonymous.

Technically, this secrecy is legal, because the donation in question didn't go to an official political campaign per se. But even if it's legally legitimate, it still seems ethically unseemly.

December 29, 2006 7:08 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

I went to the city ethics website and sure enough Zuma Dogg is qualified to run and even recieve matching funds.

MY prediction is that Zuma Dogg will give Richard Alarcon a run for his money. That is if Zuma Dogg supporters can begin soon to get out the vote.

ANd if they find dirt on Zuma , I really don't think the voters will care , because ZUma is not putting himself out there as the unblemished
perfect person.

December 29, 2006 8:20 AM  

Anonymous prospector said:

Anyone hear of "salted" mines?

December 29, 2006 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope business leaders are successful in eliminating the so-called "living-wage" ordinance. They have my support. Janice Hahn should stop her silly grandstanding and DO something about violent Latino gang members who plague her district.

December 29, 2006 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DGar:
http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election/Candidates/SP_Nomination%20log.pdf

Zuma didn't turn in the petitions on time...he can't run...sorry kiddo.

December 29, 2006 8:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks, I was wondering if Zuma got those signatures but not that many people know him in CD7.

Good for the living wage opposers. Once again just goes to show clowncil that they can't get away with doin what ever they want and not getting the people's input. They got twice as many signatures as they needed. I bet its overturned by the people. Hey, are those hotel workers still fasting???

December 29, 2006 9:27 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I only got one signature, y'all...Looks like I'll have to wait for the next elections and run versus Eric Garshmetti. Meanwhile, ZD gets to stay ZD and doesn't have to turn into a shady, corrupt, fraud , waste and abusing criminal...yeah, yeah.

December 29, 2006 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pathetic you only got one signature cause with all your blathering of how great you are obviously no one gives a damn or cares. Your and Matt Dowd's ego are beyond this planet and you are selfish assholes for ruining public comment for the masses. All you guys care about is patting yourselves on the back and making asses of yourselves in council. I never thought anyone would be as bad as Antonio but you losers take the cake. I hope in 2007 you losers GET A FUCKING JOB.

December 29, 2006 10:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm definitely disappointed in Zuma Dogg. It should be obvious by now that he's all talk; in order to change the system, you can't be an outsider. He had an opportunity to become an insider and blew it.

Let's get a "public advocate" who is truly interested in the public, not just grandstanding and doing ads for medical marijuana dispensaries and karakoke contests. This guy is a joke.

December 29, 2006 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma:

Stop wasting taxpayer money with your dreams of being elected. By wasting resources and time on you, you are costing the city of Los Angeles valuable time that its workers need in order to do more important things...like play Solitaire. You're a joke...Move on with your life.

December 29, 2006 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Zuma Dogg, move over to CD1 and run when sorry ass Reyes terms out. We need you!

December 29, 2006 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Matt Dowd and Zuma need to disappear in 2007. They keep saying how much they've done for the people yet I don't know of one person who has a nice word to say about these two clowns. They go to council and make fools of themselves acting like school children because "real men" don't act like that and like people are saying they've ruined public comment for everyone. Now anyone going to council has to wait up to 2 hours because these losers screwed it up.

December 29, 2006 11:27 AM  

Anonymous paul bui said:

10:11, 10:13, 10:20, & 11:27 - You are all typical of the small-minded individuals plaguing our city who have nothing constructive to say. At least Zuma had the temerity to question and catch councilmembers violating various laws and ordinances.

Besides, when was the last time any of you called YOUR CM's on the carpet? I bet none of you could get a single signature on your petition(s) if you ran for council!

You losers probably wouldn't know how to find your way home without preprinted instructions!

December 29, 2006 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:08 Probably the Green Dot dude ^Charter School^

December 29, 2006 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"PRESS RELEASE" From the "RED SPOT INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY IN CD 14"

The "RED SPOT INSTITUTE" calls upon the City Council candidates to engage in a series of debates for the upcoming election. Dubbed the "PALETA CART FORUM", (named after one of the biggest vessel of "FREE ENTERPRISE" in CD 14) We invite each candidate, in the spirit of old soap box debates, to debates the issues on the safe streets of CD 14.
We have identify four street corners in CD 14 for the "PALETA CART FORUM". First, Soto and Cesar Chavez. Second, Huntington and Eastern. Third, Fig. and York. Fourth, Eagle Rock and Colorado.
Each candidate will be given a "PALETA CART" to push throught CD 14. We will even provide the the Paletas to give to voters. At each of the above mention intersections, the candidates will climb up on their respective carts, ring their bells, and engage the issues. We hope that this spin off on soap box debates of the past, will galvinize the electorite to turn out, hear the issues, and most important, see a find example of small business in CD 14.

"HAPPY NEW YEAR"

"RED INSTITUTE OF REASON IN CD 14"

December 29, 2006 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:20 AM Same goes to Hertzberg, Alarcon, and Bitter Bernie. They ran for Mayor and deceived the public. The Truth: Three Amigos paid back favor to Villaraigosa to run and take votes from Hahn & keep campaign funds.

17th floor?

December 29, 2006 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It appears that the League of Women Voters — a co-sponsor of Proposition R — will be in a curious situation come Jan. 25, when Judge Dzintra Janavs, the same judge who ruled Assembly Bill 1381 unconstitutional, will decide the constitutionality of Proposition R.

In September of 2006, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien ruled that Proposition R unconstitutionally combined the unrelated issues of term limits and ethics reform. And yet, the next day, the League entered into the appeals process as "real parties in interest." Members disregarded O'Brien's ruling when they didn't favor it, but applauded the recent ruling by Janavs. I will be anxious to see if they praise Janavs' ruling on Jan. 26 if it conflicts with their personal agenda.

— Donna Connolly
Sherman Oaks

This appeared in LA Daily News today.

December 29, 2006 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Watch. City Council will repeal Living Wage Ordinance rather than risk getting hammered at the polls.

December 29, 2006 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NO way city council overturning their stupidity. Its too late. Everyone now knows what idiots they are and they never thought the signatures would be twice the number needed. Another embarrassement to this city and the nation what a bunch of idiots LA has.

December 29, 2006 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uli Version 3.0

??????So full of himself. Pathetic

December 30, 2006 1:46 PM  

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