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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

The "nanny state" is in full force. Tuesday evening, the Burbank City Council banned smoking in virtually all public places. However, joining with the LA City Council in a cynical move to prevent city revenue losses, smoking has not been banned at municipal golf courses.

The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley - which unlike the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce still operates as a business advocacy organization - has followed Zuma Dogg's lead in condemning Council President Eric Garcetti's call to boycott the LAX Hilton in "support" of union workers.

Someone explain this to me. The DWP creates so much energy it sells it to other utilities. So then why did the City Council approve Wednesday a deal to purchase $200 million of energy from Canada?

The LA Times has a great editorial about Democratic machine politics in Los Angeles, particularly in anointing Felipe Fuentes as heir apparent to Richard Alarcon's barely cold State Assembly Seat. Briefly mentioned, but inherent in the piece is the absolute failure of Republicans to create an effective opposition party.

Mayor Villaraigosa and other local mayors spent much of Tuesday begging for money in Washington, D.C. Other junket related items: Daily News, Mayor Sam 2.

If there was evidence needed to quell speculation that posits LA City Nerd is none other than LAist's Zach Behrens, this may be it.

While I was out yesterday I didn't get this to you, but Martini Republic has one of the funniest posts I've seen in the blog-LA-sphere lately - suggestions for new programs for Mayor V to undertake.

And finally, our condolences to Kevin Roderick of LA Observed on the passing of his father, Robert. We take shots at Kevin from time to time, some for fun, some well deserved but all of us here at the Sister City have the Roderick family in our thoughts at this time.

22 Comments:

Blogger ROSE HILLS REVIEW said:

To cover the subject of energy, something that interests me as an investment standpoint, I would hope that the companey in Canada in which I hold stock has capitalized on the cities move in a positive position in the evolution in energy. If you have read any of my previous comments on power sources of the future, you may have picked up on my secure investments held in this region of the market.

Of course I am not going to give you all the details here, that would turn me into a financial consultant. $$$$$$$ At least this shows that I have selected a resource that will impact the future indefinitly. E-mail me at ~~~~~ ROSEHILLSREVIEW@YAHOO.COM ~~~~~ for the 'Top Stock' that has the power to change the world. (Do some homework, that should be enough information to give you the heads up).

Now the idea of the Dept. of Water & Power paying an outside agency to supply 'renewable energy' to it's residents is the total opposite of what the city should have done. To close a $200 million dollar deal and only recieve 'power' is like spending $1 million on a retired race horse with a broken limb. (WHAT ARE YOU DOING?...... MATT MAKES BETTER PICKS)

If they had actually purchased some of the 'BIONIC' power producing (sssssshhhhh, almost disclosed product) than the city could have claimed a lead in the nations advancement toward the future. All we did now is pay a high price for cheap product. (FRENCH will FOOL YOU) HAHAHA
Paying the price of 'Remy XIII' when you get 'VS'.... boy did we get burnt. *COGNAC DRINKERS UNDERSTAND*

Now I have some homework to do since several close relations deal with DWP. Here is another potentially bright idea wasted, by not thinking of the true intention of becoming a leading society that actually needs to act with more efficient gestures. At that price Los Angeles could have solidified our spot in the global economy in the energy industry....


Waiting for market to open.....
ROSE HILLS REVIEW,
ANTHONY MANZANO

March 28, 2007 11:09 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Sam -
You make an interesting point re energy.
Perhaps the desire to achieve a public relations point -- "we get more than 20% of our energy from renewable sources -- was given higher priority than common sense. If we already have long-term, fixed committments to buy x amount of energy from existing, non-renewable sources, and we already buy more than we need, then the only way to achieve the 20% figure is to buy even more energy that we ourselves don't consume. Yikes.

March 29, 2007 6:13 AM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

speaking of horses, I'm waiting for the Santa anita Derby (early April) and Kentucky Derby coming (early May).
My early pick for both races is a horse called LIQUIDITY

I think its an animal waiting to explode, and if a horse called Stormello goes well in Florida Derby on Saturday then even better for this one next week at santa Anita.

That photo I linked to above shows Stormello just beating LIQUIDITY last December at Hollywood.

March 29, 2007 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning ladies and gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

What are the three words that strike fear in the hearts of certain sots? "Comes The Plaintiff, savvy?" We've been watching the goings-on at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse and have found several interesting items courtesy of a chap named Dinger. (Raises tankard to toast Dinger) Well done, mate. Below is a collection of recently filed cases that you sots might want to keep an eye on for they just might reflect poorly upon your employer.

**James Ream; Richard Jamison; Monica Esqueda; Hamlet Tarbinian; Marco Rivas v. Los Angeles Unified School District [Class action: violations of labor code (failure to pay overtime).] (whispers) This above all to thine own self be true.

**FTR International, Inc v. Los Angeles Unified School District [Breach of contract. Failure to pay general contractor for construction of Belmont New Primary Center for extra work, defective plans and changed conditions] Defective plans? Fie, sirrah! Simple stick figures just won't do!

**William Larkin v. City of Los Angeles [Employment discrimination]

**Richard Joaquin v. City of Los Angeles; Chief William Bratton; Officer James Sands [Sexual harassment] Now THIS should be interesting!

And our personal favorite for, if you will, the Bard has been singing “You picked a fine time to sue me, Lucille….”

**Lucille Estes v. City of Los Angeles [Class Action: Statutory invasion of privacy. Surreptitious recordings of private telephone conversation of employees] Poor Lucille, she had no idea that the voice on the other end was really Deep Throat.

And then there are those cases that involve “friends” of the Clowncil such as these:

**Steven Murphy v. Craig Spencer; Ralph Horowitz, individually and as trustee of the Horowitz Family Trust; The Libaw Family L.P.; Timothy M. Ison; Shaghan Securities, LLC [Assault and Battery] Ouch! This was more than a mere hand slapping, savvy?

**Kay Kinkaid v. Tribune, Inc; Tribune Co; Tribune Interactive; Tribune Media Net, Inc; Los Angeles Times; Donna Stokley; Greg Weber [Age and disability discrimination; wrongful termination] (Holds up pink jar) Where there is Mary there is Kay, savvy?

March 29, 2007 11:01 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Cpt. Jack,

Gotcha!

March 29, 2007 11:13 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Jack,

Bad news for people with these cases if they are looking to the "false claims act" for protection.

I'm not saying these are "false claims act" cases, but if they are -- they're screwed.

March 29, 2007 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

Here's another reason why I fought the incense ban, an email today from my Inbox:

******** <******@********.com> wrote:

About 5 years ago, my best friend moved from Philly to LA. I try to get out
there 2 - 3 times a year to visit. About 3, maybe 4 years ago, I met you on
Venice and purchased a bunch of your incense. The following 2 or 3 times I
was out there, I was able to purchase more. Eventually, it became the
lingering scent through my home. Constantly recieving compliments, after
buying in bulk, I felt compilleed to share with my friends. I would give it
as house warming gifts as well and so on. Now, I am left with none. So, I
was out in LA last week. The weather was cold so not many vendors were out.
Having my eyes peeled for you and my nose peeled fort he familiar scent, I
was not able to located either. I would love to find a way to purhcase more
of your incense. If there is a way to purchase long distance, I would be
thrilled to know. Thanks so much for your time.

Best Regards,

********
Senior Account Director


TRANSLATION: Matt Dowd's incense table is a tourist attraction. People specifically come to Venice for my incense. lol. imagine that.
life is just too good.

March 29, 2007 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Zuma lad (tips hat): No lad, you don't have me. What you do have is a new source for leverage. Put Lucille on the fulcrum and see what she can do, savvy?

No, you don't have me. But I have your back and that's what is important, savvy?

March 29, 2007 12:05 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

jack,

i meant gotcha as in, "i read your message".

March 29, 2007 12:13 PM  

Anonymous joseph chapman the privateer said:

Aye, lads! Dare I say to the both of ye that the most Honorable Zuma Dogg didst mean to say to ye, Right Honorable Cap'n Sparrow, the following in the current vernacular?

"I copy."

March 29, 2007 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Zuma lad (tips hat):

And you tell me that I NEED to give YOU a translation? (shakes head and smiles).

Take a close look at those two suits that are marked as class action. The one that poor Lucille is wrapped up in means that there are more Lucilles out there that were spied upon by the sots at City Hall. Imagine that, City Hall spying on their own employees and a bunch of them got some spine and fired one back, savvy? This is more than false claims, lad. This is a string that starts to unravel the very fabric that City Hall is shrouded in. How many employees did the City spy on? Anyone in Garcetti's office? How about Don Jose's office? The Deputy Mayor's office? A certain field deputy that ran for office? How many members are there of that class is what YOU want to know.

The other one that involves Hamlet and his friends is one to watch for these claims of un-paid overtime just might have occurred when a certain Clowncilman was President of a certain School Board, savvy? I would be willing to wager that there have been some lunches expensed regarding this particular issue. Question is, who sat next to whom?

March 29, 2007 12:27 PM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

so Huizar's expense account tells the whole sorry tale...?

March 29, 2007 12:54 PM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

this is something off Wikipedia, about Huizar:

"Under his leadership, the district has undertaken the largest public works program in the country with the establishment of a plan to build 160 new schools in the next eight years."

March 29, 2007 1:00 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Cpt.,

COPY THAT! (Thanks, Sir Chapman!) Wow! the neverending river of shady fraud waste and abuse runs deep. I'm gonna compile all your recent comments and post them on a main thread for all the google searches and syndicated blog feeds.

But today, I'm still in Malibu, at a mansion overlooking PCH and the ocean, and some folks were taking note of ZD's guitar riffs -- AND NOW THEY WANT TO RECORD THOSE, TOO -- IN ADDITION TO THE REALITY STUFF -- SO I'M WORKING ON THOSE SONGS TODAY...

So I guess Viagrosa and Shmouncil get a day off.

Man...24 hours of filiming, recording, free food, groupies, and all the ass kissing while blazing it up in a panoramic mansion and I forgot -- What was I fighting for again? Oh no, ZD is going soft.

March 29, 2007 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon sots (tips hat):

Oh bugger. Here’s another that Dinger forgot to mention to me. The case number is BS106498, which is of no consequence. But the defendants are.

City of Burbank v. City of Los Angeles; City Council of Los Angeles [Petition for writ of mandate challenging approval of Integrated Resources Plan to expand wastewater system. The project would adversely affected heavily developed areas of Burbank]

March 29, 2007 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

hey ZD
call me, got news not ready to release on this blog yet.
we need a 'closed session' conference, to discuss legal matters, if you know what i mean.

March 29, 2007 4:01 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

matt, will call.
jack, you're becoming more informative lately, thanks.

March 29, 2007 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Zuma Dogg was going to turn himself in this morning. Its hard to believe Zuma has an outstanding warrant in Ohio and he's going on talk shows and in front of cameras showing his face. Was that for a felony?

March 29, 2007 4:07 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

4:07pm,

Bro,

You're embarassing yourself. Like everything else you do, it backfires on you. At the rate you're going, ZD will get his own reality show following him around City Hall political activism and Hunt/Dowd will win their lawsuit and the venice beach ban will be overturned, and the City will pay millions and millions to all whose lives Villargrosa and Shady Council destroyed.

Common, bro. If any of that stuff you are making up were true, would I be showing up to City Hall and be the most proactive public media figure in City history, and announce all my public apperances?

Plus, you spelled it "Elliot", not "Elliott", you douchebag. (Check the LA TImes story, Billboard magazine columns, Quality Digest, etc.)

Remember, I could delete all of your posts, but I want people to see what an emotionally diseased and sick loser you are, so when you are revealed, everyone will know how desparate and degenerate you have become.

Meanwhile, you're making ZD the recipient of sympathy and making people rally behind me. So it's working FOR me, and will be working against you. (If the court takes away your freedom.)

March 29, 2007 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:07 Get your facts straight Zuma. I'm not the one who posted all that criminal crap on you. Someone else posted on another thread your criminal history and I was asking if it was true and if it was for felonies? Calm your ass down. You sure like to attack people without getting your facts straight. It seemed odd that if you did have an outstanding warrant out for your arrest why you would be putting yourself out there in the public. That was my point.

Zuma said:....so when you are revealed, everyone will know how desparate and degenerate you have become.

That sounds like a threat. Go back to the thread where whoever posted your criminal history is. No wonder Mayor Sam has lost 100 of postings. Zuma always makes these type of threats to people he doesn't like what they post.

March 30, 2007 7:03 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

7:03am,

I DIDN"T LIKE THAT YOU SAID, "ISN'T ZUMA SUPPOSED TO...and aksing what it was for" PLAYING INTO THAT STUPID SH*T...YOU are supposed to be better than that.

So I DID have my facts straight, *******, keep my name out your mouth, *******, unless you're taling about something under City jurisdiction.

If you're so f-ing curious, why don't you just send me an email next time or call me on the phone. I'll be glad to answer all your DUMBASS questions, Mr. "Don't Tell Zuma Dogg To Get His Facts Straight If You Are A Gullable Idiot" Anon Poster.

March 30, 2007 6:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excuse me but first YOU say all the infor the guy posted about your criminal history is true. Then YOU post on this blog you're going to turn yourself in. Now, YOU'RE pissed YOU stated YOU we're going going to turn yourself in but YOU'RE still posting on here. YOU should be pissed at the person who posted that criminal info because everyone knows.

March 31, 2007 5:54 AM  

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