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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

Its junket time again. Mayor Villaraigosa is headed off on a "trade mission" to El Salvador and Mexico, accompanied by LAPD Chief Bill Bratton. While in Mexico, the Mayor will visit his "ancestral" hometown of Leon.

It's down to the wire for Los Angeles' and Chicago's bids to host the 2016 Olympics. US Olympic Committee officials will be meeting Saturday to decide which of the two cities will become the USA's official entry. Both Chicago Mayor's Richard Daley and Mayor Villaraigosa plan to make personal pitches to the panel.

CityWatch still doesn't get it. Their "Blog Soup" feature highlights a Daily News article. Unless the idea wasn't to sample news and views from local blogs, I am bamboozled by the section.

Good analysis at Education Week concerning what Mayor Villaragiosa needs to do to grab a hold of his desire to reform the LAUSD. But it won't be easy, massive failure is likely.

The Downtown News says that Mayor Villaraigosa "bungled this one badly" when it came to the veto of Jan Perry's air rights plan.

And finally, today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will recognize Tommie Wall on the occasion of his 104th birthday, making Mr. Wall quite possibly the longest living African-American in Los Angeles County. To give you some perspective, the year Mr. Wall was born saw the first trans-Atlantic radio broadcast between England and the United States, the United States began its "lease in perpetuity" of Gitmo and Maurice Garin won the first Tour De France.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Leon Guanajuato
Nuevo Leon

April 09, 2007 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Narco Battle In and For Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Frontera NorteSur

Long viewed as the gleaming jewel of Mexico's industrialized north, the city of Monterrey and the state of Nuevo Leon have joined the list of locales bloodied by narco-violence. Since the beginning of the year, at least 40 murders attributed to organized crime feuds have been logged in the border state, while brazen kidnappings, popularly known as “levantones," have shaken the peace. As in other regions of Mexico, policemen, businessmen and lawyers figured high on the list of victims. Marco Garza, the commander of the State Agency of Investigations (AEI), was one of the prominent victims slain this year.

A purported report from the Office of the Federal Attorney General (PGR) blames the violent upsurge in part on the breaking of old narco-rules that respected the lives of traffickers' family members.

April 09, 2007 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

León, tercero a nivel nacional en sentencias por narcotráfico
Por: Damián Godoy, Viernes, 23 de Marzo de 2007
Según un estudio realizado por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. el municipio está sólo detrás de Tijuana, BC y Ciudad Juárez en Chihuahua

El municipio de León es la tercera ciudad a nivel nacional con el mayor número de personas sentenciadas por producir, traficar o poseer estupefacientes, revela un estudio realizado por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid titulado "El mapa de las drogas en México", y publicado en este año.

El trabajo fue realizado el consultor de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas sobre Drogas y Delincuencia en México, Carlos Resa Nestares, quien llegó a la conclusión de que en León hay más personas condenadas por delitos relacionados con el narcotráfico que otras ciudades conocidas por su alta incidencia delictiva, como el Distrito Federal, Guadalajara y Monterrey.

April 09, 2007 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In the latest attempt to get a grip on the cartels' violent activities, the government is despatching two thousand six hundred people. They include forces from the defence ministry, the navy and the security ministry.
It brings the total number of federal forces fighting drug gangs around Mexico to around twenty-six thousand. The latest deployments will be sent to the North Eastern States of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. The navy will send vessels to patrol the Gulf Coast to try to intercept drug shipments.

The normally quiet city of Monterrey, capital of Nuevo Leon has seen fourteen active or former police officers killed so far this year. Many of the victims were tortured and there have been a number of beheadings.

April 09, 2007 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mexican Mafia
Oaxaca continues very tense and the gubernatorial election in Tabasco next Sunday, which the PRI is trying to buy and/or steal, is likely to prove to be the next flashpoint. But the story that caugh my eye is the following, because it illustrates how the PAN is not ideological, but a criminal enterprise, parasitic on real business. JEB! would appreciate this bit of perfidy. Juan Pablo Fox Quesada, brother of Mexican president Vicente Fox, apparently in collusion with Alfonso Romo Garza, former president of transgenics group Grupo Savia, tried to illegally obtain a pharmaceutical manufacturer and its patents, valued at $400M Edgar Arroyo, president of Grupo Industriales Aguascalientes recounted how he developed a product capable of modulating chronic degenerative diseases while investigating a treatment to heal his son of an apparently incurable disease. Juan Pablo Fox wanted a 50% stake, which seemed like an outrage to us. He entered with 25% participation. But he never put up cash or equivalents. Fox engaged in a long series of tricks to try to get Arroyo to sign papers to get the necessary funding. Arroyo's troubles just seemed to grow. The Aguascalientes police illegally detained him and beat and tortured him, demanding that he sign over his patents and businesses so that he could settle his problems with the people of "Mexico and Nuevo Leon" (a threadbare-veiled reference to the Fox family). One can draw ones own conclusions. Mine are that with the Fox sons in danger of indictment and the brother accused here of extortion, with persistent examples of narcotraffickers operating with impunity under the nose of the federal police, it seems clear to me that PAN is a criminal enterprise.

April 09, 2007 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Basics of Latino Gangs said:

Basics of Latino Gangs

April 09, 2007 11:25 PM  


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April 10, 2007 7:01 AM  


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April 10, 2007 7:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rick Orlov column Daily News.

...Reporter Calvin Sims couldn't resist asking the mayor about his political plans - particularly speculation that Villaraigosa is looking to run for governor in 2010. ...The mayor's response is certain to continue to fuel speculation...."I'm not taken with myself," Villaraigosa said of the national audience he has attracted. "I'm a grandpa. I've got four kids. I've been blessed. I don't think a lot about being a national leader, frankly.

"What I've told people is let me just be grateful for what I've been blessed with, with this opportunity. The best way to demonstrate that gratitude is to do my job. I want to be mayor today. I want to be mayor tomorrow. I want to be mayor the next day after that. The future will play itself out."

April 10, 2007 7:09 AM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

Villaraigosa takes Bratton on a 'trade' mission? wtf ??
why does the chief of the LOS Angeles Police department travel on trade missions?
oh, I forgot, gang violence is over, theres no homicides to solve, everyone loves LAPD, and theres no need for a police chief to be in town.
in fact, the more I think about it, stay out of town, someone waaaay more reliable is covering for you.
Deputy Chief Paysinger will cover LAPD, and Inspector General Zuma Dogg will cover pro tem for the Mayor.

(I no longer mention his name)

April 10, 2007 7:32 AM  


It is great when the longevity of ones life is recognized, showing that with health, love, and dedication to self is an accomplishment on its own.

I would like to give thanks to Councilmember Bernard Parks and his staff, to the Mayor and all the other Councilmembers for honoring and providing a gift beyond appreciation. Life is abundant with unmeasurable obsticles and many wonderful profound memories.


This is a clip from late last year of my Great-grand Uncle Lucas Godinez on his 100 Birthday and he is still in good health. May Lucas and Tommie prove that honor comes with all the accomplishments of being a centenarian.



April 10, 2007 7:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


April 10, 2007 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: David Hernandez
Telephone: 818 448-3403
E-mail: drhassoc@earthlink.net
Legal Questions: Candice E. Jackson
Telephone: 818 481-4565
E-mail: CEJacksonLaw@aol.com

April 9, 2007 for Immediate Release

Goliath moves to redeploy as David & Ted move onto field of battle in Prop R. Challenge

WHO: David Hernandez & Ted Hayes & LA City Attorney

WHAT: LA City moves to have legal challenge moved.
WHEN: April 9, 2007

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

In a last- minute move, the City of Los Angeles has filed a motion to have the Prop R legal challenge moved from Department 85 and out of Judge Dzintra Janavs courtroom. A new hearing date is now set for June 7, 2007. It is to be determined which Judge will be assigned to the case.

Prop R, the controversial proposition which extended the term limits for Los Angeles City Council members was set to be heard by Judge Dzintra Janavs on April 11, 2007, 9:30 AM at the Stanley Mosk Court House, Dept 85 in Los Angeles.

Attorney Candice E. Jackson lead attorney for Petitioners David Hernandez and Ted Hayes joined by a legal team from Judicial Watch were ready to appear and argue their case.

On March 20, 2007 Attorney Jackson filed The “Notice of Motion and Motion for Issuance of Writ of Mandate; Memorandum of Points and Authorities” on behalf of the Petitioners.
The Petitioners argued the Proposition violated the California State Constitution as it combined more than one issue on a single Ballot Measure.

In a prior challenge, the Proposition was found to violate the constitution and only remained on the ballot pending an appeal. Once the Petitioner withdrew his challenge the measure was allowed to stand.

David Hernandez and Ted Hayes took up a separate challenge and are committed to see it to its conclusion. The Hernandez and Hayes Team are even more confident in the validly of their challenge.

Had the City Attorney felt confident they would emerge victorious from Wednesday’s hearing, then it is doubtful the reassignment would have been requested.

The challenge has been referred to as a David vs. Goliath battle and it appears Goliath has had a dose of stark reality put in front of him.

April 10, 2007 11:57 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

In a last- minute move, the City of Crybaby Losers have filed a motion to have the Prop R legal challenge moved from Department 85 and out of Judge Dzintra Janavs courtroom. A new hearing date is now set for June 7, 2007. It is to be determined which Judge will be assigned to the case.


A: A crybaby loser.

April 10, 2007 1:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good point Zuma. Yes, indeed the clowncil are running scared. Why isn't this in any of the newspapers? Lazy ass reporters. Matt Dowd you know nothing about the reason the trip is important you moron. You're so dumb you still don't get LA is a prime target for terrorism. Its people like you who aren't from LA that have the nerve to speak out that need to be bitch slapped.

April 11, 2007 7:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"the City of Crybaby Losers have filed a motion to have the Prop R legal challenge moved from Department 85 and out of Judge Dzintra Janavs courtroom. A new hearing date is now set for June 7, 2007. It is to be determined which Judge will be assigned to the case."

What is AV afraid of? Does she know something we dont?

May 01, 2007 12:15 AM  

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