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Monday, April 30, 2007


You've seen Captain Jack Sparrow drop all kinds of confusing Shakespeare sounding clues over some "constituent disastifaction" regarding some developmental challenges in CD 14 way back since Superbowl Sunday when it was reported that a certain CM flew to the big event to pick up some campaign contributions. And coincidentally, it appears as though the Florida developer who dontaed the money, may also have a bling-bling new high density condo to builld in the district.

As some of you know, ZD has a new "Bat Computer" and it kinda put things on a avalanche fast-track, and you can see it all unfold under the commnets section of this blog. Here's the lastest reply from Cpt. Jack to my message in a bottle to him:

At April 29, 2007 10:43 PM, Zuma Dogg said...
Is the question "Old Man Johnson" (Plaintiff) asked, about the dirt road development on Burnell? They laughed at him for questioning it, then Johnson found out they gave out fraudulent permits, and now he is gonna sue?

At April 29, 2007 10:47 PM, Captain Jack Sparrow said...
Good evening Zuma lad (tips hat and smiles):

Well done, lad. It's dedicated parkland being developed. Go back to your ZAPPER (ZD's Batcomputer) and ask about the three neighbourhood councils who wrote to a certain CM and cc'd his two pals requesting a STOP to the development. And then take a look at the building permits for all 6 or so of the houses. See anything interesting? Perhaps the name of a developer who donated to certain CM's campaigns? Something made three CM's look the other way when building permits were fraudulently issued, savvy? Was it that same something that got Old Man Johnson all riled up?

Now Zuma lad, I have three more words for you. Comes the plaintiffs.


Though building has begun on “Dirt Burnell”, construction is limited to a single address, ***** Burnell Drive, which is the lot closest to the paved intersection of Burnell Drive and Killarney Street and farthest from Elyria Canyon Park.

The first tangible signs that this development was going to have a severe negative impact on the neighborhood became evident in early January when a large crane parked on the dirt path and began to excavate the site from the unpaved street.

This crane was being operated in a reckless manner,coming dangerously close to power lines.

Additionally, the crane was parked in such a manner that local residents were unable to use the unpaved road to hike into Elyria Canyon Park, a common recreational activity for residents.

At this point, residents began to seek advice from the Council Office for clarification on whether vehicles should be permitted to park on this unpaved road during construction. There is no parking anytime on either side of the street on the block of Burnell Drive leading to the unpaved portion. [CLICK READ MORE -- IT GETS MORE HILARIOUSLY TRAGIC. THESE COUNCILMEMBERS MUST BE STOPPED!!! TOO BAD IT WILL TAKE THE LAW, INSTEAD OF THEIR OWN CONSCIOUS.]

Parking vehicles on the un-paved portion of the street will impact pedestrian traffic and possibly result in problems with emergency vehicle access should a fire erupt in Elyria Canyon Park.

Paul Habib in CD 14 Council Office did a site visit and requested that parking control begin to patrol the area to ensure that parking regulations were being followed.

The situation with construction vehicles only escalated on the morning of January 30, a Tuesday and trash collection day, when a cement mixer began to block the intersection.

This cement mixer not only impeded traffic flow, but it also prevented the trash collection truck from being able to reach the trash receptacles.

One truck was a problem, but soon a second cement truck arrived blocking even more
traffic early in the morning when residents needed to get to work.

Two trucks was bad, but a third cement truck
arrived a formed a queue on Burnell Drive in a clearly marked no parking zone.

For nearly 15 minutes, two trucks parked side-by-side preventing any vehicles from passing. Phone calls and emails to the Council Office resulted in Paul Habib quickly responding and contacting parking control.

Sadly, three parking control officers arrived just as the final cement truck departed after about three hours of impacting traffic flow.

Sergeant Barbara Hartsfield of parking control instructed two other officers to patrol the area on a regular basis.

She determined that parking was problematic on “Dirt Burnell” and residents are still awaiting a conclusion from the city regarding a request to formally post “No Parking” signs on the unpaved portion of the street.

The sergeant also advised residents to call a special number if any further problems developed.

Periods of marginal activity on the site continued with small crews and pick-up trucks, but no large vehicles.

On Monday afternoon, February 12, residents were once again made aware of problems with this ill-conceived development.

Two industrial tow trucks were at the scene, blocking the intersection, because a flatbed truck delivering construction materials to the site slid off the dirt road and stopped short of plunging down the steep embankment to Bridgeport Drive below.

It took several hours for the drivers from U.S. Tow to free the delivery truck from its precarious position.

Residents in the area understand that this is just the beginning of a long construction period with the potential for considerable negative impact and possibly serious accidents.

At the January meeting of the Mt. Washington Homeowners Alliance, the members voted
to fund $1500 toward legal council regarding “Dirt Burnell” in the hopes of preventing the other lots from being developed and possibly stopping the
current construction.

“Dirt Burnell” is a textbook example of the need for strict standards regarding cumulative impact
in the hillside communities of Los Angeles. The residents have also agreed to raise additional money toward legal council and hope that this will also send a message to all unscrupulous specula-
tion developers in the area.

At April 29, 2007 11:51 PM, Anonymous said...
Juan Carlos-Lacey
Consent to censure and three year bar.

Altered an account statement issued by his member firm employer and fabricated an approval signature of a purported manager in connection with an application for a loan with an outside lender.


Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

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

Life is certainly grand when the lightbulb comes on, savvy?

April 30, 2007 7:41 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Cpt. Jack...there is so much shadiness and corruption, i'm getting confused...it's like a bunch of shady sitcom spin-offs and you can't remember which Law and Order is which, anymore?

So do we have:

a) Southwest Museum bamboozlements (see weekend thread)

b) Dirt Burnell (my new "Brown Act" name). "Our next speaker is Dirt Burnell....Mr. Burnell."

c) Shady condos in Boyle Hts. by those florida people. (That complex that begins with "Wy" -- forgot what they are called....you know, the ones the community is against.

d) Some office OTHER than ZD's, investigating CC over complaint from NYC financial institition. (ZD & Matt Dowd even commented on the situation, as an agenda item...I DON'T KNOW WHAT THESE COUNCILMEMBERS ARE THINKING. YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE HELLEN KELLER TO NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THROUGH THE CORRUPTION. IT'S HILARIOUS...CITY HALL'S SHADINESS IS LIKE THE "EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES". (Don't they realize the whole world sees it. At least the whole U.S., at this point.

e) Here's a new one...Viagraosa wants to build a connector road to help Alhambra with 710 traffic. Only Alhambra doesn't want it, neither does El Sereno, cause it will run a "pollution parade' straight throught the residential area, and five schools nearby. WAY TO GO MAYOR!

Do I have my abc's in order?

How much are all these "special elections" for three new councilmembers gonna cost the City. I'd like to file a motion for a financial imapct study: The cost of all this shadiness and corruption.

OK: Matt Dowd can run for Garcetti's disctrict, Michael Carreon can run in Reyes' district and ZD will take over CD 14 and give it back to the pueblos.

April 30, 2007 7:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby: Aren't you the least embarrassed by this? These are the delusional rantings of someone who needs help.

April 30, 2007 9:58 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


What information presented is inaccurate/delusional?

April 30, 2007 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How the hell could anyone know what's accurate? It's all rant and innuendo. My fear is that someday you'll actually trip over the City Hall equivalent of Watergate and nobody will know.

April 30, 2007 10:30 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


You say, "someday you'll actually trip over the City Hall equivalent of Watergate and nobody will know." Hmmmmm, VERY interesting analogy.

I post some information, and YOU compare it to a Watergate-type scandal. WOW! I've posted lots of stuff, no one ever made THAT analogy.


However, YOU were ATTEMPTING to used the analogy as a diversionary, diffusion tactic. Too thinly veiled, however, because everyone knows you are a paid agendized spin doctor.

But thanks for letting your subconscious mind add some additional credibility to ZD's hunches and leagalese documents.

I THOUGHT I was onto something...thanks for confirming. No offesnse. We're just like two opposing basketball teams, right?

April 30, 2007 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the guy who approved the permits for MT. Washington the same guy who approved the ones on La Calandria Way for Huizar at the Code Enforcement Bureau?

April 30, 2007 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What do you think of Huizar's staff?

April 30, 2007 1:16 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

12:27pm, what's the name?

1:16pm, I don't really have an opinon about Huizar's staff, cause I don't know much about it. Everyone on all the staffs seem very nice a freindly and say nice things, but you may as well be talking to that ZOLTAR fortune telling machine on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Cause you're not gonna get anything but mechanical, robotic responses.

You think I've ever gotten any valuable info from Ctiy Hall? Ha! I got a Bat Computer, what do I need their softball answers, or flat out mistruths and misrepresentaions of the situations and permiataions leading to litigation. mitigation and demonstations.

April 30, 2007 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Habib and Yeager were good...until
they got overworked ....again...sent exclusively to solve problems Huizar doent want to deal with. The rest do not have very good reputations....

April 30, 2007 1:38 PM  

Anonymous CD 14 Resident wanting new CM said:

The Bolye Hieghts Office went down the crapper since Denise moved to Eagle Rock. WHo the hells is this Viscaino guy. He seems very arrogant.

April 30, 2007 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A lawn sign expert.....

April 30, 2007 3:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Flasher; why don't you leave up the critical ones?

Do they ring too true?

It is a demonstration of your insecurity and inability to take criticism that keeps you down in the loser category.

April 30, 2007 3:34 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


Sorry everyone...It was over a gramatical error that I corrected, so took down the comment that brought it to my attention, since I made the correction. Sorry, I thought you were concerned with correcting the error. YOU just wanted to slam ZD. O.K. Here's what she said...

Crybaby loser said...It's Comes now the plaintiffs, you moron!

(Sorry, Capt. Jack said it slightly different. I'm sorry you were so confused you felt a correct was in order, which I gave you. Thank you for bringing it to my attention you defeated crybaby loser...AND THAT DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACT IF THREE COUNCILMEMBERS TURNED THEIR HEADS WHILE THEIR PALMS GOT GREASED OVER FRAUDULANT PERMITS ON DIRT BURNELLL...

YOU MORON!!! Come now ye plaintiffs, the plaintiffs come now...how bout this...GET READY FOR THREE SPECIAL ELECTIONS!!! Feel better now?

April 30, 2007 3:49 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

What are "ghost employees?" My Bat Computer tried running some names, and it came back, "ghost employee."

April 30, 2007 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ghost employees. This term refers to someone on the payroll who doesn’t actually work for the victim company.

The ghost frequently is a recently departed employee, a made-up person or a friend or relative of the fraudster, who can cash the paycheck by forging the endorsement or by having an accomplice deposit the proceeds into his or her bank account.

Dishonest employees commonly exaggerate the time they work in order to increase their compensation. Moreover, some crooked payroll clerks look for internal control deficiencies that will permit them to adjust their own salaries. For a share of the extra money, supervisors sometimes approve an employee’s falsified hours.

April 30, 2007 5:47 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

huh..huh...huh...Zuma Dogg wants to be a ghost employee...I'll split it with you!

April 30, 2007 6:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


That implies that you are employed!

How could you collect your unemployement insurance and spend your days gadflying around trying to learn a lifetime's worth of information in a few weeks?

Give it up Dave.

It's OVER.

May 01, 2007 7:09 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


I said, "WANT" to be a ghost employee. I didn't say I AM a ghost employee. (Is this the do-nothing with low reading comprehension, who monitors my every word?)

Let me clarify...(Mr. Rogers voice): ZD IS NOT EMPLOYED...SO AS A JOKE, I SAID -- I "WANT" TO BE A GHOST EMPLOYEE...GET IT? I'm NOT an employee now, but I WANT to be one.

If you are still having comprehension difficulty, have your mommy explain it to you.

May 01, 2007 9:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We know there are "ghost employees" at City Hall.....don't we?

May 02, 2007 12:27 PM  

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