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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

President Herb Wesson? Yup, its entirely possible that the 10th District Councilman may challenge Eric Garcetti for the Council Presidency. Zuma Dogg, what say you?

An internal Clinton campaign memo details the strategy to win Latino votes for the New York Senator's Presidential bid, key to which is the endorsement she won Wednesday from Mayor Villaraigosa.

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Just like the City Council inappropriately getting wrapped up in foreign policy issues, the Palms Neighborhood Council is considering a straw vote on the war in Iraq. However, cooler heads may be prevailing as members of the Council's Outreach and Communications Committee voted 3-0 against the idea of a vote, citing the role of the Council is to weigh in on local issues. I couldn't agree more. There's enough contention with regard to neighborhood matters; the Council doesn't need to get people riled up on an issue as hotly contested as this which the Council has zero jurisdiction over anyway.

The buzz is that "Law and Order" cast member and former US Senator Fred Thompson is running for President; one of his co-stars is playing Presidential politics of his own. Cast member Sam Waterston is amongst those behind Unity 08, an effort to recruit a moderate third party Presidential ticket consisting of one Democrat and one Republican.

An LA Weekly photographer goes hiking in Griffith Park with Councilman Tom LeBong to view the aftermath of the recent fire.

And finally, if you're a foster youth from LA County about to graduate high school what do you get? A new suit of clothes and a front row seat to a speech by Mayor V.

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31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was this internal report leaked?

May 30, 2007 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about this video?

Check out 11:03 for an interesting tidbit from Jim Alger about the source of No2HD funding. Mayor Sam, this deserves its own thread.

May 30, 2007 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In time Hillary will figure out that Antonio is nothing but a gang banging, cholo, greasy, sleazy, womanizing Mexican who many educated Latinos in this city can't stand. Wonder if she knows how many trees and potholes he's filled as his accomplishments. Boy does he have her fooled. Hillary has already lost some Latino votes just by having Antonio as her nat'l campaign chair with his metrosexual partner Fabian. What a couple!! Wish a PI would get on that one.

May 30, 2007 11:39 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Sam,

Interesting strategy memo from Clinton. It helps to see it in that form. It paints the picture that they feel Hillary's ONLY chance is the latino vote.

I was always looking at it like... she wants the latino vote to add to her middle-class white voters...but I see that her strategists feel she is all niche...WOW! She's like the Latino 96.3, or La Raza radio stations...a niche campaign...Hillary may be fancy New York senator and all that...but in the focus room, she's the bus...not the light rail. WOW!

In that case...she could go with Villaraigosa for VP, cause she isn't going for the Lou Dobbs crowd.

May 31, 2007 12:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiss Ass is in big trouble.

Westside foes serve new recall notice on Weiss
Westside homeowners whose attempt last week to launch a recall campaign against Councilman Jack Weiss fell short served him notice again Wednesday.

Weiss has 14 days to issue a written response. In all likelihood, that means that the recall committee can begin in late June trying to gather the nearly 23,000 signatures needed to force an election. The committee includes Mike Eveloff, Tract 7260 Homeowners Assn. president.

May 31, 2007 6:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I get it. AV for Vice President and Jack Weiss (AVs own Alberto Gonzales) for Attorney General!

Weiss can't recall his own constituents, so he is PERFECT for the job!

May 31, 2007 8:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the reason why Hillary wanted Antonio to endorse her for the Latino vote why would they have the press conf. in Westwood? AV will bring Hillary to LA again and have all the illegals who he supports pretend they are registered voters and surround her with support. I'm Democrat but now re-thinking maybe I should register to Republican. Look at the mess LA is in because of the liberal electeds we have in office.

May 31, 2007 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Vaboso
Is he having an affair?

May 31, 2007 9:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The New York piece written on Antonio was a feeder.

Hillary tested the water and Antonio passed.

May 31, 2007 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

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

It's good to be back in Los Angeles after that pirate confab in Miami. Many little tidbits were quietly pocketed for use in the future, savvy? But here's an interesting tidbit for use now.

'Pon my arrival home, I met up with the full crew (including the gimpy one who is doing much better now, thank you) and we sort of chatted about the flotsam and jetsam currently making the rounds of fine salons in and about town. And while we were chatting, the bard and the grinderman had an interesting conversation that went something like this:

Bard: "At last, the Grand Turk has returned. How's the Pearl?"

Grinderman: "Safe and sound in a Miami harbor. She'll be there of course until the Season is over and we bring her home."

Bard: "Very well. Say, do you know [insert name of certain blabby AV staffer here]? I saw him the week before last at Zankou Chicken in Hollywood, and he let loose a gem of a tidbit."

Grinderman: "Say on."

Bard: "He told a nice lady standing behind him in line that he was very much looking forward to working on the Clinton campaign on behalf of the Mayor."

Grinderman: "On behalf of the Mayor??"

Bard: "Yes sir, that's what he said. He also said that he was going to be working for the Clinton campaign as one of the Mayor's "insiders". When the nice lady he was speaking with asked if he was getting paid by the Clinton campaign, he laughed and said no, that he would be paid his regular City wages and that any work done for the Clinton campaign would be overtime since the City does not pay overtime for certain ranks of staff."

Grinderman: "Bloody hell, what will they think of next."

Bard: "Suits me fine", this chap says. He's just as tickled as a pig in shit that he's making money for overtime work, making his City wages and working on a prestigious campaign."

So there you have it. In addition to fooling around with the NC's, we now have tax-payer expensed moles. And for those of you in the know...Zankou Chicken is the place to go!

May 31, 2007 10:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Captain c'mon you must know that Antonio, Jose and others have had their paid staffers working on THEIR campaigns while employed as city staffers. How do you think Martin Ludlow got his felony conviction?

Will someone please tell the short, bald headed, adulterer Ed Reyes to shut the hell up. He has no clue what he's talking about.

dailynews.com
"For me, there is a lot at stake here," Reyes said. "There is a sense of fragile trust, a fragile sense of confidence. And it will be there until we reach a certain level of accountability.

CAN WE ALL SAY KARMA. I'M PRAYING PROP R IS OVERTURNED NEXT WEEK. GOOD LUCK DAVID AND TED.

FRAGILE TRUST FOR WHO ASSHOLE, THE ILLEGALS? I CAN HARDLY WAIT TIL I SEE LITTLE EDDIE WIFE AT AN EVENT TO PUT HER IN THE LOOP OF HER LITTLE MAN'S SHANANIGANS WITH OTHER WOMEN.

May 31, 2007 11:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey who wants to place bets when AV will have Corina act as a prop for his wife for the Hillary campaign? Rumor has it she caught him again cheating and that did it. AV pleaded not to file for divorce cause it would hurt the kids and his political career. No one has seen her with AV in 2 years in public.

May 31, 2007 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma please get on Bitter Bernie for this bullshit. BET has major corporate sponsors and our tax dollars should not be used for this crap.

CD 8 o. MOTION (PARKS - HAHN) relative to declaring the 2007 BET Awards on June 26, 2007 a
Special Event (fees and costs absorbed by the City = $15,000).
07-1662

May 31, 2007 11:37 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Lots of great comments. Very informative. Thanks for the tip on BET Awards.

Lately, the events sponsor has been reimbursing the City for these commercial events.

Perhaps an typo, cause CM Parks is ZD's Colleague in the call for audits into "non-profit" fraud, waste and abusing.

CM P, what's up wit it, Dough?

May 31, 2007 1:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma don't let Bitter Bernie fool you. IF he really was serious about those audits why the hell hasn't any of them even begun? Connie Rice told those fools way back last Dec. that $82 million was being wasted on gang programs. Yet, since then they haven't done shit about it and even more absurb is they have given more money to some of those ineffective gang programs. I hope you tell their butts off tomorrow.

May 31, 2007 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon 11:14pm (tips hat):

What surprises me is not the fact that City staffers work on campaigns, but rather, if you will, that this particular sot was rather far afield from his home port in City Hall. (Sighs) But then again, where is one to go for breasts in Hollywood, savvy?

May 31, 2007 3:10 PM  

Anonymous juan sepulveda said:

ROFL, Captain! "...where is one to go for breasts in Hollywood..."

To which are you referring, the real ones, the fake ones, or the fowl ones?

May 31, 2007 5:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Somebady asked what this was....?

Victory Outreach Inc
3751 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023

GENERAL INFORMATION
Contact: Ms. Carmen Diaz
Telephone: (909) 599-4437
www.victoryoutreach.org/
Established in 1967, by Pastor Sonny and Julie Arguinzoni, Victory Outreach has been a lighthouse of hope for countless souls trapped in the vast emptiness of drug addiction, prostitution and the gang lifestyle.
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

NOTICE THIS!!!
• This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

• Additional narrative information in this report was last supplied by the organization on May 18, 2004.
• Contributions are deductible, as provided by law.

NTEE Code
• X99—Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.

Ruling Year: 1999

MISSION AND PROGRAMS
Mission
Victory Outreach is a comprehensive outreach and discipleship ministry that spans the globe, serving holistically in the name of Jesus.

Programs
Programs include:
United We Can,
Victory Outreach Homes,
Youth G.A.N.G.,
U.T.C. (Urban Training Centers), V.O.S.O.M. (Victory Outreach School of Ministry),
Mighty Men of Valor,
United Women in Ministry.

GOALS AND RESULTS
Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2006
1. Victory Outreach has grown from one church to a worldwide network of over 600 churches and ministries, with locations across America and in 24 countries from the Philippines to the Netherlands. We have grown into one of the largest inner-city ministries in the world meeting the needs of people from all walks of life.

Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2007
1. To continue to be a lighthouse of hope for countless souls trapped in the vast emptiness of drug addiction, prostitution and the gang lifestyle.

GLASSEL PARK NC MEMBERS TOOK OVER THIS YEAR!

May 31, 2007 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jim Alger created a plan whereby he would tell Neighborhood Councils to buy equipment from Do-It-Center if a % of the profits went to No 2 Home Depot. If any money was left over, it would go to the Congress of Neighborhood Councils.

Proof is on this video about 11 minutes in.

This has implications for the Congress of Neighborhood Councils, No 2 Home Depot, Jim Alger, and Joe Barett. Something is really wrong with this picture and the City should launch an investigation.

Mayor Sam or Mayor Sam, why don't you feature this video and the controversy on a new thread?

May 31, 2007 8:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jim Alger created a plan whereby he would tell Neighborhood Councils to buy equipment from Do-It-Center if a % of the profits went to No 2 Home Depot. If any money was left over, it would go to the Congress of Neighborhood Councils.

Proof is on this video about 11 minutes in.

This has implications for the Congress of Neighborhood Councils, No 2 Home Depot, Jim Alger, and Joe Barett. Something is really wrong with this picture and the City should launch an investigation.

Mayor Sam or Zuma Dogg, why don't you feature this video and the controversy on a new thread?

May 31, 2007 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy Greuel might be able to get away with it, but not NC. I can't make it through the video, but I'll just assume you got it wrong, cause that's the stupidist thing I've ever heard.

Scroll forward to 11 minutes. You don't have to watch the whole thing. I didn't get it wrong, Jim Alger says it clearly.

Zuma Dogg, watch the video if you really want to be a public advocate.

May 31, 2007 9:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Mayor Sam covering up the video story because he is friends with Jim Alger and Jim used to advertise on the blog and contribute as Councilman John?

May 31, 2007 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Mayor Sam covering up the video story because he is friends with Jim Alger and Jim used to advertise on the blog and contribute as Councilman John?

May 31, 2007 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg, why don't you watch the video and comment on it? Scroll just past 11:00 and tell us if the story is correct.

May 31, 2007 9:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The NC system is being used to extort money from businesses to fight the opening of competing businesses!

Remove Jim Alger from the NC system!

May 31, 2007 9:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'll just assume you got it wrong, cause that's the stupidist thing I've ever heard.

Zuma, just watch the video. It is the stupidest thing you ever heard, plus it is probably the most illegal. Just scroll past 11 minutes, you don't have to watch the whole thing. Don't you think that Alger is shady anyway?

May 31, 2007 9:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe Barrett appeared on Alice, for God's sake! He obviously knows a lot about retailing and urban planning.

Let's give "Joe B." a chance to explain the Jim Alger/Do-It-Center controversy. He deserves it.

May 31, 2007 9:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You want some cheese to go with your whine?

You want some corruption (Congress of Neighborhood Councils leader Jim Alger) to go with your ignorance (No 2 HD leader Joe Barrett)?

No 2 Home Depot Sunland and all of the the above are property of Do-It-Center, Inc. Copyright reserved.

May 31, 2007 9:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But this idea is so ridiculous, it doesn't even matter. Let them pursue it...it will never be allowed. But it sounds good at the meeting, and gets people fired up, so fine.

Jim was talking about something that had already happened. It doesn't matter if it's "allowed," Jim did it anyway. Months ago!

May 31, 2007 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma:

At 9:00 p.m. you said I can't make it through the video, but I'll just assume you got it wrong

At 9:30 p.m. you said Man, you don't get my sense of humor. I watched it.

Which is it, Dogg, you couldn't make it through the video or you watched it? Do you even know what Jim Alger said?

Where is Mayor Sam on this issue?

May 31, 2007 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So I don't wanna chum the waters.

Zuma, you churn waters when it comes to Mayor V. vs. Supervisor Zev, etc., but not when it comes to Jim Alger? Are you and Mayor Sam still on his payroll, even though he doesn't post ads anymore?

May 31, 2007 10:13 PM  

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