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Friday, October 26, 2007

DWP chief resigns, debate over selection process begins

DWP General Manager, Ron Deaton has tendered his resignation. On medical leave since suffering a severe heart arrhythima during a July trip to Costa Rica. The much respected 42 year veteran of City Hall leaves at a time of flux for the city owned utility.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:

On behalf of the entire City, I want to thank Ron Deaton for dedicating a brilliant 42-year career to Los Angeles.

From his first day on the job at the age of 22, this is a man who literally did it all for Angelenos. He kept the lights on through fires and blackouts. He balanced the books. He helped build parks, police stations and libraries. He kept us united as one city.

More than that, Ron always embodied the idea that public service is the highest calling.
We wish Ron and his family the greatest happiness as they begin an exciting new phase in their lives.


Speculation has been rampant over who would replace Deaton. Former DWP Commission President, H. David Nahai, resigned from the commission to position himself for consideration as the new G.M.

Yet, others such as Councilwoman Jan Perry would like to initiate a national search for the best candidate to suceed Deaton. Just before the release of Deaton"s letter of resignation, The Water and Power Board, all appointees of the Mayor, voted to offer Deaton a $267,000 "Separation Agreement". This would act as a buyout of the two years remaining on Deaton's contract.

http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7291302

Los Angeles utility chief resigns - Los Angeles Times

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104 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wait a second, the DWP chief is not an at will employee? I thought all department heads were at will. They should give him the money because otherwise he can go on leave for 12 months and get pay, then quit. That would be no GM for 12 months. Might as well give him the money now and hire a new GM. He looks a lot older than 42.

October 26, 2007 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD for GM of LADWP!

He canmake it all work!!!

October 26, 2007 5:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:26, please, it said he was a 42 year veteran of City Hall, not that he is 42 years old.

And ZD, I love ya, bro, but his name is DEATON, not DENTON.

Keep up the good work. You'd be a great GM.

October 26, 2007 5:38 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Time to clean my contacts

October 26, 2007 5:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How much money is the total now for all the employees that have either been paid off or left under Villaraigosa?

...Hey, wasn't John Shallman the campaign manager for that lady in West LA against Rosendahl and he ruined her campaign by mailing out thousands of flyers like 3 weeks late?

..We fully expected him to be in the race," said John Shallman, a campaign consultant to Parks. He said Parks will continue to focus his campaign on public safety and healthcare reform. "This does not change anything," he said.

October 26, 2007 5:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know! Lets replace Deaton with someone completely unqualified for the job.

October 26, 2007 6:24 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

After so many drinks, anyone can be qualified for a job.

October 26, 2007 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How 'bout a lawyer?

October 26, 2007 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How bout we privatize the entire racket.

October 26, 2007 6:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The scuttlebutt is that it's LaBonge.

October 26, 2007 6:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

La32neighborcouncil
Hugo Garcia

October 26, 2007 6:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

candidates
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Matt
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la32 council
batman
Mecha club
club mecca
huizar
labonge
babaloo
robin
charlie chaplin
brit spears
nick nolte
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homer simpson

October 26, 2007 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Forgot "Burns"

October 26, 2007 6:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He's a 42-yr employee, dummy at 5:26, which means he's worked for the city for that many years. The rest of your "comment" makes no sense either.

If he's already gotten 4 months salary while he couldn't work, buying out a two year contract for so much is wasteful.

As for Jan Perry, wonder why she'd want to pass over an excellent guy like Nihai, who's local and knows L A and the issues, is supported by virtually all the other CM's, Mayor and in the community at large.

You think it's because she wants to find a person who just happens to be black? And then, if anything should happen to cause the Mayor to relieve her/him, she/Park/Wesson/ Maxine/Burke, the whole African- American "leadership," would jump in to make it a black issue they take personally.

CityWatch has an editorial on how this hiring by color, leads to this sort of thing as we saw with Jeffs.

Too bad, makes one hesitate about hiring black people at all, so it has the opposite of desired effect.

Don't discriminate against Nihai just because he's a white (Persian anyway), competent and well-liked.

October 26, 2007 6:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nihai would probably be one of the best dressed canidates for the job of DWP, he always wears expensive suits.

He would also make a good NBA coach with his nice suits.

October 26, 2007 7:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ratepayers brace yourselves, this H. David Nahai character is a true believer, a pushy micro-manager know-it-all and someone who fancies himself a progressive intellectual. (Right down to the faux English accent. What does the "H." stand for anyway?) A resident of Beverly Hills adjacent, he has little concern for the cost of green energy. (He lives in a big honking home. Hey, I wonder how much his house contributes to global warming????? What's his electric bill like????) By the time the Neighborhood Councils and others wake up to what is coming down the tracks in terms of electricity bills, Nahai and Tony Villar will be long gone. Unrelated question: What's going on with Mirthala????

October 26, 2007 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe someone with a big hulking home will actually give a fuck about keeping the lights on. just a thought.

October 26, 2007 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mirthla's back with Nunez.

October 26, 2007 7:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

These are the people who DID ALL the work to save Elephant Hill. They are the ones that knocked on Huizar's door. Miracle, he actually listened to his constituents.

On Wednesday, October 24, 2007, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-0 to
approve the appeal filed by NRDC and Chatten-Brown & Carstens of the Board of
Public Works’ issuance of the building permit for the controversial development
on Elephant Hill (Tract 35022).

The vote denied the building permit for the project and reaffirmed the
previous Council requirement for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report
(SEIR) for the development. The vote also called for the involvement of third
party experts in the SEIR process.

You can watch a replay of the hearing via the Internet or on Channel 35
tonight at 7:30 pm. To watch the webcast on your computer, go to:
http://lacity.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=2222
On the left hand side of your screen, you will see a pull down menu labeled
JUMP TO; go to Item 15. The video will then begin to play.

The hearing was lively, with Councilmember Jose Huizar demonstrating skilled
leadership on the matter. He was provided strong and capable support by
Councilmembers Ed Reyes, Tom LaBonge, Bill Rosendahl and Greig Smith.

Testimony in opposition to the appeal was given by Ben Reznik, the attorney
for developer Monterey Hills Investors. Those testifying in favor of the appeal
were Doug Carstens of Chatten-Brown & Carstens, Tim Grabiel of NRDC, Paul
Edelman of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, myself, and Don Jones, a
resident of El Sereno.

October 26, 2007 7:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:27 Don Jones? HA! WHAT AN IDIOT!
CALTRANS TENANT
GOV ABUSER

Hmmmm. Don "che" Jones El Sereno Resident?

October 26, 2007 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As I (don jones el sereno resident) came home on Monday night, as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a bum outside the door, where my old pal should be,
So I said to me whore wife, me pretty little whore wife,
Oh won't you tell to me
Why is this bum outside the door, where my old pal should be?
She said You're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool,
so drunk you canna see
Tis only Hugo, that Hugo Garcia, that LA32Council sent to me
Well, i've travelled the world over, a hundred miles or more
But a gag order on a bum I've never seen before

October 26, 2007 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now the Midget Mayor is responsible for ex-DWP General Manager, Ron Deaton health problems and having to payout his contract?

Is Reyes, Huizar and the illegal aliens involved in the payout to the DWP manager.

Those illegal aliens sure are shady, just like the city council.

October 26, 2007 7:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To LA32COUNCIL miembros

You are your own worst enemy
You're not the smartest motherfucker,
and shit you pretend to be,
and why you lie is not a mystery
your minds are not in proper working order,
you should go to therapy
you are derranged, confused and mentally abused like
hanging on the streets
so what the fuck do we got to lose?
and what the fuck I got to prove to you?
if you don't know me by now
you'll never know me
you can spread bullshit to my homies
Your problems stacked like bills
and I see the city broken
bleeding hard each month
and I awaited in the shadows
to come out and speak the truth
your bullshit stinks and one day
i hope to talk to a sane person in LA32
you're such a mess
indecisive,
fading away
You're outta touch with society
never relied on stakeholders sanity
You threw it away
You became the maniac that's got
Feds attention today

October 26, 2007 7:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you are seriously concerned about the possibility of your husband or wife cheating on you, then I highly recommend you attend LA32NEIGHBORHOODCOUNCIL MEETINS

October 26, 2007 7:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mirthala is back with Nunez? It would be nice to know if you were starting a rumor or repeating one.

October 26, 2007 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard that not only is the Midget Mayor responsible for Deaton's health problems, but that his secret spies went down to Costa Rica and scared him into his heart attack by telling him that a much better man, zuma dogg himself, was already set to take the job in his absence. (You know, the spies who have been following zuma around in Cleveland and reporting on what kind of pie he's been eating and whether he likes it.)

Since Zuma has now made himself the spokesman for immigrant families in CD14 who oppose the Mayor's role in their schools. So, these Mechas got together to take over Deaton's job. I heard this with my own ears so it must be true.

October 26, 2007 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:11, you got it wrong. It was the anti-mayor MEChas who got to Deaton but their plan backfired because zuma is too busy to take the job. He's too busy sampling pies and those little cocktail mushroom caps they give out at Green Dot meetings.

Heard he's becoming a food critic, with a side specialty in advising the Board of Supervisors and School Board how to do their jobs. Since he's already taught the City Council everything he knows.

October 26, 2007 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She walked in and said she didn't wanna know
Anymore
Before i could ask why she was gone out the door
I didn't know, what i did wrong
But now i just can't move on

(LA32CHORUS)

Since she left me
She told me
Don't worry
You'll be ok you don't need me
Believe me you'll be fine
Then i knew what she meant
And it's not what she said
Now i can't believe that she's gone

October 26, 2007 8:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A guy goes into a bar and orders three Margaritas. The Bartender says "Whats wrong?" The guy says "I just cought my wife sleeping with my best friend." The bartender says "What did you do about it?" The guy says " I told my wife to pack her things and get out." "That sounds resonable." says the bartender. The bartender then asks "What did you do about your best friend?" The guy says " I looked at him straight in the eye and said bad dog"

October 26, 2007 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A Man's Heart add joke

Q. What's the fastest way to a woman's heart?
A. Through her chest with a sharp knife.

October 26, 2007 8:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Soncho Garcia wrecking another family ?

October 26, 2007 9:02 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

5:38pm, open your eyes and read before you pop off at the mouth, bitch. I didn't spell his name "denton" you know-nothing loser.

(check the author of this thread smart-guy. yeah, you're a real smart guy, loser!)

October 26, 2007 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Soncho Garcia wrecking another family ?

THERE’S O' CHEATIN'
& EMPTY FAMILY HOMES
I WANT HUGO TO LEAVE
I WANT TO HOLD MY FAMILY

NOW YOU’VE WRECKED MY HEART
NOW YOU’VE WRECKED MY HOME

THERE’S STREETS OF FAMILY SHRINES
FOR MILES AND MILES AND MILES

NOW YOU’VE WRECKED MY HEART
NOW YOU’VE WRECKED MY HOME

October 26, 2007 9:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This place always gets weird around this time on Friday nights.

October 26, 2007 9:27 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Full Moon, alcohol, and a keyboard.

Plus a "SANCHO" lurking in the shadows of "PUEBLO DE SERENO".

October 26, 2007 9:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People are strange when youre a stranger
Faces look ugly when youre alone
Women seem wicked when youre unwanted
Streets are uneven when youre down
When youre strange
Faces come out of the rain
When youre strange
No one remembers your name

October 26, 2007 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Plus a "SANCHO" lurking in the shadows of "PUEBLO DE SERENO".

?
DON JONES?

October 26, 2007 9:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Jones, Caltrans Tenants Association representative

October 26, 2007 9:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm fed up!
Who is don jones?

October 26, 2007 9:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

don jones
Caltrans Tenants Association
Headquarters Address:

P.O. Box 50892
Pasadena, CA 91115
USA
Website: www.caltranstenants.com

October 26, 2007 9:53 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:

On behalf of the entire City, I want to thank Ron Deaton for dedicating a brilliant 42-year career to Los Angeles.
From his first day on the job at the age of 22, this is a man who literally did it all for Angelenos. He kept the lights on through fires and blackouts. He balanced the books. He helped build parks, police stations and libraries. He kept us united as one city.

More than that, Ron always embodied the idea that public service is the highest calling.

We wish Ron and his family the greatest happiness as they begin an exciting new phase in their lives.

October 26, 2007 9:54 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Council President Eric Garcetti:

For more than forty years, Ron Deaton served the people of Los Angeles with great commitment and unwavering loyalty. As the Chief Legislative Analyst, he provided generations of City Councilmembers with top level analysis and advice on the city's most pressing policy issues. It is fitting that he is retiring from Department of Water and Power, the department where he began his career with the City so many years ago. We all wish him a complete and speedy recovery. He will be truly missed

October 26, 2007 9:56 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Don Jones = "F of TV" ??

October 26, 2007 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is DON JUSTIN JONES?

Alatorre's cocaine buddy.

October 26, 2007 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red dot

F of TV? No comprende

October 26, 2007 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Justin Jones, Caltrans Tenants Association representative. Cecilia Torres, parent of Maranatha High School student
John Lucas, San Marino resident

October 26, 2007 10:04 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Don Jones = "F of MAV" ?? Que No ?

October 26, 2007 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"public service is the highest calling"

300 thousand dollar salary says otherwise. Service????

October 26, 2007 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Jones = "F of MAV" ?? Que Si ?

claro chico

October 26, 2007 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

qui es TV?

October 26, 2007 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Justin Jones, a Democratic activist from Pasadena

www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=1887&IssueNum=96

HE NO LIVE IN THE HOOD
HE NO LIVE IN EL SERENO
HE NO LIVE IN LOS ANGELES
HE LIVE IN PASADENA

October 26, 2007 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ELEPHANT HILL LIED?
ELVA LIED?

October 26, 2007 10:18 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

M....
A......
V............

T...
V.....

Anyone want to buy a letter ?

October 26, 2007 10:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RED SPOT

DON JUSTIN (LIAR) JONES
ELEPHANT HILL CHEERLEADER
225 madeline drive pasadena cal. 91105. pasadena, CA 91105. PH: 626 354 8485 FX: 626 403 1787. djustinjones@earthlink.net

WHY?
WHAT'S IN IT FOR HIM?

October 26, 2007 10:21 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Is a school in the picture ??

October 26, 2007 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RED SPOT

SI
FRAMEWORK SET
PLANS IN PLACE
DON JONES TAKES
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

SHOW ME THE MONEY!
SHOUTED DON JONES

October 26, 2007 10:27 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

What is Alatorre's cut ? Plus, what other park land are they looking at ?

October 26, 2007 10:30 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Anonymous said...
Jose, is clearly the path for that mecha school in el serano to buy the property?

October 25, 2007 2:36 PM

October 26, 2007 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THE PIZZA HAS 16 SLICES

I KNOW 5

DON JONES
HUIZAR
ALATORRE
ELVA YANEZ
DICHIRICO

6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16

October 26, 2007 10:34 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Joe Edminton, SMMC
Marcos Aguilar, Semillas
National Council of La Raza

October 26, 2007 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CONTACT DEVELOPER'S LAWYERS

October 26, 2007 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DON JONES LIED TO COUNCIL
HE DOES NOT LIVE IN EL SERENO!

October 26, 2007 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ATRISCO LAND

October 26, 2007 10:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Elephant Hill is privately owned. Let the owners build homes.

El Sereno craves a new economy.

October 26, 2007 10:48 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Look for Elephant Hill Thread tomorrow.

October 26, 2007 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The fights are creating new alliances. In El Sereno, for example, local activists have made environmental justice complaints, but also aligned themselves with the preservation-minded city of South Pasadena immediately to the north that is also in the path of the freeway extension. In Albuquerque, a similarly diverse alliance has emerged to oppose the road through the monument: environmentalists, Indian groups, preservationists and a smart growth, anti-sprawl organization.


Fight in the land of freeways

In southern California, a similarly complex snarl has delayed the final 6.2 miles of the I-710 extension for decades. The freeway runs north across the eastern side of Los Angeles from Long Beach, skirting predominantly Hispanic East L.A. and suburban towns before the asphalt abruptly ends at El Sereno.


Extending the freeway was part of the state's master plan for the region, conceived more than 40 years ago, and part of the strategy that created modern Los Angeles: The more highways, the better. But times have changed, and the freeway slowly morphed into an ambiguous, wasteful and potentially disastrous project buried in mounds of red tape.


For supporters, it remains much-needed relief for traffic and a catalyst for local development. For opponents, it's a case of high-handed central planning, a destroyer of local character; to some, it represents a historic pattern of discrimination.


"We have five or six freeways coming through East L.A. anyway -- it's no surprise where they put them," said Jesse Granados, the president of the El Sereno Neighborhood Organizing Committee, whose house sits in the path of the freeway. "That's what they do across the country, put them in low-income neighborhoods. Beverly Hills, they didn't want a freeway and they stopped it. But we have a much harder time."


People started building homes in the area about a century ago, and a streetcar line connected it to central Los Angeles. El Sereno began as an immigrant neighborhood, home first to Italians and Germans then Japanese, and during the past 40 years mainly to Hispanics. Today, the area in the path of the freeway is a quiet neighborhood of small homes in varying architectural styles, from Southwestern stucco to shingle, with trimmed lawns and mainly lower-middle to middle-class residents.

October 26, 2007 10:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RED SPOT

Putting up their dukes

The freeway plan pushed El Sereno residents to form a community organization. It began when the state Department of Transportation, known as Caltrans, started preparing the neighborhood by buying out homes and vacant lots, sprinkling signs that say "State Property: No Dumping, No Parking, No Trespassing." It removed the fluted, century-old streetlights, leaving parts of the neighborhood dark.


Granados' group lobbied state and local officials to restore street lighting. They eventually got new lights. The replacements are the towering, L-shaped lights found along highways and in mall parking lots.


Residents began to set their sights on blocking the highway. In 1994, they took up the environmental justice banner, filing a civil rights suit and complaints with federal agencies against the plan. Their chief allegation was that Caltrans had discriminated by drawing up its plans in a way that cushioned the blow for residents of more affluent South Pasadena, to the north, but stuck El Sereno with the worst effects.


"What we saw was a plan by Caltrans that looked dramatically different on the southern vs. the northern end," said Angela Johnson Mezaros, an attorney for the group. "At the southern end, it had an elevated freeway about 30 feet above ground, built on dirt fill. At the northern end, it was all underground, below street level or in tunnels."


Where planners had attempted to avoid historic homes in South Pasadena, they had ignored similar preservationist claims in blue-collar El Sereno.


"It was recognized late in the game as being historically significant," said Elizabeth Merritt, a lawyer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has joined legal actions on behalf of preserving the neighborhood. "Caltrans maintained for years that it was not, but had to come around."

October 26, 2007 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eastside Café of El Sereno and the Autonomous Peoples’ Collective

I was just out of jail, using heroin, and sporting long Indian-style hair

which tribe was from el sereno?
Comanche, Cherokee, Pueblo, Navajo

October 26, 2007 11:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

XISPAS They said the Indians had suffered a ‘process of genocide’ since the first European .... Based in El Sereno, it was created five years ago by members of the ...
www.xispas.com/blog/

October 26, 2007 11:16 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

From the City Beat

He was getting hearty hugs, unsolicited, and people wanted their picture with him,” recalls Don Justin Jones, a Democratic activist from Pasadena who has known Alatorre since the 1960s. “There’s a saying – ‘You don’t shake hands with a dead man or he’ll pull you down with him’ – and the establishment was treating Richard like the long lost prince of the city. You know he was happy when he was calling people, ‘Babe.’”

October 26, 2007 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Caltrans Tenants Association News Caltrans’ formal position is that they support exploration of the tunnel, .... One of those on the Alhambra payroll was Richard Alatorre, the former Los ...
www.caltranstenants.com/tunnel.html

October 26, 2007 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Return of the Native: Richard Alatorre's Rise from Barrio Golden Boy to Bad ... of homes along the proposed 710-Freeway spur between Pasadena and El Sereno. ...
chipjacobs.com/about_ra.html

October 26, 2007 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

*Violating the law yet again, Mayor Richard Riordan appoints another L.A. City Council member to the MTA Board. This time, it's Mike Hernandez. When Daily News reporter Rick Orlov asked Riordan on his choice, the mayor said, "Now that Richard Alatorre is gone, I need someone else on the board who has a blow habit."

October 26, 2007 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is the most boring thread ever.

October 26, 2007 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:35 Yea dude! Now take your finger out of your ass.

October 26, 2007 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

EL Sereno is worth saving?? Who lives there beside gangmembers and communists?

October 26, 2007 11:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Huizar
Coke Addicts
Villaraigosa
Heroin Addicts
Don Jones twin
Vietnamese
Elva Yanez
Salvadoreans
Hugo Garcia
Mexicans
Don Jones Imaginary Home
Gangs
la32 Bipolars
Shakira
Elmer Fudd
Hookers

October 26, 2007 11:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Los Angeles Times is widely accused of having a standard-issue “liberal” agenda — to the right of the Weekly, but still left-of-center. But its agenda goes deeper than that. It’s local news coverage is so inconsistent, and the choices of what it decides to cover and what it decides to ignore arouse suspicions of agendas that are more like personal vendettas. Over the years, readers have detected a kind of poster-boy favoritism toward certain political figures (Tom Bradley in the 70s, Gloria Molina, Antonio Villraigosa, to name a few), and knives out for others (Tom Bradley in the 80s, Richard Alatorre, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Hahn), based on criteria that seem to mix the political with the personal.

October 26, 2007 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I remember having an argument with a Times reporter about a situation where political rivals Molina and Alatorre both tried some fishy tactics to steer lucrative contracts to their respective allies. The Times was selective in their outrage, deciding that Alatorre’s hardball was news but Molina’s was not. They had settled on that storyline before the fracas started, and made it clear to me (we represented a client in the Alatorre mix) that no facts that disrupted that storyline would be published–using the airy, dismissive, “We don’t think it’s news.”

They say that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Los Angeles frequently rewrites that cliche: It is the land of the willfully blind. And the one-eyed man is “agenda-driven.”

I don’t envy Jill. When you’re in her position, if you make any mistakes, foes will pounce. I respect Parke Skelton. In one of the letters to LA Observed, he accuses her of sloppy reporting on a story that involved him directly. Naturally, I’m not in a position to know what happened, but he’s generally credible. As it happens, his campaign firm almost exclusively represents progressive candidates. It is understandable he would draw the inference that her alleged mistake was ideological. Just as it is understandable that every time the New York Times or CBS News makes a mistake, conservatives think it’s ideological

October 26, 2007 11:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hugo Garcia (323) 223-1356 Los Angeles, CA 90032

Hugo Garcia (G & R Printing). 5009 Alhambra Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Hugo Garcia (Agent, World Financial Services) Los Angeles, CA 90032

Hugo Garcia, attended to show Melgoza a 1960's picture when his father owned that same building and had a panaderia.

October 27, 2007 12:06 AM  

Anonymous jose sepulveda said:

Amazing this thread has wandered off into unrelated subjects having nothing to do with the original post, somewhat similar to a drunk who imbibed three drinks too many and is attempting to wobble home on foot.

October 27, 2007 2:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How new are you? Red Spot didn't start with Mayor Sam unless it was under another name.

October 27, 2007 3:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Slimes has lost more readers because of its bias reporting. Nothing but puff pieces on the politicans. In time newspapers will be a thing of the past. Everyone is blogging and getting news from the internet. Its more balanced and reports facts not the spin bullshit papers like LA Slimes writes.

I thought Janice Hahn was giving up on her tax now that Villaraigosa is putting corrupt phone tax on ballot. Today's Daily news reports she's still going after the gang tax.

.....On Friday, she said (Hahn)she will keep alive her plans for a parcel tax of up to $40 a year. Now slated for next November's ballot, it would raise an estimated $30million annually for gang-intervention and -prevention programs

October 27, 2007 7:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Justin Jones, a Democratic activist from Pasadena

www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=1887&IssueNum=96

October 27, 2007 7:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

www.networkaztlan.com/firmas1.html

October 27, 2007 7:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Elva Yañez wants Elephant Hill left alone!

Why?
What's the scoop?

October 27, 2007 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Academia wants Elephant Hill Property

October 27, 2007 7:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot

Clue#1

Chatten-Brown & Carstens - Clients & Services The City of South Pasadena in opposing the extension of the 710 Freeway through the City. Jan Chatten-Brown was part of a “team” of consultants for the City.

October 27, 2007 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As chair of the Firm's Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy Department, Benjamin (Ben) Reznik's practice emphasizes real estate development

www.jmbm.com/index.cfm?event=attorney.details&memberID=104

contact reznik
Does reznik know Don Jones lied

October 27, 2007 7:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It’s great to have this way of communication. If we relied on the L.A. Times we would not know anything of worth. We have to find out the truth from other sources. In reading all these post and for what I know, we have a complete dysfunctional City Hall, but we must be dysfunctional too because we are allowing it to happen. The Mayor, the Councilmen are in those positions to serve the people. They are not in those positions to grant favors to friends or family members. They were not elected so they can give questionable permits to their supporters or to become wealthy in the process with shady deals. Our job is to stop treating them as Hollywood Stars or royalty and make them accountable. THEY ARE SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE AND WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.

October 27, 2007 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here, Here!

October 27, 2007 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmm. That's from where the eco-nut money is coming. It's SouPas money. Elephant Hill is on the south border of SouPas so they want to keep it park land. This Jones guy is a mouth for SouPas interests. This'll be interesting.

A "Mexican" school on Elephant Hill? Ha, that area's too expensive for that.

October 27, 2007 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don "mouthpiece" Jones lied to council.

October 27, 2007 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are asking for it with all yur deletions.

Your readers deserve to know that you are as big a chicken as ZD.

Only insecure folks need to delete posts that are critical of them.

October 27, 2007 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:51 blah blah blah blah

October 27, 2007 3:08 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

2:51,

You sound like the whining Trojan Fan who just realize that UCLA may smell the Roses this year.

Uni.of South-Central 17

Oregon 24

BTW, I do not delete in 99.9% of the time. much can be learned from act of stupidity.

October 27, 2007 3:22 PM  

Anonymous One Who Has Been Deleted By Red Psot said:

Not true.

October 27, 2007 10:24 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

2:51pm,

"YOU ARE REALLY ASKING FOR IT?"

Oh really? What are you gonna do you powerless bitch? What are you gonna do bitch, that you already would have done.

YOU AIN'T GONNA DO SHIT EXCEPT PUT UP WITH IT, CAUSE YOU CAN'T DO SHIT EXCEPT SIT THERE AND TAKE WHAT THIS BLOG DUMPS ON YOUR BOSS' HEAD.

Thanks for the threat...NOW SAY WHAT AGAIN. (But if you say it around me, I'll bitch slap the words out of your sissy, powerless mouth -- BITCH.

NOW SAY WHAT AGAIN, PUSSY! SAY WHAT AGAIN! YOU LOSE...See Sun-Tzu "Art of War". WE WIN, YOU LOSE. YOU'RE WEAK, WE'RE STRONG.

HA!

October 28, 2007 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

zuma, the one who's powerless is the one who has to come up with such an infantile, hostile attack on everyone who thinks you and the blog and the chickens.

Except you say it with a foul mouth, because of your anger management and ADD issues.

If you felt powerful wtih all that BS Deming and Sun Tzu, you wouldn't need to be so hostile.

You've all made this blog obsolete. Except to some whiners from CD14 or those who hate everyone in CD`14.

October 28, 2007 12:00 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Spin when confronted by the truth.

October 28, 2007 12:42 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

12:00pm,

I was just trying to rattle cages cause i know the last thing a thug likes is to be talked to all bold like that...but you passed the test with a good comeback, but restrained and you didn't up the ante. CONGRATS! You didn't bite! Oh well.

October 28, 2007 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who do you think you are dealing with, Zuma?

We've been around this block several times and are just annoyed and amused at your stumbling, amateurish attempts to find something, anything, to blog about in government that we don't already know.

You try to blog with authority, but each time you do, someone else shoots you down.

What you really do is waste most of our time, but some poor folks don't understand your lack of knowledge and really think you can help them; is that nice?

You give false hope to these folks, and they end up even more desolate than when they unfortunately ran across your line of patter.

Be careful; you are hurting lots of innocent folks. you have to live with that thought.

October 28, 2007 7:31 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

7:31pm, "You try to blog with authority, but each time you do, someone else shoots you down."

Dear "Defeated Someone Else's Bitch",

Please post even ONE time someone has shot down my post - WITH CREDIBILITY!

Remember weak-one...calling me homeless or smelly or ugly or wearing a ski cap - DOES NOT QUALIFY AS SHOOTING ME DOWN.

Saying, "Gee Zuma, You said the union raise was going to be 13% --- but it was actually 25% (plus)" is shooting me down.

Has to be based on a fact douchebag. Now here's a fact...I'm better than you, smarter than you and more effective at making your bitch ass boss lose sleep and live in fear.

Now go take a trip to superbowl and say you didn't -- or f*ck a news reporter when you are married with a family you bitch-ass loser.

October 29, 2007 6:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's some stupid Zuma stuff:

Zuma says AV is Alatorre's puppet. Nothing could be further from the truth. The LA Times falls for Alatorre's BS PR and Zuma goes with it.

This is a perfect example of how little he really knows.

Alatorre is a loose cannon and Antonio has nothing to do with him.

Show me a recent picture or a recent event where they were chummy, or a meeting where they came together.

It is all about Alatorre tooting his own horn and touting the relationship. Antonio says and does nothing to support that.

Alatorre is an old bull who is out snorting and making himself try to look ferocious, but his horns are dull and he has no pull left in him.

As usual, ZD only knows what he reads in the mags and papers, and they are wrong, dead wrong.

But he posts it like he knows what he is talking about.

Anyone who is around city hall knows no one listens to Alatorre anymore.

Go buy the Times ZD and tell us what is in it today for your great contribution. Or rather, go beg some money so you can buy it, you panhandler.

And tell us why you are always complaining about taxes; you don't pay any, do you?

By the way, no one ever won a debate by raising their voice or cursing. Only losers do that, Loser Boy.

October 30, 2007 1:53 AM  

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