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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Outtakes from the "RED SPOT INSTITUTE"

Good morning from the heights of the "Red Spot Institute". It seems that the other "BLOGGIN SOTS" are out and about, saavy ?

Here are some quick bits of news that is not fire related, or maybe except for one "Moronic Lt. Gov."

Los Angeles Times, "Parks vs. Ridley-Thomas for Supervisor":

Former Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas has announced that he will run for Board of Supervisor. This sets up a battle between Ridley-Thomas and City Councilman Bernard Parks for the seat being vacated by "Brentwood resident", Yvonne Burke.


Townhall Blog, "John Garamendi Unplugged":

Rants of a moron. Watch the video link.


Los Angeles Times, "Elephant Hill Permit revoked:

BREAKING NEWS!!, Jose Huizar keeps a promise, too bad that can't be said for the Southwest Museum. Stay tune for more tales of "broken promises and backroom deals" from CD 14.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why did Puck back off on the Griffith approval for the restaurant on top; near the Observatory? Maybe he will come down to the Autry and build a really fine dining establishment for Jackie and the "Blue Ribbon" groups both in CD14,in the Dept of Parks and for Councilman LeBonge.

October 25, 2007 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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

October 25, 2007 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Madrasa on a Hill.

October 25, 2007 2:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dumb ass Bitter Bernie has the nerve to say he has law enforcement experience and Ridley Thomas doesn't. Will someone tell that vindictive piece of shit PARKS, the city didn't want his sorry butt as a corrupt Chief. Ask him about Deputy Chief Moore his good buddy who the Feds, IRS and others were investigating for money laundering yet PARKS promoted him. What about Parks coke head daughter who was arrested in Vegas? Why has he been hiding her? PARKS needs major mental therapy. When a major newspaper calls you out for being a jealous idiot to the entire city that's pretty bad.

October 25, 2007 4:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who says illegals are not criminals???

Six illegal immigrants arrested
San Diego:
Six undocumented Mexican immigrants were arrested today by U.S. Border Patrol agents at Qualcomm Stadium, after a report that they were stealing food and water meant for evacuees, according to spokesman Damon Foreman.

San Diego police responded to a call about alleged theft from the evacuation center and encountered six people in a van who didn't speak English and didn't have California driver's licenses, Foreman said. The police officers called the Border Patrol, who arrived at the stadium and made the arrests, he said. Foreman said the immigrants admitted they were Mexican citizens and that they were stealing.

October 25, 2007 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so i put my family in a van
illegally jump the fence
with my hands I fight the fires
steal the food
go back to mexico

yea right.
the story don't stick

October 25, 2007 5:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Spot:
I see no news of the Elephant Hills permit being revoked. Let's see some evidence, a link please. What do you know and when did you know it...

October 25, 2007 6:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is forcing them to do a supplemental EIR, overturning the recommendation of Building and Safety and other city staff.

On grounds that the current EIR is over ten years old. In part, he seems to be doing a Wendy, saying that if there's even one deviation from that plan, it's merited. HE said something about a sinkhole on the cite, which Building and Safety said was accounting for in the plans.

The issue will continue behind closed session as there will be litigation over this. Huizar was really mad at the session, said the developer must have something to hide. But I wonder why he's taking this one issue so much to heart himself. Is it worth forcing the city into litigation over this? Does he see this as a drawing of lines in the sand, where he can't back off now? The anger on both sides was really something to see.

October 25, 2007 6:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar needs a win. And he's counting on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and maybe AV influence (it was an AV issue before Huizar) to buy out the developer. I'm assuming that when you say, "Doing a Wendy" that you don't mean a 245. I'm assuming that you do mean the "Canyon Hills" compromise, part goes to development and part to park land.

I hope Huizar doesn't screw this up. His planning staff are probably out of their league. He needs to suck it up and get some other CM Planning-People involved, and wrap it up.

October 25, 2007 7:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is just a pretender. making himself look good here.
He is just a rookie, no match for Jackie Autry and her Latham&Watkin's lawyers.
Anyhow he doesn't has his roots in our community, that's why he lacks the connection and conviction necessary to stand up and do whatever is necessary to save the Southwest Museum from the Autry.
He is the Councilman for CD 14, but he is not here to protect the assets of our community, he is here to protect his personal agenda.

October 25, 2007 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


October 25, 2007 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar's motion was approved on a 13-0 vote. He must have done a good job convincing his colleagues that a supplemental EIR needs to be done...

October 25, 2007 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sounds like Huizar has a win. LA Times article says project is basically stopped until they do an environmental report after residents tried for years to do that. I heard the hearing lasted a long time and city clowncil went for protecting the people for once against the building and safety advice for covering theor asses. That took some GAME from Huizar to get a unanimous vote.

October 25, 2007 9:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CMs almost always back the one with a stake in the issue in his district.

Someone said that MAV had a stake before that, to turn half into units, half into parkland, since some is unbuildable anyway. Question remains why is this so important to Huizar?

Does he want the new EIR to declare the land unbuildable to Conservancy can buy it and make him look green?

October 25, 2007 10:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dum dums, that vote was automatic. The tough job is the next step, a solution. That's when you'll see if Huizar screws up.

October 25, 2007 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor V and Councilclown Reyes get the illegal street vendors off the streets.


18 members of MacArthur Park area gang are indicted

Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times

The 18th Street gang operates primarily in the neighborhoods west of downtown. Police say the gang is difficult to eradicate because its roots run deep in the neighborhoods, with generations of families becoming members.
The 18th Street clique is accused of employing intimidation and violence to control cocaine sales in the poor, largely immigrant community.

By John Spano, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

October 25, 2007

Eighteen members of a street gang were indicted Wednesday and charged with using violence and intimidation "to control, oversee and direct" cocaine sales in the area around MacArthur Park.

The park, surrounded by poor, largely immigrant communities, was the site of the fatal shooting last month of a 23-day-old baby, the unintended victim of what officials called an extortion attempt by street criminals.

Wednesday's indictment charges the members of a subset of the 18th Street gang called the Columbia Lil Cycos with a conspiracy, which authorities say was directed by Sergio Pantoja out of a tattoo shop that he owns on West 6th Street.

October 25, 2007 10:48 PM  

Blogger missgrey said:

Huizar's planning person is an out of state newcomer to the Los Angeles area. Perhaps that's his problem.

October 26, 2007 12:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I wonder if SNS is still another of Don Q. fictional characters? What a clever idea for and cholo to pose as the liberal gavacho blaming all the cholo's problem on the racist gavachos, republicans and etc...

hmmmmmmm ??

October 26, 2007 12:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only one Don Quixote around here, and it's ZD, and his Sancho Panza is Matt.

Find another analogy.

October 26, 2007 3:22 AM  

Anonymous a legal immigrant said:

"largely immigrant community"

This is why the LA Times has no credibility.

October 26, 2007 6:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is there really a Mexican mafia?

October 26, 2007 6:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dave Bryant had an excellent roundtable discussion with some reporters. Many stated that the EIR has become a tool for the developers and people who are against any type of development to use the EIR to sue then no mattter the project has to stop until the ligigation moves forward.

October 26, 2007 7:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

can you SW Museum people find your own thread to cry on. Damn..... you last already, get over it. you got out organized. This is a another great win for the Huizar team. First the SW Museum and now Elephant Hill.

TWO PROJECTS that the Mayor couldnt make happen are finally done by Huizar.

Great Job Huizar, whats next Pico House and El Pueblo?

He keeps hitting them out the park.

GOoooooooo Huizar.

October 26, 2007 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nothing is automatic except maybe you girlfriend after two drinks.

This was big, 13-0 is big on a contested vote. If it was so automatic the Mayor would have wrapped this up long ago. HE DIDN'T!!!! HUIZAR DID!!!!

October 26, 2007 8:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"And he's counting on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and maybe AV influence (it was an AV issue before Huizar) to buy out the developer."

AV's influence???? are you kidding me? As you stated, "it was AV issue before Huizar" and he hid from it. AV didnt do shit but stick his head in a hole and wait till the coast was clear. This is clearly being run by Huizar himself. The Mayor must being looking at him and saying why wasnt my over paid power team not able to make it happen and his rookie team was?

October 26, 2007 8:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The tough job is the next step, a solution. That's when you'll see if Huizar screws up."

Everytime Huizar gets a win towards the final solution some AV staffer claims "The tough job is the next step" yet AV was NEVER able to even make it this far. sound like someone is jealous.

Dont woory Mayor, you could always steal some of Huizar's staff i've heard they dont get paid much and are over worked. I uess thats how you get so many wins though in such a short time.

October 26, 2007 8:17 AM  

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:
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.

The Council engaged in a lengthy question and answer period with City staff
from the Planning Department, the Bureau of Engineering and the City Attorney’s
Office. At the center of the discussion were the discretionary nature of the
building permits and the significant new information that has come to light
since the final approval of the project including the expansion of the project
by 55% and the existence of an underground stream.

The Council made clear the need for additional investigation of this
information and associated impacts. Councilmember Huizar reiterated the
findings upon which PLUM determined that the building permits are discretionary
and indicated that this was the only matter before the Council since it had
already voted to require an SEIR. A recurring theme was that the Council’s role
is to address the concerns of the community and the long term impacts of the
project upon residents.

In support of additional examination of the new information, Councilmember
LaBonge cited the landslides and lawsuits associated with the Monterey Hills
condominiums which are located adjacent to Elephant Hill. He insisted that City
staff carefully examine at that situation to ensure that “we get it right” on
any development on Elephant Hill.

Councilmember Greig Smith indicated that he found comments that the geology on
Elephant Hill has not changed since the project was approved in 1993 to be
disconcerting. He discussed the need for a policy to require mandatory updates
to any EIR over seven years old to address changes to traffic patterns, the
community and the world in general.

Councilmember Ed Reyes challenged comments that an SEIR for Elephant Hill
would take 2 to 3 years, indicating that when there is a will there is a way to
get things done faster in Los Angeles. Councilmember Reyes also made the bold
recommendation to have third party experts involved in the SEIR process.

While this victory is huge, the developer’s lawsuit against the City is still
outstanding. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with
significant developments along the way, including plans for implementing the

Those close to this campaign are indebted to its many active supporters, both
individuals and organizations. Your calls, letters, emails and meetings with
Councilmembers have been indispensable, as was your presence at the 10 hearings
on Tract 35022 since January 2007. (For the record there have been 6 PLUM
hearings; 3 Council hearings; and 1 Board of Public Works hearing.)

Special thanks are due to the National Resources Defense Council,
Chatten-Brown & Carstens, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Audubon
Society, Blue Green Consulting, the LA-32 Neighborhood Council, Save Elephant
Hills and the many leaders of environmental and community-based organizations
throughout Los Angeles that have gotten involved by disseminating alerts,
attending hearings and putting their good names on a series of sign-on letters
to Council.

October 26, 2007 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please.... they got lucky they had a real council member that did all the heavy lifting. I've been following this issue for years and they havent been able to move anything. How many people did they turn out for the final vote? 10 maybe? Now you want to see where the community did all the heavy lifting and amde it easy for the Council members, it was the Home depot.

El Sereno Resident

October 26, 2007 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:41 = Monica Harmon

October 26, 2007 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

well if 4:41 is Monica Harmon she is right on.

October 26, 2007 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


13 councilmembers present for the vote; 13 ayes.

Weiss (for one) avoided the embarrassment of being the lone, obvious developer-bitch and stayed away this time. He opposed what Huizar and Reyes were trying to do in earlier PLUM meetings, with his tongue planted firmly in Ben "open space killer" Resnick's butt cheek.

October 26, 2007 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With the rest of his district looking like TJ and worse, and he himself being less than finicky when it came to adding onto his own house, why is Huizar so intent on making a stand here?

To get his own photo op, and try to say he's so much better and smarter than the Mayor, his planning people are sharper even if they're from out of state and can't find the bano. One of his flunkies keeps going on about Huizar's competition with the Mayor here, showing Huizar's real agenda.

All of his real constituents know how unresponsive he is to anything actually important in his district. Sidewalk vendors set up right outside restaurants, and Huizar's office won't do anything to make them move despite restaurant and customer complaints. Illegal vendors all over. (Even Reyes and Antonio are forcing illegal vendors off the streets around McArthur Park and cracking down on gangs.)

And who was the biggest proponent of letting illegals drive without a license and then, also no insurance? Huizar.

Who's the one who spent $50.000 on the El Grito celebration to make himself look like "El Patron?" Huizar.

Who's the one who "celebrated" the Mexican "founding" of Olvera Street recently by "walking" with them by starting on the walk, disappearing and turning up at the end to claim credit for the whole walk? Huizar.

Who was supportive of all the pro- illegal marches and Arellano? Huizar and Alarcon -- the Alarcon who calls Los Angeles "the capitol of Latinismo," or of all Latin America. No connection to the East Coast or Europe, of course -- just to Latin America. He and Mexican- born Huizar can agree on that.

Who's the one who didn't complete his term on LAUSD Board because his ambition to become Councilmember was too much for him? Huizar.

Who's most intent on the cops not being allowed to even ask legal status of criminals, to "protect" the public? Huizar.

He has not done one thing of value to the city as a while, other than pander to his illegals by flouting the laws -- so he's desperate to have one "victory" where he can say he preserved some green space. For a photo op with some bird or tree.

Other than the Huizees on this blog no one notices or cares what he does anyway -- he'll never eclipse the Mayor. Who gave him his break.

Biting the hand that helped you, is not a show of good character. Ever think of that, anti-Antonio staffer?

But if Antonio's people hear about it, it'll bite him in the arse.

October 26, 2007 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

March in Los Angeles, Saturday, November 17th

CONTACT: media@saveourstate.org
WEBSITE: http://mfa.allamericanpodcaster.com/los-angeles/

*On Saturday November 17th, 2007 there will be a nation wide
protest march in opposition to the Security & Prosperity
Partnership of North America and establishment of a North American

Los Angeles is one of the selected locations for this march.

*The SPP is a “hostile takeover of democracy” by the leaders of
the United States, Canada & Mexico in collaboration with
un-elected and unaccountable corporate elite “working groups” who
are integrating and “harmonizing” policies and regulations between
the three nations with no public or congressional oversight.*

*Overwhelming evidence supports the assertion that these efforts
are the groundwork for a an official or de facto merger of the
three nations into an “EU style” North American Union. The SPP
seeks to establish a North American framework, doublespeak for
“Building a North American Community” a report sponsored by the
Council on Foreign Relations with the Canadian Council of Chief
Executives and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales.*


*Aspects of an eventual North American Union include a single
currency (Amero) and a North American Triumvirate ( Parliament)
that would super cede our judicial branch of government and
outright subvert American Sovereignty.*

_http://www.american.edu/ia/cnas/index.cfm _*


*We need and encourage everyday Americans just like you to join!*

*By walking with a flag in the March for America, you take a
tremendously important stand in showing that there are real people
behind the demands to halt North American integration and to keep
the United States of America a free and sovereign nation. WE NEED


** Withdrawal from the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)
and NAFTA*

** An immediate halt of government and corporate efforts to
integrate the United States into a North American Union with
Canada and Mexico.*

** Restoration of the Republic by re-commitment and adherence to
the Constitution by which our elected officials are accountable to
American citizens.*

** The defense of our national borders and enforcement of existing
immigration law.*

** An end to the sell-out of America to globalist interests that
have resulted in our economic enslavement and have eroded our


For more information, contact: media@saveourstate.org

*If you are unable to attend the march, please help us by
spreading word of the March for America anywhere and everywhere
you can.*

*For more information about the North American Union visit:*

** Stop the NAU *_*http://www.stopthenau.org*_

** August Review *_*http://www.augustreview.com*_

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** Search Youtube for “North American Union”*

*March for America is a national patriotic movement consisting of
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October 26, 2007 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:27 Don Jones? HA! WHAT AN IDIOT!

October 26, 2007 6:54 PM  

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