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Monday, December 31, 2007

Political Hit Piece of 2007, "HOMER ALVIN", and other dubious honors

Best hit piece to come out of the "BLUE MUD BOWL" between Jose Huizar and Alvin Parra was this mailer.

Some in the political community still debate whether the likeness depicted on the mailer resembles Huizar Chief of Staff Joe Avila or Alvin, you decide.

Some year end awards for CD 14.

SELF PROMOTION AWARD:
"Huizar's Winter Wonderland"

BEST MADRASA IN CD 14:
"Academia Semillas del Pueblo"

HONORARY CD 14 CARPETBAGGER:
"Victor Griego"

BOYLE HEIGHTS RESIDENT CITY STAFFER:
"Ully Sanchez" aka "DONE DUM"

BEST COLLECTIVE COFFEE SHOP:
"Antigua"

EXCLUSIVE SOCIETY OF CD 14:
"Southwest Society"

WANNABEE BILL AND HILLARY AWARD:
"Bill Rumble and Carol Jacques of the Northeast Democrats"

COMMUNITY STEWARDS AWARD:
"Friends of the Southwest Museum"

FACADE OF A VICTORY AWARD:
"Councilman Jose Huizar's Victory Letter on the Southwest Museum"

POLITICAL LEADER OF TOMORROW AWARD:
"Montebello Councilman Robert Urteaga"

BEST AUDIT OF A CD 14 NON-PROFIT:
"Still waiting Councilman Huizar"

LITTLE T.J. AWARD:
"Cesar Chavez and Soto"

****HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!****

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45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you didn't tell me who Simpson was supposed to be, I would have had no idea.

But it is a funny picture.

December 31, 2007 5:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alvin, hands down. Joe Avila looks like a Marine with a very nice high and tight.

December 31, 2007 7:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

December 31, 2007 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

December 31, 2007 8:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:33pm - CD14 gets their own list because only 8 or 10 people post on this blog but they live there and its all they want to write about even though no one else cares. Get a life in 2008.

January 01, 2008 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That would be great if each and every council district got their own thread like that. Unfortunately not all of the districts have someone to write them like CD 14 has Red Spot.

January 01, 2008 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:28 -

I can personally name more than 10 people who post on this blog. I know about 50 more who read and don't post here.

Nice try in your attempt to make it appear otherwise, but the numbers are proof.

Happy New Year to you.

January 01, 2008 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Robert Urteaga is more of a joke than anyone in office right now. Urteaga, Alatorre and Greigo otta get together and make sweet sweet love in their jail cells where they all belong.

How about an award for the Most Useless Field Office? I remember when the field office actually helped people. Their so busy planning Huizar's Winter Wonderland and the new Marsha chick being a complete bi-atch to the community that their useless when somebody needs something other than a Huizar photo for a banner or needs 5 minutes of their time!

Does anybody have a picture of Joe Avilla? Wasn't he the Weezy campaign manager who was fired by Cindy Montanez and then became Weezy chief?

The Homer Parra mailer is a piece of real CD14 election history though. Worth the prize for sure.

January 01, 2008 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes sir. I believe that whoever wrote that campaign mailer deserves a prize for the "best piece of mail in a campaign".

January 01, 2008 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Henry Casas was fired. Not Joe "Marathon Man" Avila. I sure miss Big and Little Frank and Ricardo Monroy.

January 01, 2008 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1pm
Fired, thats funny........

Keep making stories up, how about the one about the chupacabra or bigfoot?

January 01, 2008 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Henry Casas is Chupacabra?

Could be, after all El Chupa is known for sucking the blood out of living animals, and El Chupa looks like a weasel just like Casas. I believe!

January 01, 2008 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1pm - What do you mean by "Marathon Man" Avila?

Isn't Marathon Man what Francine Godoy calls Weezy before he gives her a "raise"?

Doh!

Who is Little Frank?

January 01, 2008 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Frank Torres, Frank Aguirre, Ricardo Monroy = ex-staff three stooges

January 01, 2008 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:00 PM. Nobody in that office was fired ya hear?


-El Jherry Guzman

January 01, 2008 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1;00
Just a bunch of haters. get a life or better yet get a job, since Huizar fired your sorry asses. Are you ever going to get over it? Damn, how long can you hold a grudge? Call me, i"ll find you a job so you can be more productive than just spending allday blogging.
I already have your resume so dont worry about it, we'll just leave the part that you got fired by Huizar.

January 01, 2008 4:46 PM  

Anonymous valley cracker who likes Henry said:

Henry Casas couldn't have been fired. I've been acquainted with him throughout the years at DPSFV and electeds he has worked for.

I think he's a great staffer and I can't imagine why he would be fired.

I bet that's BS.

January 01, 2008 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

January 01, 2008 10:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

January 01, 2008 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:33pm - CD14 gets their own list because only 8 or 10 people post on this blog but they live there and its all they want to write about even though no one else cares. Get a life in 2008.

January 01, 2008 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Frank Torres, Frank Aguirre, Ricardo Monroy = ex-staff three stooges. lets not forget fatboy eric robles

Keep blogging dumdums

January 01, 2008 10:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most Useless CD14 Field Office = El Sereno

Most Useless CD14 staff = Paul Vizcano and Henry Casas

Best CD14 staff firing = Alvin Parra and Eric Robles (tie)

Dumbest CD14 staff promotion = Francine Godoy aka "Deputy Chief of Penis Promotions"

Best avoiding of a potential CD14 scandal = see Dumbest CD14 staff promotion

Best CD14 promise kept = Elephant Hill (credit due y'all)

Worst CD14 web site = the whole thing

January 02, 2008 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:01 = Eric Robles

January 02, 2008 12:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:06 you got it all wrong, thats not Eric R. He's to dumb for that

its someone who lives in the district, works in the district, and wants to be the next City Councilmember = Ozzy

Lives in El Sereno his base (and Alvin's)

Works in Boyle Heights = been working the organitzations for future support

Everybody knows he want the job

January 02, 2008 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

Why does CD14 get a thread of their own? Thats not fair!!!! how about CD1 or CD7 maybe even add CD9? How about one for the Mayor?

January 02, 2008 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

come on Mayor V. where are they???????????????????????????

January 02, 2008 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:06 you got it all wrong, thats not Eric R. He's to dumb for that

its someone who lives in the district, works in the district, and wants to be the next City Councilmember = Ozzy

Lives in El Sereno his base (and Alvin's)

Works in Boyle Heights = been working the organitzations for future support

Everybody knows he want the job

January 02, 2008 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ok I don't even like Huizar but c'mon not fair at all to put up a thread just for him. What about the others who are just as bad and don't care about their districts? I'v heard there are other council members who get rid of or lose just as many staffers in one year.

January 02, 2008 7:14 AM  

Anonymous the streets said:

I don't care about Huizar, one way or the other, but what happens in CD 14 doesn't happen in other districts.

The district does justify the added attention. But it is true that other districts deserve added scrutiny, as well.

Much of it has to do with the people in the district, too. Since they have been screwed more than others, they need to fight back more than others.

January 02, 2008 7:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most Useless CD14 Field Office = El Sereno

Most Useless CD14 staff = Paul Vizcano and Henry Casas

Best CD14 staff firing = Alvin Parra and Eric Robles (tie)

Dumbest CD14 staff promotion = Francine Godoy aka "Deputy Chief of Penis Promotions"

Best avoiding of a potential CD14 scandal = see Dumbest CD14 staff promotion

Best CD14 promise kept = Elephant Hill (credit due y'all)

Worst CD14 web site = the whole thing

Worst --

Best --

Worst --

Keep them coming!

January 02, 2008 7:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ask yourselves why the county side of LA is clean and there are no vendors yet, once you cross the city side the city looks like one huge dump especially in the districts of Huizar, Reyes and Perry. Rosendahl, alarcon, Cardenas, Hahn and the rest have districts cleaned up of illegal vendors. downtown looks like a 4rd world country and the Eastside is just like Tijuana and Huizar does nothing about it. Why can Molina keep on top of the illegal vending so much better?

January 02, 2008 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First there isn't as much of a problem to deal with in the first place in the county, as opposed to the city, where people actually expect things of their government and where there's a much bigger problem with illegal vendors and all sorts of other issues than in the county overall.

And since the county doesn't actually have to DO anything with the money it pilfers from the state and from residents, the county can pay whatever it takes to keep things all nice and tidy.

The City on the other hand, has a lot of shit to do with very few resources and has a lot of people to answer to for things that affect daily living.

Gloria Molina wouldn't know a real challenge if it hit her in the (very large) ass. Why do you think she wanted to go for a cushy county job instead of sticking with the city? You choose -- do less with way more, or do more with way less.

Go buy a sausage from a street vendor, will ya? Then go to a county health clinic and see what kind of excellent "county style" service you can count on from your rude, civil service heroes in the County government. Good luck, sucka.

January 02, 2008 8:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

What about the 80 NCs?????!!!!!!!!

come on Mayor V. where are they???????????????????????????

January 02, 2008 8:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That would be great if each and every council district got their own thread like that. Unfortunately not all of the districts have someone to write them like CD 14 has Red Spot.

January 02, 2008 8:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most Useless CD14 Field Office = That's easy, any office that Mayor V. had during his short tenure in CD14

Most Useless CD14 staff = Uli & Paul (wonder twin powers)

Best CD14 staff firing = Alvin Parra, Ricardo Monroy, lil Frank, and Eric Robles

Dumbest CD14 staff promotion = Uli to Boyle Heights Director


Best CD14 promise kept = Elephant Hill (credit due y'all)

Worst CD14 web site = Uli's websites

January 02, 2008 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First there isn't as much of a problem to deal with in the first place in the county, as opposed to the city, where people actually expect things of their government and where there's a much bigger problem with illegal vendors and all sorts of other issues than in the county overall.

And since the county doesn't actually have to DO anything with the money it pilfers from the state and from residents, the county can pay whatever it takes to keep things all nice and tidy.

The City on the other hand, has a lot of shit to do with very few resources and has a lot of people to answer to for things that affect daily living.

Gloria Molina wouldn't know a real challenge if it hit her in the (very large) ass. Why do you think she wanted to go for a cushy county job instead of sticking with the city? You choose -- do less with way more, or do more with way less.

Go buy a sausage from a street vendor, will ya? Then go to a county health clinic and see what kind of excellent "county style" service you can count on from your rude, civil service heroes in the County government. Good luck, sucka.

January 02, 2008 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The last comment is true. The County Supes have the most money to spent and waste with by far the least accountability and visibility.

How else would Yvonne Burke have gotten away with living in Brentwood all these years, instead of within her own district, in a shell of a condo? With a city paid driver paid to drive her to and from the sham?

How else would Zev get away with lobbing grand ideas like grenades into the city -- his anti-development, self-styled "revolution" to lead the people's reaction to what HE started as a CM for 16 long years, his radical Pico-Olympic one way plan, which the Mayor, Weiss, and their allies the Bev Hills Mayor and others are taking the heat for refining and imlementing, after a year of hearings and still hostility from the never-happy NIMBYs "but fix my traffic problems now" crowd...

Mike Antonovich, who sticks his nose into everything from the hiring of the UC Irvine Chancellor to opposing the mass transit everyone else knows we need...

A high school (barely) obese grad like Gloria Molina, who can look smart only because no one ever has to hear her speak off the cuff, or look at her when she's not sitting down like a walrus or standing behind a podium on a stool for 5 mins. at a time...

What does Don Knabe even do?

The City Council does indeed have a lot more visibility, accountability and obligations with far fewer discretionary resoursces.

If the Daily News and other papers weren't so lazy, they'd go out and look at the Supes and County instead of just sitting in City Hall all day, bugging the CMs.

But until recently, the Supes have gotten away with allowing public ocmment only once every 3 months per person.

We need closer scrutiny of the Supes, their methods and budgets.

Lord help us, if Bernie gets in there. And Ridley-Thomas is a nice guy, but some say a spendthrift.

January 03, 2008 1:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He wasn't fired - but Henry was put on admin leave:

Councilman's staffer arrested

The deputy chief of staff for City Councilman Jose Huizar was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence, authorities said Monday.

Henry Casas, 40, Huizar's deputy chief of constituent outreach, was booked in lieu of $50,000 bail at the LAPD's Van Nuys jail on New Year's Eve, authorities said.

He later posted bond and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 23.

Police officials did not provide details of the incident, including the relationship of the alleged victim to the council aide, but confirmed that the arrest took place at his San Fernando Valley home.

In a statement, Huizar said he had placed Casas on paid administrative leave until the investigation is resolved.

January 06, 2009 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There may have been turnover in Huizar's office, but with the current Casas situation, how does Huizar not replace him? This is about having staff that set the right example.

January 09, 2009 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the charges against Henry Casas are true, something has to be done. There is too much domestic violence in our community to let our elected officials condone this type of behavior.

January 09, 2009 6:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is ridiculous that Huizar did not issue a stronger statement against domestic violence. It looks like he is paving the way to let Casas stay right where he is.

January 09, 2009 7:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I recommend we all e-mail Henry Casas at Henry.Casas@lacity.org. Call the main office at (213) 473-7014. The Boyle Heights office is (323) 526-3059. The El Serreno office is (323) 226-1646. The Eagle Rock office number is (323) 254-5295.

We must all call the office of Councilmember Huizar and voice our protest that in a time of economic emergency, how do you have someone with the title of "Deputy Chief of Staff, Community Affairs" representing our communities. Coucilmember Huizar, represent our communities and immediately speak out against domestic violence. Immediately remove or transfer Casas away from the public and where victims can view him.

The women of your district will not be represented by such individuals. As a woman, I have to put up with abuse at home and now in the public.

January 10, 2009 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am assuming Casas can not stay. He has the title of "Deputy Chief of Staff, Community Affairs'. That means people have to have confidence in him. Public representitives have to be better. We pay their salary.

January 10, 2009 10:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has anyone heard if Casas has left. There should be an investigation as to why he is still on the City payroll.

January 13, 2009 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmmm....Why is this jerk (Casas) still on PAID leave? Could it be that he has dirt on Jose?

January 21, 2009 8:09 AM  

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