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Friday, December 28, 2007

Shady "Dirty Burnell" Project Shut Down After Local Advocacy Alliance

If I were to re-cap the most triumphant victory I have seen against shady corruption this past year as a public advocate, the winner may have just snuck in under the wire in time for year's end.

Mayor Sam readers have been following Zuma Dogg's exclusive coverage of the fraudulent permits issued at "Dirt Burnell" in LA Councilmember Jose Huizar's district.

Previous ZD stories on Dirt Burnell

Got pretty uncomfortable for Big ZD in council chambers during all the time I was blasting away about it on TV 35.

ZD picked up on the story based on the brilliant work of Dan Wright of the Mt. Washington Homeowners Alliance. Some of you may also know Dan from his hard work regarding the Southwest Museum community battle.

So today, I was pleasantly surprised when my Batcomputer sent me this email:

Mt. Wash. Homeowners Alliance Advocacy Results In Developer Stop Work Order

More than one year after City officials unlawfully issued building permits to the developer of 1657 Burnell Drive, the Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance announces that the office of
Jose Huizar confirmed today that the developer was issued Stop Work Orders last Friday, December 21, 2007.

On December 24, 2007, the developer's workers secured the building site and shut down construction of the unlawful house.

As previously reported to NELA list, on December 12, 2007, the East Los Angeles Planning
Commission granted the appeal of the Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance and revoked all
planning approvals and building permits for the house being constructed at 1657 Burnell Drive.

Dirt Burnell has been the subject of a controversy over how a speculation developer manipulated land titles and six house project applications to conceal or omit key environmental
information from City planners in an effort to obtain planning approvals for the houses without
any environmental review.

Excerpt by Daniel Wright, President
Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance

CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE POST

The community and democratic process owes a debt of gratitude to Daniel Wright for proving that one person can make a difference. Daniel was quick to contact ZD to remind me, "Lots of other people from the community worked on this."

So, ZD would also like to send out
kudos to the dedication of the Board of the Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance, neighbors of the project who gathered evidence in the case, and Paul Habib of Councimember Huizar's office, "who strongly reminded the East LA Planning Commission of its power to revoke unlawfully obtained planning approvals", according to Wright.

(So let's just say Dan was the "A" student who helped everyone else in the group with his excellent legalese.)

My guess is that without Dan and these people's work on this, hammers would be pounding as we speak.

AND CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW GETS A MAJOR CREDIBILITY BOOST ON THIS STORY. I THINK HE JUMPED UP AND DOWN TO CATCH MY ATTENTION MORE THAN ANYONE. (And he didn't jump up and down as much on any other issue this year!)


Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, Captain Jack was never more on the money!

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80 Comments:

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Zuma lad (tips hat):

I do not wish to take any large amount of credit, but I would remind you, sirrah, of one Mr. Donald Johnson of whom I mentioned earlier in the year with respect to this matter of Dirt Burnell and the sots who "looked the other way," so to speak. And while Mr. Wright, in his infinite wisdom, did the heavy leg work, if you will, I would also remind you that we pirates were the spark that lit the flame, savvy?

Other than that, keep your nose to the ground and perhaps you may pick up an additional story regarding the fall-out and off-colour remarks made by those who took quid but ended up with egg on their face, savvy?

(Smiles broadly and claps Zuma Dogg on the back) Have a wonderful New Year's Eve holiday and if by chance you catch us either out in Agoura Hills (off of Cheseboro) or down on Navy Street or even in the hills high above El Sereno at Mum's place, feel free to stop in and say "Halloo".

December 28, 2007 12:29 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

CAPTAIN JACK...

I GOT ALL CAUGHT UP IN DAN'S LETTER...

HELLZ TO THE YEAH!!! NO ONE MADE MORE NOISE ON THIS BLOG AND JUMPED UP AND DOWN TO CATCH MY ATTENTION MORE THAN YOU.

You are right about Dan's work, AND YOURS.

Man, you really go out on a high note for the year, too.

"Off Cheseboro?" How many times HAVE you seen ZD's van driving back and forth Agoura Rd? I've been known to spend 72 hour, or more, in the Ralph's parking lot, there.

December 28, 2007 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Took quid"? Is Captain Jack alleging that someone in the Planning Department or Building and Safety took a bribe from the Burnell developer? Hmmm.

December 28, 2007 1:28 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Zuma lad (tips hat):

Thank you lad, for your kind words. As for your van, (whispers) surely you must mean the Ralphs on Kanan off of Canwood. Perhaps we've passed a time or two on our way to the compound of our pirate queen who lives 'neath the oak in the road, savvy?

Speaking of high notes, Bard, are you about? (Bard steps up and whispers in Captain's ear) Right then. You're Irish and Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish song. (Snaps fingers) I've got a brilliant idea! Here, Bard. Try this one. And for you Yanks that want to sing along, the melody is that infamous Bowling For Soup song "1985", savvy?

(Bard steps up and begins to sing)

Woohoohoo
Woohoohoo

Britney just hit the wall
Her career had a fall
Who'd we think was gay?
Senator Larry Craig
The year has left us shocked
Justin's D*ck In A Box
Knocked Up and Superbad
And Miss Lindsay Lohan

Everyone knows Don Imus
Said "nappy-headed hoes"
50 Cent vs. Kanye
And the third round of Halo
Ellen cries on TV- over that dog Iggy
Last year for "Simple Life"
And nothing has been alright since

That Shrek 3, Mirthala,
Rihanna's "Um-ber-ella"
New house speaker Pelosi
We all played Guitar Hero 3
Scorsese wins Oscar
And Rosie vs. Donald
Did Anna go to heaven?
In 2 thou, 2 thou, two-thousand seven

Woohoohoo
(Two thousand seven)
Woohoohoo

No more TV classics
Thanks to the writers strike
Drew Carey's now the host
Of TV's "Price Is Right"
We all got the Wii
And watched Spiderman 3
We've all had enough
Of His Nibbs on the t.v.
Man, that Soulja Boy is annoying
We all listened to the music by Chris Daughtry
All the reality on the TV
What is up with the iPhone? Rockband?
In this year there was...

That Shrek 3, Sanjaya
Rihanna's "Um-ber-ella"
New house speaker Pelosi
We all played Guitar Hero 3
Scorsese wins Oscar
And Rosie vs. Donald
Is Anna now in heaven?
In 2 thou, 2 thou, two-thousand seven

Sopranos 'black out' stop
Why'd the Simpson Movie have to take so long
And it's the end of Harry Potter
Please make this stop...stop...
STOP!
Think back to...

That Shrek 3, Mirthala,
Rihanna's "Um-ber-ella"
New house speaker Pelosi
We all played Guitar Hero 3
Scorsese wins Oscar
And Rosie vs. Donald
Did Anna go to heaven?
In 2 thou, 2 thou, two-thousand seven (x2)

(Crew applauds. Bard takes bow and steps down)

December 28, 2007 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Homeless Dave Elliott taking credit for something he has nothing to do with. You have to love it.

December 28, 2007 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Craptain Jack you moron -

You stole that from Jib Jab.

At least give credit.

Asshole.

December 28, 2007 1:55 PM  

Blogger Santiago said:

By SAM ROBERTS
Published: May 17, 2007
With the number of nonwhite Americans above 100 million for the first time, demographers are identifying an emerging racial generation gap. “The new demographic divide has broader implications for social programs and education spending for youth,” said Mark Mather, deputy director of domestic programs for the Population Reference Bureau, a nonpartisan research group. “There’s a fairly large homogenous population 60 and older that may not be sympathetic to the needs of a diverse youthful population,” Dr. Mather said.
The Census Bureau estimated yesterday that from July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2006, the nation’s minority population grew to 100.7 million from 98.3 million; that is about one in three of all Americans. The new figures also suggest that many states are growing more diverse as minorities disperse.
As a result of immigration and higher birthrates among many newcomers, the number of Hispanics grew by 3.4 percent nationwide and Asians by 3.2 percent. Meanwhile, the black population rose by 1.3 percent, and that of non-Hispanic whites by 0.3 percent. (The number of American Indians and Alaska Natives increased by 1 percent, and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders by 1.7 percent.)
More than 20 percent of children in the United States either are foreign-born or have a parent who was born abroad. Nearly half the children under age 5 are Hispanic, black or Asian.
Over all, the median age of Americans reached 36.6 years, another record high. It ranged from 27.4 among Hispanics to 40.5 among non-Hispanic whites.
The census counted more than 73,000 centenarians (about 14,000 men and 59,000 women) and also 78 million baby boomers (those born from 1946 to 1964), who, as they turn 60, are helping to drive the racial generation gap. While growth rates fluctuated, many states are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. “Hispanics are dispersing, especially from California,” said William H. Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution. “Texas is gaining from all racial groups, a true multicultural magnet.”
The changes have potential implications for national politics. In Nevada, where the share of whites has declined to 59 percent from 66 percent since 2000, the voting-age population has soared 25 percent, with minorities accounting for 63 percent of that increase. Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee have recorded the greatest percentage gains in their Hispanic population since 2000, with the biggest numerical gains, predictably, registered by California, Texas and Florida.
The biggest percentage increases in black residents were registered by Maine, South Dakota, New Hampshire and Idaho, and in Asian residents by Nevada, Arizona and New Hampshire.
In New York and Maryland, the departure of non-Hispanic whites has accelerated since 2005. (California has lost nearly 100,000, more than any other state). In the same period, New York and Michigan have recorded a loss in black residents.
The racial generation gap, Dr. Mather said, emerged relatively recently and may turn out to be temporary as the growing proportion of Hispanics, blacks and Asians gets older.
As recently as 1980, he said, the share of minorities in each generation varied by only five percentage points or less.
According to the latest figures, 80 percent of Americans over age 60 are non-Hispanic whites, compared with only 60 percent among those in their 20s and 30s, and 58 percent among people younger than 20.
Dr. Mather said the widest racial generation gaps were found in California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. In Arizona, minorities account for more than half the people under the age of 20, but only one in six who are 60 and older. The smallest gaps were found in Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.
The census found that fully 21 percent of the nation’s minority population lives in California, and 12 percent in Texas. Hispanic Americans, the largest minority, accounted for nearly half the nation’s population growth in the year ended last July 1. The nation’s black population surpassed 40 million for the first time, the Census Bureau said, and the number of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders topped one million.
Minorities constitute a majority in four states: Hawaii (75 percent), New Mexico (57 percent), California (57 percent) and Texas (52 percent).

December 28, 2007 2:01 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

"withholding information from the planning dept....avoiding environmental review....stop work orders.....revocation of permits?"
Wow, does this story sound familiar.
You have to play by the rules, people, whether you're mega corporation like Home Depot, or a developer out for a fast buck.
Congrats to all!

December 28, 2007 2:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are right Joe but Dave Elliott is not deserving of kudos despite his claims. Stupid Captain Jack neither.

December 28, 2007 2:14 PM  

Anonymous zuma's press deputy said:

you dummy, i was GIVING credit. read the post. sure, i take credit for being the only place you could read about the work being done in the community. why didn't la times or daily news report about this? so i take credit for covering it as a blogger. but damn, i think i piled on more credit than i ever have to those who did the work in the community. man, is someone a little touchy. perhaps a bitch-slapped loser on the wrong side of the corruption? (YOU LOSE CARL MILLER.)

December 28, 2007 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon 1:55pm (tips hat): No, I not steal that from Jib Jab, but from some other non-video source.

So sod off wanker fop. And take your friends with you when you go, savvy?

December 28, 2007 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma and Captain Jack,

We know it was Captain Jack you gave Zuma the hint; and it was Zuma, Zuma's batcomputer and many others who tried to figure out the who, what, when and where of "dirt Burnell". Never could figure out about Mr. Johnson

We did good!

December 28, 2007 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, when the sum total of one's accomplishments for a year of boring electeds and captive audiences at public hearings is trying to take credit for someone else's energy and smarts, you have a perfect pictue of Dave Elliott, the poseur (aka "Zuma Pussy").

Well, guess what, this would have happened without Dave Elliott ever typing a word. The effort to cull out a winner from the piles of losers he posts takes a lot more time than any of us have time for, except, of course, his Butt Boy Matt and his sidekick, Mike Hunt (Gotta laugh every time I say it!).

Remember, loser: Self Praise is no recommendation.

December 28, 2007 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Homeless Dave Elliott taking credit for something he has nothing to do with. You have to love it.

December 28, 2007 1:54 PM'

You are wrong! I know you are wrong and I am so tired of you.

December 28, 2007 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:23PM
Awww, Go blow your jets!

December 28, 2007 3:32 PM  

Blogger Santiago said:

Holy smokin' rockets, commander Sam, we've got some bellicosity brewin' between 3:23 PM and 3:32 PM.

December 28, 2007 3:58 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I never knew dirt could be so valuable.

If shady developers could just not be shady we could fight NIMBYs oh so more effectively.

If you take government out of the picture you'd have no corruption.

December 28, 2007 4:37 PM  

Anonymous zuma's strategy consultant said:

3:21 pm,

What is your agenda in trying to push this idea that i am trying to take credit when clearly i have stated that my role in this was that of a reporter, covering the work of the community and mentioned in the main thread. Everyone reading sees this.

Why don't you cry like a defeated loser to LA Times or Daily News when THEY report a story. MEANWHILE...THEY DIDN'T REPORT ON THIS. THIS BLOG WAS THE ONLY PLACE TO READ ABOUT IT.

(Did you even read the thread and see what I said about Dan and the people who kicked the ass of these corrupt a-holes.

HA - HA - HA - HA - HA!!!

YOU CORRUPT ASSHOLES (3 COUNCILMEMBERS WHO MADE DIRT BURNELL HAPPEN...GOT YOUR ASSES SHUT THE FUCK DOWN BY A BUNCH OF REGULAR PEOPLE IN YOUR DISTRICTS.

LMFAS. That's o.k. You better pick yourself out of the puddle of mud you just fell face first in.

MORE TO COME. AND HOW CONVENIENT WITH THE ANNIVERSARY OF HUIZAR'S TRIP TO FLORIDA LAST YEAR FOR THE SUPERBOWL. I heard he picked up some nice "christmas cards" from some people who just got their asses handed to them by the community.

LOL!

December 28, 2007 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Wyvenwood!!!"

Hear that almost all of the units are near to closing. Between CRA, Huizar, Allatorre and the people from Stevenson Ranch, lots of people are going to be making a lot of money. I wonder if Allatore and Huizar will get a 5% finders fee.

December 28, 2007 5:33 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

someone just sent this to zumadogg@gmail.com:

Zuma,

I need to know if you have heard of someone by the name of Antonio Avila?

I searched Mayor Sam, and could not find anything.

Allegedly, Al***t Ro**es of the WRD is being prosecuted by the D.A. about some campaign fliers he put on for some guys in Pico Rivera, and the story is supposed to break tomorrow.

Avila is supposed to be the one that filed the complaint, just want to know what political machine he is from.

[Anyone know anything about this? I don't think they are a regular reader of this blog, per se, so if someone posts the info i will email it to the person who contacted me with the question.]

December 28, 2007 5:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clean dirt costs more than dirty vans.

In over two years off the beach, you have accomplished virtually nothing more than annoying a slew of public officials, elected and appointed.

Your strategy consultant needs a class in Politics IA and Lobbying 101. He sucks.

December 28, 2007 6:20 PM  

Anonymous zuma's nuts on your tonsils said:

"In over two years off the beach, you have accomplished virtually nothing..."

It's been LESS than two years, not MORE than. Go back to second grade and learn how to count.

Meanwhile, while I've accomplished nothing, all you have done is sit here the whole time and say I've accomplished nothing.

That's some accomplishment. (For a hot-head-can't-control-your-temper-and it-backfires-on-you-in-every-aspect- -of-your-life lo-hoo-hoo-hoo-ser!)

December 28, 2007 7:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

An Albert Robles court date is January 10th. On three counts. It's online. Can't say it's the same one.

December 28, 2007 7:45 PM  

Blogger Jack Hoff said:

"If you take government out of the picture you'd have no corruption."

Mayor Sam, you've never read Dilbert?

December 28, 2007 8:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The "hate Zuma" bit is really getting old. You need a hobby son.

Isn't there a Do It Center you can hit up for emergency supply money or something??

December 28, 2007 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Dirt Burnell was Zuma's gay porn name.

December 28, 2007 9:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SCENE: Uli walks into his boss' office yesterday afternoon.

Done Supervisor: You Jack Hoff?

Uli: Doesn't everyone?

DS: No, ARE you Jack Hoff?

Uli: What the hell are you talking about??

DS: Well, don't be shocked, but there are complaints from some Disgruntled NC Douchebags calling themselves Captain Jack Sparrow.

Uli: Over what NOW?

DS: They're positive that you're hacking into city computers!!! (Laughs)

Uli laughs. Everyone laughs. For the first time in many days, laughter rings from the DONE offices in City Hall.

Even the Mayor laughs.

December 28, 2007 10:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone want to out Captain Jack?

December 28, 2007 10:23 PM  

Blogger Jack Hoff said:

Ah, memories!

One of my favorite moments of 2007!

Thanks for the reminder!

December 28, 2007 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOL you losers couldn't out Captain Jack if you caught him in leather chaps at the corner of Santa Monica and La Cienega.

December 28, 2007 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dirt Burnell

December 28, 2007 10:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wrong district.

December 28, 2007 10:37 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

Sots, do you recall the predictions that I made at the beginning of this year? Some had to do with cheating husbands, some had to do with other things. One had to do with one member of an elected body telling another member of an elected body to "do the right thing" and step aside. I was not talking about that Senator Craig person. I was speaking about someone else, savvy?

Shall I be getting the plank ready so Himself can put himself upon it under his own steam, or would you rather I let the citizens of this fair domicile have the honours?

December 28, 2007 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Perhaps in leather chaps, Captain Jack COULD find his ass.

December 28, 2007 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know one Avila and his first name aint Antonio.

December 28, 2007 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Gilbert Lindsey said:

Where the white women ??

December 28, 2007 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:39 PM

That would be Dennis Zine?

December 28, 2007 10:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

are there enough federal prison cells for all the crooks at city hall?

December 28, 2007 10:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Albert Robles

December 28, 2007 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Water Replenishment District of Southern California

December 28, 2007 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"jack hoff" stop playing with yourself and acknowledge basic facts.

December 28, 2007 10:51 PM  

Anonymous Jack Hoff said:

Our New Year "Spread The Hate" Weekend will continue after these messages from our sponsors!

December 28, 2007 10:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jackin Hoff
Jackin Hoff
Everyone today is Jackin Hoff
Most everyone they say is Jackin Hoff
But all I'm gettin off
From all this Jackin Hoff
Is that everyone is Jackin Hoff
But me

December 28, 2007 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Captian Jack Hoff says ....
"One had to do with one member of an elected body telling another member of an elected body to "do the right thing" and step aside."

**********************

I predict a dumb ass pirate will continue to make very vague predictions and help some blooging burros spread more innuendo and rumors. Savvy?

December 28, 2007 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I predict you will be outed scaming the IRS from some hefty home sale profits. How is that for a very vague prediction?

December 28, 2007 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Sots, do you recall the predictions that I made at the beginning of this year?"

No, but some of us recall when you were slightly entertaining...

December 28, 2007 11:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Based on public perception what grade (A-D) do you give these eighteen elected officials based on overall impression in 2007?

Major Villaraigosa

C.

City Attorney Delgadillo

D.

City Controller Chick

B.

Councilmember Reyes

D.

Councilmember Greuel

B.

Councilmember Zine

C.

Councilmember LaBonge

C.

Councilmember Weiss

C.

Councilmember Cardenas

C.

Councilmember Alarcon

D.

Councilmember Parks

C.

Councilmember Perry

D.

Councilmember Wesson

B.

Councilmember Rosendahl

B.

Councilmember Smith

C.

Councilmember Garcetti

C.

Councilmember Huizar

D.

Councilmember Hahn

B.



Mayor Sam, if possible make a spreadsheet similar to the Mayor Sam Awards Voting, dated December 24, and encourage everyone to participate.

December 28, 2007 11:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oddest house, truth to tell. Motion sensors, security cameras, guns, stray bullets that would be easy to miss, eight foot walls, alarms on the windows and doors, panic button next to the bed. Sounds like Waco.

December 29, 2007 12:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Iggy Bedowa

December 29, 2007 12:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZBrADR

December 29, 2007 12:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seems I and this whole city got that same email about the alleged city hall hottie tax dodger Captain. Do not pretend it is a prediction about your malevolent foe. It was a tip.

December 29, 2007 12:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dumb idea and a long thread 11:58. Back dating the awards? Like cheating the IRS, saavy?

December 29, 2007 12:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

who are 1203 to 1207 talking about?

December 29, 2007 12:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg said...
someone just sent this to zumadogg@gmail.com:

Zuma,

I need to know if you have heard of someone by the name of Antonio Avila?

I searched Mayor Sam, and could not find anything.

Allegedly, Al***t Ro**es of the WRD is being prosecuted by the D.A. about some campaign fliers he put on for some guys in Pico Rivera, and the story is supposed to break tomorrow.

Avila is supposed to be the one that filed the complaint, just want to know what political machine he is from.

Here's the story, but it doesn't talk about any Avila.

http://origin.whittierdailynews.com/ci_7833855

December 29, 2007 5:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anyone see the story on CNN Headline News about the mother who entered an essay contest for her daughter in hopes of winning free Hannah Montana concert tickets?

The daughter's essay claimed her father was killed in the Iraqi war.

She won the tickets.

However, the store offering the prize did a background check and found out no soldier died in Iraq on that day.

And the name didn't match up to any soldier killed in Iraq on any day.

Did you see this woman with her penciled in eyebrows?

I wonder if she is even a legal resident? I wouldn't be surprised if she was not. It's the same prevailing mentality. Cut in front of everyone else. Say your husband died in the war. At least she won the tickets.

The mother had a good explanation.

She didn't know they would do a background check over something like this. (Those racist background checkers who found out there wasn't anyone with that name who was killed in Iraq.)

I say the girl should be allowed to keep the tickets. We should not punish the little girl because she has a bad mommy. And no where did it say in the contest rules that the story had to be true.

December 29, 2007 8:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma,

Check the name of Phil Howler in your bat computer.

It has something to do with a massive condo project in Griffith Park.

December 29, 2007 8:28 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd's comment team said:

yeah, 8.16
let's give Rocky some free tickets to something because he knowingly ran for City ATTORNEY whilst not currently a member of State Bar as required by the Charter.
he bullshit his way thru that.

let's give Eric Garcetti some too, for accepting a campaign contribution from his dad, who was ETHICS COMMISSION PRESIDENT for god's sake, an act which is completely - unethical.

so they dreamed up their 'explanation' of what happened....this is where Eric made his biggest mistake of dragging his mom into politics and onto this blog.

since she was the one who 'accidentally' put the check in front of eric's dad, and he just accidentally signed it, but he didn't see cutey boy Eric's name on there, and Eric just happens to be running unopposed, because let's face it...how can you beat that?

so Janice got to kick his ass with her Board of Referred Powers (since Eric just happens to be council prez now).

Janice : big points that day. just because you got to kick his lily white to the kerb, if only for a minute.

December 29, 2007 8:58 AM  

Anonymous zuma's batcomputer said:

8:28 am,

Phil's name didn't pop up on an initial batcomputer search. You can always send an email to zumadogg@gmail.com with any info that should be added to the batcomputer, or post what you know here and see if it jump starts the circuits.

December 29, 2007 9:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SHAME ON YOU GARCETTI!!

SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!

December 29, 2007 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

'Shall I be getting the plank ready so Himself can put himself upon it under his own steam, or would you rather I let the citizens of this fair domicile have the honours?"

"Himself' hasnt got the cajones to walk it himself; however we would be very happy to assist him walk it; as a citizen of this fair domicile how can I help?

December 29, 2007 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who won't walk the plank? Are you speaking of one of the three who may have gotten their hands dirty at Dirt Burnell?

December 29, 2007 12:14 PM  

Anonymous 800MIXALOT said:

Mayor Sam,

I have Jack Hoff's and Captain Jack's real names if you want.

No neither of them are Latino.

Just call.

December 29, 2007 3:02 PM  

Anonymous zuma's inbox said:

From Zuma's Inbox:

Prop S has been tied to my pay increase and it shouldn't be like that.

It wasn't discussed at the union meetings at all. Absolutely not!!!

It's not fair to raise property taxes either!

Everybody should pay but not Prop S the way they worded it so broadly!!! It can affect future inventions on communications, totally unfair tax!

It's improper -- the 'phoney phone tax'!

Politicians pay isn't scruntinzed so why are they doing a sock it the
Coalition of Unions pay raise package and the Daily News are smearing the paper with a pack of lies about these city workers?

Calling them 'city bureaucrats' and 200,000 workers is exaggerated.

December 29, 2007 3:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vote “No” On Prop S

http://web.mac.com/waltermoore/
NoOnPropS/Home.html

Mayor Villaraigosa wants you to believe you need to pay higher taxes to solve a supposed “budget crisis.”

In fact, there is no “budget crisis.”

The City takes in more money than ever -- more than enough money to hire 1000 more police, even if voters refuse to reinstate the illegal cell phone tax of 2003 that the Superior Court threw out in July 2005.

Let’s do the math:

City Hall takes in $6.7 billion in revenues per year.

That’s more than $1.4 billion per year more than in 2004-05.
City Hall knows it’s not a crisis, so Villaraigosa and the City Council try to fool you by referring only to the “general fund” rather than the entire budget. The general fund is just one of over 50 budget funds in the City budget.

Money in the general fund can be used for any lawful purpose. The other funds are so-called “special funds,” which are ear-marked for particular purposes.

City Hall spends $3.7 billion per year through the general fund, and the remaining $3 billion in the budget through the special funds.

Rather than seeking your approval to re-allocate money from the special funds to hire police, the career politicians act as though it’s beyond their control.

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that they cannot spend the special funds to hire more police. Even if that were true, and even if the entire phone tax were repealed, there would still be more than enough money in the general fund to hire more police. Here’s why:

The general fund takes in $477 million more per year than in 2004-05. Even if you subtracted $270 million in phone tax revenues, the general fund would still take in $207 million more per year than in 2004-05.

As noted above, the salary of 1000 additional officers would total about $54 million per year. So even with the tax cut, and even after hiring 1000 additional officers, the general fund would still have $153 million more per year than in 2004-05.

Bottom line: there is no “budget crisis.” We don’t need higher taxes. We need honest people in office, who won’t waste your money, and won’t try to mislead you.

As detailed on the “Spreadsheet of Shame” page, moreover, City Hall is squandering hundreds of millions of dollars of your tax money every year. There’s more than enough money in the budget to pay for the new police officers we need.

Even if the entire phone tax suddenly disappeared -- rather than just the illegal cell phone tax hike of 2003 -- revenues would decline by $270 million per year, less than 4% of the budget. That means City Hall would still receive $1.17 billion per year more than in 2004-05.

The starting salary for an LAPD officer is $54,475. At that rate, City Hall could hire 1000 additional police officers for approximately $54 million per year.

Hence, even if the entire phone tax were thrown out, and even if City Hall then hired an additional 1000 police officers, City Hall would still have $1.1 billion per year more to spend than it did in 2004-05.

December 29, 2007 3:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter, the actual cost of a new cop is closer to $100K with all the benefits, and pension plans (e.g. Dennis Zine is getting $80,000/yr for his pension as a retired cop, after working how many years?). So it's not just the $54K salary to consider.

But the idea of cutting waste across depts./ 50 special funds is valid, as would be looking to see what depts. can consolidate their functions and staffs.

Problem is, the City Council was provided this crisis scenario at the end of the budget year, when things became so tight the Mayor and his allies/ LAPD had to battle Bernie to keep the trash fee hike that had promised for cops, from also going into the general fund.

So never mind your talking about their getting any money OUT of the general fund for cops or anything.

But who is managing all thsoe depts. and megamillions during the year? Bernie and the Budget Comm. sure aren't, or they wouldn't be scrambling around and playing those games at the end of the year.

Karen Sisson/CAP just turned up to see the city was facing a crisis at the end of the fiscal year.

Chick's audits can look for waste AFTER the fact and make suggestions.

But no one seems authorized to supervise departmental waste while it's in progress.

(LAUSD's budget SHOULD have been folded under city supervision, so the Mayor was right, whatever his critics say. The $300 million alone wasted on the dysfunctional payroll system incl. overpayments to teachers who haven't given that money back, underpayments to others and consulting fees of still MORE to Deloitte, would have spared us this battle over Prop S and issues about taxing the internet.

Coming at a time the WGA battle is also over future internet taxes/ profits/ uses.

December 29, 2007 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:46,

You may have had me until you started with the folding of LAUSD's budget into the city's budget, no matter what critics say.

Isn't that a state issue? What are the logistics of folding a budget that is bigger than the city's, into the city? If the city is in charge of the budget, do they have authority over the entire system? Would City Hall be in charge of staffing and administration? That sounds insane. Isn't there State law about all of this?

Who said the same mistake with the payroll wouldn't have happened if City Hall was in charge?

After all, Huizar was President of LAUSD and now look where he is.

December 29, 2007 7:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"underpayments to others and consulting fees of still MORE to Deloitte, "

Huizar selected Deloitte. Huzar/Antonio told Monica what to say and do... they are still paying Deloitte and will continue to pay them for another four or five years.

December 29, 2007 8:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

At least someone would have been responsible for the debacles at LAUSD both financially AND educationally, since it's failing on both respects.

NYC's Mayor has oversight of schools, so it's not at all unusual or some sort of violation of a state contract and remember, Arnold was all for it. Legislation can always be tweaked.

This way, NO ONE is responsible. Brewer has no experience or base of support, now that the "old" LAUSD is marginalized, and Marlene Kanter has to work under Monica's control.

The "old" LAUSD can claim it's been supplanted, the new not there long enough to have put any of the software, building or educational issues into the pipeline.

You can blame Huizar, but he's gone and has no responsibility and takes none.

Who knows if this would have happened under Mayoral control or not -- it does take a year or two to implement new procedures.

But at least there's someone to look to to blame, or for a fix, or at least as a figurehead.

Who does LAUSD have now? No one.

The closest to anyone in control is UTLA head Duffy == as obstructionist.

December 29, 2007 10:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The mom who had her six year old daughter write an essay titled, "My Dad Died In Iraq", must have seen 8:16's post from Saturday saying, "And no where did it say in the contest rules that the story had to be true."

I think they were being sarcastic, however, on the national news they just said the mom actually did say, "It was an essay contest. No where did it say the story had to be true."

So I guess you should have your six year old write a fictional essay about her dad getting blown away during war. Is that mother even a citizen of the United States? I say we send the mom to Iraq.

December 30, 2007 7:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:58 Public perception rating

You should have included and E,

Villarigosa, Rosendahl and Hahn should have all been given the E!

December 30, 2007 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Avila is working on behalf of the people of Los Angeles.

December 30, 2007 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe one should look into the person he met with recently.
Find out who they are working for and why they have stolen money from residents and business's under false pretense.

Why has this person sabotaged every project they have worked on?

December 30, 2007 7:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD, you insecure piece of dogg shit, why do you need to delete every post that explains your insecurtiy and childish behavior in any detail that is truthful?

Go get a job and wake up feeling good about yourself fo once.

December 30, 2007 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"ZD, you insecure piece of dogg shit, why do you need to delete every post that explains your insecurtiy and childish behavior in any detail that is truthful?

Go get a job and wake up feeling good about yourself fo once.

December 30, 2007 9:25 PM"

Poor boy, you have to attack Zuma.
Its a shame that YOU have a job and a home and still feel you have to attack him.

HOW WEAK YOU ARE!

WE ARE WINNING!

I am a Zuma supporter!

December 30, 2007 9:40 PM  

Anonymous your master, moderator dogg said:

Dude, the only post i delete is your same old crybaby post about me deleting your post, just to press your buttons.

So there you go everyone. There's the big post I delete that is posted over and over on all the threads. Nothing more that I am a pussy who deletes the comments about me being a pussy for deleting comments.

Would it make you feel better if I let them stay? Would that be YOUR version of blogging Viagra.

Alright bro, maybe I'll let one per thread stay. We'll see.

December 30, 2007 10:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude looks like a lady.

December 31, 2007 1:08 AM  

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December 31, 2007 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's me, Dude again! (I ove it). Actually, I am the ONLY one whose nus are smaller than ZD's, the insecure bitch who deletes all that criticizes him, even a little bit.

ZD, I am truly sorry that your mother didn't give you some more love and understanding. It could have made you into a whole man, not the parody of a man that you turned out to be.

If you made a few bucks you could actually get some therapy.

December 31, 2007 8:35 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

8:35 am,

Ma'am, I have learned from you. Thanks for the life lesson.

December 31, 2007 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Man, ZD, (smiles broadly and joins Captain Jack to clap Zuma Dogg on the back)

Stop jumping up and down on this blog for a sec and address the "lady" properly. It's MMMa'am or Ma'aMMM.

December 31, 2007 12:55 PM  

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