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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pre-Dawn Missives for Thursday

***Special Order 40 lives on to "protect" a growing
underclass of people in the City of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu, granting a motion from the city and the American Civil Liberties Union, said Harold Sturgeon failed to prove that "Special Order 40" was in conflict with federal and state laws that dictate the flow of information between local and federal agencies regarding people's immigration status. as excerpted from the Los Angeles Times. No shortage of comments on this issue for sure.
***BREAKING NEWS!! Supreme Court strikes down Washington D.C. Handgun Ban. Big Victory for Pro Gun Advocates.***
***What is it about Charter Schools who's name start with the word Academia?? We all know about the antics and teaching at Academia Semillas del Pueblo. But now Highland Park based Academia Avance is in the news for serious issues which caused pause in their Charter Renewal. And in both cases who was their most outspoken supporter on the LAUSD Board of Education?? "Big hint", Rosie O'Donnell, enough said.

***Memo to Councilman Dennis Zine, KFI 640 AM reporter Eric Leonard has audio of certain staffers based on the "third Floor" who are heard laughing at comments by "April Ass Clown Award Winner" Chief Bill Bratton that regarded your efforts to revise Special Order 40. (Link to KFI's John and Ken Show during 3:00 hour.)
***City Beat has earned the moniker of "City Weak"

***Call this a "Bloggin Pile On", DWP General Manager H. David Nahai in his brief reign as the "Shah of Water and Power" has quickly become the "Poster Boy" of what a Department Head should not be in the City of Los Angeles.

Arrogant, Self Center, Aloof and Politically Asute is not the way to endear yourself to the taypayers who pay your $300,000 + salary. So with thanks to "Westchester Parents" and Ron Kaye's Blog we join the party in exposing H. David Nahai as the "Shah of Water Waste" for Public Official in the City of Los Angeles.
****Read today's Daily News Editorial how they were used..and abused, by "Shah Nahai"****
But shouldn't Nahai be forgiven for generously opening his home and his water usage to the public - a commitment to model good conservationist behavior?
Certainly, if that were the whole story.
The story behind that story, in fact, shows more political calculation than chagrin. Nahai's offer to the Daily News was nothing more than a clever pre-emptive strike against another reporter he considered a bother. For weeks Nahai had resisted requests from independent journalist, blogger and all-around muckraker Alan Mittelstaedt to turn over his water bills.
It was a reasonable request. The man who was resurrecting the water police and
portraying himself as a conservationist ought to be willing to be an example.
Nahai was annoyed by the request and the persistence of this journalist, and knew he would have to give up his wasting ways sooner or later. So he used a tactic common to clever public figures: He took his story elsewhere. Hah. Take that nosy Nelson!

H. David Nahai (DWP General Manager) - 434,220(a staggering 310% times more than my household!!) That household being Ron Kaye's resident.
Rocky Delgadillo (City attorney) - 423,368 gallons
Mayor Villaraigosa - 386,716 gallons
Jack Weiss - 254,320 gallons
Bill Rosendahl - 230,384 gallons
Tony Cardenas - 219,912 gallons
Greig Smith - 219,164 gallons
Dennis Zine - 194,480 gallons
Wendy Gruel - 190,740 gallons
Jose Huizar - 142,120 gallons
Eric Garcetti - 88,264 gallons
Janice Hahn - 83,776 gallons
Bernard Parks - 35,156 gallons

Taxpayers need to give Alan Mittelstaedt thanks for taking on the "Shah of Water and Power" and exposing his hypocritical actions.
***LAPD, General Services, and Private Security will provide on-site security at the City of Los Angeles 109th Street Pool, located in the "No-Man's Land" between the Nickerson Gardens and Jordan Downs Housing Projects. This pool was the scene of a rampage last weekend where pool staff came under assualt.

***........and this from a source in CD 14. A official from CalTrans who oversees State owned properties in El Sereno, South Pasadena, and Pasadena, quickly departed a meeting when informed that an "certain person" was invited. Apparently threats has been made against this official by a person with interest in CalTrans properties.

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10 Comments:

Blogger don quixote said:

Glad you mentioned the pool incident RSCD14, and the subsequent closure of the facility.
This surrender to these knuckleheads at the expense of poor kids whose only escape from the summer heat and boredom and gangs and poverty is the public pool is outrageous and a telling example of the distain for LA's struggling underclass by our "representatives"
Send in the army if you have to but keep those pools and playgrounds open.

Private security at a public pool?
Three or four rent a cops?
Send in a dozen hardcore cops and really make a statement

June 26, 2008 7:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The pool is open again (from last night's local t.v. news).

The idea of armed guards is not the total solution. Deadly force for pushing into the pool? The use of deadly force is justified to protect one's life or the life of an innocent person from the imminent threat of grievous bodily injury or death.

Justification can be supported by reason of disparity in numbers, as in being "overrun" but it would still be a struggle without the mob doing much more than punching and pushing into the pool.

Can you imagine the headlines if somebody would have been shot at that pool and how many would have turned the picture around to have the thugs portrayed as the "victims"? Armed security guards would be the ultimate deterrent for the last level of force, but you have to handle the non-lethal threats in a non-lethal manner.

The statement that could be made by a wrong handling of the problem can make a bad problem worse and long lasting in city history. Let's hope the choices made will work and that the local public will not side with the "offenders" that almost had their pool shut down for the long run.

June 26, 2008 8:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SHAME ON YOU H. DAVID NAHAI!!!!

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

June 26, 2008 8:48 AM  

Blogger don quixote said:

The knuckleheads are gangsters who may be armed themselves,I would suggest maybe a crew of LAPD ass kickers with cattle prods or whatever it takes to keep the pool opened.
Those kids there deserve protection at minimum and if it takes force so be it, the city can't be held hostage and little kids made to suffer by a bunch of loaded violent boneheads.

June 26, 2008 9:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what the hell are we doing with an Iranian at the DWP, anyway? Villar must have looked high and low...under hundreds of rocks, before he dredged up this phony crook!

Birds of a feather flock together...and he's a great fit for Villar!

Send Nahai back to Tehran and deport Villar! Repeal the anchor baby laws!

June 26, 2008 9:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Forgot to take your literacy pills again, huh Red Snot?

Your posts were almost readable again for awhile, then today - I can't make much of it out. I love weighing in on eastside issues, but can't understand enough of this to even know what you're saying in some cases.

Who "lefted a meeting" - and did anyone "righted one" as well?

Yeesh!

How about for the "Ass Clown" this month, we collectively name the 'Holy Sisters of Solecism.' You know, the nuns (sorry, 'nones') that missed teaching you how to use good grammar and spelling in elementary school.

June 26, 2008 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe your nurse who spell checks for you is one vacation, but how does a blog writer here get away with slamming charter schools, when he can't spell well enough to have his writing pass for English?

Maybe you need to take some remedial courses - at some "academia" somewhere. I guarantee you, no matter how bad you think those schools are, most fifth graders there can writes more better'n Red Spot do.

June 26, 2008 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't "contentious neighborhood council election" redundant?

June 26, 2008 12:27 PM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

I blame the Watts pool closure on somebody's du-rag that got tangled up in the chlorine filter...

June 26, 2008 12:27 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

From LAist "Where is Villaraigosa"??

Mayor Villaraigosa is Missing Steve Hymon is reporting from the Metro Board meeting, the one that is pivotal for public transit's future in Los Angeles. It is also important for his "Subway to Sea" dream. "The big, big, big MTA meeting just entered its third hour, and Los Angeles Mayor and MTA board member Antonio Villaraigosa is still not here. Interesting." A call over to the Mayor's office and one representative told LAist "he sometimes goes late to that." Problem: the Mayor is scheduled to be back at city hall at 1:30 p.m. to sign into law the landmark Clean Truck Program. Choices, choices. UPDATE: An e-mail from the Mayor's Press Deputy Matt Szabo: "No he has been here. We were in the back getting briefed. We were listening to public comment all along."

June 26, 2008 1:32 PM  

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