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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Evening Hotsheet for Saturday

The final weekend before the election and Mayor Villaraigosa has lots of photo ops planned including swallowing a weiner at Pinks and gnoshing at Cantor's.  The Mayor, aware that Measure B stands a good chance of failing, also took off on a Yes on B Bus Tour Saturday.

Moving on to Measure B, a Green Party candidate has come out in opposition to the "solar" plan. 39th Assembly Green Candidate Jack Lindblad. Linblad issued a statement saying "Defeat of this green-washed, wrong-headed, top-down, anti-union, payola underwritten Proposition does not stop solar development within the City of Los Angeles. Measure B will be defeated and then we will make a real plan for clean energy and clean government."

Time Warner Cable's internet service had significant latency and intermittent outages as we reported earlier in the week. LAist posts up a statement from the cable company blaming it on hackers.  Service credits will be offered on a "case by case" basis, whatever that means.

In a last minute, pre-election campaign stunt City Controller candidate Wendy Greuel has "outed" a number of businesses as "tax cheats" who allegedly owe the City hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.  Blogger David Markland has an insteresting idea - run some of those businesses through the City Ethics Commission's database of campaign contributors.  Well I did and not much there only two companies on the list came up as donors to local pols and only one still in office: CVE Development owes $130K and donated $500 to Villaraigosa. American Waste Industries owes $225K and donated $1200 to former Mayor James Hahn and $500 to past Council Member Ruth Galanter.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Noshing is not spelling with a "g" at the front. It's not "gnoshing."

A little diligence, please.

February 28, 2009 7:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy would not have pushed the revelation if lots of Antonio's backers were also among that batch. She has some foresight or was just lucky.

I would have be more impressed that Wendy did this as a sincere effort instead of another exercise in campaign stunting if she would have DONE THIS BEFORE- AND - GET SOME ENFORCEMENT GOING.

All of a sudden Wendy finds her voice and now speaks on ills in the city? I might have also believed her sincerity had she NOT been running for office.

Maybe it took this long for all the actions to come out, like the "waste" she complains of in her video, but she did not "speak up" about as council member, because she had to have TONY'S clearance on anything she does. Tony can bet TONY'S a hard man to find if you are looking for him in the city.

cd-14 view

February 28, 2009 7:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:02 has a disease or something.

It can be either

gnosh

or

nosh

look it up nutsack....

February 28, 2009 7:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sam,
I'm so tired of the hate, as I'm sure you will agree. Please declare tomorrow International Recipe Day. So we can celebrate what unites us. Invite all your bloggers to post their family recipes. I cannot stand Walter Moore lying about this blog and this city any longer. Let's get together about our foods.

February 28, 2009 8:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Invite the candidates to do the same. Phil must have some great Scandinavian recipes. Or post your Army Stew. Hernandez. what did your family cook? And Rubin, put up your recipe for pot brownies. Huevros Ranceros to Carnitas... Lasagna to stuffed fig leaves..... Dinner's on folks. Can we cure the Wacko and Mary Hate? Here at Mayor Sams. I have a recipe for tandori chicken that will knock you on you ass.

February 28, 2009 8:50 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Mmmmm.... tandoori chicken.

xoxo

February 28, 2009 9:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Walter Moore barnyard animal thing baffles me.

I agree if folks are violating zoning rules or animal regulation policies that is a concern.

However I don't perceive this is a citywide problem.

My assumption is Walter Moore is not bringing this up to discuss zoning irregularities but to foster animosity towards Mexicans.

February 28, 2009 9:22 PM  

Anonymous One Nation, One Love said:

I'll trade you V-Doll. Your carnitas for my quick and easy oven tandoori recipe. Let's cook. And show the haters that we celebrate our diversity. This is not a city for haters.

February 28, 2009 9:40 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Valley Doll: someone asked you to post a recipe, whatcha got?

9:22 - I too am troubled by Moore's rhetoric. What does he mean make this an American city?

February 28, 2009 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael:

To me, an American city means everyone learn to speak the language of the country for starters.
It also means that we share together in American holidays.

That's what my grandparents did. They left the "old country" to become proud Americans. They would never have dreamed of celebrating any other holiday in their newly adopted country.

They adopted the customs of this country. If you don't do that, what is the point of coming here.

March 01, 2009 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dumb Wendy has lost tons of supporters with her alignment to Antonio. THe fact that she just came out with this list of businesses who owe up to $9 million is baffling. Wendy sits on the Budget & Finance Committee so she's telling people she didn't do her job to find this sooner. And she's also making Laura Chick look badly AGAIn because isn't Laura the one that should also be going after these people??

March 01, 2009 7:15 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

That's what my grandparents did. They left the "old country" to become proud Americans. They would never have dreamed of celebrating any other holiday in their newly adopted country.

Srsly? No Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown? No green beer in an Irish pub in Santa Monica or green bagels and cream cheese from Western Bagel on St. Patrick's Day??

You're no fun. When Zuma becomes Mayor, I'ma ask for a special appointment: I shall asked to be named Valley Doll, Secretary of Fun!! No, no... I like EMPRESS of FUN better. Kthxbai.

xoxo

March 01, 2009 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG Christmas is an old country holiday!

March 01, 2009 11:54 AM  

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