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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Zuma Dogg is in!

Title says it all - David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg has enough qualifying signatures and is in the CD 2 race officially.

Hey Chris, Tamar, Paul, Louie, and Mary - head's up, y'all! Zuma's on da campaign trail.

Fun fun fun!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Celebrate now. . . The residency issue will turn your smiles upside down. Watch.

July 30, 2009 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congrats, Zuma!

You have as good a chance of winning as any of them.

Good Luck!

PS: If you win, stay grounded, don't become one of "them", and keep fighting the "fraud, waste, and abuse" and representing those of us that don't have a voice at City Hall.

July 30, 2009 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hallelujah! I hope ZD makes Krekorian's campaign a LIVING HELL. Krekorian is nothing but a bullshitting carpetbagger with NO community roots and NO business running! HE LIVES IN BURBANK! RUN FOR BURBANK CITY COUNCIL ASSHOLE!!!!

July 30, 2009 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Residency issue will take down 3 additional candidates.

July 30, 2009 9:35 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Awe yeah! Thanks to the people who rallied to get me on the ballot! And, "Vote Zuma Dogg for City Council, cause the other candidates are losers!" (That's my campaign slogan.)

July 30, 2009 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:27 Are you scared Zuma might win?

July 30, 2009 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gosh, would the three be: Essel, Krekorian, and.... some pot head?

Mary, Louie, and Tamar are just about lifers in CD2.

July 30, 2009 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the spokeshole at @ 9:27.

If residency were an issue, he would already have been disqualified by the City Clerk's office.

They decide.

No court is going to remove a winner after the fact and go against the will of the people and the will of the government department in charge of the election.

If you spend the whole election obsessing about "residency", you're going to lose real badly.

July 30, 2009 9:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:35, agreed on Krekorian. He is indeed a carpetbagger and a career politician.

July 30, 2009 9:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good Luck Zuma!


July 30, 2009 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Who is your campaign Manager?

July 30, 2009 9:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:39, let 9:27 obsess and watch Krekorian lose their ass. Fine with me.

July 30, 2009 9:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is his residence?

Does he now park his van in CD2?

Which parking lot?

The Al Franken of Los Angeles, except, Franken can be funny occasionaly

July 30, 2009 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes! It is time for change! Ron Kaye is always talking "grassroots this and grassroots that" and people are always bitching and moaning about the way the city is run. Zuma Dogg is as grassroots as you can get. That's a good thing! All you people in CD2 quit your bitching and moaning and do something about it by voting for Zuma Dogg! And everyone else across the city that is fed up with our city government tell everyone you know in CD2 to take a few minutes on election day and vote for change in the city. This will be a strong step in taking back city government. We need an outsider on the inside.

David in Tarzana

July 30, 2009 9:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's most reprehensible about Krekorian is he acts entitled to the seat because he's a big name politician.

Now all of a sudden he's a Valley guy who cares deeply about the issues in CD-2. F$%K THAT!

I hope someone puts him in his place and I don't care if it's Essel or Tamar or Zuma.

Krekorian lose = CD-2 and L.A. win.

July 30, 2009 10:02 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

I called it yesterday :
Matt Dowd announces 'Zuma Dogg' on the ballot.

Congratulations. Thank you CD 2 for nominating him.

July 30, 2009 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma doesn't even own a van, you Zuma stalker psycho.

July 30, 2009 10:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wouldn't it be interesting if Zuma was in the runoff ?

Congrats Zuma on being qualified. You worked hard to accomplish this.

July 30, 2009 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OK, that's it, David!!!

Your fifteen minutes are up...

July 30, 2009 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice. ZD's gonna win this I got a feeling.

July 30, 2009 10:43 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Who is my campaign manager? Oh man, you think I need one of those? Never had that luxury...so for Zuma Dogg is his own campaign manager until the grass roots grow a little bit. It would be nice if I needed one!

July 30, 2009 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree Zuma is the most grass-roots candidate considering he sleeps there half the time.

July 30, 2009 10:58 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Yay! =)


July 30, 2009 10:58 AM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

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July 30, 2009 11:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma needs to shore up his support quickly if he wants to win and start by apologizing to Ron Kaye and Nuch for his out-of-line behavior.

July 30, 2009 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Get real. Zuma isn't going to apologize to Ron Kaye and Carmen Trutanich. The behavior wasn't out of line. In fact, Zuma's two missives on both were very heartfelt. So deal with it.

July 30, 2009 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Heartfelt is not calling up people and making threats or disparaging comments when someone does not do something in Zuma's interest.

July 30, 2009 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's ask Ron if he thinks Zuma should apologize.

July 30, 2009 11:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wrong thread I know, but I nominate 11:08 and 11:37 (5150?) for Ass Clown.

July 30, 2009 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's 5150?

July 30, 2009 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:13 Pertra
No one is crying. Just speaking for myself, I question whether Zuma has the good judgment to make important decisions. For example blowing up on your "friends"? Begging for food, money and a place to sleep?

July 30, 2009 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ron, if you really feel Zuma needs to apologize and you care enough to really be hurt by what he said, then tell him so.

July 30, 2009 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have SEEN Zuma's van. It's red.

July 30, 2009 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look at the crybabies trying to control the platform by trying to make it about Ron and ZD, which has nothing to do with the election or any issues. Takes the focus of the real stuff.

July 30, 2009 2:16 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Perta thanks. Let me say for the record, if I am elected Councilmember, I promise to take part of my paycheck and rent a studio apartment so I am not living on the streets 24/7, sleeping on the sidewalk, sleep deprived and starving most of the time. Meanwhile, I've pushed hard the entire time under THOSE circumstances. Imagine if I am sleeping a few hours a day in a bed in a room and eating everyday, without all the stress of street life!

July 30, 2009 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:37 AM,
So you have reduced yourself to making comments like that. You should put your name on it.

July 30, 2009 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rags to Riches story.

If Villaraigosa's story got him elected, you will be a shoe-in

July 30, 2009 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Parke working Pro-bono for the mutt ??

"Homeless mutt becomes the St. Bernard that save Los Angeles"

July 30, 2009 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys, come on. Think. Zuma reacted to Ron's post because he was hurt by it. Now Ron is hurt by Zuma's response. Or so Anonymous intimates.

Zuma, Ron:

Let's see a hetero-male appropriate kiss-and-make-up moment.

July 30, 2009 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Petra maybe if you posted half the time and did twice the homework, you wouldn't need the "sorry, I'm multi-tasking" excuses.

July 30, 2009 4:36 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

You guys are such crybabies! I can 100% assure you, Ron is not as big of a crybaby as you are and he doesn't care about ZD's post. He LOVES ZD, even if he always has to add, "with all your craziness" at the end, every time. He just doesn't like to post about me cause I'm like Honda and he's trying to be Acura. But obviously we have similar activist interests and ZD likes to call him to run stuff past him and vet stuff I hear and although I am SURE you will not see Ron endorsing ZD ever, we are still activists and bloggers and over all rabble-rousers and will be pushing in the same direction on those BIG key things in the future probably.

July 30, 2009 5:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What gets people elected in CD2 is the ability to address the local issues. Zuma knows nothing about them and will show no desire to understand them. That's not being grassroots.

He needs to talk about the zoning around the golf course, Foothill Blvd., dangerous crosswalks, pot shops, bikers, and not Deming.

July 30, 2009 5:40 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

You are insane! You already condem me that I don't know about local issues. You are just insane? Have you forgot you are speaking of? I have spent over three years listening to people about that stuff and other stuff at city hall and on the phone. And I will be addressing all of those issues at the forums and in questions.

"Zuma knows nothing about them and will show no desire to understand them." WHO THE HELL ARE YOU? CAN I BORROW YOUR DELORIAN "BACK TO THE FUTURE" MACHINE OR MINDREADING DEVICE, because you say I WILL show NO desire to understand them.




Everybody knows this, but now, you know I WILL NOT this and DO NOT THAT. You should drop out of the election and open a psychic shop.

July 30, 2009 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From a Southeast Watcher

July 30, 2009 8:00 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


In addition to my earlier response, here are some other things.

In CD2, first thing that comes to mind is how Wendy ignored zoning and planning and let land speculators and developers with her cronie COS Dale Thrush run roughshout through the district.

Now, you have all this vacant land and property in the district. THE SPECULATORS CREATED THE BLIGHT!!!

Zuma Dogg has innovative solutions like Tenant's Right To Purchase proposals, land severance, ownership co-oping of some of these vacant housing properties.

Something else that bothered Zuma Dogg about Wendy and Dale in CD2, is how the tenants got treated by landlords when they were put on notice to move out, when they were flipped in the condo-conversion process.

Many of these people had six months left to live in these buildings, but the landlords started construction while the people were still living there, and you would have buzz saws and saw dust all over the place and construction going on 10 feet away from your window.


And if Zuma Dogg knows this, it is because the people in her district told me at city hall at some point.

The Verdugo Golf Course. For the record...ZD feels the members of the community do not want a bunch of homes built on the open space. Sunland-Tujunga is not trying to be NYC! No housing in the open space, please.

I guess it's the same for the other golf project on Whitsett.

Valley Village was the FIRST nightmare that Zuma Dogg heard about over three years ago, when I first entered chambers and people from the district were quick to pull ZD over and tell him, "The middle class residents are getting screwed by Wendy as she lets developers get their way on the backs of the residents; and when you say the middle class has left the city...WHERE DO YOU THINK THEY ARE LEAVING FROM???

HOLLYWOOD Runaway production, a big issue to address as councilmember.

In S-T, I know the water is a real issue cause you have horses and a lot of dry land; so you have to fight for SOME kind of price break or loosening of water restrictions in these much hotter areas.

Also, LAND USE is people's BIG issue in S-T and Shadow Hills. Including things like your neighbor's fence; benches for workers to sit on instead of someone's fence in front of the bus stop...vagrants living where they shouldn't.

AND OF COURSE, I'm going to push BIG to raise awareness and help communities get involved with the LAUSD "community take overs" that I blogged about on my blog today."

So those are a few of the more local things that I think of when I think of CD2.

AND OF COURSE...THE DISPENSARY ISSUE...that is certainly is one!

July 30, 2009 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


So given the challenge to name some of the local issues in CD2, you passed on the opportunity and resorted to name calling.

So once again, list the top 5 local issues in CD 2.

July 30, 2009 9:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

921, looks like I decided to take the opportunity up a minute quicker than you could complain about it. Looks like I whipped up those topics quicker than you could complain about it, crybaby. Boo-hoo-hoo, I don't answer to you.

July 30, 2009 10:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And what about the dispensary issue?

July 30, 2009 11:42 PM  

Anonymous g said:


August 01, 2009 2:14 PM  

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