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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Afternoon on the Terrace

This story hasn't hit LA, but it may yet: China drywall can cause health problems. So-called "toxic drywall" hit the elite fishwrap of record two days ago, and today a Congressman from Virginia asked for mortage lenders for forebearance for toxic drywall-related foreclosures. Sulfured finishes appear to be the culprit in perhaps thousands of illness claims.

Speaking of shoddy construction, at the Hollywood Roosevelt this evening, Mr. President Eric Garcetti is accepting a trinket of appreciation from Southland Social (the social arm of Enterprise Southern California) for "Strengthening Communities through Housing Solutions." Garcetti's Council District is now almost 90% renters, so he's strengthened it all right. The evening's other big winner? "JPMorgan Chase & Co." That sounds about right. The Mayor got social with the government-money developers' group last year. If you want to know who "Southland Social" is, open that last pdf link.

The Mayor, btw, is marking his second term by speaking more Spanish and mobilizing more on behalf of disenfranchized Latinos. Tomorrow, he'll be speaking Spanish in a short segment at Azteca America's “Issues: Caras y Voces” with Armando Guzmán, and you can click through for the segment now. The presser notes: "As a student activist and labor organizer, Mayor Villaraigosa has a long history of community organizing, skills that have served him well in the sphere of Los Angeles politics. Although he has declined a run for the 2010 California gubernatorial election, there’s no ruling him out for 2014 and the platform of Los Angeles is also an interest gateway onto the national political scene."

El Alcalde also recently helped launch “ya es hora, ¡HÁGASE CONTAR!” (It’s time, make yourself count!), an effort to make sure every Latino is counted and every Latino counts in the upcoming US census.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

(It’s time, make yourself count!) (It’s time, make yourself count!),

A slogan SO effective, Mayor Sam's has to post it twice, in the same sentence.

October 08, 2009 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor is isolating himself more and more from the Mexican Americans born in Los Angeles. We all speak ENGLISH and are legal TO VOTE.
Commentary: Mexican-Americans have deep U.S. ties

October 08, 2009 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Chinese drywall story has been around for at least a year now. It makes your house smell like rotten eggs. It corrodes your wiring. people are getting sick.

There re thousands of lawsuits going from Florida to Las Vegas. Watch what you buy!

October 08, 2009 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you think maybe Tony really wants everyone to be counted to see how many people can be fit into a single family home? Just kidding, but I wonder if that's ever crossed anyone's mind.

and if you think that's anti-Latino, it's not, it's a joke- but for material that you COULD say is picking on illegals, try the Latino comics, for that. Funny from these guys, but not non-latinos, even if it's the same stuff. (check some examples on cable recently showing Jeff Garcia's routine and skits).

A Latino in L.A.

(and one NOT favoring Tony V. or his crony CMs.)And I was one of the ones that knew him before he turned into a rotten person. Just too much power and an overactive libido.

October 08, 2009 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:58, Cardenas is a classic example of that - he's got some 50 extended family in his house on any weekend, by his own comment somewhere, and at least a dozen live there full-time. i'd hate to deal with the parking and noise there - and wonder how much water they all use, what their "carbon footprint" is? At least his household probably puts their trash in the bins, unlike most of them. They trash their streets and then demand subsidized housing in tony areas to escape themselves.

October 09, 2009 11:29 AM  

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