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Friday, October 30, 2009

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Friday

Mexican Man - Photo by CindyLu

Residents of Venice don't like homeless people camping out in RVs so the City Council passed a law to keep the RVs out. However the California Coastal Commission has jurisdiction over the area (due to coastal access laws) and has told the City nyet. Now NIMBYs in Venice are suing the Coastal Commission and the City has joined them. Your tax dollars at work.

Attending lots of ribbon cuttings in his term the Mayor said "I like big scissors and I can not lie." Blogdowntown has photos and details on all the latest openings the Mayor has been in attendance at

To create an opportunity for more ribbon cuttings Mayor Villaraigosa wants to accelerate 30 years of rail construction in Los Angeles into about 10.  Though the big question is where the funding will come from the MTA is of the mind that increasing the pace during the current downturn might have cost saving advantages.

Goofy Betty Pleasant is at again.  Following her big advertising payoff by supporters of Mark Ridley Thomas in her latest "column" she's found another reason to slam her favorite enemy Bernard Parks. Though I did get a chuckle out of Betty retelling her confrontation with Tom LeBong, asking him when he's going to do something about "raggedy-ass Griffith Park."

And finally some Latino organizations were offended by a "Mexican Man" Halloween costume being sold by Target stores near Oakland.  If that's not enough for you blogger Cindy Lu of Loteria Chicana has found a series of Halloween costumes that are sure to offend everyone.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parks and Perry vs. Antonio Zine and Garcetti on the new union contract: with the last 3 being the unlikely trio who are daring to cross the Police Political League. What can be in it for Zine?

October 30, 2009 3:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why are you giving ink to that lunatic, Betty Pleasant? It degrades your blog.

October 30, 2009 4:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why are you giving ink to that lunatic, Dennis Zine? It degrades your blog.

October 30, 2009 7:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

141K for Essel. Good number. Where's Paul's report? Very strange.

October 30, 2009 9:02 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


I got a good laugh in reading "Red Rainey's" missive about Fox News. It reminded me about that "wall of separation" between the editorial and news sections at the "Old Gray Westside Hag on Spring Street".

October 30, 2009 9:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't see anything about Zine???

October 30, 2009 10:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can certainly understand why some Latino's, especially those whose families originated in Mexico, would be offended by the Mexican Man costume.

As anyone who's ever been there knows, no one in Mexico wears sombreros, sarapes, or has a large bushy mustache.

It's just patently racist to suggest that - like saying los norte Americanos eat hot dogs, or many British people carry brollies

When will this all finally end? Oh, the agony!

October 30, 2009 10:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

More pages from the "nanny" state . . . (although what this has to do with either "information technology" or "government affairs" is tough to figure. . .

Information Technology and Government Affairs Committee Tuesday, November 3, 2009, Room 1010, City Hall - 2:00 pm

Councilmember Tony Cardenas, Chair
Councilmember Jan Perry

Motion (Cardenas – Perry) relative to the feasibility of creating lactation rooms for mothers with newborns in City facilities with 250 or more occupants, and related actions. (Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee approved motion on October 13, 2009)

October 30, 2009 11:23 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Solomon - for what its worth I think you see the same "mission creep" at MSNBC as well as the alphabet nets. Not that it matters but the thing about Fox is that it really is the only television outlet where conservative views get some play. If all networks/stations were "balanced" it wouldn't matter. Then again each of these stations are doing what it takes to get people to watch so that's all that matters.

October 31, 2009 11:44 AM  

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